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Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 10:31 PM
I think they'll do it rather easily if everyone stays healthy the whole year...
and if they stay motivated the whole year

Steve Nash
Kobe Bryant
College player
College player
College player

^^ That sounds pretty good itself because Nash would probably make the college players stars...

When you think about what Nash did for Gortat, Stoudamire, Marion, etc...
It's Crazy!!! Those guys are nothing anymore...

Nash will make Dwight/Gasol put up Chamberlin/Malone numbers ... Lbvs

if not Chamberlin/Malone then at least Shaq/Barkley numbers... look what Dwight and Gasol have done without ever having a good true point guard.. it's actually scary to think about it...

When you throw in a motivated Kobe Bryant ...OMG!!!

Also from what I've read.. Metta World Peace is working hard to be elite again.. if he's even close to what he once was.. well yeah!

The bench is good too... Jamison and Hill and Blake and Meeks and so on...

What do you think?

76-6 regular season
12-2 to the finals
4-1 against Heat winning by an avg of 18.4
???? sounds about right ????

beasted86
08-20-2012, 10:33 PM
78-2.

The two loses coming by way of Miami.

UPRock
08-20-2012, 10:36 PM
I personally think no one will.

Hardaway Here
08-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Paper team until proven and they will most likely win 50-60 games

IndiansFan337
08-20-2012, 10:38 PM
No. Their bench still isn't very good. And if Dwight is not ready to start the season or less than 100% that doesn't help their odds of such an extraordinary feat.

I honestly don't even think they will have the best regular season record in the West this year. I don't think that is even a very bold prediction either.

unleashthebeast
08-20-2012, 10:39 PM
I'm sure Jeff Van Gundy thinks they will

justinnum1
08-20-2012, 10:40 PM
hell no lol

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 10:40 PM
Paper team until proven and they will most likely win 50-60 games

50-60 wins?? cmon didnt the Cavs teams that had basically Lebron James and nothing win like 60 games lol

This team has 4 guys that can win you 50 games basically by themselves

justinnum1
08-20-2012, 10:41 PM
50-60 wins?? cmon didnt the Cavs teams that had basically Lebron James and nothing win like 60 games lol

This team has 4 guys that can win you 50 games basically by themselves

:facepalm:

They will win between 54 and 58 games.

Avenged
08-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Please....


no...


:sigh:

SportsFanatic10
08-20-2012, 10:44 PM
not even close. howard is gonna miss the beginning of the season and they need some time to develop chemistry together. nash and kobe figuring out the ball handling could take some time, i doubt kobe smoothly learns to play off ball alot more than he has. plus they're in a tough western conference without much of a bench, i doubt they even go for the number 1 seed. theres lots of talent but nash and kobe are older now and they will be more concerned about being healthy going into the playoffs. okc will be number 1 seed in the west imo and lakers either 2nd or 3rd.

lakers4sho
08-20-2012, 10:44 PM
76-6
40 game win streak
16-0

Greatest season in nba history

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 10:44 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

SteBO
08-20-2012, 10:44 PM
They'll win 50+ games, but they won't even sniff 70 wins. Their bench isn't good, Dwight might miss the start of the season, and it's going to take time to gel as a unit.

Gagan136
08-20-2012, 10:47 PM
Lol no, i don't think we see a team break that record anytime soon,i think they will end up with a record of 62-20 if Dwight is ready at the start of the season

Cal827
08-20-2012, 10:48 PM
LMFAO, and I thought I was coked up.

Gagan136
08-20-2012, 10:48 PM
78-2.

The two loses coming by way of Miami.

78-2?? thats only 80 games, there is 82 in a season

Hardaway Here
08-20-2012, 10:49 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

That team could beat your current Laker squad and vice versa and as for the Lebron Cavs thing Lebron was the focal point and undisputed leader of that team. Your current team has yet to play a game we have no clue how they will mesh Dwight is not coming back a 100% and when he does come back its not until December I believe there are too many unknowns right now and to early for this kind of thing, but even with that being the case I still see them as a 50-60 win team

SportsFanatic10
08-20-2012, 10:49 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

that team would beat the lakers for sure. but cp3 should be there not rondo.

SteBO
08-20-2012, 10:49 PM
Also, when you know you're better than most teams in the NBA, you tend to take games off. The regular season isn't taken as seriously anymore. That '96 Bulls team never took games off. This is a new NBA, where players would much rather conserve themselves for when games really start to matter.

PHX2daDEATH
08-20-2012, 10:51 PM
it's crossed my mind that in two years after they've established themselves as A TEAM..maybe they could go 72-10.. The OP obviously doesn't remember the last time there was a big-4 in Laker Land..didn't turn out too well did it? Howard is going to be out for how long?!.. Nash and Kobe..nothing's been determined at how good they will be together..they could come out and just CLASH..Nash doesn't have the athleticism to play with sans Dwight..he's not going to come out and play SSOL basketball..

xxplayerxx23
08-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Lets see how they mesh. I see them at 55 wins.

netsgiantsyanks
08-20-2012, 10:52 PM
no. not at all.

Gagan136
08-20-2012, 10:53 PM
not even close. howard is gonna miss the beginning of the season and they need some time to develop chemistry together. nash and kobe figuring out the ball handling could take some time, i doubt kobe smoothly learns to play off ball alot more than he has. plus they're in a tough western conference and i doubt they even go for the number 1 seed. theres lots of talent but nash and kobe are older now and they will be more concerned about being healthy going into the playoffs. okc will be number 1 seed in the west imo and lakers either 2nd or 3rd.

It is not confirmed that Howard will miss time yet, he is already running and been seen working out at UCLA, but i do agree even with Howard they obviously do not break the record

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 10:53 PM
I just think everyone is in denial a little bit

Dwight Howard can not be stopped... PERIOD... You cant double him anymore cuz he'll kick it out to the BEST SHOOTER THAT EVER LIVED!!!!! <<< did I mean Kobe or Nash?? u pick ;) Pau FREAKING Gasol is an after thought... the guy is a borderline superstar, throw in a former defensive player of the year and you have something special

JerseyPalahniuk
08-20-2012, 10:54 PM
LOL @ poll options. How do I differentiate between 70-75 and 70+

Mr. Baller
08-20-2012, 10:55 PM
**** no. They won't even be the 1 seed out west

SportsFanatic10
08-20-2012, 10:56 PM
I just think everyone is in denial a little bit

Dwight Howard can not be stopped... PERIOD... You cant double him anymore cuz he'll kick it out to the BEST SHOOTER THAT EVER LIVED!!!!! <<< did I mean Kobe or Nash?? u pick ;) Pau FREAKING Gasol is an after thought... the guy is a borderline superstar, throw in a former defensive player of the year and you have something special

what colour is the sky in your world?

Hardaway Here
08-20-2012, 10:57 PM
I just think everyone is in denial a little bit

Dwight Howard can not be stopped... PERIOD... You cant double him anymore cuz he'll kick it out to the BEST SHOOTER THAT EVER LIVED!!!!! <<< did I mean Kobe or Nash?? u pick ;) Pau FREAKING Gasol is an after thought... the guy is a borderline superstar, throw in a former defensive player of the year and you have something special

I understand as a fan your excited and happy about the squad you have but you really need to stop overrating a team that has yet to prove anything.

majmarcus
08-20-2012, 10:58 PM
I wouldnt be surprised if they did. But I dont think they will. Their primary focus aside from being healthy will likely be to get homecourt advantage thru-out the west. If they have a shot at obtaining it in the finals as well(if they make it)they'll go for it. With all that said. I highly doubt itll take a record of 72-10 or better to achieve that.

But wth do I know? I found humor in an elderly woman miscalculating a turn while she was walking in the grocery store. She hit that rack kinda hard & tripped over some cereal lol. But the funny part was when she said "I think you all should fix that. Thats not a good place for it." Loool...she's ok though

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 11:00 PM
I understand as a fan your excited and happy about the squad you have but you really need to stop overrating a team that has yet to prove anything.

I would agree if we put together any different looking team but this starting 5 is probably the possible best team that is impossible not to click... they all have a completely different role

Andrew32
08-20-2012, 11:01 PM
No they wont.
No they wont.
No they wont.

/Thread

I actually highly doubt they break 60 wins and the best they will do is low 60's.

Voted for 50-60 wins.

Saad
08-20-2012, 11:05 PM
This is what happens when you get someone like Dwight Howard. A bunch of band wagon uneducated fans :sigh:

But Im going to say they will win 50-60 games

Saad
08-20-2012, 11:06 PM
This is what happens when you get someone like Dwight Howard. A bunch of band wagon uneducated fans :sigh:

But Im going to say they will win 50-60 games

Public Enemy #1
08-20-2012, 11:16 PM
Misguided Laker fans are back... These threads will be going on all year won't they? :laugh: No way the Lakers win more than 65 games. They need time to gel, Howard won't be ready for the start of the season, bench is still pretty weak, and they aren't exactly the youngest team in the league. Laker fans need to calm down

justinnum1
08-20-2012, 11:24 PM
Some of the lakers bandwagon fans in here are high off their ***. It's even worse that they are getting quoted and i have to see it.:sigh:

dnewguy
08-20-2012, 11:24 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

D Blue987
08-20-2012, 11:26 PM
If this team were in their prime they could do it but as it stands now, nope.

Avenged
08-20-2012, 11:27 PM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

Combined? damn. Lebron :worthy:

Heat should get a good rest when they face the Lakers, I mean, Lebron should be the only one suiting up.

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 11:27 PM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

Lebrick has 1 * thats all

JasonJohnHorn
08-20-2012, 11:28 PM
Chemistry and injury are the only two things that will prevent this roster from going 82-0.

That, and coaching. Phil Jackson would be able to pull it off though.

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 11:28 PM
This is what happens when you get someone like Dwight Howard. A bunch of band wagon uneducated fans :sigh:

But Im going to say they will win 50-60 games

I actually became a fan when the lakers big 3 - kobe was....
Smush, luke, and kwame
so not a bandwagon fan actually

Kevj77
08-20-2012, 11:34 PM
TO answer the OP no they won't win 70 games or more.


:facepalm:

They will win between 54 and 58 games.

Really? LA went 41-25 last season in 66 games. If it was an 82 game season they would have been a +50 win team. Lakers have upgraded their starting PG, C and bench.

They will be a 60 win team.

Mr. LA
08-20-2012, 11:38 PM
to answer the op no they won't win 70 games or more.



Really? La went 41-25 last season in 66 games. If it was an 82 game season they would have been a +50 win team. Lakers have upgraded their starting pg, c and bench.

They will be a 60 win team.

exactly

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-20-2012, 11:43 PM
They will be in the 60-70 win range

justinnum1
08-20-2012, 11:44 PM
TO answer the OP no they won't win 70 games or more.



Really? LA went 41-25 last season in 66 games. If it was an 82 game season they would have been a +50 win team. Lakers have upgraded their starting PG, C and bench.

They will be a 60 win team.

thats your opinion. not a fact :)

RipCity32
08-20-2012, 11:52 PM
No,Especially being in the western conference

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 12:00 AM
55. Lets see how they play. No chance at70

Dade County
08-21-2012, 12:07 AM
I think they'll do it rather easily if everyone stays healthy the whole year...
and if they stay motivated the whole year

Steve Nash
Kobe Bryant
College player
College player
College player

^^ That sounds pretty good itself because Nash would probably make the college players stars...

When you think about what Nash did for Gortat, Stoudamire, Marion, etc...
It's Crazy!!! Those guys are nothing anymore...

Nash will make Dwight/Gasol put up Chamberlin/Malone numbers ... Lbvs

if not Chamberlin/Malone then at least Shaq/Barkley numbers... look what Dwight and Gasol have done without ever having a good true point guard.. it's actually scary to think about it...

When you throw in a motivated Kobe Bryant ...OMG!!!

Also from what I've read.. Metta World Peace is working hard to be elite again.. if he's even close to what he once was.. well yeah!

The bench is good too... Jamison and Hill and Blake and Meeks and so on...

What do you think?

76-6 regular season
12-2 to the finals
4-1 against Heat winning by an avg of 18.4
???? sounds about right ????

:laugh2:

it's nice to see that you are having fun with this account... I wonder who you really are:facepalm:

Ill21
08-21-2012, 12:12 AM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

Your out of your mind

Cracka2HI!
08-21-2012, 12:12 AM
This thread is why there is a Laker forum. I may need to sig quote this too :facepalm:

JusDBasics
08-21-2012, 12:22 AM
I recall about two years ago when the heat brought together their big 3 that people were saying they would break the record, so i dont see what the problem is with people saying that this lakers team can. This lakers team is WAY better than the 2010/11 heat team without a doubt. But lets just see, cant say anything until the season starts.

Cal827
08-21-2012, 12:22 AM
Anybody else think this might be Nikdymez dupe? :laugh:

Eg714
08-21-2012, 12:22 AM
If 2 of Kobe Nash or Pau were in their prime then yes they would break the record. As is no chance.

justinnum1
08-21-2012, 12:54 AM
Anybody else think this might be Nikdymez dupe? :laugh:

good call, i would bet its a dupe of someone.

YEDN90
08-21-2012, 12:57 AM
Clicked 60-70 by mistake.

No chance they break the record.

seikou8
08-21-2012, 01:07 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Losoway
08-21-2012, 01:07 AM
lmao this dumb *** thread

how can they go 72-10 when dwight doesnt return to next year ???

Losoway
08-21-2012, 01:08 AM
laker fans have the best imagination in the world

shep33
08-21-2012, 01:17 AM
No chance. Especially considering that they play in the west. Not trying to start anything, but even the 72-10 Bulls wouldn't get that record in today's western conference.

The west this year, may be the strongest conference in NBA history in terms of talent from teams 1-15.

You can make the case that every team out west got better. Houston and Portland may be the only exceptions.

New Orleans, Gstate, Sacramento, Phoenix, and Minny have all gotten significantly better imo.

Not to mention, Utah, OKC, Dallas and Denver improving.

c.c.
08-21-2012, 01:30 AM
Smh. You Lakers fans are too convinced this team is unstoppable

macc
08-21-2012, 01:34 AM
Hating aside. The Lakers are going to be a fun team to watch. Nash is one of my favorite players and it's nice to see him on a great team. Curious to see how good they'll be. I thought Miami had this in the bag and then LA steps up. Going to be a great season to watch.

DPineda85
08-21-2012, 01:36 AM
I don't think it will happen. Not because of lack of talent, but because teams today have more talent and prepare better for match ups than they did then. However, let's say it did happen. Since 95% of us are saying they won't, will you give them credit then? Or would you find a reason to bash the new record? "four stars had to team up to do it". Etc...

jbeezy
08-21-2012, 01:47 AM
I think Dwight and Nash will make the Lakers a force in the NBA and very hard to beat come playoff time. But in the beginning we could see some problems while they adjust to each other and learn their roles. I see us going 56-26 and finishing 2nd/3rd in the West. The playoffs will be a different story.

Losoway
08-21-2012, 02:21 AM
this laker team bench is going to get exposed

LakersMaster24
08-21-2012, 02:32 AM
Please stop making threads like these, you are just causing more disrespect from other posters towards Lakers fans.

ArmLaker
08-21-2012, 02:40 AM
Say it ain't so, but are the Heat and their fans shiiiting themselves?

Realistically most of us can say we expect a high 50s low 60s regular season.
Then next year fresh off a title we can go for not 50, not 60, not 70, not 80.........

SugeKnight
08-21-2012, 02:51 AM
64-18

MackSnackWrap
08-21-2012, 02:57 AM
Ummm thats a definite no. They will win 55 games

Hellcrooner
08-21-2012, 03:03 AM
No.
Howard is out for some time.
Team needs to gel togheter.

55 wins is a feasabel target this season.

and then 16 more wins, , those are the only ones that matter


Next season we wont get tha bulls record either, nash, kobe and pau are aging.


but again what will mater will be the 16 wins.

Mcdoh
08-21-2012, 03:22 AM
there's always a chance that any team can beat that record but its a very low probability..

jbeezy
08-21-2012, 03:26 AM
No.
Howard is out for some time.
Team needs to gel togheter.

55 wins is a feasabel target this season.

and then 16 more wins, , those are the only ones that matter


Next season we wont get tha bulls record either, nash, kobe and pau are aging.


but again what will mater will be the 16 wins.something all Laker fans know

Steelers23_06
08-21-2012, 03:48 AM
man this record is going to be really hard to break but i think it can be done. like jeff van gundy said in the summer of 2010 "if lebron can go 66 and 16 with the roster he had why cant these guys win 6 more games with this roster" when talking about miami. so that being said i think its possible to be done...just not by this Lakers team. so many west teams improved their roster and have a solid nucleus returning from the year before with key additions being added. i honestly think the heat and okc have a better chance (even though i dont think either would) to match the record. my reasoning for miami is this is their first real offseason where they can build upon what they have done already and to really go over plays and sets and build upon the team chemistry. and my reasoning for OKC is because they have 2 players that were just key pieces to getting them to the finals that are just 23 years old...wow. you dont really dont know the ceiling of these guys are and if you look at all the great players before them 23-24 is when most players (lebron, kobe, jordan) took their game to the next level which is kind of scary.

Angelus™
08-21-2012, 03:48 AM
No, nor should they try

bbcmillionaire
08-21-2012, 04:15 AM
Lol every year someone ask this question, every year the answer is no, and this year the record looks safe

Hotone1401
08-21-2012, 05:55 AM
I'm not sure what to make of the OP's motive for this thread. I can't tell if he's being serious or if he's just some troll trying gather more hatred towards the Lakers on PSD.

If he's serious, great enthusiasm but save it for the Lakers forum.

If he's the latter, I don't know what the **** PSD has become nowadays.

Bulls_fan90
08-21-2012, 06:10 AM
Did we not have this thread like a week ago?

Feel sorry for the few true Laker fans on this forum.

Potential33
08-21-2012, 06:11 AM
I think they'll do it rather easily if everyone stays healthy the whole year...
and if they stay motivated the whole year

Steve Nash
Kobe Bryant
College player
College player
College player

^^ That sounds pretty good itself because Nash would probably make the college players stars...

When you think about what Nash did for Gortat, Stoudamire, Marion, etc...
It's Crazy!!! Those guys are nothing anymore...

Nash will make Dwight/Gasol put up Chamberlin/Malone numbers ... Lbvs

if not Chamberlin/Malone then at least Shaq/Barkley numbers... look what Dwight and Gasol have done without ever having a good true point guard.. it's actually scary to think about it...

When you throw in a motivated Kobe Bryant ...OMG!!!

Also from what I've read.. Metta World Peace is working hard to be elite again.. if he's even close to what he once was.. well yeah!

The bench is good too... Jamison and Hill and Blake and Meeks and so on...

What do you think?

76-6 regular season
12-2 to the finals
4-1 against Heat winning by an avg of 18.4
???? sounds about right ????




:facepalm:

Alayla
08-21-2012, 06:28 AM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

id pick Dh12 ALONE over lbj if for no other reason then the fact dominate centers are much more impactfull and important to winning rings then dominate SFs let alone the entire lakers roster your beyond delusional your utterly insane. and No im not a lakers fan just an unbiased senseable human being whos not into trolling

KBfrom8to24
08-21-2012, 06:43 AM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

Lebron = Kobe
Stern > Dwight
Ref # 1 > Gasol
Ref # 2 > Nash
Ref # 3 > Metta

So, I really really agree.:clap::clap::clap:

thenaj17
08-21-2012, 07:20 AM
You have to be kidding right?

You can't seriously think we can get 70 wins do you? 60 isn't even a guarantee although i think we will win between 58 and 62. Dwight will be out at the start of the season and we are changing our offense to Princeton so they have to get used to that first.

I do think the only teams that can stop us though are OKC, Heat and Spurs. Over a series, no others stand a chance.

Celtics, Nets, Grizzlies, Pacers, Sixers, Clippers (Knicks?) are all very good teams but they're not elite

MackShock
08-21-2012, 07:20 AM
this is such a homer statement / thread. OP is obviously delusional. everyone in miami was talking championship when they got bron and bosh, they took a year to figure it out, and were a 58 win team at that. i mean seriously..were you playing association mode or something?

FraziersKnicks
08-21-2012, 07:41 AM
:laugh2: Lakers fans......

FraziersKnicks
08-21-2012, 07:45 AM
id pick Dh12 ALONE over lbj if for no other reason then the fact dominate centers are much more impactfull and important to winning rings then dominate SFs let alone the entire lakers roster your beyond delusional your utterly insane. and No im not a lakers fan just an unbiased senseable human being whos not into trolling

Yeah, last season proved that... Oh wait, the Heat won the NBA championship with a dominant SF and no legit center. LeBron is SO dominant it really doesn't matter what position he plays, you're delusional if you take another player over him.


Lebron = Kobe
Stern > Dwight
Ref # 1 > Gasol
Ref # 2 > Nash
Ref # 3 > Metta

So, I really really agree.:clap::clap::clap:

Kobe fans will just never give it up will they? Let me spell it out for you.. IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE ANYMORE. LeBron is miles ahead of Kobe at this point in their careers.

RealLiveBear
08-21-2012, 08:34 AM
Let them play a damn game first, and the road to miami goes through OKC don't count them out just yet.

Tom81
08-21-2012, 09:36 AM
82-0

beasted86
08-21-2012, 10:32 AM
78-2?? thats only 80 games, there is 82 in a season

Sorry... The Lakers will go 75-5.

king4day
08-21-2012, 10:37 AM
If this was a few years ago when nash and Kobe were healthier then I'd say it's possible.
Howard won't even be starting the year. I see them getting around 60-63 wins tops.

effen5
08-21-2012, 10:38 AM
No team will ever break that record.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 10:52 AM
We've heard all the Lakers would win it all, they will break the Bulls 72-10 record but one thing they are not really talking about is the Lakers bench and team chemistry.
Three of the Lakers starters need the Ball more than 60 percent of the time to be effective (Nash, Kobe and Howard). In addition, Howard is not Bynum and he won't have any of Kobe's selfishness on shot taking and constantly passing blame to others.

Take a look at the Clippers and Thunder and you see a better team, I know the Kobe fantasy does still exist but non-Laker fans know Kobe is a top 10-15 player at best. Nash is not even top 5 in his position plus he has a terrible defense (never takes charges) and also Howard only gets going when he has the ball in his hands, he gets quickly discouraged when he isn't getting the ball (check Orlando games).

The clippers and Thunder are faster, more athletic and have better clutch players (Paul and Durant) and also very good low lost defenders that can bother Howard (Howard sucks against 7 footers).

I will predict that the Lakers will squeak by the first round but I can't see them getting by the Clippers or Thunder.

Your thoughts...

kingmatsundin
08-21-2012, 10:52 AM
When you think about what Nash did for Gortat, Stoudamire, Marion, etc...
It's Crazy!!! Those guys are nothing anymore...


It's funny how you're saying Nash influences entirely on Marion's play. Pre Nash Suns Era, Marion was already averaging around the same as he would with Nash.

Those guys are nothing anymore? Marion is bloody 34 years old. Gortat hasn't even played 1 season IN Phoenix without Nash and you're already writing him off as "nothing". Stoudemire case, he's not the main guy in NY as he was "suppose to be in Phoenix".

Hellcrooner
08-21-2012, 10:54 AM
My thought is, you are Scared, DEEPLY scared.

asandhu23
08-21-2012, 10:55 AM
dnewguy is definitely scared. NOT ONE, NOT TWO, NOT THREE, NOT FOUR, NOT FIVE, NOT SIX BUT 8 BILLION!

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 10:56 AM
My thought is, you are Scared, DEEPLY scared.

I'm used to that, Knicks fans told me that the past 2 seasons. My predictions were on point.

Pakman
08-21-2012, 10:56 AM
GTFO troll.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 10:58 AM
GTFO troll.

Don't hate.

asandhu23
08-21-2012, 10:59 AM
Don't hate.

says the guy hating on the Lakers.

beasted86
08-21-2012, 11:02 AM
I don't know about your predictions, but if the Lakers don't make it to Finals, half of the Lakers/Kobe fans will quit PSD.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Just saying the Lakers should be more worried about the Clipper right now, you're not on same level as Heat.
Chauncey Billups, Eric Bledsoe , Caron Butler, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green, Blake Griffin, Grant Hill, Ryan Hollins, DeAndre Jordan, Kenyon Martin, Lamar Odom , Chris Paul, Bobby Simmons and Ronny Turiaf are no cake walk.

That team is better than the Lakers.

effen5
08-21-2012, 11:04 AM
I really wish dnewguy would shoot himself in the face so he would stop making new threads.

jp611
08-21-2012, 11:04 AM
Clippers are better than the Lakers eh :laugh:

Cmon dnewguy, you're just blatantly trolling here

LakersIn5
08-21-2012, 11:04 AM
lol do you really have to make a thread about your opinion? well i think that the spurs wont get past round 1 this year but you dont see me making a thread about it. cant you find an already existing thread where you can post whether or not you think the lakers gonna get past the 2nd round.

asandhu23
08-21-2012, 11:05 AM
I really wish dnewguy would shoot himself in the face so he would stop making new threads.

people can post with shot up faces. he needs to shoot his fingers so he can't type.

Decimotox
08-21-2012, 11:06 AM
If you think the Clippers will beat the Lakers then you're delusional.

The Thunder still have a chance, but a much smaller one.

The Lakers bench is actually quite good... Jamison, Hill, Meeks, Duhon, Clark, Ebanks, and Blake... that's a pretty good bench!

Plus, you have 4 superstars on offense (Howard, Kobe, Nash, Pau). Not all 4 have to be on the floor or the bench at the same time ;)

Pick any 2 of those 4 and you're good for a while. Ex: Pau and Nash play while Kobe and Dwight sit. Boom! Instant pick and roll option. Then you can switch them when needed.

Dunno how people are saying the Lakers won't be the best team in the west.... how is OKC gonna match up to the Lakers starting 5? Even better, how can OKC match up with the Lakers bench + a couple of starters? If Durant and Westbrook aren't in the game (just Harden and Ibaka for example), OKC stands no chance.

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 11:06 AM
Didn't you retire like I told you too?

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Clippers are better than the Lakers eh :laugh:

Cmon dnewguy, you're just blatantly trolling here

are you saying the Clippers cannot be compared to the Lakers...now that's just plain homerism

8kobe24
08-21-2012, 11:07 AM
78-2.

The two loses coming by way of Miami.

82 game season buddy.:eyebrow:

Bigbadmoffo
08-21-2012, 11:08 AM
We've heard all the Lakers would win it all, they will break the Bulls 72-10 record but one thing they are not really talking about is the Lakers bench and team chemistry.
Three of the Lakers starters need the Ball more than 60 percent of the time to be effective (Nash, Kobe and Howard). In addition, Howard is not Bynum and he won't have any of Kobe's selfishness on shot taking and constantly passing blame to others.

Take a look at the Clippers and Thunder and you see a better team, I know the Kobe fantasy does still exist but non-Laker fans know Kobe is a top 10-15 player at best. Nash is not even top 5 in his position plus he has a terrible defense (never takes charges) and also Howard only gets going when he has the ball in his hands, he gets quickly discouraged when he isn't getting the ball (check Orlando games).

The clippers and Thunder are faster, more athletic and have better clutch players (Paul and Durant) and also very good low lost defenders that can bother Howard (Howard sucks against 7 footers).

I will predict that the Lakers will squeak by the first round but I can't see them getting by the Clippers or Thunder.

Your thoughts...

Same was said about the heat what's your point?

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:09 AM
If you think the Clippers will beat the Lakers then you're delusional.

The Thunder still have a chance, but a much smaller one.

The Lakers bench is actually quite good... Jamison, Hill, Meeks, Duhon, Clark, Ebanks, and Blake... that's a pretty good bench!

Plus, you have 4 superstars on offense (Howard, Kobe, Nash, Pau). Not all 4 have to be on the floor or the bench at the same time ;)

Pick any 2 of those 4 and you're good for a while. Ex: Pau and Nash play while Kobe and Dwight sit. Boom! Instant pick and roll option. Then you can switch them when needed.

Dunno how people are saying the Lakers won't be the best team in the west.... how is OKC gonna match up to the Lakers starting 5? Even better, how can OKC match up with the Lakers bench + a couple of starters? If Durant and Westbrook aren't in the game (just Harden and Ibaka for example), OKC stands no chance.

That's a championship bench? What world do you live on?

goose14741
08-21-2012, 11:12 AM
61 -21

Chucky Woods
08-21-2012, 11:14 AM
That's a hell of a lot better bench than the Heat.
It's a major improvement of what we had last year.

Quit it bro your embarrassing yourself.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:17 AM
That's a hell of a lot better bench than the Heat.
It's a major improvement of what we had last year.

Quit it bro your embarrassing yourself.

This Lakers fans...LMAO. They actually believe they have something...hahahaha I remember Howard and co getting blown out by the Bobcats...somehow he's the one they rely on to deliver a championship.

JesusWears24
08-21-2012, 11:18 AM
CLIPPERS ARE BETTER THAN THE LAKERS???? Dwight and Kobe are better than the whole clipper team...HAHAHA! Made my day, what a troll. Heat Fans are really really scared now.

L@ker4Life
08-21-2012, 11:18 AM
I don't know about your predictions, but if the Lakers don't make it to Finals, half of the Lakers/Kobe fans will quit PSD.

I might sacrifice a chip for that!!! These 'NEW' Lakers fans are pretty annoying...and that's coming from a die hard Lakers fan!! :clap:

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:20 AM
CLIPPERS ARE BETTER THAN THE LAKERS???? Dwight and Kobe are better than the whole clipper team...HAHAHA! Made my day, what a troll. Heat Fans are really really scared now.

CP3 and Griffin alone are better than Kobe and Howard. matter of fact, i'll take Derrick Rose over the Lakers roster. just saying.

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 11:20 AM
:facepalm: Your thread making should be taken away. Surprised your still allowed to post on here.

Decimotox
08-21-2012, 11:21 AM
That's a championship bench? What world do you live on?

Better than the heat bench, even with Lewis and Allen :laugh2:

It's not that the bench is a championship team itself, but those players MIXED with the starters (since you won't have 5 bench players on the floor at one time) will lead to a championship.

I can't wait for the Lakers-Heat finals this year.

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 11:21 AM
CP3 and Griffin alone are better than Kobe and Howard.

:facepalm: It gets worse. Paul is top 5 Kobe is top 9 Dwigh is top 3 Griffintop 15-18

Decimotox
08-21-2012, 11:22 AM
CP3 and Griffin alone are better than Kobe and Howard. matter of fact, i'll take Derrick Rose over the Lakers roster. just saying.

Well, now I'll never again take you seriously.

Nice job, troll.

Kobe2324
08-21-2012, 11:22 AM
wow lol, thats all I can say, I am thinking teams might have a hard time even winning a game agaisnt them come playoff time and your talking about them just getting out of the first round, I predict they dont lose a game in the playoff till they get to OKC where they might lose a game or 2 and same if they get miami in the finals lol

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-21-2012, 11:22 AM
We've heard all the Lakers would win it all, they will break the Bulls 72-10 record but one thing they are not really talking about is the Lakers bench and team chemistry.
Three of the Lakers starters need the Ball more than 60 percent of the time to be effective (Nash, Kobe and Howard). In addition, Howard is not Bynum and he won't have any of Kobe's selfishness on shot taking and constantly passing blame to others.

Take a look at the Clippers and Thunder and you see a better team, I know the Kobe fantasy does still exist but non-Laker fans know Kobe is a top 10-15 player at best. Nash is not even top 5 in his position plus he has a terrible defense (never takes charges) and also Howard only gets going when he has the ball in his hands, he gets quickly discouraged when he isn't getting the ball (check Orlando games).

The clippers and Thunder are faster, more athletic and have better clutch players (Paul and Durant) and also very good low lost defenders that can bother Howard (Howard sucks against 7 footers).

I will predict that the Lakers will squeak by the first round but I can't see them getting by the Clippers or Thunder.

Your thoughts...

Troll so hard motha ****ers wanna ban you hahaha dnewguy is so delusional, Kobe a top 10-15 player? Hahaha he's top 5
Kobe not the most clutch lol wow dude and Howard and Nash will get their touches the lakers will be fine worry about your heat getting past the celtics first

asandhu23
08-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Well, now I'll never again take you seriously.

Nice job, troll.

you were taking him seriously? :speechless:

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:23 AM
:facepalm: It gets worse. Paul is top 5 Kobe is top 9 Dwigh is top 3 Griffintop 15-18

Lebron
Durant
Paul
Wade
Howard
Rose
Griffin
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Kobe

Hellcrooner
08-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Lebron
Durant
Paul
Wade
Howard
Rose
Griffin
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Kobe


:speechless:

Mcdoh
08-21-2012, 11:25 AM
lets just wait and see... don't bother worrying about the lakers... :D

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:25 AM
wow lol, thats all I can say, I am thinking teams might have a hard time even winning a game agaisnt them come playoff time and your talking about them just getting out of the first round, I predict they dont lose a game in the playoff till they get to OKC where they might lose a game or 2 and same if they get miami in the finals lol

You do know that you have a bunch of senior citizens right?

LakersA's49ers
08-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Hahaha i agree Paul is damn good, and younger than Steve Nash.

But you overvalue Griffin sir

Hoopsadvocate
08-21-2012, 11:27 AM
I don't like those reasons cause I think if they met us in the finals it could go either way but OKC matches up very well with them.

OKC has bigs to go at Howard in ibaka and Perk. Westbrook would exploit nash on defense. Kobe nor artest would do a good job on Durant.

Now if they do manage to get by OkC.

The HEAT have beaten bynum,gasol,Kobe with ease adding Howard is a small upgrade on Bynum. Adding Nash was the bigger upgrade but he only helps their offense.

Our team defense played against every type of team big (Indiana) halfcourt (Boston) and up tempo high scoring (OKC) Lakers aren't anything we havent seen.

With bosh playing center he drags Dwight out the paint. If Lebron plays pf he kills gasol on speed. Throw ray allen at sf he spreads the floor even more then wade and Kobe do what they do basically negating each other. Nash is better than chambers but too bad Nash can't defend anything so chalmers will get his. Chalmers has proven to be a good defender as well (westbrook) so Nashs points will decrease from less touches so I don't expect him to torch the HEAT with Kobe and Dwight taking most of the touches.

The biggest problem come if like in the pacer series and early Boston series if Bosh is injured. That's when we are too small and had problems.

If bosh is ok then I feel we are ok.

We have the best player in the world also so that's always a huge plus.

JesusWears24
08-21-2012, 11:27 AM
CP3 and Griffin alone are better than Kobe and Howard. matter of fact, i'll take Derrick Rose over the Lakers roster. just saying.

The only thing the clippers have are guards..Griffin, Odom, and Jordan are going to guard a rotation of Jamison/Hill/Gasol/Howard? Also, Blake Griffin has to be THE MOST OVERRATED PLAYER IN THE NBA! He cant do anything but dunk... ohh and by the way there is no dunking on Howard. Thats the dumbest thing i have ever heard... your such a dumb***, but its ok cause all heat fans are.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:27 AM
Hahaha i agree Paul is damn good, and younger than Steve Nash.

But you overvalue Griffin sir

Howard is not that better than Griffin...given how Paul places Griffin in great scoring positions.

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-21-2012, 11:27 AM
That's a championship bench? What world do you live on?

Was the heat bench championship material this past year? **** no right, so please stop trolling dude

JesusWears24
08-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Lebron
Durant
Paul
Wade
Howard
Rose
Griffin
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Kobe

Take Obama off your Sig.. your not worthy you idiot.:facepalm:

JesusWears24
08-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Howard is not that better than Griffin...given how Paul places Griffin in great scoring positions.

What are you talking about.. Griffin can only dunk and thats IT... dwight can dunk, grab boards, play defense.... You are so stupid. JUST STOP:mad:

JasonJohnHorn
08-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Chemistry, coaching and injury are the only things that can stop this Laker team from going all the way.

You didn't even mention Pau Gasol in your thread and he is a huge contributor. Nash, outside of Rondo, is the best passer in the league, and he's got something Rondo does, the best pull up jumper in the NBA.

As for the bench, I'm not sure who is returning from last season, but they have one former all stary coming off the bench (Jamison) and several players returning from last season (Hill, Barnes, Blake, I think Sessions... he might have signed somewhere else, Murphy I think is still on the roster and I'm not sure about Kapono, and they added Meeks).

And Kobe is still, arguably, the best SG in the league.

I agree that chemistry is a potential problem, and coaching will play a big part in that, and of course everybody is at risk for injury, but this team is the most talented in the league.

Chucky Woods
08-21-2012, 11:33 AM
I might sacrifice a chip for that!!! These 'NEW' Lakers fans are pretty annoying...and that's coming from a die hard Lakers fan!! :clap:That's why I stay away from the Laker forum, I hate bandwagon fans so much.

Chucky Woods
08-21-2012, 11:39 AM
I really dont understand your logic.

I agree Miami's big three is slightly better than our 4. Slightly
but our bench blows the Heat's out of the water? The Heat won a championship without a bench.

But thats the deciding factor for the Lakers???

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:39 AM
Chemistry, coaching and injury are the only things that can stop this Laker team from going all the way.

You didn't even mention Pau Gasol in your thread and he is a huge contributor. Nash, outside of Rondo, is the best passer in the league, and he's got something Rondo does, the best pull up jumper in the NBA.

As for the bench, I'm not sure who is returning from last season, but they have one former all stary coming off the bench (Jamison) and several players returning from last season (Hill, Barnes, Blake, I think Sessions... he might have signed somewhere else, Murphy I think is still on the roster and I'm not sure about Kapono, and they added Meeks).

And Kobe is still, arguably, the best SG in the league.

I agree that chemistry is a potential problem, and coaching will play a big part in that, and of course everybody is at risk for injury, but this team is the most talented in the league.

:laugh2:

Ok, i'll give you a number 3 with no cheese at burger king for Gasol, anything beyond that and no deal.

Chucky Woods
08-21-2012, 11:41 AM
Your obviously trying to get a rise out of Laker fans

I'm not buying in.

dnewguy
08-21-2012, 11:42 AM
I really dont understand your logic.

I agree Miami's big three is slightly better than our 4. Slightly
but our bench blows the Heat's out of the water? The Heat won a championship without a bench.

But thats the deciding factor for the Lakers???

Lets see here...Haslem, Joel Anthony, Rain man (Jones), Cole, Mike Miller etc are better than anything the Lakers have now. But then we added Ray Allen...

Chucky Woods
08-21-2012, 11:43 AM
Whoops.

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-21-2012, 11:44 AM
I really dont understand your logic.

I agree Miami's big three is slightly better than our 4. Slightly
but our bench blows the Heat's out of the water? The Heat won a championship without a bench.

But thats the deciding factor for the Lakers???

No way in hell miamis big 3 is >> then the lakers big 4

Bob_at_york
08-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Just saying the Lakers should be more worried about the Clipper right now, you're not on same level as Heat.
Chauncey Billups, Eric Bledsoe , Caron Butler, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green, Blake Griffin, Grant Hill, Ryan Hollins, DeAndre Jordan, Kenyon Martin, Lamar Odom , Chris Paul, Bobby Simmons and Ronny Turiaf are no cake walk.

That team is better than the Lakers.

while there is some good depth on that team, I don't see how you can think they are better than the Lakers. Nash will bring better offensive flow to the Lakers and Howard will be there to clean up Nash's mess on the defensive end.

Hellcrooner
08-21-2012, 11:46 AM
:laugh2:

Ok, i'll give you a number 3 with no cheese at burger king for Gasol, anything beyond that and no deal.



Bosh, as a third option last year vs Pau as a third option last year ( and Completely out of position and misused like hell).

Bosh: 18pp 7,9 rpg 0,8 bpg 1,8 apg fg48,7%
Pau: 17,4 pp 10,4 rpg 1,4 bpg 3,7 apg fg 50.1%



Keep your cheesburger son, 0,6 ppg is not worht it.

D-Leethal
08-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Since when does Dwight need the ball to be effective? Dude can still be the best player on the floor without being fed once in the post. He sets tremendous screens, one of the best rebounders in the game, and the best defensive player in the game. He is pretty much an epitome of being effective without being fed the ball. That said, will he accept a minimal/minimized offensive role?

I think its going to be interesting to see how Kobe plays next to Nash. Hes NEVER had a PG who needs the ball and who creates every single play down the floor like he does now. Kobe has always been that guy. What happens when you take the ball out of his hands? Can HE play off the ball? This isn't inside-out Shaq playing point-Center from the post type ball.

Will be turn into a statue and stand around on the perimeter like Melo did when he was asked to play off a pick and roll PG? Will he make the effort to cut to open space, and work off the ball to get his shots or just expect the ball to find him?

SteBO
08-21-2012, 11:50 AM
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=754809

This is just one thread you can freely discuss the Lakers. We have more than enough Laker threads on this board where you can speculate where the fate lies.

beasted86
08-21-2012, 02:17 PM
Just curious as to where people see the blame falling if the Lakers fail to live up to the hype and don't make the Finals, let alone win it.

BobbyHillSwag
08-21-2012, 02:20 PM
we'll know when we get there won't we? Sorry, I'm positive no one on this board can predict the future.

greg_ory_2005
08-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Lebron

Big Zo
08-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Derek Fisher for no longer being on the team.

Hawkeye15
08-21-2012, 02:34 PM
How can anyone possibly answer this until it happens..

I will say its because Steve Blake underperformed...

Lakeshow24KB
08-21-2012, 02:51 PM
Lol bro they haven't played a game yet get off their nuts.

IgglesFanInCO
08-21-2012, 02:51 PM
Wheres the "someone getting injured" option? that probably the most likely thing(maybe the only thing) to keep em out at this point

Hellcrooner
08-21-2012, 02:53 PM
How can anyone possibly answer this until it happens..

I will say its because Steve Blake underperformed...

I can.......

Well, not exaclty .....i can say who will be the scapegoat and get all the blame not the real faulty one.

I mean, if one dude has been the scapegoat 2 years in a row theres no way he scapes a third time.


:D

bucketss
08-21-2012, 02:56 PM
the fault will be on their opponent who was just the better team.

StinkEye
08-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Lemme shake my crystal ball to make an educated guess...

Federal Reserve
08-21-2012, 02:59 PM
Where is the option that reads "The Lakers aren't even a top 3 team in the NBA"?

StarvingKnick22
08-21-2012, 03:00 PM
because God hates them?

Trueblue2
08-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Last time Lakers fans were trying to argue that the Lakers were gonna break the Buls record was 2004, look how that turned out. No team, no matter how good, would break that record the first year they were together. They should lose 10 games just figuring out team chemistry at the beginning of the year.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-21-2012, 03:19 PM
The fan base most irritated with this Dwight trade to the Lakers....Heat (aka LeBron, D-Wade) fans.


This is why they keep making threads about possible Lakers shortcomings, because they are desperately wishing for the Lakers to lose. :laugh2:

justinnum1
08-21-2012, 03:24 PM
Better question is can they win 60 games?

still1ballin
08-21-2012, 03:37 PM
78-2.

The two loses coming by way of Miami.

There are 82 games in a season you know

:facepalm:

13ull3TProoF
08-21-2012, 03:53 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

rondo over rose? ur crazy, and no! they wont break the record

Hawkeye15
08-21-2012, 04:07 PM
3 of their best players are in decline, they have no bench, and a terrible coach. They are the most talented team on paper however, but in order to win 72+ games, you need everything perfect. The Lakers will probably win in the upper 50's in the regular season, and challenge the Thunder for representing the west in the finals.

I doubt we see another team win 72 games. I don't think many of you understand the focus and determination the Bulls had that season. Furthermore, Kobe has 400+ more games on his knees than Michael did entering that season, where Jordan put up a year better than Kobe ever has.

Hawkeye15
08-21-2012, 04:08 PM
I can.......

Well, not exaclty .....i can say who will be the scapegoat and get all the blame not the real faulty one.

I mean, if one dude has been the scapegoat 2 years in a row theres no way he scapes a third time.


:D

Are you referring to the 7 foot werewolf?

albertajaysfan
08-21-2012, 04:11 PM
Since when does Dwight need the ball to be effective? Dude can still be the best player on the floor without being fed once in the post. He sets tremendous screens, one of the best rebounders in the game, and the best defensive player in the game. He is pretty much an epitome of being effective without being fed the ball. That said, will he accept a minimal/minimized offensive role?

I think its going to be interesting to see how Kobe plays next to Nash. Hes NEVER had a PG who needs the ball and who creates every single play down the floor like he does now. Kobe has always been that guy. What happens when you take the ball out of his hands? Can HE play off the ball? This isn't inside-out Shaq playing point-Center from the post type ball.

Will be turn into a statue and stand around on the perimeter like Melo did when he was asked to play off a pick and roll PG? Will he make the effort to cut to open space, and work off the ball to get his shots or just expect the ball to find him?

I think you underestimate Kobe's competitiveness and desire to win at this point in his career. He was calling people out because the entire team was playing poorly and wanted people to step up. I believe doing it in the media is unnecessary but who knows maybe he already tried doing it behind closed doors.

Either way Kobe does not point fingers when they are winning on a regular basis. The sooner LA gets on track stringing a bunch of wins together the drama fades away. Just like it always is.

But I digress....

My point is that Kobe agreed to the Princeton offence before Nash was signed and they are still sticking to that plan. I think all along the LA FO goal was to bring in a top notch point guard. With the idea of running that type of offence.

I think Kobe recognizes that he is not the same player of 5 years ago. If that involves moving around the court without the ball so be it. It will be less pounding on his body then bringing the ball up the floor and running the offence.

albertajaysfan
08-21-2012, 04:12 PM
In answer to the OP's question.

No way the Lakers do it this year. If they gel really well they have a shot next year but only if the injury bug hits enough teams in the western conference. That conference is solid top to bottom.

Mr. LA
08-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Lmao at clippers thinking Lamar Odom is anythin anymore
and laughing hysterically @ heat fans mentioning Rashard Lewis as a good play when comparing themselves to the great lakers

Meeks/Jamison >>>>>>>>>> Odom/Lewis at this point

bluefire7002
08-21-2012, 04:14 PM
come on OP... ill be happy if they win 60

LAKERS4LIFE!!
08-21-2012, 04:14 PM
:laugh2:

Ok, i'll give you a number 3 with no cheese at burger king for Gasol, anything beyond that and no deal.

:facepalm: Thats funny since Pau Gasol is better than Bosh.

Mr. LA
08-21-2012, 04:18 PM
:facepalm: Thats funny since Pau Gasol is better than Bosh.

Gasol is noticabely better then Bosh lol ... that guys a fool.. pau struggled in the postseason but averaged somewhere around 18/10/3 in the regular season and still put up 12/9/4 in the post season... He played way too many minutes the past couple seasons being the reason for the postseason struggles... with Howard, Jamison, and Hill this year he will be well rested
He's still the great player he always was...
that guy is a fool pau>>>>>Bosh

Mr. LA
08-21-2012, 04:18 PM
come on OP... ill be happy if they win 60

I'll be happy to but I'm just thinking it's a possibilty

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Its close between bosh and Pau. Id take bosh over Gasol slightly.

bluefire7002
08-21-2012, 04:23 PM
3 of their best players are in decline, they have no bench, and a terrible coach. They are the most talented team on paper however, but in order to win 72+ games, you need everything perfect. The Lakers will probably win in the upper 50's in the regular season, and challenge the Thunder for representing the west in the finals.

I doubt we see another team win 72 games. I don't think many of you understand the focus and determination the Bulls had that season. Furthermore, Kobe has 400+ more games on his knees than Michael did entering that season, where Jordan put up a year better than Kobe ever has.

You see this is exactly why I loved our signing of Steve Nash and Howard... other than their greatness, at least you know they bring it every night... Just like Kobe and even MWP although hes not that good offensively anymore, at least he plays hard every night. Thats why I'm so glad Bynum's *** was sent out. With that said. I dont think Lakers come close to this record, they have a tendency to always lose to the last place teams on a random tuesday night at staples.

Hawkeye15
08-21-2012, 04:28 PM
You see this is exactly why I loved our signing of Steve Nash and Howard... other than their greatness, at least you know they bring it every night... Just like Kobe and even MWP although hes not that good offensively anymore, at least he plays hard every night. Thats why I'm so glad Bynum's *** was sent out. With that said. I dont think Lakers come close to this record, they have a tendency to always lose to the last place teams on a random tuesday night at staples.

Furthermore, your bench sucks, and you can't possibly play Nash/Kobe 38 mpg, or they will be dead by seasons end, as well as Kobe's efficiency suffering at those high minutes. That will cost you some wins.

E.O.21
08-21-2012, 04:31 PM
not happening

Gormans Mic
08-21-2012, 04:32 PM
What do you think?

76-6 regular season
12-2 to the finals
4-1 against Heat winning by an avg of 18.4
???? sounds about right ????

I think you are a Lakers fan....This team has a chance to break that record if the roster comes with a time machine for a few of the guys. Just no way, too many other good teams. This doesn't make the Lakers that much better than every other team. They're amongst the top teams, thats it. I would say they'll win somewhere north of 50, but even 60 would be a surprise to me.

Hawkeye15
08-21-2012, 04:34 PM
People do realize the Lakers are in the west, right? The Bulls had a 60 win team, and a 52 win team in their conference that year, nobody else even won 48. The west is much stronger then that, and the Lakers get each team 4 times.

IBleedPurple
08-21-2012, 04:35 PM
Dwight will likely be out to start, but shocked it's another Lakers ego boosting thread lol.

Anyway, I'd say 57-62 wins if everything goes right including: Pau being consistent, Dwight comes back really quick, and Kobe/Nash avoid nagging injuries.

mjm07
08-21-2012, 04:35 PM
If they win 60 games i'll be mildly suprised but they should be at least get the #2 seed in the WC.

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 04:36 PM
Wheres the 10-20 option? I say 24 :)

greg_ory_2005
08-21-2012, 04:37 PM
No they won't beat it.

Mr. LA
08-21-2012, 04:37 PM
you guys are in for a great surprise if you don't think this team is going to win 60+ hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha

SportsFanatic10
08-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Wheres the 10-20 option? I say 24 :)

wouldn't that fall under a 20-30 option?

nicegoing
08-21-2012, 04:47 PM
can win 66 games max

SportsFanatic10
08-21-2012, 04:47 PM
CP3 and Griffin alone are better than Kobe and Howard. matter of fact, i'll take Derrick Rose over the Lakers roster. just saying.

man i know you're a heat fan but you're an embarrassment with some of these posts.

killbumdeluxe13
08-21-2012, 04:55 PM
65-68 wins is more like it. outside chance of beating chicagos record. Lets not forget that Nash, Kobe, and Pau aren't the youngest anymore. Guaranteed they'll be resting themselves a bit at the end of the season to get ready for they playoffs, which could cost them some wins. Dwight not being healthy for the first part of the season hurts as well.

RLundi
08-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Homer Alert.

JordansBulls
08-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Why is this a thread? Maybe half way thru the year if they are like 36-5 or so then a thread like this is more real. Right now the most logical thread is will the Lakers get the top seed out West.

Twins Fanatic
08-21-2012, 05:11 PM
No, although I think they would get more wins if they played in the East.

Purple&Gold24
08-21-2012, 05:13 PM
no...please stop.

These are the type of laker fans that just :facepalm:

Purple&Gold24
08-21-2012, 05:15 PM
Why is this a thread? Maybe half way thru the year if they are like 36-5 or so then a thread like this is more real. Right now the most logical thread is will the Lakers get the top seed out West.

Yes, exactly. This +84329042384903824

SaimuKala
08-21-2012, 05:21 PM
Just saying the Lakers should be more worried about the Clipper right now, you're not on same level as Heat.
Chauncey Billups, Eric Bledsoe , Caron Butler, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green, Blake Griffin, Grant Hill, Ryan Hollins, DeAndre Jordan, Kenyon Martin, Lamar Odom , Chris Paul, Bobby Simmons and Ronny Turiaf are no cake walk.

That team is better than the Lakers.

Yeah sure if it helps you sleep!

MadBomber
08-21-2012, 05:25 PM
No they will not break it. I don't think that is their priority although I think they will win in the 55-60 range.

SaimuKala
08-21-2012, 05:32 PM
Lets see here...Haslem, Joel Anthony, Rain man (Jones), Cole, Mike Miller etc are better than anything the Lakers have now. But then we added Ray Allen...

Haslem can't shoot
Jordan Hill is miles ahead of Anthony
Jones barely plays
Cole... lol
Mike Miller is always injured

RaiderLakersA's
08-21-2012, 05:33 PM
This thread is bollox! The Lakers don't play for the regular season. The OP should have his Laker Card pulled.

SaimuKala
08-21-2012, 05:36 PM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

You are so scared. :)

ThunderousDemon
08-21-2012, 05:41 PM
You do know that Lebron is better than the entire Lakers roster combined? I bet if you give people a choice, Lebron or the entire Lakers roster...a few will pick the Lakers.

Fear.

smiddy012
08-21-2012, 05:41 PM
What can the lakers even upgrade???

Rondo
Wade
James
Love
Bynum

^^^ that better???

Lakers are better then that team and I put the best player non including a laker at each position that i can think of

Is this English?

Mave1002
08-21-2012, 08:02 PM
:laugh2: Lakers fans......

Yep. Winning tradition is always on our minds. And were backed up by rings.

championships
08-21-2012, 08:06 PM
No. The league has too many competitive teams right now. It might be a long time before we see someone do that.

Not to mention the Lakers will probably start of slow while they try an build team chemistry together

Mave1002
08-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Don't hate.

takes one to ****in know one, eh?

Mave1002
08-21-2012, 08:09 PM
I don't know about your predictions, but if the Lakers don't make it to Finals, half of the Lakers/Kobe fans will quit PSD.

Some maybe, but not half.

I mean, let's face it. Whatever happens, the Lakers will never stop being a legit contender. The Organization has been a pillar of the industry for many generations now.

eternal slumber
08-21-2012, 08:12 PM
not offending any Lakers fan here but no they won't break it, they won't even come close to it but when playoffs comes, they'll be a force.

Mave1002
08-21-2012, 08:21 PM
not offending any Lakers fan here but no they won't break it, they won't even come close to it but playoff time, they'll be a force.

None taken. They might not break it, but I see them getting at least 64. Barring injuries,etc.

chicago lulz
08-21-2012, 08:55 PM
No. The league has too many competitive teams right now. It might be a long time before we see someone do that.

Not to mention the Lakers will probably start of slow while they try an build team chemistry together

The league didn't have too many competitive teams back then?

BKLYNpigeon
08-21-2012, 09:09 PM
No a chance. Lakers are not pushing these old guys to break some record. they're about championships.

Phenomenonsense
08-21-2012, 09:12 PM
50-60 wins?? cmon didnt the Cavs teams that had basically Lebron James and nothing win like 60 games lol

This team has 4 guys that can win you 50 games basically by themselves

Yea, they'll win 200 games then.

xxplayerxx23
08-21-2012, 09:22 PM
30-52 :nod:

TheNumber37
08-21-2012, 09:34 PM
no one will break that. and we need to stop asking this question when every super team is formed.
especially when we are talking about coastal teams, the schedule is tougher than it was for Chicago.

STL Don
08-21-2012, 09:40 PM
No. Their bench still isn't very good. And if Dwight is not ready to start the season or less than 100% that doesn't help their odds of such an extraordinary feat.

I honestly don't even think they will have the best regular season record in the West this year. I don't think that is even a very bold prediction either.

LA's bench IS pretty good. At the very least, they'll be much improved from last season..
If people are looking past Antwan Jamison, I'd say that's pretty foolish. He's still a very good scorer who's coming to a team that's much better than he played on last year and also will be playing in a reduced role off the bench which should only benefit himself.
Jordan Hill, our only reliable asset off the bench from the very end of last season was resigned. That makes our front court stable and very deep. He's young and should only build off his performances late last year and into the playoffs. Consider him a rich mans Ronny Turiaf.
Jodie Meeks was also an upgrade. He can shoot the deep ball and defend pretty well. Now playing on a better team behind the likes of Nash and Kobe, he himself should only get better as well.
I'm not saying the Lakers have the best bench in the league by any means, I'm just saying they did improve significantly with these contracts and we should see much more production in comparison to last years bench which was our biggest issue.


not even close. howard is gonna miss the beginning of the season and they need some time to develop chemistry together. nash and kobe figuring out the ball handling could take some time, i doubt kobe smoothly learns to play off ball alot more than he has. plus they're in a tough western conference without much of a bench, i doubt they even go for the number 1 seed. theres lots of talent but nash and kobe are older now and they will be more concerned about being healthy going into the playoffs. okc will be number 1 seed in the west imo and lakers either 2nd or 3rd.

Dwight Howard isn't going to miss much time at all, if any. :facepalm: I'm sorry some of you guys actually bought into that lmao.
I understand the chemistry they need to build together as a team but let's be real here.. Steve Nash is a very smart basketball player who excels at making his players around him better. Arguably still the best facilitator in the league, along with Paul and Rondo. Now playing alongside Kobe in the backcourt wit Pau and Howard up front, forget it.
As far as Kobe is concerned, he is the LEAST I am concerned about. He also has a very, very high basketball IQ and knows he's getting up there in age, I highly doubt he would be the one to cause things to go south. Believe me, he wants those rings more than anyone else and I doubt at this point he'd take earning them for granted. He needs to win now and he knows that.

--23--
08-21-2012, 09:45 PM
the Lakers will go 98-0 :rolleyes:

ThunderousDemon
08-21-2012, 09:52 PM
the Lakers will go 98-0 :rolleyes:

That's good to know.

85BearsDefense
08-22-2012, 02:01 AM
MJ and Pippen were old during the 96 season to all you guys saying "they won't do it bc they're old"

But I don't think
They'll win 72, they have the potential 2 but I see 64-69 wins.

effen5
08-22-2012, 09:57 AM
They won't win 72 this year with howard not being healthy.

rasheed34
08-22-2012, 10:21 AM
LA isnt the team theyre being hyped up to b, D12 is a baby, and OKC will be number 1 seed in the west fa sho, LAC's lookin good, SAS looking good, MEM is on the rise, and dont forget DAL with all their changes. Kobe's ego and wackness will stop them from gong all the way.

ATX
08-22-2012, 10:30 AM
the Lakers will go 98-0 :rolleyes:

This...

This is all Mr. LA wants to hear.

slyone_nyc
08-22-2012, 10:38 AM
NO team will ever break that record, i think the bulls were 37-2 at some point in that season... anyhow, D12 is out until december, the Lakers will have a lot of chemistry issues to work out. i say they win around 58-62 games, and will be 1st or 2nd in the west.

Knick_Fever
08-22-2012, 10:48 AM
78-2.

The two loses coming by way of Miami.

There's 82 games in the season numb-nuts.

ATX
08-22-2012, 11:11 AM
There's 82 games in the season numb-nuts.

Of all the millions of grammatical and typographical errors on here, this is what you choose to call someone out on?? Really?

GSWJunkie
08-22-2012, 11:27 AM
They are looking very formidable (as this Warriors fan vomits those words out of my mouth). However, they are old and some key player will miss significant time at some point during the season, be it Nash or Howard or whoever. If they stay 90% fully healthy all season long, they will challenge the Bulls record, but they won't be able to break it.

The reasons for this are:

1.) They will need some time to gel as a team, and with everyone gunning for them, they will endure a few more early season losses then anticipated. Plus, we don't currently know what the status of Howard's back is and if he will miss a few games to start the season or not. If he does miss early time, expect the Lakers to endure close to 10 losses quickly.

2.) Even though they improved, significantly, the majority of the Western Conference also improved, a lot in some cases. Because of this factor alone, I don't see the Lakers coming out of the West with less than 10 losses, and they will probably need to endure around 4-5 losses, or less, if they want a shot at breaking that record and I just don't see it happening, there is too much improved competition.

My predictions are:

1.) if 85%-90% fully healthy for the season: 62-68 wins.
2.) if not healthy for the most part: 55-61 wins.

BobbyHillSwag
08-22-2012, 11:29 AM
, I think Lakers will win 70 games this year, but wont beat out bulls record.

raiderfaninTX
01-09-2013, 04:38 PM
MJ and Pippen were old during the 96 season to all you guys saying "they won't do it bc they're old"

But I don't think
They'll win 72, they have the potential 2 but I see 64-69 wins.

I dont

69centers
01-09-2013, 04:42 PM
:no::no::no::no::no::no::no:

Nice thread resurrection.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
01-09-2013, 04:42 PM
Please don't bump old threads again.