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LAL: How to follow setting a 47-year-old record? Set a 16-year-old record

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RokSki, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Back-to-back historic games for the Lakers.

    Unfortunately for them, both achievements are of the dubious variety.

    One game after setting an LA franchise record for worst-ever home loss, the Lakers followed that performance up with a blowout loss to the Nuggets in Denver.

    Kobe Bryant - booed throughout the game by a partisan Denver crowd - led the Lakers with 25 points, but sat out a good portion of the 4th quarter when the game was out-of-reach. Bryant appeared visibly frustrated in several late-game television camera shots as he watched the proceedings.

    The record set in this game? It is the first time in Phil Jackson's exemplary 16-year NBA coaching career that a team he oversaw has lost 7 games in a row.

    The Lakers now trail the Nuggets by percentage points in the Western Conference playoff standings. The Lakers currently sit in 7th place, 3.5 games ahead of both the Clippers and the Warriors.

    It is unclear whether the Lakers are in a position to set any other team records in their next contest (a Friday night game vs Portland). Given their current fortunes, however, one would imagine their fans hope the answer is a merciful 'no.'
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Oh look. Because the first one worked out so well.

    I guess we should be glad Rokski doesn't like the Knicks, Nets, Magic and Pacers too. Otherwise we'd really be fucked.

    GET. A. BLOG.
  3. LAL: How to follow setting a 47-year-old record? Set a 16-year-old record

    how do you set a 47-year-old record? or a 16-year-old record?

    you can break one ...

    oh, and also, who gives a flying fuck?
  4. GimpyScribe

    GimpyScribe Member

    Speaking of records, Rok is a broken one.

    Move on.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I imagine RokSki sitting in his apartment, flicking the lamp on and off like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.

    Slashed-up pictures of Kobe strewn across the floor, SportsCenter reporting on the Lakers' latest setback, RokSki's pants around his ankles as he shrieks and coos with joy . . . . .
  6. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    I soooooo wanted to be the one to start this thread.

  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Lakers are a what, now?
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    At this point, it appears that the Lakers are drained.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Phil Jackson's personal-seven game losing streak is not a record. It is a personal best. Or worst.
  10. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Good point. I should have added the adjective 'personal' before 'record' to clarify it. Thanks, TSP. :)
  11. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Rok, when will your sig be updated? I mean, there was another groundbreaking loss last night.

    Come on, keep everyone updated on your carnal cravings!
  12. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Oh, and I just found out that the Lakers are, indeed, in a position to tie another record tonight against Portland.

    If they lose tonight, they will tie a franchise worst with their 7th straight loss. Not sure if that record is only for the LA franchise or includes the Minnesota team as well.

    With Jackson's 7th straight loss, Red Aeurbach is now the only coach in NBA history without a 7 game losing streak on his ledger (minimum 800 games coached). (stat courtesy ESPN)
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