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(ESPN)   Lakers order Ham as their next coach, holds the mayo   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-05-28 1:49:26 AM  
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Give me Ham on 5, Hold the Mayo - Airplane
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2022-05-28 5:03:36 AM  
As a fan of the Lakers, I was initially excited that Darvin got the gig.  Then LeBron tweeted how much he loved the deal.  Happy feelings gone.  Darvin gonna be shanked in less than 2 years.
 
2022-05-28 5:40:34 AM  
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2022-05-28 6:16:12 AM  

dark brew: As a fan of the Lakers, I was initially excited that Darvin got the gig.  Then LeBron tweeted how much he loved the deal.  Happy feelings gone.  Darvin gonna be shanked in less than 2 years.


Someone needs to photoshop Lebron's head and Laker hats onto the TFG work cycle assembly line cartoon.
 
2022-05-28 7:44:14 AM  
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2022-05-28 10:23:55 AM  

dark brew: As a fan of the Lakers, I was initially excited that Darvin got the gig.  Then LeBron tweeted how much he loved the deal.  Happy feelings gone.  Darvin gonna be shanked in less than 2 years.


Eh, will LeBron still be there in 2 years? Dude has the attention span of a golden retriever.
 
2022-05-28 10:54:03 AM  

dark brew: As a fan of the Lakers, I was initially excited that Darvin got the gig.  Then LeBron tweeted how much he loved the deal.  Happy feelings gone.  Darvin gonna be shanked in less than 2 years.


Um, did you expect the Lakers to pick a coach that LeBron was going to hate?
 
2022-05-28 11:36:49 AM  
They will get the sa,e result next year if they dont also hire new players
 
2022-05-28 11:49:49 AM  

mikaloyd: They will get the sa,e result next year if they dont also hire new players


You aren't expecting Davis and LeBron to play 40 minutes in 80 games next season?
 
2022-05-28 12:15:12 PM  

IRS.Agent.009: mikaloyd: They will get the sa,e result next year if they dont also hire new players

You aren't expecting Davis and LeBron to play 40 minutes in 80 games next season?


I'm hoping beyond all reason that Westbrook plays 0 minutes over 82 games for the Lakers, which would be a big help.
 
2022-05-28 12:21:20 PM  

IRS.Agent.009: mikaloyd: They will get the sa,e result next year if they dont also hire new players

You aren't expecting Davis and LeBron to play 40 minutes in 80 games next season?


There once was a time when LeBron went to the playoffs every year. Usually the finals. Then he became a Laker
 
2022-05-28 12:33:41 PM  

mikaloyd: IRS.Agent.009: mikaloyd: They will get the sa,e result next year if they dont also hire new players

You aren't expecting Davis and LeBron to play 40 minutes in 80 games next season?

There once was a time when LeBron went to the playoffs every year. Usually the finals. Then he became a Laker


The only good year the Lakers had since my Mavs swept them in 2011 was the bullshiat bubble tournament. The franchise has been clownshoes for a while. Hiring mercenaries doesn't work, they should have developed all the good young talent they ended up trading away and letting go. I personally love to see it, those bums couldn't even make the play in. 11 seed, hilarious.
 
2022-05-28 12:36:52 PM  
They'll be 6th or 7th seed next year at best, calling it now. In the same realm as Utah and Minnesota. Dallas, Memphis, and Denver will all get better too so they will be with GS at the top of the conference, we will see what PHX does in the offseason but they will be better than LA too.
 
2022-05-28 12:37:50 PM  

drewogatory: dark brew: As a fan of the Lakers, I was initially excited that Darvin got the gig.  Then LeBron tweeted how much he loved the deal.  Happy feelings gone.  Darvin gonna be shanked in less than 2 years.

Eh, will LeBron still be there in 2 years? Dude has the attention span of a golden retriever.


Also, he's at the end of his career. On top of that, his goofy ass wants to play with his son somehow and will probably force that scenario on some dumb team.
 
2022-05-28 1:39:01 PM  
Atleast he knows what he's walking into, Vogel got screwed.  Tore the team apart for unnecessary rebuilds, gutted his top defense, filled it with old slow redundant playersz dealt with injuries, still almost made the play in, then fired through press release while coaching the last game.  Not shocking they couldn't get any "big" names in
 
2022-05-28 1:54:43 PM  

TheJoe03: The only good year the Lakers had since my Mavs swept them in 2011 was the bullshiat bubble tournament. The franchise has been clownshoes for a while. Hiring mercenaries doesn't work, they should have developed all the good young talent they ended up trading away and letting go. I personally love to see it, those bums couldn't even make the play in. 11 seed, hilarious.


1) The Lakers have always built through free-agency. Kareem. Shaq. LeBron. Yeah, they also had "homegrown" (Kobe was technically acquired via trade, but he played his whole career there so we'll call him homegrown) talent with those guys.
2) The roster they had wasn't going to win anything - both before LeBron and after he arrived.
3) The bubble season was actually probably the most legit possible playoffs, tbh. Travel didn't play a role in anything. All the teams had plenty of rest going into it. The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever. The ensuing seasons, both built off shorter-than-ever offseasons, have been chock-full of injuries, which has had a much greater impact on results than actual basketball talent.
4) That said, the Lakers are a poorly-run organization. Like the Raiders in the NFL, they're a legacy team owned by the kids of people who are only wealthy because they own the team. They don't have the resources the other owners have, but they have a hell of a brand and a great location. What they needed was an actual GM like David Griffin, who worked well with LeBron to get him pieces in Cleveland without giving away the future.

Of course LeBron has preferences and wants to play with certain players. It's your job as a GM to explain why you're not going to do that or distill what they want, abilities-wise, and find options that are less expensive or better fits. If Jerry Krause would've listened to what Jordan wanted, he wouldn't have had Pippen or Grant and Jordan probably never would've won any titles. Players can win a championship; it requires organizations to produce dynasties.
 
2022-05-28 2:01:36 PM  

IAmRight: TheJoe03: The only good year the Lakers had since my Mavs swept them in 2011 was the bullshiat bubble tournament. The franchise has been clownshoes for a while. Hiring mercenaries doesn't work, they should have developed all the good young talent they ended up trading away and letting go. I personally love to see it, those bums couldn't even make the play in. 11 seed, hilarious.

1) The Lakers have always built through free-agency. Kareem. Shaq. LeBron. Yeah, they also had "homegrown" (Kobe was technically acquired via trade, but he played his whole career there so we'll call him homegrown) talent with those guys.
2) The roster they had wasn't going to win anything - both before LeBron and after he arrived.
3) The bubble season was actually probably the most legit possible playoffs, tbh. Travel didn't play a role in anything. All the teams had plenty of rest going into it. The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever. The ensuing seasons, both built off shorter-than-ever offseasons, have been chock-full of injuries, which has had a much greater impact on results than actual basketball talent.
4) That said, the Lakers are a poorly-run organization. Like the Raiders in the NFL, they're a legacy team owned by the kids of people who are only wealthy because they own the team. They don't have the resources the other owners have, but they have a hell of a brand and a great location. What they needed was an actual GM like David Griffin, who worked well with LeBron to get him pieces in Cleveland without giving away the future.

Of course LeBron has preferences and wants to play with certain players. It's your job as a GM to explain why you're not going to do that or distill what they want, abilities-wise, and find options that are less expensive or better fits. If Jerry Krause would've listened to what Jordan wanted, he wouldn't have had Pippen or Grant and Jordan probably never would've won any titles. Players can win a championship; it requires organizations to produce dynasties.


I still wonder about 2018-2019 before lebron got hurt on Christmas they were on a roll and only a couple games out of first in the west

More so lakers gave up Randle and brook Lopez before lebron got there for  no reason and dumped zubac
 
2022-05-28 2:12:35 PM  
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2022-05-28 2:30:03 PM  
I saw Darvin Ham when he played for the Bucks. Not a large amount of talent, but the guy was non stop energy and gave maximum effort on the floor. Don't think I ever saw him take a play off.
 
2022-05-28 2:35:34 PM  

IAmRight: The bubble season was actually probably the most legit possible playoffs, tbh. Travel didn't play a role in anything. All the teams had plenty of rest going into it. The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever. The ensuing seasons, both built off shorter-than-ever offseasons, have been chock-full of injuries, which has had a much greater impact on results than actual basketball talent.


I never saw you for a Lakers/Dodgers homer.

/the only reason those two teams won that year was the shorted season and lack of travel
 
2022-05-28 3:11:45 PM  

IAmRight: The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever.


Covid was basketball related?
 
2022-05-28 3:54:24 PM  
How does OJ flavored Mayo sound to you?
 
2022-05-28 4:19:55 PM  

mikaloyd: IAmRight: The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever.

Covid was basketball related?


Rudy Gobert shut down the world
 
2022-05-28 4:23:55 PM  

puffy999: IAmRight: The bubble season was actually probably the most legit possible playoffs, tbh. Travel didn't play a role in anything. All the teams had plenty of rest going into it. The on-court product was the least affected by non-basketball-related things of any postseason ever. The ensuing seasons, both built off shorter-than-ever offseasons, have been chock-full of injuries, which has had a much greater impact on results than actual basketball talent.

I never saw you for a Lakers/Dodgers homer.

/the only reason those two teams won that year was the shorted season and lack of travel


Once again, just stating facts.

No travel, no "it's the brutal end to a long season" like we're seeing with Miami/Boston where literally everyone is injured and it's just whoever's painkillers work best. Both those teams were top seeds and DIDN'T get home court/field advantage.

It's just hatin'-ass tricks that want to devalue that year, when the ensuing year was far more contaminated.
 
2022-05-28 4:25:20 PM  
"Stupid loser Dodgers and Lakers won but only 'cause that was the year where everyone played at a neutral site and things were decided entirely by the talent on the field."
 
2022-05-28 4:36:25 PM  

IAmRight: "Stupid loser Dodgers and Lakers won but only 'cause that was the year where everyone played at a neutral site and things were decided entirely by the talent on the field."


I honestly think the bubble playoffs was the most fair it probably could have been.

I guess it's like saying part of golf is walking and not using the cart
 
2022-05-28 4:38:34 PM  

WillofJ2: IAmRight: "Stupid loser Dodgers and Lakers won but only 'cause that was the year where everyone played at a neutral site and things were decided entirely by the talent on the field."

I honestly think the bubble playoffs was the most fair it probably could have been.

I guess it's like saying part of golf is walking and not using the cart


It's a stretch to say the format didn't assist the older players though.
 
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