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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Laker Girls Thread

http://www.nba.com/lakers/lakergirls/

Things to discuss:

Favorite, least favorite, best dancer, worst dancer, best routine, worst routine, choreography relative to other teams, should they can their coach, etc
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject:

Don't get the point anymore personally.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject:

Personally, I think their routines have been pretty lackluster thus far. They choose good songs from time to time, even most of the time, but more often than not the actual dance routine just does not sync up with the song very well.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject:

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Don't get the point anymore personally.


wow you're that down on them?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject:

For the sake of this thread, let's pretend the Jazz Girls don't exist.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Don't get the point anymore personally.


wow you're that down on them?


Don't get the point of cheerleaders. No one really cares.

Outdated concept.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject:

Better than having a giant bobcat dunking off of a trampoline, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject:

Is there any team that doesn't have dancers? I agree with ring, though. If you want to gawk at women do it in private and on the internet like normal people these days...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject:

Hard to judge an entire corp of dancers on television, but Charlotte and Memphis have the best “talent” from my simple eye test.

I’ll let someone else do the analytics.

The Laker Girls have zero mystique. They seem to be holding on to more traditional/less slutty wardrobes, but the dancing is vanilla and robotic as hell.

To be fair, most team dance choreography is vanilla and robotic, but the Lakers’ are extra bland.

Where’s Paula Abdul when you need her?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
Better than having a giant bobcat dunking off of a trampoline, though.


Sure. And being pooped on is better than being decapitated but i still dont wanna be pooped on.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Don't get the point anymore personally.


wow you're that down on them?


Don't get the point of cheerleaders. No one really cares.

Outdated concept.


I like cheerleaders always have its part of the sports culture

How is it outdated?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject:

Sydney is pretty hot although every single of one them have man faces. Go check out the Miami Heat dancers...they are fire.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject:

Lucky_Shot wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Don't get the point anymore personally.


wow you're that down on them?


Don't get the point of cheerleaders. No one really cares.

Outdated concept.


I like cheerleaders always have its part of the sports culture

How is it outdated?


Cuz no one really cares about them. And people look at their phones on timeouts and stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject:

phones suck
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject:

Is this thread where we learn about modern dance?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Joe Pesci wrote:
Hard to judge an entire corp of dancers on television, but Charlotte and Memphis have the best “talent” from my simple eye test.

I’ll let someone else do the analytics.

The Laker Girls have zero mystique. They seem to be holding on to more traditional/less slutty wardrobes, but the dancing is vanilla and robotic as hell.


To be fair, most team dance choreography is vanilla and robotic, but the Lakers’ are extra bland.

Where’s Paula Abdul when you need her?


To be fair, they used to be unique back in the 80's...
But now pretty much all the NBA teams hire professional dancers and some of them even change teams. So the mystique is no longer there anymore.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Joe Pesci wrote:
Hard to judge an entire corp of dancers on television, but Charlotte and Memphis have the best “talent” from my simple eye test.

I’ll let someone else do the analytics.

The Laker Girls have zero mystique. They seem to be holding on to more traditional/less slutty wardrobes, but the dancing is vanilla and robotic as hell.


To be fair, most team dance choreography is vanilla and robotic, but the Lakers’ are extra bland.

Where’s Paula Abdul when you need her?


To be fair, they used to be unique back in the 80's...
But now pretty much all the NBA teams hire professional dancers and some of them even change teams. So the mystique is no longer there anymore.


Joe Pesci pretty much nailed it! I have nothing more to add.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject:

Not to sound like a d-bag but the Laker Girls haven't been great looking in years.... there are honestly better looking women in the stands at Staples.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Is this thread where we learn about modern dance?


lol
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject:

Lisa Estrada has since been promoted to VP of Entertainment and Facilities, these days Jessica's managing the Laker Girls as well as the game/entertainment operations. It's likely things will continue to be kept close to tradition since the days when Dr. Buss introduced the first squad.

The candidate pool hasn't been what it used to be during the championship years. Just 7 years ago, they'd have 400 candidates line-up outside the Toyota Sports Center, this year it was down to around 250 and they've had a number of alums and candidates try out for other teams in the area (e.g. Rams).

They prefer candidates who've had extensive dance backgrounds (at least 8 years) so dancers who'd make the Heat squad would not necessarily be a lock for the Lakers squad. Community outreach such as visiting schools, charity appearances, and team events is all part of what one signs up for, so the total time commitment including practices and games is rather significant.


As for any improvement, they should consider adding wider variety of costuming for the squad. The Knicks City Dancers seem to do well in this regard at MSG.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject:

Fortysixn2 wrote:
Sydney is pretty hot although every single of one them have man faces. Go check out the Miami Heat dancers...they are fire.


seriously.....ALEXANDRA was definitely a special design by a higher power or two very giving individuals in Little Havana!

and BRITTANY....we have found the formula...Jamaican, Chinese, and African American!

and more Cuban beauties...KRISTINA, NICOLE R., and CHLOE!

and Señorita OSMARA!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Fortysixn2 wrote:
Sydney is pretty hot although every single of one them have man faces. Go check out the Miami Heat dancers...they are fire.


seriously.....ALEXANDRA was definitely a special design by a higher power or two very giving individuals in Little Havana!

and BRITTANY....we have found the formula...Jamaican, Chinese, and African American!

and more Cuban beauties...KRISTINA, NICOLE R., and CHLOE!

and Señorita OSMARA!!!


Too plastic. Too skinny. Hair on arms. 1/10.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject:

PRLakeShow wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Fortysixn2 wrote:
Sydney is pretty hot although every single of one them have man faces. Go check out the Miami Heat dancers...they are fire.


seriously.....ALEXANDRA was definitely a special design by a higher power or two very giving individuals in Little Havana!

and BRITTANY....we have found the formula...Jamaican, Chinese, and African American!

and more Cuban beauties...KRISTINA, NICOLE R., and CHLOE!

and Señorita OSMARA!!!


Too plastic. Too skinny. Hair on arms. 1/10.


dude, I never knew you were vision impaired...but I guess it does explain some of your takes in the game thread...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject:

Fortysixn2 wrote:
Sydney is pretty hot although every single of one them have man faces. Go check out the Miami Heat dancers...they are fire.

Sydney is the best dancer
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject:

Loving the discussion here, guys and gals. Plenty of good points are being brought up and I find myself agreeing with most of them - except for those that denigrate the idea of an NBA team having dancers.
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