Why didn't James meet with the Clippers this time?

59 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1 Jul 3, 2018 10:58am
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Why didn't James meet with the Clippers this time?

If James met with the Clippers in 2010, why didn't he meet with them this time?  Not even with Jerry West, and his kids at Sierra Canyon?

 

If the Clippers had Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, and Jerry West, would James have met with them then?

Jul 3, 2018 11:05am
Hitnrun24
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 7 min ago
Joined: Dec 6, 2011

He only met with the Lakers and Sixers this time and even the Sixers were considered a courtesy meeting. I don't think he wanted to repeat his past FA courting. I think it was a done deal before he ever took a meeting.

Jul 3, 2018 11:15am
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 8 sec ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

If we still had CP, plus the depth we have now, you had better believe Lebron would have met with us. He probably would have signed with us actually.

 

Jul 3, 2018 11:15am
CorkScrew
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 27 min ago
Joined: Oct 21, 2011

trapp76 wrote:

If we still had CP, you had better believe Lebron would have met with us. He may have even signed with us if that was the case.

 

 

And DJ would have stayed

Jul 3, 2018 11:25am
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

To be honest, probably because the Lakers were the better destination. The Clippers have a lot of depth and talent, but it's all b-level talent and there's not really any real identity. The Lakers had more upside and I hate to say it, they are the Lakers. The only thing LeBron will have to deal with is BBB, but now with LeBron being there, the Lakers FO has all of the leverage in the world when it comes to Lonzo Ball. Magic can now tell Lavar 'one stupid comment and your boy will live in Brooklyn...or the Clippers'. Basketball is all but dead to me at this point. Hopefully the Bolts keep me happy when it comes to sports, but come wake me up in about 4 years. Maybe by then, the Clippers have the #1 pick and select LeBron Jr.

Jul 3, 2018 11:57am
Hitnrun24
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 7 min ago
Joined: Dec 6, 2011

Yeah I mean how many long term foundational starters do the Clippers have? Kawhi could change that, but mostly guys on short deals and role players. If the rookies show great promise then we'd have a chance at some big names, but no one is coming until they see it. If we don't get Kawhi, it's time for total rebuild.

Jul 3, 2018 1:36pm
V-Ice
Offline
Last seen: 42 min 52 sec ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

Bc Clipper Darrell didn’t do his march parade for LeQueen.

Jul 4, 2018 1:38pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

Clipps wrote:

To be honest, probably because the Lakers were the better destination. The Clippers have a lot of depth and talent, but it's all b-level talent and there's not really any real identity. The Lakers had more upside and I hate to say it, they are the Lakers. The only thing LeBron will have to deal with is BBB, but now with LeBron being there, the Lakers FO has all of the leverage in the world when it comes to Lonzo Ball. Magic can now tell Lavar 'one stupid comment and your boy will live in Brooklyn...or the Clippers'. Basketball is all but dead to me at this point. Hopefully the Bolts keep me happy when it comes to sports, but come wake me up in about 4 years. Maybe by then, the Clippers have the #1 pick and select LeBron Jr.

The Lakers are going to be a shit-show. F*ck them. Them getting Bron was pure luck. They've made sh*t decsions pre-Bron and have made sh*t decisions since acquiring Bron. If they don't get Kawhi they're f*cked.  After a few losses Lavar Ball will wreck havok forcing the Lakers to trade Lonzo, Luke Walton will get fired, and Magic will hide out at Dodger games. Can't believe Bron to the Lakers has gotten everybody crying like b*tches and ready to jump ship. I'm rollin' with Jerry. This situation we're in now is not even closest to the darkest of days under Sterling pre Brand, Cassell, Blake, and company eras. Not to mention the Kobe loving Laker stans will want LeBron's head on a platter if they don't win. 

Jul 4, 2018 2:27pm
SamIAm19
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 3 hours ago
Joined: Jan 21, 2013

LeBron only came to the Lakers for the money.  They have nothing to win it with and no coaching staff to support them.  I'm pissed he chose the Lakers when he could have went to a team that would destroy the Warriors (Philly, Boston, Houston).  The Lakers got in the way of the destruction of the Warriors.  LeBron has given up basically.  He will no longer be in the NBA finals.

Jul 4, 2018 2:58pm
VFHS
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 6 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

He doesn't care about winning anymore, clearly. It's all about off-court stuff like his businesses and his acting career. I guess he feels that playing for the Lakers helps him with those goals.

Jul 4, 2018 3:46pm
V-Ice
Offline
Last seen: 42 min 52 sec ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

Agree w Sammy and VFHS. 

Jul 4, 2018 5:30pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Well, if he plays 82 games, or close to it, then he might still care.

Jul 9, 2018 12:01pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Johnson's meeting with James:

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/magic-johnson-wooed-lebron-james-lakers-midnight-free-agency-2018-7

 

What would have happened if West and Johnson both showed up at 9:01 PM PST?

Jul 9, 2018 12:43pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

pro100 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

To be honest, probably because the Lakers were the better destination. The Clippers have a lot of depth and talent, but it's all b-level talent and there's not really any real identity. The Lakers had more upside and I hate to say it, they are the Lakers. The only thing LeBron will have to deal with is BBB, but now with LeBron being there, the Lakers FO has all of the leverage in the world when it comes to Lonzo Ball. Magic can now tell Lavar 'one stupid comment and your boy will live in Brooklyn...or the Clippers'. Basketball is all but dead to me at this point. Hopefully the Bolts keep me happy when it comes to sports, but come wake me up in about 4 years. Maybe by then, the Clippers have the #1 pick and select LeBron Jr.

The Lakers are going to be a shit-show. F*ck them. Them getting Bron was pure luck. They've made sh*t decsions pre-Bron and have made sh*t decisions since acquiring Bron. If they don't get Kawhi they're f*cked.  After a few losses Lavar Ball will wreck havok forcing the Lakers to trade Lonzo, Luke Walton will get fired, and Magic will hide out at Dodger games. Can't believe Bron to the Lakers has gotten everybody crying like b*tches and ready to jump ship. I'm rollin' with Jerry. This situation we're in now is not even closest to the darkest of days under Sterling pre Brand, Cassell, Blake, and company eras. Not to mention the Kobe loving Laker stans will want LeBron's head on a platter if they don't win. 

I hope so, but bottom line is that LeBron joined the Lakers. They have a chance to win a title in the next 4 years because of that. I never said the Clippers are in dark day. Just not as much of a prime destination as the Lakers. It shows with the Lakers signing 2 other vets on the same day. I love what the Clippers look like right now. We have some scrappy, tough players. There is a ton of talent. If healthy, I think they can be a top 5 team in the West. My basketball is dead comment has nothing to do with the Clippers. But it had everything to do with the parity of the NBA. No one is sniffing the Warriors jock for quite a while, and they signed Boogie. 

Jul 10, 2018 9:14am
VFHS
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 6 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

As long as the Warriors exist, the Lakers aren't winning shit. And the veterans they've signed to play with LeBron are both trash and a terrible fit with LeBron.

LeBron has officially checked out on winning. He knows the Warriors have broken the league and has decided to focus on his Hollywood career and businesses from now on. If he still wanted to try to win, he and Kawhi would be Sixers right now.

The truth that Laker fans and the media don't want to admit yet is that the Lakers have lurched from the Kobe retirement tour to a disastrous rebuild to the LeBron retirement tour. They are now going all-in on being one of the other teams on the Warriors' championship DVDs. For all the talk of the "Lakers mystique" being back, this isn't the Jack Kent Cooke Lakers or the Jerry Buss Lakers. They're a directionless franchise that makes moves primarily to get attention.

Jul 10, 2018 9:38am
Clippers1121
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 29 min ago
Joined: Nov 15, 2011

If Lebron wanted to win he would have taker Ariza's spot on the Rockets.  He wanted to get paid which is what he got from the Lakers.  As well as getting to live in L.A. where he wants to live.  He got a nice deal with the Lakers as he would have if he had signed with us.  Not sure why he would care that much about winning anymore.  He has already been there and done that and he never had any intention of taking a big pay cut to make a team competitive with the Warriors.  I think he did the smart thing at this point in his career.  There isn't any pressure for him to win with the Lakers.  Fans will easily accept a first round knockout in the playoffs.

Jul 10, 2018 10:09am
Mistwell
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
Joined: Oct 17, 2011

If Lebron wins a Championship with the Lakers, he becomes the undisputed GOAT and there will no longer be this nonsense about Jordan, much less Kobe.

If Lebron losses with the Lakers, they will once again be stuck in mediocrity for years, and pretty rapidly will find themselves worse than the Clippers again.

 

Jul 10, 2018 10:10am
VFHS
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 6 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

Clippers1121 wrote:

If Lebron wanted to win he would have taker Ariza's spot on the Rockets.  

The Sixers with LeBron and Kawhi > the Rockets with LeBron.

Jul 10, 2018 10:33am
mannycoon
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 16 min ago
Joined: Nov 2, 2011

Kobe as GOAT is already a completely irrational position, so reason for that to change if someone who is already clearly better continues to be clearly better.  Winning championships for the Lakers doesnt exactly have Kareem, Magic, Shaq or Wilt ahead of Kobe in the minds of Kobe worshippers.

Jul 10, 2018 10:45am
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

mannycoon wrote:

Kobe as GOAT is already a completely irrational position, so reason for that to change if someone who is already clearly better continues to be clearly better.  Winning championships for the Lakers doesnt exactly have Kareem, Magic, Shaq or Wilt ahead of Kobe in the minds of Kobe worshippers.

 

Agree.  Duncan is also ahead of Bryant.

 

I'd also put Olajuwan ahead.  He's won, and did it with less talent around him than Bryant.  Also individually great too.

 

I think Jordan faced some good teams on the way to the Finals, but not in the Finals.  An old Lakers team with Magic close to retiring; a Drexler who was also on the decline; a Seattle team where Karl didn't have Payton guard Jordan until game 4; and a Utah team that didn't have a big 3 like the Bulls.

 

That ELO metric also supports the notion that the Bulls didn't face the greatest of opponents.  Also, the Bulls only trailed in one series, and it was only after game 1 (1998).

 

 

Jul 10, 2018 11:34am
ClipperSisyphus
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 3 min ago
Joined: Nov 1, 2011

No one ever questions why Jordan signed with the Wizards when they had no shot at winning. At least LeBron gets to raise his family in LA, which is very important to anyone with a family. The championship thing is important to players for a couple of days after the playoffs then they all head to LA to train and party together.

Jul 10, 2018 3:58pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

And fuck LeBron. This Clippers team has a ton of potential just like the Cavs did before LeBron went back. Now look at the Cavs, they are a dumpster fire, kind of like the Heat were when LeBron dumped them. The Lakers will be contenders during LeBron's time there, but I guarantee they will be in rough shape after LeBron retires or joins a different team. I know I'm jumping back and forth. Initially when LeBron joined the Lakers, I thought it was the end of the world for the Clippers and the Lakers would go back to winning rings. Won't be easy with the Warriors adding Cousins. I think he'll fit right in(if Javale can fit right in, so can Booger). He'll be a really rich man's Bogut. 

Jul 10, 2018 4:24pm
VFHS
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 6 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

The Lakers won't be contenders. The Warriors will continue to be the only contenders in the league as long as all the cowards on that team keep colluding to duck real competition.

Jul 10, 2018 6:24pm
V-Ice
Offline
Last seen: 42 min 52 sec ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Jul 11, 2018 11:33am
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

Jul 11, 2018 11:46am
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 8 sec ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

Lakers are gonna go as their young players go.

If Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart, etc. all keep developing around Lebron, they can be a very good team. But as long as the Warriors are intact, it's kinda pointless and we already know they will be for next season, so that's already one wasted season of Lebron for sure.

Maybe more depending on what happens with Klay and KD in free agency next off-season. Lakers have to just pray that KD and/or Klay leave and the Warriors finally get broken up. Otherwise it's all a big fuckin waste of time.

Jul 11, 2018 12:05pm
Mistwell
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Jul 11, 2018 12:18pm
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 8 sec ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

Jul 11, 2018 12:32pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

If our perimeter defense shuts down the Lakers role players, leave Luc on LeBron to keep him honest and expose the Lakers God awful defense, Clippers are winning in a 7 game series. Only way the Lakers would win is if LeBron wills them like he did against Indiana and Boston.

Jul 11, 2018 12:37pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

trapp76 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

I depends on if other teams are ready to make the jump. Utah might. Pelicans are taking another step back(I'm out of there first chance I get if I were AD). T-Wolves look like a mess with the Jimmy Butler vs KAT/Wiggins beef. I think the Thunder losing Melo is addition by subtraction. You still have Dame in Portland. Nuggets SHOULD be a really good team, especially if MPjr is healthy. Don't forget about that Clippers team either.

Jul 11, 2018 1:03pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Clipps wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

I depends on if other teams are ready to make the jump. Utah might. Pelicans are taking another step back(I'm out of there first chance I get if I were AD). T-Wolves look like a mess with the Jimmy Butler vs KAT/Wiggins beef. I think the Thunder losing Melo is addition by subtraction. You still have Dame in Portland. Nuggets SHOULD be a really good team, especially if MPjr is healthy. Don't forget about that Clippers team either.

 

Just a guess, but I think he might miss a year to let it fully recover.

Jul 11, 2018 1:59pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

nuraman00 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

I depends on if other teams are ready to make the jump. Utah might. Pelicans are taking another step back(I'm out of there first chance I get if I were AD). T-Wolves look like a mess with the Jimmy Butler vs KAT/Wiggins beef. I think the Thunder losing Melo is addition by subtraction. You still have Dame in Portland. Nuggets SHOULD be a really good team, especially if MPjr is healthy. Don't forget about that Clippers team either.

 

Just a guess, but I think he might miss a year to let it fully recover.

I think you're right. The Nuggets should still be a playoff team unless something goes wrong.

 

Jul 11, 2018 2:04pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Clipps wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

I depends on if other teams are ready to make the jump. Utah might. Pelicans are taking another step back(I'm out of there first chance I get if I were AD). T-Wolves look like a mess with the Jimmy Butler vs KAT/Wiggins beef. I think the Thunder losing Melo is addition by subtraction. You still have Dame in Portland. Nuggets SHOULD be a really good team, especially if MPjr is healthy. Don't forget about that Clippers team either.

 

Just a guess, but I think he might miss a year to let it fully recover.

I think you're right. The Nuggets should still be a playoff team unless something goes wrong.

 

 

They're the Denver Nuggets.  They'll choke on nuggets.

Jul 12, 2018 4:44pm
Jul 12, 2018 4:49pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Jul 13, 2018 10:38am
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

Jul 13, 2018 10:49am
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 8 sec ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

Yankees fans hated A-Rod from the get go.

Jul 13, 2018 10:58am
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

nuraman00 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Clipps wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

JaVale is a role player not a starter of 20 plus minutes. Lakers are trash. I’ll use VFHS analogy 

Lakers are trash, but LeBron alone is enough to take them to the WCF. They won't beat the Warriors though. I guarantee the Lakers will be in an even bigger mess when LeBron leaves. 

I'd bet out in the second round right now. 

Depends on who they face. If they face the Warriors, then yes, lol.

Houston has unquestionably gotten worse this off-season though. Lakers may be good enough to beat them.

I depends on if other teams are ready to make the jump. Utah might. Pelicans are taking another step back(I'm out of there first chance I get if I were AD). T-Wolves look like a mess with the Jimmy Butler vs KAT/Wiggins beef. I think the Thunder losing Melo is addition by subtraction. You still have Dame in Portland. Nuggets SHOULD be a really good team, especially if MPjr is healthy. Don't forget about that Clippers team either.

 

Just a guess, but I think he might miss a year to let it fully recover.

I think you're right. The Nuggets should still be a playoff team unless something goes wrong.

 

 

They're the Denver Nuggets.  They'll choke on nuggets.

Very true, same with the Rockies. Being a Denver resident for 6 years I feel bad for those teams. As long as they don't play the Clippers/Angels, I'll passively root for them. I don't care about baseball so I don't feel like a traitor for having a Rockies drawstring back pack. But since basketball is relevant and my aligence lies with the Clippers, you'll never see me wear anything Nuggets, but they are my second favorite team. The Broncos can go eat a million bags of dicks, though.

Jul 13, 2018 11:01am
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

trapp76 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

Yankees fans hated A-Rod from the get go.

I'd boo that fucker too. He wasn't a former Red Sock, though. Yankees fans are scum of the earth, but Laker fans are the scum's asshole... and then you have Raiders fans.

Jul 13, 2018 12:07pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

Jul 13, 2018 12:46pm
SamIAm19
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 3 hours ago
Joined: Jan 21, 2013

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

 

I'm pretty sure a shitty fucking Warriors fan did that.

There's too many Warrior fans in LA and it makes me sick!

Jul 13, 2018 1:56pm
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 8 sec ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

SamIAm19 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

 

I'm pretty sure a shitty fucking Warriors fan did that.

There's too many Warrior fans in LA and it makes me sick!

Nah, they're all former Laker fans who just jumped on the Warriors bandwagon after Kobe retired. Now they're confused about who to be loyal to.

Jul 13, 2018 2:39pm
Clipps
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 33 min ago
Joined: May 4, 2015

SamIAm19 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

 

I'm pretty sure a shitty fucking Warriors fan did that.

There's too many Warrior fans in LA and it makes me sick!

All of those "Warriors fans" are really Lakers fans in disguise. Broncos fans in Denver are obnoxious if you're a Chargers fan, but at least most of them are true fans and don't sell out when they don't do well. I have very little respect for So Cal sports fans in general. Especially those "Chargers fans" that bailed on the team after LT left and the team went down hill and then wonder why they moved away after Qualcomm stadium got taken over by away fans every home game.  Nor Cal isn't bad. As much as I hate those teams, Oakland and San Francisco are behind the Raiders and Niners, even with the Raiders bailing Oakland.

Jul 13, 2018 4:07pm
VFHS
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 6 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

SamIAm19 wrote:

Clipps wrote:

Laker fans proving that they are an absolute garbage fan base. After 7 seasons of mediocrity, LeBron comes in and can potentially turn them back into contenders and this is how they treat him. Only because they're insecure about the fact that LeBron is higher on the GOAT list than their God, Kobe. Yankees fans didn't disrespect the many ex Red Sox players they ended up getting. That's So Cal in general... Unless you are a die hard Clippers or Chargers fan, fuck you.

 

I'm pretty sure a shitty fucking Warriors fan did that.

There's too many Warrior fans in LA and it makes me sick!

The Warriors don't have fans - they have Laker bandwagoners cheering for them because they're winning (and because they suit the anti-LeBron agenda). So yeah, it's still Laker fans either way.

Jul 21, 2018 8:57am
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

They have fans.  They still talk about how their favorite all-time moment is Baron Davis dunking on Andrei Kirilenko.

 

I think that's stupid and one of the many reasons why I don't like their fans.  They lost the series against the Jazz, and Carlos Boozer had multiple 20/20 games on them.  That's more memorable to me.

 

I've also always thought booing Lacob on Mullin's retirement night was dumb.  That was actually a good basketball move, getting Bogut and getting rid of Ellis to give Curry more opportunity.

Jul 21, 2018 2:46pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

How long will it take for Bron to realize he signed with the wrong LA team? Laker fans are sheepishly grinning that they're back in the playoff mix but they still can't stand LeBron

 

 

 

Jul 21, 2018 2:47pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

nuraman00 wrote:

They have fans.  They still talk about how their favorite all-time moment is Baron Davis dunking on Andrei Kirilenko.

 

I think that's stupid and one of the many reasons why I don't like their fans.  They lost the series against the Jazz, and Carlos Boozer had multiple 20/20 games on them.  That's more memorable to me.

 

I've also always thought booing Lacob on Mullin's retirement night was dumb.  That was actually a good basketball move, getting Bogut and getting rid of Ellis to give Curry more opportunity.

 

They have fans but the Bay Area was and low key probably still is a Laker stronghold. I used to go up there all the time to visit family and friends and most of them were Laker fans back in the day. Unapologetically at that.

Jul 21, 2018 4:03pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

pro100 wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

They have fans.  They still talk about how their favorite all-time moment is Baron Davis dunking on Andrei Kirilenko.

 

I think that's stupid and one of the many reasons why I don't like their fans.  They lost the series against the Jazz, and Carlos Boozer had multiple 20/20 games on them.  That's more memorable to me.

 

I've also always thought booing Lacob on Mullin's retirement night was dumb.  That was actually a good basketball move, getting Bogut and getting rid of Ellis to give Curry more opportunity.

 

They have fans but the Bay Area was and low key probably still is a Laker stronghold. I used to go up there all the time to visit family and friends and most of them were Laker fans back in the day. Unapologetically at that.

 

I think that happens in any large transplant city.  I think the ones that went to games in the late 90s and 2000s were Warriors fans.  Like the ones that pumped up Ike Diogu and Anthony Randolph.

 

I also heard sports talk radio from that era, and there were a lot of angry calls after games.

Jul 21, 2018 10:18pm
Dyce
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 7 sec ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

pro100 wrote:

How long will it take for Bron to realize he signed with the wrong LA team? Laker fans are sheepishly grinning that they're back in the playoff mix but they still can't stand LeBron

 

 

 

Should probably accomplish something in that uniform before getting all these murals.

Jul 21, 2018 10:21pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

Dyce wrote:

pro100 wrote:

How long will it take for Bron to realize he signed with the wrong LA team? Laker fans are sheepishly grinning that they're back in the playoff mix but they still can't stand LeBron

 

 

 

Should probably accomplish something in that uniform before getting all these murals.

 

I agree.  But someone probably made a Malone and Payton mural too, in 2003.

Jul 21, 2018 10:23pm
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 38 sec ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011