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The Lakers bench is the worst in the league, bar-none. They need to fix that sometime soon before the trade deadline. They have Morrison's expiring contract to work with and Farmar.
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Ya and I'm sure they rigged the rims too so Udoka missed his two free-throws just before Kobe's shot too. The Lakers were down big in the second half and Kobe went into volume shooting mode and fortunately enough for the Lakers, he was dialed in and knocked down a lot of his shots. THAT is why the Lakers came back. Unlike those of you who simply scan the box score, I actually watched the game.

The Lakers shot more FT in the first half than they did in the second half and they shot a whole two more FT in the second half than the Kings did. The Kings were up 15 at half, so how do those FT numbers equate to the refs scewing the Kings over at the line in the second half?

Better yet, Kobe scored a whopping 3 of his 27 second half points from the line so yeah, Stern's goons really gave him the star treatment to help him win.

I also think the Kings missed every free-throw they shot in the fourth quarter and jacked up like 9 or 10 threes in the quarter as well. How the hell do you expect them to get to the line when they jack up that many threes in the fourth quarter?

Carry on...
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Ya and I'm sure they rigged the rims too so Udoka missed his two free-throws just before Kobe's shot too. The Lakers were down big in the second half and Kobe went into volume shooting mode and fortunately enough for the Lakers, he was dialed in and knocked down a lot of his shots. THAT is why the Lakers came back. Unlike those of you who simply scan the box score, I actually watched the game.

The Lakers shot more FT in the first half than they did in the second half and they shot a whole two more FT in the second half than the Kings did. The Kings were up 15 at half, so how do those FT numbers equate to the refs scewing the Kings over at the line in the second half?

Better yet, Kobe scored a whopping 3 of his 27 second half points from the line so yeah, Stern's goons really gave him the star treatment to help him win.

I also think the Kings missed every free-throw they shot in the fourth quarter and jacked up like 9 or 10 threes in the quarter as well. How the hell do you expect them to get to the line when they jack up that many threes in the fourth quarter?

Carry on...


Getting calls in the early in the 2nd half and late in the 2nd half are two very different games, below I will list the numbers of what I mean by that.

Did you watch the game? Your earlier assessment of the Kings lived by the 3 in the 1st half and died by it in the 2nd half would lead me to believe you did not watch the game. I aslo watched the game. Here is a breakdown of quarter by quarter 3 point shooting by the Kings. 1/2 in the 1st quarter, 3/6 in the 2nd quarter (4/8 1st half), 2/2 in the 3rd quarter, 4/9 in the 4th quarter, equaling 10/19 (52.6%) for the game, including 6/11 in the 2nd half. Of those 9 attempts in the 4th quarter, only 4 were taken in the final 5 minutes of the game, where the Kings made 3 of 4. That is just an efficient game by the Kings, not living and dying by the 3. Meanwhile the Lakers took 5 3's in the 4th quarter, making just 1 of 5, including 4 in the final 5 minutes where they went 1 for 4. They also took 2 21' footers, which is just a step inside the 3 point line. The Lakers attempted 9 fourth quarter free throws with 7 of those coming in the final 4:03 of the game. The Lakers took only 3 of their 13 4th quarter shots from inside 10 feet while the Kings attempted 5. The Kings were just as aggressive as the Lakers were in the last 5 minutes, the only difference was they did not receive any calls.

Kobe shot 6 free throws in the 2nd half with with 4 of them coming in the final 4:03, where Kobe missed 2 of the 4. Also, Kobe a player who this late in his career prefers to be a jump shooter over attacking the basket is averaging 8 free throws per game. Known players who attack the rim constantly in Dwade and LeBron are averaging 9.6 and 9.2. For their careers, Dwade averages 9.3 ftpg, LeBron 8.8 ftpg, and Kobe is at 7.7 which is deflated some because Kobe's first 2 years in the league he played about 15 and 26 minutes a game and averaged 2.3 and 5.8 attempts per game, take out those years and he averages 8.2 for his career. I took out those 2 years because LeBron and Dwade came in averaging 35-40 minutes a game as rookies and sophomores. Also take into account that LeBron and Dwade came in as annointed superstars already and faces of their franchise compared to Kobe, who didn't start to hit superstar level until his 4th probably 5th season. Kobe also played with a HOF center in his prime and a great supporting cast compared to LeBron and Dwade who had the ball in their hands for majority of the game because of a lack of supporting cast. Yet the average attempts per game are still within 1 to 2 between the 3. Basically the point I am making with this is a lot like Cory and many others have said, all superstars get a ton of calls and will continue to get a ton of calls, so put this stupid argument to rest.

All in all, it was stupid for mean to even bring up officiating as each team will get their fair share of good/bad calls, that is the NBA officiating. I should know to deal with it by now. Aside from all of that, Kobe is playing great ball right now and shooting the ball well even with the finger issue. I think the MVP race is Kobe-LeBron and then everybody else. Kobe is leading right now in my opinion, but LeBron has the Cavs playing really well right now. This seems to be playing out a lot like last year, if Kobe and LeBron have comparable stats at the end of the season, I think the MVP will go to which ever team wins the best record in the league race. With Boston's injury issues and the Lakers/Cavs playing great basketball right now, I think they will start to create some distance between themselves and the rest of the league. The Lakers are currently 1/2 game up on the Cavs but have played 3 less games than the Cavs, so they are in the drivers seat. The rest of this season should be very exciting as 14 of the 15 teams in the East are still fighting for playoff spots/positioning, and 13 of the 15 teams in the West in a similiar battle, with obviously the West having much better teams/talent.
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I didn't see the game. What did the Lakers fans throw on the court this time?
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