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Lakers Played Themselves 

Post#161 » by Ranma » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:35 pm

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Post#162 » by Ranma » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:53 pm

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#163 » by esqtvd » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:08 am

for those not into videos [I don't click on them much]

Bleacher Report transcribed Stephen A:

“This is me putting on my reporter’s hat here. People in NBA circles are talking about this right now: Allegedly, the uncle, Uncle Dennis, was asking for a lot of stuff from the other teams; houses, planes, sponsorship, guaranteed sponsorship money, just as an example. They’re throwing this stuff out there. All of those things are supposedly illegal in the collective bargaining agreement. I have no idea whether this is true or not. I’m not trying to cast any aspersions on Uncle Dennis, but people in NBA circles are talking about this as we speak. Why is that important? Because one could argue the reason why this story is out there right now about the Lakers and the Raptors feeling played wasn’t just because of what Uncle Dennis asked for, but they’re going to try to turn that around and parlay that into a question about what did the Clippers give up to get Kawhi Leonard. So in other words, you’ve got teams right now playing games with one another talking about they’re trying to point the finger at the Clippers saying, ‘let’s ask what the Clippers did to get Kawhi Leonard.’

“I’m here to tell you right now, we don’t care. We don’t care. The bottom line is Kawhi Leonard is with the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s not with the Lakers or the Raptors, but I’m telling you right now in the days to come you’re going to hear more noise about what Kawhi’s camp was asking for, with questions about what the Clippers gave up.”
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#164 » by QRich3 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:10 am

Gotta love how from the beginning, ever since the Spurs thing, "league sources" and "connected" reporters have been trying to paint Uncle Dennis and Kawhi's circle as these incompetent entitled dudes that don't understand how this works and blah blah blah. Yet at every turn, they've showed they're f*cking geniuses that know how to assert their leverage to always get what they want. Even at the expense of our much admired front office, or the sacred Spurs front office.

The fact that they always refer to him as Uncle Dennis, instead of, for instance "agent and father, Torrel Harris" as they do with Tobi's dad, already shows the intent of not respecting him. Yet the guy outplays the smartest, most respected league guys at every turn. In a professional way too.

I wish he didn't squeeze us like that for all those picks and then only committed for two years. But gotta respect the way he does it. Suggesting he doesn't know the CBA or is asking for illegal stuff is just idiotic. No matter how bad guys like Stephen A try to paint the guy, he'll probably keep outsmarting the guys who leak stuff to these reporters. Don't think they're gonna fool us about it either.
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Re: Blue-Collar Bandwagon 

Post#165 » by illastrate » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 pm

Ranma wrote:


Should've never read the ridiculously stupid comments.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#166 » by Roscoe Sheed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 am

I hope the clippers didn’t agree to anything against the CBA or if they did that there is no direct evidence! I don’t know what the punishment would be- hopefully not void of contract like certain trolls have mentioned
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#167 » by QRich3 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:49 am

Roscoe Sheed wrote:I hope the clippers didn’t agree to anything against the CBA or if they did that there is no direct evidence! I don’t know what the punishment would be- hopefully not void of contract like certain trolls have mentioned

Don't worry, don't think they're that stupid, much as some people would love to think they are.

We've gone through it upthread, but the "Ballmer is corrupt" was planted by Lakers fans/affiliates, I'm pretty sure there's zero truth to it. You don't get to be as wealthy as Steve Ballmer without understanding well what you can't and can't do, I wouldn't worry about a Joe Smith situation.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#168 » by Akklaim1 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:01 pm

Clipsfansince98, please STFU on GB already!
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#169 » by TheNewEra » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:11 pm

Would be nice to get a new alt uniform
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#170 » by esqtvd » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:30 pm

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Loose Lips Sink Ships 

Post#171 » by Ranma » Thu Aug 1, 2019 10:00 am

Jovan Buha & Sam Amick (with Shams Charania contributing), TheAthletic.com (7/23/19)
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‘We Have a Deal Ready. Are You In?’ Inside the Clippers’ Pursuit of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#172 » by esqtvd » Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:20 pm

Tuesday July 2 :wink:


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I've thought that the Clips are trying to impress the shy, private person Kawhi what a tight-lipped org they are. No leaks.

Magic shoots off his mouth about everything.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#173 » by 50CalClips » Thu Aug 1, 2019 11:31 pm

The L.B. Lakers are looking potentially pretty damn good... potentially.

Hoping we meet in the Playoffs!
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-2020 

Post#174 » by esqtvd » Fri Aug 2, 2019 10:09 pm

No surprise--Clippers vs Lakers Christmas Day!!

My only question was whether they'll be on Prime Time on the East Coast. My guess is yes, because they Rockets at Warriors is also scheduled, and I bet they're the late game.

The whole world wants to see The Battle for LA!!!

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#175 » by 50CalClips » Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:07 pm

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#176 » by esqtvd » Sun Aug 4, 2019 7:09 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#177 » by illastrate » Sun Aug 4, 2019 8:05 am

If Paul George isn't ready by opening night, my guess is this will be the rotation:

Bev/Lou
Sham/McGruder
Kawhi/Moe
Green/Patterson
Zu/Trezz
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#178 » by esqtvd » Sun Aug 4, 2019 8:14 am

illastrate wrote:If Paul George isn't ready by opening night, my guess is this will be the rotation:

Bev/Lou
Sham/McGruder
Kawhi/Moe
Green/Patterson
Zu/Trezz


McGruder gets minutes PG and Kawhi would play if missing for injury or rest
makes sense

remember Willie Green?
started 60 games for us one year even though he averaged only 16 mpg and barely saw the court in the playoffs
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#179 » by esqtvd » Tue Aug 6, 2019 3:30 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2018-19 

Post#180 » by mttwlsn16 » Tue Aug 6, 2019 8:03 pm

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