Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 2:59 pm  |  56 responses

Video: Lakers Practice Scuffle

Chris Mihm and D.J. Mbenga get testy.

The Lakers may be the best team in the West, they may have the Zen master as coach, they may have the best player on the planet, but they don’t seem to have that chemistry that they had last season. (Via FH)

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  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Isn’t DJ like a 3rd degree black belt or something? You may wanna take a L on this one Chris.

  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    I was promised a fight.

  • godzilla

    cmon dj, u can’t be bowin his face like that. it’s practice.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    THAT, was the fight? I want 45 seconds of my life back. You mean to tell me that doesn’t happen at other teams’ practices?

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Was this a 3rd string vs 2nd string scrimmage?

  • Clockwork

    Don’t see Kobe, was he the one filming? And why is Lamar Odom limping around like an old man?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    You like “scuffle” better, Double R?

  • mike

    DJ is pissed off. Now he’s going to eat TACOOOS.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    This wasn’t a scuffle either.

  • riggs

    rondo would smack everyone of those guys in the face….lol @ that comment.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ghey….like the rest of the team. Yeah really….where was the great leader Mr. Bryant….he of the gangsta lean and tough guy snarl, to intervene?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Also….I’m confused. The fruit, Mihm, took an elbow to the jaw and then blocked Mebenga’s shot. Why’d Kung Fu Barbie get all upset afterwards?

  • CoolWhip11

    So what, MJ punched Kerr in the face and they went 72-10.
    Mihm was probably injured on the play and will now be on the IR for 2-3 weeks.

  • drew

    kobe must have had the day off

  • riggs

    That was more of a kerfuffle

  • thebigticket05

    That just goes to show that LA is not even on the Celtics level.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    did anyone get off the bench and may get suspended?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    and i thought the title said “Lakers practicing scuffle”.

  • donlaker

    bum fights 09 black belt vs robo ankle
    phil buy them some frozen frosty drinks from the health south vending machine outside
    and then promise to give chris’s 3 game time min. to d.j. in exchange for 1 rebound and 1 blocked shot. it is just practice…….
    where is charles oakley when you need him

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Adam Morrison has triceps.Who knew?

  • Eazy Yi

    Kobe was in Phoenix still playahs

  • Eazy Yi

    Don’t be in the NBA man, you’re a letdown. That is real arrogance

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar


  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Vujacic really enjoys touching his teammates

  • Feng

    Lol MJ > Kerr = 72-10 LOL

  • Jackie Moon

    Kobe and Gasol had the day off. I like Sun Yue stepping up and restoring order to the chaos.

  • Sarah

    Haha, wow. They’re stupid. This was fun.

  • CHE

    Eboy = straight up hater.

    Mihm got that elbow to the mouth don’t understand how D.J. got mad. But Mihm didn’t look like he was down to fight either. lol He kept backing up.

  • Todd Spehr

    Mihm and Mbenga: That could be a sitcom

  • Oli

    odom looks like ewing in that video

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Okay, can you some of you lurking Laker fanboys/fangirls expalin to me why Lamar Odom screams like a jack@ss when driving to the hoop? He sounds like a cellmate just had “Laked” him up in the shower or some sh*t.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Mihm didn’t back up, his teammates pushed him back, he stood his ground otherwise. Sasha looked like he was going to piss his pants once he saw he was between DJ and Mihm, but yeah this stuff happens sometimes, the only odd thing was DJ not letting it go after a while.

  • CHE

    Anton I take it you are another hater. the haters only hate on things they envy. I guess you will be envying that championship they are about to end.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    was your comment meant to be funny anton? cuz its not.

  • Plasticman

    I was hoping DJ was gonna bust out a long *ss karate kick or somethin! And I’m not worried about the lack of chemistry between those two pine riders.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    If Chris Mihm was getting more playing time than you, you’d be pissed too.

  • j-smoov 5

    Hahaha I love the Lakers but this is hillarious.

  • jay

    Anton, alot of players yell/scream when driving to the hoop or dunking, you just only get to hear the ones on inside trax, or whatever its called. & LOL at Josh Powell with “ya’ll both players”

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS


  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    I single him out because he does it every single time, no matter how hard or easy it is.
    *simple lay up*

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Mihm don’t want it with DJ. He’s a black belt and he survived a war. None of that war on terror, try civil war.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • rob stewart

    That wasn’t a fight/scuffle. That was just a benchwarmer gone crazy.

  • bobby13

    meh.. they do it heaps better in Aus.. short shorts aside.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqx0GzUOmEw

  • MalevolentKing7242

    Opposite of ubunutu and Mbega would kill chris. That was funny LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • slamfan4life

    Wow….um…not like it mattered cuz both of em are scrubbs

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    It wasn’t that Mihm blocked the shot he slapped him in the face David West style… and then proceeded to take a side on crouching tiger stance, thats why DJ didnt come at him with crazy fists…
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    Mind you…this was all a bid to start steam rolling that “DJ Mbenga and cash considerations for Shaquille O’Neal” trade in 3 days time.

  • truthteller

    Oh please. This happened in Chicago when MJ pinched Steve Kerr in the mouth and got thrown out of practise. So don’t put Kobe’s leadership in question. Idiots!

  • http://www.slamonline.com baller2w1

    any way you look at it the lakers are going to lose there not that good

  • http://quinnspage.homestead.com Q-Tip

    Check out Morrison tha new laker just trying to get outa there sucks he has to come into this

  • andrew`

    this is a much better video of people fighting in a practise: (intra-club match of Aussie rules team Carlton in the pre-season. The guy punching and kicking is the team mate of the guy he’s belting up):

  • Funkdoc

    The only belgian player in the NBA; my god I’m proud.

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    Mihmsy called DJ an Mbender

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Anybody else notice that Morrison is totally walking into the horde with an awkward body language? I mean really, he’s tip-toeing through the damn tulips on the court in this clip. He looks scared to be a Laker.

  • http://www.lil_jay78.blogspot.com Jay B

    Are you serious? This is what everyone was gripin about? This is practice…it probably gets intense like that all the time

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton