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Old 02-11-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Ironically the Lakers have won the last 3 games [Portland\ San Antonio\ Utah] while Kobe & Bynun are not playing due to injuries. Is it coach Jackson triangle defense or Gasol, Odam & company getting serious?
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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If you are suggesting they could be a championship contender without Kobe I would say, you are wayyyy off. Could they be a good team without him but the rest of the roster? Yes, but I would not call them elite without Kobe. I will admit that is an impressive string of Ws though.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Sometimes that happens when your star player goes down. They rally around that but it usually doesn't last long, they're role/bench players for a reason Kobe can carry a team, the others can't
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I was waiting for this topic to eventually surface...yeah they are winning, but its only three games, very small sample size. Usually Lamar Odom is a match up problem for most teams, now that he has got more minutes we have seen his good side. However, every basketball fan knows that Lamar has a bad side too, very inconsistent as a player. To finally end this, who would you rather have on your team at the 2 spot, Kobe or Shannon Brown? No doubt Gasol has been tearin' it up tho.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:21 PM
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The way the Lakers played in the last 3 games actually hurts Kobe's chances of becoming an MVP...though he has said that he prefers winning championships anyway.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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It was wise for coach Jackson to rest Kobe [too many gnawing injuries]. Bynam has a history of injuries so the Lakers must perform well without him if necessary. The surprise is how well the current starters & bench are playing together under Gasol [ many double doubles] & Odom's leadership. Artest & Brown are creating great defensive plays. Fish & Farmer hitting 3's. But the Lakers tend to be inconsistent at times so hopefully they maintain this level of play.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Ironically the Lakers have won the last 3 games [Portland\ San Antonio\ Utah] while Kobe & Bynun are not playing due to injuries. Is it coach Jackson triangle defense or Gasol, Odam & company getting serious?
Gasol is an all-star and people seem to forget that Artest used to get MVP votes himself. It's a deep team.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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It's a deep team, but they aren't sniffing the finals without Kobe period.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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lol when has ron artest been in the mvp race... they need him but they're having fun without him because kobe's a biatch
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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lol when has ron artest been in the mvp race
2004, he won defensive player of the year and I believe got some MVP votes

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