What other Lakers deserve a statue outside Staples?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject:

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Dr. Buss & Kobe, that's it.


How does one say this? "+1"?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject:

Besides Kobe, Wilt and James. My choice would be George Mikan.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject:

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I raised this question in another thread. With Kobe, I think we're done. It would be a little weird to have the current owners put up a statue of their dad. Just in general, there is something unseemly about owners erecting monuments to themselves. If some future ownership group wanted to do it, after the Buss family is out of the picture, that would be a different matter.


It's weird for anyone to put up a statue for an owner. You want to name a part of the arena or adjacent area after an prominent owner, great. But erect a statue? No way.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject:

Definitely Dr. Buss. Just look at the freak show we've been seeing after he had passed away. Lakers were once a mighty empire for many years until the demise of its great leader.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject:

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Already too many, but I'll take one of me shooting the J


That only makes sense, we all know you didn’t play any D despite the username
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject:

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Kobe for sure, and you'd have to strongly consider (and I'd be fine with) any of Wilt, Mikan, Goodrich, Pao, Worthy. They were all key parts to championships.


It’s a question if he gets his jersey retired, def not a statue outside Staples.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject:

aiel wrote:
Jerry West


He has one already.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What other Lakers deserve a statue outside Staples?

JamaalWilkes wrote:
1. Kobe
Seems like the Lakers want to wait until the Laker legend is retired a certain amount of time or inducted into the hall, but Kobe is Kobe...

2. Wilt?

3: Worthy?

Who else?

Not sure the fan base resonates with Mikan or Goodrich. Wilkes was not good enough.

Another thought:

Dr. Jerry Buss



I really don't consider Wilt an all time Laker great. He's more of a great who happened to play with the Lakers. It'd be the same if LeBron signed here.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject:

Kobe. And I’ll be honest I didn’t even think Baylor shoulda got one.

Kareem

Magic

Hearn

Shaq

Kobe

West

These are the only statutes as I’d have
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject:

If Paul George came here and requested #13, I would honestly have no problem with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject:

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I think Mikan is criminally forgotten. First great big man and star of the league.


He never played in LA, though. I’d have no problem with it, but it would be a little odd. It would be like putting a statue of Kurt Warner outside the Rams’ new stadium.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject:

We have to many statues already. We need to knock them all down and start over.

- Magic
- Kareem
- Kobe
- Chick
- West
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject:

One of Chris Dudley as he’s getting shoved down by Shaq after one of the most disrespectful dunks in basketball history.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject:

John Ireland.

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Jim buss

Beto Duran

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
I think Mikan is criminally forgotten. First great big man and star of the league.


He never played in LA, though. I’d have no problem with it, but it would be a little odd. It would be like putting a statue of Kurt Warner outside the Rams’ new stadium.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject:

I’d vote for Paul Gasol before I vote for some of these other choices. I’d say Kobe, MAYBE Worthy and that’s it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
I think Mikan is criminally forgotten. First great big man and star of the league.


He never played in LA, though. I’d have no problem with it, but it would be a little odd. It would be like putting a statue of Kurt Warner outside the Rams’ new stadium.


Sure, because the team moved. But he was the first team and league superstar. Would you not put up a statue to magic if the team moved from LA? It’s a franchise, not just a location.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject:

probably Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject:

How has nobody said Slava Medvenko yet? Or will he be included in Kobe's statue?

For real though Jerry Buss, 100% needs a statue but I've heard they are thinking of putting it in Commerce Casino.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject:

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I raised this question in another thread. With Kobe, I think we're done. It would be a little weird to have the current owners put up a statue of their dad. Just in general, there is something unseemly about owners erecting monuments to themselves. If some future ownership group wanted to do it, after the Buss family is out of the picture, that would be a different matter.

I get where you’re coming from, but I think it’s kind of a different situation. Dr. Buss is pretty much universally accepted as one of the best owners in sports history, and was synonymous with the Lakers brand for 3 decades of unprecedented success.

If this were any other team/ownership family, then I’d absolutely agree. I just don’t think anyone would have a problem with it, and it’s undoubtedly deserved.


Isn’t it AEG who puts up the statues? The Lakers wouldn’t put up Gretzky or De La Hoya.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject:

PartyMan wrote:
Startrout wrote:
Kobe for sure, and you'd have to strongly consider (and I'd be fine with) any of Wilt, Mikan, Goodrich, Pao, Worthy. They were all key parts to championships.


It’s a question if he gets his jersey retired, def not a statue outside Staples.


Well, there is no question that he will absolutely get his jersey retired with the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject:

ReaListik wrote:
One of Chris Dudley as he’s getting shoved down by Shaq after one of the most disrespectful dunks in basketball history.


Kwame Brown throwing a cake!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject:

Star Plaza is incomplete without

- Wilt ”The Stilt” Chamberlain

- Gail “The Stump” Goodrich

- Pat Riley (He is the first North American sports figure to win a championship as a player, assistant coach, head coach, and as an executive.)

- James “Big Game” Worthy

- Phil Jackson

- George “Mr. Basketball” Mikan

- Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant
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