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Mike D'Antoni's Lakers offense fits Jordan Farmar

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08:00 AM ET 09.08 | Jordan Farmar had to leave, had to distance himself from Los Angeles and the Lakers, before he could realize he belongs here and that nothing would feel as good to him as wearing purple and gold. Farmar, a product of Woodland Hills Taft High and two years at UCLA, began his career with the Lakers and contributed to their title runs in 2009 and 2010 as a backup point guard. He departed as a free agent but has come home again at 26, more confident and mature. "I'm in a great place," he said a few days ago, meaning not just Southern California but the mind-set he developed the last three years. Seeing the world has helped Farmar see himself more clearly and recognize what's important. He followed the Lakers closely, staying up until the wee hours in Europe to watch them on TV. But not until Jackson retired and was replaced -- by Mike Brown, who was replaced by Mike D'Antoni -- was the situation right for Farmar to return to the Lakers, or for them to want him back. They paid his Turkish team $500,000 to buy out the rest of a contract potentially worth $10 million, and he took a one-year NBA deal for $1.1 million.

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September 8, 2013  08:23 AM ET

No need for this thread to explain why the Lakers do what they do. Banner #17 has already been ordered!


Man, do I sound like a homer or what?

September 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Welcome Home, Bro.

September 8, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Farmar was an awful fit in the Triangle, but he's a natural in the run n gun offense Mike operates.

September 8, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

No need for this thread to explain why the Lakers do what they do. Banner #17 has already been ordered! Man, do I sound like a homer or what?

No, what that comment sounds like is wishful thinking. Let me give you a dose of reality. For the foreseeable future, the Fakers will see the championship the same way you do....on TNT.

September 8, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No, what that comment sounds like is wishful thinking. Let me give you a dose of reality. For the foreseeable future, the Fakers will see the championship the same way you do....on TNT.

The finals will be on ABC :-)

September 8, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

No need for this thread to explain why the Lakers do what they do. Banner #17 has already been ordered! Man, do I sound like a homer or what?

I'm sure that championship banner is right next to the one JR Smith and the Knick have ordered.

September 8, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Mike D'Antoni's Lakers offense fits Jordan Farmar....























Hopefully better than Dwight "The Flight" Howard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!









* copyrights Dwight "The Flight" Howard*

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September 8, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

No need for this thread to explain why the Lakers do what they do. Banner #17 has already been ordered! Man, do I sound like a homer or what?

The Cavs will win a title before Lebron..............









Oh wait...........



























NEVERMIND

September 8, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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The finals will be on ABC :-)

No worries. They won't get that far.

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September 8, 2013  12:45 PM ET

Farmar was perfect for the triangle. He did his part and didn't need to be a natural pg. he knows he couldn't dominate the ball as a PG because somebody else was dominating it. You gotta have players like Farmar and Vujacic who were willing to sacrifice in a triangle offense.

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