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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Redemption or the Guillotine

Lakers are now 9-14 after losing to the Knicks last night. It was Mike D’Antoni’s first game against the team he coached a season ago, and unfortunately it didn’t end in his favor. A seemingly rhythm-less offense was matched with a painfully slow defense. Need any proof? Check out this GIF. Players just watched Carmelo Anthony score a basket,as if they were on the sidelines as spectators.

The Knicks outplayed the Lakers and essentially won that game in the first half. Kobe eventually heated up and the point margin got less and less. Unfortunately, the Knicks held on too well for L.A. to really catch up, even without Carmelo in the 4th, who sat out after injuring his ankle in the third quarter.

There is a chance tonight; the Lakers play the Wizards. Kobe is confident the Lakers will figure it out. He believes that those who have won a ring with him before can do it again. As he puts it:

“A lot of responsibility is going to fall on me and Pau [Gasol], but we need Metta [World Peace]. Metta has a big presence on this team. I really encourage him to take that role head on – and to be an enforcer with it. But Metta, he’s done it before. We’ve won before together.”

As for D’Antoni? Los Angeles fans are getting restless. Spoiled, maybe, for being supporters of one of the winning-est franchises in NBA history, Lakers fans are shouting at Mike to do something. L.A. lovers demand nothing less than a championship, which is a huge demand. But the Lakers aren’t even close to a decent record. They have become obviously average, with a 9-14 record and a repetitive play style. It is because of this that Mike D’Antoni’s head is in the guillotine. Rey of LN puts it best: “D’Antoni seems to get more and more testy as the Lakers pile up their losses, but it’s the same song and dance for the past two weeks.” Mike Brown must be laughing.

Pau Gasol is out again tonight against the Wizards. The Lakers will be again without Gasol, Nash and Blake. Pau Gasol has been out with tendinitis on both knees and has not played since the Lakers lost against Orlando on December 2nd. This will be the seventh consecutive game Gasol is going to miss.

Washington Wizards (3-16) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (9-14)

4:00 PM PST, December 14, 2012 

MCI Center, Washington, DC

CA
TV: TWC Sports Network

Wizards Projected Starting Line-up

PG: Jordan Crawford
 SG: Bradley Beal
 SF: Martell Webster 
PF: Chris Singleton C: Emeka Okafor

Key Reserves: F Nene, F Kevin Seraphin, G Shaun Livingston

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  • Marty Susman

    Ok, the following is just about 99% correct based on shall I say people who truly know’s, someone within one of the two club rooms…..
    Next year as things stand now, BOTH CP3 & D12 will both join the Dallas Mav’s…. CP3 & D12 are very close & this has/is being discussed by both of them & both as of today are both headed to Dallas at seasons end… CP3 does not think the Clippers can ever go all the way & D12 1st does not want to play with Kobe & see’s this team will not win it all in the coming years, hence BOTH gone…..

    OK, what can the Lakers do if anything, well as it turns out there is something they can do to at least get something for D12 & stop Dallas from getting both guys….Mitch needs to call the Nets, offer to send D12 to them NOSW, the Nets need to send Lopez to a team with a super future stud POINT GUARD the La
    kers desperately have needed for years… A player like K.Iving but bottom line this will give the Lakers a super young stud for D12, something they will have rather then getting ZERO if they wait till year end…. Then the Lakers can ship out Pau for another young stud like Andre Drummond & all of a sudden they will be twice as fast & half as old….

    Believe me, the two guys are planning on leaving & if the teams don’t know it I would be surprised…. This is not gossup, this is from a man that KNOWS for sure & has had talks with CP3 on the subject…. Mitch, you need to move & move fast, the Nets will jump at getting D12 & shipping Lopez iut with his max contract….

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