Earl Clark stepping up for Lakers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
February 6, 2013

NEW YORK -- Dwight Howard has already missed six games and counting this season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Pau Gasol has missed 13 because of various injuries and could miss a great de...
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kb2441 
Earl clark is definitely one of my favorite players..the dude works so hard but the biggest thing is he stays humble..in all his interviews he's very soft spoken, yeah he's from the hood but he carries himself better than most..I can't say enough of how happy I am for him..I just hope lakers management doesn't get cheap on him and won't pay him ~5mil/yr cuz with his talent he's got some money to make, as he is still pretty young, definitely a long term solution as MWP's replacement...does everything better than MWP other than post up and isn't nearly as strong but shoots better, quicker, more versatile & can guard 1-5, offensively no question has more to offer
202 Days ago
Chickism 
Earl the Pearl! Wait no... Earl the Whirl? Gotta love it when hard work pays off. And you gotta love any basketball player named Earl. The Lakers also just need the chemistry of a younger guy that works hard and gives energy in the lineup.
202 Days ago
DidYouSeeThat36 
Every year the Lakers have one of these not expected stand outs (Ariza, Brown, Barnes...) I sure hope Lakers choose to keep this one
202 Days ago
Josephs5921 
as much as I hate to give D'Antoni credit...he did give this guy the opportunity chance
202 Days ago
nimble1771 
Earlzilla!Now on to Boston.
202 Days ago
belly999 
hes better than blake griffin and josh smith. Fact
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namweezytran 
blake cant do $@%! except dunk. as you can see, the clippers arent $@%! without cp3
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belly999 
better jump shot than both. as good a defender as Josh and way better than blake. doesnt score because of kobe, nash, pau you clown tricks
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LAfanforlife805 
ok i say he josh smith like and has better skill sets then blake, because im not even sure blake has a jump shot yet
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LAfanforlife805 
ok lets not go that far. he not the scorer they are
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CordNova 
Player: Pau > Earl Starting lineup: Earl > Pau Nothing against Pau but the Lakers are a bit slow with the twin towers trying to share the court with a set of 17 seasoned guards and some World Peace.
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LAfanforlife805 
yea the reason they like cark to start, not because he better then pau. just because he a guy you can just have guard anyone on the court. pau cant do that. plus pau been better at center then PF this season
202 Days ago
theprodctz 
I liked the guy from his Magic days, and was disappointed to see him included in the Dwight trade. It's good to see him taking advantage of the minutes he's been getting this season.
202 Days ago
LAfanforlife805 
lakers are playing much better ball and it all started when kobe change his game. since then we beat teams like the thunder and nets
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DidYouSeeThat36 
All applies to this year...Kobe hasn't changed his game in 17 years, they still won
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LAfanforlife805 
earl is the player we want howard and pau to be. a guy who can rebound,score,play good defense and get a assist and steal from time to time
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FamousTG021287 
On top of it he has the assassin mentality, always trying to improve, not taking the game lightly.
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trojanfreek 
earl will continue to improve because his mindset is defense & rebounding before scoring...
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rehanarafi 
Btw, what happened to Morris and Ebanks? They're still with the roster or they have been relegated to D-league??
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ripvanwillie 
They both suck, why ask?
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LAfanforlife805 
they dont suck, morris just been in a struggle and meek been playing better and ebanks there just no min for him with clark and jamison doing well
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bfs4444 
Morris isn't an NBA player yet. No court vision...poor decision making. I do like how hard he works though.
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LAfanforlife805 
that for sure. he shown signs of a good player, just him on a fast break is bad.
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LAfanforlife805 
no they are on the roster they just dont play. since the DUI ebanks been in the dog house and with morris struggles meeks has taken his spot
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rehanarafi 
So can Earl Clark become the next Ariza for the Lakers? Both have very similar physique too.
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DidYouSeeThat36 
Biggest question is will the Lakers keep him. They seem to let unexpected talent go
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ripvanwillie 
I hope not. He's already better than Ariza ever was or will be.
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LAfanforlife805 
clark a better shooter then ariza tho
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BR1ANP4RK 
can we now start calling it the EARL CLARK trade instead of the Dwight Howard trade?
202 Days ago
doubleshot2011 
Just another tattoo'ed freak.
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