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Old 09-19-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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What he thinks about the team possibly not having Dwight Howard at the start of Training Camp:

"We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that's definitely something that I want to do. Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It's as simple as that. We just have to go get it. [Host: So that Bulls record is something you're thinking about?] No question. You try to snatch records before you leave this earth. You gotta try to do a lot of great things so it's definitely a goal. With Dwight Howard, [Steve] Nash, Kobe [Bryant], myself, Pau [Gasol] and then [Antawn] Jamison and a lot of great additions, it's something that's possible."

It's a long article.... here's the link: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...7706--nba.html

While I think it's great the guys are super competitive and want to win every game, I think the focus should be on the championship. The other thing is, making statements like that is only going to put a bigger target on your back. Teams are already going to want to bring their best to beat LA.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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Did anybody see this?



It's a long article.... here's the link: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...7706--nba.html

While I think it's great the guys are super competitive and want to win every game, I think the focus should be on the championship. The other thing is, making statements like that is only going to put a bigger target on your back. Teams are already going to want to bring their best to beat LA.

Do you actually think it was possible to put a bigger target on our backs
I don't even think a pompous show like what the Heat did would've put a bigger target on our backs. We are no sleeper team

I don't care about the 73 wins, I don't care that he said it. I don't think MB could stay out of the way long enough to let it happen.....not to mention Stern's corrupt refs....watch out for Danny Crawford.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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Bring back Phil now!! Then say complete domination!!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Do you actually think it was possible to put a bigger target on our backs
I don't even think a pompous show like what the Heat did would've put a bigger target on our backs. We are no sleeper team

I think it adds fuel to the fire. Of course LA is a team everyone will want to beat. I think part of being a good sport is to not talk trash like that though. I'd rather see a statement like 82-0 though. I don't mind an athlete wanting to win every game.... they should want to. At least that type of statement would be a little sarcastic in a way. Whereas imagine if the Lakers have 72 wins and have just a few games left. Those teams are going to be even more determined to beat LA just because of statements like that.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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Bring back Phil now!! Then say complete domination!!!

Don't do this to me! If I have to see one more year of sloppy triangle full of new players, and a coach that leaves his bench in too long, and throws away some regular season games I will

I love Phil. But whenever he's in full zen mode, I schedule more appointments at my primary care physician for high blood pressure....and Im only 25
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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As much targeted the Lakers will be it's nowhere near the target back on Queen James I mean this ***** had no regards for human life holding the Cavs hostage on nationally televised show and then dropping the sledge hammer on dem. Furthermore to come out and hold a fake victory parade with his boy D-Wade promising the city of Miami not 1, 2 or 3 but 8 rocks niggaaa please how arrogant this son of a bi.tch slapping valet attendant mutha be. LBJ23 has to be the most hatred athlete on the face of this planet therefore his Heat will remain the most targeted team in this league followed by the Lakers imo....so gear up Lakernation for next june finals Heat @ Lakers slap down...Lakers in 6!
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Ok........What is much bigger than winning 73 games is..........33 in a row set by the 71-72 Lakers (I was at every home game of that season)
but IMO that streak will never be broken. The media, pressure and distractions today will make this impossible.....not to mention the travel and competition.......and that B!tch Stern .
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Stuff like this makes people hate the Lakers.. But hey, I will accept it as long as Lakers win the championship. I have already declared Lakers the best team in nba this upcoming season to everyone I know in real-life, and I have talked so much trash since we got Dwight. Boy do people hate me now

I think it's time for us Laker fans to lay off the dagger for a bit. I talked a lot of trash for 2 weeks straight after getting Dwight, but now it's time to just stop. Lakers already have a big enough target and I KNOW for sure that I will be getting text-messages and messages on facebook as soon as Lakers lose a couple games in a row.

Just don't put TOO much pressure on the Lakers... Know that it will be the most pressure the Lakers have had since the Shaq/Kobe days... I can promise that much, perhaps more. We technically have a more stacked roster than any of the Shaq/Kobe seasons except 04 with Payton/Malone..

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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Stuff like this makes people hate the Lakers.. But hey, I will accept it as long as Lakers win the championship. I have already declared Lakers the best team in nba this upcoming season to everyone I know in real-life, and I have talked so much trash since we got Dwight. Boy do people hate me now

I think it's time for us Laker fans to lay off the dagger for a bit. I talked a lot of trash for 2 weeks straight after getting Dwight, but now it's time to just stop. Lakers already have a big enough target and I KNOW for sure that I will be getting text-messages and messages on facebook as soon as Lakers lose a couple games in a row.

Just don't put TOO much pressure on the Lakers... Know that it will be the most pressure the Lakers have had since the Shaq/Kobe days... I can promise that much, perhaps more. We technically have a more stacked roster than any of the Shaq/Kobe seasons except 04 with Payton/Malone..
If they lost, we will say YOU jinxed it.
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