Los Angeles Lakers: Chat transcript

Lakers chat transcript

October, 4, 2012
10/04/12
8:56
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Finally, it's time to answer questions about a Lakers team back on the floor and practicing, even if only for a few days.

If you couldn't stop by, or simply want to experience the magic once more, click below for the chat replay.



Chat transcript

September, 27, 2012
9/27/12
9:05
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Did you miss it? Click below for the transcript of today's chat. Talk of Dwight Howard's back, Kobe's #NBARank, how L.A.'s offense will work, and the ways they match up with other elite NBA squads. Among other things.

Chat transcript!

July, 11, 2012
7/11/12
7:44
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Lots o' questions about Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, potential free agent acquisitions, and even Star Trek! Go figure!

Here's the link to the transcript.

Lakers chat transcript -- Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, FA's, and more

July, 6, 2012
7/06/12
8:16
AM PT
Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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There was plenty of ground to cover in this morning's chat, dominated (no surprise) by questions about Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, and what moves the Lakers make going forward.

Here's the link to the transcript.

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
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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, 30, 2012
5/30/12
10:12
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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With Mitch Kupchak having made clear change is on the horizon if humanly possible, there was a lot of chat chatter about possible trade scenarios. Predictably, there were sensible proposals put before us, plus a fair share of nonsense incredibly lopsided in the Lakers' favor.

For a look at the good and the bad, 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.

Chat transcript!

May, 2, 2012
5/02/12
9:40
AM PT
By The Kamenetzky brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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The Lakers may be up 2-0 over Denver in the playoffs, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of issues rattling around in the head of the average Laker fan.

What becomes of Devin Ebanks once Metta World Peace returns from suspension? What can the Lakers do to prevent the Nuggets from replicating Game 2's track meet pace? And do LeBron James and Dwayne Wade owe Kobe a royalty check on every chase-down block?

The transcript is here.

Chat transcript

April, 18, 2012
4/18/12
9:50
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Nothing like a lopsided loss to get the Laker Nation a-chatterin'. Plenty of questions tossed our way, including those about Kobe Bryant's time table for a return, how well the Lakers match up in a potential series against San Antonio and the odds of Ramon Sessions returning next season.

Here's a link to the transcript
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Also, as a reminder, if you haven't had a chance to read Dave McMenamin's two part Q and A with Jim Buss, do so. (Part 1 here, Part 2 here.) It's well worth your time.

Chat transcript

April, 11, 2012
4/11/12
9:45
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Can the Lakers compete tonight against the Spurs without Kobe Bryant? If the answer is no, (a) should Mike Brown consider resting Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum and (b) does this mean The Mamba should merit more consideration for MVP honors?

These and other questions were tackled in today's chat. Here's the link to the room.

Chat transcript!

April, 4, 2012
4/04/12
9:30
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Lotta talk about Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and even former D-Fender/current Net Gerald Green. See what you missed by clicking on this here link.

Chat transcript!

March, 21, 2012
3/21/12
10:16
AM PT
Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Oh, the flurry of questions sparked by consecutive losses! Among the topics tossed our way were the ETA for Ramon Sessions being promoted to the first five, Sessions' and Kobe Bryant's crunch-time compatibility and the odds of Jordan Hill entering the rotation. Plus, Andrew Bynum's exceptionally classy, mature, and timely ejection.

The transcript can be read by clicking here.

Chat transcript!

March, 14, 2012
3/14/12
10:54
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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With the trade deadline approaching so many questions about Dwight Howard... Pau Gasol... Andrew Bynum... Deron Williams... Michael Beasley... Ramon Sessions... Ray Felton... and why the heck the Lakers haven't amnestied Luke Walton yet. (Although really, fans would be asking about the latter issue even without March 15 looming.)

Here's the link to the room.

Wednesday chat transcript

March, 7, 2012
3/07/12
9:37
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Angry crowd today. Can't imagine why.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
22.3 5.6 1.3 34.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 8.0
AssistsK. Bryant 5.6
StealsR. Price 1.5
BlocksE. Davis 1.2