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ESPN analysts preview Game 2 of the Lakers-Celtics series

Hubie Brown

Mark Jackson

Jack Ramsey

Jeff Van Gundy

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WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - I said WE GOT THIS - and we did. I'm still confident - WE WILL REPEAT. It's just a matter of time
(02)PHRED - CO/OWNER - I've been saying 'WE GOT THIS' since October
(03) HALOS-ANT – DRIVER - What better way to get closure than with the GREATEST "CLOSER" in the Game today?? To echo the BEST LAKER FANS ON THE PLANET:WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(04) #4
(05) VMAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - The Celtics don't have an advantage at any position. We got this!
(06) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - Game face on...Check, Pau talking trash...Check WE GOT THIS
(07) EASTCOASTJESSIE - BLOG LAWYER - Let's do this Lakers...3 more wins!!!! R.E.P.E.A.T. 16 TIME NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!
(08) LAKERS – LASS – WE GOT THIS!
(09) JAMIE SWEET – SECURITY – Amen! We got this!
(10) SEGEBOY – THE SHERIFF – Yeah We Got This!
(11) WINTON DUPREE – SECURITY2 - If they bring it we got this.
(12) MAGIC PHIL – REFEREE – WE GOT THIS!!
(13) COMPLEX_BROTHA – DIRECTOR OF SECURITY
(14) TSPHERE - VALET TO THE KING OF CUPS - "The King of Cups sits calmly in the midst of a turbulent sea and wears a necklace with a fish amulet. The fish is the symbol of spirit and creativity and represents, in this card, the balance of the unconscious with the conscious. The King of Cups does not repress his emotions and unconscious impulses but has learned to accept and deal with them in a mature and balanced manner."
The turbulent sea is the Finals. The Fish needs no explanation. The balance of unconscious and concious: our sacred Triangle. And Kobe is the resounding principle of maturity and balance, and especially balance between offense and defense.
(15) MARK G. – SEMI CONVERT - put me on the we got this Bandwagon. I'm still not buying a sweep, but I think it is just a matter of time. The Celts are too small and too old. If we should lose game 2, I have no doubts we can win in Boston.
(16) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Now we are ready to roll. LAKERS in 6.All together now "We want Taco's"
(17) LAKERTOM – DIRECTOR OF WIN # 2 - More than any other sport, basketball is about the matchups. Nobody knows that better than Jerry Buss, Mitch Kupchak, and Phil Jackson. This is the team that they all envisioned finally coming to fruition, led by the best player in the game today bar none in Kobe Bryant, and anchored by the biggest, best, and most versatile front court the league has seen since the Bird, McHale, and Parrish days with burgeoning beast Andrew Bynum, NBA top power forward Pau Gasol, former DPOY Ron Artest, and Swiss Army knife 6th man Lamar Odom. I think every Lakers fan can now see how important Andrew Bynum is to this team. We are watching this young man grow up and mature in these playoffs. Drew may be playing hobbled but he is showing the heart and drive of a champion. If this young man can stay healthy next year, the Lakers are going to be a scary team. It’s never been about Drew vs. Pau or the bigs vs. Kobe. What counts is the synergy and chemistry generated when they all play together as a team. Tonight, the Lakers will show the world their dominance is real.
(18) MR. NANO - Our task is only 25% ready. Today we'll reach 50%.
(19) DAVE M.
(20) APPOLO C. VERMONT - The Lakers matured a lot since 2008....we are not intimidated, we will not be shaken.....Go Lakers.....

MM,

I had pretty much posted the same thing as the answer you got from Jeff Van Gundy about Pau's comments affecting Garnett..a question that he called a joke..

Do you agree with that assessment of JVG's ? Is there any real substance to the notion that such incidents affect players in a significantly positive ( or negative ) way ?

Amit

MM,

What precinct did the interviews take place in?

MarkG - LOL. Did look pretty bleak in there :)

Amit- I half expected them to confess at any moment.

MM- Did you at least Mirandize them before the interviews?

ESPN's Dave McMenamin is tweeting that LeBron and Carmelo will be sitting in the same courtside seats tonight that Adam Sandler and Kevin James were for Game 1.

Anyone want to start a pool on how many TV camera cutaways of Princess Jimi will infest ABC's coverage, when the stage clearly should be reserved for the players and teams which earned their way to the Finals? It was bad enough we had to sit through the Nightline promo on Thursday right after the piece about Kobe.

Princess Jimi, David Stern, and his ABC/ESPN harlots should all burn in hell for this affront to the players, teams, and fans of the two conference champions. At least I know to have my barf bag(s) ready.

MarkG - lol... The orange t-shirt Mark Jackson was wearing sure didn't help. How you been ? You gonna come over for game-chat later ??

AMIT… “Is there any real substance to the notion that such incidents affect players in a significantly positive ( or negative ) way ?” Good question, Amit. The answer of course is no, unless the player is Kobe Bryant. LOL! An energized KG is still going to get owned by a younger, longer Pau Gasol. The thing about the change in matchups from 2008 is that these are the kinds of matchups that change from game to game. With Artest hounding him, Pierce is NOT going to outplay a Kobe Bryant balling at his best level ever, nor are a shorter Kendrick Perkins and older Kevin Garnett going to outplay a determined and determined Andrew Bynum or confident and on-a-roll Pau Gasol. This series is over, even if the refs give the Celtics a game or Ray Allen goes crazy and shoots them to a win.
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TOM

Those are some great interviews. I'm impressed.


Wes

I agree so much with Mark Jacksnon's assertion that Bynum's injury has made him a better player. I've thought that for almost a month now. He's absolutely slowed his game down now, and he's staying focused in the paiint like I've never seen. And I think at least part of it is that Andrew can no longer be the 1st man up the court on offense so he's given up his obsession with scoring and has finally become the defensive presence we've all been waiting for. And if it's by default, so be it. Andrew's defensive contributions since the knee got hurt trump his offensive-prowess any day.


Wes

The DRIVE for FIVE contiues...........1 down 3 to go!!!Love those Lakers.

Amit

I'm good Amit thanks for asking. Whats up with you. I probably won't be there for the live chats. During the playoffs I usually go to my sister's house to hang. She has an obscenely large hi def screen so it's almost like being there.

Was anyone else a little disappointed that Game 1 was kind of too easy? I was really expecting, and up for, an epic battle from the Celtics. Game 1 was kind of a letdown. Maybe the Lakers are just that dominant or maybe the Celts came out a little flat, but how do you come out flat in the Finals after 5 days off?

Put me in the WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
We'll prevail...GO LAKERS!!!

Mark Geezy - GET YOUR HINEY to the live chat!! You could at least make a cameo at half time.... sheesh.... who's more important??? Your family or your BLOG FAMILY????? LOL!

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WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - I said WE GOT THIS - and we did. I'm still confident - WE WILL REPEAT. It's just a matter of time
(02)PHRED - CO/OWNER - I've been saying 'WE GOT THIS' since October
(03) HALOS-ANT – DRIVER - What better way to get closure than with the GREATEST "CLOSER" in the Game today?? To echo the BEST LAKER FANS ON THE PLANET:WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(04) #4
(05) VMAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - When Dark threatens to extinguish Light, Lakers and Celtics collide. When Good and Evil can't coexist for another second, Lakers / Celtics collide. When Love is threatened by Hate, Lakers / Celtics collide The path is clear. It's time to get ugly, turn up the tough. Pain? what pain? Injuries? Cut me. No Fear, the Suns shall illuminate our path, aid in our preparation for the battle ahead.
The Good, the Light, the Love, will Prevail... Rise Up! GO Lakers!The Celtics don't have an advantage at any position. We got this!
(06) MAMBA24 - - Game face on...Check, Pau talking trash...Check WE GOT THIS
(07) EASTCOASTJESSIE - BLOG LAWYER - Let's do this Lakers...3 more wins!!!! R.E.P.E.A.T. 16 TIME NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!
(08) LAKERS – LASS – No matter what universe or alternate reality I’m in I AM A LAKER FAN!! WE GOT THIS!
(09) JAMIE SWEET – SECURITY – Amen! We got this!
(10) SEGEBOY – THE SHERIFF – Yeah We Got This!
(11) WINTON DUPREE – SECURITY2 - If they bring it we got this.
(12) MAGIC PHIL – REFEREE – WE GOT THIS!!
(13) COMPLEX_BROTHA – DIRECTOR OF SECURITY
(14) TSPHERE - VALET TO THE KING OF CUPS - "The King of Cups sits calmly in the midst of a turbulent sea and wears a necklace with a fish amulet. The fish is the symbol of spirit and creativity and represents, in this card, the balance of the unconscious with the conscious. The King of Cups does not repress his emotions and unconscious impulses but has learned to accept and deal with them in a mature and balanced manner."
The turbulent sea is the Finals. The Fish needs no explanation. The balance of unconscious and concious: our sacred Triangle. And Kobe is the resounding principle of maturity and balance, and especially balance between offense and defense.
(15) MARK G. – SEMI CONVERT - put me on the we got this Bandwagon. I'm still not buying a sweep, but I think it is just a matter of time. The Celts are too small and too old. If we should lose game 2, I have no doubts we can win in Boston.
(16) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - The DRIVE for FIVE contiues...........1 down 3 to go!!!Love those Lakers. Now we are ready to roll. LAKERS in 6. All together now "We want Taco's"
(17) LAKERTOM – DIRECTOR OF WIN # 2 - More than any other sport, basketball is about the matchups. Nobody knows that better than Jerry Buss, Mitch Kupchak, and Phil Jackson. This is the team that they all envisioned finally coming to fruition, led by the best player in the game today bar none in Kobe Bryant, and anchored by the biggest, best, and most versatile front court the league has seen since the Bird, McHale, and Parrish days with burgeoning beast Andrew Bynum, NBA top power forward Pau Gasol, former DPOY Ron Artest, and Swiss Army knife 6th man Lamar Odom. I think every Lakers fan can now see how important Andrew Bynum is to this team. We are watching this young man grow up and mature in these playoffs. Drew may be playing hobbled but he is showing the heart and drive of a champion. If this young man can stay healthy next year, the Lakers are going to be a scary team. It’s never been about Drew vs. Pau or the bigs vs. Kobe. What counts is the synergy and chemistry generated when they all play together as a team. Tonight, the Lakers will show the world their dominance is real.
(18) MR. NANO - Our task is only 25% ready. Today we'll reach 50%.
(19) DAVE M.
(20) APPOLO C. VERMONT - The Lakers matured a lot since 2008....we are not intimidated, we will not be shaken.....Go Lakers.....
(21) ZAIRA_AMATERASU - Whatever time it is, the only point that counts is that it's gonna be (and so it must be) OUR TIME.Oh, Lakers... please: for once... don't twist with my poor heart *too much*.
(even though, when you do... it's like I love you even more ;)).
(22) FEARLESS- In my mind's eye, both the Lakers and Celtics are rushing towards each other in the fashion that they have in years past. Matching each other, blow-for-blow, against all-comers until the time to meet together arrives. They are looking squarely in the others direction while they simultaneously brush aside any with the misguided notion that they are also contenders. It is the same as how Bruce Lee will casually vanquish all of the Big Boss' henchmen on his way to the real dance. It is all about Boston. It has always been about Boston. Boston is the only franchise that has earned our respect...and our derision.
(23) OUTLAW –
(24) LAKERMIKE - LIKE FINE ART. . .--stand too close, and the brilliance cannot be fully appreciated --pass judgment before the masterpiece is complete, and short-change the genius of the process Nobody ever marvels at the canvas underneath the final presentation, but instead the magnificance of the finished product. This postseason run of the Lakers is like Fine Art. Wait, just wait on it, & behold the beauty
(25) MAGIC PHIL - Put me in the WE GOT THIS!!! – BANDWAGON We'll prevail...GO LAKERS!!!
(26) CORNER J - Wherever there is injustice...you will find us, Wherever there is 4th quarter suffering...we'll be there, Wherever the No-mo-Bynum banditos beckon to break up the brotherhood of Laker Nation...you will find... THE LAKER AMIGOS!!
(27) J24(LADYJEM24) - To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” basketball is a journey, teams learn about their weaknesses and strengths as they play along all 82 games. so let's enjoy this journey with our team. onto the next win :)
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I too would like to be on the Bandwagon!

I never did watch nightline or Larry the old guy on CNN... now you're telling me that I'm going to be FORCED to watch coverage of princess Jimmy during a Lakers home game??!!!

This guy is putting me through unnecessary agony. He'd better have a good reason, and by good reason, I mean he's scoping out the landscape because he plans on becomming business partners with Magic Johnson while wearing P&G... other than this, any posts, any camera shots of him during the game is pure sickness.

Give it up already.

He's certainly free to go to a game, but geesh, does the media have to plaster this guy all over the place?

Did Kobe ever attend the finals after being eliminated?

Doubt it - he was too busy working his backside off so that he'd never get eliminated again.

I guess ultimately, that's the difference. One guy gets in the gym the next day, the other goes on a media whore.. I mean tour.

MM,

Thanks, this is great, and I love Hubie Brown and JVG (really, almost any coach)!

If I may, please consider: (1) better lighting and (2) transcripts (for those with limited monthly MB or GB, such as mobile wifi or mobile broadband users).

See you on the chat!

Mark G- These interviews took place at the Hyatt Century Plaza in Century City.

LakersRule - I agree with JVG's assessment in that Gasol's quote wasn't that big of a deal and that it was mostly accurate. Kevin Garnett is self motivated but I'm sure hearing a quote like this only fuels it even more.

MM

Justa- OK now you're making me feel bad, you know I got nothing but love for the Live Chat Crew.

Good News- NBA TV has started their pregame show, ahhhhhh.

Why is McHale on my pregame show?

PS: JUSTA, my nephew being 8, I think is a front runner. He's not expressing a lot of Celtic love lately. I told him I would talk smack the rest of his life if he roots for the Cs.

So LeGone is finally going to the NBA finals.
Too bad for him he'll be outside the court.
GO LAKERS!!!!!

Magic Phil,

At least LeGone actually has played in the Finals once upon a time.

More than I can say for the guy that stole MVPs from Kobe. Now THAT guy is the only person in NBA history to win the award and never lead his team to the finals. Never has, never will.

He's the black eye of MVPs.

"ESPN's Dave McMenamin is tweeting that LeBron and Carmelo will be sitting in the same courtside seats tonight that Adam Sandler and Kevin James were for Game 1."

That's the only way they will ever see the Finals in Kobe's NBA lifetime.

Rick Friedman,

"ESPN's Dave McMenamin is tweeting that LeBron and Carmelo will be sitting in the same courtside seats tonight that Adam Sandler and Kevin James were for Game 1. "

Are you fricken kidding me?

This is a joke, right?

I hope so. Does that little baby need attention that much?

Check out this article from Cleveland Scene Magazine:

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/let-him-go/Content?oid=1922333

I absolutely agree with the article. Do you have no idea how this guy's obsessive need for accolades has turned a community into a bunch of slavishly obsequious sycophants.

It's gross.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Since LeBrawn is going to be at the Laker game tonite and he just loves to dance on the sidelines, maybe he can get in a few routines with the Laker Girls. NAAAAH!!

GO LAKERS!!!!

LBJ is gonna be at the game tonight? That should be interesting. Could he be interested in donning the purple & gold next season?

One step closer to the championship...and the building of the greatest dynasty...all in one night!

Is it game time yet? How much more does a guy have to take? How many times must I post this video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqB36FsglEE


Go Lakers!


Wes

congrats to the bulls.. they just became the dirtiest defensive team in the league!

but whats the rush tim thibodeau? afraid the bulls would change their minds in case you got SWEPT?? after game 1 i would run to my agent too... haha


Mark Geezy - you better train that boy up right or your azz is gonna be grazz on this blog brother! :)


Magic Phil - LOL!! Le princess finally getting to the finals but only as a spectator! LOL!! It's too bad my enjoyment of game 2 is going to be slightly soured from having to see her there... what with all the crying... or dancing....


I'm watching the NBATV pregame right now - I see Rasheed in the backgr0und warming up. Dude looks like farmer John out there... What's with the floods?


WESJOENIXON, what in the $$#@%$^*%$ is wrong with you!! That's no Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, MAN THAT'S PRINCESS JIMMY & PAULA!!
Mamba24

MarkG - The disappointment of having to see a lackluster game in the finals was amply made up for by LA's victory .The basketball fan in me sure woulda felt better had it been a great game that the Lakers eventually lost but I woulda died a little inside just the same :)
About the reason why the Celtics didn't show up or put up a fight in such an important game, I am just as clueless as the Cs themselves.Parts of the reason could be speculated as -

1)Some hubris for having dismantled the Cavs/Magic in the playoffs and forgetting that the problems that they were having during the season, even in the games when most of them were healthy, were there for a reason.

2) Being surprised by LA going with a predominantly pick-n-roll offense instead of the triangle..failing to adjust effectively.

3)Some days you just don't have it and the lack of effort from a few is infectious.The fact that even their major contributors rely on the team playing well as a unit first added to their misery. ( eg Rondo getting off in transition when they play solid D, get steals and rebound well ).Their production is quite balanced on days when they do well.Rarely do they have
one guy going off for 40 and leading them to a victory on his own.

4)The way the game was called, even though there weren't too many phantom calls, just took major players off their game and eventually out of it.

5)Gasol was jut better and KG/Perkins/Sheed/Baby couldn't do much about it.They probably didn't expect that and the foul trouble didn't help.

6)Too old or not, KG is their defensive leader and him having a bad game is bound to have a domino effect.

6)That Kobe Bryant fella.He is pretty good :) He did what he does on offense but also did a great job defending Rondo.


Good that you get to enjoy the game on a HUGE screen.Have fun at your sisters ! :)

Amit

LakerTom - Thanks for your response Sir. I have a couple questions I want ask of you. Will do that later tonight.

Amit

join me in this WE GOT THIS bandwagon, I'm into it!

congrats to the bulls.. they just became the dirtiest defensive team in the league!
but whats the rush tim thibodeau? afraid the bulls would change their minds in case you got SWEPT?? after game 1 i would run to my agent too... haha
Posted by: yellofever | June 06, 2010 at 04:03 PM
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It's a done deal YellowFever, Princess Jimmy is going to the Bulls and Thibodeau was part of the Package.
Mamba24

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WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - I said WE GOT THIS - and we did. I'm still confident - WE WILL REPEAT. It's just a matter of time
(02)PHRED - CO/OWNER - I've been saying 'WE GOT THIS' since October
(03) HALOS-ANT – DRIVER - What better way to get closure than with the GREATEST "CLOSER" in the Game today?? To echo the BEST LAKER FANS ON THE PLANET:WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(04) #4



(26) MAGIC PHIL - Put me in the WE GOT THIS!!! – BANDWAGON We'll prevail...GO LAKERS!!!
(27) CORNER J - Wherever there is injustice...you will find us, Wherever there is 4th quarter suffering...we'll be there, Wherever the No-mo-Bynum banditos beckon to break up the brotherhood of Laker Nation...you will find... THE LAKER AMIGOS!!
(28) J24(LADYJEM24) - To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” basketball is a journey, teams learn about their weaknesses and strengths as they play along all 82 games. so let's enjoy this journey with our team. onto the next win :)
(29) D(EREK) J(ETER) – I Too would like to be on the Bandwagon. Why? CAUSE WE GOT THIS!!
(30) DUBIE - join me in this WE GOT THIS bandwagon, I'm into it!

Wes,

You just made a significant improvement to my knowledge base.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV-WVuYw0ic&feature=related

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

One more thing. If a team, owner, or coach expresses an interest in a free agent before the deadline, David Stern fines them. If LeBronze, Mello, Wade and the other soon-to-be free agents want to conspire against the owners before the deadline, David Stern gives them his blessing. Stern and the free agent class of 2010 have no class.

GAME PREDICTION 1
If Lakers lead after first quarter...GAME OVER!!!


Tim-4-Show,

"I never did watch nightline or Larry the old guy on CNN... now you're telling me that I'm going to be FORCED to watch coverage of princess Jimmy during a Lakers home game??!!!"

If, and I do mean "IF" LeZero is at the game tonight, which means that the camera will eventually turn to him.

IF that happens, I hope every fan at Staples throws their sodas at him.

Who does he think he is? Does he think he is bigger than OUR Finals?

Jerk.

What do we play for? RINGS!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

GAME PREDICTION 2
If Ron Ron hit's at least ONE 3 pointer...GAME OVER!!!

GAME DAY finally!!!

Mamba thanks for adding on the WE GOT THIS BANDWAGON.

I'll see ya'll at the chat later.

Hey J24, my pleasure mam. See you at Chat!
Mamba24

I'm done for a while.

Interesting points Amit. I wonder if the Lakes start out with a lot of screen rolls tonight?

Talk at you guys after we win Game 2.

GO LAKERS

Talk at you guys after we win Game 2. Posted by: Mark G | June 06, 2010 at 04:26 PM
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! No hesitation about "If we win Game 2" but "after we win Game 2"...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!

MAMBA24

PREGAME TIME FOLKS!!!!

As DIRECTOR OF SECURITY on the WE GOT THIS BANDWAGON.. I'd just like to go on record as saying ALL Boston fans trying to sneak on, will recieve a size 11 NIKE square up the ASS!!!! Why ? Cuz Fools !!! WE GOT THIS !!! RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO LAKERS !!!

As DIRECTOR OF SECURITY on the WE GOT THIS BANDWAGON.. I'd just like to go on record as saying ALL Boston fans trying to sneak on, will recieve a size 11 NIKE square up the ASS!!!! Why ? Cuz Fools !!! WE GOT THIS !!! RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO LAKERS !!! Posted by: complex_brotha | June 06, 2010 at 04:37 PM
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ROFLMAO!! PREACH COMPLEX BROTHER PREACH!! I got a feeling it's going to be Thug Ball tonight!!...I got a Feeling The Lakers are Ready!!
Mamba24

I AM PRESENT & ACCOUNTED FOR MAMBA24!!!

LET'S GO LAKERS!!!

WE GOT THIS!!!!

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!


NOTHING BUT ANOTHER TITLE WILL SUFFICE!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We must secure this second game. Then, ALL THE WAY!!!


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WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
*
(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - I said WE GOT THIS - and we did. I'm still confident - WE WILL REPEAT. It's just a matter of time
(02)PHRED - CO/OWNER - I've been saying 'WE GOT THIS' since October
(03) HALOS-ANT – DRIVER - What better way to get closure than with the GREATEST "CLOSER" in the Game today?? To echo the BEST LAKER FANS ON THE PLANET:WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(04) #4
(05) VMAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - When Dark threatens to extinguish Light, Lakers and Celtics collide. When Good and Evil can't coexist for another second, Lakers / Celtics collide. When Love is threatened by Hate, Lakers / Celtics collide The path is clear. It's time to get ugly, turn up the tough. Pain? what pain? Injuries? Cut me. No Fear, the Suns shall illuminate our path, aid in our preparation for the battle ahead.
The Good, the Light, the Love, will Prevail... Rise Up! GO Lakers!The Celtics don't have an advantage at any position. We got this!
(06) MAMBA24 - - Game face on...Check, Pau talking trash...Check WE GOT THIS
(07) EASTCOASTJESSIE - BLOG LAWYER – We Got this Lakers...3 more wins!!!! R.E.P.E.A.T. 16 TIME NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!
(08) LAKERS – LASS – No matter what universe or alternate reality I’m in I AM A LAKER FAN!! WE GOT THIS!
(09) JAMIE SWEET – SECURITY – Amen! We got this!
(10) SEGEBOY – THE SHERIFF – Yeah We Got This!
(11) WINTON DUPREE – SECURITY2 - If they bring it, we got this.
(12) MAGIC PHIL – REFEREE – WE GOT THIS!!
(13) COMPLEX_BROTHA – DIRECTOR OF SECURITY - As DIRECTOR OF SECURITY on the WE GOT THIS BANDWAGON.. I'd just like to go on record as saying ALL Boston fans trying to sneak on, will recieve a size 11 NIKE square up the ASS!!!! Why ? Cuz Fools !!! WE GOT THIS !!! RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO LAKERS


(26) MAGIC PHIL - Put me in the WE GOT THIS!!! – BANDWAGON We'll prevail...GO LAKERS!!!
(27) CORNER J - Wherever there is injustice...you will find us, Wherever there is 4th quarter suffering...we'll be there, Wherever the No-mo-Bynum banditos beckon to break up the brotherhood of Laker Nation...you will find... THE LAKER AMIGOS!!
(28) J24(LADYJEM24) - To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” basketball is a journey, teams learn about their weaknesses and strengths as they play along all 82 games. so let's enjoy this journey with our team. onto the next win :)
(29) D(EREK) J(ETER) – I Too would like to be on the Bandwagon. Why? CAUSE WE GOT THIS!!
(30) DUBIE - join me in this WE GOT THIS bandwagon, I'm into it!
(31) LAKERGUL - THE ONE AND ONLY - We must secure this second game. Then, ALL THE WAY!!!

HEY LAKERGURL, Sounds like you ready for tonights game!
Mamba24

We must read the refs, how they'll call the game. Let's just play the way they want, physycal or not, we can manage it all.
Then, we have 3 chances to win 1 road game and seal the coffin here in LA. Tonight is still important.
GOOOOOOO LAKERSSSSSSSSS!

I AM PRESENT & ACCOUNTED FOR MAMBA24!!! Posted by: justanothermambafan | June 06, 2010 at 04:40 PM
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Well it's about time. You might have missed Princess Jimmy and Carmello sitting together. OH THE HUMANITY!
MAMAB24

Is it me, or are the Lakers as a team relegated to role players in ABC's pregame storyline starring the Celtics?

AND NOW THE BIG PREDICTION...LAKERS BY 9. That's right I said it and I stick behind it. Don't worry LakerGurl & Magic Phil, Tell them Justa..."WE GOT THIS"...YOU DAMN RIGHT!!!
MAMBA24

Rick - it's not you. I'm gonna puke....

Oh Mamba24 - we SOOOOOO got this.

NO JUSTA NOOOOOOO!

I guess it's a good thing - us being the underdogs - we're not taken as seriously by the opposition. That's how the black mamba likes it - sneak up on 'em and then strike. Followed by their slow, painful death. I love it.

YES JUSTA YESSSSSSS! LOL! Don't confuse me like that, first you gonna puke, then WE GOT THIS!! Now WE GOT THIS so no puke OK! Pleasssse!
Lol!
Mamba24

Hey Larry,

Can't miss any game. After all, you gave the lucky charm title. Ha ha ha
Always good to know you are around. It makes me feel secured virtually.

Followed by their slow, painful death. I love it. Posted by: justanothermambafan | June 06, 2010 at 04:52 PM
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You Know at times Justa you frighten me! Lol!
Mamba24
Hey the Cap is on giving a Tribute to John Wooden! OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!

General Pattons "Blood and Guts" speech to his troops. (transposed Germans to Celtics) Go Lakers, this is a brand new game and expect something worst than the first game. Therefore, here is the advice of Patton:

When an injured player (Drew) is siting on the bench, if he just stays there all night long, a leprechaun will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with just sitting back and taking it! Our players are no sitting ducks, I don't want them to. Fear of leprechauns only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig their foxholes. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the proud Bostonians that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to ram those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fuc*ing-basket!

War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours! Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!

I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position." We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Leprechauns do that! We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls! We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like sh*t through a tin horn!

~~I can only clean George's speech up to certain extent. In a nutshell, what he was saying get their balls first before they get yours. LMAO!


NOW THAT'S A TOUCH OF CLASS ABC! KUDOS! JOHN WOODEN RIP!

A moment of silence for John Wooden - RIP coach.

Mamba24 - my Lakerholism sometimes outworks my common sense.

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WE GOT THIS!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - I said WE GOT THIS - and we did. I'm still confident - WE WILL REPEAT. It's just a matter of time
(02)PHRED - CO/OWNER - I've been saying 'WE GOT THIS' since October
(03) HALOS-ANT – DRIVER - What better way to get closure than with the GREATEST "CLOSER" in the Game today?? To echo the BEST LAKER FANS ON THE PLANET:WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(04) #4


(26) MAGIC PHIL - Put me in the WE GOT THIS!!! – BANDWAGON We'll prevail...GO LAKERS!!!
(27) CORNER J - Wherever there is injustice...you will find us, Wherever there is 4th quarter suffering...we'll be there, Wherever the No-mo-Bynum banditos beckon to break up the brotherhood of Laker Nation...you will find... THE LAKER AMIGOS!!
(28) J24(LADYJEM24) - To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” basketball is a journey, teams learn about their weaknesses and strengths as they play along all 82 games. so let's enjoy this journey with our team. onto the next win :)
(29) D(EREK) J(ETER) – I Too would like to be on the Bandwagon. Why? CAUSE WE GOT THIS!!
(30) DUBIE - join me in this WE GOT THIS bandwagon, I'm into it!
(31) EDWIN GUECO - War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours! Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do! I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position." We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Leprechauns do that! We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls! We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like sh*t through a tin horn! ~~I can only clean George's speech up to certain extent. In a nutshell, what he was saying get their balls first before they get yours. LMAO!


@EDWIN GUECO, OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!

ARTEST IS BRAIN DEAD!!

I said it before. The Lakers are best served by having Artest come off the bench with his erratic body movements that can throw off the flow of the opponent (and himself too). He's there for defense not for offense.
Why does Luke Walton not start. He can bring some calmness to this erraticness that will probably prevail in Boston.
LUKE WALTON HAS TO TAKE THIS GUY'S SPOT ASAP!!!!
We can establish offense with Luke.
Artest can come off the bench as the situational player his DNA dictates him to be.
The Lakers are not using this guy the right way. HE HAS A BIGGGG HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!! !! !! !!

WHY DOES ARTEST TRY TO PLAY LIKE A KOBE OR A JORDAN!!!! Trade his dumbarse


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