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Lakers' attitude and effort spurred 89-67 Game 6 victory over Boston Celtics

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Hours leading into what could've become an elimination game, the Lakers visualized the outcome going in their favor. The team's morning shootaround included a meditation session, an approach Coach Phil Jackson typically uses to help calm his player's nerves, increase their spirituality and anticipate the challenges ahead.

The Lakers firmly believed they could win out heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Boston because of their talent level, experience, home-court advantage and levelheaded demeanor that's been constant through the wins and losses. So even if the team immediately kept that mindset following its Game 5 loss to the Celtics, the meditation session at least ensured the Lakers' attitude stayed intact. Hours later, the Lakers' 89-67 Game 6 victory Tuesday over Boston ensured the series to last seven games, a length not even Jackson experienced during his storied Finals experience. Fortunately for the Lakers, they already saw it coming.

"You just visualize yourself winning the game and doing what you have to do," center Andrew Bynum said. "That'll pay off for us in the future because you've visually been there before. Once you're in it, you can see yourself playing well."

That included essentially all the areas the Lakers struggled with in their Game 5 loss. The Lakers' offense featured someone beyond Kobe Bryant, who scored a team-leading 26 points on nine-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds. It's a pale effort when you look at his 38-point effort in Game 5 and his 23-point explosion. But the offense sure looks better when it also features contributions from Pau Gasol (17 points and 13 rebounds), Ron Artest (15 points on six-of-11 shooting) and a reserve unit that that outscored Boston's bench, 25-13. Even if Bryant justifiably took over Game 5 while he had little support around him, a well-oiled offensive machine proves more effective.

The Lakers' improvements went beyond the offense. After allowing Boston to shoot 55% from the field in Game 5, the Lakers held the Celtics to 33.3% with all but Ray Allen (19 points on seven-of-14 shooting) going below .500. After staying even on the glass, the Lakers dominated on the rebounding effort, 52-39. After the Celtics beat them on loose balls and hustle plays, the Lakers essentially put on a role reversal.

Not everything went according to plan. With just 1:42 into the third quarter, Jackson recalled, Bynum motioned to him on the sideline, saying, "You've got to take me out. I can't run." Jackson later learned Bynum experienced more swelling in the back of his leg near the torn cartilage of his right knee. Bynum went to the locker room, did what he called "a couple activation things" and returned to the bench, though he wouldn't play the rest of the game.

"Precautionary measure," said Bynum, who finished with only two points on one-of-four shooting and four rebounds in 15 minutes and 53 seconds. "Save for Game 7. We're going to be ready for it."

But unlike previous games, the Lakers proved they could absorb Bynum's limitation, something they may afford in Game 7 considering Celtics center Kendrick Perkins will be reevaluated Wednesday after spraining his right knee and being helped off the court with 5:30 remaining in the first quarter.

"I'm sure it had a big effect in the ballgame," Jackson said. "But I think our energy was good enough that it was not a matter of who wasn't there. It was about what we were going to do. We were trying to determine our own fate tonight."

The reasons for the sudden shift in effort went without saying: The Lakers were on the verge of conceding a championship to Boston for the second time in three seasons, letting go of a second consecutive title and increasing the chances that the team's current makeup would no longer be intact for more title runs. But how the Lakers went about changing their execution required a mature approach in playing with more effort without leading to a tight performance.

"There's a danger, but we're used to being in must-win situations," Bryant said. "The way we look at it, it's just a game we've got to win. We've been in must-win situations before, so we have to approach it in the same way."

Those experiences include when the Lakers entered Game 5 tied 2-2 in their first-round series with Oklahoma City and their West finals match-up with Phoenix. Let's not forget Game 7 of the 2008 West semifinals against Houston, which featured plenty of emotion and pendulum swings. But the Lakers' experience proved to be just one factor in maintaining their attitude.

Jackson saw the spirits remain high after the team realized its 16 offensive rebounds and Boston's 16 turnovers kept them in Game 5 despite featuring a one-man offense and a nonexistent defense. Lamar Odom credited the team's calm attitude immediately after the Game 5 loss with preventing a dire situation from becoming worse. Artest pointed to Bryant's high expectations and Derek Fisher's speeches all season in fueling the team's confidence level. And Lakers forward Luke Walton noticed Bryant appearing relaxed and jovial, while Jackson provided little changes to the team's preparations beyond X's and O's.

"Going into game 6 or 7 and losing is a failure to us. There's nothing that needs to be said. You look around right now. There's not many people celebrating," said Walton, though he shared a laugh with reporters because the crowded locker room caused him to perspire through a new dress shirt. People are ready to get home, get some rest and get ready for Thursday."

The Lakers gave themselves a chance by holding very little back. 

Odom recorded his first double-digit in rebounds (10) along with eight points, despite playing with sinusitis. "Focus, will, just giving myself up," Odom said. Artest bounced back from a miserable Game 5 by playing within the context of the offense and allowing successful early looks to increase his confidence. "If I can help my team with a good stop, box out or physical, that's a huge part of the game." 

Jordan Farmar perfectly demonstrated the team's hustling attitude by successfully diving for a loose ball, despite wearing numerous floor burns. "I got a big blister on my hand," he said. "I got a few things, but that's how it's supposed to feel in an NBA Finals game. Game 6 and your backs are against the wall -- you're supposed to be hurting. Though Fisher picked up four early fouls, the Lakers' reserves in Sasha Vujacic (nine points) Farmar (four points) and Shannon Brown (four points) filled the void, with the latter showcasing two highlight-reel dunks. "That's what it's going to take," Brown said. That's what we lacked in the games we lost." 

And Gasol quickly rebounded from his worst Finals performance, with vintage play including hooks, mid-range jumpers and efficiency in the triangle. "You've just got to make sure you bring the kind of intensity, activity that we brought tonight and then things will go your way for the most part."

Things certainly went the Lakers' way in Game 6, an outcome the team had already visualized happening. And with Game 7 quickly approaching, the Lakers plan to maintain that approach,

"You can understand the power of prayer and people coming together and willing themselves," Odom said. "It worked for us as a team and individually."

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, tries to take away the ball from Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, as forward Ron Artest defends during the first quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

 
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LAKERS PLAYED THEIR GAME 7 TONIGHT.

THE BOSTON CELTICS WILL RAIN ON LAKERS PARADE ON THURSDAY!

REMEMBER, DON'T PUT BALLOONS ON THE ROOF... IF YOU DO, IT SHOULD BE CELTIC GREEN AND WHITE.

THE BOSTON CELTICS, 2010 NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!

Celtics blog says that LA fans are the least intimidating in the league!! WTF? They must not have seen the game. If it takes buying large beers to be be loud and you just paid $500. What's 20 bucks more for a chance to help in the Lakers repeat. People who are at the game there go crazy this Thurday!!!!! You lucky few are gonna be part of history in G A M E 7!!!!

We are JUST at half of the way now. The previouses 6 games... ALL erased, folks.

From our minds and from Lakers's ones.

Did you look the way Kobe looked in the interview?
Focused.
Totally into it.
He seemed almost annoyed that he had to talk about THIS game in a way, because for him this counts YET nothing.

I finally got fullfilled in what I was asking since three games:

Team play;
Missing people;
Strong D.

And this is the way Lakers roll when we roll.

But I am not fooling myself.

The best has YET to be done.

Revenge, and glory, and 16th ring are there.
We just need to resspond again and GRAB it.

We so totally can do it.

Tonight we overcame Drew forced exit, and Derek's not really perfect night, with what I knew was in our pipes: a GLOBAL effort on court.

Celtics think they're the only team who plays aa a team.

Sorry, they're not. It's just that we need a good slap in the face (and Kobe's roaring like King Lion in the savannah) to recall ourselves how much we are, but without avoiding the download side of that awareness (selfcomplacency).

I TOTALLY adored LakerTruth's quoting pof John Wooden's applied to each of our guys.
That was awesome and so totally condivisible.

We just gotta do it all again.
This was the frst half of a 8 quarters game, and we have to do half job still.

Same effort, same presence, same intensity, same everything.

Forget: not SAME... I wanna it BETTER, because Celtics will be better.

We've waited TWO years for THIS game to come: to win a ring in their faces on OUR sacred soil.

We owe this to ourselves, and Lakers owe this to themselves.

I might start compose my ode to Kobe THE GOAT Bryant but I know in two days I will have simply WAY more reasons to.

And then I won't yet.

I won't yet, because I know he's still focused and knows the job ain't done at all yet.

I'm with my leader.

In thoughts, in action, in words.

Let's GO Lakers.

-1 to Figueroa and to our well deserved Ultimate Joy.

Bring it On again and more.

I BELIEVE IN LAKERS POWER and I BELIEVE IN BLACK MAMBA'S PERFECTION: let's paint the world in Purple and Gold.

NOW.

The time is now.

Have a great day/night/afternoon dear Fam.

LLL. ;)

There were a couple of novice Laker fans who chastised me after the game 5 loss when I said, "We're exactly where we should be in a 2-3-2 format." Some fans even declared that they were quitting on the Lakers. I kept saying, "We're exactly where we should be in a 2-3-2 format." I got more guff from nubie Laker fans. I brought up 1988, and the nubies brought up 2008 and so on.


I just want to say ***HUGE*** THANK YOU!!! to the fans at Staples Center last night! They were FANTASTIC from tip-off to closing seconds! You could feel the intensity and the electricity in the crowd. The Celtics came off small and scared, specially after Perkins went down. How does it feel not to have your big man in the most important series of the season? We had to deal with that dilemma in 2008 (which is why the Celtics 2008 Championship should have an asterisk, not to mention having Ariza only for one game in 2008). Not to mention this series, with Andrew Bynum hobbling up and down the court on one leg!


Well done, Lakers!
No, FANTASTIC!


It was extra special as the Lakers didn't allow the Celtics to make a run throughout the game -- the lead stayed LARGE the entire game, so no carry over confidence at cutting the Lakers lead!


Well done, Lakers!
No, FANTASTIC!


The Lakers, as you all can see, are the better team, with or without Perkins.


Lakers all the way!!!
Lakers 3-peat!!!!


Boston sucks!!!

THE CELTICS 131, LAKERS 92

THAT WILL BE THE SCORE AGAIN ON THURSDAY!

Mamba24 --


Keep up the great work! All true Lakers fans hugely appreciate your devotion and loyatly to your team!


GO Lakers!!!

Where are the jackals????


Where is that jackal who bogarted the very good name of the great Derek Fisher ("DFish")??? You're an UBER-UBER ***pathetic*** drone, dude. GET A FREAKING LIFE!!!


Where's Kevin Tulley? Where's OuchhHhho-loco? Where are the rest of the green brigade? LOSERS, all of 'em! They're sleeping with their mommies tonight, crying in their dreams -- more like nightmares of purple and gold running roughshot over their green losers.


haha!


BOSTON SUCKS!!!


And the beauty part... the defending Champs, the Los Angeles Lakers, are the mighty force that turned the Boston Celtics into a bunch of suckers, made them look like a bunch of old losers!


haha!

Kevin Garnett, what a moron, go kiss the Lakers floor and pay homage to all things purple/gold, you fool.


Paul "ain't coming back to L.A." Pierce, what a moron! My farts have more brain cells!


Doc Rivers, no class, no shame -- can't wait to see this pretender sheepishly shake Phil Jackson's hand and ***suck up*** in defeat to the zen master.


And Rondo, go grow some facial hair, dude. You look like a freaking woman!


WackjobWallace -- will walk, bare-footed, in his uniform, all the way back to Boston looking for his straight jacket!


Big fat walrus baby Davis -- shall never recover from his 15 minutes of glory in game 4, and sadly ends up on a milk carton in 2013 -- the fattest walrus wanna-be hero ever to end up on a milk carton in north America. Presently drooling while munching on his 5th big mac in his L.A. hotel room while crying uncontrollably over game 6.


Ray Allen, the feast/famin loser who hates the GOAT, Mr. Kobe Bryant out of sheer jealousy. Walley Ray Allen, what a loser shmuck. From 8 3s, a world record, to ZERO baskets the next game, a near record for futility.


haha!


LOSERS!


Top-down, losers!

Take it easy, guys, is not over yet.

Great teamwork. Great effort. To me, Pau Gasol is the MVP´s game 6, and the MVP of the Finals if Lakers win, obviously.

Pay attention: Celtics only scoring 67 p. in game 6. That probably change in game 7.

We need 35 p. from Kobe and 30./15 from Pau in order to win this championship. I think Bynum can´t play the last game but if Perkins is injured, the force is balanced.


What a great WIN.

The most important thing was to see the team united again, every single player giving their best, figthing rebounds, loose balls playing defense with an amazing intensity (Did you see Kobe's first minutes on the game? her looked possesed going after anything that was moving in green), Sasha hitting 3's (I think that could be very important in game 7) Kobe rooting for everybody both on the floor and from the bench.

We all know that when this team plays at 100% there is no team that can come close.

Now, let's focus on the last game to earn glory. We don't have to think we have an advantage and we don't have to think it will be easy. We need to keep the same attitude and determination and then as Kobe said, EXECUTE!

GO LAKERS!!!

One more win to become ETERNAL

Why Pau play 41.18 m. in this game??????

Pau still playing 43-44 m. every game in this finals (more that every Laker) We can think that the player with superior playint time is the franchise player, is the numper 1 option, is the leader, is the best player??????

I have the answer for my question:

Pau Gasol is the best player in this current Laker Team. Is the point guard in the post, is the starting PF, is the starter C, he is the 2 scorer, the first facilitator. He is LOS ANGELES LAKERS, and obviously if Lakers win this championship, Pau GAsol deserve the MVP trophy.

"Take it easy, guys, is not over yet."


Oh, yes it is, my friend.


This series is over, despite what all the TV shmucks have to say in order to pull in viewers and boost ratings. The Lakers, led by Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant, will not lose at home to a team they just mopped up and thrashed in total, specially with Perkins out (and even if he plays, how effective will he be?).


Fair is fair. Lakers were without Bynum and Ariza in 2008 Finals, and have been hampered significantly in this series with a lame Andrew Bynum, now the Celtics will have to deal with adversity.


Lakers will win game 7, the closest thing to a LOCK.

Pau GAsol is : SOFT, SOFTIE, GASOFT, MARSMELLOW......

hHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH, Pau Gasol is a spaniard champion, much more que your Kobe Bryant losser (he can´t win without a superstar, he is simply the sidekick, the scorer, but not the best player) Pau Gasol make this lakers team better, he is the ANSWER, the solution (GAsolution), he did everythink in everymoment (rebounding, scoring, assisting, all with a great leadership and great BBIQ).

PÀU GASOL IS THE REAL MVP IF LAKERS WIN, NOT KB.

Why Pau GAsol is the MVP¿??????

Pau Gasol play well: LAKERS WIN
Pau GAsol play bad: LAKERS LOSSE.

Simply like that.

THE FAT LADY will definitely NOT SING for the Celtics on game 7!! All of the 3 Games that the Celtics won in this series were CLOSE games even in game 5 where they shot 56% from the field the Lakers are still within 5 points and have a chance to trim it to 3pts with the FTof Ron Artest. While in the 3 games that the Lakers won only Game 3 was close while the victory in Games 1 and 6 were blowouts. What does this mean? This means that if all the Laker players shows up and play true to their form on both ends of the floor then no doubt the Lakers will win. The only team that can beat the Lakers are the Lakers themselves. I just hope on game 7 everybody that showed up tonight will also show up on Game 7!!!!

Fat Lady, is that your name because of all the years you have to suffer between championships and all the beer and hard alcohol you have to consume to forget another year your team lost?

Whats the Numbers? something like 20 in between? Celtics win or LOSE,
your team and organization will have to wait those 20 years to compete for another championship. By then i am sure the Lakers will be up 31 titles to your 17 or maybe 18.

And Rondo, go grow some facial hair, dude. You look like a freaking woman!
-LUDWIG

LOL. Just remind of an Eddie Murphy movie where there was a gay who is a Rajon Rondo Look Alike. I think its the movie Coming to America!!

Ricky ... no complaints from mamba faithfuls if Gasol is appointed the new mvp ... so long as he helps us win a championship 2morro

What do we play for? MVP? Hell NO ... RINGS BABY

Purple and Gold Nation ...
All we've accomplished so far is get an extension on the death sentence we dealt ourselves in Boston ... Sudden death is still the name of the game ... Come thursday, here's to every player and fan leaving it all out there for game 7 ... 'nuff said

24 + 16 +[3|1]7 = The Purple Tinted Golden Age

If the Lakers can duplicate half of what they showed in game 6, then the Lake show will win game 7

Sorry, but the Celtic Fat Lady will have laryngitis by the time Game 7 is over...and a shot of steroids isn't going to work....

This game showed what everyone saw in the crucial closeout games in each of the three previous series....execution, commitment to defense and working as a team...exactly what Doc Rivers said his team WASN'T doing in Game 6.

Should be one for the ages, but am hoping it does not come down to a last second shot...Lakerland has not been lucky with that vs. the Celtics before.

Perk looks to be out, Bynum's knee swelling doesn't sound good, but the guy is looking to play some minutes...


Don't see the Celts withering away, but the 'mo' is back on the Lakers' side at this point and they're playing at Staples...no better way than to win the title on your homecourt.

Until Thursday....LAKERS!!!

Fish & chips... sorry, repeat: Fish & Pau fast menu for Lossers Greens.

Fish & Pau as a visit card and Kobe as dessert is the menu for the last game, the game of victory, the ring's game.

Ouchhhhhhhhh crying and Bostonians in depression.

One ring for all year long... many ring's for the next decade.

Lakers Power All Over the World.

Mickey Mouse must be enjoying all this. GAME 7, All the ratings are in his favor. Told you guys that STERN and M.Mouse would present the trophy while holding hands in that pivotal Game 7.

Fabulous team play for a change! Artest & Odom finally played with energy & confidence on O & D. Gasol & Kobe were great, Bynum Courageous & mature. Bench mob played good D, helped rebound, & Farmar going after loose balls. Attacked basket aggressively (even Farmar & Brown), good ball movement & cuts. Sasha the machine was back. Brown's dunks energized team & crowd, also played good defense. Bench used their physical talents, best suited to aggressively attack the basket, helped with gang rebounds and sped up offense. Go Lakers win rebounding battle, play team defense with crisp rotations, attack aggressively & win Championship!!

*** THE CELTICS HAVE MISSED THE PLAYOFF 15 TIMES **
****THE LAKERS HAVE MISSED THE PLAYOFFS...5 TIMES**

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GAME 7 - THE BIG PAYBACK - AND A RING THAT'S A FACT –
ONE MORE WIN TO BE ETERNAL -BANDWAGON
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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. @ FEARLESS
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June 2008: Boston Celtics dance on Laker's grave, complete with Gatorade splash on Coach Rivers in the waning moments of game 6 blow-out, close-out victory. Decades of Celtics mediocrity melt away as testosterone mixed with Celtic-arrogance fuels the celebratory fire. The "Big 3" are hailed as champs as LA Lakers barely escape in team bus assaulted by barbaric Celtics fans.
June 2009: LA Lakers dance alone when Boston fails to join the party. Kobe wins one without Shaq. Coach "Ten-Rings" Jackson passes Red "Cigar-Smoking" Auerbach. Trophy is awarded to Lakers as sulking Celtics cry that asterisk should accompany it as the Celtics had a boo-boo they couldn't play through.
June 2010: Boston 1, Lakers 1 (on VERY recent scoreboard). Lakers "what if" questions about 2008 aside. Celtics classless "you were lucky" assertions about 2009 aside. It arrives at this... no excuses... no conditions... GAME 7 Lakers ~ Celtics Rubber game, WINNER TRUMPS ALLl @LAKERMIKE
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(00) PHIL JACKSON – 10RINGS – It’s about who comes out and DICTATES the GAME.
(00) KOBE BRYANT - Yeah, there's a danger, but we're used to being in must-win situations. The way we look at it, it's just a game we've got to win. We've been in must-win situations before, so we have to approach it the same way. It's a game we've got to win, simple as that. I'm not going crazy over it. We've got to take care of business The opportunity is not something that makes me happy, it's winning and taking advantage of the opportunity that makes me happy. That buzzer goes off and we're not victorious, am I thankful for the opportunity? Nope. It has nothing to do with the last game. It's all about the present, I KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE, BUT I’M NOT TRIPPING. The squad has the intention to close this thing out on Thursday night, Game 7. They don't have a choice. GOT TO!!!.
(00) LAMAR ODOM – It’s AMAZING what you can accomplish when you are FACING DEATH and looking at YOUR GRAVE.
(00) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER - Don't PARTY too HARD. There is yet one more Game Day Prayer.
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(01) 2PHATT- OWNER – WE ARE looking for some serious BEATDOWN come Thr.
(02) DWNTWNATTY - DRIVER -As I said, we went into Game 6 retaining home court advantage. It's relevant, it's significant, and here we are at Game FREAKING 7, with the ball in our court! One last battle! One last push for victory! I'm absolutely fired up here. The Lakers came out prepared, focused and ready to compete baby!!! Trolls, you think Lakers are going to come out weak in game 7? I wouldn't bet on it. What's that you say, you little green trolls? Oh that's right, Nothing, because you disappear into the air when faced with adversity. Talk a lot of mess, and then when you get SOCKED IN THE MOUTH, you get real quiet. I can't here you. not so fired up?
(03) LAKERMIKE - RIDING SHOTGUN - GAME 7 ... LAKERS~CELTICS ... FINALITY . . .June 2010: Boston 1, Lakers 1 (on VERY recent scoreboard). Lakers "what if" questions about 2008 aside. Celtics classless "you were lucky" assertions about 2009 aside. It arrives at this... no excuses... no conditions... GAME 7 LAKERS ~ CELTICS, RUBBER GAME. .WINNER TRUMPS ALL!!!
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(05) ZAIRA – BLOG POET - We are JUST at half of the way now. The previouses 6 games... ALL ERASED folks. From our minds and from Lakers's ones. Team play, Strong D This is the way Lakers roll when we roll. But I am not fooling myself. The best has YET to be done. REVENGE and GLORYand 16th RING are THERE. We just need to RESPOND again and GRAB it.We so totally can do it. I TOTALLY adored LakerTruth's quoting pof John Wooden's applied to each of our guys. That was awesome and so totally condivisible. We JUST GOTTA DO IT ALL AGAIN. This was the FIRST HALF of a 8 QUARTERS and we still have HALF A JOB LEFT. Same effort, same presence, same intensity, same everything. Forget: not SAME... I wanna it BETTER, because Celtics will be better. We've waited TWO years for THIS game to come: to win a ring in their faces on OUR sacred soil. We owe this to ourselves, and Lakers owe this to themselves. I'm with my leader KOBE In thoughts, in action, in words. Let's GO Lakers. -1 to Figueroa and to our well deserved Ultimate Joy. Bring it On again and more. I BELIEVE IN LAKERS POWER and I BELIEVE IN BLACK MAMBA'S PERFECTION: let's paint the world in Purple and Gold. NOW. THE TIME IS NOW.
(06) MTI312 - Back to back !
(07) JAMIE SWEET - Now it is time to take a chain saw to the zombie that is the Boston Celtics. On Thursday that zombie will try to rise again, cigar smoldering in the night-bowler perched just so. We have to do a Peter Jackson 'Dead Again' number on this team on Thursday, we have to kick #### for the Lord, as it were. Phil's Pa, a Preacher, just might understand.
(08) MIKE X - NBAChamps L.a Lakers 2010
(09) APPOLO C. VERMONT - The greatness of a man comes when you are down but able to get up and fight. The Greeks called it " more than conqueror! The Lakers did not just won tonight, they conquered their fear! Fear not lose the game but to lose their confidence and respect. Kobe is showing his greatness in this finals, he is the only consistent player for both teams. Trusting his teammates in this crucial game, and when they failed he imposed his will to win just like the other night. They can call him ballhog, but when the chips are down, I will trust this guy....Go Lakers!!!!!
(10) SCOTT - It all comes down to one final game Thursday...There's really nothing more to say.
(11) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN
(12) MAMBA24
(13) EASTCOASTJESSIE
(14) FAITH
(15) COMPLEX_BROTHA
(16) FEARLESS
(17) THE OUTLAW
(18) BABY OUT LAW
(19) LAKERLASS
(20) J24(LADYJEM24)
(21) JEANETTE
(23) JON K - This is now a one game series. We can talk about momentum and all, but it's a one game series... in Los Angeles. Anyhow, after approximately 15,000 posts to this blog since its inception, driving home to a Championship parade would be a good end to the story.
(24) EDWIN GUECO - I pray Mbenga could play on Thursday 4th Q. He is the barometer. If he plays then it is really over unless Celtics would for 8th game or 9 game series. "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
(25) LAKERTOM
(26) SEGEBOY - THE SHERIFF - All we've accomplished so far is get an EXTENSION on the DEATH SENTENCE we dealt ourselves in Boston ... SUDDEN DEATH is still THE NAME OF THE GAME ... Here's to EVERY PLAYER and FAN LEAVING IT ALL OUT THERE for GAME7 TONIGHT!!
(27) TROY B - GAME 7 BABY YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
(28) MARK G - Game 7 Celts v. Lakers, what more could you ask 4?
(29) MARC B
(30) MAGIC PHIL
(31) AMIT(LAKERS RULE)
(32) DEWEY - Told you all -- WE GOT THIS!!!! Game 7 is ours, Dudes!!!!! It's WINNIN' TIME!!!!!!
(33) ICE - We have home court, the rest of the team regained their confidence, we got the millions and millions of Lakerholics, we have Kobe and Pau.
WE GOT THIS!! It's going to be epic. Lakers will repeat!
(34) LA MENTALITY - Kobe will cement his legacy forever on Thursday. It is the game 7 where Legends like Kobe were born for. I have rarely posted on here throughout the year but always read the comments by the regulars. To all the true lakers fans in here and they know who they are, one more game to another finish to a destined season. Win or lose. Keep up the Laker pride. Lakers 4 life L.A. All day everyday!
(35) ROB IN LA - The Lakers will be World Champions again by Thursday night at approximately 9:00 p.m. Get ready Los Angeles to blow the roof off. Start the party now. Let the anticipation begin. The city of Los Angeles is about to EXPLODE like a ___ in a ___ (fill in your own blanks). hahahahahahahaha
(36) VMAN - THIS is why we play the regular season: TO CELEBRATE ON OUR HOME FLOOR....Great to be there tonight, great to celebrate this with my blog brothers. We know and the Celtics know, WE GOT THIS!!!!!
(37) JOE CORAD - If the Lakers can DUPLICATE HALF of what they showed in game 6, then the LAKE SHOW WILL WIN GAME 7
(38) YOU EVER NOTICE - ANOTHER HISTORIC LAKER CELTIC MATCHUP FOR THE GRANDEST PRIZE OF THEM ALL AND BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR ANOTHER YEAR
(39) GANAPIA – ONE MORE WIN win to become ETERNAL
(40) LUDWIG – LAKERS WILL WIN GAME 7!!! The closest thing to a LOCK.
(41) LAKERLADY - Should be ONE FOR THE AGES, but am hoping it does not come down to a last second shot...Lakerland has not been lucky with that vs. the Celtics before. Don't see the Celts withering away, but the 'mo' is back on the Lakers' side at this point and they're playing at Staples...NO BETTER WAY THAN TO WIN THE TITLE ON YOUR HOME COURT!!!
(42) KARMANIAC – ONE RING for ALL YEAR LONG... MANY RING’S for the NEXT DECADE. LAKERS POWER ALL OVER THE WORLD.
(43) CALIPHILOSOPHER - One down, one to go.
(44) HALOS ANT –
(45) ISLAND PRIEST –
(46) PARADE MARSHALL - I dunno, if I'm a Celtic, I'm preparing for the worst. I dunno, if I'm a Laker, I'm preparing for a parade.
(47) JOHNNY V - Come on back on Thursday Boston. "We Gotta Lotta Mo"
(48) FAR SIDE - SOME BOSTON FANS SEEM TO THINK THEIR TEAM WAS NO SHOW, CONTRARY TO THIER BELIEF, BOSTON ACTUALLY SHOWED UP BUT LAKERS TOOK IT TO THEM AND KOBE THE BEST PLAYER was the catalyst in rare form!!
(49) ROSS - Go Lakers win rebounding battle, play team defense with crisp rotations, attack aggressively & win Championship!!
(50)

Props to Complex Brother for predicting a Laker Blowout.

Complex, let me know if you're getting a feeling lottery numbers.

Kobe Bean Bryant: "I'm not trippin"

Damn right baybee...This Laker team knows how to win "must" games...

This group of players can focus on the next game, put behind the last game, then take care of business...

Game 7 will be over in the first quarter, like game 6...No trippin!!!

The only one tripping are all the people that wrote off this Laker team...

We are the reigning Champs...but it's OK...if you give no props...

This team takes and earns the respect among themselves...

They don't care what the so called experts say...They just count the rings on their fingers...

Can you dig it!!!!

ALL ABOARD THE LAKERS DYNASTY BULLET TRAIN
Next stop...Figueroa Station...for the LAKERS #16 Parade

-==------ === ------==--==---===-- -====--===-===-===
/_____\______\_____\____\____\____\_ _____\
ll l - --> LAKERS DYNASTY EXPRESS <----- l----- l---|-----}
L___Jl(0)____ (0) Jl____Jl(0) __ __Jl(0)__Jl(0)____J
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lewstrs
mamba24
Rick Friedman

Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes,
Traveling the train through the Staples Center skies
Kobe, Fish and Pau call,
Ron-Ron, LO play some ball
American ladies wearing Purple 'N Gold.
Sweep the Utah Jazz and play with Nash's mind,
Had to get away to see what we could find.
Hope the days that lie ahead
bring us back to where they've led
Number #16's waiting just for you!

Don't you know we're riding on the Dynasty Express,
Don't you know we're riding on the Dynasty Express,
The LA Lakers are the best.
All aboard the train.
All aboard the train.

Thanks Mamba for including me in the bandwagon. GO LAKERS!!!!

@LEWSTRS, - I like your style sir!!!
Mamba24

Thanks Mamba for including me in the bandwagon. GO LAKERS!!!!
Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 05:29 AM
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My pleasure Joe. One more Game, One more Ring! Believe it Joe...WE GOT THIS!!!

@Joe Corard, why don't you hop aboard Lewstrs Bandwagon too!
Mamba24

I wont' hop to a bandwagon where i am not invited.

Props to Complex Brother for predicting a Laker Blowout. Complex, let me know if you're getting a feeling lottery numbers. Posted by: Mark G | June 16, 2010 at 05:16 AM
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Lol, Amen Mark! Complex_brotha let me know also! I'm serious Brotha! Lol!
Mamba24

Adrian Waj..ski says Perkins has strained ACL, MCL and he's ouuuuuuuuuuuuuut. Ouch.


Wes

I wont' hop to a bandwagon where I am not invited. Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 05:38 AM
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Joe, Lewstrs said ALL aboard! Unlike unmannerly me who puts people on a Bandwagon before they ask, Lewstrs doing it the right way and waiting for folks to ask to be let onboard. Lol!
Mamba24

But one precaution, the old bandwagons, as in the ones traveling to the GLORIOUS WEST, usually stumbled and lost their way. Hate to mention but never got there. Only the few got there. When they did, well they gave birth to the Laker fans, LOL. Only because they knew what it felt to come close and lose, come close and fall, come close and FINISH IT ALL. The old wagoneers paved the way; the way to win and beat the bumps on the roads named the Celtics.

I have never seen a wheelchair conquer a hill before, or a loud mouth on one leg.

Adrian Waj..ski says Perkins has strained ACL, MCL and he's ouuuuuuuuuuuuuut. Ouch. Posted by: wesjoenixon | June 16, 2010 at 05:41 AM
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Thanks for the info WesJoe. I don't wish injury to any player and my prayers go out to Brother Perkins...but we also have a warrior - Bynum- who has been injured all series and so...the Basketball gods have ways to even things out. 2008 we had a Hurt Bynum also. Oh well no matter I don't care who they have playing in Game 7 the D the lakers played in Game 6 would have defeated ANY TEAM in Historyyyyyyyy!!!
Mamba24

One More Game. Thursday is supposed to be the hottest day of the week in LA. I wonder why?

I have never seen a wheelchair conquer a hill before, or a loud mouth on one leg. Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 05:48 AM
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Lol! I guess I don't have to say it but for the !st time today...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!
MAMBA24

I seriously cant believe they dont even mention anywhere, nor here, nor espn, nor NBA.com that Gasol had 9 assists, its incredible, nobody even mention he was 1 assist to get the triple-double. When Rondo did it , it appeared everywhere!!. They dont want contenders for the MVP award, they dont wanna take the risk of Gasol having amazing match in game 7 and koby bad one, and be forced to loose MVP for american player. Everything is settled up by this NBA bussiness.

"But the offense sure looks better when it also features contributions from Pau Gasol (17 points and 13 rebounds"

M.MEDINA YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR MEMORY
WHEN KOBE HAS NINE AST
YOU WILL NEVER STOP COMMENT
I REPEAT YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR MEMORY

This would be more right MR MEDINA!!!!
"But the offense sure looks better when it also features contributions from Pau Gasol (17 points and 13 rebounds (5 offensive) to leave him only 1 assist shy of a triple double. You combine that with his 3 blocks and you could easily argue that he was the player of the game despite the tremendous game from Kobe.

One More Game. Thursday is supposed to be the hottest day of the week in LA. I wonder why? Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 05:50 AM
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All that heat will still be around from the Lakers smoking the Celtics!!!

Larry, did you get imposterized, or did you really fall asleep during the game last night?

ALL ABOARD THE LAKERS DYNASTY BULLET TRAIN
Next stop...Figueroa Station...for the LAKERS #16 Parade

-==------ === ------==--==---===-- -====--===-===-===
/_____\______\_____\____\____\____\_ _____\
ll l - --> LAKERS DYNASTY EXPRESS <----- l----- l---|-----}
L___Jl(0)____ (0) Jl____Jl(0) __ __Jl(0)__Jl(0)____J
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lewstrs
mamba24
Rick Friedman
Joe_ Corad

Joe...looks like you were shanghaied...welcome aboard...

When the celtics all play exceptionally well, the celtics win by 6. When the Lakers all play exceptionally well, the Lakers win by 20+. The celtics will have to play a near perfect game on Thursday in order to when. We are the better team, everyone knows it, even the boston players. Keep the pedal down Lakes - crush this foolish team!!

Of course Pau is only in the lakers
to receive trash in defeat
One more thing....
Has anybody seen Ouchhhhhhhhhh?
I'm really worried

Larry, did you get imposterized, or did you really fall asleep during the game last night? Posted by: Mark G | June 16, 2010 at 05:52 AM
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Yes Father Mark it was me and forgive me for I have sinned. I don't know what happened man. I told The Chat after the 1st Quarter the game was over & that the Celtics would never get a lead again...Then I begin celebrating a lil to much with sundry and various beverages among other things,closed my eyes for a minute, when I woke up the game had been over for an hour. Lol!
Maba24

@MARK, Oh I forgot to mention, since I woke up I haven't been back to sleep since! Lol!
Mamba24

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GAME 7 - THE BIG PAYBACK - AND A RING THAT'S A FACT –
ONE MORE WIN TO BE ETERNAL -BANDWAGON
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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. @ FEARLESS
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June 2008: Boston Celtics dance on Laker's grave, complete with Gatorade splash on Coach Rivers in the waning moments of game 6 blow-out, close-out victory. Decades of Celtics mediocrity melt away as testosterone mixed with Celtic-arrogance fuels the celebratory fire. The "Big 3" are hailed as champs as LA Lakers barely escape in team bus assaulted by barbaric Celtics fans.
June 2009: LA Lakers dance alone when Boston fails to join the party. Kobe wins one without Shaq. Coach "Ten-Rings" Jackson passes Red "Cigar-Smoking" Auerbach. Trophy is awarded to Lakers as sulking Celtics cry that asterisk should accompany it as the Celtics had a boo-boo they couldn't play through.
June 2010: Boston 1, Lakers 1 (on VERY recent scoreboard). Lakers "what if" questions about 2008 aside. Celtics classless "you were lucky" assertions about 2009 aside. It arrives at this... no excuses... no conditions... GAME 7 Lakers ~ Celtics Rubber game, WINNER TRUMPS ALLl @LAKERMIKE
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(00) PHIL JACKSON – 10RINGS – It’s about who comes out and DICTATES the GAME.
(00) KOBE BRYANT - Yeah, there's a danger, but we're used to being in must-win situations. The way we look at it, it's just a game we've got to win. We've been in must-win situations before, so we have to approach it the same way. It's a game we've got to win, simple as that. I'm not going crazy over it. We've got to take care of business The opportunity is not something that makes me happy, it's winning and taking advantage of the opportunity that makes me happy. That buzzer goes off and we're not victorious, am I thankful for the opportunity? Nope. It has nothing to do with the last game. It's all about the present, I KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE, BUT I’M NOT TRIPPING. The squad has the intention to close this thing out on Thursday night, Game 7. They don't have a choice. GOT TO!!!.
(00) LAMAR ODOM – It’s AMAZING what you can accomplish when you are FACING DEATH and looking at YOUR GRAVE.
(00) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER - Don't PARTY too HARD. There is yet one more Game Day Prayer.
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(01) 2PHATT- OWNER – WE ARE looking for some serious BEATDOWN come Thr.

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(47) PURPLE HEART - When the celtics all play exceptionally well, the celtics win by 6. When the Lakers all play exceptionally well, the Lakers win by 20+. The celtics will have to play a near perfect game on Thursday in order to when. We are the better team, everyone knows it, even the boston players. Keep the pedal down Lakes - crush this foolish team!!

Joe...looks like you were shanghaied...welcome aboard...Posted by: LEWSTRS | June 16, 2010 at 05:54 AM
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Lol! There you go, You learning fast. I think next season the Bandwagons will be in good hands with you!
Mamba24

A small image I have created and uploaded...... about Game-7.

Hope you all like and enjoy!!

http://tinyurl.com/2djafdc

Feel free to comment :-)

Do not look ouchhhhhpinckdirtylady are taking in the ass to calm the anxiety in his mother's brothel!

I told my good friend today, "if Lakers win today, about 75% of the Staples Center crowd will wear that gold shirt they give away at the begining of series or in critical games".

I once read a Celtic fan post on this blog that the Lakers crowd can never match the intensity of a Celtics crowd. Well i tell that fan to look back at game 7 in the western conference in 2000.

Yeah, about 75% of the crowd was wearing gold, and they were on their feet and the roar throughout the game was defeaning, even if they scored a freethrow.


Everyone knew that the winner of that series between the Lakers and the Blazers was going to eventually win the Championship.

Maybe the Staples Crowd is more quiet than other crowds in the NBA, maybe the reason being is cause we expect Trophies each year, we celebrate the championships more than just being happy to be in the playoffs, or cheering that our team won one or maybe two games in a series.

I want to see the Celtic fans pack the TD Garden on game 7 like the Laker fans did in 2001.

I am disappointed that Perkins is out for game 7...

I wanted the Lakers to end this, 'Starting 5' undefeated garbage...

Well there you go Chowder Nation...

You have your excuse for losing game 7...

All those Chowder trolls here yesterday...

Did you pop your wad...it's call premature ejaculation...

LA Lakers...where our erections go all the way...to the orgasmic OBrien Trophy...

ROFLMFAO

LOL, many thanks to u Mamba, i can see why you are very popular and well defended in this blog

I am so freakin ashamed. I fell asleep after halftime! This is sooooo Damnn embarassing!

Posted by: mamba24

OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!

I am so freakin ashamed. I fell asleep after halftime! This is sooooo Damnn embarassing!

Posted by: mamba24

guess the morning cheerleading is a Full Time + Part Time Job.

did u fall asleep on Mommy's Lap?

I wont' hop to a bandwagon where I am not invited. Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 05:38 AM


You really don't have a choice Joe. Mamba24 has a way of knowing which bandwaggons a person belongs to before the person even does. It's like free tarot card readings, but with NBA overtures. Roll with the punches and feel welcome, because you are.


Wes

I am so freakin ashamed. I fell asleep after halftime! This is sooooo Damnn embarassing!

Posted by: mamba24

OHHHHH. THE HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we need a bandwagon for those who r so bored by the Lakers play that fall asleep.

I am so freakin ashamed. I fell asleep after halftime! This is sooooo Damnn embarassing!
Posted by: mamba24

Larry,


I think in the same post with the Perkins update, they say Bynum may be out too, though I think Andrew will 100% play the 1st half, at least.


Wes

did u fall asleep on Mommy's Lap? Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | June 16, 2010 at 06:22 AM
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Wish i could have bro, my "MOMMY" had an untimely death 2 years ago!
Mamba24

Alguien dice haber visto a ouchhhhhhhhhh disfrazado de lagarterana tomando el expreso de medianoche con dirección al Polo Norte... llorando a moco tendido y maldiciendo su debilidad cerebral y su torpeza baloncestistica.

My limited english impossibility to say this in the shakespeare language.

Someone who knows spanish language please make translation.

What happened to Mike T? Oh i know, he only comes out of the tree trunk (basement) when the Lakers lose.

"I seriously cant believe they dont even mention anywhere, nor here, nor espn, nor NBA.com that Gasol had 9 assists, its incredible, nobody even mention he was 1 assist to get the triple-double. When Rondo did it , it appeared everywhere!!. They dont want contenders for the MVP award, they dont wanna take the risk of Gasol having amazing match in game 7 and koby bad one, and be forced to loose MVP for american player. Everything is settled up by this NBA bussiness"

Totally agree
I think it's normal the press of the nba want to give more value players to give more money lebron, howard, KG ....

I have no problem more than a year kobe is the mvp this is a business
and kobe is the best nba star yet no one is near.
What makes my balls are inflated as the head of Davis G., is a forum for the lakers, where you should try your best to pau.
In 90% of losses in the picture of post Pau Gasol appears
and even more, that in games like yesterday disappear half of their statistics

When the lakers win, Kobe and the boys played well.
When the lakers lost Gasol and the kids did not play well.
M. Medina is a light version of Ouchhhh

I think in the same post with the Perkins update, they say Bynum may be out too, though I think Andrew will 100% play the 1st half, at least.
Posted by: wesjoenixon | June 16, 2010 at 06:27 AM
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Thanks again. I think this cancels things out. Still no worries, from what I hear on the different interview shows, the celtics room was like a morgue after the lost and there was mumbling about they were not prepared for what the Lakers bought. Usually I would say a team with their backs against the wall are like a wounded bear. In this caseI woud say the Celtics are not only wounded, but all but dead. All that's left is for an autopsy to be performed!

Lewster,


We've had our starting center hurt or missing 13 consecutive games in the finals agaionst the celtics. I think the Perkins injury will absolutely NOT be something the Celtics can point to as the reason they lost, unless the reasoning is the can only beat LA when the LA starting center is hurt while the Celtics center is fine.


Where are all the little child-like Celtic morons like D-Fish and especially Ouch (who was once a decent poster but has become an annoying little punk as soon as the timede turned)?


Come back trolls. We want to watch this film end with you in the room. WQe want your analysis of the event. Was it oscar worthy?


Hahhahahahahaha. Sorry.


Wes

"Take it easy, guys, is not over yet."


Oh, yes it is, my friend.


This series is over, despite what all the TV shmucks have to say in order to pull in viewers and boost ratings. The Lakers, led by Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant, will not lose at home to a team they just mopped up and thrashed in total, specially with Perkins out (and even if he plays, how effective will he be?).


Fair is fair. Lakers were without Bynum and Ariza in 2008 Finals, and have been hampered significantly in this series with a lame Andrew Bynum, now the Celtics will have to deal with adversity.


Lakers will win game 7, the closest thing to a LOCK.

Posted by: Ludwig | June 16, 2010 at 03:42 AM


I've heard the same words in these blogs twice before today.
First time, after game 1. it was already over.
Second time, after game 3.
guess what? it's game 7.
the greens are going all out. Lakers have to match that. they played an awesome game 6, they need to do it again. it's not over till it's over.

@WesJoe, Please don't tease the food. It might runaway and then we will have nothing for the Barbeque after The Lakers win Ring 16! lol!
Mamba24

What happened to Mike T? Oh i know, he only comes out of the tree trunk (basement) when the Lakers lose. Posted by: Joe_ Corad | June 16, 2010 at 06:30 AM
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LMAO!!

If Lakers win this championship, Pau Gasol deserve the MVP finals trophy. He has been the most consistent players, not only in this Finals but all season. Pau fight against the best players (Stoudemire, Garnett, Wallace, Nas...) with succes. Kobe, in this Finals guard Ray Allen and Ray is the best Celtics players every game (not forget the 7 of three line IN GAME 2)

Pau has been guarding for Garnett, Wallace, Perkins and Bib Baby, and, for that moment, he had only 1 bad game (5) and 5 very goods games.

This MVP 2010 is well deserved for Pau Gasol if Lakers win.

Escarpia, karmaniac, hiltontown

r u guys/girls really:

a. Lakers fans
b. Gasoft fans
c. Kobe Haters?

looks like all 3 of you have more issues with me than posting about the game and the Lakers

eurotriple and Ricky, you guys have to be the dumbest Lakers fans ever. Look, I dont care who wins MVP as long as we win the Championship, however I cant understand how any sane person can say that Gasol is the finals MVP?? How dumb do u have to be to make urself completely blind to facts. Kobe has been excellent every game this series. The only home loss we have had was because of Kobe being in foul trouble. Without Kobe we would have been blown out in game 5. Please no player who has to wait till his back is against the wall to play hard deserves the MVP award. Look, there is a reason Gasol never won a playoff game before coming to LA. I love the dude with my heart but lets not be stupid when assessing the game and our players. While you are at it, why not say the Bench who showed up at home are the collective MVP??? Please let use our heads sometimes when we make comments.

MVP finals 2010: PAU GASOL

1.- Best rebounder
2.- Best point guard in the post
3.- 2 best scorer
4.- best facilitator (% assist)
5.- best defender (vs. Garnett, Perkins, Wallace, Nash, and sometimes, Allen to Block shoots)

MVP: PAU GASOL.

While you are at it, why not say the Bench who showed up at home are the collective MVP??? Please let use our heads sometimes when we make comments. Posted by: Eco | June 16, 2010 at 06:44 AM
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Yes I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!
Mamba24

mamba24

sorry for that. i confused it with phred falling asleep on mommy's lap (top)

Ricky you are not a Laker fan. Kobe was Guarding Ray Allen in Game 2??? What games are you watching???? Pau Guards the best players??? Really??? R u high or something???

Hey phred,

Don't know if you'll see this before MM posts a new thread this morning -- but I owe you an apology. Jordan got the call and he delivered. My bad. You were spot on with that call and I was thrilled to see Jordan play with the verve that we know he can. Hope he's ready to deliver more of the same on Thursday.

Karmaniac,


I don't know what your post says, but this one is for our Laker brothers nd sisters in Italy....(is this an Italian or Spanish song?) ...and Spain, just in case this is a Spanish song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCk9NMN_NVc


Wes

MAKE NO MISTAKE. 131-92 IS A TROLL BUT A CUNNING ONE LIKE COACH RILEY NOTED OF CELTICS 'THEY ARE KNOWN FOR BEING CUNNING AND SECRETIVE" READ HIS OLD POST AFTER GAME 5:

HAHAHA HE PRETENDS TO BE NICE BUT JUST LIKE CELTICS PLAYS DIRTY, MOCKING WRITING ANGRY POSTS:


Kevin Tulley -

Just sit back and enjoy Laker fan going at each other's throat.

If they happen to win, youll see how they all come back and say ... "I knew we had this."

Maybe now they realize why I call Run Run ... Dribble Dribble.

LMFAO last nite when the toughest baddest man on the planet resorted to flopping when Rondo barely touched him. I feared he was gonna kick anybodys @ss that had the nerve to mess with the Lakers in the Finals or look at a Laker the wrong way. Wasnt that why you got him? Or was it he outstanding D? Or was it his outside shooting? I know ... his high BK IQ! No, wait it was his free throw shooting in the clutch. LOL ... Reminded me of Vince Carter.

Where is POMPOUS LakerTom? Doesnt write much in defeat. Had the Lakers won he would had write up after written about how he knew it all along. And reposted it every 5 minutes. To make sure everyone read it. Wait for his "Keys to winning game 6" post tomorrow. Its a must read.

Posted by: 131-92 | June 14, 2010 at 01:40 PM

I come here to read comments because MM's blog has some really good posters, however once in while some really dumb Europe Fans come on and say stupid things. Gasol isnt the MVP of anything. He has played well, but make no mistake, Kobe is the "Stirrer." He makes this engine go. If the Lakers follow Kobe's lead they win. Its that simple. Artest didnt come to the Lakers to play with Pau, he came here because of the greatness of Kobe. I will say it again, I do not care who wins finals MVP, as long as we win the Championship, but there is a reason why Everyone who knows basketball says even in Loss Kobe has clearly being the best player this series. There isn't a close 2nd. Enough of individual accolades, LETS GO LAKERS. Euro Gasol sympathizers please stay off this blog.

A couple of random observations.

1) I think Ron may have inadvertently delivered the Thursday strategy for Phil: any time Rondo goes in the lane he is to be flattened. That would make life very messy for the Cs: he can't consistently nail the J when the Lakers slough off, and then when he enters the lane he gets mauled. From the line he is atrocious, so there really is no place for him in the half-court O.

2) as for the Celtic O--I have no doubt that they'll score more than 67 next time, but basically, it is going to be up to the "Big 3" to all play out of their minds at the same time. Hasn't yet happened. And with the travel (and pressure) catching up with these old(er) bodies I can't see it happening on Thursday. Oh, I think it may be a game into the fourth, but they are going to have this season's M.O. catch up with them in the final game of the year: they are going to run out of gas with the finish line in sight . . . and the Lakers are going to snatch the O'Brian from their grasp.

A fitting end for those over-stuffed egos to have to live with the rest of their lives.

Ricky is not from Spain, trust me!!

If he was then he would be watching the world cup as Spain is about to play..

To Karmaniac:

Hey, deduzco de tu perfecto español, sin acento hispano(jejejeje) que debes ser de la piel de toro como yo (Barcelona). Aquí estoy dando cera a los yankees con lo de Gasol y haciendoles tragar cada vez que puedo lo de soft, gasolf y cosas por el estilo. Si Gasol es Soft, Kobe es un chupón, mal compañero y absolutamente sobrevalorado jugador de Basket que no puede ganar un simple anillo sin una superestrella a su lado ¿me sigues la jugada?

To Eco:

Only some and single words:

Game 5: Kobe Bryant 39 p., Pau Gasol 12. LAKERS LOSSE
Game 1: Kobe Bryant in foult trouble and 21 p. with his habitual bad shooting, Pau Gasol 23 p. (super %). LAKERS WIN

Defense:

Kobe guard Allen: Allen is the best celtic player.
Pau guard Garnett, Perkins, Wallace and Davis: Garnett only in game 4.

MVP FINALS: PAU GASOL ALL DAY

i'm watching Kill Bill 2. the moment when the blond is reading about the Black Mamba.

one bite and the venom's effect is GARGANTUAN

Ouchhhhhh
I fan lakers since the lakers of Magic
Kobe the best player in this team
Gasol it is the co-mvp this year
and you are a clown

Guys,


I'ma huge Laker fan so I love all the guys on this team. But, I don't think you can give Gasol the MVP over Kobe. Kobe's been the one leading this team in every second of every game. I don't think you can ignore his ledership when looking for a finals MVP. I really love Gasol, but I don't think Gasol could have handled the pole position for this team during these finals. I may even put Fisher is the race for MVP ahead of GAsol even though his numbers don't match.

Hey numbers are good, bt leadership trumps all in these important few games. Well, leadership plus outstanding performances.


Wes

Kendrick Perkins? Ironic, a starting center out with an injury, eh?

The 2008 asterisk is COMING!


What up fam! Been absent, but the Lakers have been ever present in my mind!

Wow...Ouch manned up for once. Hey if you did that more often you'd probably be welcome here....


Wes

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GAME 7 - THE BIG PAYBACK - AND A RING THAT'S A FACT –
ONE MORE WIN TO BE ETERNAL -BANDWAGON
*______*
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. @ FEARLESS
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June 2008: Boston Celtics dance on Laker's grave, complete with Gatorade splash on Coach Rivers in the waning moments of game 6 blow-out, close-out victory. Decades of Celtics mediocrity melt away as testosterone mixed with Celtic-arrogance fuels the celebratory fire. The "Big 3" are hailed as champs as LA Lakers barely escape in team bus assaulted by barbaric Celtics fans.
June 2009: LA Lakers dance alone when Boston fails to join the party. Kobe wins one without Shaq. Coach "Ten-Rings" Jackson passes Red "Cigar-Smoking" Auerbach. Trophy is awarded to Lakers as sulking Celtics cry that asterisk should accompany it as the Celtics had a boo-boo they couldn't play through.
June 2010: Boston 1, Lakers 1 (on VERY recent scoreboard). Lakers "what if" questions about 2008 aside. Celtics classless "you were lucky" assertions about 2009 aside. It arrives at this... no excuses... no conditions... GAME 7 Lakers ~ Celtics Rubber game, WINNER TRUMPS ALLl @LAKERMIKE
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(00) PHIL JACKSON – 10RINGS – It’s about who comes out and DICTATES the GAME.
(00) KOBE BRYANT - Yeah, there's a danger, but we're used to being in must-win situations. The way we look at it, it's just a game we've got to win. We've been in must-win situations before, so we have to approach it the same way. It's a game we've got to win, simple as that. I'm not going crazy over it. We've got to take care of business The opportunity is not something that makes me happy, it's winning and taking advantage of the opportunity that makes me happy. That buzzer goes off and we're not victorious, am I thankful for the opportunity? Nope. It has nothing to do with the last game. It's all about the present, I KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE, BUT I’M NOT TRIPPING. The squad has the intention to close this thing out on Thursday night, Game 7. They don't have a choice. GOT TO!!!.
(00) LAMAR ODOM – It’s AMAZING what you can accomplish when you are FACING DEATH and looking at YOUR GRAVE.
(00) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER - Don't PARTY too HARD. There is yet one more Game Day Prayer.
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(01) 2PHATT- OWNER – WE ARE looking for some serious BEATDOWN come Thr.

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(50) PURPLE HEART - When the celtics all play exceptionally well, the celtics win by 6. When the Lakers all play exceptionally well, the Lakers win by 20+. The celtics will have to play a near perfect game on Thursday in order to when. We are the better team, everyone knows it, even the boston players. Keep the pedal down Lakes - crush this foolish team!!
(51) LEWSTRS - I am disappointed that Perkins is out for game 7...I wanted the Lakers to end this, 'Starting 5' undefeated garbage...Well there you go Chowder Nation...You have your excuse for losing game 7...ALL ABOARD THE LAKERS DYNASTY BULLET TRAIN. Next stop...Figueroa Station...for the LAKERS #16 Parade

If Pau GAsol play well in game 7, MVP FOR PAU.

WesJoe, that idiota parading around as a Spanish visitor is pushing that idea of Pau as MVP. Who gives a rat's axe what that dude says!

Kobe is MVP, is there any question?

See, I told ya!

Yeah Ricky -- why not watch the game with your head rather than your heart (and maybe regions nether).

Pau is great. We all love and support him; we recognize that these three final visits could not have been achieved without Pau in the lineup, but let's get real: this is Kobe's series.

He has done more in more ways and Pau has had some forgettable moments. His mistake of calling out KG (inadvertent though it may have been) woke KG up and led to a couple of games where Pau looked like his b**** . Things turned around a bit yesterday--Pau took KG to the woodshed a couple of times, but let's keep it all in perspective. If Pau is a Finals MVP it will more likely be in 2 or 3 years when the reigns of leadership are turned over to him--much like Kareem handed the team over to Magic as their team moved forward.

Kobe is the "Stirrer."

Posted by: Eco

great post.

may I add the "Shaker"?

An 'accidental' elbow for from Ron to Rondon't? I'll take it!

As I was watching last night, I saw that Artests' "Inadvertent" elbow ended up on Rondo's jaw. Rondo didn't play much after that. I guess that push from Rondo in Boston was answered. It was very fulfilling seeing Rondo with that big bandage on his chin from then on out. Mostly from the sidelines.

Well, at least you have good taste in movies Ouch. Do you like Kill Bill 1 or 2 more I like one more. I think it has some really epic emotional moments like the cartoon part and the cool music. I think part 2 has too much talkiing.


Oh and one thing. I think the Sam Jackson character in Kill Bill 1&2 IS actually the sme character from Pulp Fiction. Thiinl about it, his character is a "nameless" guy wamdering the earth, which is exactly wht his character in Pulp Fiction said he would do. Also, in the Samauri tradition, when you're a killer, you only appease the gods by killing. Once you stop killing, you're doomed. In essence you become the next sacrifice insted of the people you kill. So, when he gets killed by the hit squad in Kill Bill, he's pying for his sins form Pulp Fiction. Just a thought.


Wes

 
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