It’s Personal Now

Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman is the new Dwight Howard. What the ?&*! ? is happening in LA?Let’s recap.

1. Dwight Howard asks for Phil Jackson.
2. Lakers say No.
3. Dwight Howard leaves LA to go to the Rockets.
4. Clippers in talks to get Antawn Jamison
5. Lakers sign ex-Clipper Chris Kaman.

It’s personal now.

Reporter: “If Phil Jackson was the Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would you stay in LA?” Dwight Howard. “Yes.”From Chris Kaman:  “I am coming back to meet my nemesis @the405sucks” and “Dang I just sold my house in Manhattan Beach a few weeks ago! “#Canisleepinyourbasement.” But  “the Lakers do not have a coach in place that a franchise-caliber player wants to play for,” asserts Stephan A. Smith. “Most people can’t handle the bright lights of LA. Most people want it, but very few can handle. Howard belongs in a little town like Houston.”

Drama…as always, LA.

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SIX REASONS D-12, CP3 AND PHIL JACKSON ARE GOING TO THE CLIPPERS!!!

We don’t want to think so, but here are SIX REASONS why we think D-12, CP3 AND PHIL JACKSON may be going to THE CLIPPERS…if not Dallas. Icky. Ick.

1. DWIGHT HOWARD and KOBE BRYANT want to play for PHIL JACKSON and WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
2. DWIGHT HOWARD and CHRIS PAUL want to play together.
3. DWIGHT HOWARD and CHRIS PAUL want to stay in sunny LA.
4. The CLIPPERS just FIRED their COACH VINNY DEL NEGRO.
5. JIM BUSS REFUSES to HIRE PHIL JACKSON.
6. PHIL JACKSON wants to COACH DWIGHT HOWARD and CHRIS PAUL and KOBE BRYANT and WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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Game 4 Lost: 82-103

lakers swept

Swept.

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Say It Ain’t So

0-3. Ick.

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The Playoffs Are Here! (And We Lost Game One)

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Never a dull moment in Lakertown.  Having failed to win a game in one of the longest losingest records in Laker history, Mike Brown was given the boot by the Buss family in the  beginning of the season. All eyes were on Phil Jackson, but in the snub heard round the NBA, the job went to Mike D’Antoni in a midnight hurried hush up. And although Mike D’Antoni has never fully adapted to the way the team’s strengths the way Bickerstaff did–who still is the winningest coach in Laker history–the players began to work together enough to play some solid basketball the last half of the season.

Just barely.

On April 12, Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles after carrying the Lakers the entire season and all thought the Lakers wouldn’t make it to the playoffs. Wrote Bryant:

 This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I'm supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? 
 I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that 
 was. Maybe this is how my book 
 ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me...Then again maybe not! It's 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I'm wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what's the purpose of social media if I won't bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. 
 One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day. 
 "If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear". Ive always loved that quote. Thats "mamba mentality" we don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer. 
 I know it's a long post but I'm Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge. 
 Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru. 
 Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always. 
 Mamba Out

It was up to Dwight Howard to carry the Lakers the last two games…and D-12 delivered, demolishing the Spurs 91-86 and the Rockets 99-95 in overtime to take the Lakeshow to the first round. Where, feeling the need for the absent Mamba to draw the defense, create his own shot, and take over the game in the 4th and deliver Los Angeles promptly lost 79-91.

What you notice is that Kobe is the only Laker who adapts and creates his own shot: this is what makes him the Mamba. And without him, as the Lakers only rely on D’Antoni’s predetermined plays, you begin to see the limits of the D’Antoni offense.

The only hope for the Lakers is for Steve Nash (out the past 9 games before this one) to live up to his touted reputation and use his basketball IQ to read the floor and create shots for the team. Otherwise, San Antonio may be the last stop for this years much-anticipated, confusedly led, and sadly injury prone Lakers.

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Say What Haters?

91-86. Yeah. Playoffs Here We Come!!!!!!

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*****Breaking News****

Hey thisgirlslakersblog.com Readers!

You are awesome. So awesome that we spend all our waking moments thinking of ways to make this site better for you. Just kidding–we do take breaks to eat some Skittles. BUT we are taking a short break to retool the site so we can serve you better. We know we know its in the middle of the season. But you’ll thank us come playoffs when we have podcasts, video, and more! We’ll be updating the facebook page, so you can check us there!

Happy New Year…and see you in 2013!

xoxo

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