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Zagdog71
01-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Does anyone know what the team has been doing the last few days? I believe they went to a Lakers game and KP said they went to Venice Beach.

A trip to Disneyland? Universal Studios? Do they practice at Firestone or an off-campus location?

Hoopaholic
01-03-2013, 09:18 AM
did a little shopping at the third street promenade in Santa Monica

EagleFuzz
01-03-2013, 04:25 PM
did a little shopping at the third street promenade in Santa Monica

Stalker !!!!

Ekrub
01-03-2013, 04:47 PM
did a little shopping at the third street promenade in Santa Monica

Isn't that where all the street performers are?

jazzdelmar
01-03-2013, 04:51 PM
No, Venice Beach. Chalking sidewalks, juggling chainsaws. Freaky deaky.

Pangos4Three
01-03-2013, 07:26 PM
Here are some pics of what they have been doing. (Sorry if already posted somewhere, I know some with Howard were).

Przemek at Lakers game: http://instagram.com/p/T-We0qG4OC/
Drew and KP: http://instagram.com/p/T9eEfbkn8V/
http://instagram.com/p/T9cpf6En6c/
KP, Drew, Dwight Howard: http://instagram.com/p/T_gbKfknwJ/
KP, Drew, Kyle, Przemek: http://instagram.com/p/T_8A6xuUqK/
GLE, KO, GBJ, and E with Keith David: http://instagram.com/p/T_8hmrGRX8/
KP, GBJ, Drew, and Kyle: http://instagram.com/p/T-Xr4yOUgg/

raise the zag
01-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Here are some pics of what they have been doing. (Sorry if already posted somewhere, I know some with Howard were).

Przemek at Lakers game: http://instagram.com/p/T-We0qG4OC/
Drew and KP: http://instagram.com/p/T9eEfbkn8V/
http://instagram.com/p/T9cpf6En6c/
KP, Drew, Dwight Howard: http://instagram.com/p/T_gbKfknwJ/
KP, Drew, Kyle, Przemek: http://instagram.com/p/T_8A6xuUqK/
GLE, KO, GBJ, and E with Keith David: http://instagram.com/p/T_8hmrGRX8/
KP, GBJ, Drew, and Kyle: http://instagram.com/p/T-Xr4yOUgg/

AND we wonder why they played distracted?!

Good for the kids, time of their life, they deserve it, but c'mon, of course we were going to play dazed 'n confused after all that...sheesh.

ZagsGoZags
01-03-2013, 11:41 PM
same thing used to happen to me every xmas when I went home to Calif,

gee, T-shirts, summer weather in Dec? very distracting and always made me wonder if I lived in the right climate in winter

jazzdelmar
01-04-2013, 04:40 AM
same thing used to happen to me every xmas when I went home to Calif,

gee, T-shirts, summer weather in Dec? very distracting and always made me wonder if I lived in the right climate in winter

Wonder? 😜

Mojo13
01-04-2013, 08:33 AM
I live in Socal. Beauty and sunshine everywhere, but you pay for it with redonkulous housing prices, the highest taxes in the country, corrupt local gov't, awful traffic and generally crappy people (shallow, unfriendly, consumerists).

I miss the Pacific NW greatly - until I go back and get rained on for my entire visit.

I have a love/hate with Socal, always think about moving but never do. Especially in Dec/Jan when I can get out surfing or play beach vball.

I travel all over the U.S. for work - find something to love in every place I visit (usualy great food, friendly people and low cost of living), but I always seem happy landing in LAX getting off the plane to perfect 70-75 degrees and sunshine, no matter what time of year.

Dogtownkid
01-04-2013, 01:53 PM
In the last 15 years I taught in a suburb of Sacramento (Citrus Heights), I lost 5 students to murder. That will sour you on a place.

Mojo13
01-04-2013, 02:13 PM
No actually - that has never been my expierience.
I saw more regular violence up in the PacNW than I ever did in SoCal.
Maybe the time of my life is to blame - the teens and 20's is where you probably see more routine violence. But Socal has alway been very safe.

Hoopaholic
01-04-2013, 04:23 PM
And many many other crimes...such as random stop and douse homeless lady with gas and set her on fire...just because. ...southern cal is a dangerous area and far more so than pnw....opinion based upon in the tenches 29 years of front line hands on experience

bartruff1
01-04-2013, 05:32 PM
There are hundreds of Californias...from the Redwoods to the Palm Trees... from the City to the most remote backcountry....from beaches to glaciers.. and everything in between...

The only people that don't live there are the people that don't know about it and the people (like me) that can't afford it..

Take a drive around Monterey, visit San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara is epic, see the wine country, the gold country, Catalina.... Peperdine !!

ID ZAGFAN
01-04-2013, 05:53 PM
There are hundreds of Californias...from the Redwoods to the Palm Trees... from the City to the most remote backcountry....from beaches to glaciers.. and everything in between...

The only people that don't live there are the people that don't know about it and the people (like me) that can't afford it..

Take a drive around Monterey, visit Sait Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara is epic, see the wine country, the gold country, Catalina.... Peperdine !!

Not true.

I don't live there, and I know a lot about it having been there to visit family probably 20 times over the last 25 years and taken a couple of classes in Sonoma County. Have seen all you list and more--Redding, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Berkely, the Redwoods.

Main reasons I would never consider living there are that I like 4 seasons which you won't have unless you can afford to live in the mountains (and I couldn't afford that even in Colorado), I like the vegetation and wildlife we have in North Idaho (also western Montana,and western Wyoming where we also looked for our retirement property) , and most of California has far too much traffic and far too many people.

Of course, California is on a long list of states I would not want to live because they are too hot, too humid, have too many bugs, and too many people. And I have been to all of the states but Hawaii. The only reason we crossed Alaska off our list was that it is difficult for my sister to get good medical care in Fairbanks, and even traveling to Anchorage, which would not work for me

ZaGranny

MDABE80
01-04-2013, 05:59 PM
All I can know is that 68-70 and pure Sun this week has done me good. All new adventures PLUS it's stays light longer. 5 pm with a beautiful gold ball dropping into the sea. God don't make junk fellas. Everything is good when it comes to nature.

bartruff1
01-04-2013, 06:15 PM
There are Californias that have four seasons...it has everything the PNW has times 10 and 1000 things the PNW doesn't have
....it is the most diverse (culturally, ethnically, geographically, historically...anyally)..You can find every State in California.....if I had $15 million I would live there in a New York Minute....

Angelo Roncalli
01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
There are Californias that have four seasons...it has everything the PNW has times 10 and 1000 things the PNW doesn't have
....it is the most diverse (culturally, ethnically, geographically, historically...anyally)..You can find every State in California.....if I had $15 million I would live there in a New York Minute....

It doesn't have the Salish Sea, Bart. The Bay doesn't come close.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/428069_10150625403566273_764077792_n.jpg

ID ZAGFAN
01-04-2013, 06:28 PM
Well, if I had $15 million, I'd live in Fairbanks, because I could afford to fly to Seattle for medical treatment.

ZaGranny

bartruff1
01-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Well...I will grant you that California doesn't have the Puget Sound... that is truly unique and of course there are other special places in the PNW and in the world ...

but it has places that you can boat in comfort 12 months of the year...

now really...California has unmatched diversity...nearly 15 degrees of coast and mountains... and from below sea level (death valley) to the crest of the Sierras....and that means diverse flora and fauna ....

I love Wenatchee and the PNW....but...California is amazing...it is just so damn expensive and far from my family and friends..

I love to spend winters there...

ZagsGoZags
01-04-2013, 06:59 PM
well, back to the point,
I imagine the sun and warm temperatures around Pepperdine took some of the steam and vinegar out of some of the fellows for awhile.

To their credit most of them seemed to get back into their basketball heads in time

MDABE80
01-04-2013, 08:28 PM
Like the team, I can't wait to get back to the snow and cold to get me re focused!;)

DixieZag
01-04-2013, 08:49 PM
Right about 1915, I think, the Los Angeles area had to have been the most singular beautiful place on earth. But, right about that same time, everybody figured that out and spent the next 100 years moving there.

Everybody is different, I lived in downtown SF for 3 years and I met many people there that considered the LA area the essence of hell.

MDABE80
01-04-2013, 08:56 PM
In the 60's I was told (by my grandpa) that the basin should max out at 950 K people. Now it's 9 million.......it has lost it's appeal for some. It was heavenly then though. Just for today though, we have a wonderful run of 60's and Sun with some pretty clear skies. I loved SF when I was there primarily because of it's diversity. Two entirely different towns. Lots to like in both places. It's like two flavors, Some like one and others like the other flavor.
One week of winter break ( to do some consulting work) does me some good.

CaliforniaZaggin'
01-04-2013, 09:05 PM
I like it here. It's nice.

Mojo13
01-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Right about 1915, I think, the Los Angeles area had to have been the most singular beautiful place on earth. But, right about that same time, everybody figured that out and spent the next 100 years moving there.

Everybody is different, I lived in downtown SF for 3 years and I met many people there that considered the LA area the essence of hell.

Lol. That is such a NorCal vs SoCal thing. For some reason NorCal'r think SoCal is hell and SoCal'rs don't even think about NorCal.
It is the ignored little brother chippyness. Seen it a billion times. Canadians with the US. Kiwis with Aussies etc, etc.

bartruff1
01-05-2013, 04:32 AM
Well, if I had $15 million, I'd live in Fairbanks, because I could afford to fly to Seattle for medical treatment.

ZaGranny Just call Executive Flight in East Wenatchee (855,medflight) and there will be a 35A there to take you anywhere in the world. Of course, they will need your credit card number !!!

Hoopaholic
01-05-2013, 10:12 AM
I look forward to my temporary assignment being done in la and getting back to my house in eastern Washington where my nearest neighbor is mile away and it is gods country