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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299
    Next year's All Star Game: Golden State vs The World
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,519
    edited July 3
    Warriors got even better. Cousins signs 1 year deal. And for $5.3 million
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    I miss igotid88
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,233
    Cancel the season 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    igotid88 said:
    Warriors got even better. Cousins signs 1 year deal. And for $5.3 million
    Boogie Cousins?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,065
    It's ridiculous.  Although it's interesting because the max contracts were intended to create league parity.  Who knew that players would take less money to win? Cousins is taking 20% of his market value.  Crazy. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
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  • lastexit78lastexit78 Posts: 483
    mrussel1 said:
    It's ridiculous.  Although it's interesting because the max contracts were intended to create league parity.  Who knew that players would take less money to win? Cousins is taking 20% of his market value.  Crazy. 
    Exactly, sometimes these players can’t win. Take the money and play for a losing franchise and you’re branded a loser. Take less money to play in the best situation and you’re just taking the easy way out. If I was a player I know what I’d do, sign with the best team in a city I like with teammates I enjoy playing with. The difference in the Max vs Super Max contracts is a lot but really how much is your quality of life going to change whether you have $250 million in the bank vs $150 million? Even if you could buy happiness I’m pretty sure it can be acquired for 1% of what these guys are making,
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,065
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,906
    How about that brawl in the Australia vs. Phillipines game?!
    I wonder if Maker will get suspended in the NBA?
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  • crookedcrosscrookedcross Right Near Da Beach, BoiiiPosts: 843
    How about that brawl in the Australia vs. Phillipines game?!
    I wonder if Maker will get suspended in the NBA?
    Saw that. It's always painful to watch basketball players fight. No one ever knows how to punch
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 
    Apparently the high school Lebron Jr will go to also has Pippen’s and Kenyon Martin’s kids on the bball team. They might be better than the Lakers.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 
    His segue into the business aspect full time will be a breeze for him.  He's surrounded himself around 3 other people his whole life and the four of them have amassed a billion dollar person in Lebron and branched out into a budding production company.

    He is a force to be reckoned with outside of basketball.

    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,497
    hoping the sixers land leonard.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,497
    igotid88 said:
    Warriors got even better. Cousins signs 1 year deal. And for $5.3 million
    Boogie Cousins?
    no DeMarcus :tongue:
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    igotid88 said:
    Warriors got even better. Cousins signs 1 year deal. And for $5.3 million
    Boogie Cousins?
    no DeMarcus :tongue:
    Cute, lol.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,946
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 


    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
    Interesting is probably the right word.
    LeBron's biggest on court nemesis in recent years, Lance Stephenson now a teammate.
    LeBron's biggest off court nemesis in recent years, Lavar Ball now a constant presence (unless they trade his kid)
    Super genius JaVale Magee getting beautiful passes from LeBron only to have uncontested layups blocked by the rim on a nightly basis.
    Petulant former LeBron hater Rajon Rondo as point guard making Lonzo Ball and his possibly worse than Rondo's outside shot (but way better than Markell Fultz's shot) redundant, and how that sits with wannabe Laker coach/GM/owner Lavar Ball.
    And Magic Johnson who famously traded for the contracts of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez helming the ship.

    It won't be boring that's for sure. It will be a terribly dysfunctional basketball team. LeBron himself will probably will them to 42 wins and a 7 or 8 seed out west and a first round exit, but the supporting cast is such a band of misfits its laughable.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    Poncier said:
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 


    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
    Interesting is probably the right word.
    LeBron's biggest on court nemesis in recent years, Lance Stephenson now a teammate.
    LeBron's biggest off court nemesis in recent years, Lavar Ball now a constant presence (unless they trade his kid)
    Super genius JaVale Magee getting beautiful passes from LeBron only to have uncontested layups blocked by the rim on a nightly basis.
    Petulant former LeBron hater Rajon Rondo as point guard making Lonzo Ball and his possibly worse than Rondo's outside shot (but way better than Markell Fultz's shot) redundant, and how that sits with wannabe Laker coach/GM/owner Lavar Ball.
    And Magic Johnson who famously traded for the contracts of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez helming the ship.

    It won't be boring that's for sure. It will be a terribly dysfunctional basketball team. LeBron himself will probably will them to 42 wins and a 7 or 8 seed out west and a first round exit, but the supporting cast is such a band of misfits its laughable.
    Hence my term piecemeal, lol.
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,322
    Geez, I unplug for a few days and seems I've missed everything.

    Not really surprised Lebron is going to LA, but I am a little surprised he didn't wait a little bit to see what happened via trades.

    Boogie to Golden State kind of caught me off guard.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,065
    Poncier said:
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 


    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
    Interesting is probably the right word.
    LeBron's biggest on court nemesis in recent years, Lance Stephenson now a teammate.
    LeBron's biggest off court nemesis in recent years, Lavar Ball now a constant presence (unless they trade his kid)
    Super genius JaVale Magee getting beautiful passes from LeBron only to have uncontested layups blocked by the rim on a nightly basis.
    Petulant former LeBron hater Rajon Rondo as point guard making Lonzo Ball and his possibly worse than Rondo's outside shot (but way better than Markell Fultz's shot) redundant, and how that sits with wannabe Laker coach/GM/owner Lavar Ball.
    And Magic Johnson who famously traded for the contracts of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez helming the ship.

    It won't be boring that's for sure. It will be a terribly dysfunctional basketball team. LeBron himself will probably will them to 42 wins and a 7 or 8 seed out west and a first round exit, but the supporting cast is such a band of misfits its laughable.
    Don't forget IT IV.... he's still there, correct?  
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,065
    edited July 3
    I'll root for the Lakers now because I'm a Clevelendar and LBJ did what he did for us.  But damn it will be a little bit harder knowing that it's also supporting Lance.  
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,946
    mrussel1 said:
    Poncier said:
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 


    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
    Interesting is probably the right word.
    LeBron's biggest on court nemesis in recent years, Lance Stephenson now a teammate.
    LeBron's biggest off court nemesis in recent years, Lavar Ball now a constant presence (unless they trade his kid)
    Super genius JaVale Magee getting beautiful passes from LeBron only to have uncontested layups blocked by the rim on a nightly basis.
    Petulant former LeBron hater Rajon Rondo as point guard making Lonzo Ball and his possibly worse than Rondo's outside shot (but way better than Markell Fultz's shot) redundant, and how that sits with wannabe Laker coach/GM/owner Lavar Ball.
    And Magic Johnson who famously traded for the contracts of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez helming the ship.

    It won't be boring that's for sure. It will be a terribly dysfunctional basketball team. LeBron himself will probably will them to 42 wins and a 7 or 8 seed out west and a first round exit, but the supporting cast is such a band of misfits its laughable.
    Don't forget IT IV.... he's still there, correct?  
    No, Lakers renounced his rights and he's a free agent, probably headed to Disney World.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,065
    Poncier said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Poncier said:
    mrussel1 said:
    So who is going to shoot and or play defense for the Lakers next year?
    Lakers will make the playoffs.
    Ha! Big goals next year for Bron Bron!
    Just the playoffs.  Not planning on them going very far.

    Lakers sign Rondo to a 1 year deal.


    Yeah, I know.

    Weird team they have around him. It's like he's wasting a year of his career....pretty late in his career.

    I feel like he's settling his family in California for good, and beginning his post basketball life.  It's really crazy because he's been around forever,  yet in the corporate world,  he'd be considered very young.  Nice life. 


    Go Lakers.  They might have piecemeal enough talent to do something interesting this year.  Let's see.
    Interesting is probably the right word.
    LeBron's biggest on court nemesis in recent years, Lance Stephenson now a teammate.
    LeBron's biggest off court nemesis in recent years, Lavar Ball now a constant presence (unless they trade his kid)
    Super genius JaVale Magee getting beautiful passes from LeBron only to have uncontested layups blocked by the rim on a nightly basis.
    Petulant former LeBron hater Rajon Rondo as point guard making Lonzo Ball and his possibly worse than Rondo's outside shot (but way better than Markell Fultz's shot) redundant, and how that sits with wannabe Laker coach/GM/owner Lavar Ball.
    And Magic Johnson who famously traded for the contracts of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez helming the ship.

    It won't be boring that's for sure. It will be a terribly dysfunctional basketball team. LeBron himself will probably will them to 42 wins and a 7 or 8 seed out west and a first round exit, but the supporting cast is such a band of misfits its laughable.
    Don't forget IT IV.... he's still there, correct?  
    No, Lakers renounced his rights and he's a free agent, probably headed to Disney World.
    Ah, thanks for the info.  I was really confused why they signed Rondo but now it makes more sense.  
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 975
    How about that brawl in the Australia vs. Phillipines game?!
    I wonder if Maker will get suspended in the NBA?
    Saw that. It's always painful to watch basketball players fight. No one ever knows how to punch
    That fight was a disgrace and what was worse was the Filipino coach trying to justify his players and staffs actions after. Yes, the Australian player, Daniel Kickert should not have retaliated after the foul on Goulding in the key. He should have been ejected and suspended, but the way the Filipino players (Andre Blatche plays for them now??), their bench and officials and crowd got involved was a disgrace. Thon Maker's actions didn't look good, but the Australians had 5 players on the court getting swamped by 20+ people, so he had to try and stick up for his team mates. At one stage , Goulding was pinned on the ground with about 6-8 players and officials punching and kicking him and chairs were also being used/thrown.
    Natahn Sobey was coward punched by an official right in the jaw and then had  a chair lobbed at him. Thank god that the great Lucian Longley came in and cleared the people away from Goulding. Again, their coach tried to justify the beating by saying Goulding was flopping and also sledging his players - just ridiculous to try and justify that. He can be heard in a time out saying to his team " Just go out and hit someone, put them on the floor". He should have his licence torn up

    FIBA needs to come down HARD on this and suspend Kickert and then throw the Philippines out of the comp and take the 2023 World Cup away from them. 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,409
    where's the buzz for the raul neto re-signing? :lol:
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,559
    New Orleans offered Cousins a 2 year/40 million contract right before the Playoffs started.  He turned it down. They pulled the offer. 

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