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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 12:41 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
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Lol i was PAing on the early stages of the movie Avatar when i first found this site out of boredom between errands. When Shoes was going after ever LO hater on here. When everyone was arguing whether Bynum should be added in a KG trade (lmao). Thats how gd long I’ve been here.


Avatar (the James Cameron movie) took FOUR years to make?...


Production-wise yes, not including however long it took for Cameron to write. Script was done by then. Funny thing is my first day on the job, i had to go to Kinkos and make like 30 copies of the script for everyone. “Guard this with your life” my boss told me, because if ended up on the Internet, my industry career would end right then and there. Drove all the way back to set and distributed copies before realizing i was missing one... the one i left in the copier. Scariest 15 minutes of my young life driving back to that kinkos hoping it was still there. (It was).


They spent $237 million on the movie and were too cheap to rent a copier for the production office?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 12:47 pm    Post subject:

I’ve been here for most of the 20, first as a lurker for many years, then as an occasional poster, but always a year-round daily reader. I tried several other forums, but this was the only place I found copious intelligent posts by people that know the game. Great analysis, detailed breakdowns, well thought out trade possibilities and more. While there are the silly overreactions and childish declarations on Lakerground that plague the other sites, this is still the best forum (by far) to discuss basketball like adults with knowledgeable people. Lakersground has been my only consistent source of Laker news and info, I only wish it had been around in the early 70’s and especially the 80’s. (just not the 60’s because all those years losing to Boston would of been emo torture to read ).

Happy 20 Lakersground!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject:

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20 years, the rise and fall of JD, the banishment of Sky, the inside info of Lionel the Laker, the draft day rumor of Emplay, LG has had a special place in our hearts. Happy anniversary




Been a long time since I saw those names.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 1:15 pm    Post subject:

I absolutely love this place, and the contributions made by all involved.

LG has always been a wonderful community, however never more evident than when Kobe passed. The support provided to one another was incredible, and truly a beautiful thing.

10 years and counting for me. Much love to all my Laker Nation brothers and sisters.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject:

Was banned by JD in my past life, think I was one of the originals way back when. Went through some other incarnations. Forum is okay now but was great back in the days of Shaq & Kobe and then Kobe & Pau run.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject:

Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 1:30 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?


More like LG to LT to LG + LT and back to LG.

FatSam, good dude I remember him.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:06 pm    Post subject:

It’s great to have a place to talk basketball with other fans.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject:

AD23 wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?


More like LG to LT to LG + LT and back to LG.

FatSam, good dude I remember him.


Remember that nlbford character? He was a cad. Rumor has it he posts here now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:42 pm    Post subject:

I was on some wack Lakers site that I don’t remember what it was it wasn’t club Lakers it was something else. But the best thing about it is it was wack and it led me here yay!

Many thanks to all of the OG‘s for creating a great place on the Interwebz.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:47 pm    Post subject:

Wow, that's a long time. It's definitely a great place to just lurk around and read about the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:58 pm    Post subject:

LG is the best forum I have ever been on and I have been on tons including the vintage ClubLakers back in the day, it really helps when the mods here are top notch, hopefully the servers on this forum can keep on going for years to come.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 3:00 pm    Post subject:

Thanks to all the members, past and present, who have made this a great place!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Kind of off topic, but also related. Does anyone know of great Yankees or Steelers forums?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 3:31 pm    Post subject:

The site (or forums) at it's core has actually been around longer than 20 years. I had just started my career in Big IT, and was working for a major ISP (which was eventually swallowed by WorldCom before Bernie got caught red-handed).

Previously it was part of the Rivals networks. We could flip between different team forums with a dropdown menu. I have vivid memories of trash talking "discussions" between our group and the Blazers and the Spurs forums during the 99-00 playoff run.

When rivals shut down (or maybe it just slowed down) the LakersGround site was spun off and became it's own entity.

Or at least that's how I remember it. Details might be a little fuzzy after 25+ years.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject:

non-player zealot wrote:
AD23 wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?


More like LG to LT to LG + LT and back to LG.

FatSam, good dude I remember him.


Remember that nlbford character? He was a cad. Rumor has it he posts here now.


Hey just realized after all these years that we joined almost the same time. That was when LT met it's demise right? Miss that era. Still see a lot of OG's from over there here. Monty, PnP, DMR.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 4:47 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
20 years, the rise and fall of JD, the banishment of Sky, the inside info of Lionel the Laker, the draft day rumor of Emplay, LG has had a special place in our hearts. Happy anniversary


Anyone know what happened to JD, Alpha and Kevin? I hope they all are doing OK.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 4:51 pm    Post subject:

Jermaine O'Neal

for

LO
Bynum
13th Pick???

CWEB to LA

KG to LA

TMac to LA per Emplay
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 7:39 pm    Post subject:

woot!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:18 pm    Post subject:

2001 was when LG was launched? When I joined, it felt like it had been around for much longer.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:21 pm    Post subject:

i lurked in the early years.

I still lurk.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:28 pm    Post subject:

_#1_ wrote:
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Yep. We've all gone through a lot of life together. World kind of changed a bit 4 days after my join date.

I also had a baby boy who is now turning 20 this year and my daughter is learning to drive now.


Jason--->DB----->DB Jr?


Don’t forget our dearly missed friend Phil.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:32 pm    Post subject:

AD23 wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?


More like LG to LT to LG + LT and back to LG.

FatSam, good dude I remember him.




When I first got here people said they came from Rivals..

FatSam99
Butch
CTF
Phil
Some derp named Trey lol
Greg
Clone Wars
More... many
Murdock
JD was in an van down by the river
Where is Ventura.. he has been here forever


There used to be some dude that would converse back and forth with his clones in threads.. it was nuts.. lol
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:33 pm    Post subject:

non-player zealot wrote:
AD23 wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Raise your hand if you migrated here from Lakerstalk?


More like LG to LT to LG + LT and back to LG.

FatSam, good dude I remember him.


Remember that nlbford character? He was a cad. Rumor has it he posts here now.


He’s even worse in real life
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 9:33 pm    Post subject:

LG is a great place to talk about anything. It’s a great community. Facts.
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