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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: they do not have enough!

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lebron is there to sell tickets thats all.
they failed to team up lebron with another star.
unless lakers young team wakes up. it is very hard and another year of lebrons prime is wasted.
he just has 2 prime years left in him. he barely defends these days.
he was better off going to philli or staying at cleveland.

the main problem is lakers do not want to spend the money. so are others.
cleveland was the only team who spent money to get it done.

to match the best first you have to match the best in terms of financial power.

lakers trying to be in the cap wont work.
it is la la land. they must go 75 mil above salary cap to match GSW. and pass the price to consumers. I mean it is they who wanna see them win.

otherwise this wont cut it.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: they do not have enough!

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shoot3_in_la_la_land wrote:
lebron is there to sell tickets thats all.
they failed to team up lebron with another star.
unless lakers young team wakes up. it is very hard and another year of lebrons prime is wasted.
he just has 2 prime years left in him. he barely defends these days.
he was better off going to philli or staying at cleveland.

the main problem is lakers do not want to spend the money. so are others.
cleveland was the only team who spent money to get it done.

to match the best first you have to match the best in terms of financial power.

lakers trying to be in the cap wont work.
it is la la land. they must go 75 mil above salary cap to match GSW. and pass the price to consumers. I mean it is they who wanna see them win.

otherwise this wont cut it.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject:

not here to troll.
counter my points, if you got it.
I exactly know what is cooking since i have been following him for a long long time. And of course basketball.
and la fan too.

And won with him. at cleveland.com and miami i am the chat legend.
I put myself in line in 2016 saying they would win no matter what!
people thought with 3-1 down i was crazy!


but they are no where near to win this one!


the roster is still not proven and the la hype uncalled for.

they do not have enough. the young guys still are not proven.

lakers do not want to spend money despite being the most lucrative franchise.

it is like 2 boxers whose weight has to be matched first before you think of winning the bout.

in this case it is gsw.

they were supposed to match gsw in terms of spending and no holds barred on the money.

I am the only one here who says the total spending should be close to 200 mil with 70 mil over cap. that means close to 200 mil in luxury tax.

let us crunch some numbers here:

200+200=400 mil total package.
another 35 other expenditure 15 travel and 20 coaching staff blah blah.

what is the potential revenue:

65 mil from league split 8 bil/.51 whole divided by 30!

200 mil television revenue:
150 mil corporate revenue
20 mil logo revenue.
20 mil merchandize
20 mil prize money( if you win the chip)
200 mil playoff
100 mil regular season.

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775 mil revenue as we speak.

so you got to spend half of it at least if you want to win.

there was an article a while ago that GSW has to spend close to 400 to keep winning and pay all the stars is it not?

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now you know why they cant win against gsw? or nobody can?
they just do not have enough star.
lebron is surrounded by bunch of rookies.

during crunch situations they do not have a closer or a go to guy or couple of proven stars.

do not be faltered to deceive by regular season stats.
we know what happened to houston and their 3 point mastery when it was money time.

he needed at least a leonard with him to compete.

is lebron 30 years old? he is in to his 16 season for crying out loud and barely plays defense these days.

if they want to win now and not waste another lebrons prime they would push it.

so far they have not pushed it.
it is a good team with couple of good supporting cast. Nothing in awe be about.

And whoever selected lonzo ball over jason tatum needs to be fired.

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I cant be punked by no analytics guru: i hold 2 masters.
I cant be punked by no non white man talking basketball to me. In fact they would be proud of my voice.
I have roamed on the streets of fruitville where tupac also rolled!
And nobody here knows bay area like i do here. why?
I lived and worked there like a stray dog and coded for food!
I wanted to be great but we ended up on other side of the coin.
But I at least tried.
so my incessant hunger and knowledge comes from that pit!
you wont survive thrash talking. these days they just wont let us do.


I am happy to be proven wrong. I am a lebron and lot of la fan. and we all want them to win but they are no where close!
so thats is whats up!
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I exactly know why everybody is getting punked by gsw. And sadly nobody can do a damn thing about it. Including lebron.

Lebron has become john cena of nba. he is here to sell tickets thats all.

And you know it!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject:

shoot3_in_la_la_land wrote:
not here to troll.
counter my points, if you got it.
I exactly know what is cooking since i have been following him for a long long time. And of course basketball.
and la fan too.

And won with him. at cleveland.com and miami i am the chat legend.
I put myself in line in 2016 saying they would win no matter what!
people thought with 3-1 down i was crazy!


but they are no where near to win this one!


the roster is still not proven and the la hype uncalled for.

they do not have enough. the young guys still are not proven.

lakers do not want to spend money despite being the most lucrative franchise.

it is like 2 boxers whose weight has to be matched first before you think of winning the bout.

in this case it is gsw.

they were supposed to match gsw in terms of spending and no holds barred on the money.

I am the only one here who says the total spending should be close to 200 mil with 70 mil over cap. that means close to 200 mil in luxury tax.

let us crunch some numbers here:

200+200=400 mil total package.
another 35 other expenditure 15 travel and 20 coaching staff blah blah.

what is the potential revenue:

65 mil from league split 8 bil/.51 whole divided by 30!

200 mil television revenue:
150 mil corporate revenue
20 mil logo revenue.
20 mil merchandize
20 mil prize money( if you win the chip)
200 mil playoff
100 mil regular season.

---------------------------------------
775 mil revenue as we speak.

so you got to spend half of it at least if you want to win.

there was an article a while ago that GSW has to spend close to 400 to keep winning and pay all the stars is it not?

------------------------------------------

now you know why they cant win against gsw? or nobody can?
they just do not have enough star.
lebron is surrounded by bunch of rookies.

during crunch situations they do not have a closer or a go to guy or couple of proven stars.

do not be faltered to deceive by regular season stats.
we know what happened to houston and their 3 point mastery when it was money time.

he needed at least a leonard with him to compete.

is lebron 30 years old? he is in to his 16 season for crying out loud and barely plays defense these days.

if they want to win now and not waste another lebrons prime they would push it.

so far they have not pushed it.
it is a good team with couple of good supporting cast. Nothing in awe be about.

And whoever selected lonzo ball over jason tatum needs to be fired.

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I cant be punked by no analytics guru: i hold 2 masters.
I cant be punked by no non white man talking basketball to me. In fact they would be proud of my voice.
I have roamed on the streets of fruitville where tupac also rolled!
And nobody here knows bay area like i do here. why?
I lived and worked there like a stray dog and coded for food!
I wanted to be great but we ended up on other side of the coin.
But I at least tried.
so my incessant hunger and knowledge comes from that pit!
you wont survive thrash talking. these days they just wont let us do.


I am happy to be proven wrong. I am a lebron and lot of la fan. and we all want them to win but they are no where close!
so thats is whats up!
----------------------------------------------------------------

I exactly know why everybody is getting punked by gsw. And sadly nobody can do a damn thing about it. Including lebron.

Lebron has become john cena of nba. he is here to sell tickets thats all.

And you know it!


I understand the concerns but comparing a proven competitive winner in LeBron to a celebrity seems kinda crazy... no?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: lebron is the celebrity!

he knows he cant win. but he wants to give some back to gsw.
because he has joined the west. gsw would take more hammering.
one thing he should do is over grave kind of thing.
we saw warriors are vulnerable earliers. this year because with all teams coming at them there is a chance some mishap can happen.

that is only possible if whole league plays hard rather than playing cupid. the refes are not helping this cause either. Due to lop sided competition they need gsw as well as lebron to keep selling the tickets.

lebrons team are competitive. he should have gone to bucks as they got anteto or even nicks as they have porzing. the best would have been phili.
since he wants to go hollywood, hype and hoopla, he chose LA.

economically they are not matching what needs to be done. it stars there.

because gsw has all the money in the world( they are building new stadium in sfo is it not?). so much for oracle being mecca.

so la does not have money problem due to its huge following. so pass it to patrons. it is they who want to see la win is it not?
the court side tickets sell at 25k on a regular game on monday!
so being cheap wont work.
within the system they just cant attract enough talent to compete.

he needs another star and there is not one in sight.

And absolutely pedestrian shooting. they should have got at least CJ MILES.

you need elite shooting in crunch situation to compete with gsw: kyrie, jr-2016 kind of guys. nerver of steel.
when they hit 4 in quick succession and you miss 4, you are down instantly by 12 to 15 points and it is debilitating to come back.

another solution would have been have an elite center aka shaq. but none exists these days. shaq used to bully inside but he has kobe outside.

now if lbj is outside nobody is inside. if he goes inside nobody is outside. see my point?

la is a cardio team and that style cant win against gsw. you cant beat them by making them run. you beat them by playing inside out and not outside win.


they still need couple of elite shooters. i have no idea who is around and if they try to be under cap space they cant get talent.

so this year is purely john cena kind of year for leborn. but huge year wasted.

kyrie kind of player or aka kobe kind of player what lbj needed. not getting leonard is a hit to lakers. but his injury situation did not help the cause either.
that dude is lost.

on worst day: kuzma+lavar+ingram must get 50 points for them to have a chance.
lonzo must show improvement.

I do not think hart will survive. they have to trade few pieces to get better if they do not stay at the top come trade deadline.

I have not seen luke coach. he seems no better than lue.
you need passionate and energetic coach.
A master craftsman. phil was that guy and railey too but none of them are available.
because you have to make lbj, rondo and co to buy in to it.

I cant find them these days. most of them wanna maintain decorum and please at the top.
there is no coach who can get on the players barring pop and kerr.

There is no coach or gm out there who says. I know how to beat gsw, I got this.
at least MAGIC showed that bravado. but you cant do it with a timid coach.

i did not ask for a braggart. but a tactician and trenchant kind of coach!
brad stevens come to mind but he is occupied. the orlondo guy is a good one. but he does not really get on the players.

so lot of ifs and lot of things up in the air.

they have to first learn to play.

playoffs predictions just do not make sense now.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject:

There is still a lot of time left to CALL YOUR SHOT and predict the Lakers 2018-2019 Regular Season record.

The first regular season game is at Portland on October 18th.

So with two full months left as of this writing, there is no excuse to not strive for LakersGround glory by hitting the number.

Here are the current posters who have CALLED THEIR SHOT as of August 15.

82 - Trablos (plus 16-0 playoffs)
64 - Inspector Gadget
61 - Kookie Monster, lakeshowtacular
60 - lakersfever714
59 - lakersboy
58 - LVLAKERFAN
57 - Surfitall, Freak of Nature
56 - Faust, Articulo34
55 - Daphnable, Bol, SoCaLjAy, #DeathMetalMatters, outkast 100, E=MC2, BRANDON INGRAM 14, TooMuchMajicBuss
54 - methdxman, 2019, Saul_Hudson, lakersibleed, Don Draper, JesusdelonLA, oldlakerfan
53 - markjay, Harlemlakerfan, MagicBryant, LakerSanity, Danzag, LonzoLegend2, rebirth, Omar Little
52 - tkLAKERS, Palin, Gepetto, CRoost, J.C. Smith, av3773, Mel Rose, Elgin Baylor
51 - noahp45, LakerSD, AFireInside619, Eindhoven, 44TheLogo, ZoTimeLakers, cyborgspider, lakerz32, Freddie Buckets, Hanging From Rafters, math, Car54
50 - defense, LandsbergerRules, 3baller, lakerican, Wino, kball, Golden Throat, h2omike, 24Legend007, DoItMitch, lakerdynasty 5.0, bertrome, pio2u
49 - LakerLanny, epak, venturalakersfan, Original Rambis Youth, deal, Four Decade Bandwagon, StnlyRoper
48 - Adkindo, ringfinger, MickMgl, PengShow, El Seano
47 - Diando, Mike@LG, HOF Rookie
46 - Aeneas Hunter, Foreveralakerfan
45 - RichD (PESSIMIST AWARD, LOL)

So if you are not on this list yet, it is time to crunch the numbers and CALL YOUR SHOT.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

51-31

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:47 pm    Post subject:

52-30, 2nd round exit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject:

62 wins (revising upward after seeing Hart shut down Knox in SL)

Conference finals, lose in 6
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject:

47 wins
but i hope they beat the win total by Feburary.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject:

98-0 don’t @ me
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject:

Tentative, for now: 47
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject:

There is still plenty of time left to "call your shot" and strive for LakersGround glory and immortality.

Among the notables who have yet to make a prediction:

Dancing Barry, Larry Coon, Sister Golden Hair, lakersfreak, JIFISH, jedicon, pokoy, Scherm, Lakers_2000, j-dawg, angrypuppy, Gimme_the_rock, mhan00, yinoma2001, DaMuleRules, JUST-MING, , emplay, Hector the Pup and greenfrog among others

Now if you are still calculating the numbers, more power to you. But remember the first game is October 18th.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject:

Man I don't even remember what I predicted. Goes to show how reliable my prediction will be
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
There is still plenty of time left to "call your shot" and strive for LakersGround glory and immortality.

Among the notables who have yet to make a prediction:

Dancing Barry, Larry Coon, Sister Golden Hair, lakersfreak, JIFISH, jedicon, pokoy, Scherm, Lakers_2000, j-dawg, angrypuppy, Gimme_the_rock, mhan00, yinoma2001, DaMuleRules, JUST-MING, , emplay, Hector the Pup and greenfrog among others

Now if you are still calculating the numbers, more power to you. But remember the first game is October 18th.


I think emplay has already made his prediction when he was on Hollywood Hoops with Josh Martin unless you are talking about this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:44 am    Post subject:

When the training camp is starting officially? Cant find this info.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:05 am    Post subject:

52 Wins 3rd seed Kuzma and Ingram raise their game to a new level
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:05 am    Post subject:

53 wins
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:27 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject:

shoot3_in_la_la_land, you have exactly 6 posts to date. Don't come in here and lecture us without proving yourself a little bit first. I could give a crap what you think, just another pie hole in an ocean of pie holes.

Think you can talk crap and actually matter?? You don't!! Tone it down, come in smaller bits and prove you got something real to say.

You got attitude I don't agree with, you write like you think you are Michael Crichton. Yet, after your first paragraph, I hardly ever want to read your BS again.

Convince me otherwise.
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Fiddy.
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