It's all about how the Lakers defend, and how they move the ball. They have enough firepower to compete with the teams you named, IMO.....
Been reading Lakergrounds, My Gawd do fans know how to overreact! If OKC wins this it's just business as usual. Since LA won all of a sudden everything has changed? LOL.
I am not talking about you Jmizzy. Just talking about other Lakers fans who are living in denial.
Need to get some rest and prepare for Memphis. Huge game on Thursday
Yeah, unfortunately Laker fans don't corner the market on knee jerk reactions. I have been a Laker fan since the 70's, and they usually have pretty level fans. A lot of younger Kobe fans have jumped aboard in the last 15 yrs....
Like Bounce said, the Lakers were predicted to win the west, and possibly the whole thing. Like Van Gundy said, they had a 5 game streak earlier, but never came close to playing like they have the last 2 games against Utah & OKC. If they play inspired defense, and Kobe keeps sharing, they have the firepower to beat anyone.
Teams will adjust, and at some point Kobe will probably need 30 shots for them to win. I had about given up on them after the Chicago fiasco, but the last 2 games, not just the wins, but the effort, execution, and teamwork have given me a new hope.
A lot of work left to be done, but I think they FINALLY got on the right track. Now we have to see if they sustain it......
Will this make the Westbrook haters realize the Thunder need Westbrook to score? The assists are nice, but the need Russ to hit his normal shots.
Lol, enjoy this one win against OKC
Westbrook had decent shots, just weren't falling.
Yep. Not like Westbrook was taking shots he usually doesn't...just one of those horrible nights that every shooter has.
Agree that defense lost us the game. We couldn't get a stop in the final 2 minutes. You will not win a game from behind on the back of the offense.
Typical "new Thunder/NBA fan"..................
It's gonna be unbearable around here IF/WHEN the thunder FINALLLY wins something. LBJ says hello by the way........
Hahahahaha.. did you really think that was a butthurt post??? I was actually poking fun at you because everyone was pretty tame about today's game which meant little in the overall scheme of things, and only you seemed to be bothered by any Laker celebration, which of course was not evident anyway.
Like I said LA has won enough and lost enough, that most of our fans stay pretty level headed about things either way. No one in purple/gold was jumping up & down, and we certainly weren't crowning ourselves. I was simply saying if LA plays like they have the last 2 games, they can give anyone in the league INCLUDING Da Thunda, trouble with their roster.....
LA is LA, I get it, but if you're gonna show a team's highlights and break them down of a below .500 team, show Charlotte some love then
Totally understand that. Always has been that way with any teams in LA, NY, Chicago, ETC.... LA gets a lot of press because of Kobe/Nash/D-12. If I was a non Laker fan I would tire quickly of it. Same with the Cowboys, Yankees, etc.......
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Vanity Perkins in arguement with nail stylist. Kendrick shows up and throw Gatorade bottle at window
Best mix video of KD I've seen yet
Wonder what the issue was?
So Memphis just traded Rudy Gay.
Can you imagine how different OKC would of been last season if they traded Harden at the deadline instead of riding him out?
The Grizzlies are going insane. They just traded 3 good role players for a nobody about a week ago.
I wonder how that feels as an athlete. Get traded from a play-off team that could make a ton of noise, to some no hope team under .500.
Oh well, they get millions of dollars playing a kids game
Houston will make playoffs, but won't make it far..
Good time to play the Griz tonight imo. Gasol and Randolph always make it hard on us though.
Wonder if we see a fight between Perkins and Randolph.
Whipping that ass
2nd half about to get going Let Westbrook be Westbrook
Seems like Durant has been a lot more personal when it comes to officiating this year, I like it.
This is starting to get real hairy..
Westbrook has been out since about the 7min mark
why was westbrook so upset. that dude has a thin skin