Tagged: Kobe

Game Seven.

damn, George Karl can coach. . .he gets his guys to reflect his style more than anybody working a sideline today. . .and if Aaron Afflalo isn’t the consummate Karl guy, I don’t know who is; energy, intelligence, grittiness & a gamer. . .Go Bruins. . .and kudos to my man Lance, he’s been hollering Kenneth Faried since that tourney run at Morehead State. . .and obviously the man of the night, Ty Lawson was O My, Awesome, if you’re into rhyming or otherwise. . .

speaking of rhymes, he was really messin’ with Sessions, as Ramon looked Run-on, or better yet Run Over, reminiscent of a dead fish. . .more like RIP to D-Fish and good luck in the Western Conference Finals & beyond. . .there simply was no upgrade at PG, and as a result our defense has been rated R, as in Run for your Lives. . .but not trying to be a downer, we know Pau Gasol sure wasn’t getting anything down last night. . 1-for-10 shooting? sounds like Dick Cheney at a firing range. . .I’m sure Kobe was ready to fire EVERYBODY last night, especially Mike Brown. . .my goodness that man can not coach, at least not in the head coaching sense. . .it’s been said time & time again, but to consistently have no answer for the same basketriddles time and time again, WAKE UP or get another job. . .

which is exactly what Andrew Bynum needs to do, because he is currently doing a disservice to his current vocation. . .embarrassment isn’t quite the right term, but let’s just say that MDE, the Big Aristotle, the Man You All Love to Hate, Shaquille O’Neal, would have the Lakers at home resting comfortably getting ready to thrash the Thunder. . .instead, Bynum is still looking for that Staples guys – that was easy – to help him close-out this series. . .seriously, man – show some intensity. . .heart. . .effort. . .desire. . .motivation. . .caring? I’m really sick of watching AB play like a ‘C’ player when it counts most. . .at least Matt Barnes showed up last night, though. . .just needed a metal folding chair to really have an impact, though. . .

at least Metta World Artest is back, right, Laker fans? there’s some spin that they lost intentionally to get him back and fresh for the OKC series. . .that’s horsebleep, frankly. . also i’m hearing that last night’s game was just an absolute aberration, even as it appears the Nuggets are playing with more confidence each minute. . .

with all this said, the Lakers take Game 7. . . it’s in their post-Magic blood, they never make it easy. . .Kobe is Kobe. . .their championship days are over, but they’re not going out like this. . .Kobe leads the way, Bynum has his one-in-every-three good game and Laker fans put their car flags back up at full mast. . .until D-Fish gets his revenge, folks. FISHYRIM!

Dirty Secret about the Lakers

Thanks to my man Parker for prompting the thought on this. . .the Lakers haven’t drafted well in 15 years+.
Aside from the still inconclusive Bynum pick (until he shows heart for 82 + playoffs). . .Jordan Farmar was the last player of ‘note,’ and he’s in obscurity (Jersey) now. This CENTURY, in fact, they’ve produced only Luke Walton and Ronny Turiaf, neither of whom is considered even near-impact. . .prior to that you have to go back to 1996 to find DFish, who probably would be coaching by now if he didn’t have Kobe to sidekick with. . .Thus, the back-to-back ’93-’94 selections of Nick Van Exel & Eddie Jones were the last times they literally drafted good players. Wow. How DOES this franchise work it’s MAGIC?

Draft Round Pick
Nationality Position College/High School/Club
1993 2 37 Nick Van Exel United States PG Cincinnati
1994 1 10 Eddie Jones United States SG Temple
1995 2 37
Frankie King
United States PG Western Carolina
1996 1 24
Derek Fisher
United States PG Arkansas–Little Rock
1997 2 51 DeJuan Wheat United States PG Louisville
1997 2 54 Paul Rogers (from New York)[n] Australia C Gonzaga
1998 1 26
Sam Jacobson
United States SG/SF Minnesota
1998 2 31
Ruben Patterson (from Vancouver)[o]
United States SF Cincinnati
1998 2 45 Toby Bailey (traded to Phoenix)[p] United States SG UCLA
1999 1 23 Devean George United States SF Augsburg
1999 2 30
John Celestand (from Vancouver)[o]
United States SG Villanova
2000 1 29
Mark Madsen
United States PF/C Stanford
2002 1 27 Chris Jefferies (traded to Toronto)[q] United States SF Fresno State
2003 1 24 Brian Cook United States PF Illinois
2003 2 32
Luke Walton
United States SF Arizona
2004 1 27
Sasha Vujačić
Slovenia G Pallalcesto Amatori Udine (Italy)
2004 2 56 Marcus Douthit United States PF/C Providence
2005 1 10 Andrew Bynum United States C St. Joseph HS (New Jersey)
2005 2 37
Ronny Turiaf (from New York via Atlanta and Charlotte)[r]
France PF/C Gonzaga
2005 2 39
Von Wafer
United States G Florida State
2006 1 26 Jordan Farmar (from Miami)[s] United States PG UCLA
2006 2 51 Cheikh Samb (traded to Detroit)[t] Senegal C WTC Cornellà (Spain, 2nd division)
2007 1 19
Javaris Crittenton
United States PG Georgia Tech
2007 2 40
Sun Yue (from Charlotte)[u]
China PG Beijing Olympians (ABA)
2008 2 58 Joe Crawford United States SG Kentucky
2009 1 29 Toney Douglas (traded to New York)[v] United States G Florida State
2009 2 42
Patrick Beverley (from Charlotte; traded to Miami)[r][w]
United States G Arkansas
2009 2 59
Chinemelu Elonu
United States PF/C Texas A&M
2010 2 43 Devin Ebanks (from Memphis)[x] United States F West Virginia
2010 2 58 Derrick Caracter United States PF/C UTEP
2011 2 41
Darius Morris (from Golden State Warriors via New Jersey Nets)[y]
United States PG Michigan (So.)
2011 2 46
Andrew Goudelock (from New York Knicks)[v]
United States SG College of Charleston (Sr.)
2011 2 56 Chukwudiebere Maduabum (traded to Denver Nuggets)[z] Nigeria SF Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2011 2 58 Ater Majok (from Miami Heat)[w] Australia C Gold Coast Blaze (Australia)