The nba begins – sports (1) – nigeria gasbuddy trip

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The players that left the Mavericks did that based on their own decision, they wanted a new adventure, they were never forced out, they were grateful and felt fulfilled after achieving the biggest ambition of any NBA player, they wanted something new, especially 2nd team players like JJ and stevenson, Caron Butler was injured all through last season.

As for the Lakers, i am sensing Kobe would soon voice his anger about the lack of depth in the squad, Paul Gasol is still not playing with his heart (still sulking), his movement on the court tells me he is holding a big grudge against the management for wanting to trade him to either Houston or the New Orleans, i just think they need a new team spirit, i would never lay a single blame on coach Larry Brown, he is doing his best based on the resources he has got, the Lakers need a major overhaul, Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) needs to step up (although he played better last night against Sacramento Kings), Bynum hopefully Matures with his temperament and stays fit, if the Lakers can land Dwight Howard, that would easily make them top contenders in the west, for now, with this present squad and situation, they would make the playoffs but nothing too exceptional, Kobe has nothing to prove to anyone,

Rookies to watch out for: Rubio(Minnesota Timberwolves), Jimmy Fredette ( Sacramento Kings) Kemba Walker, Augustine (Charlotte Bobcats) these talents are awesome and to imagine that all four are point guards makes me excited, Re: The NBA Begins by Mynd44: 7:08am On Dec 28, 2011

The players that left the Mavericks did that based on their own decision, they wanted a new adventure, they were never forced out, they were grateful and felt fulfilled after achieving the biggest ambition of any NBA player, they wanted something new, especially 2nd team players like JJ and stevenson, Caron Butler was injured all through last season.

As for the Lakers, i am sensing Kobe would soon voice his anger about the lack of depth in the squad, Paul Gasol is still not playing with his heart (still sulking), his movement on the court tells me he is holding a big grudge against the management for wanting to trade him to either Houston or the New Orleans, i just think they need a new team spirit, i would never lay a single blame on coach Larry Brown, he is doing his best based on the resources he has got, the Lakers need a major overhaul, Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) needs to step up (although he played better last night against Sacramento Kings), Bynum hopefully Matures with his temperament and stays fit, if the Lakers can land Dwight Howard, that would easily make them top contenders in the west, for now, with this present squad and situation, they would make the playoffs but nothing too exceptional, Kobe has nothing to prove to anyone,

Mark Cuban made a bone head decision by letting all those players go. C’mon he should have given this team a better opportunity to defend their crown. At the very least bring back Tyson and the rugged Butler. Odom and Carter are not gritty players and these are the kind of players the Mavs need to compete. Carter is a talented player but he will quit on you; that’s a given.