The only thing I like almost as much as a Celtics win is a Lakers loss. I got both on Christmas day. It was a tough one because I have really gotten to dislike the Cavs. They have become arrogant with no reasons to be arrogant and LeBron James has become insufferable. But, as much as I dislike the Cavs, I dislike the Lakers more. The ideal outcome would have been for both teams to spontaneously combust but since that didn't happen, a Laker defeat was the second best. Here is a bonus edition of Comments from the Other Side with the reaction to the Lakers' loss from around their boards.
We are going to run over the Cavs
We showed on the road trip east that we can hang with any of their weak teams. No contest today.
The only dancing I want to see Friday is from the Laker girls and the Mbenga!
Time for Ron-Ron to reassert that Crab in his place beneath the Great Mamba!!!!!!!!
Key to winning this game is simple. Keep them under 100. Cavs offense isn't anywhere as potent as what Lakers have. Ron-Ron will do his thing tomorrow. If the fans get tacos, Lakers win.
All I hear is Kobe Vs Lebron but I want to know has Lebron put in the work Kobe has, why do people not give our boy mamba credit he is the best player in the league hands down
This is a statement game to show that no matter who the East sends to the finals against us tht we will blow them out.
Refs letting a lot go early
I like the way the Game is called, let the players play seriously.. Basketball isnt bout FT but more b-ball playing
Hope refs swallow their whistles all game, kinda refreshing.
Fouls are apart of the game, and they should be called when warrented.
Lakers are getting destroyed.
Vs running their offense, lakers going down and chucking.
Pau is good but so dumb at time. Can he get mad and aggressive for once? I want KG for Pau!
It's the Cav's. They'll get out to a big lead, coast half way through things and allow teams to get back in it.
Why is vujabrick playing he sucks if his shot isnt falling he doesn't contribute at all
This is unfunny.
our bench isn't getting it done today.
In case you hadn't noticed, our bench doesn't get it done ANY days. They are so overrated because Kobe and Pau are ussually out there with them bailing them out.
Lakers bench suck so much ass that Bryant and Pau have to log in heavy minutes just to keep this lead respectable because NOTHING is going to get accomplished out there with Sasha, farmar, and Odom alone.
The minute we play a physical team it shows how weak we really are. This 23-4 record is beyond overrated.
The Cavs are the better team today..by far.
Good first half for the officials. They really bailed the home-team out.
Lakers have no bench. Please sign Von Wafer or trade for Nate Robinson already. Also getting a defensive point guard like Kirk Hinrich would be nice. Tired of seeing every point guard killing the Lakers.
There is NO freaking reason why Bryant must play the entire first damn half. Trade for Nate's lil shrimp ass and DUMP Sasha already.
This game makes me want to beat someone up, so frustrating. The CAVS suck, Lakers can't make free throw or three. And Kobe is not getting foul call, and I'm not talking about the superstar call that LeBron James get either.
Wow Andrew Bynum sucks
Has he ever played this far into one season?
Cavs are a great team.
This lost is strictly on Pau, I hope the Lakers media give him a hard time. What a loser, 3 year for 50 million? And this is how u play u piece of ****.
Damn these refs sucks
OK I get it cavs take the season games so it wouldn't embarrass James too much
We get the ship
Please don't play Farmar or Vujacic ever again.
We got exposed today.
I've been saying this to myself for awhile now. As much as it looks like we're a stacked team we're not. I mean Kobe has to do so much work for this team to win. This guy already has six 40 point games this year. Why should he be scoring that much if we have a team that's so loaded like this?
The Cavs are making shots without Lebron. That either says something about his supporting cast, or our defense
Have you noticed that Kobe has been basically changing his form everytime he shoots I think the finger is really bothering him more then he is letting on
Boston loses Pierce and they go into Orlando and dominated them.
Everybody disses Cleveland about how they cannot win with Shaq and the whole world is in love with the lakers 23-4, yet Cleveland comes into LA and hands us a ass whooping.
As it stands I say Boston is #1, Cavs #2, Lakers #3 and maybe Orlando at #4. Lets hope this changes later on the year.
Please answer me this, why do these people get pay million when they are garbage? Mostly Andrew Bynum, I don't give a **** if he is young or not you do your best out there. Someone need to wipe that smile off his face. I should be the Lakers enforcer. I will make Pau Gasol and Bynum cry. I will turn them into KG, no smile, all hustle.
Lucky for us nobody in the West is really close to Boston or Cleveland. Actually Bos and Cle may be the only 2 teams that play this well with this kind of style. Utah is similar but they are not that good yet.
I have a Milk Carton with Pau's name on it.
This is embarrassing.
Someone just chucked a drink at the Lakers bench but it fell a couple rows short!
Cleveland coming in here and crushing the hearts of little children everywhere. Lord, have they no heart?
If they dance artest better smash them all starting with lebron
This is bulls**t. This is not a merry Christmas. It was all Bynum's fault. He can't catch the ball, he's not looking. He was just standing there, afraid of Big mans.
There isn't anything positive to take out of this loss. Practically everyone, including the fans at Staples, made complete asses of themselves in front of the rest of the nation.
Here it is in a nut shell. We were out played & out worked. Cleveland came to play & we didn't. Kobe was awesome IMO, he stayed within the offense & was in attack mode all night. Had he gotten the favorable calls (that he should have) this would have gone down to the wire.
I don't want to blame it on the refs, it shouldn't be an exccuse..but those calls really affected the momentum of the game. Not only that it frustrated Kobe, Phil and also some of our players.
Pau Gasol has signed a 3 year extension close to $60 million. Now the Lakers are negotiating to extend Bryant for 3 years at over $30 million a year. Will those two max contracts, along with the money Bynum and Odom are making, hurt the Lakers chance of luring any top free agents? Those 4 alone put the team over the cap.
That's all it was......just one game. Only thing that sucks for us is now being tied with the Celtics again for over all HCA.
What was up with the LAL signing Pau to a big extention and then shutting him out like he didn't deserve it, what was that keep away the LAL were playing, we have a huge advantage at PF like they had at PG.
You act like Kobe played a good overall game, he should join Pau with all the whining and bad shooting he did.
On a side note, why is everyone elses 6th man kicking our 'Odom-maybe the most skilled, versital 6th man in the league' 's ass? Why does Odom miss every single rotation?
Our bench was pretty much useless again tonight, Kobe was gambling and getting killed on D except for the last 3 min he played in the game, Gasol was getting outplayed by Iggy and wiggy (Vara-Fro) and looked scared of Shaq and James, Bynum didn't look like he had the gas to play more than about 4 min at a time, Fish has heart but not a whole lot else, Odom was still playing a game with the clippers from about 6 years ago, Artest has all the man-D you could ask for but no shot, and we played maybe the worst team D of the season.
I'm pretty sure if we'd faced the Celtics team that beat Orlando without PP today, we'd have lost that one to. The Cavs and Celts are just damn good teams...