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Old 08-30-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Anyone remember "Steel"?
I've tried to forget.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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how come the Lakers are not as hated as the Yankees are?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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how come the Lakers are not as hated as the Yankees are?
Because the Lakers don't dominate their sport the way the Yankees have throughout history. The Yankees have 27 World Series titles while the Lakers have 17 NBA titles. So its only natural that the Yankees would have more haters since they have won more titles than the Lakers. Plus their just something about having that "New York City type of ego" that apparently rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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how come the Lakers are not as hated as the Yankees are?
Because at least since the previous CBA the NBA has a much better cap situation.

Basically, the Lakers have been a well run team and the Yankees have just thrown a ton of money at the problem which has in turn further imbalanced the league in terms of payroll.

In other words, if the Lakers were the Yankees they would have KEPT Bynum and signed Dwight, Deron Williams and 3-4 more guys.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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I've tried to forget.
Kazam?

Shaq has made the worst movies of any athlete, including Brian Bosworth.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Because at least since the previous CBA the NBA has a much better cap situation.

Basically, the Lakers have been a well run team and the Yankees have just thrown a ton of money at the problem which has in turn further imbalanced the league in terms of payroll.

In other words, if the Lakers were the Yankees they would have KEPT Bynum and signed Dwight, Deron Williams and 3-4 more guys.
^^ This.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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The Lakers did rebuild in the 1990's. They missed the playoffs in 1994 and had a good stretch where they were mediocre at best. I remember guys like Sedale Threatt, Cedric Ceballos, and George Lynch. And who can forget Elden Campbell.

I remember my cousin and I getting a pair of free tickets (with good seats) to a game at the Forum in 1995. The Lakers had no real "star" players that year. We were more excited about seeing Olajuwon since it was a game against the Rockets. Getting tickets on the cheap (with good seats) was easy back then. Its nearly impossible now.

The Lakers had a twelve year drought between Magic/Kareem's last title and Shaq/Kobe's first. Unfortunately, I remember those times very well.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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The Lakers did rebuild in the 1990's. They missed the playoffs in 1994 and had a good stretch where they were mediocre at best. I remember guys like Sedale Threatt, Cedric Ceballos, and George Lynch. And who can forget Elden Campbell.
True, that rebuild was prematurely forced due to Magic's unexpected retirement. Unlike the NBA's other heralded franchise Boston Celtics who endured a decade of futility after Bird and Co. retired, the Lakers had a 4 year period of a lack of real star power till Shaq and Kobe joined in 2006. They were able to field a young, athletic team in-between Magic's retirement and Shaq/Kobe when they drafted Eddie Jones and Van Exel, along with Ceballos, Campbell etc.

I can imagine as a Lakers fans you must have comforted yourself from the short period of mediocrity by staring at the dozen or so championship banners overhead.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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I can imagine as a Lakers fans you must have comforted yourself from the short period of mediocrity by staring at the dozen or so championship banners overhead.
Yep. That's always been my mantra.

I'd rather have my team hit the highest highs, even if it means having bad years.

The championships are what it's about.

IMO the Lakers have never been afraid to make ballsy, risky (but smart) moves.

I was REALLY curious where they were going to go in this off-season because they are kinda at a cross-roads. It looks like the pushed the gas pedal to the floor and are going for the win or the crash. I like their style.
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