Monday, October 24, 2005

first looks

so far i like what i see. kwame has put on some man-weight and looks to be a serious matchup for the rest of the leagues power fowards. he's starting to look more like eddy curry i just hope his heart holds up betters than ed's. lamar running the point has been exciting, he's not as skilled as magic but it still brings some flashbacks when i see the 6'10 odom going coast to coast. he's likely to play every position except center this year. even devean george looks like he's back in form. injuries and lack of playing time really took the wind out of his sails, but his inspiried confident play in preseason is more than we've seen in years. and kobe...well he's kobe scoring 25 in 27 minutes without having to handle the ball as much. put us down for 45 wins this season and maybe sneaking into the 8th spot in the playoffs.

as far as their D, its hard to say. although they have been playing inspiried, phil keeps them in a full court press almost constantly so teams have time to adjust and break the press. it seems phil wants the lakes to get in as many reps on press D as they can before the season starts. when the games count, a little juggling of the defensive concepts will hopefully make that press mroe effective. especially if we zone up with lamar, brown and mihm all hovering around the hoop in a 2-3.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

thursday and friday we get to see what they got

Thursday, October 13, 2005

already?

Too early to talk basketball, go Angels! They got jobbed last night

Saturday, October 08, 2005

this just in.....kobe not evil

after his trial, the breakup of the lakers "dream team" and phil's book. seems like most of the stories are now aiding kobe's comeback in the public eye. just read this on espn.

also, i read phil added some new text to his last book in recent publication talking more about kobe in a positive light.

fans forget very quickly when it comes to athletes and their wrongdoings. kobe, never even going to trial could be an incident that dicipates rapidly, especially if he stays healthy and turns it up this year to finally win the scoring title and win more games.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

pencil me in

"Jackson said Brown, Bryant, Odom and Chris Mihm are penciled in to start for the Lakers when the season begins, with the fifth spot still undetermined." from this link

i love the fact we're big up front. with kobe at the 2 and possibly mckie starting at 1 we have a huge starting 5. if they get the triangle down at all, we'll be a difficult team to match up against.

welcome

training camp...training wheels.

welcome to the blog, please feel free to post laker thoughts and comments.