Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Watching last nights game hurt. It hurt bad as a Lakers fan. Wonder why? A slow paced game full of no-calls and bad ones.Dancing referees and a sick Kobe doing all the work.With a final score of 79-77. Lets analyze last nights game and put it into perspective.
Kobe suffered from a flu last night and missed the mornings shoot around. We almost thought he would miss the game. Cool thing about Kobe is that he plays better when he's sick. The problem is that he was the one doing ALL of the work. You cant let Kobe get that tired and play him all those minutes and expect him to play well.He isn't as young as he thinks he is! ..is what people say about Kobe. TRUTH is that he put up 40 points and carried the team the entire game. Even tied it up with a crazy 3 pointer towards the end of the game. Kobe Bryant played a great game and did everything he could to win this game. We didn't loose last night because Kobe wanted all of the ball action. We didn't loose because all of his possessions missed. We lost because nobody else was on the court with him.
The pointgaurds Duhon and Morris did not show up last night. They can only handle the ball well once every few games. This shouldn't even be up for discussion,without the Steve's this team is lost. As a Laker fan I would suggest praying to the basketball gods for a healthy return for Steve Nash and Steve Blake.
Dwight Howard had a rough game last night. He came away with 17 points. The issue with Dwight is that he plays well when the ball is fed to him. Without the rest of the Lakers looking to give him the ball he cant do what he does best. When I say other Lakers I'm talking about RonRon or MWP as most people call him and the bench players looking to make a name for themselves.
Metta World Peace ( aka Ron Artest) plays a great game. If the Lakers didn't have him on the court with all his energy and stamina they would not be the same team. That is true without question. Only issue is that what he makes up for in crazy game play does not cover his a$$ when it comes to taking shots when Dwight is wide open. MWP has a habit of wanting to be Kobe when he's not. His ego feeds off of attention from the crowd and glory. So instead of faking a shot and passing to Dwight he shoots long range and misses half of the time. Jodie Meeks and Jamison look to fire the second they get the ball because they wonder when they will get the ball again. Look guys your not going to get anywhere playing like that. Learn to shoot the ball better and play your position better and you'l get more shots in that actually go in the basket.
Lets talk about the NBA's infamous referee Joey Crawford. What a piece of Sh*t . I apologize for the language but this guy deserves it. Fans don't watch the NBA for him to dance around and be the center of attention. If you saw the GIF image above you'l understand what I'm talking about. In no way is that proffesional. He should not be allowed to be in any other basketball game. I wouldn't even let him work a highschool game. He has no standards and thinks people come out to see him. He has a issue with star players like Kobe and Tim Duncan. Not to long ago this referee kicked Duncan out of a game for laughing. Yeah like I said he is a giant turd. Please resign and take a pension or something Joe and never be a referee ever again you are a disgrace. After he does his gangam style type dance halfway up the court he takes a look back to Kobe and smiles. Seriously? Cant wait for this guy to get fired.
So if the game was tied up how did we loose?
Dwight missed 2 foul shots...and then so did World Peace! BACK TO BACK! Pacers score a easy basket with .01 seconds left. In my opinion Pau Gasol should have fouled Hill as he went up . A good hard foul would have roughed him up a bit. Maybe he would have missed a shot and we would have won by 1. Gasol has grown more and more soft these past few games. I love the Lakers and the team and I support every player because you should never hate on your team. Constructive criticism is one thing but hating is another. With that in mind Pau needs to step up. The trade rumor talks are back again and all that does is make him nervous and not play well. He isn't playing at all. Plain and simple. Without Gasol being as productive as he used to be...I feel more L.A drama coming in the near future.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The LakeShow was in the building. Last night Kobe and the Laker Gang showed the Rockets James Harden, and Lin that they run L.A.
Where should we start first? The incredible 40 point quarter? Kobe's triple double? Dwight Howard ripping apart the Houston defense? Don't worry Lakers Fans we'll cover it all!
When I found out that Coach D'Antoni wasn't going to coach last night I have to admit, I was worried. Not that I don't trust Bernie! The build up to this game got intense. With James Harden being the leagues top scorer and Lin and his Linsanity business, people everywhere were anticipating a battle of the West last night. What the NBA wasn't expecting was the Lakers coming to play.
Dwight Howard had 28 points last night. With every game Dwight gets a confidence boost. D12 played thirty nine minutes last night. Had 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and even a steal. The trade for Dwight was probably the best decision that the Lakers ever made. Recently Andrew Bynum injured his knees even further from bowling. Im glad that we have a player like Dwight on the team now who actually cares about career and his team.
Kobe snagged his 18th career triple double with as much enthusiasm as he did when he grabbed his first. It's so much fun for a Lakers fan just watching Kobe taking control of the floor every night. People know and love Kobe but some people don't realize how hard he works to make sure the team is winning. The Black Mamba struck again last night removing the ideas in Lin fans minds that J.Lin is better then the living legend Kobe Bryant. At one point in the game Kobe stole the ball from Lin . Lin flopped to the floor getting a call, what did Kobe do? Gave him his new signature move.No not the fade-away jumper.No not the sky-hook. The Mamba Death Stare(aka the stare we all wish we could have gave Mike Brown). Lets take a look.
Pau Gasol our favorite Spaniard scored his 15,000th point during last nights game with a great assist from Kobe. Here at LakeShowNation we are extremely proud of Pau. He runs a huge roll in this team, and although Pau has had some rough spots(even this team) we wouldn't be the same without him. My favorite play from Pau was the 4th quarter buzzer hail mary shot in-bounded by MWP. Nobody expected Pau to be on the other side of the court.Once the rockets realized where the ball was going Pau had already put it in making everyone in staples stand up and scream at the fact that the "slow old and crusty" Lakers scored a up-tempo 40 point quarter.
Last nights game was a achievment for the Lakers. We showed the NBA media that although the Rockets have James Harden and Lin. Its no match for the Laker Gang in L.A
Allot of happy fans last night were asking themselves...
" Is showtime back?"
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|(Dwight roaring with the crowd in L.A)|
A game full of intensity and determination. A 114-102 victory that gave us a taste of what a up-tempo offense can look like on the Lakers.
Lets break this game down to show what really mattered most in last nights victory.
Pau decided that he should practice his shooting after what happened against the Spurs. He hit 5 for 5 mid-range shots and had Staples cheering and screaming his name. That push from Gasol got the showtime up and running. With Nash still out and Blake still out we were left again with Darius Morris who had a great game, utilizing his youth and experience from these past few games he's started. We've picked on Morris before but thats because he wasn't looking like a Laker. If your going to be on the Lakers we don't care how new you are or how inexperienced, if your on the team there is a reason and you should represent the Lakers. Darius didn't have a perfect game, he had his ups and downs (due to his youth and inexperience) but he killed it going up and down the court. At one point he gave a no look pass to a wide open Jordan Hill that sent the crowd roaring. Props Morris your looking better. In case you missed it, below is the link.
Jordan Hill had a great game despite suffering from a minor injury. Most Laker fans don't notice or appreciate Hill as much as the rest of the big name Crew we have on the team, but let me tell you J.Hill is one of the best players that the Lakers have. The more Dwight and Jordan work together, the better he will become. With Hill coming off the bench and bringing his size, defense, and impeccable offense the Laker bench starts to look deep.
Speaking of deep benches, Jodie Meeks showed Staples center what he's all about. In the ten minuets that Meeks played last night we saw more of him then ever. Coach D'Antoni mentioned in his press conference that Meeks should be able to take the shot when he has opportunities and not to hover around. I think he was listening.
Dwight Howard played a excellent game, although turnovers is a big issue Howard put up a hard fight and put out as much as he could. Dwight still has ball stripping issues. As he gets closer to the basket it seems like the opposition knows its easy to strip the ball from his hands.Dwight needs to turn up the grip he has on the ball when he's going for the basket! Seemed like Dwight was fouled several times during the night with no calls ( but thats just a fan's opinion).
Kobe led the Lakers with 31 points on the night playing terrific basketball as always. Controlling the tempo of the game and making sure the ball went where it was supposed to. Kobe did less facilitating then the other night against the Spurs, letting Morris take slightly more control of the wheel but making sure that the Lakers won the game.
Metta World Peace played a excellent game reminding Phoenix that L.A has a bully on their side. World Peace isn't afraid of anyone or any challenge and he likes letting everyone know it. Metta shot his three's well and played all around great basketball. The defense that he brings alongside Dwight is a great combination.
All these factors and efforts from our favorite Lakers brought us the win we wanted, but whats next? The game the world has their eyes on will be tomorrow night. D'Antoni will be the coach of the Lakers, going against a strong team. The Lakers have a history of having a hard time against the likes of Lin and Harden. We'll find out tomorrow night..until then Laker Fans
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
|Lakers blow the game with 9 seconds left to play (|
I designed it," followed by "Well, coach designed it for Kobe and then the guy denied Kobe so I said, 'OK, let me get it to the two-time champion Pau.' The Spaniard almost made the shot."
Sorry World Peace, I know it was your birthday and all but you need to get your priorities straight. Instead of working on your second Rap album (wich is to be released next month) or designing plays for the team,just do the logical thing and give the ball to Kobe.
Hopefully last nights loss serves as an example. Give Kobe the ball and nobody gets hurt. Twitter blew up with the #tradePau tweets last night.
I dont like hating on our players.Pau is a Laker and we should support him no matter what,as well as World Peace.I just wish they would utilize the team that they play with instead of panicking or wanting to be the maestro.
Monday, November 12, 2012
D'Antoni is now the coach of the Lakers. Have you picked your jaw up off the floor yet? Lets say goodbye to notion of a Phil return and move onto our new coach.
Lets face the facts, Phil wanted way to much.
We would have loved to give the Lakers to Phil, I'm pretty sure we would give Mitch's job to Phil if we could. Lets not focus on PJ right now,all I'm hearing from other Laker fans is D'Antoni trash talk. I know he does not compare to our beloved former coach but we need to give him a chance to shine in LA.
Lets see where we go from here Laker Fam,lets give him the chance he deserves.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
The time has come and the talks have been made.The question in every Laker Fan's mind is "Will Phil Jackson return to LA?"
In the past few days the Lakers organization have made it clear that if Phil wants his job back, its his for the taking. Even Kobe and Dwight have put their word in on the situation . It seems like Phil is coming tomorrow the way everyone in the Laker Nation is talking about it,but there a few complications.
The first issue: Travel restrictions
Phil Jackson wants to be able to avoid away games. Although the Lakers away record isn't the greatest, Phil doesn't want to take the stress that comes along with the constant travel during the season. In my opinion, I honestly don't think thats such a big deal. We all know what he's capable of,and we don't need him always there, Bickerstaff did a great job the other night and can continue to do so at our away games. We need Phil to use his genius to mold the team and use the players we have to create a unstoppable force.That's the reason Phil has all those rings..its what he does best. Look on the bright side,our away coach might be Scottie Pippen.I know, curve ball right?
The second issue : Power ( decision making beyond just coach decisions)
Phil wants to be able to make bigger decisions for the Lakers and for his team and staff. Something that the GM and the organization might have to deal with if they want to win a championship this year. I say give all the power to Phil,we like him better anyway.
Take the thrown Phil,we're all waiting for you!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's nice seeing a big smile on Kobe's face for a change. Last night the Lakers pulled together through all the drama and blew up on the court. The game ended at 101-77 but it felt like we were up by 40 they way LA was playing. MWP got in the double digits. Pau Gasol put up 14. Howard only made 6 points last night ( slowing it down maybe because of back issues?) but played a great game defensively regardless. Kobe Bryan played 32 minuets last night with 27 points and 7 assists. A tremendous game from Kobe, but thats nothing new. What will shock you
is the Lakers bench! Morris who never seemed to really look like a Lakers had 10 points on the night. Jordan Hill made it look easy grabbing 14. With Meeks and Jaimeson adding 13 for the bench together, that made the Lakers bench feel deeper then it has been in a long time.
I knew we had the game in the bag last night when Gasol took a 3. Nobody thought he would go for it but he did. Guess he figured "why not?". Pau missed the show but it was fun to watch nevertheless
Great win for the Lakers, and positive looks now coming from the bench just might be the momentum swing we need for Sundays game
Friday, November 9, 2012
In all seriousness,was this a good decision for the Lakers? I think so. In fact I'm actually positive that this will send us to our full potential. Was it fast? Not at all. I'm sure you haven't forgotten last seasons playoff disgrace. Come on people Denver shouldn't have been that much of a challenge.
Lets talk Phil Jack. Don't get too hyped up, the possibility of that happening is slim to none but we can keep our hopes up. The new coach is going to have to utilize the team and realize that the Lakers work best with a triangle offense. The triangle offense was the heart and soul of the Lakers up until Mike Brown,who did he think he was changing that? I'm glad hes gone and you probably are too. Good riddance. Whats next to come up on the basketball headlines? NBA Miami Heat gets new coach...Mike Brown...now that would be the first thing that Mike Brown ever did to make Laker Fans happy.
Onto the championship LakeShow Nation..its time to see some Showtime...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
So there it is Laker fans everywhere. There is no better proof that the Mamba himself has had it up to his fangs with Mike Brown.Take a few seconds to review that clip.
I actually missed this mind blowing clip last night, I had already shut the game off and almost broke my laptop but thank god for YouTube! You can see the disgust in Kobe's eyes and it really scares me as a Laker fan. Bryant told reporters Thursday that he wasn't looking at anyone specific and that he was just mad. Sorry Kobe but we know you way to well to buy that one.
|Steve Blake makes 2 of 10 last night (|
As a Laker fan,watching last nights game was just painful. With Steve Nash still out, the team that we all called championship caliber just looked and played ineffectively. While Nash sits out Steve Blake proves that he cant handle being our starting PG. Steve Blake is great for random 3's or for pulling the ball away from Kobe, but that spotlight only suits him for twenty minutes at best..not for a whole game. The issue at the PG position this season is deeper then the bench. With Darius Morris going in for Blake when he needs rest,we might as well just pass the opposing team the ball and save the energy.
|Dwight Howard struggling with Jazz center Enes Kanter (Russ Isabella, US Presswire)|