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Lakers' recent first-round losses to Phoenix remain fresh on their minds

With the Lakers nearly a week away from Game 1 of Western Conference Finals against Phoenix, the Lakers have plenty of time to rest their assorted injuries, prepare for the resurgent Suns and of course, reflect on their first-round losses in 2006 and 2007 to Phoenix.

That era was a much different time than it is today. The Lakers field only six players who lost to the Suns during that time, including Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Luke Walton, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. The Lakers have since acquired Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol, have won a championship, made the NBA Finals twice and just recently secured their first Western Conference appearance. That's why Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Coach Phil Jackson downplayed any notion that the team is using their first-round losses as motivation heading into their Western Conference matchup.

But at least for Bynum, the memories still linger.

"The reverse sweep was ridiculous," Bynum said of the Lakers' 2006 first-round loss to Phoenix. We were up 3-1 and then lost three in a row. Everybody remembers that. And it's definitely payback time."

The Lakers entered their 2006 first-round matchup in a jovial and light-hearted mood. During his media briefing before Game 1, Jackson reached for a phone on the wall and asked if it could be used in case of an emergency. Players laughed at clips of "Inside Man" that Jackson inserted into film leading up to the game. And even Bryant remained jovial following the team's 107-102 Game 1 loss, despite Jackson's charge that Bryant's lack of aggression resulted in 12 points on four of 15 shooting.

It appeared the Lakers corrected their problems. Bryant responded in the team's 99-93 Game 2 victory with more aggression, finishing with 29 points on 12 of 24 shooting, 10 rebounds and five assists.  Walton, Kwame Brown and Smush Parker, of all people, combined for 38 points in the Lakers' 99-92 Game 3 win. And Bryant made two clutch shots in the Lakers' 99-98 Game 4 overtime victory, including a layup with 0.7 of a second left in the fourth quarter and a 17-footer over two defenders just before overtime ended.

With a 3-1 series lead, the Lakers were well on their way to meeting the Clippers and making something of a crosstown rival. Instead, Phoenix became just the eighth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit.

The Lakers didn't cough up a series lead the following season. Instead, they just coughed up the series, period. They scored only 10 fourth-quarter points en route to a Game 1 95-87 loss. The Lakers' 126-98 Game 2 loss nearly marked the organization's worst playoff defeat, a dishonor going to their 112-77 embarrassment at Utah in 1988. After rebounding with a 95-89 Game 3 win, Steve Nash's 23 assists proved to be too much in the Lakers' 113-100 Game 4 loss and their series-ending 119-110 Game 5 loss previewed what would become a turbulent off-season.

"Do something, and do it now," Bryant told reporters after the game. "Personally for me, it's beyond frustration. Three years and still being at ground zero. This summer's a big summer. We have to see what direction we want to take this organization. Make those steps and make them now."

Of course, Bryant's demands soon escalated into his desire for the team to trade him, as well as Bynum. That was a much different mood than what the Lakers, including Bryant, displayed after Tuesday's practice. They talked about the team's sharpness during its six-game winning streak, how they feel Bynum can provide a dangerous threat against an undersized Phoenix team and how Gasol's consistency has helped the Lakers stay afloat.

That contrast shows how far the Lakers have come ever since those two first-round exits. Even if the team remained split on whether those losses would motivate them, Jackson doesn't see the mindset having a bearing affect.

Said Jackson: "As soon as the tip goes up, I think they're playing ball."

--Mark Medina

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Lebron James is finally finding out what it's like to walk in Kobe shoes.

Kobe's had a few of these type games and the media just crucified him.

The only difference, Kobe's team's were not favored to win the title and with the exception on one game, Kobe went down swinging

Welcome to Kobe's world, LBJ.

My thoughts, Stay in the Present! We're Half Way to Championship 16! Kobe's Half Way (And Derek Too) to Number 5!

Don't Get Caught Up In Thinking Ahead to July! That's Mitch's Job! Our Job is to Support Our Lakers to the Championship in June!!!!!

revenge is ALWAYS sweet and best served cold.. i'm sure kobe will agree.. i still got some fresh deep wounds that need healing... i wanna punish these suns mercilessly.. pound their faces on the ground.. step on their throats and then feel the satisfaction of seeing pain in their faces especially 2x mvp fraud nash... just imagine how kobe must feel..

heres our lineup then and now..

PG SMUSH - DFISH
SG KOBE- KOBE
SF LUKE- ARTEST
PF ODOM- GASOL
C KWAME- BYNUM
6TH COOK- ODOM

thats like goin from pinto to 911 turbo.. we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have BACK2BACK PAYBACK!

It's nice sometime to look back on memory lane, But I believe in living in the moment. Those Lakers memory are what they are, this team has the potential of being great.The Suns are gamers they have nothing to loose, their playing with house money. Even if their swept by the Lakers, it's been a great ride for them.


I expect the Lakers to take care of business in the next round...not gonna make any predictions...just feel confident they'll win the series and advance to the Finals.

Also, though I really can't stand Jim Rome, he had a very good interview w/ 'The Logo' who had some very interesting comments on a variety of topics. For those who may not have caught it, here's a link. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1riwIb2i8


Let's Go Lakers...all the way to a repeat!!!

Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon.

Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.

As I have always said, and I put up a survey on my facebook page, what should Raja Bell should have been fined for the assault on Kobe????? They was a serious pre-meditated throw down. What if Artest had done it to Steve Nash in a game years ago....that would have been a fine almost on par with The Party at the Palace.....Raja should have been suspended for the rest of the year and maybe 15-20 games of the next year. Watch it in slo-mo.....he could have done some serious damage to Kobe's back or if Kobe's head had hit the floor first. We are lucky...by the way where is Raja, we could use a player like that, just like a player like Matt Barnes, cheap and bad attitude.

sorry that my grammar is so poor, but on a medication that really puts me in a haze....

Lets home the Mayor and LA City Council keeps out of the Lakers business with their politics. I hear they are demanding the Lakers limit what they spend in Arizona, as a means of protest. Last thing we need is for our guys to be distracted. The lovely Jeanne Buss needs to do her job and keep the politicians out of the collective minds of our Laker team.

Lets HOPE the Mayor... sorry.

Include me in the B2B Payback Bandwagon. These are the dark ages of the Laker organization known as the Cupcake Years when Mitch played "cheap" by trading Fisher, Fox, Payton, didn't patch up the feud between Kobe and Shaq; Kobe and Malone. The house of cards collapsed one after another that started in 2004-05 from a Championship contender in 2004, the following season it was rebuilding with a bunch of scrubs and losers namely: Jumaine Jones, Tierre Brown, Brian Grant, Chris Mihm, Brian Cook, Tony Bobbit. Then Mitch added more salt to the wound by trading Caron Butler for Kwame Brown. Yes, Kwame! Tierre Brown was replaced by Smush Parker, got a greenhorn Bynum in 06 and Farmar in 07 plus Shammond and Mckie. If Kwame, Cook and Smush are really that good, where are they now? They were so excited in Radman on an MLE but his infusion has limited effects. I will be quiet on players still with the Lakers, let's reserve that at the end of the playoffs. With this as a background can you blame the Lakers-Kobe for losing back to back in the playoffs.

The reason why die hard Laker fans are so emotional on these lean years because we wasted the prime time of Kobe. Mitch really blew it big time and we were willing to trade with the devil just to get rid of the scrubs. However, after Kobe's outburst, Mitch woke up from Rip Van Winckle coma and redeemed himself in getting back Fisher, Gasol, Ariza and finally Artest. LMAO!

Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!

humanomaly,
I want to try some of that med.

I truly believe the Lakers destroyed the Suns earlier this season was to prove a point, make a statement, that they are that much better than the Suns. I also believe if there is one team the Lakers want to blow away in the West are the Phoenix Suns.
They will prove it again beginning Monday.

Edwin Gueco,

That`s a lengthy list of ex-Lakers you do not seem to miss...but why no love for Medvedenko or Von Wafer or Chuckie Atkins or Devean George?

got this off the Yahoo comments page, just for laughs

KOBE: HEY SUNS, YOU SCARED OF ME?
SUNS: YEAH, AND WE TOLD CHUCK TO SHUT THE F UP
KOBE: GOOD MOVE, BUT I AM STILL GONNA GET MY REVENGE
SUNS: PLEASE TAKE IT EASY ON US
KOBE: I WILL T-BAG NASH IN HIS OTHER EYE
SUNS: THATS OK, WE HAVE DRAGIC
KOBE: I DONT CARE IF YOU HAVE IVAN DRAGO

Mark Medina,
Since we a lot of time in between games, how about we have a thread about the bloggers favorite Laker who ended up a bust?
Red's Love Child gave me the idea because Slava was a favorite of mine who ended up a bust.

That's hilarious Cap's Googles.
Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
Although, having been a Laker fan for 40 years, to me the first round playoffs battles with the Suns were just a drop in the historical bucket. And doesn't make the Suns a rival. The Lakers have always brushed away the Suns except for that one year when KJ eliminated Magic's team, and the 2 first rounders with Kobe vs. Nash. Aberattions.
This is going to be the EZ Finals. Fou-oh.
Meanwhile the EC Finals, let's have Boston vs. Orlando.
Isn't it obvious, Jimmy wants out of Cleveland. How come nobody in the media is blasting Lebron for this?
They blast Kobe for not shooting, and nobody blasts Lebron for not playing so he conveniently architects a reason out of Cleveland?
Unfortunately, I think we'll have only one payback because Orlando will whip the Celts.
LA-Orlando, 4-1, clincher in Staples game 5.

As awful as our lineup looked in 2006, if we had managed to get past Phoenix in the first round that year, it's not inconceivable that we would have made it to the Finals, and possibly won the championship.

We would have played the Clippers in the second round, and even though they were good that year, they were definitely beatable. In the WCF, we would've played Dallas, and we all know what Kobe would've done to that team. And in the Finals, well, anything could've happened against D-Wade and the Heat.

Red Loves Child,

More names I failed to inclued like Vlade Divac never played a single game due to back injury. Kareem Rush traded that paved way to Bobbit. Pinnock, Von Wafer were cut after the preseason. Laron Profit got injured tho' he was a decent back up of Kobe. Ronnie Turiaf was diagnosed with heart ailment didn't play for about a year. Chris Mihm was sideline for 2 years for various injuries from foot, ankle. This is the Lakers recessionary years contagion of the inept F/O, bad luck and under performing scrubs. I'm sure you are familiar with this situation. What the Lakers suffered for three years, Boston had it for two decades.

Edwin,

"Red Loves Child,"

I don't know bro, that just sounds wrong. :)

EJK,

We may all have sour or sweet grapes opinion of the past. That is the reason why we here the blog have a score to settle against the Suns. This is personal and it will include the political atmosphere in Arizona.

Sock it to them, we are the bloodhounds hungry for redemption.

EJK and Cap's Googles

Hiliarious guys....simply hilarious.

Ok, this is me catching up after a workday…

Ok, somebody (not sure who) I think got drunk and snuck into my apartment and put this on my computer last night. Or perhaps they snuck into my apartment, got drunk, and then put this on my computer last night. Or it might have been me, cold sober, but a bit irate. I make no claims to knowledge of absolute truth on this matter, but should the need arise, I disavow the following statement, but submit it in the interest of at least trying to make the blog interesting.

;
“…Sorry, I gotta invoke the love and issue a disclaimer before I say this, but I’ve been trying to read through today’s posts and I’m about 25 in, and no offense to anybody, but PICK A @#$*ING NAME AND STICK WITH IT! Who the heck is ‘Misery?’ That’s a Steven King book. Were you actually imprisoned in a remote mountain cabin by a deranged fan who turned your kneecaps into wood chips? “Civil Rights Activist?’ Were you marching in Selma? That must have been interesting. Much more interesting that your last comment. “Eeeeeeeew’ You must be ouccccch’s younger and weaker constitutioned sister.”Congruence?’ I don’t even know what the farfagnuggin that means. Something to do with right angles? Ok, all of you who have never used any other name and plan to use that name to sign after every comment from now on, bully for you, hope that works out, you can skip the rest of the lecture. IF you are a regular or semiregular poster and you feel like you just need to either be creative or that was you were saying was so embarrassingly stupid you couldn’t own up to it, so you used another fake name, well, you could try ‘Alan Smithee’ or you could just man up or shut up. I like to converse with my friends on this blog. I don’t like to play some half assed game of mystery date or whatever.

Just get over it and pick a real name. It doesn’t have to be yours, but it shouldn’t be anybody else’s.
\
Ok, that’s my gripe. …”

“Please, when today's blog stops being about Ricky could someone send me a notification tweet. I don't have time for all this obsessiveness. There must be like 500 posts in the last 24 hours by or about Ricky or Mike T. I'm not someone who cares about all this silliness.
Posted by: Rick Friedman | May 12, 2010 at 11:44 AM”

Hey, that’s the way the blog is rolling. I guess.

“This is evidently the ricky and Labron thread.
Is there a Lakers thread around here somewhere?
Hmm, I wonder how the Spanish national team would do if it were part of the NBA.
I wonder how Labron would do if he were to, nah, nevermind, I don't care how Labron does anything.
Posted by: Art - FL Lakers Fan | May 12, 2010 at 11:51 AM”

Art-FL is a beautiful person.

Zaira- I don’t agree with all of that, but I don’t regret the slightest moment of reading it. Very well written, as always, no, pure poetry, as always. You are an Italian who writes better english than english speakers. Are you Umberto Eco? Well, you make him look like crap, and he's a genius.

RE Jon K – anybody who has been reading Jon K’s comments for the last few years should really take a moment to appreciate who this guy is becoming, although to be fair I think he was always this person, he has just developed his writing. It’s a shame about the nativism and the rejection of all Hip Hop music, but man, this guy is not only a good writer, but he is a good writer to the point of convincing me that he is a good person. Jon K, I want what is best for you, but you could really consider staying in Ohio and in the post Lebron downfall of cognitive functioning that follows, establish yourself as a spiritual leader of some sort for the disillusioned masses. If, of course, you make allowance in your gospel for the acknowledgement of the superior power, THE LOVE.

(What?)


“…LeBron James just gave the following farewell gift to all of his Cavalier teammates.
He wanted each of them to have something to remember him by all summer long.
~
http://tinyurl.com/2azn6ps...”

LakerTom- That was funny. You do funny? Hey, I like it.

Ok, my view on Lebron, to moderate between everybody piling on him and people who seem to think he has ascended to being the greatest ever without actually, you know, doing anything, I want to say my traditional statement;
“Lebron has talent. Great talent. If he works as hard as Kobe has, for as long as Kobe has and stays healthy, he will be as good as Kobe is. Probably’ - phred

That’s all I got. I think if BSPN were real journalists, that would get a banner headline somewhere. Except the ‘phred’ part. I have no business in journalism, I have a sense of humor.

LTLF- re hoopsworld and Raymond Felton- This is what I am saying. RE post draft John Wall trade speculation- who would we be trading again? Riverdance? Riverdance!! Beautiful.

Troy- politics? As if true Lakers fans needed another reason to not spend money in Arizona, the possibility that any of it might go towards paying Shaq any back salary would prevent us…Wait, did you bring up the slightest mention of discussing immigration? “Wrong number! Wrong number! I don’t know what you are talking about! I am hanging up now!’

wait, did I just misquote 'pulp fiction?' Ok, i meant;

"prank caller! prank caller! I am hanging up!'

phred - wrt who the Lakers would have to trade to pick up one of the point guards displaced if a team gets John Wall, it varies.

I'm sure it would take Bynum to get Chris Paul or Deron Williams

But for someone like Beno Udrih or Randy Foye, Sasha's expiring contract might be enough. The others are somewhere in between there and it would depend on how well the owner of the team is riding out the recession. If they're fine with what they're losing, then they might just keep everyone. If they're panicky, then maybe you get Jose Calderon for Sasha's expiring contract.

And once again, I'll add that if the Lakers win the title, they probably don't shop for a new PG, but just re-sign Fisher and Farmar.

LTLF- i do not predict that the lakers will resign farmar under any circumstances. I don't think it will happen, at least if Phil comes back, which is what i assumed you meant by 'if the lakers win a title'

I am interested in what you think we would have to give up to get devin harris or aaron brooks, as I have pretty much given up on getting anybody of that caliber. Do we have the salary room for Harris? Do we have anything Houston wants for Brooks? Neither are worth Drew, or even Lamar, but I would love to see it happen. sign and trade? pure salary dump? (unlikely in brooks' case)

or do you think we could just do felton for MLE? I like the idea.

LTLF- oh, i don't think we are getting Deron Williams under any circumstances, and I think the potential change in Hornets ownership probably means CP3 is more likely to be locked down. But of course, Bynum for Chris Paul is one of the great potential questions of the off season.

I prefer to focus more on a good role player PG that can be had for MLE, which would be quite affordable if we let Ammo and Farmar go. If we keep Shannon, it's all good. If Shannon goes, well, who knows.

Oh, I've been meaning to ask anybody, do we have any draft choices next year? Do you guys think Buss will keep them?

NO! there will be no circumstances!

yeah, i do sort of have a tendency to repeat myself lately. Emphasis, guys, emphasis.


Emphasis.

"humanomaly,
I want to try some of that med.

Posted by: mti312 | May 12, 2010 at 09:22 PM"

No you would not, there are plenty of others that are more fun individually or in combination. I know, I'm a pharmacist. The reason I'm taking is for something you would really not want. Nicknamed "The Suicide Disease"...I believe becaue wikipedia said 50% of the people who have the disease for 3 years, well, they basically commit suicide. The pain is horrifying.

Under all circumstances...Ammo has to go...Farmar, if he can sit tight and be happy as the 15th player, which is his issue, he wants to play and prove...and shannon is a keeper...he has developed his outside shooting, now he just needs to be more selective, his other skills have developed as well,...shannon is kinda like Artest, he pokes the ball loose alot...must be the strong hands. I can't believe we actually sat through a wasted year of Adam Farmar, geez, trade him to Portland so that they can save on the Viagra, he'll be a hero up there as a Pacific Northwest player (Gonzaga), don't know or care where he grew up. All I know is that we wasted 5.3 million which is 10.6 million due to cap penalty on having him decide to let his hair grow back to the 70's look. All I'll say is that there are some other players that they let go or got rid of that they should have kept around, even Chris Mihm.People will say he never recovered (well neither did Kupchak), but what did Ammo do all year, keep a seat warm. Phil/Mitch/jimmy need to keep the roster stocked with players that can play, and play them. Instead of having them sit then shipping them out and saying they didn't do anything and having a reputation of the Lakers having a weak bench.

human- ok, I have a psych major, which entitles me to demand medications, if not proscribe them (damn you Janet Reno!), so what? Seriously, you can't drop something like that on us and just let it lie. Other than being a Cavs fan, nothing can be that bad. What's the deal?

ok, Trigeminal neuralgia? damn. Not our Humanomaly. Do not go gentle into that good night. This isn't even a topic I feel confortable discussing here, but we have, well, damn. Ok, please, let's talk about this at length, give us more details. Cause this is (*&*(&ed up.

human- ok, we didn't waste any money on Ammo. We traded Vlad Radmonovuichic for him, which actually gave us some cap relief, and we got Shannon as a bonus. Ammo is gone next year, and we are doing ok with that as a trade asset.

My favorite Laker bust has to be Devean George, he had the body, the skills at times, he had the most confident running syle of any player I have ever seen, and all he had to do was not screw up....Yeah, he came from a small college, but he had plenty of time to get up to speed. I still think that was a wasted career, yeah I know he's still getting a paycheck somewhere, probably Dallas, because they have the most comfortable bench seats. But he really wasn't a bust, because he wasn't a high pick, so wasn't expected to excel. My favorite Laker bust who was supposed to excel because he was a high pick and did show signs of talent go way back...Billy Thompson.

LTLF, even though Farmar went to both my high school and college (and I'll continue to root for him to become a better NBA player), his potential upside has been too sporadic and I don't see him being resigned. Unfortunately, I do see him one day realizing his true potential; but not in a Laker uniform.

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FYI Edwin, Fisher wasn't traded by Mitch Kupchak. He signed as a free agent with the Warriors and was then traded to the Jizz.

Also, we should give thanks for Kwame Brown. After all, it was his expiring contract that paved the way for our receiving Pau Gasol.

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We should also send thank you cards to the Spurs and the Jizz. After all, they did relieve us of the drama of having to play the Thuggets and Mud-Duck Mavericks...

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TRIVIA QUESTION: What is Derek Fisher's Middle Name?

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With all that said, July is still a parade away. Stay on Target! Stay on Target! Let's NOT Get Too Distracted With Trade & Free Agent Possibilities for 2010-2011...

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Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!

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Answer to Trivia Question: Lamar.

Too much time between games for the fans, but may be just right for the players given the assorted injuries they're playing with. Pau--get on an antibiotic and get rid of that sinus infection!

It seems like a long time ago that the Suns came back from 3-1 down to win...that is HIS-TO-RY to some of the current squad, but payback can and will be a beeyotch!

They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!

LET'S GO, LAKERS!!!

Derek Fisher's middle name is the 1st name of our Mr. Kardashian!!

Yes, Fish's middle name is LAMAR!!


O.K., bloggers, all is right with Pau in this moment, but pay attention with yours comments b/c, as Mr. Swarzzenegger said, "will be back" (volveré) and the next "who´s better" will be

Gasol vs Magic Johnsonn "the clown"

For sure that with this matchup comparation, many bloggers will crying.

Bye.

Ricky, the punisher.

OK, as a Laker fan and big Kobe fan I am naturally inclined to hate Lebron James because he takes too much attention away from Kobe's greatness.
Kobe has game. KOBE HAS GAME.
James has skills and size but if you break it down it doesn't come close to the variety of skills Kobe has.
In the regular season, players will tend not to get in the way of a charging Lebron. Kobe not being the physical specimen James is, relies on well choreographed moves, a decent passing game, and a great shooting stroke.
Herein lies the problem for LBJ. He is not use to not getting his way in the playoffs. For Kobe the post-season is an extension of the regular season with only slight adjustments here and there.
Lebron, if he can't drive to hoop unabated, like in this series with Boston, he cannot adjust.
Now we all know how tough Boston's defense is, just think back to the finals two years ago. Boston even took away Kobe's mid-range game. Of course Kobe didn't stop shooting but he forced many shots.
Lebron, befuddled by the same defense, just decided check out of this game. Can't blame the guy, he's no Kobe. Kobe would have hoisted 35 shots in this game not caring what anyone else had to say.
Lebron hasn't won a thing, it's good to see the media begin to realize this, it's only taken 7 years.

One more thing,
It's amazing now to hear everybody say that this Cleveland team is not that good. That's not what they said when they got Shaq, when they got Jameson, when they had this kid, JJ Hickson, who they wouldn't even give up for Amare. They had Mo Williams and Delonte West.
What a difference one game can make!!

Look at these rosters, Boston is better in almost every position and is better coached as well.
Kareem was right, it would have served LBJ better to go to college for a couple years or at least have a NBA coach teach him something. Wasn't Paul Silas the coach his first year? Paul probably tried to coach the team in a style that would make them better in the long term.


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BACK TO BACK PAYBACK - BANDWAGON
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(01) YELLOW FEVER - OWNER - we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have
(02) TIM-4-SHOW - DRIVER - Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon. Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.
(03) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERINBC - RIDING SHOTGUN - Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
(06)MARCB - SECURITY - Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBA - Payback like revenge is best served cold
(08) MAMBA24 - Never, Ever, Ever Forget! Payback is a B*
(09) LAKERLADY - REFEREE - They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!
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@JON K, this one's for you buddy!
WHO ARE WE? ALL TOGETHER !!
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won 15 Rings
10 of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had 3 Lakers Dynasties and now are starting on 4
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had four
We got the Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
He scored 81 points in a game & could have scored more
But Rings not number of points is what he plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & First Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had all great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker team
Our assistant coach is the Triangle Offense Inventor
One of the greatest coaches ever, yeah we got the Great Tex Winter
The devastating Offense that won the Zen master Ten
Came from no one but Tex, now he’s doing it again
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just leased
A 10 time Title Winning Coach who mastered Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking Champion Lakers, Who the Hell are You
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BACK TO BACK PAYBACK - BANDWAGON
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(01) YELLOW FEVER - OWNER - we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have
(02) TIM-4-SHOW - DRIVER - Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon. Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.
(03) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERINBC - RIDING SHOTGUN - Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
(06)MARCB - SECURITY - Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBA - Payback like revenge is best served cold
(08) MAMBA24 - Never, Ever, Ever Forget! Payback is a B*
(09) LAKERLADY - REFEREE - They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!
(10)VMAN - ARe we too complacent? ARe we taking the Suns too lightly, spending the day talking about the Bron's no show?
WE got this. We know it, the Suns know it.
(11) STAPLES24 - Lakerfans! Let's help the C's pour the CEMENT on Lebron James!!! Laker Celtics Finals 4-0!!! Lakers Champions!
(12)THE INFAMOUS EL GUAPO - So again I ask, Where the F! is this "Physical Suns" Team I keep hearing about.
(13) LAL_FAN - Kobe still remembers humiliating losses in 2006 and 2007. The revenge is sweet
(14) D(erek)J(eter) |
(15) JON K - I still remember those Smush/Kwame series against the Suns. Those losses hurt. Time to lay down a good old fashioned beatdown against the Suns.
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To my brother Mamba24:

Yes, I'm in the B2B bandwagon. B2B is just a beginning! it hurt when we lost to them after 3-1 lead in 2007. The Suns are more versatile this year than the 2007 team except for the lock down defensive guard (No Raja Bell) but I do think our team is much better too (Except for the bench).

I want a rematch with the Septics!

Edwin G, Yes we suffered through Mitch's Mediocre and borderline stupid trades & drafts but I am not ready to give him a kudo for the job well done. All the impact players we got during Mitch's era; Pau, Fish & Artest were the product of their desire to be a Lakers! The only draft that Mitch did well was Trevor Ariza. All his draft picks in the last 5-7 years were a bust!!! I look around the league and puzzle how did Oklahoma and Portland add the role players on their teams without having to give away a barn while all we got are useless players is a mystery to me.

I vote for Luke Walton as the biggest bust of the Lakers in the past few years. He gave us so little for $5M a year. Yes, he understood triangle but he is so slow and can't play defense. His offense is limited to only those mid-range jumper. What did Mitch see to give him $25M over 5 years? Is he still hurt? I don't know but for sure I don't want to see him put up those clankers when he's in the game.

Good morning Laker Family!!!

Mamba, I want nothing more than to be able to crush the Celtics in a finals series so you know I'm on the B2B bandwagon.

In other news today... http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/37122223/
Another great article people.

@EASTCOASTJESSIE, How you doing Princess? Do I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING ARTICLE!!! Thank you my dear I surely would have missed it if you hadn't linked it for us.
OK I'm putting you on the Bandwagon. Hugs & Kisses princess
Mamba24(Larry)
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BACK TO BACK PAYBACK - BANDWAGON
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(01) YELLOW FEVER - OWNER - we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have
(02) TIM-4-SHOW - DRIVER - Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon. Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.
(03) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERINBC - RIDING SHOTGUN - Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
(06)MARCB - SECURITY - Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBA - Payback like revenge is best served cold
(08) MAMBA24 - Never, Ever, Ever Forget! Payback is a B*
(09) LAKERLADY - REFEREE - They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!
(10)VMAN - ARe we too complacent? ARe we taking the Suns too lightly, spending the day talking about the Bron's no show?
WE got this. We know it, the Suns know it. (11) STAPLES24 - Lakerfans! Let's help the C's pour the CEMENT on Lebron James!!! Laker Celtics Finals 4-0!!! Lakers Champions!
(12)THE INFAMOUS EL GUAPO - So again I ask, Where the F! is this "Physical Suns" Team I keep hearing about.
(13) LAL_FAN - Kobe still remembers humiliating losses in 2006 and 2007. The revenge is sweet
(14) D(erek)J(eter) |
(15) JON K - I still remember those Smush/Kwame series against the Suns. Those losses hurt. Time to lay down a good old fashioned beatdown against the Suns.
(16) MTI312 - I also believe if there is one team the Lakers want to blow away in the West are the Phoenix Suns. They will prove it again beginning Monday.
(17) WALLACE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN # 3 - Yes, I'm in the B2B bandwagon. B2B is just a beginning! it hurt when we lost to them after 3-1 lead in 2007. The Suns are more versatile this year than the 2007 team except for the lock down defensive guard (No Raja Bell) but I do think our team is much better too (Except for the bench
(18) EASTCOASTJESSIE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN# 4 - Mamba, I want nothing more than to be able to crush the Celtics in a finals series so you know I'm on the B2B bandwagon.

I am *sooooooooo* waiting for tonight!

sorry that my grammar is so poor, but on a medication that really puts me in a haze....

Posted by: humanomaly (29 minutes) | May 12, 2010 at 08:43 PM

That's alright. That just makes you fit right in here!

--FEARless

BACK 2 BACK PAYBACK bandwagon for me. With all due haste!

--FEARless

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BACK TO BACK PAYBACK - BANDWAGON
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(01) YELLOW FEVER - OWNER - we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have
(02) TIM-4-SHOW - DRIVER - Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon. Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.
(03) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERINBC - RIDING SHOTGUN - Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
(06)MARCB - SECURITY - Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBA - Payback like revenge is best served cold
(08) MAMBA24 - Never, Ever, Ever Forget! Payback is a B*
(09) LAKERLADY - REFEREE - They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!
(10)VMAN - ARe we too complacent? ARe we taking the Suns too lightly, spending the day talking about the Bron's no show?
WE got this. We know it, the Suns know it. (11) STAPLES24 - Lakerfans! Let's help the C's pour the CEMENT on Lebron James!!! Laker Celtics Finals 4-0!!! Lakers Champions!
(12)THE INFAMOUS EL GUAPO - So again I ask, Where the F! is this "Physical Suns" Team I keep hearing about.
(13) LAL_FAN - Kobe still remembers humiliating losses in 2006 and 2007. The revenge is sweet
(14) D(erek)J(eter) |
(15) JON K - I still remember those Smush/Kwame series against the Suns. Those losses hurt. Time to lay down a good old fashioned beatdown against the Suns.
(16) MTI312 - I also believe if there is one team the Lakers want to blow away in the West are the Phoenix Suns. They will prove it again beginning Monday.
(17) WALLACE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN # 3 - Yes, I'm in the B2B bandwagon. B2B is just a beginning! it hurt when we lost to them after 3-1 lead in 2007. The Suns are more versatile this year than the 2007 team except for the lock down defensive guard (No Raja Bell) but I do think our team is much better too (Except for the bench
(18) EASTCOASTJESSIE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN# 4 - Mamba, I want nothing more than to be able to crush the Celtics in a finals series so you know I'm on the B2B bandwagon.
19) LAKERTOM - The secret to offense is penetration. The secret to defense is anticipation.
The secret to stopping Steve Nash is force him to go left because of his eye
(20) OUCHHH - Kobe will be very, very, very angry. remember. Raja clothesline, Barbosa breaking his tooth if you did not know what Kobe's Wrath means, this series will become a new entry in the Dictionary. the Suns already have Los Butterflies
(21) RAGE777 - The Suns will always lose when Steve has to be the scorer. He is a great shooter, but he will not kill you by shooting. How many 30 point games can you remember in Steve's career? Stop Amare and the reserves and the Lakers advance easily.
(22) FEARLESS- DIRECTOR WIN #1 FINALS - BACK 2 BACK PAYBACK bandwagon for me. With all due haste!
(23)

To Wallace:

Trevor Ariza wasn't drafted by Mitch or even the Lakers for that matter. He was acquired in a trade with Orlando for Brian Cook & Mo Evans back in November 2007.

20FootLayUp

Good morning,

Cover your cornflakes, lest you accuse me later of contaminating them, LOL. It's another beautiful day in LA. But shouldn't we apply the brakes to all the blog-sync and all the media hype? In our zeal as Lakers fans and (for the most part) LeBron haters, I fear we're getting ahead of ourselves.

1. Few things would make me happier than to see Princess Jimmi start her summer vacation tonight. I've always believed she was a pretender and not a contender. But blog-sync and media hype doesn't make it so. The Celtics will have to take care of business tonight in a big way to make it official. Hit the pause button until it happens.

2. Blog-sync and media hype would have you believe that the Lakers have already scorched the Suns in the Western Conference Finals. Done deal! Just 5 or 6 games, but it's a done deal! Not so fast. I watched nearly all of the Suns-Spurs series. Yeah, the Spurs were old, slow, and tired. But the Suns are having a magical moment that can't be discounted. They're not as talented as our Lakers, to be sure. But they're in a zone as a team, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Blog-sync won't make them flame out. The Lakers will have to play harder and smarter than in either of the two series to date.

In the fantasy league of my mind and in NBA2K10, LeBron has gone fishing and burned his Cavs uniform, the Suns have burned in hell and returned to Phoenix in disgrace, and the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals has conceded before any games have been played. I'm projecting. But I'm also getting ahead of myself. The joy of being a fan is dependent on experiencing the games as well as winning. I'm OK with waiting for all this to play out. How about you?

********************** ATTENTION LAKER BLOG ALL RISE*******
PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PRINCESS JIMMY SONG...THANK YOU
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****THE PRINCESS JIMMY SONG***
Princess Jimmy, Princess Jimmy, just one more time let me see you Shimmy
Please tell me is there a chance, That you'll also for LTLF do the Riverdance
You don't like it when you lose, I guess David Stern is non-denominational with his screws.
They all told you, you were the best, But Paula said you're a Freakin lil Pest
One more time throw, smoke in the air, If you lose like MJ will you cut off all your hair
I guess you'll have to go back to the US team, if yoyu want to stay relevant I mean
Maybe more Kobe, moves you can steal, Dosen't matter you have no heart for the Kill
I bought some Milk the other day, Saw your face on the carton, sid you'd run away
Princess Jimmy please tell me, are you & Shaq still enjoying sweet Harmony.
Get ready for the big blast, If you lose Shaq will tell you to taste his @zz.
never thought that, it would end this way, Princess Jimmy have you nothing more to say.
The sad thing, You know is true, All the world was a witness to your BOOBOO
You put the wrap on the wrong arm, it's the other you said was hurt, No foul no harm
Princess Jimmy, are you Darth Sterns Tool, Or R U just a mother Freakin Fool
Princess Jimmy you've seen your day, Now please take your Mother Freakin @zz Away

I have to say that the victories over LA in the past few years were among the best moments in SUNS basketball in recent memory.

While PHX didn't reach the Finals in those years, we Arizonans took much solace in being able to humiliate bryant and odum and of course PJ. The 2006 series was especially enjoyable after spotting LA a 1-3 deficit.

But that's old news.

This week, I have been pleased to read the LA Times writers giving the SUNS "no chance." Those type of articles, and the ones written by the "experts" are the best possible motivation for PHX.

In the fantasy league of my mind and in NBA2K10, LeBron has gone fishing and burned his Cavs uniform, the Suns have burned in hell and returned to Phoenix in disgrace, and the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals has conceded before any games have been played. I'm projecting. But I'm also getting ahead of myself. The joy of being a fan is dependent on experiencing the games as well as winning. I'm OK with waiting for all this to play out. How about you? Posted by: Rick Friedman | May 13, 2010 at 07:35 AM
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DAGGG RICK, You got a EL of an imaginaton. Shoot, if I was you, I'd send that ISH to Bill Gates & tell him to make an XBOX game out of it. YOU'D MAKE MILLIONS BRO! MILLIONS!!!!
Mamba24

EastCoastJesse,

Beautiful article! What a find. Plus, Legler called Princess Jimmy, "LeGone".

Wonderful.

--FEARless

This week, I have been pleased to read the LA Times writers giving the SUNS "no chance." Those type of articles, and the ones written by the "experts" are the best possible motivation for PHX.

Posted by: BUTLER | May 13, 2010 at 07:48 AM
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Motivation is one thing. OKC was motivated. It's all about the end result.

Motivation is one thing. OKC was motivated. It's all about the end result.Posted by: mti312 | May 13, 2010 at 07:53 AM
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DOGGONE IT MTI312, Do I have to say it?...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!
mamba24

You Ever Notice

great post.
i do not agree with one thing. Kobe has ONLY "a decent passing game"? it's really not a system that brings out the best in him. if players are moving and also in open court he is brilliant. or is P&R with Gasol. if Gasol is IN for banging.

Love the article, EastCoast! Thanks.
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And to put a bow on what might soon become a seven-year career of unfulfilled championship promise, LeBron's Cavaliers, the best team in pro basketball this season, are one game from bowing out in the second round against essentially three old guys with knee braces who Rajon Rondo found at the Dorchester Y.
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VERY FUNNY.

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"He didn't even play," said Tim Legler, an ESPN analyst and former NBA guard. "He wasn't engaged. I've never seen a star-caliber athlete that uninvolved in a big game. It's like a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning audibling out of a third-and-eight passing down and just handing the ball off. Or Reggie Jackson taking three called strikes and not swinging.
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DONT YOU THINK HE SHOULD HAVE USED DAN MARINO FOR THE FOOTBALL COMPARISON. BARRY BONDS FOR THE BASEBALL?
MANNING, BRADY, AND JACKSON ALL WON CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS.

ONE FINAL NOTE ON THIS,
I am not sure Princess, Queen, or Lady James really wants to go back home to Cleveland and force game 7 with the possibility of having another bad game and losing at home, does he? I mean, the natives are already pissed at him. Does he want to get booed out of his homecourt?
Come to think of it, maybe that's not such a bad scenario.

Mamba24,

Great poem. Simply great.

Although it would be nice if it were Kobe knocking LBJ out of the playoffs, the Septics have this potential Butt-Kicking on back-order. If it happens.

--FEARless

or is P&R with Gasol. if Gasol is IN for banging. Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | May 13, 2010 at 07:57 AM
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WTF? Pau Gasol is a Gang Banger You say! What you talking about Willis?

@FEARLESS, Fearless my brother, I thank you sir. Yes I too, would have liked to see Kobe do the Butt-Kicking, instead of that skank Paula. But Girls just got to have fun. Lol!
Mamba24

In the fantasy league of my mind and in NBA2K10, LeBron has gone fishing and burned his Cavs uniform, the Suns have burned in hell and returned to Phoenix in disgrace, and the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals has conceded before any games have been played. I'm projecting. But I'm also getting ahead of myself. The joy of being a fan is dependent on experiencing the games as well as winning. I'm OK with waiting for all this to play out. How about you?
Posted by: Rick Friedman | May 13, 2010 at 07:35 AM
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Good one Rick, similar thoughts here.
While I would love to see the Lakers sweep thru Phoenix, the reality is the Suns and Lakers (and Magic) all seem to be peaking together which may make for an exciting WCF that goes 7 games. As long as the Lakers don't get surprised at home they should be fine.

Honestly (you here Butler?), I do see the Suns are on fire right now and may be a challenge.

I also would not be surprised to see Labron come out to silence the critics tonight and lead the Cavs to a win. He just about 'must' do that to shut people up. I can't believe he will throw in the towel just yet, but we shall see.

There's still a lot of BB to be played.

Rick

as you and i'm sure like many others i enjoyed yesterday's game, all the press and the semi-"the emperor has no clothes moment". but today there is ONE more game. or maybe TWO more games in the CC series. i like the sound of CC series.

if Stern and the refs r influencing the game i expect the people in Boston to invade the COURT. a riot. the CC series raised to such magnitude. maybe it will be one of the most watched game ever. looks like the stakes of the NBA is in question. because of the media, its position toward LBJ and the IMAGE of the league.

regardless how LBJ plays, the cavs will be a little down. Mike Brown too.
the X-factors in my opinion will be: Rasheed making some shots from outside giving space in the middle. and who will show up: Paula or Pierce. i think he/she is the week link at this moment. the Boston bench in the Game 4 was great. the momentum was won by Rondo-T. Allen-Big Baby.

it's also interesting how in the replays of Game 4 they show the sequence where Rondo has a fast break, Le Brick ready for the spectacular block from behind BUT, Rondo-behind the back pass to T. Allen for the lay-up. = LBJ as a fool and a clown in the air.

but just a few minutes later the same play happened in revers with T. Allen making the same pass this time to Rondo for the Lay up. LBJ like a fool/clown again in the air chasing NOTHING. at that time they did not show the 2 great humiliating plays by LBJ. the Great Pretender.

The Boston v. LA rivalry has been really interesting through the years. At first, it was like the Celtics and Lakers in the Finals every year seemingly and Boston used to just simply take our lunch every time.

Then, finally, came Magic's Jr. Jr. Sky Hook. Then, expansion, then mediocrity, etc, etc. And thought the rivalry brewed constantly, it chances of renewal were few and far between. The Lakers and Celtics stopped seeing each other perinially in the Finals. Fans had to be satisfied with just the two regular season matchups.

It was like the two playground bullies having to constantly re-schedule their big after school face/off in front of the bleachers:

Bully1) Naw, can't mix it up with you today, gotta take my mom to the beauty salon to get her hair done...How 'bout tomorrow?

Bully2) Sure--wait--no, I almost forgot. I'm scheduled to beat up these 4th graders tomorrow. They are gettin' too big for their britches...Saturday, maybe?

Bully1) Nope. I have a big-mouth 5th grader I gotta dunk in the toilet. MF'ers allways be talkin' noise they can't back up. You know how it is...

Bully2) You tellin' me. A bully's work is never done. Well, I'm free Monday...

Bully1) Its a date. Lets get this party started. Bring your A-Game, 'cause I'm 'bout to beat you so bad that you ancestors will say, "Ouch!"

Bully2) OK. I'm comin' with the wood. To both beat you, and put you in the ground!

So, anyway, it looks like Orlando might be delaying our chance at redemption for at least one more year. bummer.

That a rivalry can remain so passionate with so little rekindling is rather amazing.

--FEARless

Edwin Gueco,

I respect you as the "wise-insightful-shrewd-wily-cagey" stoic sage of this blog.

However, when speaking of the Celtics...please refrain from describing them {as you often do} as being deceitful, deceptive, evil, possum playing Lepre-CONS.

It`s beneath you.

As long as the Lakers win the first 2 at home, especially if game 2 is by a comfortable margin and not a 2 point squeaker, that should pop the Suns bubble they are in right now. This isn't the '06 Lakers.

I also would not be surprised to see Labron come out to silence the critics tonight and lead the Cavs to a win. He just about 'must' do that to shut people up. I can't believe he will throw in the towel just yet.Posted by: Art-FL Laker Fan | May 13, 2010 at 08:14 AM
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I believe it. Face it bro, we all have given Princess Jimmy too much respect. Yeah he has some mad skills but like the Tin man the boy has no heart. What good are skills if the only time you show them are in meaningless moments of games or meaningless game? Princess Jimmy is probably the most physically gifted player to play the game since Wilt. But what good is physicality if you have no mentality. Some one said Princess Jimmy should have went to school for at least a year. I agree. Some people like the Giant Green Bald headed Lunatic & Kobe are ready because they had the right people behind them and they went to the right teams to be nurtured. All Princess Jimmy ever had behind him was that evil Bsturd Darth Stern & his Moma. I think it's to late for him now. once you pass a certain age and you have not learned certain basic things all young man should learn at a certain age, you can't go back 7 years later & pick them up. Oh you might know what they are, but they will never come naturally. You will always have to think about what you're doing before you do it. As in Basketball, martial Arts or any thing else, as Bruce Lee, Fearless, hobbitMage & many others have said. Be like water. You can't be like water if you are distracted by unpeaceful thoughts. So LeBron will always be an oustanding talent but..Will he ever be a MJ or KObe or Wilt or Kareem or Magic?...IMHO...HELL NO!
MAmba24

MAMBA… Please put me on the B2B Payback Bandwagon. Double-Sweep is the only way to go. Suns in 4 followed by Septics in 4. Lakers win out and finish with a 10-game playoff win streak.
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TOM D… Just wanted to give you props for the excellent article about point guards winning championships. I could not agree more. While there are a few players who transcend the sport and their position – Magic, Bird, MJ, Kobe – most championships are anchored by their front courts which is why it is never wise to trade big for small – unless the small is MJ or Kobe or Magic.
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TOM

@FEARLESS, @OUCHHHH, ...OUT OUT FREAKIN FREAKIN STANDING STANDING SIR SIR!!!!!
mAMBA24


Can't help it. I'm over confident.

I'm sure there are those with misgivings about over confidence regarding playoff series but there is no empirical data to suggest there is any direct correlation between fan over confidence and a series defeat, especially if fans still bring the LOUD.

When the Bron kid tanks tonight, the rest of these playoffs a verification of that which we've always known to be true... there is but one BEST, and he plays for the Best.


DON’T COUNT LEBRON OUT YET…
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If you follow the NBA, you should know better than to consider LeBron and the Cavs to be road kill. It’s not that I don’t trust the old and over-the-hill Septics but look for Stern’s and ESPN’s influence to generate the proverbial “equalizer” game tonight that will set the stage for LeBron to get another chance at his last game in Cleveland in a glorious Game 7 victory that will have Stern proclaiming it to be the greatest playoff gams in NBA history and LeBron James to be the GOAT.
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TOM

1,2,3,4,LEBRON...YOU'RE OUT!!!

@VMAN "Can't help it. I'm over confident."
OH MY LORD BROTHER!! I hate to break it to you but you are suffering from....sniff sniff...LAKERHOLISM!!
mAMBA24

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BACK TO BACK PAYBACK - BANDWAGON
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(01) YELLOW FEVER - OWNER - we could be in for a real treat.. win this and we could have
(02) TIM-4-SHOW - DRIVER - Put me on that BACK2BACK PAYBACK bandwagon. Good to know that at least some of the team will use the past as motivation to the future.
(03) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Indeed, this is a serious PAYBACK. Lakers must win this series in memory of the faithful scrubs who are still playing for the organization. This is their chance for redemption too!
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERINBC - RIDING SHOTGUN - Put me on any Payback bandwagons too please. Back2Back Payback - that's genius!
(06)MARCB - SECURITY - Go Lakers! One-Two-Three! Dominate!!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBA - Payback like revenge is best served cold
(08) MAMBA24 - Never, Ever, Ever Forget! Payback is a B*
(09) LAKERLADY - REFEREE - They'll be rested and ready to take the Suns down...SUNDOWN!!!
(10)VMAN - ARe we too complacent? ARe we taking the Suns too lightly, spending the day talking about the Bron's no show?
WE got this. We know it, the Suns know it. (11) STAPLES24 - Lakerfans! Let's help the C's pour the CEMENT on Lebron James!!! Laker Celtics Finals 4-0!!! Lakers Champions!
(12)THE INFAMOUS EL GUAPO - So again I ask, Where the F! is this "Physical Suns" Team I keep hearing about.
(13) LAL_FAN - Kobe still remembers humiliating losses in 2006 and 2007. The revenge is sweet
(14) D(erek)J(eter) |
(15) JON K - I still remember those Smush/Kwame series against the Suns. Those losses hurt. Time to lay down a good old fashioned beatdown against the Suns.
(16) MTI312 - I also believe if there is one team the Lakers want to blow away in the West are the Phoenix Suns. They will prove it again beginning Monday.
(17) WALLACE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN # 3 - Yes, I'm in the B2B bandwagon. B2B is just a beginning! it hurt when we lost to them after 3-1 lead in 2007. The Suns are more versatile this year than the 2007 team except for the lock down defensive guard (No Raja Bell) but I do think our team is much better too (Except for the bench
(18) EASTCOASTJESSIE - DIRECTOR WCF WIN# 4 - Mamba, I want nothing more than to be able to crush the Celtics in a finals series so you know I'm on the B2B bandwagon.
19) LAKERTOM - The secret to offense is penetration. The secret to defense is anticipation.
The secret to stopping Steve Nash is force him to go left because of his eye
(20) OUCHHH - Kobe will be very, very, very angry. remember. Raja clothesline, Barbosa breaking his tooth if you did not know what Kobe's Wrath means, this series will become a new entry in the Dictionary. the Suns already have Los Butterflies
(21) RAGE777 - The Suns will always lose when Steve has to be the scorer. He is a great shooter, but he will not kill you by shooting. How many 30 point games can you remember in Steve's career? Stop Amare and the reserves and the Lakers advance easily.
(22) FEARLESS- DIRECTOR WIN #1 FINALS - BACK 2 BACK PAYBACK bandwagon for me. With all due haste!
(23) LAKERTOM - DIRECTOR WIN #2 FINALS - put me on the B2B Payback Bandwagon. Double-Sweep is the only way to go. Suns in 4 followed by Septics in 4. Lakers win out and finish with a 10-game playoff win streak.


Mamba24 - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.

LT,

How about GOAT*.

* = during the regular season only.

(Not that I think he is, but if it is to be proclaimed, it should have the *)

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GET WELL SOON HUMANOMALY" BANDWAGON
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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
(03)
(04) #4
(05)

GOAT = GIANT OVERATED @ZZZ TOO = LEBRON!

Mamba24 - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | May 13, 2010 at 08:43 AM
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Best Wishes

for jazz lovers out there, there is a great album by Lester Bowie of the Art Ensemble of Chicago titled "The Great Pretender". that is also the title of the Track 1.

but Track 2 (an old composition by Edward Kean) is a fun little piece called "It's Howdy Doody Time"

Kids!!!!!!!! What time it is?
It's Howdy Doody Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry about my foreign ignorance. i just googled the expression to find out about the show. so i guess lots of you maybe grew up with that TV show - one more reason to at least listen to Lester's version
omn Amazon

http://amzn.to/d0zmmz

and if you go there, please red the first review of the album. i just found a reference to Jack. yes, our Jack. the Shinning one.

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and talking about our Jack and our Jackson, i just remembered that there is a similar quirky? little tune on the album

Art Ensemble of Chicago - A Jackson in your House

http://amzn.to/c4dwx1

it was long before Jackson was with the bulls. like at end of 60s, 1970s.

that's my cultural entry of the day: Faux-Jazz?!!!!!!!! :-)
but with lots of BANGS and also lots of TOUCHES

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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
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(05) Art-FL Laker Fan - RIDING SHOTGUN - Best Wishes


mamba24

i also had 1 min. of silence. for the princess.

@OUCHHH...WOW, I almost feel like you're talking to me.
My cover may be blown.

That was hilarious Mamba...great song.

In yourown words......OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!

My prayers go out to HUMANOMALY

mamba24

i will be humble (sorry, i can't do that) but i can say that I FEEL PRIVILEGED that i find my name on various Bandwagons without even asking you to put me ON. i guess i trust your taste and "choices".

now the IRONY (because of my little jabs with Jon K)

the only time i asked you to be on a Bandwagon is maybe years ago when Jon K's dog was sick or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i can be a good/human boy toooooooooo! not about Jon K. about the DOG. ;-)

Mamba24,

Let us take care of LeBron.

We already saw what kind of job LA was able to do with him this year {Xmas day, etc.}.

So, please, if you want to get the job done...leave it to the "professionals"!

RED`S LOVE CHILD

just don't bastardize the moment!

@EASTCOASTJESSIE - Once again thank you my Princess. We try! Lol!
@OUCHHH - A real Human Boy, not an AI wow! Lol!
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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
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(04) #4
(05) Art-FL Laker Fan - RIDING SHOTGUN - Best Wishes
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE - My prayers go out to HUMANOMALY
(07) OUCHHH -


RED`S LOVE CHILD,

May I refer you to the following link to remind you what you're working with here in Boston my dear Sir?
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/37097206/ns/sports-nba

"...LeBron's Cavaliers, the best team in pro basketball this season, are one game from bowing out in the second round against essentially three old guys with knee braces who Rajon Rondo found at the Dorchester Y."

This little run here is much more about Cleveland's/Princess Jimmy that the force of the Celtics team. As much as I would love our Lakers to meet you in the Finals again, there isn't a great possibility that you'll even be in the finals my dear.

correction: it is more about Cleveland's/Princess Jimmy's lack of play/desire than the force of the Celtics team.

Feerless, Humanomaly, Mark G,

Stop apologizing for your grammar in any post. This is not a literature class and we're not paid to blog. All authors, writers have their own editors but they too commit mistakes. Even Shakespeare made some mistakes during his time so why in a hell do we have to apologize to these damn pseudo-English teachers in this blog. If they can't understand the post omit it......it's all about their ego to focus on mistakes that they attribute to grammatical errors, minutiae as the subject matter of their posts than contribute something substantive in this blog.

Let us take care of LeBron. We already saw what kind of job LA was able to do with him this year {Xmas day, etc.}. So, please, if you want to get the job done...leave it to the "professionals"! Posted by: RED`S LOVE CHILD | May 13, 2010 at 09:16 AM
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LOl! No RED NO!! I know what kind of "taking care of" you mean" WE DIDN'T COME TO PRAISE PRINCESS JIMMY, WE CAME TO BURY HIM" LOL! nO, no, no! Now listen very carefully,. we'll leave it to the professionals...but just shake the Princess up a lil" I don't want to read in the paper tomorrow that..."PRINCESS JIMMY NOW SLEEPS WITH THE FISHES" LMAO!! Now you got to promise me and especially that giant green bald headed lunatic, cause you know what he's capable of. Thanks Red...See you in the Finals!
Mamba24(Larry)

correction: it is more about Cleveland's/Princess Jimmy's lack of play/desire than the force of the Celtics team.
Posted by: EastCoastJessie | May 13, 2010 at 09:23 AM
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PREACH EASTCOAST, PREACH!! That's my Jessie! The womans got FIRRRRRE!!! lol
Mamba24

EastCoastJessie,

One month from now...you will regret having rooted for Boston against the Cavs!

Mamba- I think if you scroll up a bit you will find that I should be on the Humanomoly bandwagon too.

@OH my GOD!! Sorry phred, Early signs of senility on my part Bro! Sorrrrry!
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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
(03)
(04) #4
(05) Art-FL Laker Fan - RIDING SHOTGUN - Best Wishes
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE - My prayers go out to HUMANOMALY
(07) OUCHHH -
(08) PHRED - I should be on the Humanomoly bandwagon too.


Especially to Phred, Mamba24 & Art,

Thanks for taking a few minutes and figuring out what issue I have going on in my life. You guys have shown more concern and care than my"friends, co-workers (medical field) or family"... which I care less for now, as I see how they never reached out to help me over the last few months. There's no need to start a bandwagon, just one of you out there acknowledging it, meant more to me than any thing. Thank you for understanding. Obviously we have some bright bulbs out there because others who I mentioned it more descriptively to think I'm exaggerating "headaches"....well it's far from that, I've had it for over 15 years now, and it comes and goes, this time it came probabably as a result of a car accident, I got rear-ended hard. TN is a very serious. It derailed my marriage, as we did not understand all the repercussions. I keep to myself because I have to avoid crowds, bright lights and loud noises. Thanks for gesture, but lets get back to basketball. I'll get through it again, it'll go away, then it'll come back again. So I have a dim view on alot of things due to this. People think I'm just a grumpy, loner when in reality I'm just trying to put myself into my safe zone. Thanks again, to all, as I didn't mention all that perked up. I'll be ok. I have to be.

Please put on the Humanomaly Get Well! Bandwagon.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

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Especially to Phred, Mamba24 & Art,
Thanks for taking a few minutes and figuring out what issue I have going on in my life. You guys have shown more concern and care than my"friends, co-workers (medical field) or family"... which I care less for now, as I see how they never reached out to help me over the last few months. There's no need to start a bandwagon, just one of you out there acknowledging it, meant more to me than any thing. Thank you for understanding. Obviously we have some bright bulbs out there because others who I mentioned it more descriptively to think I'm exaggerating "headaches"....well it's far from that, I've had it for over 15 years now, and it comes and goes, this time it came probabably as a result of a car accident, I got rear-ended hard. TN is a very serious. It derailed my marriage, as we did not understand all the repercussions. I keep to myself because I have to avoid crowds, bright lights and loud noises. Thanks for gesture, but lets get back to basketball. I'll get through it again, it'll go away, then it'll come back again. So I have a dim view on alot of things due to this. People think I'm just a grumpy, loner when in reality I'm just trying to put myself into my safe zone. Thanks again, to all, as I didn't mention all that perked up. I'll be ok. I have to be.
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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
(03)
(04) #4
(05) Art-FL Laker Fan - RIDING SHOTGUN - Best Wishes
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE - My prayers go out to HUMANOMALY
(07) OUCHHH -
(08) PHRED - I should be on the Humanomoly bandwagon too. ok, Trigeminal neuralgia? damn. Not our Humanomaly. Do not go gentle into that good night. This isn't even a topic I feel confortable discussing here, but we have, well, damn. Ok, please, let's talk about this at length, give us more details. Cause this is (*&*(&ed up.

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(01) justanothermambafan - OWNER - can we please start a "PLEASE GET WELL HUMANOMALY" bandwagon?? Our brother is not doing well and I'm sure could use our support.
(02)MAMBA24 - DRIVER, My brother do what your doctor say & get plenty of rest and fresh air. Deep cleansing breaths are also good. We need you for the stretch run. May God & the Force be with you.
(03)
(04) #4
(05) Art-FL Laker Fan - RIDING SHOTGUN - Best Wishes
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