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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 1:10 pm  |  103 responses

Chris Bosh: ‘Lakers Have Best Team On Paper’


During a radio appearance in Miami on Friday, Chris Bosh caught listeners off guard by saying the Lakers have the best team “on paper” right now in the League.

The NBA Champ, of course, emphasized that the heavy onus is still on the new-look Lakers to live up to expectations:

(Interview transcription via the Sun Sentinel)

It’s been two weeks since the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic, which at least has given Chris Bosh time to collect his thoughts.

“As soon as the deal happened, my brain went 100 miles an hour to another place, far away from here,” the Miami Heat forward said Friday during a radio appearance on WQAM.

And now that he has collected his thoughts, where does he view the Lakers in terms of his own championship team? His candid answer caught hosts Steve Goldstein and Adam Kuperstein a bit off guard.

“The Lakers, I think, right now, I mean on paper, they probably have the best team in the West and probably the league right now,” he said. “On paper. I’m saying on paper. But it’s a lot, a lot, it’s a long season. And the best team always isn’t the one who starts out the season as the best team. We know we’re the champs, but we have to start off from scratch. We have a lot of chemistry building to do. And we have to come out there and we have to start over. We know favorites and all that stuff really doesn’t matter.”

Bosh said the Heat have learned to deal with the type of pressure the Lakers are expected to face and “how the hype can get to you.”

Bosh pointed out how the Heat stood as championship favorites in 2010-11, only to fall in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, and how they did not have quite the same expectations and then defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in this past season’s NBA Finals.

“It’s all about who’s standing at the top in June, after the season is over, and that’s all we care about,’” he said. “So we have to build toward that again.”

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Bosh is one of the brightest and most thoughtful players in the league.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    A de facto co-sign for the Shock Exchange

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Well he’s right, but Miami is still the best team on the floor until someone dethrones them.

    Oh God did I actually type that sentence out? *Starts walking towards bathtub with toaster in hand*

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @AnyMeans Not sure if that was sincere, but I tend to agree.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    Ya they have the best team on paper. But that dosent mean they will 109% be good. An example of this would be the Knicks. Everybody thought that they would be highly seeded last year but they barely made the playoffs because of chemistry. The great teams don’t need to be good on paper to win. Look at some of the Spurs championships this past decade. They looked ok on paper, but coach Poppovich made them into a great team because of chemistry. So I won’t believe the championship hype til its on on the court

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    It was sincere. He gets a lot of jokes (tired jokes), but every time he speaks he’s always clear. Down to earth dude. He was the first to admit that the summer of 2010 wasn’t handled too well by the Heat organization. He went on ESPN First Take and sat across from that annoying Skip Bayless and kept his cool while making sure that he got his point across. He deserves respect.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Bosh is a cool dude, at first I didn’t like him but now from a NBA fan’s standpoint he just seems like a good guy who doesn’t have a big head. He’s right though on paper they are the best. The Heat’s big 3 however just have a very clear, like minded, and never underestimate attitude. THAT is their biggest advantage against any other team.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Eh it’s just so much fun to make jokes about Chris Bosh though

  • MUBWAR

    met bosh when he was playing for the raptors and he is down to earth and very bright. I met jermaine o’neal the same time and couldn’t have a 30s conversation.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    @BlackMamba The Shock Exchange begs to differ. In the history of the NBA there as never been “an example of this” Lakers squad. With Pau Gasol/Andrew Bynum at the same ____ time, in a watered down NBA, they were far and away the best team in the L. Now with Pau Gasol/D12 at the same ____ time, this team ought to be illegal. If they don’t win the ‘chip it should be clear to everyone that the guy taking most of the shots – Horry Jr – is nothing more than a volume shooter who has benefited from playing on teams with “exceptionally more talent” than the rest of the L.

  • MUBWAR

    but when you inhabited earth for millions of years you are gonna amass a lot of knowledge. (i couldn’t help it kevin)

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    @shockexchange they still need to develop chemistry first. Dwight and Bynum are still two different centers. They still need a way to get Nash and Kobe to work well in the back court. But I think they will do that and they most certainly can win it. But if they don’t develop any chemistry they’ll end up like the Knicks. A winning team on paper but by no means a contender. But with these players I doubt it would happen.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    LMAO @ Mubwar. The dinosaur jokes are always hilarious.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    Another thing. The Heat had exceptionally more talent then everybody last year, but nobody’s rippin Lebron or Wade. I don’t think not winning a championship this year means Kobe isn’t great

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah
  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    @BlackMamba When the Shock Exchange mentioned Horry Jr, who did you know who he was referring to? Secondly, L.A. in IMHO, has had the best team in the L ever since they had Pau Gasol/Andrew Bynum at the same ____ time. The Heat was one of best teams last year, but was thin outside of ‘bron, Wade and Bosh; in 2011 the Heat overachieved. Lastly, since you brought up Kobe, the Shock Exchange would put him right there with A.I., Vince Carter and Pierce, also of his era. Not debatable is the Kobe is one of the “biggest winners” of his era … just like Robert Horry.

  • patrick

    This is a psychological tactic in my opinion… bosh is bluffing.. heat ha..ve the best team on paper..Kobe is old..

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Kobe will never be known as simply a volume shooter who was lucky to play on talented teams. Sorry. He takes a lot of tough shots. But if he should be known for one thing more than anything else, it’s for being the 2nd greatest two guard to ever play after coming into the league as a 17 year old bench player with potential. Hard work turned him into what we know today as Kobe Bean Bryant. Period. Anyone who thinks that Kobe is in any way deserving of being compared to Robert Horry is a complete and utter fool.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Yeah Kobe to me will be known for two things: Being the second greatest 2 guard ever and for blatantly stealing Roger Mayweather’s nickname and getting away with it

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The Stock Exchange would be wrong to put Kobe in any conversation with AI or Vince Carter unless we’re just talking about the top two guards since Jordan retired. And Kobe is head and shoulders above other shooting guards since 98. Other than that, Vince, Paul Pierce and Iverson don’t belong in a discussion with Kobe.

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    somebody needs to explain to chris bosh that a teams roster does not end after the starting five and that age is also written down on paper.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    You have been calling him Horry JR for weeks now. Just because people recognize it dosent mean it isn’t stupid.
    Secondly how could you say Kobe is on the same level as Vince Carter? Kobe is in a whole other class. Kobe’s great.
    Thirdly are you saying a team can win a title without chemistry? Those 2011 and 2012 heat teams are very similar. In the playoffs in 2011 they had no chemistry outside of Lebron and Wade. So those two carried the team. In 2012 Lebron and Wade were stronger, and the rest of the Heat contributed. Mike Miller, Mario Chalmers, and at times even Norris Cole. The difference is chemistry.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    ^cosign @Byanymeansnecessary … A.I., V.C. and Pierce have not had the benefit of playing on teams with “exceptionally more talent” than the rest of the league like Horry Jr.

  • MirChilly

    A.I belongs in that discussion… He just doesn’t have the titles to stand on.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    @BlackMamba The Shock Exchange agrees with you on the “chemistry” issue; that’s pretty obvious. But relative to the rest of the L, this Lakers team is so stacked that given (i) a lack of chemistry or (ii) the “Horry Jr differential,” they should still take the cake.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    My preseason pick is Lakers or Heat. But I do have a question. What the hell is the Horry JR differential?

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    @BlackMamba I will have to let AllenP and L.A. Huey explain the “Horry Jr differential,” since they came up with it. It’s too technical for me to explain.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    That “Horry Jr” name shows how idiotic this Stock Exchange character is. I don’t do what could have happened. What did happen is Kobe plays in LA, a place where stars want to be. They have the means to get the best players they can get. Kobe has benefited from that. But mostly, regardless of who he’s played with, what he’s benefited from the most is his work ethic that turned him into one of the best offensive players to ever play and in his prime, a great defender. I don’t know where “Horry Jr” came from, but it’s ridiculously stupid and I question the intelligence of any human being who would consider it clever to refer to Kobe in such a way. So let’s discuss what actually did happen, not what would have happened if Iverson, Vince and Pierce played on more talented teams. If we just look at them individually, even without his 5 championships, Kobe is clearly a better player than Vince, Pierce and Iverson were.

  • Conor

    The Mock Exchange is a sophisticated troll who lingers on this site with the tried & tired rhetoric of “Horry Jr.” to invoke responses from Bryant fans – much like I am doing right now, in a sense – to compensate for a distinct lack of attention that he receives from his family.
    .
    Bosh is acknowledging a precursor. On paper, on the court, in 2K12, in 2K13, in Phil Jackson’s dreams, and in LeBron James’s nightmares… His assessment is valid.

  • Conor

    I call the first part “The Mock Differential”.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    Cosign byanymeansnecessary. Horry jr is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on SLAM

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The Lakers starting five is better than everyone else’s starting five. That’s what I think Chris was saying. You’d love to play with them on 2K13 like Conor said. But also, like Chris said, the games have to be played. Once they get on the floor, the Lakers still have no answer for Westbrook or Durant. You can say that Dwight will be at the rim waiting, but last time I checked, he can only foul 6 times before he gets disqualified from the game. There is no defender on the Lakers squad that can keep Durant, Westbrook and Harden from getting to the rim. Neither Kobe or World Peace can guard LeBron. If D-Wade is 100%, Kobe will at best be able to make things tough for him, but he won’t stop him. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis coming off the bench. Norris Cole improving and gaining confidence. What will LA do with OKC and Miami who have these great wing players who will live at the rim making it tough for Dwight to stay out of foul trouble?

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    LA is still getting lit up by every elite/good PG out West. Lawson, Parker, CP3, Westbrook, etc will have a field day against the Lakers

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  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    After being personally attacked, the Shock Exchange stands corrected. Horry Jr is not the biggest winner of his era. Secondly, the “Horry Jr differential” was coined by someone else and the Shock Exchange was merely the messenger … didn’t mean to get you guys’ dander up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    Why do you people keep talking to that child? Just let him say whatever narcissistic bs he wants.

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  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    @nbk he has us sucked in. I fear for the future of SLAM

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    Now I know how Kool Moe Dee felt … something ’bout “locks, jocks, and pitbulls”

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    He’s nOt our first resident idiot, he won’t be the last.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Being the best team on paper and being the best team on the court are two different things.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    True nbk. Anybody remember Bryant Bynum Gasol 24 17 16? That was my brother before he trolled you

  • http://www.slamonline.com Zucotti Manicotti

    What happened to this place?

  • respect

    i hate how in the nba, u pretty much know whos gonna be in the finals, but in football, nd baseball everything is up for grabs

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    It all fell apart when Sam left

  • http://WWW.BENNY.COM BIG MONEY

    Most of you guys are Kobe haters respect what the guy has brought to the.game I.hate when people say shaq made him last time I checked didn’t Kobe win more titles then shaq when they departured? So who really needed who? I.don’t think any player from 2000-2004 playing on shaqs team would of won finals MVP

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    Kobe needed Shaq. It’s not like they were the same age when they left each other. Shaq was clearly the better, more effective player.

  • Conor

    In the series against Sacramento, San Antonio, and Portland, Bryant was just as important to their success as O’Neal. That era’s Finals were another story.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    “Hate” is the most over-used term in the urban dictionary and is so “1990s.” You all need to get your vocabulary up.

  • http://WWW.BENNY.COM BIG MONEY

    If I was 7’1 320 lbs I would be the most effective player to. The only thing Kobe needed shaq was for motivation. When shaq went to miami and started talking all that shit saying ” Kobe is going to end up like penny ” Kobe became more of a beast.

  • Diogo Novo

    we will see!

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    They both needed each other. This debate is tiring

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Shaq’s imprint on the Laker’s 3peat was definitely larger than Kobe’s, there is no denying that.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    But they couldn’t have won it without both of them. Just kobe or just shaq wouldn’t get it done

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    the lakers kind of have the best team in the league…kind of. there are still clear weaknesses somebody could exploit.

  • http://www.nba.com son.of.dad

    There can’t be a discussion outside of saying that Chris Bosh hasn’t said anything so revolutionary that it couldn’t be agreed with. Half of the reading audience will need to read this slowly and half of that group still won’t understand. Yes on paper LA have the better Starting 5. In the immortal words of one DC. Woopty damm doo. LA probably agree and you KNOW Nash talks chemistry 1st & 2nd.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    They needed each other. Shaq needed Kobe the most in the fourth quarter. Kobe needed Shaq the most for the other three quarters. Most big men need superstar guards (except Tim Duncan which is why he’s the best player since Jordan retired, could add in Dirk Nowitzki except he was aided by LeBron losing confidence in his game that series).

  • bigA

    Wow, what happened again to this forum?
    I thought it was moving in the right direction but way to many idiotic things being said here.
    Weak commentators got to see the comment posting business like basketball.
    Put your effort into small comments if you aren’t good at posting.
    Let them main people who get it done shine. Lead the way guys. I’m still learning. Haha this is redicilous.

  • bigA

    Dear Sir,
    I am longtime Slam magazine subscribing hoophead from Germany.
    Almost daily I go to slamonline.com to check out the Basketball related news.
    Often I enjoy reading the articles and comments and I especially I like it when there are videos of basketball.
    Nevertheless I believe the site could be so much better.
    A huge problem is the commenting software. Oftentimes accounts have been hacked and there would be alot of stupid comments.
    How about making it like youtube, where you can thumb up comments?
    Maybe you could even make some money by connecting the page to Google Plus or something like it.
    I believe the page has the potential to be great.
    It could become the “love the game” internet page showing deep and elaborate basketball insights. You already have some commentators who have the potential to contribute to that.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    all the best

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING.

  • yc

    yes agree with bigA.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slamreader

    Chris Bosh has one of the weirdest heads on paper.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I think Kobe was the winner of circumstance. Imagine if Shaq ended up with AI? It’d have been dominance then also. Kobe needed Shaq, period.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    ^^ A de facto co-sign for the Shock Exchange

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Na don’t co-sign me. You are an egotistical, lifeless loser. But, I’m now doubting if I know much about basketball anymore..this sucks.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    ^^ Actually, with your comments, you were co-signing the Shock Exchange. You should prolly look up the word “de facto” in the dictionary.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Shaq needed Kobe also. And he especially needed D-Wade as he was becoming more and more human after the years of dominance in LA. Both he and Kobe were winners of circumstance. Who knew Kobe would turn into what he turned into? Imagine if Kobe had only become a solid starting two guard instead of the 2nd best two guard to ever play.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    ^^ People need to stop joking around post more serious comments so this site can reach its potential.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Na Shock not whatsoever my idiotic fellow commentator, I wasn’t I was simply stating the obvious. Just so happens you felt compelled to troll for sake of your pathetic life which bares no meaning but to act like you’re the half witted breed of Skip Bayless. Wade and Kobe both needed Shaq. Shaq could’ve gone to any team with a pure scoring superstar and gotten a ring.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    Put Kobe with iverson and that would be dominant as well

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    I doubt it

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    No, Kobe and Iverson wouldn’t work. Two ball stoppers.

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

    more and more I find myself coming just for the articles… and then leaving before I have to scroll down and lose my mind.

  • Rainman

    TThats like melo and A.I on the nuggets. How good was that team again?

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    Lakers prob win the chip this year and next PERIOD. if lebron can somehow stop them he will give himself a big lift in the better than MJ debate. Other pg’s will abuse nash but that’s why d12 is for. Give nash the ball and let pau setup the pick and roll and go ahead and get the rings sized.

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    They could alternate on possessions. But that goes back to the chemistry thing

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    Also why everybody gettin @ the shock exchange?? I think he is WAAAAY off base with his views on kobe, but he seems like a cool dude. Atleast he isn’t a pu$$y ( black mamba), or a know it all nerd ( nbk), or a weirdo perv like me (anybody ever click my name?)……. Whatever happened to eboy???

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Kobe was never too fond of sharing with Shaq. I highly doubt he would have enjoyed sharing possessions with a guy who was used to shooting more than even he did.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Popeye Jones jr= Charlie Villanoava.

  • http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=tablet-android-verizon&tbo=d&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=the+goonies+sloth&oq=the+goonies+sloth&aq=f&aqi=g5g-S4&aql=&gs_ LakeShow

    This is an eclectic bunch.

  • Drig

    @SExchange……So having Bynum/Pau along with KB makes LAL the best team for the last few years and Kobe was the reason they didn’t win the last few titles? So, the lack of a bench doesn’t matter. Or the fact that Bynum’s and Pau’s games clash too much which was why Phil went with Odom-Pau at the end of games even when Bynum was healthy ( which was by far the most effective front court lineup since Kobe could enter the paint near the elbow ).

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    The guy that called me a perv also goes by the name “nbk troll”. My self esteem just went up.

  • BallsDeep

    @NBKtroll. U got me. How do i get a link with my name? Not that I would do what u did!

  • ctk

    Lakers pieces dont fit together …Nash/Howard play fast …Kobe/Gasol prefer halfcourt ball…if Kobe didnt so called give Bynum enuff touches n he better on O than Howard what makes everybody think he gon pass it to D12…If Gasol was use wrong last yr how can u change it this yr(he needs to be playin Center)…what happen when EVERYBODY leaves Artest open from 3s n he miss the first 3 …Do u sub him for Jamison? …who is a worst defender than Nash on the perimeter ..u cant play Eubanks at all …Still no backup guards worth nothing at either spot ..they still cant guard ones n elite wings aka Westbrook/Durant…Buss gon favor D12 KNOWIN he needs him after Kobe gon…WE ALL KNOW KOBE WONT BE FEELIN THAT …what paper is everybody lookin at?

  • Conor

    Nash’s addition is perhaps the move that will yield the most profound results upon the team entire. His ability to orchestrate the offence while the other, professional basketball players adjust to their roles on the team will be nothing short of masterclass basketball. Even if the pieces didn’t fit – which they do – Nash turns the rag-tag into threats, so what will he do with an arsenal of Bryant, Gasol, Howard, Meeks, and the other wing athletes the Lakers have (Ebanks, Clark, Morris) with the paint players & Jordan Hill cleaning up the scraps. Their offence, as composed by Nash, will be fine.
    .
    Defensively, the Lakers had Westbrook limited to such an extent that O.K.C. needed Durant to dominate flawlessly in the fourth for them to even come back in two of the five games (games which Bryant cost them, offensively, because he was trying to be the facilitator AND the finisher, but lacked the stamina to sustain it). Nash is a bad defender, yes, but Ramon Sessions was a human pylon who may as well not have existed on the court. Those issues may be rectified by the Howard addition (an active, accomplished, & ever-engaged variation of Andrew Bynum).
    .
    Think of it like this, the Lakers acquired their offensive and defensive flagships this summer in Nash and Howard, respectively. Nash will ensure that any team runs smoothly, let alone one with three other Hall of Fame-quality players & reliable role players. Howard has M.W.P. and Kobe to impede the perimeter opponents now instead of Turkoglu and J.J. Reddick. And if they are the flagships, then Bryant and Gasol are their fleets, which isn’t the worst a catalyst could wish for.

  • Conor

    All that to say: get busy ballin’ or get busy dyin’.

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    @balls deep just throw the web address in the “website” text box, in the comment section…

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    @Drig Yes. The Lakers have had the best team in the L four the past four years. Yet they haven’t taken the cake for each of the past for years. Which means (i) you should place the blame on the guy dominating the ball and taking most of the shots (Horry Jr) or (ii) you can’t blame Horry Jr because after all, he’s not the 2nd greatest SG in the L and nowhere close to MJ … he’s simply a volume shooter whose been the beneficiary of circumstance. Pick one Drig, as the theme from Jeopardy plays ad infinitum …

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    First there was shutupallenp, and then there was nbk_troll…SMH…couldn’t of happened to a better d-bag… lmaooooooooooo!

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    Lakers fans continually speak with forked tongue. One day Horry Jr is on MJ’s level. The next day, despite having “exceptionally more talent than the rest of the L,” the Lakers need to get rid of Odom, then Pau needs to stop playing soft, then Bynum needs maturity, then they need a bench, then they need D12. Once they get D12, they need “chemistry”, then they need to get rid of Brown and bring Phil back … For being the second coming of MJ, this guy sure is “needy.”

  • Drig

    So you’re telling me the Bulls weren’t more talented overall than their peers??? Keeping aside the fact that I never asked for MikeB to be fired, tell me how many titles MJ won without Phil??? They needed a bench. And that was obvious. If you even watch basketball and Lakers games, you’d see that the starting lineup, even with Fisher and Bynum instead of Nash and Howard, could hang on with OKC/Heat/Spurs but the bench differential was crazy. The Odom thing doesn’t make any sense. SMART Laker fans realized that Pau was forced to curtail his game for Bynum’s growth ( since both their styles don’t mesh together ) and when they meant he should stop being hard, it means that they want Pau to hustle more on a game to game basis which is a problem for him. Also, tell me how the Celts were inferior to LAL in ’08 or ’10 please. In ’09 you have a point about us being the best team. Even in ’11, tell me how an injured Kobe Lakers were better than OKC / Heat ( who both lost to Dallas ). And explain to me how the ’12 Lakers were better than the Heat/OKC/Spurs/Celts when a common theme of all 4 years is that LAL had a deficiency at the PG spot and no bench production. You’re an idiot basically.

  • Drig

    BTW, MJ was pretty needy as well since he needed Pippen, Rodman, Kerr and the ilk. Esp. if you consider that teaming up was unheard of back then and right now, due to some coincidence, aside from the Lakers, the L has two teams that has 2 superstars each, an all-star, decent enough interior defenders and a bench in OKC and Heat. TELL ME HOW MANY TEAMS THAT JORDAN FACED HAD SUCH competition before mouthing off about how MJ would’ve won even with a broken ass team in ’12 with a major coaching change. Definitely not the Pacers, the Suns, the Magic, the Jazz or the rest of the L…..And the Bulls had 2 superstars ( in Pippen and Rodman ), an all-star and solid interior D AND a bench……Yup, I’m convinced you’re not just sipping but gulping down barrels of the haterade……

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    When the Shock did not co-sign for you, you got your female swag on and got emotional like everybody else … As the theme from Jeopardy plays ad infinitum

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The Horry Jr thing lets me know when people aren’t serious and don’t really have any idea about what they’re talking about when it comes to basketball. Shouldn’t be taken seriously at all.

  • Drig

    Damn, I missed the memo about Shock Exchange being a troll on all matters pertaining to the Lakers atleast…

  • http://Slamonline.com Black Mamba

    Shock Exchange how stupid are you? A top ten and some may say top five player of all time is a volume shooter? How the hell were the Lakers the best team the past two years? And Horry Jr is beyond stupid. By that logic Lebron is Varajao jr, wade is shaq jr Melo is jr smith JR and Durant is… I dunno Westbrook JR? What a clown

  • LA Huey

    “i hate how in the nba, u pretty much know whos gonna be in the finals, but in football, nd baseball everything is up for grabs” Word? Besides Jason Terry, who had the Mavericks even MAKING the 2011 Finals?

  • SeanMagicJuan

    Kobe and Iverson would be absolutely hilarious, just remarkable displays of outrageous shot selectionmoments in EVERY game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    Kobe #1 most clutch

  • Drig

    Troll nbk is trollin’.

  • niQ

    Testing

  • The_Fans

    Agree with Bosh 100% here, you don’t get the chip for acquiring the most talent. You get the chip for gelling with that talent and creating championship chemistry.

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