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Online Kane3387

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I have no idea how anybody couldn't see this team as the train wreck it'd be with the cast of characters they constructed.

Yep. Too many egos on that team. One of those happens to be Kobe? Forget about it.

Ok, so why am i still worried about them?

They've been winning lately, and a win against out tired Celtics will put them just 2 games under .500.  They have a great shot now of making the playoffs and if things go their way, DH and Pau might be healthy then.   They still worry me.

Let's just say they get in. They will be a 7th or 8th seed. They realistically can't catch SA, OKC, LAC, Den, Mem, or GS. As a 7th or 8th seed you're still playing the Spurs or Thunder on the road right off the bat. You're also likely to play one of LAC, OKC/SA (depending who you played in the first round) in the 2nd. Then you play the other of OKC/SA or LAC in the WCF most likely. All on the road. Then more then likely Miami on the road in the Finals.

You really think they could beat the best of the best in 4 straight series all on the road?

I don't. Not with that system, that depth, and what I have seen so far.

I think the Pau injury will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Too many minutes being asked of a very old Kobe and Nash and an unhealthy Howard.

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I have no idea how anybody couldn't see this team as the train wreck it'd be with the cast of characters they constructed.

Yep. Too many egos on that team. One of those happens to be Kobe? Forget about it.

Ok, so why am i still worried about them?

They've been winning lately, and a win against out tired Celtics will put them just 2 games under .500.  They have a great shot now of making the playoffs and if things go their way, DH and Pau might be healthy then.   They still worry me.

Let's just say they get in. They will be a 7th or 8th seed. They realistically can't catch SA, OKC, LAC, Den, Mem, or GS. As a 7th or 8th seed you're still playing the Spurs or Thunder on the road right off the bat. You're also likely to play one of LAC, OKC/SA (depending who you played in the first round) in the 2nd. Then you play the other of OKC/SA or LAC in the WCF most likely. All on the road. Then more then likely Miami on the road in the Finals.

You really think they could beat the best of the best in 4 straight series all on the road?

I don't. Not with that system, that depth, and what I have seen so far.

I think the Pau injury will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Too many minutes being asked of a very old Kobe and Nash and an unhealthy Howard.

You know just what to say to a neurotic guy.  I appreciate your confidence!  Feeling better.  TP.

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I love that Kobe is making Dwight miserable this year. All the more reason for Dwight to go elsewhere.

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Talking to a sports science friend of mine; apparently if they keep getting him to play through a torn labrum aswell that can lead to pretty serious shoulder problems.


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Have to agree with Dwight, here.

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Isn't it pretty clear cut? If doctors clear him than Dwight is being a baby and if They aren't than Kobe needs to shut up. What am I missing?

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I have no idea how anybody couldn't see this team as the train wreck it'd be with the cast of characters they constructed.

Yep. Too many egos on that team. One of those happens to be Kobe? Forget about it.

Ok, so why am i still worried about them?

They've been winning lately, and a win against out tired Celtics will put them just 2 games under .500.  They have a great shot now of making the playoffs and if things go their way, DH and Pau might be healthy then.   They still worry me.

Let's just say they get in. They will be a 7th or 8th seed. They realistically can't catch SA, OKC, LAC, Den, Mem, or GS. As a 7th or 8th seed you're still playing the Spurs or Thunder on the road right off the bat. You're also likely to play one of LAC, OKC/SA (depending who you played in the first round) in the 2nd. Then you play the other of OKC/SA or LAC in the WCF most likely. All on the road. Then more then likely Miami on the road in the Finals.

You really think they could beat the best of the best in 4 straight series all on the road?

I don't. Not with that system, that depth, and what I have seen so far.

I think the Pau injury will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Too many minutes being asked of a very old Kobe and Nash and an unhealthy Howard.

You know just what to say to a neurotic guy.  I appreciate your confidence!  Feeling better.  TP.

Lol TP

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'16 1st - best of SAC & LAC
'17 1st - SAC (DAL swap), MIA

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I be shock if Howard resigns with Lakers...i said all along, he will be with Dallas next season  ;D

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D'Antoni just threw Howard under the bus too post game.

What the heck is going on with the Lakers....

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Awesome, just awesome. Loving the Lakers current state.  :)

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I thought Dwight looked pretty bad tonight. Physically, I mean.

Gave them what he could. Good effort.

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I thought Dwight looked pretty bad tonight. Physically, I mean.

Gave them what he could. Good effort.
Jeff Green went right at him straight on and got an easy layup.

Clearly isn't right physically. I don't get why the organization is being so public about him being cleared to play for a while, needing to play through pain, etc....

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I thought Dwight looked pretty bad tonight. Physically, I mean.

Gave them what he could. Good effort.
Jeff Green went right at him straight on and got an easy layup.

Clearly isn't right physically. I don't get why the organization is being so public about him being cleared to play for a while, needing to play through pain, etc....

It is really rather simple.  The people in charge in LA are brain dead morons.  Dr Buss stepping down and turning things over to his son has been awesome (for Celtics fans).

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I be shock if Howard resigns with Lakers...i said all along, he will be with Dallas next season  ;D

He could end up in houston