Re: Howard trade possibility
posted at 5/17/2011 7:32 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Howard trade possibility
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Howard trade possibility : You know, we're all adults here (well, most of us). If you're really a Lakers fan, I'm sure we're mature enough to appreciate reasoned debates about LA and Boston. In other words, you don't have to be a brownnoser to get a little respect around here. On the other hand, at least your avatar is easy on the eyes.
Posted by icnd[/QUOTE]
Not brownnosing at all thank you kindly. I see myself as a guest around here and part of being a good guest is not to cause trouble with your host. It's just good manners. Make my points and keep it civil. And it's hard when you get some really people who are only here to cause trouble.
Now some of these people may not be that way. One Laker troll could well be playing an Andy Kaufman like gag on the board, and I would laugh my lungs out at that in hindsight, because Andy was the master. But I don't think the majority are working on an Andy Kaufman level. More likely just people who talk big behind a keyboard and say things that I hope they would not say in person, otherwise they could get a punch in the face.
There's some reason around some of the debates here and I've been around for a while now. There's way too many Laker 'fans' who cause trouble here for no good reason, except to attempt to get rises out of Celtics fans. Some people like it but to me they're just like annoying little boys.
I have very strong opinions on Bryant and the Minneapolis era and most Laker fans don't really like discussing my side of those issues. It's a my whole 'my country right or wrong' mentality which isn't a smart way to go about. I love the Lakers but I really despise Bryant as a person. He's a fine player, but nowhere near our best ever, he wouldn't even make my all time best Laker starting five. He's fortunate to play in an era where media saturation is extreme. And players skills are amplified beyond what they actually are, thanks to the media and their own hype machine. I'd take Duncan as a player to build my team around rather than Bryant any day of the week.
And yes, Steel was the best Superhero movie of 1997 and hopefully if Dwight does become a Laker he'll follow in Shaq's footsteps and make Steel 2.