Fellow Lakers fans you can miss me with that, “we never wanted Paul George anyway” mess. Losing out on him last summer was even worse than losing Julius Randle this free agency, like All Star (J.R. for next year) D’Angelo Russell the one before. Sure we got the best player in the league in the mid-thirties LeBron James but even a G.O.A.T. needs a sidekick to shepherd. So much so the Magic of this Kings la la land wanted to cast a spell that would have exiled the whole future of Hollywood in an Academy’s worth of promising talent, to roll out the red carpet for one big man in Anthony Davis who has all but vowed to come to the Lakers next year as a free agent anyway.
But the last person to say that was hometown hero Paul George. But after being introduced by Nas this Summer on a cook-out hosted by a certain Russell Westbrook that barbequed the Lakers big night before, it showed us in this business words aren’t bond when there’s a new brotherhood that’s much more strong. But as some LeBronland band-wagon roller fans were too busy polishing King James’ crown, they failed to see that they had to look to the clouds if they wanted to see the full-court forecast of a better chance of reign, when it comes to watching the throne in this game of them.
And with all due respect to the King…and Prince. Purple reign ain’t got nothing on the Thunder right now.
But in the city of stars they can’t see for their singing in the movie musical world umbrellas they dance a round like finding a decent buyout bargain from the current March 1st deadline market.
Forget ‘Space Jam 2’ the real ‘Monstas’ are in Oklahoma.
First off there’s the dynamite dynamo of Russell Westbrook. The epic, most exciting player in the whole association for better or worse. Why not? Shawn Kemp in guard form for the small ball revolution and the franchise that used to be the Supersonics (save Seattle like Sue Bird’s Storm if you want to talk about reign). A UCLA grad they wanted in Hollywoodland, but still no stranger to breaking Oscar records like Robertson’s triple doubles every, single night. A player as Most Valuable and still so underrated as they come.
Just like the new Robin to his Batman, now Victor Oladipo joins Kevin Durant and James Harden in the big-three what could have beens. The best superstar sidekick, more than that moniker since Scottie Pippen having the back of another and the ultimate Jordan Brand. Right now Paul George is in a big-three horse race for MVP alongside the Beard and the Alphabet of Giannis Antetokounmpo. With the new Big Game King James streak of 30 looking to only wilt when it passes Chamberlain, the reigning Maurice Poldoff holder looks to reclaim this as much as the only team standing in his way of the championship, the Golden State Warriors look to do with Larry O’Brien. But our dollars and sense are on the Greek Freak like betting most 1 through 15’s can’t spell his name right. He should get it just for shooting practice jumpers whilst Ja Rule was still performing at the halftime of 90’s night this weekend. Fyre! “Are you with me? I said Are you with meeeeeeeee?”
I guess not!
But even so Paul George and his pure digits of a 38.9 average these last four weeks are the most valuable of the month forget just calling it ‘Western Conference Player of the Month’ this week. And shooting like Clipse at the horn this guy’s a killer in the clutch like the Lakers Horry. The kind of player the purple needs right now to see gold instead of clutching at trade bit straws. This weekend when D’Angelo Russell on the low was showing out with 40 on his 23rd, another Lake Show one time, what could have been showed he was no has been. Even after critically coming back from a should of been career crippling injury that made Gordon Hayward’s foot revolution look like “tis but a scratch”. Silencing the Jazz at the buzzer like that boy to Boston in a O.T. O.T.T. game that was called like when Michael Jackson put on some Halloween makeup one night and got in the booth with music man Quincy Jones for the best selling album of all-time. And this all-star like them for the record has been serving up numbers this last week like this weekends all star is born Hollywood Oscar hopefuls have been serving up looks on the red carpet.
So roll it out because the former underrated great like Mahershala Ali in this game is rolling with his gunning on the road like rifling through ‘Green Book’ page after page. And when Paul comes back to the former Ford Center home to refuel it doesn’t even look like George’s speedometer is running out a gas.
Siphon that. Because by George, Paul is here ’till the wheels fall off.
And with all due respect to Carmelo Anthony like the rest of the league should give him (hello again Lake Show. We’re looking in your direction. Don’t make the same mistakes. Or the same problems of Houston), who needs an OK3 big-three when you have these two? A dynamite duo as dynamic like the best since Shaq and Kobe, or Jordan and Pip. S### they still have a more than O.K. big three with most underrated big-men Kiwi Steven Adams (or how about Schröeder, Grant’s son or dunking Diallo? Pick your poison). Make ‘Aquaman’ an All Star like he is a Hollywood one already. Numbers don’t lie and everyone in this city is putting up the truth. Paul George may have missed you with that Hollywood gloss and may have two first names as regular as my day job (but the name of two Beatles so ‘Let It Be’ as legendary as that), but he ain’t quiting like I shouldn’t mine. There is nothing regular about his game Joe. And that’s why this P.G. leading like a Point Guard’s name belongs in the brightest of association lights.
P.G.-13 not suitable for all. Please! You’d love this grown player to accompany your National Basketball boys.
A Harden way 32 at least average since you were running around doing your last minute Christmas shopping. A running like Valentine’s as the train departs arch teardrop with nothing but 0.8 to go in the desert, that was all water this big weekend. Leaving more than those in Utah with no dry eyes at they departed the Delta.
You’re talking to a Laker fan who wanted Los Angeles son Paul George to come home so bad he tweeted about buying his best in the association Nike sneakers when he was still Pacing in Indiana colors like a troll.
Isn’t that tampering ‘Team Giannis’ (and how about his best in the All Star showcase in Charlotte 360 for Antetokounmpo’s squad?)?
Magic to Kimmel wink.
The King’s Garden Bites Forbidden Fruit In The Big Apple
Super Mario smashed ‘Bron.
On a Sunday afternoon in New York’s Madison Square Garden this St Patrick’s Day (side note: Nike need to bring back those great green Paddy’s Day NBA uniforms), the Lakers where in their East Coast equivalent big city to pay a visit to the Knickerbockers Mecca.
M.S.G. usually plays host to the greatest games from the G.O.A.T.’s over the generations out the service elevator. M.J. Kobe. And now L.A.L. legend to be L.B.J. against the N.Y.K. And LeBron James didn’t disappoint with a Kareem 33 points off devastating dunks off rampaging runs down the floor of the World’s Most Famous Arena like a raging bull. Shouting “AND ONE” on foul calls that even people with bleeding noses sitting up in the Gods could hear (and how about a couple plays before an equally as loud Caurso yelping for the lay-up as hilariously as his “what’s up man, I’m Alex” Ringer soundbite spoof? But 5 steals and 3 blocks to go with that many rebounds plus add that up “AND ONE” for 12 points in the game? Never send him down to the G again). That was until he took the final shot at the horn that blared in his face.
It’s been that kind of season for the King by royal appointment. Anthony Davis and potentially missing the playoffs and all that.
Heavy is the head in this Game of Thrones.
Like Jordan vs Kobe, the Knicks came away with the 124-123 win. And in the clutch, the King going for the games crown slipped as he ended up looking as good as one of his free throws. Driving the lane and taking it to the rack before being denied by the Knicks Mario Hezonja. Who with this big block became the Knicks new right hand man.
Off Broadway the King tried to Kong his way up the Empire State but this time the Bi-Planes normally swatted away shot him down.
‘Bron isn’t the only one who makes clutch blocks as big as a buzzer beating basket. Sometimes others hold it against him.
The Lakers 31-39 record is staring down elimination on the wrong side of .500. And with the game down the barrell L.B.J. went for the fadeaway like M.J. but couldn’t come up with ‘Space Jam’ too. As a matter of fact after a big game against the rotten 14-56 Knicks (on the free falling off the Chrysler wrong side of .500) where he also collected 8 rebounds almost on his way to a double/double, LeBron went fourth and colder in the final quarter than a text back from your significant other that just says “fine” when you ask if they’re ok and how their day was. With just four made baskets in the fourth period and the Lake Show missing their last six attempts it was all fat lady in Manhattan come the early evening afternoons end.
Right about now with most teams claiming their playoff berth, last year’s finalist and all the King’s men are just getting worse.
Even with a Garden state of mind in New York, New York, the King couldn’t keep his Empire going like Jussie Smollett.
Now there are only a few more notes before she sings again, but this time for the last time.
And that will be all she writes.
Time for Hollywood to hit the road and flip the script.
Every good movie ends with a twist.
The Lakers Couldn’t Randle The Truth
45 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
I don’t mean to go on about this but DAMN!
A career high 45 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
That’s MVP numbers right there.
And that’s just the kind of king season Julius Randle is having.
I mean right now the Lakers should probably trade their whole roster for this New Orleans Pelican and not fellow Kentucky ‘cat Anthony Davis (who was out last night in the 122-110 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Probably with “load management”). But I know who most Lakers fans would love to trade him for just to get this guy back.
But after bringing the King to Hollywood this Summer, Magic and the Lake Show didn’t think they needed to match the restricted hustle and muscle of Randle, who they are sorely missing in their palette dry paint this season. Despite pleading from the coaching staff, President Johnson and his Hollywood agent of assistance let both Randle and big man from downtown Brook Lopez (who is really affording more with the Bucks alongside…Pau Gasol of all underrated and underappreciated Laker greats) walk. All because the thought the former Heat talents of Michael Beasley was enough on a team of McGee, Stephenson and Rondo vets behind the young core that really are now turning into a meme.
Remember this is the same Magic man who traded All-Star…ALL STAR D’Angelo Russell because he didn’t think he was a leader. As the purple and gold Lakers faithful now have no sleep watching him in Brooklyn as he LEADS the Nets.
This is the same Magic man who after offering his whole future to the Pelicans for a free agent to be with desires to come here for nothing (at least before all this drama and disloyalty really showed him something), will soon surely watch the legendary likes of Lonzo, Ingram and maybe even Kuzma and Josh Hart walk when they’re free to go, after the way they have treated them. Because like it’s been shown before time and time again in Laker history (I would name every example, but then I would be naming every other player not called Kobe), there is no price on loyalty. But there is one to pay when you treat these teammates like a commodity and not the individual assets that they are.
There’s only so long someone treated as bait will let you off the hook.
Magic Johnson may be the greatest player of all-time in my opinion. In some ways even more gifted than the other M.J. He could effect a whole game and result without even scoring a basket. But now he’s really playing. Effecting the whole team and franchise whilst trying to make a point. Just how long will he last running this s### show. Remember how long he lasted when he was actually a coach?
And he wants to fire Walton?!
And soon the likes of Ball and his boys will end up All Stars like Randle will too. The Lakers need to make sure that they do this in purple before the Lake Show turns into the ‘Lame Show’. As once the gold goes out the crown, the Lakers legacy will be down to the hands of more than one legend.
A legend they could have had in Russell and Randle. With guys like they have now and the ones they also shouldn’t have let go. Like Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac. Paul George would have been a better fit with all these core guys. But the Lakers didn’t even really need him either. With all due respect to the King and the next chapter in storied Lakers/Celtics history the NBA tried to build, both these iconic franchises and their great expectations have imploded this season. Ones of win big now or else, manifest destiny over pure personnel development. The real rivalry of the future would have been the lottery pick rebuilds of the old young Laker and the history making right now Philadelphia 76ers. Look at the stakes they have now. There’s a reason they call it a process.
Still the Lakers loss is the flying Pelicans gain. And even if they do lose Davis they have a big future in the big man Julius. And if New Orleans do end up taking half the Laker team for him, maybe along with Julius Randle it will all end up being the Basketball Gods master plan in the karma (it all goes around like a basketball spinning on your finger) of showing the Lakers what they could have had and won in the end.
How many stars of future fame will Magic’s Hollywood let walk?
45 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
Sometimes you can’t handle the truth Jack.
And that is Julius Randle.
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