Re: It's a One Year Rental
posted at 8/16/2012 7:16 PM EDT
In Response to Re: It's a One Year Rental
rameakap,you are intitled to your opinion,but unfortunately you are all wrong in your analysis. Anyone who has ever played the game knows the Lakers are now the top threat to the Heat. And you are correct that the Celtics are in the next tier of 10 teams with ZERO chance at title hopes. When the Lakers do make it to the Finals this coming season will you rameakap sit down and eat a big plate of crow? In your own words if Pierce is a good as Kobe then why wasn't he on the USA Olympic team?? If someone was to plow back through your posts wouldn't they find that you said the exact same thing about Kobe's knee 2 or 3 years ago! The problem with your bets is they have to be placed BEFORE they happen not after. Hope all is well.
Posted by dfurypos
Wow serious ignorance and reading comprehension issues galore in your response...
Anyone who has ever played the game knows the Lakers are now the top threat to the Heat
Really? So you disagree that Perk can play Howard one on one with the best of the game and lessen his impact? And of course Gasol, Hill, Artest, Kobe, Meeks and Nash are superior to Durant, Ibaka, Collison, Sefolosha, Harden and Westbrook right? Oh wait, OKC's squad when you take away Perk compared to LA's squad when you take away Howard would ANNIHILATE the Lakers.
Perk plays Howard better than Bynum. FACT. And Nash at 39 will get lit up and destroyed by Westbrook. He already burned him for 30+ in a game each of the last 2 seasons.
This season hasn't started yet and so there is no way you can claim a team with 4 starters who got worse with age and made a lateral move, esp when it comes to facing OKC/Perk (in Bynum for Howard) is suddently better than the team who beat then easily in 5 last year and whose core got BETTER with age as OKC will learn from their finals experience.
you are correct that the Celtics are in the next tier of 10 teams with ZERO chance at title hopes
Are you trying to be sarcastic, b/c you come off as someone who can't read. I said Boston is right behind Miami in the same way LA and SA are right behind OKC and those 5 teams are all in the top 5 in some order. The regular season will determine which. Boston has as good a chance to dethrone Miami as LA does with OKC. They are not in a top 10 after LA, Miami and OKC as you seem to imply.
When the Lakers do make it to the Finals this coming season will you rameakap sit down and eat a big plate of crow?
Why would I have to do that? I said LA will be no worse than the 3rd seed, could be the 1 seed, and will be one of the 5 teams with a chance to win it all this year (6 if Rose is healthy). So where did I ever say they could not make the finals? They are simply not better than the Thunder until they prove it, just like Boston is not better than Miami until they prove it, both teams are in the same place.
In your own words if Pierce is a good as Kobe
Again, learn to READ, my goodness it is not hard. I said as a DUO I would prefer Pierce and Green to Kobe and Artest. That doesn't make sense to you? Would you rather I say that my prediction is for Kobe to be just slightly better than Pierce this season while the gap between Green and Artest will be greater??? Seems like you can't follow ANYTHING so no matter which way I phrase it you will be caught answering with your pants down and thumb up yer bum.
If someone was to plow back through your posts wouldn't they find that you said the exact same thing about Kobe's knee 2 or 3 years ago!
Nope they would not. The last few years I said Kobe was just leaving his prime but could still dominate when needed. Only what the Lakers needed was his defense and playmaking, getting 7-8 dimes and including Gasol/Bynum more (like West did later in his career with Wilt). Only Kobe proved to be a selfish me-first arrogant pr!ck who was unfortunately surrounded by punks in Bynum/Odom/Artest, now he gets clowns in Bynum/Brown, back issues in Bynum/Nash and 1 punk still remains.
But yes this is the first year I predict Kobe will see a big drop in PER and those 'wow' games where he can drop 37 on you at will will be cut in half. If Bynum is completely healthy tho it is better off for the Lakers if Kobe was a 3rd option anyhow. Will he accept that? And when the games get tight and execusion so important in the playoffs Kobe will still be called on to close, and he has been a CHOKE artist for 6 years now, robbing Gasol of an MVP with his 6-24 in '10 and starting to look washed up during the 1-8 2nd round humiliations the past 2 years... so is it really a stretch to say a season after playing in the Olympics and hitting 53,000 minutes played (more than KG) he will look totally gassed by May???
Anyhow, thats how you win a debate... take care