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Old 05-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #31
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Default Re: how many lakes are in the los angeles metro?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_freighter

There are cargo ships or "lakers" in LA too.


Yeah but we the person I quoted was talking about the Lakers being named after these ships when they are not. The name derives from the city of Minneapolis.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:11 AM   #32
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Inconsequential since the team is actually named after a type of ship. Just like the Clippers are. How many lake freighters are there in LA? Probably the same as the number of raptors in toronto.
Are you retarded? It wasn't named after a ship. The team used to be located in Minny, aka, land of 10k lakes and connected to lake superior.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:11 AM   #33
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i did. it brings me back to here.



Ha!

In that case we are all in trouble!


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Old 05-18-2010, 01:13 AM   #34
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Yeah but we the person I quoted was talking about the Lakers being named after these ships when they are not. The name derives from the city of Minneapolis.

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Are you retarded? It wasn't named after a ship. The team used to be located in Minny, aka, land of 10k lakes and connected to lake superior.

"Name Origin:
Laker was the name of a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes and the Mississippi river.
The name was selected when the franchise was located in Minneapolis."


http://www.lakersweb.net/lakershistory.htm

Try again.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:14 AM   #35
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"Name Origin:
Laker was the name of a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes and the Mississippi river.
The name was selected when the franchise was located in Minneapolis."


http://www.lakersweb.net/lakershistory.htm

Try again.
i forgot the mississippi goes through downtown LA.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #36
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Sorry, from what i've read/heard it does derive from minny, not from no cargo ship...
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #37
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wut?

Like I said the distinction between a pond or a lake or an ocean or a sea is totally arbitrary. LA has one giant body of water and Minn has multiple small bodies of water. Plus LA has tons of Laker ships at the port.

In conclusion: I win.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #38
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how many cavaliers are there in cleveland hahaharofllmaolol am i cool yet?

How about magicians in Orlando? Celtics in Boston? And I hear there is only one sun in Phoenix.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:16 AM   #39
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i forgot the mississippi goes through downtown LA.

Nope but some of those cargo ships (and cargo ships of the same design) port in LA.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #40
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"Name Origin:
Laker was the name of a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes and the Mississippi river.
The name was selected when the franchise was located in Minneapolis."


http://www.lakersweb.net/lakershistory.htm

Try again.
So...you got your info from a fansite with no source?

"Berger and Chalfen relocated the team to Minneapolis, with home games being played at both the Minneapolis Auditorium and the Minneapolis Armory. The "team" that Berger and Chalfen had actually purchased consisted only of equipment; since the team had appeared to be on the verge of folding, all of its players had already been assigned to other NBL teams. The franchise was re-christened the "Lakers" in reference to Minnesota's nickname, "The Land of 10,000 Lakes".* Berger and Chalfen brought in Max Winter, later to become a founder and owner of the Minnesota Vikings franchise of the National Football League, to become the Lakers' new general manager. Winter also took an ownership stake in the team, which he would maintain until he left the Lakers in 1955."

*Tracey Reavis. "The Nicknames". The Official NBA Encyclopedia (3rd Edition). New York: Doubleday, 2000. pg. 95.

NBA's official site: http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/behind_the_name.html

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Old 05-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #41
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how many cavaliers are there in cleveland hahaharofllmaolol am i cool yet?

How about magicians in Orlando? Celtics in Boston? And I hear there is only one sun in Phoenix.

Well there are indeed a lot of Celtics in Boston...XD
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #42
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how many cavaliers are there in cleveland hahaharofllmaolol am i cool yet?

How about magicians in Orlando? Celtics in Boston? And I hear there is only one sun in Phoenix.
no youre cool because you like 20 nba teams.
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no youre cool because you like 20 nba teams.

Really! You mean it! I mean im not a math genius or anything but since when does 3 = 20?
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #44
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*Tracey Reavis. "The Nicknames". The Official NBA Encyclopedia (3rd Edition). New York: Doubleday, 2000. pg. 95.

Encyclopedias are just as dubious try citing one in a paper at any decent college and see what happens
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #45
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So...you got your info from a fansite with no source?

"Berger and Chalfen relocated the team to Minneapolis, with home games being played at both the Minneapolis Auditorium and the Minneapolis Armory. The "team" that Berger and Chalfen had actually purchased consisted only of equipment; since the team had appeared to be on the verge of folding, all of its players had already been assigned to other NBL teams. The franchise was re-christened the "Lakers" in reference to Minnesota's nickname, "The Land of 10,000 Lakes".* Berger and Chalfen brought in Max Winter, later to become a founder and owner of the Minnesota Vikings franchise of the National Football League, to become the Lakers' new general manager. Winter also took an ownership stake in the team, which he would maintain until he left the Lakers in 1955."

*Tracey Reavis. "The Nicknames". The Official NBA Encyclopedia (3rd Edition). New York: Doubleday, 2000. pg. 95.
@ being named after a cargo ship.
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