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s/o to them woman who be faithful to they pimpin. haa
my Nats struggling lately
Congrats Michael Hamilton on premiering @Nashmovie tonight. No small feet turning such a boring subject into a movie. Round of applause!
soo 3 of the greatest teams ALL TIME were in a 4yr span? hmm
Isiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.
Isaiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.
I can't take young Rodman serious. my earliest memory of him is tie-dye hair. completely diff dude
lmaoooo I'm weakk
"you want Mark in this situation? ...ok."
those Detroit Raider shirts ji tough
big Parrish gave Laimbeer a smoov 4pc combo
When Ryan Kelly was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th pick in last year’s draft, no one really knew who he was.
Day 1 of exit interviews are complete. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, Mike D’Antoni, & Mitch Kupchak will talk tomorrow starting at 9:30
That'll do it for today, folks. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, then Mike D'Antoni and Mitch Kupchak.
Kelly on D'Antoni: "I love Coach D'Antoni … he let me play my game, gave me confidence … he stuck with guys that were playing best."
But Kelly is hoping for some sort of All-Rookie recognition. Imagine he’ll get it
Ryan Kelly says “obviously there’s a lot of rookies that have had great seasons.” Uh-huh, ok.
Kelly is very aware of his strengths and limitations, and seems to get what he needs to do to stay in the NBA for a long time.
Often this season, when Kelly was open from 3 (he's 6-11, after all) he passed or wasn't ready to shoot. That'll definitely improve.
Kelly's focus is on becoming stronger and more athletic, and though he's already a good shooter, he needs to get better as a stretch 4.
Kelly said he doesn't feel like pick No. 48 represented his value, but there were the injury concerns (broken foot).
Kelly on his rookie season: "I think everyone was happy with the way I played this season as a rookie."
Sacre: "We went to a lot of dinners on the road, we went to a couple of movies. It wasn't a date, though, so don’t get that [confused]"
"He is like Ron Burgundy," Robert Sacre said. "Chris Kaman is his own breed."
My goodness, Rob Sacre just delivered an endorsement of Chris Kaman that should find its way to Kaman's LinkedIn page.
Robert Sacre: "Like Ron Burgundy, Chris Kaman is his own breed"
LAL re-signed Sacre before this season for a reason. It takes bigs longer to develop, and his rise has been steady in two seasons.
Sacre thinks he showed that he belonged in the NBA, which is rarely a reality for the 60th pick in the draft. His coaches agreed.
Wes Johnson said Kobe had defensive scouting reports of players on his phone. "He's a maniac with that."
Wes Johnson said Kobe keeps defensive notes on how to guard certain players in his cell phone: "He's a maniac with it"
"Flying around out there" is how Johnson described how he can and should play, whether at the 3 or the 4.
Johnson recognizes that his play was inconsistent, said he was "trying to find (his) niche" within the game. Still growing in that way.
Johnson suggested that Kupchak/D'Antoni saw encouraging signs from him, and that they wanted to see a greater level of consistency.
For those who don’t want Pau back, who’s the best big man available this summer? I honestly think it’s him and the Lakers need to re-sign.
I had no idea, but Meeks has apparently been finishing up credits to graduate from Kentucky this summer. “Cap and gown and everything.” AK
Meeks was Lakers' MVP this season. Really impressive. I'd say all things considered, Young is more likely to be back with Lakers than Meeks.
Jodie Meeks with a big smile talking about his summer plans: "Graduation (from Kentucky) is May 10th. Cap and gown and everything"
I'm convinced Meeks is more excited about graduating from Kentucky this summer than his free agency--which is cool.
Jodie Meeks is set to graduate from Kentucky on May 10. He's been plugging away at his degree in his NBA offseasons. Pretty cool.
Meeks said he's not too concerned about starting while weighing options. More about minutes and overall opportunity. AK
Jodie Meeks: "It's a packed house every night, you can't take that for granted. I've been on other teams w/ 2,000 people in the stands"
Were LAL to have won more games this year, Meeks would have been a clear "Most Improved" candidate. Got better in many aspects.
Meeks said if it's up to him, he "definitely" wants to return next season. AK
Apropos to nothing in particular, Jodie Meeks is wearing perhaps the most neon green T-shirt I've ever seen. Like, "Riddler" neon green. AK
Meeks on his chances of being back: "I'm not sure. I want to be back. I loved playing here. We'll see how the draft and free agency goes."
Key stat in Nets-Raptors series: Pierce, Garnett, Johnson and Williams have 387 games of playoff experience to 24 for Raptors' starters.
Pau says his bro Marc is the best big man in the game: "I like him better than any other center in the game ... Not to mention any names"
Pau says he thinks brother Marc Gasol is the better than any other centers in the NBA. "I'm not going to name any names," he said.
Why did Kobe + Pau work? Gasol: "We complement each other well personally and professionally." Need that for 2 All-Stars to win titles.
Gasol on LAL tenure, whether it's over or not: "It's been amazing. I'll always be a part of this franchise and city no matter what."
Pau on Kobe: "I have great respect for him. He's extremely unique. I know he's going to come back strong"
Gasol said he'd be more than fine playing in a smaller system (like MIA, etc.), but as the center, not the PF.
Good luck to @tommymac_2015 with this years AAU season. Go get'em!
Gasol's best ball came in January: 20.8 ppg on 51.0% FG's; 11.9 rpg; 3.9 apg; 1.7 bpg. D wasn't great, but still All-Star level overall.
“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol.
Aside from the vertigo, Gasol said everything else felt pretty good this season, including the knees he had operated on last summer.
Pau on whether D'Antoni's presence could affect him staying: "It would be a factor, but I don't know how big it would be." AK
“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol. Don’t say that =(
Pau Gasol on the Lakers: "The last couple years I kept in my back in my mind that this could be my last day here"
Pau Gasol: "Hopefully I'll be able to play another good five years. That's my vision"
Gasol sees himself playing "several more years at a high level." Maybe 5 years. He's 33, and his game is more skill than athleticism.
The Lakers can have two max free agency slots in 2014-15 and 2015-16 (or two in 2015-16 if they don't use one for next season).
Pau on D'Antoni: "I think we found a common ground ... I was open to a faster pace"
Pau doesn't know if Lakers' core can become strong again, but Kobe "will be in great shape and will be performing at a very high level."
Gasol's priority for next season, it would appear, is to have a chance to win a ring. Unsure what LAL can do to be in that spot next season.
Pau on wanting a winning team via free agency precluding return to Lakers: "Well, I think it depends. Um, it would be kinda difficult."
Gasol's expectations of Kobe next season: "I think he will be in great shape and performing at a very high level."