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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Reaction To ESPN Forecast

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The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to improve on last season’s debacle when they finished with a franchise worse 27-55 record. Though they failed to attract a big name this off-season, they did make improvements on the roster.

The likes of Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis, and Julius Randle should all have a positive impact. The return of Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott taking over as head coach should also help the team improve over last season.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, they also play in a loaded Western Conference where 48 wins wasn’t enough to make the playoffs last season.

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ESPN had their yearly forecast for the NBA season, and in their Western Conference predictions, had the Lakers ranked 12th in the conference with a 30-52 record.

That would be an improvement over last season, but surely it isn’t what Lakers fans are hoping for this year. A healthy Kobe Bryant and a coaching change would hopefully be enough for more than a three win increase. But is it?

We asked our panel of experts if the ESPN forecast for the Lakers was too high, too low, or right on the money. This is what they had to say:

Nathan Kim (@Kimchiz): The Lakers will not finish 12th in the West, nor will they have a 30-52 record this season.

Granted, the Lakers did finish 14th this season with an embarrassing 27-55 regular season record. The reason for their horrible season however, was due to the myriad of injuries the Lakers roster sustained throughout the course of the year. This would include the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant.

If the Lakers remain healthy they will undoubtedly do better than predicted by ESPN. To what extent is hard to say, but I would bet on Kobe Bryant doing whatever it takes to make the playoffs.

The West keeps getting increasingly more competitive with each year, but there have been a few changes this off season which might help the Lakers on their goal to make the playoffs. The Houston Rockets took a hit on their roster with the losses of Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons.

Minnesota also just lost their superstar in Kevin Love. The two number one picks that they received in return will likely not make much of an impact this year. The bottom line is that the Lakers will have to fight through a very tough Western conference, but I have no doubt they will win more than 30 games this season.

Ryan Ward (@Lakers_Examiner): The Lakers are in for another tough season. Kobe Bryant may be confident in his ability to continue playing at an elite level, but I’m not sure it’ll be enough to propel this team back into the playoffs.

It is hard to say the Lakers will finish dead last in the Western Conference. The fan in me says no way that will happen, but realistically, Los Angeles won’t win more than 35 games in my opinion.

Even though the team was unable to land a big-name free agent this summer, I do think the team is much improved from last season. Jeremy Lin will have his chance to shine while Carlos Boozer will be given an opportunity to quiet his critics after a poor season in Chicago.

Rookies Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson could also play a big role next season.

The problem is that outside of Kobe, the roster and situation in Los Angeles is very similar to last season. Byron Scott could be an upgrade at head coach due to already being on the same page with Kobe and having a passion for the team, but only time will tell if he’s the right man for the job.

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Russell Valenzuela (@RussVal4): Last year’s Lakers team finished with 27 wins, and that was with a roster that was constantly injured and couldn’t get any traction. If the team can stay healthy, I believe they will definitely see more than a three game improvement.

The Lakers are poised to have Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash return healthier than they have been in the past. Having those two back will help the team win more games than they did last year. Bryant only played in six games, and Nash appeared in just nine more.

Nash won’t be expected to provide much, but he can still create opportunities for the rest of the lineup. In the games that Nash actually played in last year, he showed he can still find his teammates and get them easy baskets. Nash won’t be playing in every game and will be given time to rest, but he should be on the court a lot more than he was last year.

Although I believe the Lakers will significantly improve their record, I still don’t see them in the playoffs. The top nine of the West is still extremely good, and it would take everything to go right for the Lakers to finish with one of the eight best records.

Corey Hansford (@TheeCoreyH): I believe the ESPN forecast for the Lakers was a little low, but not by much.

I am of the belief that this Lakers roster is better than last season’s. Unfortunately, most of the West also got better. And those who didn’t improve, didn’t get bad enough for the Lakers to surpass them.

The only playoff team that I believe will be worse than last season is the Houston Rockets. And they are still a likely playoff team. The Phoenix Suns will also still be in the mix for the playoffs and the New Orleans Hornets getting Omer Asik is one of the most underrated acquisitions of the off-season.

Ultimately, of the teams ESPN has projected ahead of the Lakers, the only one I can see the Lakers being better than, is the Denver Nuggets. And that is no guarantee.

The Lakers, I believe, will win around 35 games this season, a solid improvement by all means. But the strength of the West is simply too much for the Lakers to overcome this year, making it nearly impossible for the Lakers to be a playoff team.

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Corey is currently a full-time staff writer for Lakers Nation. He is a passionate follower of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys and can usually be seen arguing the merits of Kobe Bryant or cursing the decisions of Jerry Jones. He is also a former producer and associate producer for Sirius XM Sports Radio. Follow him on twitter @TheeCoreyH

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  • Lakers4Life

    With the debacle we had this offseason, 30 wins sounds pretty accurate. We won’t be making the playoffs, and that’s one less year for Kobe to win a 6th ring.

  • Ebony Ivory

    we will make the last playoff spot. we will…

  • Ebony Ivory

    we’ll get the last playoff spot. we will…

  • RobSharkie

    the best part about byron, is that he knows that defense wins championships. i wont count the lakers out of the playoffs if he’s healthy and they actually play solid defense. no way.

    • RobSharkie

      if kobes healthy***

      • Masculist Man

        He better be.

        • rayg0838

          Or else???…..Else what???….more bricks for the other D-League and NBA cast offs???And a lot of sad performances for Scot to deal with. Just look at the Staples Center MARQUE…..The L.A.FAKERS….featuring …the great one….BALL-HOG Bryant and his D-Leaguers and EX NBA’ERS, coached by Show Time Byron Scot. That should get them standing in line to pay top NBA prices for tickets, Right FAKER Fans???…Just a Thought

          • Joe Haeberle

            I would rather have a ball hog who actually averages around 5 assists and can shoot from anywhere than a whole team who flops and who can’t shoot free throws if their life depends on it. Have fun being proud of that. You trolls are amazing with your no life having asses. Have a good life living in your mother’s basements. :)

    • rayg0838

      Championships???, Should not be Championship, one…Right??? Well that does prove that he has coached a team to that level, and he, himself has played in championships. He will put a defensive thinking concept into his coaching, and probably change the school yard jocks on the team’s attitude toward a more team defense concept, if possible. His relationship with Bryant both on and off the court wil probably help team attitudes and game plans. Scott’s overall NBA coaching record is short of exemplary, and has done a considerable amount of travel from team to team, which can be a positive experience rather than a total negative one. he will bring respect on and off the court which a dire need for these FAKERS and the organization. Hopefully he will reduce the clown like behaviors of some the FAKER Clowns still on team. It was noticeable very much last year and by Pau Gasol who obviously did not buy into the clownish behaviors of some of the FAKER Clowns. How much improvement the FAKERS will experience, only time and wins will tell, and hopefully they will become LAKERS, not FAKERS some day, with professionals representing team, not Barnum and Bailey Clowns and Ball-Hogs….Just a Thought!!!

  • Jelldog

    Double DOWN ! I say 60 wins !

    • rayg0838

      Please put you money where your mouth is,make it easy on your self, I need to laugh on the way to the bank. Really,PLEASE, put your money where your mouth is, 60 wins???….Please put your money where your mouth is….60 wins….60 wins????, seriously…60 wins???. howi embarrassing it must be to be a FAKER Fan, Right???, 60 wins????, oh please put your money where your mouth is, I’m laughing on the way to the bank now, 60 wins???, seriously???…I will be embarrassed to take the money, but from a FAKER Fan, I can forget the embarrassment on the way,laughing to the bank. You are serious, 60 wins, right???. One more time…60 WINS???, Oh yeah PLEASE put your money where your mouth is, Ha, Ha, Ha…..Just a Thought!!!

      • Joe Haeberle

        I also don’t get why you say faker fan? Laker fans are actually some of the most real and die hard fans. So i don’t see what is so fake about Laker fans. Whereas you fake clippers or heat or rather now cavalier fans have only been a fan for a few seasons. Fake that bitch.

        • rayg0838

          Yo Hyperbole…Nice comment, can’t get that FAKER Fan vocabulary out of the gutter, Right FAKER Fan Hyperbole???.Once a FAKER Fan always a FAKER Fan, no explanation needed, just look at their vocabulary either in the gutter or undr a snakes belly, it’s that low, as witnessed vby by your comment, Hyperbole. Typical FAKER Fan DUMBED Down comment. That, I know was chapter 1, in your FAKER Fan Spin Bible, under the chapter name….DUMB 101, Limited Vocabulary.. Beginners Only . And now please, get another chapter and verse from your FAKER Fan Spin BIble. Your sad dumbed down excuses for a basketball fan are so typical FAKER Fan mentality.. FAKER Fans just cannot comprehend how little they say is useful or mature and Dumbed Down. Now that for a FAKER Fan is not a comprehendible explanation, of course, because you have been bloviating the same rhetoric and diatribe for years and it has been handed down from FAKER Fan to FAKER Fan. There is absolutely no “OUT OF THE BOX” understanding of the game of basketball other than the FAKER Spin BIble and the guide Basketball for DUMMIES. No other team(s) exist other than the FAKERS and BALL-HOG Bryant is the only player in the NBA who can play basketball. Now what else could you call a fan with a background like that and a 20th century basketball mentality. That is faking it for sure, Right FAKER Fan Hyperbole?? and of course the FAKERS are self explanatory also by the way they play Basketball now. That is a bunch of FAKERS, it just is coincidental that FAKERS rhymes with LAKERS of is it???….Just a Thought!!!

  • Bad Luck

    …..

    • DKWTTY

      Is this photo in reference to the Clippers playoffs record? Or???? Where are their titles? Why are you losers here if the Lakers are so bad? Kill yourself.

  • Ken Cheng

    Why does ESPN keep treating *this* year’s team as if they’re exactly the same as *last* year’s team? Did they not see that the Lakers have a new coach, half a roster of new players, and a healthy Kobe Bryant? Oh, and last year’s returning injured players other than Kobe are healthy again too. So the result is….the same as last year? Am I missing something here?

  • J Lee

    If healthy Kobe will carry the team to the playoff…

    • rayg0838

      Yo J Lee….It takes only one player to make a team playoff quality???? That is not the way any of the other play off teams made the play offs is it??? You mean to say that Ball-Hog Bryant in the condition he will be in after being out for 18 months with leg and ankle problems will have that much impact on the FAKERS after losing 55 games the previous season.The rest of the Western Division must be in very bad shape gto have one person singledly beat all of them most of the time. Does that sound realistic???then again you are a FAKER Fan , Right??…that explains it, not much going on except FAKERS in FAKERLAND for FAKER Fans Seriously, you had better stay off the ZOMBIE Juice. or whatever else is giving you serious DELUSIONS and your typical FAKER FANTASIES…..Just a Thought!!!

  • Frank Williams

    So if their right, the Lakers will only win 3 more game then last year even with Kobe in the line-up. Total joke and after I give my thoughts I won’t comment on any more of the so called ESPN experts. I think if we start with the 27 wins from last season, (six of which Kobe played) add another nine games won because of Kobe alone. Give Five games to a well healed Nash. Give at least Ten games won because of Coach Byron Scott’s corner stone philosophy “Defense first”. And now throw in a few games because of the rest of the team, young, talented and hungry, combination of returning players, two new players with chips on their shoulders (being selected later then expected in the draft), and several Free Agents who also have something to prove to their former teams and you have the Lakers in the Play off (6-8 slot). Let’s Go Lakers Let’s Go!!!

    • Realistic Laker Fan

      So you’re saying Kobe,Nash, and Scott alone will help this team win 24 more games then last year? What? This team is full of question marks like if Kobe can continue playing at a high level/ staying healthy, Scott might be a good defensive coach but he’s not going to make this a Bulls/Pacers defensive type of team filled with player who aren’t known for their defense.

    • Orlando Foolridge

      I will give you 8 games for Kobe, then I will take 6 for losing Pau. Nash isn’t healthy and giving the lakers 5 wins for him is crazy. I will give you 3 games for lin, but you give me 5 games for losing meeks…who was awesome last year. I’ll give you 2 games for Davis/Boozer/Randle. 10 games for scott is crazy too, he lost 27 in a row with cleveland, I’ll give you 3, because MDA was a jackass.

      That’s +5 wins, assuming that everybody stays healthy. If kobe misses more than a couple of games (more than 10) you are looking at around the same record as year.

      32-50 is probably around right, and I’m a huge lakers fan….we suck right now.

      • Kb24

        Kobe-50wins

      • SCI FIER

        I think your math is a little off. You take six off for losing pau but only give 2 games Davis/boozer/randle. I think those 3 will average wya more points and rebounds than pau will and did. Also on kobe you give 8 games and take away 5 for meeks when that is just adding 3 for kobe.
        Either way I think this type system does not work in reality because of offense and defense will be drastically different than last year. I have no idea how the lakers will do but, and that is a big but everyone stays healthy we have a chance to be just about as good as anyone else.

      • Kb24

        Lol, lakers can get to 40-48wins w this roster(depends on kobe,nash)with a big trade coming(yes, lakers still have some work to do,to bring a rondo?DC?UNIBROW?or any sf(beas can be backup)….I PREDICT LAKERS WILL WIN 52-30 get 6th spot and get a deciding 7 games vs okc in the WCF

    • rayg0838

      Yo Frank Williams….And what chapter is that in your FAKER Fantasy spin bible. That is a bit of FAKER Fan Fantasy that I have not seen before. It has an original FAKER Fan Spin Bible creativity. Is that under the chapter on PREVARICATION of Thought??? Your FAKER Fan buddies will really memorize that Spin Bible rhetoric and spew it any time any where they can. What is Plan B …When Ball-Hog Bryant cannot live up to your predictions???? Will it then be left for someone else to fulfill the prediction, or is everything dependent on the Ball-Hog??? That I would say is risky, and to finish, 6-8 slot????, put your money where your mouth is …..Just a Thought!!!

  • David

    I am a tough Lakers fan and I can be harder on the FO and the idol than most here and even I had to re-adjust my prediction after they added Boozer and J. Lin. I initially thought they can win in the low 30s but with the addition I think they can be just below .500 or struggling to be at .500 to end the season. This is of course the best case scenario and the Lakers could still fall back to the low 30s for various reasons which includes injuries.

    Props to the so called experts for being realistic this time around in their prediction; ESPN may have set a bar to give them an idea.

    • Realistic Laker Fan

      So you predicted them from being a low 30 win team to about a 40 win team based on…?

  • tehabz

    Woow..last year team if stayed healthy would won 35 games without kobe. .This year with kobe and Nash and lin ed and boozer is a better team..despite gasoline absence but in all out team we better. .would u like to have gasoline back or kobe!! I mean kobe effects on the wining rate is better way better than gasol..As will boozer and ed will cover for the gasol absence if consider substitution from bench ..anyway..I am not saying we will be champion. .but I am not seeing us bad..35 is bad ..we will be 45 at least ..anyway nd as fast chemistry we get we might really surprise everyone

  • Michael

    Wow, one season removed & everybody disrespects one of the greatest Lakers of all time … I wonder if any of these “round table” opinions ever played competitive basketball … to quote Shaq: “never count out a healthy Kobe .. ” In the past two seasons, the Lakers have gotten younger & more athletic, combine that with a defensive minded schemes, an improved 2nd unit & I believe this yrs. team will have a winning season, Period !!! … I’ve seen enough basketball to know, you need 5 players playing together on both sides of the ball, their second half of the season will demonstrate that these individual pieces will come together just fine. The front office has done an excellent job addressing all their needs, now lets just wait for all these “round table” idiots admit they DKS … & were wrong about the Mambas relevance in the NBA !!!!

    • Realistic Laker Fan

      Bruh you need to chill. Scott might be a defensive minded coach but the Cavs were still a terrible defensive team when he was there, we don’t know how Kobe will play people not stop acting like he will put up 27/6/5 like he did 2 years ago before his injuries, and the 2nd unit did not improve they have 2 rookies who never played in the NBA, along with Johnson/Henry as the backup SF and Davis/Hill as the backup center.

      • Michael

        very little “realistic” substance coming from ya “brah” … your conclusions are based on “Ifs” too … just let them play & remember me when this “NEW” Laker team walks off the floor …

        • Realistic Laker Fan

          None of my stuff where “ifs” these are facts. Scott’s Cavs team were terrible defensively, we don’t know how Kobe will play, and I don’t see how 2 unproven rookies who never played a single minute against the big boys, Johnson, and Davis made the 2nd unit stronger.

          • Michael

            What does the “Cavs” roster have anything to do with this Lakers team? .. & the two “Programs” where the two rookies come from are legit D1 NCAA teachers/feeders & proven contributors to the NBA talent pool … Oh, & just so that you know, Defense is 90% recognition, hustle & athleticism … something these two youngsters can bring to the table day one !!! now please take your negative clueless opinions to someone less knowledgeable

          • Michael

            Oh & don’t be surprised (because I’m telling you know) if Johnson & Davis Both end up starting …

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            The Cavs is his last coaching gig with a depleted roster just like this one outside of Kobe and they were trash, college doesn’t mean shit, how well did Bennett,Mclemore,Zeller,Len,Pope,etc. play in their 1st year? Exactly. You have to want to play defense to be successful most of the players on this team aren’t known for having playing good defense nor being good at it. I’m not the clueless one hear I have my reasons for why this team won’t make the playoffs.

          • Michael

            Ok Bruh … Only time will tell whether these guys make the playoffs or not, right? & when they do, that will proof enough for me that all this rhetoric is baseless ignorant BS.. This roster, as constructed, will demonstrate that they’re not “trash” as you state … what I see coming from you are false premises, & dis-respect for this teams’ talent & collective potential, you’re just throwing out hate …

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            It’s not hate when it’s the truth, next seasons sinks or floats based on Kobe if he can get back to Mamba status (been out for over a year in the half unless you want to count those 6 games then 10 months when the season starts with a ton of mileage and battle scars) and his health, without Kobe who would make this a playoff team? Lin (average)?Boozer(average)?Young? This team is for the most part is the same as last year with Randle,Clarkson,Boozer,and,Lin being the new additions along with Scott and and a whole new system to learn.The Lakers would also have to face the Spurs,OKC,Clippers,Mavs,Memphis,GS,Blazers and fighting with the Suns,Rockets,Pelicans,and the Nuggets for a playoff spot in the West. Unless everything goes right (Kobe returns to being Kobe,Lin and Boozer vastly improves from last year, the bench and rookies make a massive impact, Davis and Hill are elite rim protectors, the team is a top 10 defensive team) then it’s not going to happen.

          • Iggi

            Just watch the Clippers games and leave the Lakers alone. A true fan will not put his team down come rain or shine. You’re a fake Lakers fan instead of a realistic Lakers fan. You only support them when they’re winning and put them down when they’re not doing as well. We don’t need bandwagon fans like yourself.

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            If you say so, I don’t really care what you have to say.

  • independentbynature

    I have to disagree with all the pessimism.Barring injuries,there is no way this team should win less than 40 games,even in the wild,wild west.The biggest upgrade over last season is the head coach.No longer will defense be ignored.

    • Michael

      I agree with your disagreement … Kobe will once again, prove his greatness & teach those who forget & don’t realize, that NBA Basketball greatness is rooted in ” BASKETBALL SKILLS” & CONSISTENT CLUTCH PLAY

  • RickFlash

    Have these people watched a healthy Kobe play basketball? Keep up the hate ESPN.

  • Bryce Jones

    This is a 38-40 win team, Boozer will bounce back, Lin won’t be held back by a system that play away from his strengths, Randle and Ed Davis will form a very solid backup tandem at the four and Kobe will come back strong. Although it probably wont be good enough for a playoff berth it wont be a 27 win season again

    • vdogg

      ed davis will be the starter at C once the dust settles.

  • Matt Williams

    You people want to give more credit to other teams than to root for the Lakers. How about we hope for the best. You so called fans are flip flops (Chris Paul). First you say Pau gotta go, he’s to soft. Now you say we ain’t shit without him. Rockets got worse, Kerr is a new coach that might be in over his head. Clippers can be beat, we’ve done it before. Farmar won’t do better with them, he’s still injury prone. Stop tripping. The Lakers will be alright.

    • SirHambone

      Yessir!

    • S T

      The Lakers LOVED CP3 until he ended up with the clippers. you don’t sound very genuine, other than cheer for WHOEVER plays for the lakers.

      • Matt Williams

        Farmar was injury prone in the beginning. I always maintained that. Pau was a factor in our 2009, 2010 title wins. I respect Chris Paul wherever he goes. I may be a life long Lakers fan, but I’m a basketball fan.

  • AK

    if kobe can take a team with kwame, luc walton, and smush parker as starters to the playoffs i like our chances this year

    • The Stig

      A more relevant comparison would be dragging a malcontent Dwight, a broken down Nash, and a oft injured Gasol to the 7th spot not 2 years ago. The Kobe you mentioned was at his peak of his prime.

  • Ido Amir

    What amazes me is not ONE of the above “experts” made any reference, even the slightest, to the fact that last year, the Lakers had an awful defense, and that one HUGE change is supposed to be on THAT end of the floor.

    It amazes me that so called “experts” keep going back to offense and superstars as the only relevant factors that will determine how much an NBA team will win.

    It amazes me that NONE of these “experts” seem to allow the fact that the NBA CHAMPIONS are a team of “role players”, whose principles are TEAM, DEFENSE, and GIVE UP A GOOD SHOT FOR A GREAT SHOT.

    Finally, my prediction is, that IF the Lakers are able to get on the same page, and commit to the same goal, and put egos aside, they will be able to win more games than they will lose this season. So something like 45-37 will not surprise me.

    I think that can be a pretty good 1st year together for this roster, which includes at least 4 new meaningful players (JLin, Boozer, Randle, Davis), and will hopefully also have Kobe and Nash for most of the year.

    And a personal little wish: I pray the Lakers kick Houston’s ass so strong, they won’t need a plane to get back to Texas.

    • oa92000

      all nba writers are dumb.. they know nothing about basketball

      • oa92000

        knicks 37-45 with useless superstar Carmelo Anthony..

    • S T

      gonna check back with you at the end of the year. doubt they win 35 games myself.

      • Ido Amir

        You’re welcome to get back to me anytime you like. I’m not saying “They will win 45 games”. I’m saying – - IF – - they do A, B, and C, they should be able to. But again, you’re welcome to check back with me :) Hopefully on the 49th W mark in mid-March 2105 ;-)

  • Max Rosales

    im pretty sure EVERYONE never had the SPURS winning it all either,so much for anybody s predictions this year.Im a laker fan,im sure they will be better than last year,not so pleased with the additions but hopeful with the 2 rookies,i ll say it now it depends on them 2 really,if they can be constant and a tad more better than average,we have a shot on being entertaining,which is way more encouraging than straight up God awful.

  • Dana Douglas

    I’m one who believes you can criticize and get down on the team and still be a “true fan.” That said, these ESPNuts are smoking crack. The Lakers as constituted are a .500 team next season, with another 5-10 games that could go either way. If they can pull off a decent trade during the season, that might go up. (Personally, I think Hill’s contract is built to be traded, and that the team will be looking to do just that).

    I think this team will be great to watch. They will have a different mindset than last year’s team, and while it will take them some time to get their rhythm, they will end up being a decent team both offensively and defensively.

    IMHO, they will be a borderline playoff team, but their record will be worse than they are actually playing by the end of the season.

  • CHItown23

    don’t count out kobe yet..i think the lakers will win 30+ games and make the playoffs. but im not betting for them to win on the post season…

  • bahamabarney

    Pacific Division will end with Clippers on top followed by warriors,suns,blazers,lakers and kings always suck so that’s a gimme.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      I think it will be Clippers, Warriors, Lakers, Suns, Kings. You’ve got the Blazers in the wrong conference. Lakers in, Suns out.

  • old school

    Maybe 10% of the lakers fans are smart basketball fans , the other 90% just a bunch of moron’s. There’s nothing wrong to be realistic and say ” isn’t look good , but is going to be at least better than last year, but to said we are goin to make the seven or eight spot, that’s just stupid.

    • SirHambone

      “isn’t look good”. You either are to old or your English is horrible. But if I were to bet, and if you reread your entire little paragraph, it’s your lack of a quality education. Go somewhere else please!

    • DKWTTY

      Says the idiot with poor spelling and grammar.

  • SirHambone

    We will win more than 40 games this year. Making the playoffs will depend on Mamba! If he is 100, we will make a push for the playoffs.

  • lakers247

    And these are the same haters that celebrated when our Lakers won the last 5 championships…clippers fans are just like heat fans.

  • lakers247

    Lakers 16 Clippers 0….End of discussion.

  • tae

    It’s crazy how clippers have never once made it to the finals to even have the chance to win one and got disowned by San Diego because they sucked ass your team can’t even get out of the second round nobody gives 10 fucks about a round 2 put out every year for like 3 seasons lls but because they get a tiny taste of what lakers have be doing for centuries they all of a sudden are the greatest team walking gtf out of here bums

    • tae

      Excuse me decades

  • Rambis_Clothesline

    I believe that none of those experts who are predicting less than 30 wins would actually bet money on it.

    • Zach

      And I KNOW no Laker fan predicting a playoff appearance would bet on it.

  • Showtime96348

    Lets keep it real shall we. The only reason the Clippers have a team is because they have had high draft picks for a number of years now to get a Griffin, Jordan, Bledsoe, etc… So naturally they are going to be more talented. When was the last time the Lakers had a TOP 5 PICK? Ohh yea was it Magic or Worthy, in the 80s!! The Clippers have had two in my recent memory, Olawokondi and Griffin! Not to mention Odom, Miles, Gordon, Livingston, Kaman, and Chandler. Next don’t forget the Lakers had a deal in place to have CP3. David Stern basically gift wrapped that to the Clippers due to other owners complaining about how the Lakers and other BIG market teams always tend to get better or their way. And so what the Lakers lost by 50 to the Clippers. It is a regular season game! All that matters is getting to the playoffs and then seeing what you are made of then. The Clippers haven’t done much in their history and the Lakers have. OK I get that too but the Clippers are the better team RIGHT NOW! For how long who knows but they need to start winning some playoff games for it to matter! The Pacers and Knicks were great teams in the 90s but couldn’t win the big playoff games do they get remembered like that. NO! Do you remember the 00s Blazers? NO! Cause they couldn’t win the big games in the playoffs. So enjoy the success while you can Clippers’ fans, the window of said success isn’t open for very long. Their is one thing that history has shown. That the Lakers will always rise from the bottom to the top. They know how to do it because that have been their before.

  • Random_White_Guy

    If you added Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle to any other team you would say that team is going to improve. I’m not saying they’re gonna contend for a title, or even do well in the playoffs, but they will be far better than they were last year. No way a team with Kobe leading them is going to win only 27 games. The Lakers will win at least half their games, squeak into the playoffs and probably get bounced in the first round. Which is a hell of an improvement from last year.

  • CORKY CARROLL

    So if all these predictions are correct why should we even bother to watch this year? With the crazy price of tickets it would seem stupid to invest any of our hard earned money going to any games and putting ourselves through the agony of watching them lose over and over on tv doesn’t sound like any fun. Woe is us, we should just give up and watch cartoons instead, at least we could be laughing. OR NOT. Screw these guys, as long as the Mamba breaths we have a shot…. GO LAKERS….

  • The Stig

    People forget Lakers were a .500 team before injuries took out half the team last season. Not to say we would have made the playoffs, but when you have to rely on d-leaguers to fill out your roster, yeah you’re gonna be bad. Real bad. If Lakers can stay healthy this season and everyone plays with a chip on their shoulder, they can surprise people.

  • Fred Melendez

    the lakers will make the playoffs if they stay healthy , look at san Antonio they aint much younger then the lakers.

    • The Stig

      True but much better coached.

  • Jarriq Darrius ThaGreat

    With all this doubt about us not making the playoffs and being a lottery team. If we were to make the playoffs higher than the 8th seed do we get anything. I think if it happens these same espn writers who vote for mvp should be the ones to give the mvp to kobe. Coach of the year byron scott, Most improved player Jeremy Lin or Jordan Hill. Sixth man of the year Nick Young. One of those has to happen.

  • 1mtoldman

    a lot of good comments on here. the comment sections are always smarter than the “experts”. in fact i never actually bother reading the experts i just look for topic im interested in and then go strait to the comments (i dont mean just on this site).

  • Marcel Limon

    I think if you dont depend only on the princeton offense, you can make a
    great strategy because you have 2 shooters at the elbow like boozer and
    davis who can spread defense for lin and kobe attacking the rim,that is
    huge, on defense boozer doesnt help enough but davis is a great rim
    protector, he can compensate boozer lack of defense but boozer can
    rebound the ball on both ends.?
    So i see the lakers higher on the western conference if they play correctly and create quimistry.

  • J Taylor

    I set the bar at a .500 season – 41 wins.

    The team has enough talent that this should be attainable.
    Everyone uses last season as a metric…..But,
    1) The team will have a stable line up every game.
    2) The team will use defense and slow down the ball.
    3) They have upgrades at nearly every starting position.
    4) Kobe will play more than 10 games.
    5) The bench could be the best in the league.

    I’m not sure the West will be as good this year. The top teams stayed the same, and the mid and bottom teams will shuffle like always.

    Given the talent, the new coach, and the influence of continuity… a .500 season should be expected. Let’s not forget that Mitch has more time to trade, and that Scott is known as a player development coach. If Scott and Mitch shine, it’s possible the team is fighting for the last spot when the season ends.

  • Zach

    I think the team is okay aside from an egotistical gunner who is fervently after the scoring record. If Kobe is healthy, I think around 28 wins is the optimal best; if he’s injured I think they can win around 44 games and compete for a playoff spot.

    • Not Tyler Durden

      You are a clown Zack. I guess the Lakers would have won 10 championships instead of 5 over the last 17 years if they didn’t have Kobe.

      • Zach

        The Lakers won 5 titles over the 17 years before Kobe too. So did Kobe actually help bring in more rings than they would have won? Doubtful. Poor shooting by him killed so many title runs for them.

        • Not Tyler Durden

          I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion but hard to think a guy who was either 1st or 2nd in scoring on the team and led the team in assists during their championship runs doesn’t make a difference. He was an all NBA 1st or 2nd team defender during those years too. But I guess the Lakers could have found anybody to do that and still won championships.

          • Zach

            True, SGs are the easiest position to fill and since Bryant never shot a very good percentage replacing him would be pretty simple. Keep in mind too, stats prove that Bryant has hurt his team badly during crunch time–one of the worst players during close games with time running out. Fact.

          • Not Tyler Durden

            FG% is an overrated stat. For instance a guy can go 4-10 in 3pters and shoot 40% while a guy can go 5-10 on 2pters and shoot 50%. You would take the guy shooting 50% and think he’s so much better when the guy shooting 40% is scoring more points with the same amount of shots. Stats can be manipulated many ways to tell the story you want. You can look at all the stats you want but winning 5 championships as clearly the 1st or 2nd best player on the team is what people in the NBA are really looking at. Kevin Durant and Steve Nash were 40%3pt-50%FG-90FT% guys, how many championships did they get? They both had enough help. Stats don’t win championships, players do. So keep on trolling and hating on great players if that makes you feel better.

          • Zach

            Like all Kobe fans you twist what’s important to support Bryant’s greatness. Since he only has one MVP, those aren’t important; but if he had six you’d talk it up like it was the key thing. Same with shooting percentage. Jordan shot 50% for his career, yet Kobe has never done it once. The fact is, teams win titles, players win MVPs. So while Kobe has been on better teams than Nash, Nash has proven himself the better player. Fact.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            There are better metrics to determine these things. At the very least, use PER or Win Shares. Jerry West always liked to keep it simple by looking primarily at Minutes. In these three statistical measures?

            PER
            Bryant – 23.4 Nash – 20.0

            Win Shares per 48 Minutes
            Bryant – 0.182 Nash – 0.164

            Minutes per Game
            Bryant – 36.6 Nash – 31.3

          • Zach

            You’re deciding on the outcome in advance, then finding stats to back up what you’ve already decided upon. That’s no way to reach the truth. You’re basically saying no stats matter–except for the ones showing Kobe is great. LOL. He only has one MVP, nothing will change that. BTW, did you know that Chamberlain actually averaged more than 48 minutes a game one season? Amazing.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            To be completely honest, I decided on those stats before checking. Wilt is one of of the greatest ever, and was much better than anyone else from his era, so it is no surprise that he averaged about 45 minutes per game for his entire career.

          • Not Tyler Durden

            I don’t put much stock into MVPs because that is based on writers opinions even though Kobe has 3 MVPs (1 regular season and 2 Finals). I’m not comparing Kobe to Jordan. Jordan was clearly the better player and his accomplishments prove that. You think Nash was better than Kobe because of his FG% but you ignore the fact that he is/was god-awful at defense. Nash had great teams (1st or 2nd seed in the west) in his prime and could never even get to the Finals. The NBA is a unique sport where one player can really impact the game because there are only 10 players on the court and the players have to play offense and defense. If Nash was that good, he should have at least made it to the Finals. The ball was in his hands on offense 75% of the time he was on the court and he’s guarding the guy on the other team who handled the ball.

          • Zach

            But realistically if Kobe had stayed in Charlotte he never even would have reached a conference finals, and Nash did that at least. You could argue Kobe never even wins a playoff series if he stays on the Hornets. So I can see why he forced the trade…

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            You know it’s impossible to know what would have happened if the Hornets kept him. The Hornets probably had a better roster than the Lakers at the time.

          • Zach

            Good point, he could have even gotten cut…

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Now you’re being beyond stupid again.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Against two or three defenders, with no off-ball movement from teammates, Kobe is average in the final 24 seconds of close playoff games. Still, there’s a reason the play is drawn up to give him the ball and not someone else.

          • Zach

            We both know what happens here. The whole team knows Kobe is going to shoot it, so they stop trying to get open. The play is drawn up for him to avoid the tantrum he’d throw if they actually drew it up for someone else.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            And this is done by the most accomplished coach of all time. Fool.

          • Zach

            Jax knew better than anyone about Kobe’s ego, that’s a fact.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Jax knew the team’s best chance for success was to give the ball to Kobe, even knowing he would be double- or triple-teamed. That’s a fact.

          • Zach

            When they had Shaq, Phil wanted the ball going to him, not Kobe taking an off-balance 22-footer.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            No he didn’t. Shaq couldn’t be counted on to make free throws. Phil wanted the ball in Kobe’s hands.

  • Realistic Laker Fan

    Oh great a Clipper fan agrees with me, I think I’ve hit a new low.

  • Eman94

    No your just being realistic, Byron Scott isn’t gonna make this team play great defense. I believe they’ll play better defense than last year but they certainly won’t be one of the better defensive teams next year. Most teams that play great defense are teams that are talented and are contenders, you might see some teams that aren’t contenders and not very talented play some good defense but it’s always the most talented teams/contenders that always play the best defense. People are also acting like the Lakers won’t have any injuries this year, for all we know we can have a lot of injuries like last year and please don’t say we won’t because we don’t have Dantoni now with his fast paced offense because injuries can happen in any offense. Nash proved last year he can’t play full games anymore, last year late in the season he would only play one or two quarters then he’d go back to the locker room because of his nerve issues flaring up. And I know how we were told by Gary Vitti that Nash and Kobe are healthy but it’s not like he’s gonna say they’re not healthy and they could possibly miss many games next season, teams are always talking about the positives. We were told last year during the offseason that Nash was healthy and it turned out he wasn’t so I don’t believe Gary Vitti at all. There’s also the possibility of Kobe missing several games and Xavier’s Henry style of recklessly driving towards the basket a lot makes him injury prone. We can’t assume this team will be a lot better next season just because they’re all healthy right now, there will be injuries we just don’t know when they’ll happen or to whom and what kind of injuries will happen.

  • WhistleBlower

    As if your team has won anything…pathetic.

  • Masculist Man

    Who owns the Clippers? The rest of the league.

  • rayg0838

    Yo Bad Luck …..That is truly hilarious, and very creative and original.The best part, it is TRUE!!!You absolutely deserve the Best . TAKE DOWN of the L.A.FAKERS Award .that is golden….. And now for all the FAKER Fans…Old,Worn Out, Redundant, Boring Spin Bible attempts to make a coherent comment. Without even seeing any, I can tell you what their I.Q.-5 comments will look like, “yeah, how many championships have you won?..”come back when you have won 16 rings”,” wait until the MAMBA( AKA.. BALL-HOG Bryant) returns to his level of 5 years ago”, “How does it feel not winning a championship”?? It is the only comments that their SPIN BIBLE has for their replies, totally devoid of anything creative, original or even interesting. Just same old, same decades old Dumbed Down uninteresting, childish attempt to over come a FAKER failure and the lack of maturity to accept it in a dignified manner. Their Spin Bible was probably written by the Refuge For Ignorance Academy for the FAKER Fans. Any way, that ICON of the FAKERS was totally fun, you should submit it to the Museum of Contemporary Art, it tells a true story of the L.A.FAKERS in 2014…..Just a Thought!!! ….

  • Clipperstaplesquatters

    Oh really! LMBO!

  • Kishan

    LOVE IT HOW CLIPPERS DONT HAVE A CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER @ Staples

  • Realistic Laker Fan

    I agree, I just don’t like the fact that a Clippers fan was the only one backing me up, practically everything needs to go right for the Lakers to make the playoffs.

  • LakerStillRunLA

    Wonder how long until your flavor of the month team is in Seattle…

  • Dana Douglas

    *you’re.

    Funny that you insulted another poster’s education level.

  • Masculist Man

    You guys are not a real LA team and everyone knows it. In case you got lost San Diego is south of Los Angeles.

  • SCI FIER

    I really dont see how clippers fans can gloat or anything seeing as how the lakers have like the most championships or are tied for number 1 I cant remember and so how many do the clippers have? Oh thats right, zero. The lakers are never satisfied with having a winning record or winning the conference or division. Titles are all that matters. So go ahead and act like your team has done something when in reality they have not won anything to gloat about. The trash talk by you clips fans is pathetic and childish. Have some class and respect for the all-time best team ever in the NBA, The Lakers.

  • jim2

    The Clippers (losers) have never won an NBA championship. The Lakers have 16. That is all that needs to be said about the loser Clippers

  • Michael

    Ok I’ll bite … 2 seasons ago, Gasol, Blake, Meta, Jamison, Nash & the season before that, Barnes, Walton & Fisher too were all old below the rim players … now, add, Randle, Clarkson, Davis, Johnson, Henry, Lin all younger above the rim, fill the lane, play help Defense & way more athletic … now PLEASE clipper fan … go back to your delusional run LA comedy … & stop with your Laker envy

  • independentbynature

    Why would we care what 14 year old Clipper fans(thats you) think?

  • Matt Williams

    CLIPPERSRUNLA #hoe

  • Michael

    ESPN = Labron James’ nuts in their mouths …

  • vdogg

    why respond to him? there ARE no clippers fans. there are just laker haters. case in point —- the clipper “fan” is always on the lakers website.

  • Lakers Realist

    Oh really now? The Lakers have the largest fan base of any team, and it spans the globe. Seeing as there is a larger pool to draw odds from and the world as a whole tends to have better educational institutions then the US, things aren’t looking to good for you and your baseless claim.

  • Dana Douglas

    ROFLMAO. Okay, this one I have to respond to, just because my irony meter went off for the troll with the high school-level writing.

  • Masculist Man

    What are you going to do when Blake Griffin leaves to go for a ring?

    I’m sure you miss David Stern. If it wasn’t for him you guys wouldn’t have Chris Paul.

  • Kishan

    I see well ur former owner didn’t seem to educated

  • vdogg

    YOU are telling someone to stop trolling? LOL!!!!! now i’ve heard everything. ever been to a clippers site? yeah, didn’t think so.

  • Masculist Man

    If Pau was so great we would have kept him. The truth is he got scared out there and played like he was have spasms. Chicago can have him.

    So when are you guys leaving town and leaving LA to us?

  • fatZach

    how does it feel to wait 30 years to actually be able to say something. unless you just hopped on the bandwagon then I have nothing else to say other than LMAO.

  • fatZach

    clippersrunla is just mad that his team is stacked with some of the best talent in the nba and cant get out of the second round. I hope they go farther this year so clipper fans can say something and not look like complete morons.

  • Anonymous

    “your” was used corrected. Your ” Flavor of the month” with procession belonging to “Flavor of the month”. You’re or, that you are flavor of the month makes absolutely no sense.

  • Kerric Reeves

    last I checked the Clippers haven’t won a goddamn thing in 80 years!!!!!….killyoselfboy!!!!!

  • Clipperstaplesquatters

    Hahahahaha, hey easy on the mosquito coil repellant, no wonder how many balloons will the squatting clips put in the lakers domain!

  • Random_White_Guy

    Am I reading this correctly? Is a Clipper fan bragging about being a bigger draw then the Lakers? Where have you been the last 60 years?

  • magikwyrkz4u

    Excuse me if I am wrong, but weren’t we the first team that used the Staples Center before Donald Sterling forced his way into L.A. and Staples Center. Seems like L.A. is the Lakers hometown and not the other way around in this instance. Getting ready for your move to Seattle yet?

  • magikwyrkz4u

    Oh, and btw, Chris Paul even admits that Los Angeles is Laker town.

  • fatZach

    you know what I find hilarious. we had absolutely no one last year and had the worse year the lakers have ever seen and still made almost double what the clippers made in revenue and almost tripled their TV ratings. rofl

  • rayg0838

    With that said, FATSO,the FAKER Fan, What is there to say about the FAKERS, who did not make the play offs did make it to the Western Division CELLAR, great job and nice comment, for the LOSER FAKERS….Just a Thought!!!t

  • fatZach

    I have no problem taking a back seat for a couple years while the Lakers rebuild. they have don’t it before and will do it again. If being a faker is winning 16 titles for your franchise then fake it til you make it lol. the Laker envy is strong in this thread.

  • Random_White_Guy

    Are you 12?

  • jim2

    Lakers 16, Clippers 0. The disparity is too great for there to be a question.

  • SirHambone

    Or yours!

  • Dana Douglas

    No idea what you’re [you are] talking about. I responded to a sentence that said, “[T]hat’s all your shooting for?” Which, expanded, reads “That’s all you are shooting for?” Thus, the contraction “you’re” is correct. I have no idea what you are talking about with “flavor of the month.” Are you responding to someone else’s post?

  • rayg0838

    Fat-Z I am not envious of the FAKERS. I am not a Clipper Fan. I am a Western Division team Fan. A San Antonio Fan, from the days of David Robinson and they were bad at times in their climb to success. Before that I was a New York Knick Fan, when they had Carl Braun, Richie Gueren, Swet Water Clifto, and then Frazier, DeBeushere, Bradley, Reed, Monroe. Those were days when the Lakers were owned by the Celtics, who wasn’t. and the Knicks. The Lakers in those days could not beat an Eastern team any time. In those days I actually felt sorry for the Lakers, who had West, Goodrich, great basketball player and Chamberlain. To no success. So, I am not envious of these L.A.FAKERS. Believe me, Ive seen championship teams East to West, the Laker teams of Magic, Kareem Worthy, Cooper etc. were real professionals. Today they are only School Jocks and BALL-Hogs on the FAKERS….End of story…..Just a THat!!!

  • fatZach

    So basically you are a front runner. got it. but if you want to be completely honest about it do you forget the 71-72 Lakers team? couldn’t beat any eastern team anytime? lol think before you type you are just making yourself look dumb. so keep on coming with the hate as we Laker fans have been putting up with this stuff since I can remember. Everyone loves to hate the Lakers you are not special.

  • rayg0838

    Same old FAKER claim to fame when told the truth about the Pathetic FAKER Failures. Grow up, take the FAKER failure as adults and get off your childish dumbed down worn out boring replies. Accept it, the FAKERS were pathetic and last in the division. Claiming to old fame is soooooo BORISH and infantile, if you can’t accept it maturely….then ….GET A LIFE outside of FANTASY FAKERLAND. 2014 was a disaster, the worst in FAKER History, it is a fact 27-55 record.Get rid of your typical FAKER SPIN BIBLE, school yard trash talk and sound like mature basketball fans, it may cut down on the criticism of your beloved FAKERS, unless of course you like that degrading criticism and allows you to sound the same, because you cannot do any better than responding in the same manner, like fight ignorance with ignorance???/, yeah, that about explains a FAKER Fan comment …..Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo FAKER Fan……That was very profound, anything else from the FAKER Fan Spin Bible of nothingness to say that hasn’t been bloviated over and over by FAKER Fans when the FAKERS have been pathetic. Seriously, get a new spin bible. It is the 21st century, believe it or not, G D it…..Just a Thought !!!

  • vdogg

    clips should really find their own place to play. the lakers have statues and banners. GTF out of staples already, clippers!

  • SCI FIER

    And so what do you do with your pathetic gloating and trash talk? All you had last year was more wins. Big deal. Lakers made more money than the clippers. No matter what you think L.A. will always be Lakers town and you know it. And we did win a title 5 years ago which is not that long ago. Face it, you are just an immature little baby troll who everyone laughs at.

  • Joe Haeberle

    I find it funny that you write about having a coherent response. Have you ever re-read what you write? It’s like you dropped out of school where. You were in elementary. Or your mother dropped you numerous times when you were a small pre retard child. Is this coherent enough for you, my developmentally delayed friend?

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Steve Ballmer, We bear u by 50 last season, lol

  • Kishan

    Oh too Bad that you guys sucked all these years …. Too bad you haven’t got more than anything than a Division title …. Too bad the lakers have 16 championships banners …. To Bad that you will never win a championship EVER!!! oh and too Bad your former Owners is a Arsehole

  • Random_White_Guy

    Clippers fans remind me of a 16 year old who just got his driver’s license but already thinks he’s a race car driver

  • The stig

    You beat a bunch of D-league talent by 50 points. Congratulations. Something pre-Paul and pre-Griffin clippers could have done.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    How did the Clips and Lakers start last season again?

  • Kerric Reeves

    the Lakers Done beat the dog shit out the Clippers for 70 years and you bragging about one season??? Lmao!

  • Kishan

    we beat you 16-0 in terms of Championships

  • Fred Melendez

    maybe even sacramento,,, lol

  • vdogg

    my posts are all about clipper fans? LOL. ok, that couldn’t be any less true. read all my posts (and do your best to comprehend them, but don’t hurt yourself!) and you’ll see that i’m right. on the other hand, you’re a clipper “fan” and you’re always on lakersnation. i LOATHE the clippers. and i am NEVER on their sites for precisely that reason.

  • rayg0838

    Yo HIPERBERLEY, Nice FAKER Fan comment. That is in chapter 3 of your FAKER Fan Spin Bible..Right???. Seriously, like everyone knows about FAKER Fans, like you HYPERBerley, or what ever that name is, you are graduates from the Refuge for Ignorance and every time you FAKER Fans open your mouths or attempt at making a comment above an I.Q.-5 Mental midget Refuge for Ignorance level of DUMB, you prove what a FAKER FAN is….DUMBED DOWN to the gutter. Now with that said, get back to your FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance spin bible and your Guide, Basketball for Dummies and get some more FAKER Fan Dumbed Down miscreant, typical FAKER Fan DUMB diatribe, ha, Ha, Ha……Just A Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo Sci-For, Why do you FAKER Fans always use chapter 2 Faker Fan spin bible diatribe for your reply when you can’t make a reply above a your FAKER Fan mentality, and you know how low that is, just look in the gutter where all of your FAKER Fan comments originate, and some times look under a snakes belly your FAKER Fan comments also get that low if possible. Anyway, It is so obvious that your diploma’s from from FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance Academy for Brain-Cramps really prove what a DUMBED DOWN fandom the FAKER Fans are. Seriously sad, Mental Midgets in their overwhelming burden of DUMB. Well that’s what you get from those years at the Academy for Ignorance, what else would anyone expect from a FAKER Fan???Right Faker Fan Sci-For,….Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    That is a lot older than you and your other Dumbed Down FAKER Fans…Right RanDumb???….Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo RanDumb, that FAKER Fan spin bible comment is s really old, worn out history. Try a new FAKER Fan Spin bible chapter and verse. Your Refuge for Ignorance comments are are also so old,worn out and Boring, get something new and original, if you know what that means, Right FAKER Fan RanDUMB…..Just a Thought!!!

  • Joe Haeberle

    Ladies and gentlemen here is raygay with another one of his “coherent” thoughts. I hope you didn’t hurt yourself or damage your brain too much by writing your long uneducated comment. People like you make me happy. It shows that there are people in the world are passionate still. Although your passion comes from your ignorance, it is still passion. But you are also by far the most illiterate and retarded troll I have ever met. I like the part where you continue to say Laker fans have a -5 IQ. Lol have you read any of your old comments? Also I wish you would go back elementary just so you can learn that capitalization is not used every other word in your sentence. Also it’s ok if you can’t read my name it just shows how low YOUR IQ is. And to top it off its not even remotely insulting it’s actually very laughable. ha, Ha, Ha……Just A Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo Hyperboley, I notice that you are not removed from plagiarizing from NORMALl comments, like mine. That goes without saying, A FAKER Fan has a limited erudite or even very elementary source of reference in their reasoning, vocabulary and THOUGHT process. All results from time at the Faker Fan Refuge Academy of Ignorance. However as long as I make you laugh, which doesn’t seem to be too difficult as you are a FAKER Fan always laughs at something they do not, can not comprehend, like the typical FOOL, Right??? Well it is satisfying that I do get into the space around your brain-cramps of FAKER Fans like you and your buddy FAKER Fans, as their FAKER Fan replies have indicated. Talk about a laugh, it does make me laugh how pathetic the other FAKER Fans and you r replies are so similar in fact the same dumbed down diatribe. It does prove that you all attended and read the same FAKER Fan Academy and spin bible. Do you FAKER Fans get together and agree on which spin bible to use for replies??? It certainly seems to be the process. Your motto must be “ALL for DUMB, and DUMB for ALL” Right FAKER FANS???, now can you top that, HYperbolery ???Ha, Ha, Ha, ….Just A Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    The question is do you and your FAKER fan spin bible have anything else to say??? That has been said over and over many times. Question…Is there anything else you can say??? You know the Yankees have won 27 world Championships, the Celtics have won 25 Championships or there abouts, and I don’t constantly hear about past history from their fans when they are down and out. It is only the Dumbed Down FAKER Fan that can not articulate intelligently about the FAKERS when they have a hit tough times. It is the immaturity and childish attitude of the FAKER Fan. Not knowing how to be be dignified in success and failure is the true test of professionalism and dignity. Sorry that is a non-existant quality in the FAKER Fan. They are full of self, bloviating snarky, vomitous diatribe when the FAKERS are in a tough times. The FAKER Faker cannot take criticism, good or degrading, they are very thinned skinned and are totally DUMB when it comes to sports FANDOM, try and emulate some of the true professional dignified organizations in sports……Just A Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo FAT-Z, how long did it take for the Lakers to to win a championship after they became the L.A. Lakers(previously, Minneapolis Lakers), their first Championship????? Check your FAKER Fan Spin bible for the answer. In fact I watched them win that first title after years of trying against the Celtics and .Knicks. West coast teams were known as the run and shoot teams. They had very little defensive prowess or team concept, unti thyey got West and Goodrich, and Chamberlain for Rim protection. Anyway it was many years before their first championship as L.A.Lakers. And with that said I suggest you FAKER Fans know a little about the history of your storied franchise before you degrade other teams or bloviate about your current FAKERS past history. Remember what goes”round comes “round and your FAKERS are experiencing that that and their FAKER Fans
    now. So, boasting and rationalizing usually come back to the giver the same way. Now is the test of a true professional and mature fan to know how to handle it with dignity.That has not been in the FAKER Fan’s repertoire of reason, thought or vocabulary currently or in the past…..Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Dana, you must try and understand that YOU’RE addressing a FAKER Fan comment. They, as you have found out are so DUMBED DOWN, yhat they must resort to their FAKER Fan Spin bible for any and all replies, being as they are so DUMBED Down. Seriously, commenting to the FAKER Fan is personally a degrading experience as you must get down to their level of “comprehension”. Don’t waste too much time on their diatribe, except for a few laughs on on their mental immaturity, it is laughable at times. There, I’ve said a mouthful, as usual……Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Are you saying, that the FAKERS do not want to be run out of town by the Clippers, because it will be so embarrassing for the FAKERS and their FAKER Fans???? You just want the Clippers to leave,quietly, so the FAKERS look like they are still in charge. That FAKER Fan is another FAKER Fantasy in FAKERLAND. You must be still hurting from that 50 point devastation that the Clippers put on your Pathetic FAKERS last year. In fact in the two games didn’t the FAKERS lose by a combined 80+ points or more???? Now that burns you FAKER Fans like hot iron on your head,No wonder you would want the Clippers to leave,quietly, who wouldn’t after getting blown out so badly two times in one year by the same team, Right FAKER Fans??. Seriously, leave L.A. ??? Typical FAKER Fan comment from your FAKER Fan spin bible, Right FAKER Fan, Masseur Man???….Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    The Clippers Fans have you FAKER Fans beat by at least 16 years years at the mental I.Q. level of the FAKER Fan level of -5 I.Q.The only way the FAKER Fan drives is when they put a bar in the back of the car and then they DRIVE themselves to DRINK, Ha, Ha, Ha, so true, right FAKER Fan RanDumb???….Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Yo Jim2..FAKER Fan….And obviously that is all that a FAKER FAN can get from their FAKER Fan spin bible for any and all replies. Just a reminder it is the 21st century, try a new spin bible diatribe, and maybe update your vocabulary, it is so old, worn out past history. Yeah, jump in feet first to thev21st century and try and join the current state of the FAKERS, you do pay those top prices to watch D-League and NBA cast offs play for the FAKERS, right??? or spend time in front of the T,V, weeping and gnashing of teeth on the current FAKERS..Right???. So, reiterating the good old days over and over actually proves how stuck in the mud thinking a FAKER Fan is today, It is very obvious by your comment and all your other good old stuck in the past FAKER Fans you are and tend to be…..Just a Thought!!!

  • fatZach

    well seems like you want to live in the 60′s. yes the lakers weren’t as good as the Celtics in the 60′s lol. which franchise has dominated the last 35 years of nba basketball? oh yea the Lakers. so the Lakers had about 12 years of getting beat but then dominated the next 35 years of NBA basketball. And where have the knicks been the last 35 years? oh yea nowhere.

  • Random_White_Guy

    You got me there buddy.

  • Random_White_Guy

    Do you have ADHD or Aspergers or something?

  • rayg0838

    Yo RanDumb, nice FAKER Fan spin bible comment. You are really running out Dumbeed Down FAKER Fan spin bible comments. That last one must be chapter 53. Had to dig hard and far for that bit of intoxicated miscreant dribble. You must be a FAKER Fan from Dingleberry mountain,right???RanDUMB??? or the assistant Mayor of Bull Chit Mountain, either way you fit the I.Q.-5 qualifications perfectly, RanDumb. Now have some more Dingle Berry Juice, take a picture of your self, the one with your finger in your nose, as usual, and then have some Zombie Juice to complete your day..Ok RanDUMB, FAKER Fan???….Just a Thought.

  • rayg0838

    Nice FAKER FAN rationalization. That is right out of your FAKER Fan spin bible, chapter and verse. However, the FAKER D-leaguers and NBA cast offs roster will be in tact again, save for a couple of new faces that may well catch the FAKERS pathetic style of play, it is contagious, . Scott may try very hard to instill a defensive thinking concept and reduce some of the Ball-Hog attitude with the school yard jocks, however, it will take time, therefore you FAKER Fans can use your Spin BIble excuses again next year about the pathetic amateurish play of the FAKERS, and of course always refer to your Spin Bible for any and all comments, as usual, Right Stigma????….Just a Thought!!!

  • rayg0838

    Tom, are you serious??? You’re joking with that question..Right??? Say it isn’t so, you actually asked that question???Well for your information, they started on a basketball court, where basketball in played My gosh, . You must be a FAKER Fan Right??? Only a FAKER Fan would ask such a totally DUMBED Down question. Can’t imagine what it must be like around 2 or three FAKERS Fans, 2-3 times as DUMBED Down and embarrassing??? WOW, that is so totally FAKER Fan Fantasy Land brain cramp thinking, for sure, FAKER Fans you prove my points every time you open your mouths. Please, let me hear your comment from your FAKER Fan Spin Bible on this really hilarious FAKER Fan Question. That is one to keep for posterity of FAKER Fan DUMBNESS……Just a Thought!!!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    Are you developmentally disabled? Serious question.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    319 games missed due to injury and you are bragging that the Clippers are better than the Lakers. If it gets you through the day. Be satisfied with your 1st and 2nd round exits. A Lakers fan would never be satisfied with two early exits with the talent the Clips have. You should be embarrassed the way you talk, try to be a little more humble until your team accomplishes something of value.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Lakerfans would be elated to make the playoffs, who you kidding? Of course, your not gonna make it to the postseason. You were better than ONE team in the West last season, the Jazz! Lol. #weRUNLA

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    29 times the Lakers have made the playoffs since 1980, the Clippers 7. It’s still new to you, I get it. It really is about championships and as far as that goes, the Lakers and the Clippers were in the same boat. #ClippersDontRunJack

  • Kerric Reeves

    Lmmfaooo!….LOSER!!!!…coming on to Lakers Nation posting negativity! garbage ass Clippers are never going to win the title

  • Kerric Reeves

    faker = the word of a jealous inferior hater / bandwagon hopping fan!!!!…Faker these16 Titles….lol

  • magikwyrkz4u

    Sounds like your being pretty ignorant right now. Bye bye troll.

  • magikwyrkz4u

    Sounds like you are the only one being childish and immature with your comments here. I for one am a proud Laker fan and can take the good with the bad because I know it won’t be for long. Like you know your history, I know our history, so please go and play in your sandbox somewhere else. Thank you.

  • magikwyrkz4u

    God your mental capacity must be diminished if you have to keep saying the same thing to try and get your point across ad nauseam. If that’s to big of a word for you go look in the dictionary, that’s if you have one.

  • Random_White_Guy

    Thanks for proving my point.

  • Hex Effect

    Lakers have neither the most championships nor are tied for the most. If you’re seriously trying to pass the 1948 NBL title as legit then Laker fans have truly been delusional the entire time. The Baltimore Bullets were the BAA champs that year, don’t be fuckin’ stupid. This is why Celtic fans laugh at Laker fans and their inferiority complex. Including championships from a city that didn’t want to be honored when it moved to its current city should not be counted, but whatever, Laker fans have had to settle in looking up to the Celtics for over four decades, trying to brag about meager accomplishments like a REGULAR SEASON win streak or Finals appearances LOL. You guys had 10 more chances to be #1 in titles and y’all blew it. So how do tou measure TRUE success?? More NBA Finals trips= Less championships, or Less NBA Finals trips= More championships. Stop counting success from an advantageous perspective and understand that the NBA started in the late 40′s and not whenever you guys became great.

  • Hex Effect

    More like 12 banners. That ugly blue one from the Minny years and the 11 LA banners. Don’t dumbass Laker fans know how to count?

  • Hex Effect

    How are Celtics fans still living in the 60′s you stupid dumbass? Let’s see we’re in 2014 and the record of your embarrassing ass whoopin’ of 9-3 still stands and will remain for a loooooooooooooonnnnnnng time, and I’m not even including the regular season record against each other and playoff game wins. And for a franchise that ‘dominates’ (using that term loosely) you should never be the owners of a pathetic Finals record (11-14 since moving to LA and is only 16-15 thanks to the Minny Finals record), and should have won enough championships to have the most (31 appearances to only win 16 compared to Boston’s 17-4 record?), and 3 Finals sweeps. You Faker fans LOVE to brag about the times from where you’ve had the most success without including the overall achievement in the franchises’s history to make it seem like you’re #1 when you’re clearly #2. Recent success or accomplishments won’t overcome the only number that matters: 17.

  • Kishan

    Lakers have 16 championship mate not 12 go and get that NBA IQ up ….ur NBA IQ prob tells u that blake griffin has 5 MVP awards thats how bad it is

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