The 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers thread

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  1. sunsfan88

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    Lol so Kupchak is basically admitting that the Lakers are prioritizing Kobe's farewell over developing their young high lotto talent like Randle and Russel...
     
  2. Brian in Mesa

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    Cannot wait until Kobe is gone.
     
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    D'Angelo Russell benched for 'trying to take over'

    In other words, this is Kobe's team, even when not playing. KNOW YOUR ROLE KID!
     
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    went to the game a couple nights ago where Dirk beat 'em with a buzzer beater. But the best part of the game was meeting two Kobe fans who flew out from PORTUGAL to see Kobe play... only for him to bail on the game 30 minutes before tip.

    Kobe fans... love 'em to death.
     
  5. D-Dogg

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    That totally sucks. Poor dudes. But they got to see living legend Byron scott make some of his patented bad decisions though.

    Right now he's trying to find a loophole that allows him to bench Russell for the rising stars challenge game during all star weekend, citing "ain't got time for confidence, pay your dues."
     
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    WTF is Byron Scott doing with that team? Trying to prove to the rest of the NBA that no one should ever hire him again?
     
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    I truly have no freaking idea. It is baffling. He is atrocious, and the WORST possible person for a bunch of young guys. Blows my mind, and frankly, he's ****ting all over my memories of Showtime.
     
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    How many bad coaches have the Lakers had in row? Everyone since Phil stepped down has been labeled a disaster by their fanbase. At what point does anyone else get the blame for just having a bad team? I'll admit that their coaches haven't been great but they can only be at fault for so much.
     
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    These two year wonders, all that were fired while under contract (IIRC)

    Mike Brown
    D'Antoni
    Byron Scott

    Dantan had some talent, but it was all broken, and not the roster to run his system. That's pretty much the only coach on there. MB and BS are horrid.
     
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    Rivercard Too much good stuff

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kobe-bryant-game-bag-air-ebay_us_5714da62e4b0060ccda3a1c2

    Someone Tried To Sell Air From Kobe’s Last Game on eBay And Bids Reached $15,000

    The scene at the Staples Center last Wednesday was wild. Nearly every man, woman and child was clad in a Kobe Bryant jersey, while purple and gold streamers and balloons lofted down from the rafters as Kobe’s voice echoed throughout the arena: “Mamba out.”

    For attending fans who wanted to make some cash off of the experience, the Lakers handed out free shirts and commemorative books, which, at the moment, are going for quite a few pennies on eBay.

    But the profiteering no doubt reached its peak this past weekend, when eBay user cardemon_huskers2015 tried to auction off a bag of air from the Mamba’s last matchup. The random Ziploc of oxygen eventually receives bids up to around $15,000, per Sports Illustrated, before eBay got wind of the pseudo-scam and took the listing down.
     
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    D-Dogg's wife was SUPER pissed before Ebay nixed the deal.
     
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    This eclipses the ill-fated Chris Paul trade as the biggest nixed deal involving the Lakers.
     

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