Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Chat

Chat transcript

September, 13, 2012
9/13/12
9:34
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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You had questions, we had answers.

Good answers? You tell us by clicking on the transcript below.

Lakers chat transcript

September, 5, 2012
9/05/12
9:51
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Lots of great questions in today's chat, ranging from Dwight Howard's health to the ways in which all of L.A.'s new parts will mesh on the floor.

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(Note: I didn't realize there were new capacity rules for CiL chats until we'd already started. If we do it again this way, we'll get that fixed. Sorry to anyone who was shut out. Please feel free to hit us up on Twitter (@espnlandolakers) with a Q if you have one.)


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Lakers chat transcript

June, 20, 2012
6/20/12
9:12
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Whew! It was an active room today, with plenty of conversation about next week's draft, Ramon Sessions, free agency, and fresh comments from Jim Buss indicating the Lakers might be cool with what they have. So are they?

Click here for the transcript and find out.

Chat transcript

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
8:15
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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So many questions about the trade value of "Laker X" or the free agents potentially pursued this offseason. So little time.

Here's the link to the room.

Chat transcript!

May, 25, 2012
5/25/12
10:29
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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This being the first chat since the Lakers' season ended, there were predictably lot of questions in play. Who stays? Who goes? Is Mike Brown the right coach? Will Kobe Bryant restructure his deal to allow the Lakers more flexibility while retooling the roster?

The answer to question #4 is "no," because that's not legal for NBA contracts. This is worth separate clarification even before directing folks to the chat room link, because we're constantly asked this question. Can't happen. Won't happen. Dead issue. And as long as we're killing this approach, Kobe also can't be amnestied, then quickly resigned to the veteran's minimum while still getting his original money. Any amnestied player cannot rejoin his former team until the duration of the original contract ends. In other words, Kobe could wouldn't be a Laker again until the 2014-2015 season. Probably not what those making the suggestion had in mind.

As for questions 1-3 (and more), click on the aforementioned link.

Today's Lakers chat transcript

May, 16, 2012
5/16/12
7:59
AM PT
Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Lots of talk about the debacle in Game 1 (has "The World Naked Gardening Day Pruning" caught on, yet? I didn't think so.), and looking ahead to tonight's Game 2.

And while there is still a lot of hoops left to play against OKC, more than a few fans are looking forward to the offseason. We take a look at what might be coming, as well.

Here's the link to the transcript.


Lakers Late Night Replay - Denver, Game 1 (postgame video)

April, 29, 2012
4/29/12
4:44
PM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Really, Sunday's game couldn't have gone any better for the Lakers. A triple-double for Andrew Bynum keying a dominant defensive performance for the team. A near trip-dub from the ever-productive Pau Gasol, and 31 points from Kobe Bryant following a huge second half.

But the day wouldn't have been nearly the success without the supporting cast. Steve Blake, Jordan Hill, and Devin Ebanks all played significant roles, and the Lakers now have a 1-0 lead after a 103-88 win. The Lakers played great defense, controlled the tempo, moved the ball, and generally speaking showed impeccable discipline on the floor.

We talk about all that and more on Sunday's edition of Lakers Late Night. In show postgame video from Mike Brown and Bynum.

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Click below for more video, from Brown, Bynum, Devin Ebanks, Jordan Hill, Ramon Sessions, and Pau Gasol.

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Chat transcript

April, 25, 2012
4/25/12
7:46
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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It was a lively morning on the chat in the wake of Metta World Peace's suspension. Plenty of conversation about the implications going forward, and they are significant. Plus questions about resting starters for Thursday's game, whether Kobe Bryant ought to go for the scoring title, and more.

Here's the link to the transcript.

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Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
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OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 8.6
AssistsK. Bryant 4.8
StealsK. Bryant 1.4
BlocksE. Davis 1.2