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This Lakers forum here at BasketballForum.com has never had the sheer quantity of posters that most of the other fan forums that you are familar with have had. But I can say that without question, it has consistently had the best and most decorated group of posters around. From the days of posters feuding over who the better player was between Marcus Douthit and Brian Cook to a poster putting up a video clip of him taking a power slap to the face due to a lost bet pertaining to Andrew Bynum, there has been a unique crowd here to enjoy it all. While the overall crowd around here has changed and fluctuated several times over the years, no single contributor has been forgotten. This thread is an ode to all of you. Many of the posters below are active posters around here. If you are lurking about, feel free to acknowledge your presence in this thread. If you are still in contact with other former posters, tell them the same. As you know there have been so many different posters that have come through the Lakers forum, that a few names have inevitably left off of this thread. For that I apologize. PLEASE send me a simple Private Message and I will make sure that you are added to your rightful spot on this list. I have asked Jamel Irief to put together the history of the Lakers Forum since he is the longest tenured active poster here. As all of you Laker fans know, dealing with haters and trolls is a necessary part of our fanhood, plain and simple. Therefore, Cap will be putting together his recollection of some of the finest trolls over the years and how a standard hater is dealt with. Lastly, we would like to have all of you posting actively as this is an exciting time for the Lakers and all of us should experience it together. So feel free to get back into the posting groove. :D

And for all of you new posters and guests, feel free to PM me and I will add you to the list as well. All Lakers forum posters have been accepted as family over the years(even the annoying ones) and you will be too. If you have any thoughts or memories that you would like to contribute to this thread, proceed right ahead. Thanks to everyone for your past contributions, and here is to a renaissance and bright future of the Lakers forum. :cheers:
 

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afobisme
Registered On: April 2006
afob is a poster who will proudly discuss and say what most other posters steer clear from. He is not a poster that will intentionally stir the pot, but afob does not shy away from a controversial viewpoint or discussion.

Bartholomew Hunt
Registered On: March 2003
BH has been around a while, though I think he went with a bit of a lurker phase and had a different username. If this board had a captain it would be Bart, or maybe the HR director of the board. He has the unique ability to blend his conversational style depending on what the topic of conversation is or who it is with. Not to mention he is the go-to guy for one liners and troll removal. (thanks jamel)

Basel
Registered On: March 2005
Basel is the most active and dedicated poster on BBF, bar none. In a relatively short period of time, he went from an active and solid poster on the Lakers Forum, to a Supporting Member, to a Lakers Forum Moderator, to a Community Moderator, and is now an Administrator of BBF. He is the force that drives BBF. Despite the new Admin duties, Basel is still the most active poster on the Lakers Forum. He also takes a lot of ****. :laugh:

Brian34Cook
Registered On: March 2003
B34Cook is the ONLY reason why I wish Brian Cook was still on this team. For a long time, he was the guy that made sure the Lakers Forum was up to date with all of the latest Lakers news. B34Cook was also the pioneer of the badass looking game thread. He stood true to his Fighting Illini roots and followed Cook to the Magic, and then to the Rockets. But he will always be considered one of the more valuable posters we have had around here since the start.

Cap
Registered On: November 2003
Cap, formerly EHL, is one of the longer tenured posters around the Lakers Forum. He is most known for his tendancy to make Lakers haters look absolutely foolish whether it is on this forum, or BBF General. If you want to see how to deal with a troll, refer to Cap. His knowledge and wit have been huge for this forum over the years. Cap is also a former Moderator.

ceejaynj
Registered On: October 2005
Ceejay has been around the Lakers Forum for quite some time now. While he is not a post whore so to speak, ceejay has consistently posted for each and every season, whether the Lakers performed well or not. His favorite all-time Laker was Connie Hawkins. He is generally regarded as an even keel poster not prone to meltdowns like so many of us. :D

clien
Registered On: June 2005
Like so many of us around here, clien has not posted much due to demands from work and school. He is a quality poster and a quality Lakers fan. Clien suffered with us during the Finals last season, and I'm fairly certain he will somehow find some time to spend some time on the Lakers Forum for the postseason.

compsciguy78
Registered On: December 2002
Compsciguy is probably not what many of us would consider to be a popular member of the Lakers Forum. :laugh: But I still consider him to be a part of this place. He was known to change opinions often while playing Devil's Advocate, but there was definitely no shortage of posts and controversy included with his threads.

Cris
Registered On: June 2003
Cris registered right around the same time I did and holds claim to over 17,000 posts. I consider him to be the Derek Fisher of the forum. Cris began posting on the Lakers Forum as a young teenager and eventual became a Moderator. He left for a short time due to off the forum demands, but is now back as a Mod and acts as one of the stabilizing forces of the Lakers Forum. Whether this place is peaking with activity or running a little slow, Cris and his dry, clever wit will be here. He was also a willing witness and encourager of my drunken rampages and contests during Lakers games on AIM and the forum, and for that I thank him. :cheers:

CubanLaker
Registered On: July 2005
CubanLaker is one of those posters that really separates a boring forum from one that you can call home. He is one of the better posters this place has had and is one of the biggest Bynum homers around as witnessed by his willingness to take a slap in the face after betting that Drew would in fact return for the 2007/2008 season (he didn't). You can see the video below on the Youtube link. Before that, CubanLaker also participated in a radio station contest in which him and his girl would be awarded with a vacation if he were to get the most votes as the "best looking couple". This turned into a BBF site wide effort, until he eventually finished second to some computer nerd couple. Good times though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW48bmGfaVs

Damian Necronamous
Registered On: June 2002
Damian came board the Lakers Forum very early on, and is truly one of the posters that you associate with this place right off hand. He is most known for some of the greatest and most explosive rants regarding player performance, coaching, and officiating that you will ever see on a game thread. Some were offended, but most of us just laughed because we have always known that Damian is one of the top fans and posters to ever step foot on the Lakers Forum. He is also known for his realistic and detailed roster retooling plans over the years and to this day, has kept an updated Lakers depth chart in his signature.

DANNY
Registered On: August 2005
Danny is flat out one of popular and hilarious posters on the Lakers Forum. He once prefaced one of his ideas by notifying all of us that he thought of it while on the crapper and featured a signature that explained his posting nature through a parody of Kobe's "Love me or hate me." commercials. Many of his posts are off the wall funny, but danny would often drop one of the best posts of the year which is a tribute to his top knowledge as a Lakers fan. I hope he finds plenty of time during the '09 postseason to talk Lakers basketball with us.

DaRizzle
Registered On: May 2007
DaRizz was one of the true characters of the Lakers Forum and BBF in general. Unfortunately, he was permanently banned from BBF, but most everybody around here will remember him as a popular and often times entertaining poster. DaRizz once posted a youtube video of himself performing a karaoke version of "Baby Got Back" at a wedding and featured a Jessica Alba GIF in his signature that made it damn near impossible to scroll past.

Update: DaRizzle is back! A reformed DaRizz is comparable to a restrained Happy Gilmore. Welcome back. :cheers:

Darth Bryant
Registered On: January 2005
Formerly CDRacing. I have always thought of Darth Bryant as one of the best posters around the Lakers Forum at any given time. He is extremely knowledgeable and will always bring across his view in a well thought out and objective manner. Before this season, CDR became a Moderator of the Lakers Forum and once stated, "I have been a mod for 48 hours and I'm already better than Basel." He knows the game and knows the Lakers, and will hopefully remain a Moderator for years to come.

elcap15
Registered On: August 2006
Elcap is another one of the better posters and fans on the Lakers Forum. He is known for reasonable viewpoints and a tendency to express his viewpoint with no sugarcoating. Elcap was also one of the first posters to be recognized as, Lakers Forum Poster of the Week.

Eternal
Registered On: September 2005
Eternal was a Moderator for an extended period of time on the Lakers Forum. Unfortunately, life came calling and he is not able to post as often as he did. But Eternal will always be regarded as a top poster who can still hold claim to the coolest and most intricate game threads in BBF history. He also shares the same warped sense of humor that the Lakers Forum is known for. In fact, he was one of the leaders in forum edits as a mod? I wonder why. :D I hope that he is able to find some time to join us for the postseason.

Ghiman
Registered On: May 2003
Ghiman was a longtime Moderator of the Lakers Forum. As far as I know, he is the originator of the famed, spankin' belly Shaq avatar. He was always one of the best around here and that is no exaggeration. It is nice to see him come across his old stomping grounds ever so often. If you're reading this Ghiman, get your *** back on this forum!

Jamel Irief
Registered On: May 2002
Jamel has been on BBF since the beginning (back when it was BBoards and well before). He is a basketball historian by all accounts who has a knack for seeing the longterm trends of a team and its fans. I have always enjoyed his ability to relate the past to the present and draw connections in everything. He brings a sense of nostalgia around the Lakers Forum and is not too old to provide the same in depth posts for today's Lakers. Jamel is also the biggest Sedale Threatt fan on the planet.

jazzy1
Registered On: July 2002
jazzy is another one of the grizzled veterans of the forum. He calls it like he sees it and has no qualms about going through a long-winded discussion if another poster challenges his viewpoint. Jazzy has a great knowledge of the past and present of Lakers basketball and NBA basketball for that matter.

JT
Registered On: March 2004
Formerly sherako. He has made a mini-resurgence on the Lakers forum and that is a good thing. He once summed up his thoughts on the Lakers during the Rudy T era by stating, "lamar is still excited over the legalization news from denver, smush can't be relied on, mihm is mihm, and kwame is kwame. my solution? trade the lakers and get a whole new team.". :laugh:

KennethTo
Registered On: June 2002
Kenneth is one of those posters who is so adamant about certain things, that he becomes identified with them. Accordingly, he has ruffled a few feathers with his dislike of Derek Fisher, but most posters understand that although he can separate emotional attachment to players, Kenneth is an avid Lakers fan just like all of us. He also used to play Earth 2025, which was a big part of my younger days. :D

KDOS
Registered On: November 2005
Formerly KOBEDUNKEDONSHAQ. KDOS has been of the most well-liked and respected posters since registering with BBF. He has not posted much on the Lakers Forum this season, but I'm hoping that will change with the postseason. If anybody is in contact with KDOS, get him back where he belongs. He was the first to deem Kwame Brown as, "Cakeboy", and is responsible for one of the most popular threads around BBF, the "Fact or Fiction" thread.

koberules24
Registered On: November 2006
His time on Lakers Forum was short lived, but it was never uninteresting. Every Lakers forum has the cast of die hard Kobe jockers. Our forum has had mostly down-to-earth, Lakers first fans, but this guy was our Kobe homer. :D His rants and conspiracy theories were always worthy of entertainment.

Kobesthegoat
Registered On: July 2005
I originally thought he was a newer poster, but Kobesthegoat is actually a near four year veteran of the Lakers Forum. He makes an appearance in some game threads throughout the course of the season and hopefully will be able to join us more in the postseason. He also scores points for referring to Brook Lopez as a certified D-bag. :laugh:

Laker Freak
Registered On: July 2003
LF is a former Moderator of the Lakers Forum and definitely one of the legends around here. Notably, he was the first that I know of to bring to the forefront Fisher's tendency to make a long jumpshot with one foot on the three point line EVERY game. He was also known to make a wicked gamethread in his prime. We haven't seen LF much in the past few years. If you are reading this, calmly sign in and give us a post or two.... or a hundred. :D

Locke
Registered On: June 2003
Locke is another legend and former Moderator of the Lakers Forum. He hasn't started in a thread in roughly 2 and a half years and that's unfortunate. For those that didn't know him, he really was one of the best posters and mods on BBoards. Locke was a dedicated mod as witnessed by the fact that he helped run the Shoes and Uni's forum, and did a solid job at it while balancing his duties as a Lakers mod. If anybody still has contact with Locke, please send forth an invite to join us again.

Lynx
Registered On: March 2004
Yet another Lakers Forum legend. Lynx still graces us with his presence ever so often and is one of the few brave members of BBF to include his pic as his forum avatar. :laugh: Lynx is also one of the few who makes the extra effort to boost the non sports related forums around BBF. He once posted a thread about a man who broke into his neighbor's house because he thought a woman was being raped. It turned out that the neighbor was just watching a porno. :laugh:

Mojopin
Registered On: October 2008
Mojopin is a good poster who keeps a gamethread active. He uses real life knowledge and applies it to the Lakers as witnessed by his predictions and insight into Bynum's most recent injury. Mojo has been known to give Derek Fisher a hard time as well. :D

nguyen_milan
Registered On: June 2005
Nguyen_milan has joined BBF right after the conclusion of the dismal 2004/2005 season. He has been with us through the thick and thin. He is a soccer fan(obviously) and was one of the most outspoken against dealing both Bynum and Odom for Jermaine O'Neal when the Kobe trade fiasco went down. Nice foresight nguyen_milan. We've all come a long way since those days.

OMGBaselRocks!
Registered On: September 2006
DaRizzle's *****.

PauloCatarino
Registered On: May 2003
Paulo is an old timer who is a pure basketball historian. He often participates in debates pertaining to the past and present, often referring to less seasoned posters as, "young grasshopper". Paulo can tell you as as much about George Mikan as he can Shaquille O'Neal. His disdain for Kevin Garnett used to be frowned upon until the loud mouth donned a Celtics uniform. The only thing Paulo needs to improve as a Lakers fan is a surprise appearance in the gamethreads ever so often. :D

Pinball
Registered On: August 2002
Pinball is another one of the old geezers of the Lakers Forum. He does not hang around much these days, but it is still a very respected member and poster. Pinball was always somewhat of an ambassador from the Lakers Forum to NBA General, etc. I hope to see him around in the postseason.

Plastic Man
Registered On: November 2004
The Slovenian sensation! I'm not sure whether or not he is named after Stacy Augmon, but he is one of the top posters on BBF and the Lakers Forum. In several instances, Plastic Man stayed awake until three or four in the morning just to catch the Lakers game and hang out on the gamethread with us. And who can forget his patented signature which sat below quoted posts of known trolls: BasketBallBoards.net: where "sometimes you just have to realize that you have no clue what the **** you're talking about" happens.

Ron
Registered On: May 2002
It is only fitting that the founder of this site was a Lakers fan. Ron founded what we now call BasketballForum.com nearly seven years ago to this day.

Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!

Hearing it tonight in Portland reminded me how it all started...with bitter Boston fans chanting it while getting their clock cleaned in the 1982 ECF by Philadelphia.

Well, Philadelphia didn't "beat L.A." that year, and that chant has been cursed ever since.
Ron doesn't post anymore unfortunately. His forum has seen the ups and downs and I'm sure in private, he has been there for all of it.

Yet the chant made a comeback...with the Blazers up in 2OT with 2.2 seconds to go, and then again 1.0 seconds to go, still chanting as Kobe threw up the rainmaker, AND...

...SILENCE from the coward's throats. Yes, you could hear the proverbial pin drop.

But no more chanting...not this evening, not in the coward's den.
S2theONIC
Registered On: December 2006
S2theONIC registered in late 2006 and has been a valuable poster around the Lakers Forum. He posted the infamous, "waaazzzuuupp" Suns vs. Lakers intro on KCAL featuring Horry, Fox, Fisher, Shaq, Harper, and Chick Hearn. He sports BASEL SUCKS smilies in his avatar proving his worth as a poster. We know he will be around for the postseason stretch.

Scuall
Registered On: July 2002
I did not realize that Scuall had been a member of this forum for so long. He is likely one of the most cultured members of BBF has witnessed by the fact that he has made a post in eight different countries. Scuall spends a lot of time on EBB, the collegiate forums, and the video games forum. He cites his saddest moments of Lakers history as the day Magic retired and the day Chicken Hearn passed away.

Sean
Registered On: June 2002
Sean is the Godfather of the Lakers Forum, plain and simple. He was the original winner of the short-lived, Lakers Forum Poster of the Week. Sean is a former longtime Moderator of the Lakers Forum and usually symbolized the near beginning of each season when he would posted every Laker related article and practice report. Sean was one of the first posters of the Lakers Forum back in the BBoards days. He has a family and all that good stuff now, but always manages to find a bit of time to pop in a few posts.

shobe42
Registered On: June 2002
shobe42 has been a poster since the very beginning. He is a Chicagoan Lakers fan currently living in Israel. Even from overseas, he still made posts asking the best way to catch the Lakers game. He was also one of the very first to call for extended playing time for Andrew Bynum. :D

Silk D
Registered On: February 2006
Silk D hasn't been around in a month or so, but I anticipate that we will see him again come postseason. He has always been one of the most reasonable and even keel posters around the Lakers Forum over the years. He has posted on BBF since 2006. Also, Silk D kept us from jumping off the deep end after Bynum's injury back in late January with his knowledge of lower limb anatomy and physiology. Essentially, he broke down the extent and prognosis of the injury and ended up being right!

Steez
Registered On: November 2002
Steez is a poster I wish would hang around the Lakers Forum more often. He is a quality and versatile poster who finds time for every section of BBF. He broke the story of Kobe's first MVP selection last season. With eery foresight, Steez posted a thread pertaining to Pau Gasol demanding a trade while still in Memphis. He is a former Moderator of NBA General. Steez notified us all that birds and bees may be gay and once locked his keys in his cars with his spare keys in the glove box.

sylaw
Registered On: November 2002
Sylaw is another geezer of BBF. Actually, his lone thread started on the Lakers Forum was back in 2002 when the Lakers began the season like dog ****. He pitched the idea of drafting Lebron James. :laugh: He actually has just over 300 posts in nearly seven years of posting, but has reemerged in recent game threads, and we are proud to have him.

SoCalFan21
Registered On: July 2004
SoCalFan is another one of the old links to the good ole' days. He is a former Moderator of the Niners forum I believed, and one of the first to sport the trademarked pink color of an Assistant Moderator. He does post every now and then and has no problem airing out his opinion whether it be the Lakers Forum or NBA General. SoCal is a good fan and poster.

The One
Registered On: July 2005
The One is always good for a quality post on the Lakers Forum. He is no stranger to long-winded posts without letting opposition deter is argument. He is a good poster for BBF. The One was always one of the final supporters of Kwame Brown and supported Cakeboy until the very end. :D He was a deserving winner of the Lakers Forum Poster of the Month Award back in the day.

thug_immortal8
Registered On: December 2004
Thug_immortal wasn't even 16 when he joined BBF. Like many of us, he has aged with the forum. His favorite all-time player is some guy named Kobe Bryant. More often than not, he is a lurker, but thug_immortal makes his few posts worth reading. If not on the basketball forums, he can be found around the Hip Hop forum. Thug_immortal has been on a sabbatical for the past year and a half, but has recently resurfaced and we're glad to have him back.

Unique
Registered On: April 2005
Unique, formerly Lakermike, is a legend. He has been through some tough times in life, but sticks with us to discuss Laker basketball. :D He is one of he few posters that can liven up a whole thread just by making a simple one sentence post. Everybody appreciates this former Laker Forum and current Community Moderator. He goes to games quite a bit which is bull**** because I don't. He was one of the originals in the never ending battle of competitive **** talk between Laker mods and posters. :laugh: Who can forget the famous, "Cris sucks?" thread?

VanillaPrice
Registered On: December 2008
VP joined in December of 2008 and is already a Moderator of NBA General. He is a fast, up and coming poster and will remain valuable to the Lakers Forum. He is always active in the gamethreads even in the slower days of the regular season. VP once accused Gasol of using HGH and other steroids since the onset of his career.

Wilt_The_Stilt
Registered On: June 2002
Wilt has been around the Lakers Forum for a long damn time. Not only is he one of the forefathers, he is still an active, quality poster. He has always been known as a poster who will go against the grain, but do so in a respectable manner(as witnessed by his opposition to the signings of Walton and Fisher respectively). That's why Wilt is so respected around here. Back in 2004, he debunked the myth that Scottie Pippen shutdown Magic Johnson in the '91 Finals.
 

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Awesome work, BH. Thanks for doing this! Only thing is you should've included yourself among the posters listed. :cheers:
 

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"He once posted a thread about a man who broke into his neighbor's house because he thought a woman was being raped. It turned out that the neighbor was just watching a porno"

LMAO

I actually used to post here back in the day under a different account. Can't remember the name though. I also ran a keeper league (immaturely, I should add). Then I lurked for a few years to see the Laker updates.
 

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Wow... i cant believe ive been here for 4 yrs
 

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Lol

I figured out my old name and searched my posts. Man, I said some stupid things back then lol.

I've been here for seven years.
 

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What was your old name?
 

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ghettobryant

I was like 13 or 14 at that time
 

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:laugh:

Nice username.

Man, imagine if we got all these posters on here consistently - what the hell happened?
 

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Wow, you asked for my help but it's hard to top that. Only person you really forgot was Ron, the founder of this site. But I'll see where I can help.
 

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BH, Oh my :laugh:

First of all, thanks for putting together this thread. Hehe..Yeah..we are both Lakers and Cubs fan for life, and you know it. And yes, I am not afraid to show off my face. :D

p.s. Crazy that it's been five years that I've been on this forum. Time sure does fly by. I am not online that often but you know when I am..I always go to the Lakers forum..because this is the best forum on the site. Heck, the guy who came up with this, Ron, is a Lakers fan, too.

We Rock, baby!
 

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haha enjoyed reading this. thanks BH.

you forgot THE ONE

make sure you put this under his description.

created one of the most ridiculous personal forum called THE ONE'S PALACE. advocated postwhoring for a lame clipper fan who shall be anonymous.
One of the most knowledgeable laker fan on this board. likes to create his own thread after a game which were very insightful yet so long it made you fall asleep.

also for cap (formerly known as EHL)
banned fan favorite dannyM for calling the kings the queens during the 05-6 season. how terrible.
 

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Outstanding, BH

Even though I haven been able to post here as often as I'd like to anymore, I still consider you guys family .... ;)
 

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haha enjoyed reading this. thanks BH.

you forgot THE ONE

make sure you put this under his description.

created one of the most ridiculous personal forum called THE ONE'S PALACE. advocated postwhoring for a lame clipper fan who shall be anonymous.
One of the most knowledgeable laker fan on this board. likes to create his own thread after a game which were very insightful yet so long it made you fall asleep.
LOLOL. He has me up there.

He should also put that I lost numerous Bynum Bets
 

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Outstanding summary.
 

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Bart Hunt: Registered March 2003. Has been around a while, though I think he went with a bit of a lurker phase and had a different username. If this board had a captain it would be Bart, or maybe the HR director of the board. He ha the unique ability to blend his conversational style depending on what the topic of conversation is or who it is with. Not to mention he is the go-to guy for one liners and troll removal.
 
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