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L.A. Lakers 08-09 Season (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by schwab, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    Lakers 08-09 Season (official thread)

    LAKERS: LAKERS EXERCISE FOURTH YEAR CONTRACT OPTION ON JORDAN FARMAR

    October 27, 2008

     
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  2. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    LAKERS: 2008-09 Season Preview

    October 27, 2008

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  3. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    LAKERS: Lakers Gameday | 10/28/08 | Lakers 96, Blazers 76

    Highlights

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  4. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Thanks for starting this thread, I have been slacking :banger:
     
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  5. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    LAKERS: Lakers Gameday | 10/29/08 | Lakers 117, Clippers 79

    Lakers cruise to 117-79 win over Clippers

     
  6. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Yeah, they looked great last night, good on both sides of the ball. Then again, it was the Clippers, but they were supposed to be improved this year with Baron Davis added to their roster.
     
  7. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    Easily the deepest team in the league, and very young also. Having only 2 guys age 30+, one being Kobe, means this team will be good for years to come.

    Hard to bet against a Lakers-Celtics rematch at this point. (This point being 2 games into an 82 game season) :lol:.

    Funny how 2 years ago, not trading Bynum for Kidd was a "bad move". One of the best moves Mitch never made.
     
  8. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Well, they were missing something from that team, Gasol seems to have filled that gap. It will be interesting to see them against some of the more traditional "tough" teams, (Celtics, Pistons, etc...) to see how they play to know if they are really improved over last year. They got roughed up really bad in the finals, something I have never seen happen to a Lakers team before.
     
  9. morbitzerker

    morbitzerker Putting in PDX

    I'm looking forward to seeing how Odom will perform coming off the bench. It seems that he may actually play better being with the second team because he gets caught ball watching Kobe sometimes, and I think the pressure will be off him to perform as well helping him relax and actually play better. He never was a lead guy.
     
  10. #17buckeyefan

    #17buckeyefan Banned


    Yeah, I agree. I hope the Lakers go all the way this year! I thought for sure they'd beat the Celtics..it makes me wonder if the NBA is fixed. I'm not saying that the Celtics aren't a good team or anything. Like I wonder how accurate the referees really are. They could fix the game and it could a couple of years till any one would find out. They've done it beofore. But I don't want to forcus on the past. :)
     
  11. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    The Celtics were a lot tougher than the Lakers last year, Gasol isn't really a center and just got pushed around under the net, with Bynum there that should fix that issue. He just needs to work on blocking without fouling.
     
  12. morbitzerker

    morbitzerker Putting in PDX

    Definately agreed, the Celtics had really good bench players, but the Lakers bench gained alot of experience last year. Gasol, as a European PF, just can't play tough enough C in the NBA and it showed. Gasol has a great jumper and they will definately use that more this year in the triangle offense, the missing link last year was Bynum, who is a true center, and the first team offense is so complete with Phil as the coach they are definately the team to beat in the west again. They should be improved from last year with Bynum back, and now that Gasol has had a half season and off-season with this team they should really gel and come back strong.
     
  13. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    ESPN - Report: Andrew Bynum reaches four-year, $58 million extension with Los Angeles Lakers

    Report: Bynum agrees to four-year extension worth $58 million

    Updated: October 30, 2008, 5:41 PM ET



    First Farmar, now Bynum.

    :banger:
     
  14. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    I guess Bynum wanted to stick around for more of this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCiTq4RnY0]YouTube - Greg Oden big block on Andrew Bynum!!![/ame]

    :tongue2:

    Lakers look great so far.
     
  15. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Was at the game last night - the Lakers casually beat the piss out of the Clips.
     
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