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Will Lebron's Lakers Even Make the Playoffs? (poll)
« on: November 03, 2018, 01:06:36 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

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The kings are playing better than the Lakers.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 10:13:05 AM by Redz »

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 01:12:55 AM »

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The kings are playing better than the Lakers.

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Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 02:24:46 AM »

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I think they will. Naturally with the amount of turnover they had, alongside somewhat unknown coaching, it will take time.

LeBron, Rondo, Lance, Javale and Mykhailiuk are all new additions to their rotation, so it will take them a bit to gel

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 04:24:27 AM »

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LeBron gotta blame someone so he went to Magic and cry about Walton is my guess
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 06:04:39 AM »

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Of course they will.  And the Kings will not.

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 07:25:10 AM »

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I expect they will shape up enough to be 8th seed cannon fodder.
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Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 07:55:00 AM »

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I voted no, a leader LeBron is not.   He blames others, plays well but he is not really a leader.

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 08:29:21 AM »

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I voted no, a leader LeBron is not.   He blames others, plays well but he is not really a leader.
However true this may be, or not, he has a long track record of dragging teams (a few with less talent than this LAL squad) to the playoffs, if not deep into the playoffs

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »

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I've been saying all summer that it was far from a given they would make the playoffs.  Thus far the concerns I had about that team are steadily apparent.  They just aren't that good.

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 08:55:49 AM »

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I am impressed with them. They are fun to watch. Have a lot of talent. Roles are undefined thus far though. Some people don't stay within their wheelhouse (Stephenson) and their two young guys (Ball, Ingram) do not understand where their opportunities are and how aggressive they are meant to be offensively. Taking too much of a backseat to the veterans thus far.

The talent is there though. So I like their chances.

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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 09:54:04 AM »

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However true this may be, or not, he has a long track record of dragging teams (a few with less talent than this LAL squad) to the playoffs, if not deep into the playoffs

Name one young player that got better besides him.   Please don't say Kyrie or Tristan because they were drafted and developed to some degree during the MIA years.   Too ball dominant to let others grow....

Many of the rings he won, though he is the greatest player in the world at present, key others took over the games to win them.   This has happened 2 out of the 3 times.  Leaders do not throw their coaches under the bus...

What he is good at, is putting his team on his back and carrying them but is this leadership?   Maybe by example, but too much "me" and "I" in his leadership and not enough "we".
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However true this may be, or not, he has a long track record of dragging teams (a few with less talent than this LAL squad) to the playoffs, if not deep into the playoffs

Name one young player that got better besides him.   Please don't say Kyrie or Tristan because they were drafted and developed to some degree during the MIA years.   Too ball dominant to let others grow....

Many of the rings he won, though he is the greatest player in the world at present, key others took over the games to win them.   This has happened 2 out of the 3 times.  Leaders do not throw their coaches under the bus...

What he is good at, is putting his team on his back and carrying them but is this leadership?   Maybe by example, but too much "me" and "I" in his leadership and not enough "we".
I agree entirely with your first point. I've even made it multiple times on this forum.

I also don't think he is much of a leader, as he is often present in crumbling locker-rooms.

However, he only missed the Playoffs in his first two seasons, and has never been bounced in the first round.

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »

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I have no idea but I sure as hell hope not.  I hate LeBUM.

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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 11:34:44 AM »

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However true this may be, or not, he has a long track record of dragging teams (a few with less talent than this LAL squad) to the playoffs, if not deep into the playoffs

Name one young player that got better besides him.   Please don't say Kyrie or Tristan because they were drafted and developed to some degree during the MIA years.   Too ball dominant to let others grow....

Many of the rings he won, though he is the greatest player in the world at present, key others took over the games to win them.   This has happened 2 out of the 3 times.  Leaders do not throw their coaches under the bus...

What he is good at, is putting his team on his back and carrying them but is this leadership?   Maybe by example, but too much "me" and "I" in his leadership and not enough "we".
I agree entirely with your first point. I've even made it multiple times on this forum.

I also don't think he is much of a leader, as he is often present in crumbling locker-rooms.

However, he only missed the Playoffs in his first two seasons, and has never been bounced in the first round.
Except plenty of young players developed next to him.  They just happen to be late 1st and 2nd round picks because his teams are so good.  The reality is the only high draft pick young players to really play with Lebron were Thompson and Irving and they both got significantly better playing next to him.  There are plenty of things to dislike about James that you don't need to just make things up.

Re: Will Lebrons Lakers even make the playoffs?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2018, 12:37:13 PM »

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Yes as long as LBJ stays healthy

 

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