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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2014, 11:16:45 AM »
the lakers are not making the playoffs. ill be surprised if kobe plays 60 games. even if he plays 82, they still arent making the playoffs, who do they knockout?

1 - spurs
2 - thunder
3 - clippers
4 - rockets
5 - warriors
6 - portland
7  - dallas
8 - memphis

the suns were over .500 and the Twolves were almost .500

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2014, 11:25:10 AM »
If Lakers move to the East they can make the playoffs.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2014, 11:27:29 AM »
the lakers are not making the playoffs. ill be surprised if kobe plays 60 games. even if he plays 82, they still arent making the playoffs, who do they knockout?

1 - spurs
2 - thunder
3 - clippers
4 - rockets
5 - warriors
6 - portland
7  - dallas
8 - memphis

the suns were over .500 and the Twolves were almost .500

Has Kobe every missed the playoffs when he's played 60+ games?

Surprise teams make the playoffs every season. Any of the above teams could have a star player get injured. Every team is getting older and almost every team has changed their starting line-up.

If sports were so predictable, why even play the games? When the Angels signed Pujols everyone thought they'd be awesome and so far they haven't even made the playoffs. It looks like they'll finally turn it around this season.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2014, 11:33:00 AM »
the lakers are not making the playoffs. ill be surprised if kobe plays 60 games. even if he plays 82, they still arent making the playoffs, who do they knockout?

1 - spurs
2 - thunder
3 - clippers
4 - rockets
5 - warriors
6 - portland
7  - dallas
8 - memphis

the suns were over .500 and the Twolves were almost .500

Has Kobe every missed the playoffs when he's played 60+ games?

Surprise teams make the playoffs every season. Any of the above teams could have a star player get injured. Every team is getting older and almost every team has changed their starting line-up.

If sports were so predictable, why even play the games? When the Angels signed Pujols everyone thought they'd be awesome and so far they haven't even made the playoffs. It looks like they'll finally turn it around this season.

kobe has missed the playoffs.  and i thought the angels were idiots for giving pujols that deal. you were in the minority thinking they would be awesome. at best they would 3 good years, they havent even gotten that. 

just say this out loud, Kobe, Lin, Hill, swaggy p,  - no bench, not making playoffs.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2014, 11:42:36 AM »
2004-2005 Kobe played more than 60 games and did not get to playoffs.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2014, 01:01:12 PM »
2004-2005 Kobe played more than 60 games and did not get to playoffs.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2014, 01:23:17 PM »
It could be worse for Greater LA NBA fans... at least we have another team that will actually make the playoffs.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2014, 08:53:43 AM »
Hearing about how Duncan and Dirk are taking smaller contracts just irritates me about Kobe.

One of the reasons why LBJ doesn't take max money is because he knows that he makes much more outside the NBA. And so does Kobe... so why does Kobe think he should get paid so much and make it hard on the team's payroll? He makes probably more than most other NBA players (or even other sports) with outside endorsements so why not give the Lakers a break in their salary cap to recruit more talent?
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2014, 09:08:33 AM »
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2014, 09:14:54 AM »
Why is it the players responsibility to take less money?  If the owners cared about winning then they should remove the salary cap. It appears the owners, most of whom are billionaires and have other businesses outside of the nba, care more about making money. Sterling just got $2B, Phil Jackson makes $12m/year. Why don't the owners and management take less, remove the cap and try to win. Let the market set the payrolls.

Would you take less money at your job now so your coworker can make more?  Or for management  to make more money? Doubt it. The players have 8-12 years if park earnings years. They need to maximize those earnings not concern themselves with what fans think about them crippling salary caps. Go complain to the owners to loosen the purse strings.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2014, 09:15:55 AM »
Wow, we really are two peas in a pod. Was essentially typing the same comment.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2014, 09:20:13 AM »
Hearing about how Duncan and Dirk are taking smaller contracts just irritates me about Kobe.

One of the reasons why LBJ doesn't take max money is because he knows that he makes much more outside the NBA. And so does Kobe... so why does Kobe think he should get paid so much and make it hard on the team's payroll? He makes probably more than most other NBA players (or even other sports) with outside endorsements so why not give the Lakers a break in their salary cap to recruit more talent?

But why should the onerous be on the players to "take less"? The owners are raking it in.  Plus sterling just for two billion for the clippers. And a new tv deal is coming up. The owners should step it up and stop raping the players union.  The players only have a limited window to make money so in this fight of millionaires versus billionaires, imma side with the underdogs. Plus Kobe has like 10 houses. 3 in one neighborhood alone. How much do you think it costs to upgrade his cabinets and flooring?

I think you meant "onus." 

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2014, 09:22:02 AM »
Or maybe anus?

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
It's lakers management that needs to be looked at. They have been making bad decisions.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2014, 10:01:33 AM »
Why is it the players responsibility to take less money?  If the owners cared about winning then they should remove the salary cap. It appears the owners, most of whom are billionaires and have other businesses outside of the nba, care more about making money. Sterling just got $2B, Phil Jackson makes $12m/year. Why don't the owners and management take less, remove the cap and try to win. Let the market set the payrolls.
The CBA is what the players and the owners agree upon... it's not just the owners who set the cap. The cap was done to prevent large market teams from hording all the high salary players from small market teams like in baseball.

And I'm not saying all players should do that, but certain players who are interested in attracting free agents should recognize the limitations of the salary cap and adjust accordingly, especially if you have outside income that exceeds what the team pays you anyways. I understand the idea of getting all you can from your employer, but if I were making money outside my employer, I wouldn't put my fellow employees or my employer in a tougher position by demanding a higher salary.
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Would you take less money at your job now so your coworker can make more?  Or for management  to make more money? Doubt it.
Actually... yes. But maybe that's why I'm still a 99%er. Every year we've had bonuses, upper management tells me what goes to who... and every year I've reduced mine to give more to other employees.
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The players have 8-12 years if park earnings years. They need to maximize those earnings not concern themselves with what fans think about them crippling salary caps. Go complain to the owners to loosen the purse strings.
Again... this only applies to certain players. It doesn't matter to me how many cabinet upgrades Kobe has to pay for, he needs to understand that it's more than just him getting paid, he's been paid, higher than most other players in the NBA, but the team is also his value and with the Lakers being as bad as they are, it reflects on him and his brand. If the Lakers were winning, playoff bound and a trophy contender, that would make his endorsements even higher.

But this is why most other players don't like Kobe and everyone respects Duncan and Dirk. Basketball is still a "team" sport, so it's nice to see other players putting team ahead of money.
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