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(ESPN)   Russell Westbrook got his 6th career quadruple-double last night, including 10 turnovers as the Lakers coughed up a 26-point lead to the 0-4 Thunder   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-10-28 11:38:57 AM  
Nevermind that shiat. The Lakers are down by three, trap the Thunder in the backcourt, actually get the damn backcourt violation! This is the reason the Thunder are winless! Result? Quick airball three. So on the inbounds, another trap, and OKC throws it straight to Carmelo. Result? Airball three. The Laker haters are gonna be warm and fuzzy for awhile.
 
2021-10-28 11:42:47 AM  
The Lakers have now allowed 115 points or more in all five of their games

That explains a lot, too.  Yes, keep the turnovers down.  But for God's sake stop the ball.
 
2021-10-28 11:44:51 AM  
Blowing a 25+ point lead? Did the Lakers move to Atlanta?
 
2021-10-28 12:08:44 PM  
Quintuple Double AND a dramatic exit?

Humorous.
 
2021-10-28 12:40:17 PM  
People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.
 
2021-10-28 12:56:31 PM  

TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.


Their roster is strange.  Lots of experience with some excellent talent put together with seemingly no thought of how well they'd compliment each other.  Just an assumption the ultimate team player in LeBron can whip them into a cohesive unit by the playoffs.  Which might yet happen.
 
2021-10-28 1:01:32 PM  
Ah, the unwritten rules of sport.  Strange how upset these elite athletes get about things that don't affect the outcome of the game.
 
2021-10-28 1:02:33 PM  
That's hilarious. I love when teams add a selfish player and it doesn't work out.
 
2021-10-28 1:04:13 PM  
Anthony's 3 found nothing but nothing, as he too shot an air ball with 5.7 seconds left.

Remarkable that at his age, he's still got it.

/That's NBA 76 team member Carmelo Anthony!
 
2021-10-28 1:27:24 PM  
This is hilarious. First of all, obviously, the Lakers blew a big lead to Westbrook's former team, who probably suck (only 5 games in, not ready to airlock 'em just yet).

Second, the Lakers had it well within their control to prevent the offending dunk. Bazley stole it & gave the home crowd a little show before they went home. Westbrook had to be a dick about it & when he was called out, blamed everyone else & claimed to be "old school."
 
2021-10-28 1:29:32 PM  

Myk-House of El: TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Their roster is strange.  Lots of experience with some excellent talent put together with seemingly no thought of how well they'd compliment each other.  Just an assumption the ultimate team player in LeBron can whip them into a cohesive unit by the playoffs.  Which might yet happen.


Is there a name for this? Where they have a superstar & just expect that their greatness can overcome any other deficiencies on the team? Superman Syndrome? Because the Chiefs got it, too.
 
2021-10-28 1:33:27 PM  

Di Atribe: Myk-House of El: TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Their roster is strange.  Lots of experience with some excellent talent put together with seemingly no thought of how well they'd compliment each other.  Just an assumption the ultimate team player in LeBron can whip them into a cohesive unit by the playoffs.  Which might yet happen.

Is there a name for this? Where they have a superstar & just expect that their greatness can overcome any other deficiencies on the team? Superman Syndrome? Because the Chiefs got it, too.


Jordan fan syndrome


Only it helps a lot when the ref and the star on the court are making the same bets.
 
2021-10-28 2:08:04 PM  

Di Atribe: Myk-House of El: TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Their roster is strange.  Lots of experience with some excellent talent put together with seemingly no thought of how well they'd compliment each other.  Just an assumption the ultimate team player in LeBron can whip them into a cohesive unit by the playoffs.  Which might yet happen.

Is there a name for this? Where they have a superstar & just expect that their greatness can overcome any other deficiencies on the team? Superman Syndrome? Because the Chiefs got it, too.


:(

I think it's called Who Cares That The Defense Give Up 35 Points Per Game As Long As The Offense Scores 36, Oh Sh*t The Offense Keeps Turning The Ball Over And Not Scoring... or- WHTTDGU35PPGALATOS36OSTOKTTBOANS for short...
 
2021-10-28 2:12:33 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: The Lakers have now allowed 115 points or more in all five of their games

That explains a lot, too.  Yes, keep the turnovers down.  But for God's sake stop the ball.


Turnovers do tend to lead to easy buckets...
 
2021-10-28 2:12:35 PM  
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2021-10-28 2:46:15 PM  

Ponzholio: I think it's called Who Cares That The Defense Give Up 35 Points Per Game As Long As The Offense Scores 36, Oh Sh*t The Offense Keeps Turning The Ball Over And Not Scoring... or- WHTTDGU35PPGALATOS36OSTOKTTBOANS for short...


"..... for short." Hahaha
 
2021-10-28 2:54:09 PM  
As a lifelong Laker fan, I can only say "who cares?"  This is my least favorite team ever in the purple and gold.  I can't stand Westbrook, never been a fan of Lebron, despise Rondo...just a bunch of mercenaries and hardly any homegrown talent.  Yuck.

They traded away everything for a fragile Anthony Davis.

Screw 'em.
 
2021-10-28 3:02:00 PM  

Jack Sabbath: As a lifelong Laker fan, I can only say "who cares?"  This is my least favorite team ever in the purple and gold.  I can't stand Westbrook, never been a fan of Lebron, despise Rondo...just a bunch of mercenaries and hardly any homegrown talent.  Yuck.

They traded away everything for a fragile Anthony Davis.

Screw 'em.


I'd be perfectly happy with my team trading away homegrown talent for a fragile star if it led to a ring.
 
2021-10-28 4:51:43 PM  

Jack Sabbath: As a lifelong Laker fan, I can only say "who cares?"  This is my least favorite team ever in the purple and gold.  I can't stand Westbrook, never been a fan of Lebron, despise Rondo...just a bunch of mercenaries and hardly any homegrown talent.  Yuck.

They traded away everything for a fragile Anthony Davis.

Screw 'em.


longing for those days with a broken-down Kobe and a bunch of youngsters?
 
2021-10-28 5:14:40 PM  
If turnovers were tracked during Maravich's day.... he had 18 in one game vs. UCLA.

EyeballKid: Di Atribe: Myk-House of El: TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Is there a name for this? Where they have a superstar & just expect that their greatness can overcome any other deficiencies on the team? Superman Syndrome? Because the Chiefs got it, too.

Jordan fan syndrome

Only it helps a lot when the ref and the star on the court are making the same bets.


No, I've been assured by Fark's Bronies that Jordan was only successful because he was surrounded by Hall of Famers at every position, while James heroically dragged scrubs like Wade, Bosh, Kyrie, and Love to championships.
 
2021-10-28 5:21:27 PM  

FLMountainMan: If turnovers were tracked during Maravich's day.... he had 18 in one game vs. UCLA.

EyeballKid: Di Atribe: Myk-House of El: TheJoe03: People were complaining about the Lakers acquiring a super team but this squad reminds me more of when the Lakers got a past their prime Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Is there a name for this? Where they have a superstar & just expect that their greatness can overcome any other deficiencies on the team? Superman Syndrome? Because the Chiefs got it, too.

Jordan fan syndrome

Only it helps a lot when the ref and the star on the court are making the same bets.

No, I've been assured by Fark's Bronies that Jordan was only successful because he was surrounded by Hall of Famers at every position, while James heroically dragged scrubs like Wade, Bosh, Kyrie, and Love to championships.


I'm a Bulls fan. I still think the best Jordan team had a better surrounding cast than the best LeBron Heat team.
 
2021-10-28 5:24:23 PM  
It's game 5 of an 82-game regular season. Unless they end up missing the playoffs by one game, it won't matter a damn.

They need everyone healthy as the playoffs come around and ideally to have played together for at least a couple weeks. That is all.

That said, in the West, you really can't be bad for long and expect to make the playoffs.

/yes, OKC is bad, their season was over before it started, and losing to them is embarrassing
 
2021-10-28 5:26:09 PM  
BTW, Kyrie is the new Stephen Marbury: The guy who is such a superstar that every team he leaves gets better without him.
 
2021-10-28 6:41:18 PM  

IAmRight: BTW, Kyrie is the new Stephen Marbury: The guy who is such a superstar that every team he leaves gets better without him.


Ben Simmons is in that same category.
 
2021-10-28 7:27:34 PM  

ClavellBCMI: IAmRight: BTW, Kyrie is the new Stephen Marbury: The guy who is such a superstar that every team he leaves gets better without him.

Ben Simmons is in that same category.


He has to play for more teams to prove it, though.
 
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