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D'Antoni: Better chemistry post-Dwight

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07:06 AM ET 08.19 | A new sort of chemistry experiment will open anew in Los Angeles, where a full season of Mike D'Antoni awaits. The Lakers finished seventh in the Western Conference last season and then lost Dwight Howard's 17 points and 12 rebounds a game to the "little town" of Houston. ... They also lost veteran free agent Antawn Jamison, who publicly criticized D'Antoni and has yet to sign with another team. Addition by subtraction? The Lakers can only hope, despite their very public courting of Howard that started a mere eight weeks ago and crashed and burned barely a week later. "We've definitely improved our shooting and I think the chemistry will be better just because the uncertainty has gone away," D'Antoni said. "A lot of people will know their roles better and what's going on on the floor better."

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August 19, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Let's move on.

August 19, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's move on.

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

August 19, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

You may have something there.

August 19, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

And - as a result - the Mavs will storm to the front and take the West!


I can dream...

August 19, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

And - as a result - the Mavs will storm to the front and take the West!


I can dream...

August 19, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

Kobe will be back before the 2nd half, supposedly.

August 19, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Onion's prediction, Lakers will suck, Howard will gloat during the 1st half because he's giving his all. Second half when Kobe comes back the Lakers will start winning and Houston will discover Howard is as self centred as Kobe and chemistry the team had in the 1st half will fall apart.

"I see you are a prophet, sir"...

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August 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET

And the fans will believe every word you say because you still can't get over Dwight like a jilted lover. DWade's ex has nothing on the Lakers and their fans....lol

August 19, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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And the fans will believe every word you say because you still can't get over Dwight like a jilted lover. DWade's ex has nothing on the Lakers and their fans....lol

Poor Guam...

August 19, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Poor Guam...

Poor Eli...hehehe

New name. No more Humble Eli. Your fellow fanatics will go crazy w/ my first post just like what happened now...lol

I've said Jimboy and Dumbtonie sucked but since I said it you guys became hypocritical like always. Poor fanatics. They're stuck w/ their beloved Jimboy and Dumbtonie...lol

August 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET

And here's another truth for the Lakers fans. Kobe didn't help w/ the chemistry last year. He wanted to be the ballhog that he was and getting others involve was not his thing until Dwight continued to tell him to pass the ball...lol

August 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Dumbtoni: Sour grapes post-Dwight

August 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the Fakers will only win 30-35 games. Chemistry will not change that. The good news is that ?'Antoni will be gone. ?'Antoni is delusional. His problem is that he actually believes his own BS.

August 19, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"I see you are a prophet, sir"...

I used my ouija board so it must be true!

August 19, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Poor Guam...

cmon now Eli, if there were no Lakers threads we would never get to hang out with GB.

August 19, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

cmon now Eli, if there were no Lakers threads we would never get to hang out with GB.

I guess it beats a sharp stick in the eye...

August 19, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Poor Fakers...

Fixed.

August 19, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

cmon now Eli, if there were no Lakers threads we would never get to hang out with GB.

You guys can talk in the other threads also. I'm there. Seems like you guys only talk about your Lakers. Gugy is a perfect example...

 
August 19, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the Fakers will only win 30-35 games. Chemistry will not change that. The good news is that ?'Antoni will be gone. ?'Antoni is delusional. His problem is that he actually believes his own BS.

I just watched this movie... A Beautiful Mind... and I couldn't help but think about D'Antoni. There might be something there...

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