OT: Lakers thus far ... 16 home games, 4 away

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  1. SodaPopinski

    SodaPopinski Tigers love pepper

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    And their road games have been against Oklahoma Shitty (narrow win), Houston (narrow win), Denver (got fucking owned), and Golden State (nice win).

    Not sure how many dicks at the league office Jeanne Buss had to suck to get this early season schedule, but I can't wait until the latter part of the season, when these guys will basically be living out of suitcases. Then I won't have to hear the pundits slobbering all over their jocks. Let's be honest ... who wouldn't dominate the schedule they've had?
     
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  3. SodaPopinski

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    Ummm ... they have three more wins than us, playing a cream puff schedule. We're out five guys to major injuries, trying to integrate a bunch of new lineups.

    I know the majority of this board loves to hate the Blazers, but think again.
     
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    You are aware the reason why they have a home-heavy schedule is because of all the other events that are going on at Staples this time of year, correct? I'm sure if they had a choice, they'd have played more than 4 roadies this year, that way they didn't have to play so many in the latter stages of the season. It'll even out here soon though, I believe 8 of our next 9 are roadies. And for what it's worth, I think the Lakers would still be where they're at record-wise. They're clearly the best team in the NBA right now and have blown out every opponent on this recent 10 game win streak with the exception of Miami.
     
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    Wait, they play a lot of home games right now, because there are a lot of other events going on at the Staples center right now? Wanna try again?
     
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    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    What is going on at Staples these days? I don't know, just asking.

    They obviously have a lot of long road trips ahead. This works out perfect for Kobe, he can start where Tiger Woods left off.
     
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    Lakers usually have a heavy home schedule every season. Lakers had the best road record last season at 29-12 so I'm not worried about it. The key is going to be staying healthy and consistent bench play. This is a team with a purpose again this season and they don't have any chemistry issues.
     
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    The John Wooden Classic.
     
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    No, that's basically what's happening.

    Please, humor me. Why in the HELL would you want to play so many roadies down the stretch? Sure, it's nice to have all these home games early, but no one wants to be on the road at the end of the season in big games. No one. Beyond that, they're going to have a ton of long road trips because of this, again, something no one wants. If you really think it's a conspiracy and the Lakers want all these home games early, you're crazy.

    And I really don't know what's going on at Staples since I'm in Iowa, that's just what I've heard from the news and I believe a few other Laker fans have mentioned it as well.
     
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    I agree, I'd prefer it the opposite. But your explanation for it makes no sense. They are playing at home, because other events are there?
    See, the Bulls always have a long ROAD TRIP in November, because something else(the circus) is at the United Center. So how does it make sense that the reason they are at home is all the other events?

    I was just making a little joke. I don't think it's a conspiracy at all. I'd rather struggle early and finish strong at home then the opposite, and have to deal with long road trips late in the season, when guys might start to wear down a bit.
     
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    I'm not hating, just saying the Lakers are a great team - home or away. They were 29-12 on the road last year, and they look even better this year.

    I don't think even a healthy Blazer team would have gone through the first 20 games the Lakers played 17-3, but that' not hating on them.
     
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    Ummmm, teams go on road trips when there are other events going on in their arena.
     
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    As Shape mentioned, the John Wooden Classic is going on there. You also have to realize that the LA Kings and the Clipps play there too.
     
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    I think what he meant is that the "other events" are STARTING now, and that's why the Lakers will be hitting the road (and played a large portion of their home games early)

    I don't know if that is true or not.
     
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    82 games, thanks to the refs.
     
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    Yes, I realize that other teams play there. Which is why playing a home heavy schedule when there are other events going on makes no sense.
     
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    Don't forget to include the playoffs.
     
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    There will be other events going on, I should have made myself more clear.

    It would suck to be whoever has to come up with the schedule for Staples, juggling between 3 teams and other stuff.
     
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    I can just never understand, forthem, and especially for the Bulls, how they don't get top priority at the building, and often get screwed with bad schedules.
     
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    The league should force the Clippers to move. There are other cities that need teams.
     

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