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Old 09-13-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Well as long as Dwight Howard joins any team except for the Lakers is fine with me
^^ Honestly, I would prefer he stay with Orlando, but you and I are on the same page here.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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^^ Honestly, I would prefer he stay with Orlando, but you and I are on the same page here.
I also wish he would join the Miami Heat so he can help LeBron get his first ring, after all, Kobe needed Shaq for his first 3 rings, I want LeBron to silence all of his critics
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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^^ Honestly, I would prefer he stay with Orlando, but you and I are on the same page here.
also, i wonder if me and you are one of the very few Laker haters on this site, because it seems like the Lakers are the NBA's "America's Team"
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Overall, I am pretty ambivalent about the Lakers, but I am not a Kobe fan; consequently, I dont want to see the Lakers do well because of him.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:22 PM
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Lakers will finish right behind the Thunder, Grizz, Mavs, and Blazers this year assuming we have a season.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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They are similiar to my Yankees. They have good owners who little by little bring in other guys. It's never just a veteran team.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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They are similiar to my Yankees. They have good owners who little by little bring in other guys. It's never just a veteran team.
yeah but the Lakers have been crazily more consistent than the Yankees, the Yankees under George Steinbrenner, I believe at one point in his tenure as Owner, the Yankees failed to qualify for the playoffs for 12 or 13 straight years, lasting from the early 80's to the early 90's, meanwhile the Lakers under Jerry Buss, since he bought the team in 1979, they have missed the playoffs only twice, have made the NBA Finals 16 times and winning it 10 times, that is crazily amazingly great.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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yeah but the Lakers have been crazily more consistent than the Yankees, the Yankees under George Steinbrenner, I believe at one point in his tenure as Owner, the Yankees failed to qualify for the playoffs for 12 or 13 straight years, lasting from the early 80's to the early 90's, meanwhile the Lakers under Jerry Buss, since he bought the team in 1979, they have missed the playoffs only twice, have made the NBA Finals 16 times and winning it 10 times, that is crazily amazingly great.
If you want to compare making the playoffs in basketball to baseball, okay. In basketball 8 teams make it from the eastern conference and 8 from the west. In baseball 4 from the AL and 4 from the NL. During the time frame you were referring to there was no wildcard in baseball and there were no central divisions. It was the AL E&W, NL E&W. Only 2 teams made it from each league. If you do simple math, you'd realize that the odds of making the playoffs is much easier in the NBA than in MLB and in the 80's it was much more difficult in MLB. Even with all of that said, the Yankees are still the winningest franchise in all of american professional sports by far.On a side note,since Jeter has been on the team, the Yankees have missed the playoffs only once.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Well as long as Dwight Howard joins any team except for the Lakers is fine with me
That rumor is a load of wishful thinking....largely by people that have zero idea how much the league salary caps changed after Shaq moved to the Lakers.

They have nothing to reasonably trade and are saddled with contracts like Luke Waltons.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I seriously don't understand why everyone thinks Howard going to the Lakers would make them a championship team. Kobe is borderline old and he really showed it last year. Howard is great and Kobe is still great but for how long? Kobe has played 14 SEASONS!!! He has what, 3 good years left in him?

I'm a big Kobe fan even though I HATE the Lakers. If I were Howard, I'd go to the Bulls. Rose and Howard > Kobe and Howard due to age.

the LA Lakers have 11 titles and pretend the other 6 aren't from their Minnesota days.

Also, the Lakers aren't always good. Thing is, when they are good...they are really good. They sucked from 1989-1999 and 1957-1970. They go up and down just like every other team. I see Boston and LA sucking it up for the next five years. Last years playoffs was the true sign of a change of the guard. Both teams are crazy old and it showed. Time for new teams to take over for the next few years as the two teams with over HALF of the NBA titles try to improve their teams.

There have been about 65 NBA seasons. Lakes and Celtics have 17 titles each. 34 out of 65 is WAYYYY more than half. I can't stand either team. I want new teams winning!
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