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Things are finally getting interesting in LA.
Brown out, Lakers dominate 101-77.
Let's see who comes in to take over the reins.


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Let's hope they don't break our hearts like the Dodgers eh man?

What was worse than watching us choke and then seeing the Giants win another one...
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that would be a good job to get...you know the roster is chock full of talent and with the start they have had, whoever takes the whistle is going to look like a genius when they hoist the trophy at the end of the playoffs.
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If phil comes back it's over.
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I'm praying Phil comes back. I dont want any excuses when you guys come up short this year.
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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1352580359' post='1990661']
I'm praying Phil comes back. I dont want any excuses when you guys come up short this year.
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We will always have the Chris Paul trade veto as an excuse.
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Phil & his staff coming back? If that happens... Wow!
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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1352580359' post='1990661']
I'm praying Phil comes back. I dont want any excuses when you guys come up short this year.
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We will just use the same excuse you Heat fans used in year one.
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Another easy win for the Lakers tonight.
If there was any doubt how this was going to work Dwight Howard puts up a monster 23 Point, 18 Rebound, 3 Blocked shot, 3 Assist, 2 Steal performance tonight.

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I HATE JIM BUSS.


Mike D'Antoni just signed a 4 year deal with LA. Wow. Kobe & Dwight were backing Phil.

Reason we didn't hire Phil Jackson the GOAT? His demands were to high... SMH. It's Phil Jackson!
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Mike Antoni. Lol.
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Nice, now we get to see if its actually possible to win a title with Dantoni's system

I always thought he got a bad rap for not winning one with the Suns- his system inflates player's stats and made it hard for the
Suns and their cheap-ass owner to keep their best players. IMO you need to give Dantoni a good PG surrounded by quality defenders and let him do his thing with the offense.
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To be fair thatlookseasy, he didnt fare much better in NY.

This helps guys like Nash and Kobe out tremendously. The Lakers will put up points now, question is, when they get in dogfights in the playoffs, will they be able to stop anybody? Offense wins regular season games, defense wins championships.

Also it should be noted, PHIL TURNED THIS JOB DOWN. The media is spinning it that his demands were too high, but I dont buy that. Dude has 11 rings, loads of cash, and is ailing, he didnt need this and has nothing to prove. I think the Lakers only inquired about him because of the fans, I dont think LA's front office particularly likes or wants to deal with Phil anymore.
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Their offense will be potent...

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Pick and roll is what Nash does.
Defense a problem? Come on Dwight Howard is a giant fly swatter.
Let's give them until January and see what's up.

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I'm not going to lie. I am disappointed that we didn't get Phil. I don't really buy that he didn't want the job (although that maybe true), and all reports are saying that Phil was stunned when the Lakers decided to go with D'Antoni, because he "fit their current roster better". However, with saying all of that... I do think that the Lakers will be very good under Mike D'Antoni, but I'm not as confident about being able to beat the Heat now. The Heat have a great defense, and are very athletic. This Lakers team should be able to score well over 100 points a night, and D'Antoni has never had a defensive player like Dwight Howard in the middle. It does make things very interesting to say the least.

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Phil Jackson said he is 'stunned' and he was suppose to say yes or no today. Wow.

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Ron Burgundy is back!

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I agree with KT's post...Phil doesn't need to come back, nothing left to gain or prove.

There's enough talent on this team that most of us could be successful at Head Coach!

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Honestly I'm bummed it's not Phil, but if the demands that he wanted personnel control are true I'm glad it's not Phil....

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Man, between Dantoni, Nash, and Jamison, the lakers have 3 guys I actually want to see succeed.

I dont like this, they need to bring back Sasha Vujacic and his stupid face

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D'Antoni was the right choice. His system fits that team better than the triangle. In the triangle, Nash becomes a spot up shooter a la Steve Kerr. Wasn't that one of the biggest problems with the Princeton offense? You sign one of the best offensive PGs of all time and then relegate him to being a spot up shooter. Yep, that makes sense.

Had Nash had someone like Howard who could run and actually protect the rim in Phoenix, instead of whatever revolving door they could piece together at center and a washed up Shaq, that team probably wins a championship.

I doubt we see anything as fast paced as the Seven Seconds or Less Suns but this was the right move. D'Antoni is a players coach and with a team of veterans, like the Lakers, that's the best fit.
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