I've been a sports fan since the early 1960's when my dad used to take me to see the Dodgers, Rams, and Lakers.
When I said the Lakers reached elite status. I meant it, you guys are on a winning streak right now, you guys just beat the Spurs last night, and you are in the 8th seed, coming from the bottom of the conference. Don't think that I was joking around, I wasn't. That's why you annoy me, the time I actually did say something nice about LA, you assume I was joking. Wow...
Wow... I'll admit, I wasn't alive back when the '71-'72 Lakers were playing, but teh amount of disrespect some people have for them is startling
Look, my team sucks. I can't say much good about them if they're losing. I still love the team, but their not a big topic. The Lakers are a hot topic, in the wrong way. And I just love the fact that we traded Dwight to a team that isn't all that good either. My obsession is puzzling, but I'm just your friendly neighborhood hater, don't take me personal... Ok bro?
You know something South, I've read a few of your comments peppered throughout various Laker (and basketball in general) articles. From your comments I've come to the conclusion that you're a fairly smart basketball fan, and a pretty straightforward and honest sports commenter. Though we root for different teams, I respect your style man.
I didn't watch him, but I think he's the GOAT
***Ignore my comment... hard to have a conversation through cmoments
If you thought I was being offensive in any sort of way, I'm sorry.
I know their accomplishments
Wilt: 40-40 game, 100 pts in a game, avg 32 ppg career and like 22 rpg, 50 ppg and like 20 rpg in a season, he holds most of the NBA records
Russell: leads all players in nba history with 11 championships, stats were something like 15 ppg, 23 rpg
I know those stats very well, and please don't tell me to check it up. Why aren't they considered the 2 best of all time? Because they played in an era where the players were sooo bad, the NBA wasn't taken as seriously, they were much taller, players were much shorter, much less teams, different playoff format, less regular season games, no three-point line, the defenders were the biggest reason why they were so dominant, and obviously the competition was much weaker.
They are definitely guys who think that these stars weren't overrated, but the sad truth is, they are. There were hardly any bigs, and they were pretty much 6'6 Centers. There were a few 6'11 and 7'0 Centers in the league, but coincidentally, they all came AFTER the two retired, and only a few got to play with them, but it was only for a couple of years. I'm not going against them, except it is quite clear Lebron is and would be A LOT better if they played today. Can't compare anyone in that era, I wonder how good Smush Parker would be if he played in that era, probably a well-known HOF.
sorry but lebron>russell and wilt
Appreciate the support South. I have began putting most of my work on my website http://www.jonessportsworld.com/index.html take a look when you can
For another take on the Chris Paul debacle, check out the article I wrote and let me know what you think. It's a bit controversial compared to just about everyone else, but I would love to hear your opinion on it.
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