Lakers vs. Celtics

Never agree to 3 points on top of the vig.
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Ugly.
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Very ugly, but not that I'm minding at all! 8)

Who's MVP, Pierce or Allen?
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At least it was close.

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Sorry Grammy.

:D
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That was very sad.

However, the next half a decade looks great.
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It certainly does look good for the Cs, yes.

--J.D.

P.S. Man, I did not predict THAT.
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http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Glob ... 4_0659.jpg

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Glob ... 7_1098.jpg

"I told them defense was important."

Though my favorite is:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Glob ... 4_4350.jpg

--J.D.
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Post by izittrue »

17th win on the 17th day...hmm it is all about 17
The only thing I said is they would not cut the lead to 10 points...that was with 11 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
I don't want to say anything...but...Kobe is not like Mike.
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I don't want to say anything...but...Kobe is not like Mike.
No, he most certainly isn't.

The problem has been that the NBA has so desperately wanted there to be a "next Michael Jordan" and so have touted Kobe to be just that.

There are very few players who are at that level or who approach that level, and Kobe isn't one of them.
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Doctor X wrote:http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Glob ... 7_1098.jpg

"I told them defense was important."
Guess he should have taken the advice himself......


Anyway Congrats Celts.
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ck wrote:
I don't want to say anything...but...Kobe is not like Mike.
No, he most certainly isn't.

The problem has been that the NBA has so desperately wanted there to be a "next Michael Jordan" and so have touted Kobe to be just that.

There are very few players who are at that level or who approach that level, and Kobe isn't one of them.
LeBron could be in that category, but like Jordan, he needs a good supporting cast to flourish properly.
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izittrue wrote: I don't want to say anything...but...Kobe is not like Mike.
Well he doesn't have a gambling problem but they do both practice adultery...hmm.

Sure Kobe is not Mike and Mike is not Kobe but so what? He's still one of the best players ever.
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ck wrote:
I don't want to say anything...but...Kobe is not like Mike.
No, he most certainly isn't.

The problem has been that the NBA has so desperately wanted there to be a "next Michael Jordan" and so have touted Kobe to be just that.

There are very few players who are at that level or who approach that level, and Kobe isn't one of them.
That's only true if you hate Kobe for some reason. So it sounds like a personal problem.
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Actually, that is a fairly objective assessment of Kobe.

Whether or not it is his fault that sportswriters and fans keep raising the "Who is the Next Michael?" question, the answer is it clearly is not Kobe.

His personal problems, his inability to be a team player, et cetera merely compounds the problem.

Does not mean he suddenly "sucks" as a player; he is just not as good as some would like him to be--who is?--nor as he thinks he is.

--J.D.
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Grammatron wrote:
Sure Kobe is not Mike and Mike is not Kobe but so what? He's still one of the best players ever.
yes you are correct he is one of the best players...and as Doc x states it's not Kobe's fault that people/sportwriters want him to be the next Mike...
I was just sayin' that he ain't...
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The local news sports reported just said that Vegas already has the Lakers as the favorites for next years championship.

Were they watching?
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Evolver wrote:The local news sports reported just said that Vegas already has the Lakers as the favorites for next years championship.

Were they watching?
They might be piling on Bynum here but he is a huge difference on the court. Also as a young team Lakers just got a crash course on what's needed to get to the Finals AND win it. I could see how they can be favorites next year.
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Grammatron wrote: They might be piling on Bynum here but he is a huge difference on the court. Also as a young team Lakers just got a crash course on what's needed to get to the Finals AND win it. I could see how they can be favorites next year.
I dunno. Gasol, Vujo... Vagisil... whatever his name is, and Radmanovic didn't seem to have what it takes. And Kobe doesn't appear to be enough of a leader to draw the team together.
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Evolver wrote:
Grammatron wrote: They might be piling on Bynum here but he is a huge difference on the court. Also as a young team Lakers just got a crash course on what's needed to get to the Finals AND win it. I could see how they can be favorites next year.
I dunno. Gasol, Vujo... Vagisil... whatever his name is, and Radmanovic didn't seem to have what it takes. And Kobe doesn't appear to be enough of a leader to draw the team together.
Gasol was just not Physical enough for Boston, he needs to hit the gym for a bit. Vujacic is great, but his freshness made him a bit too trigger happy. Radmanovic...well he shoots a good 3 now and then but is useless for everything else. Maybe if he improved his D game he'd be something but as one of my friends put it, "There's nothing Rad about Radmanovic" :)

Kobe...well Kobe is Kobe and really he didn't do anything bad in the series. I have no worries with the Lakers. No one expected them in the finals this year and now everyone is expecting them to take it all in '09. The future looks bright :)
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Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .

--J.D.
Please, I bet you right now they are not making it to the Finals next year.
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Grammatron wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .

--J.D.
Please, I bet you right now they are not making it to the Finals next year.
Pretty sure they're not winning, which is why I was glad they did it this year.

LA has some competition in a number of other young up and coming teams, so it's definitely not a shoe-in for them either.
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ck wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .

--J.D.
Please, I bet you right now they are not making it to the Finals next year.
Pretty sure they're not winning, which is why I was glad they did it this year.

LA has some competition in a number of other young up and coming teams, so it's definitely not a shoe-in for them either.
Assuming everyone stays health, they only team I would worry about is NO, the rest....meh, not impressed.
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Grammatron wrote:
ck wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .

--J.D.
Please, I bet you right now they are not making it to the Finals next year.
Pretty sure they're not winning, which is why I was glad they did it this year.

LA has some competition in a number of other young up and coming teams, so it's definitely not a shoe-in for them either.
Assuming everyone stays health, they only team I would worry about is NO, the rest....meh, not impressed.
Indeed.
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Grammatron wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Not as bright as the shine on that trophy the Celtics will win next year. . . .
Please, I bet you right now they are not making it to the Finals next year.
The Lakers?

I do not know, they could get lucky.

--J.D.
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Your coach also has reservations:
"We have to get some players if we're going to come back and repeat, to have that kind of aggressiveness that we need."

--Phil Jackson
"Get some players."

Well . . . I suppose if they can "get some players" the Lakers might have a chance.

--J.D.
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Like I said, I'm willing to make a bet.

How about this: If Celtic make it again and win I'll switch to Mac. If Laker win you switch to Windows :twisted:
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That would be like me proposing if I win I get Nicole Kidman and if you win you get Rosie O'Donnell.

I am all into friendly wagers, but a year is a long time.

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:That would be like me proposing if I win I get Nicole Kidman and if you win you get Rosie O'Donnell.

I am all into friendly wagers, but a year is a long time.

--J.D.
The ball is in your court.
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Think of a realistic stake.

Probably have to do it like football wagers--one that gets furtherest in the playoffs win. If both teams get eliminated in the same round it is a wash.

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:Think of a realistic stake.

Probably have to do it like football wagers--one that gets furtherest in the playoffs win. If both teams get eliminated in the same round it is a wash.

--J.D.
I'll be down for that. Lay out your terms and conditions.
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Well, my imagination is not too good at this stage; usually the loser has to buy the margarita. The other is forcing the loser to buy the winner's team's hat/t-shirt/thong and forcing him to wear it for a week or something.

Those are kind of hard to do over t3h interw3bs.

So I am open to suggestions.

--J.D.
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Doctor X wrote:Well, my imagination is not too good at this stage; usually the loser has to buy the margarita. The other is forcing the loser to buy the winner's team's hat/t-shirt/thong and forcing him to wear it for a week or something.

Those are kind of hard to do over t3h interw3bs.

So I am open to suggestions.

--J.D.
I think wearing a Laker uniform in Boston is far more dangerous than other way around. See my comment about Hollywood Fans.
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I do not know, I know a Cs fan in LA who might disagree. Actually, she lives near Inglewood so . . . there you go.

I do not live in Boston currently so I may look like a bandwagoner no matter who wins!

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I don't recall this happening in Boston recently. Even to a Yankee fan.
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What?

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