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Old 04-10-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Will this Lakers team go down as the most underachieving team of all time?

Barring a miraculous playoff run, they sure do have a case don't they?

Most likely scenarios: Either missing the playoffs, or barely scraping by and losing in the first round, maybe second.

Four future hall of famers - including one of the best players and overall competitors of all time and supposedly the best center in the league - along with some decent role players. Everyone's screaming championship before the season.

If not the Lakers, what team would you say is the most underachieving team of all time?
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Not making the playoffs with that roster is up there. You can blame coaching, age, injuries, refs (lolno), but it all comes down to how your players perform on the court.

I think everyone on ISH can agree that these 2012-2013 Lakers have been a massive disappointment. And as s a non-Lakers fan, it's been a joy to watch them fail, but who knows, maybe next year they can get their shit together and actually play the way everyone expected them to.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:48 AM   #3
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Not making the playoffs with that roster is up there. You can blame coaching, age, injuries, refs (lolno), but it all comes down to how your players perform on the court.

I think everyone on ISH can agree that these 2012-2013 Lakers have been a massive disappointment. And as s a non-Lakers fan, it's been a joy to watch them fail, but who knows, maybe next year they can get their shit together and actually play the way everyone expected them to.
This basically.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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Not making the playoffs with that roster is up there. You can blame coaching, age, injuries, refs (lolno), but it all comes down to how your players perform on the court.

I think everyone on ISH can agree that these 2012-2013 Lakers have been a massive disappointment. And as s a non-Lakers fan, it's been a joy to watch them fail, but who knows, maybe next year they can get their shit together and actually play the way everyone expected them to.



another gimmick account?
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another gimmick account?

what's the problem? it's a pretty fair and accurate post.
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Default Re: Will this Lakers team go down as the most underachieving team of all time?

Maybe 2004 Lakers, then again, they did make the finals. More of a disappointing team than an underachieving one. I can't think of many more than that, not many teams have had such high expectations going into the season, and completely flopped like this.
They have my vote for now, but there's still time to turn it around.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:10 AM   #8
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If they don't make the playoffs then yeah they're definitely up there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:12 AM   #9
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Default Re: Will this Lakers team go down as the most underachieving team of all time?

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Four future hall of famers - including one of the best players... of all time and supposedly the best center in the league - along with some decent role players. Everyone's screaming championship before the season.


Ive seen a lot of articles and investigations especially in recent years that say according to the advanced stats all the experts use these days, this is purely a myth. Kobe can certainly twist and fadeaway and make all sorts of difficult shots better than other guys, but that still isnt as effective as good old fashioned team ball.

As much as I respect the young man for his drive and his confidence, part of me will be happy to see him retire. He doesnt play the right way and it sets a bad example.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #10
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Four future hall of famers - including one of the best players and overall competitors of all time and supposedly the best center in the league - along with some decent role players. Everyone's screaming championship before the season.
This part showed how dumb you are.
Hall of famers? What's that supposed to mean?

So when a washed up old player goes ring-chasing, we count in another hall of famer too? Just STFU.

Heat having 2 of the top 3 best players in the league and bosh all in their primes failing was the biggest failure.
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Dwight Howard, even injured and being passive / spiteful is still one of the best talents and players in the league. To insinuate otherwise is retarded.
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Default Re: Will this Lakers team go down as the most underachieving team of all time?

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This part showed how dumb you are.
Hall of famers? What's that supposed to mean?

So when a washed up old player goes ring-chasing, we count in another hall of famer too? Just STFU.

Heat having 2 of the top 3 best players in the league and bosh all in their primes failing was the biggest failure.



Edit: No one even mentioned the Heat. How defensive can you get lol?
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Edit: No one even mentioned the Heat. How defensive can you get lol?
If gary payton decides to sign with this lakers team right now, you'll even say 5 hall of famers? That's how stupid you'll go? What do the school teach kids these days?

You asked would it be to most underachieving, I said no, and gave you another team. Why are YOU so defensive?
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This part showed how dumb you are.
Hall of famers? What's that supposed to mean?

So when a washed up old player goes ring-chasing, we count in another hall of famer too? Just STFU.

Heat having 2 of the top 3 best players in the league and bosh all in their primes failing was the biggest failure.
You're right, HoF is a career award, but you're acting like Kobe is playing with kindergarteners out there. Which just isn't the case.

Howard is considered the top Center in the league, Nash still kept the Suns being a fairly competitive team over the years, and even though Kobe stan revisionists are always trying to discount Gasol, he was a vital part of those last 2 championship teams.

Say what you want about the 2010-11 Heat, but they made it to the playoffs (and it wasn't just barely sneaking making it into the 8th seed) beat the Sixers, Celtics, and Bulls in the Eastern Conference and then fell short to a Mavs team that had Dirk playing out of his mind. Is it worse to not make it to the Finals at all or get swept like your Lakers did that year ?
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If gary payton decides to sign with this lakers team right now, you'll even say 5 hall of famers? That's how stupid you'll go? What do the school teach kids these days?

You asked would it be to most underachieving, I said no, and gave you another team. Why are YOU so defensive?


Payton is 45 yrs.old. Gasol is only 1 year, and 6 months, 14 days older than Dwayne Wade.

The Spanish conquistador is currently leading the Lakers right now againts the Hornets.
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