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P&GRealist
04-24-2014, 12:36 AM
LMA 2014:

Game 1: 46 pts, 18 rebs, 2 assts, 2 blks


Game 2: 43 pts, 8 rebs, 1 asst, 3 blks




Kobe 2001:

Game 4 @ Sacramento: 48 pts, 16 rebs, 3 assts, 2 stls, 1 blk

Game 1 @ San Antonio: 45 pts, 10 rebs, 3 assts, 1 stl, 1 blk

nickdymez
04-24-2014, 12:37 AM
Chuckers

goingfor28
04-24-2014, 12:39 AM
Beast

AllDay28
04-24-2014, 12:41 AM
Chuckers

Chuckers don't win games in the playoffs . Ur logic is kind of moot

Crackadalic
04-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Miss old Kobe

Lma Tha God

*Superman*
04-24-2014, 12:45 AM
Young Gawd.

shen
04-24-2014, 12:45 AM
Chuckers

LMA was 18 of 28 tonight. 7 of 8 from the FT line. I have accused LMA of many things since he entered the league, being a chucker is not one of them.

mngopher35
04-24-2014, 12:48 AM
he has been unreal so far, so fun to watch

nickdymez
04-24-2014, 12:48 AM
Chuckers

*Sarcasm*

shen
04-24-2014, 12:51 AM
*Sarcasm*

Sorry.

I have difficulties determining sarcasm when talking to people, reading on a message board I am hopeless.

Bulls_fan90
04-24-2014, 12:58 AM
Aldridge is the best big man in the game.

Beast.

FlashBolt
04-24-2014, 01:38 AM
He just couldn't miss. It was just so damn unreal. Kinda reminded me of LeBron in 2011-12 playoffs when he just couldn't miss vs Boston.

Tony_Starks
04-24-2014, 01:49 AM
AND he took turns defending Dwight!

Gibby
04-24-2014, 01:55 AM
you can't defend most of those shots. Houston might have to put a smaller/quicker defender like Terrance Jones on him.

AsiandudePH
04-24-2014, 02:14 AM
you can't defend most of those shots. Houston might have to put a smaller/quicker defender like Terrance Jones on him.

They did that game 1

shep33
04-24-2014, 02:24 AM
Crazy. He's absolutely dominating. What's most impressive is that he's done it with Asik or Howard on him for a bunch of possessions too

ryder78c
04-24-2014, 02:33 AM
Howard couldn't defend him and Asik got posterized we are built for the playoffs and LMA is unstoppable, only Robinson really had a off night and he did decent, Funny how every time We started pulling away and the Refs jumped in it there was so many calls on the blazers that were ridiculous, Freeland played 1 minute game 1, got 2 BS foul calls game 2 less then 24 seconds 2 b.s. fouls NBA won't let one of there star teams get blown away, they gotta realize the Trail Blazers are the Seahawks of the NBA. BEEN SAYING IT SINCE LMA GOT DRAFTED HE IS THE BEST PF IN THE GAME THE NEXT DIRK BUT BETTER

numba1CHANGsta
04-24-2014, 02:54 AM
And they both will be playing together next year :D

John Walls Era
04-24-2014, 03:01 AM
Hes great, but Rockets D is complete ****.

NoahH
04-24-2014, 09:44 AM
This isnt out of the ordinary for LMA either. I mean putting up the 40 is, but he was putting up high 20s and 30s repeatedly during the season on high % and lower mins.

Hes a beast

Jarvo
04-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Been saying this for the longest he's the best PF in the NBA by far and he's showing up in the playoffs huge.

kozelkid
04-24-2014, 12:31 PM
BEEN SAYING IT SINCE LMA GOT DRAFTED HE IS THE BEST PF IN THE GAME THE NEXT DIRK BUT BETTER

Put down the pipe.

MrfadeawayJB
04-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Houston's defensive holes are being exploited big time. Portland gets penetration anytime they want

still1ballin
04-24-2014, 01:15 PM
ze gratest

koreancabbage
04-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Howard couldn't defend him and Asik got posterized we are built for the playoffs and LMA is unstoppable, only Robinson really had a off night and he did decent, Funny how every time We started pulling away and the Refs jumped in it there was so many calls on the blazers that were ridiculous, Freeland played 1 minute game 1, got 2 BS foul calls game 2 less then 24 seconds 2 b.s. fouls NBA won't let one of there star teams get blown away, they gotta realize the Trail Blazers are the Seahawks of the NBA. BEEN SAYING IT SINCE LMA GOT DRAFTED HE IS THE BEST PF IN THE GAME THE NEXT DIRK BUT BETTER

buahahahaha

Bruno
04-24-2014, 01:33 PM
mid range baby. all about it. not into watching players step back for threes or fumble their way into the post for contested 'layups' 100% of the time. defenses set themselves for defending the 3, and protecting the paint. a saucy midrange game is the equivalent of piercing an old knight under the armpit where the armor is weak. I'm loving it.

kozelkid
04-24-2014, 01:45 PM
mid range baby. all about it. not into watching players step back for threes or fumble their way into the post for contested 'layups' 100% of the time. defenses set themselves for defending the 3, and protecting the paint. a saucy midrange game is the equivalent of piercing an old knight under the armpit where the armor is weak. I'm loving it.

I'm starting to wonder if a solid mid range is a market inefficiency that could now be exploited more in the NBA. No doubt it's the least efficient shot in basketball, but with defenses now adjusting for the 3, you have to think that there will only be more open looks for the mid range. And with a good enough shot, games like LMA's happen.

Bruno
04-24-2014, 02:04 PM
I'm starting to wonder if a solid mid range is a market inefficiency that could now be exploited more in the NBA. No doubt it's the least efficient shot in basketball, but with defenses now adjusting for the 3, you have to think that there will only be more open looks for the mid range. And with a good enough shot, games like LMA's happen.

mid range specialists can exploit the defensive hole in defending the mid range. its about reading what the defense gives you, and going with the flow of the game. not simply going for layups and stepping back for three 100% of the time because thats what a calculator tells you to do. the game of basketball is too fluid and moment by moment to 100% commit to a specific mandate (such as never shoot open mid range shots). some of the best players of all time have made a career out of being dominant from the mid range. i dismiss this new age dismissal of the mid range.

mrblisterdundee
04-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Chuckers

He's averaged 59.5 percent on field goals, along with 100 percent from three-point land. That's as a jump shooter going against Dwight Howard and Omer Asik.

Jamiecballer
04-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Yeah he's been a chucker at times but it's different when you do it extremely well like he has in this series.

beliges
04-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Anytime you accomplish a playoff feat that puts you in the same sentence as Kobe, you are doing something extraordinary. Good for LA.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 05:55 PM
LMA is playing out of his mind. The Rockets are trying almost everything, he is just hitting tough shot after tough shot. Meanwhile, Harden is sucking up the floor on both ends.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Anytime you accomplish a playoff feat that puts you in the same sentence as Kobe, you are doing something extraordinary. Good for LA.

Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

P&GRealist
04-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

This is about the good of LMA with the good of Kobe.

Why talk about the bad of a player that's not even being discussed here with the bad of Kobe?


What's your agenda Patrick Swayze?

jerellh528
04-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

Too bad Kobe had exceptionally better defense, 15 rebounds, and 11 of his 23 points came in the 4th. And unlike harden, he was still a leadership presence who rallied his guys.

L8kers4life
04-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

How cute Hawkeye, somebody said something good about Kobe, you couldn't have that, had to come back with something negative.

L8kers4life
04-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Funny thing is KObe can play that bad and they still won that game and the championship, don't compare Harden to Kobe, its foolish, and you look like a hater.

Avenged
04-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Anytime you accomplish a playoff feat that puts you in the same sentence as Kobe, you are doing something extraordinary. Good for LA.

Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

Cool. Now let's get back on topic now that thats out of your system.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:27 PM
This is about the good of LMA with the good of Kobe.

Why talk about the bad of a player that's not even being discussed here with the bad of Kobe?


What's your agenda Patrick Swayze?

the poster I replied to said anytime you do anything Kobe did in the playoffs, you are doing something extraordinary.

if you want to act like Kobe never had a bad game/series in the playoffs, cool.

Look, its great that LMA has been this hot, and Kobe was at one point, an incredible playoff scorer, but I can find a retort about every great player that ever played with the same response.

Nobody is perfect.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Too bad Kobe had exceptionally better defense, 15 rebounds, and 11 of his 23 points came in the 4th. And unlike harden, he was still a leadership presence who rallied his guys.

god dude, watching Harden play defense is painful.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Cool. Now let's get back on topic now that thats out of your system.

I responded directly to a post, with accuracy. But sure, lets get back on topic.

LMA is playing well above his head, and simply amazing.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Funny thing is KObe can play that bad and they still won that game and the championship, don't compare Harden to Kobe, its foolish, and you look like a hater.

how on earth does that help your point? When a player can play terrible, as the superstar, and his team still wins, doesn't that show how amazing his help is?

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:30 PM
How cute Hawkeye, somebody said something good about Kobe, you couldn't have that, had to come back with something negative.

just balancing the site.

jerellh528
04-24-2014, 09:31 PM
the poster I replied to said anytime you do anything Kobe did in the playoffs, you are doing something extraordinary.

if you want to act like Kobe never had a bad game/series in the playoffs, cool.

Look, its great that LMA has been this hot, and Kobe was at one point, an incredible playoff scorer, but I can find a retort about every great player that ever played with the same response.

Nobody is perfect.
Poster said playoff FEAT, feat by definition means: an act or product of skill, endurance, or ingenuity. You would have a point if the poster was actually saying "anytime you do anything Kobe did in the playoffs" like your post states.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Poster said playoff FEAT, feat by definition means: an act or product of skill, endurance, or ingenuity. You would have a point if the poster was actually saying "anytime you do anything Kobe did in the playoffs" like your post states.

fair enough dude.

jerellh528
04-24-2014, 09:42 PM
fair enough dude.

Haha not tryin to jump down you're neck. :cheers:

P&GRealist
04-24-2014, 09:43 PM
the poster I replied to said anytime you do anything Kobe did in the playoffs, you are doing something extraordinary.

if you want to act like Kobe never had a bad game/series in the playoffs, cool.

Look, its great that LMA has been this hot, and Kobe was at one point, an incredible playoff scorer, but I can find a retort about every great player that ever played with the same response.

Nobody is perfect.
So basically you're jealous of Kobe's success.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:50 PM
So basically you're jealous of Kobe's success.

jealous? cmon.

I don't live vicariously through sports, even if I love them.

Hawkeye15
04-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Haha not tryin to jump down you're neck. :cheers:

nah, I overreacted to that post, even though I had no intention.

You set me straight. All good brother

still1ballin
04-24-2014, 11:42 PM
Anytime you accomplish a playoff feat that puts you in the same sentence as Kobe, you are doing something extraordinary. Good for LA.

Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

Stop derailing threads

Bruno
04-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Harden is shooting about as well as Kobe did in game 7 against Boston in 2010, and that is not a good thing.

he's shooting better than that.

what he isn't doing is pulling down 15 rebounds in a deciding game where the winner of the glass wins every game of the series. lets not erase from the history book that a battered SG pulled down 15 rebounds in a sludge match of a game seven, single handedly out rebounding three out of bosons five starters. the greats, the crafty, and the legends of this league figure out a way to get it done even when they can't throw a rock into the ocean. Harden has yet to figure this out, that stuff takes time.

Bruno
04-25-2014, 03:27 PM
he's shooting better than that.

what he isn't doing is pulling down 15 rebounds in a deciding game where the winner of the glass wins every game of the series. lets not erase from the history book that a battered SG pulled down 15 rebounds in a sludge match of a game seven, single handedly out rebounding three out of bosons five starters. the greats, the crafty, and the legends of this league figure out a way to get it done even when they can't throw a rock into the ocean. Harden has yet to figure this out, that stuff takes time.
and hawkeye, lets give the Boston defense some credit. they held the Lakers as a team to 35.6% without counting Kobes stats (32.5% including Kobe).

Kobe had two games where his offense was brilliantly efficient. he had back to back TS% above .61 in games four and five. both laker loses...

i also want to point out that Boston as a team shot 40% in game seven. it was an old school slow paced sludge match and should be remembered as such.

its possible that Aldridge runs out of steam, but i don't see the series turning into a slowed down sludge match- mchale will do everything he can to get harden going.

nickdymez
04-25-2014, 04:17 PM
god dude, watching Harden play defense is painful.

Dont run away. Address his comment. For some reason you wanted to bring up how bad Kobe played, but didnt mention any good things he did that game, where btw, they won.

P&GRealist
04-25-2014, 04:21 PM
jealous? cmon.

I don't live vicariously through sports, even if I love them.

I'm starting to see a pattern with you.

And let me tell you, you're not looking too good in conversations that involve Kobe Bryant.

A bit of advice, if Kobe riles you up so much, it's probably best you don't partake in discussions or parts of discussions involving him, good or bad.

L8kers4life
04-25-2014, 05:05 PM
how on earth does that help your point? When a player can play terrible, as the superstar, and his team still wins, doesn't that show how amazing his help is?


His Cast shot 38% that game,so that point is not valid, secondly as other people have mentioned, Kobe grabbed 15 rebounds and 11 of his 23 points in the 4th quarter. If a supporting cast of Pau and Lamar and Bynum is great then I must be confused, because what has Lamar and Bynum done since they left LA, both of them were good, but lets not make it out like he a all world team, Lamar has played like 50 games since leaving the lakers and Bynum has played less, his supporting class was anything but great, yet he lead them to 3 straight NBA finals.

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 06:31 PM
he's shooting better than that.

what he isn't doing is pulling down 15 rebounds in a deciding game where the winner of the glass wins every game of the series. lets not erase from the history book that a battered SG pulled down 15 rebounds in a sludge match of a game seven, single handedly out rebounding three out of bosons five starters. the greats, the crafty, and the legends of this league figure out a way to get it done even when they can't throw a rock into the ocean. Harden has yet to figure this out, that stuff takes time.

Harden is sucking period. He is contributing nothing to the series so far.

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 06:33 PM
I'm starting to see a pattern with you.

And let me tell you, you're not looking too good in conversations that involve Kobe Bryant.

A bit of advice, if Kobe riles you up so much, it's probably best you don't partake in discussions or parts of discussions involving him, good or bad.

I don't really care to be honest. I have never liked Kobe, never hidden it, but have been fair about his skillset and legacy/ranking throughout my tenure here.

If you don't like what I have to say about a player, you can not read the post...


btw, do you know how many discussions/posts I have totally ignored regarding Kobe? Thousands. But a player like that will dominate a lot of the threads, so here and there, I speak my mind.

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 06:34 PM
His Cast shot 38% that game,so that point is not valid, secondly as other people have mentioned, Kobe grabbed 15 rebounds and 11 of his 23 points in the 4th quarter. If a supporting cast of Pau and Lamar and Bynum is great then I must be confused, because what has Lamar and Bynum done since they left LA, both of them were good, but lets not make it out like he a all world team, Lamar has played like 50 games since leaving the lakers and Bynum has played less, his supporting class was anything but great, yet he lead them to 3 straight NBA finals.

that "cast" was a paint protection machine as well, which is always left out. It also took Artest awaking from the dead to have his best game of the year possibly.

Point is, show me another superstar who is winning a game 7 while shooting that poorly, if that is their identity. If they did, it shows how good their cast was.

But any championship team ever has a good cast, we all know that. No one player can win it on his own.

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 06:35 PM
and hawkeye, lets give the Boston defense some credit. they held the Lakers as a team to 35.6% without counting Kobes stats (32.5% including Kobe).

Kobe had two games where his offense was brilliantly efficient. he had back to back TS% above .61 in games four and five. both laker loses...

i also want to point out that Boston as a team shot 40% in game seven. it was an old school slow paced sludge match and should be remembered as such.

its possible that Aldridge runs out of steam, but i don't see the series turning into a slowed down sludge match- mchale will do everything he can to get harden going.

neither team is good enough on defense for it to slow down.

L8kers4life
04-25-2014, 06:44 PM
that "cast" was a paint protection machine as well, which is always left out. It also took Artest awaking from the dead to have his best game of the year possibly.

Point is, show me another superstar who is winning a game 7 while shooting that poorly, if that is their identity. If they did, it shows how good their cast was.

But any championship team ever has a good cast, we all know that. No one player can win it on his own.



I agree with your points here.

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 06:47 PM
I agree with your points here.

and yes, I fully admit I took a jab very immaturely.

My apologies to anyone who is a Kobe fan that I pissed off, I should know better.

P&GRealist
04-25-2014, 07:19 PM
I don't really care to be honest. I have never liked Kobe, never hidden it, but have been fair about his skillset and legacy/ranking throughout my tenure here.

If you don't like what I have to say about a player, you can not read the post...


btw, do you know how many discussions/posts I have totally ignored regarding Kobe? Thousands. But a player like that will dominate a lot of the threads, so here and there, I speak my mind.

It's not about liking or not liking what you post. It's simply about being a grown up and staying on topic and stop being so absent-minded and going off on tangents. I feel sorry for you that you lack that quality and ability.

Abel Ye
04-25-2014, 07:24 PM
It's not about liking or not liking what you post. It's simply about being a grown up and staying on topic and stop being so absent-minded and going off on tangents. I feel sorry for you that you lack that quality and ability.

Says the guy who writes "titayss" in every other thread. lol


Not Spam: Great game by Lamarcus Aldridge. Can't wait to see what game plan Houston has to stop him tonight.

Jamiecballer
04-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Bahahaha

Hawkeye15
04-25-2014, 07:36 PM
It's not about liking or not liking what you post. It's simply about being a grown up and staying on topic and stop being so absent-minded and going off on tangents. I feel sorry for you that you lack that quality and ability.

haha, well, feel sorry for me if you wish. My reputation here is just fine.

moving on (unless you care to continue for no reason)...

P&GRealist
04-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Says the guy who writes "titayss" in every other thread. lol


:drool:

LakerShow
04-25-2014, 09:08 PM
And yet fans threw out the NBA world always say Kobe didn't do squat back then in the playoffs. Lol. Props on LA, he has been a straight beast thus far.

NBA_Starter
04-25-2014, 10:00 PM
What a Beast, he has def. been saving up for this!

still1ballin
04-25-2014, 10:12 PM
It's not about liking or not liking what you post. It's simply about being a grown up and staying on topic and stop being so absent-minded and going off on tangents. I feel sorry for you that you lack that quality and ability.

Says the guy who writes "titayss" in every other thread. lol


Not Spam: Great game by Lamarcus Aldridge. Can't wait to see what game plan Houston has to stop him tonight.

:laugh:

beliges
04-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Except kobe did it in a win clinching his 5th title against one of the best defensive teams of this era. LOL.

FOBolous
04-26-2014, 11:24 PM
Why are we talking about Kobe in a LMA thread?

jerellh528
04-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Why are we talking about Kobe in a LMA thread?

Because the thread title actually has his name in it ?