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Lakers preparing for the unexpected in Game 7 against Boston

The scenario had played out many times in Lamar Odom's head. He imagined it happening when he grew up playing in his backyard, pretending to count down to zero before hitting the game winner in front of an electric crowd. He imitated it when he played "Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs" for Sega Genesis, the first basketball video game that actually acquired the rights to real NBA players. And now he's living it, with the Lakers forward gearing up for Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics on Thursday night.

"It's going to be tough," Odom said. "It's going to be hard. It might be 42-41 with the way this series is going."

For all the experience the Lakers have, they are actually entering uncharted territory. Coach Phil Jackson has won 10 NBA championships and appeared in 12 NBA Finals, but has never experienced a Finals Game 7. Guard Kobe Bryant has collected four rings and appeared in six Finals, but has never experienced a Finals Game 7. Neither has guard Derek Fisher.

Lakers fans can bring up the fact that the home team has won 13 of the previous 16 Game 7s, but you also have to consider that the Lakers are 0-4 in Game 7 match-ups against Boston. Lakers fans may get some added comfort from Kendrick Perkins' absence after suffering torn MCL and PCL ligaments in his right knee in the Lakers' Game 6 victory. However, there's also insecurity on how much Lakers center Andrew Bynum can provide, with the torn cartilage in his right knee still ailing him. Lakers fans can predict the team will replicate its Game 6 effort because of the stakes, but you also have to think that the Celtics will bring a stronger effort than in their Game 6 stinker.

Jackson and Fisher acknowledge that this isn't just like any other game, but say they still need to treat it as such.

"You have to go through the same execution things," Jackson said. "You may be moving at a faster rate, you may be playing at a quicker elevation, spirit, et cetera. But if you're not going to be able to do the most basic things, if you come out of your skin, in other words, if you're out of character, things are going to happen awry."

Yet there's no question the Lakers are trying to learn from past big-game experiences.

Bryant said he is drawing on the day leading up to the gold-medal game between the U.S. and Spain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, noticing the energy level feels similar although his responsibilities are different. He fondly recalled his first Game 7 experience, when the Lakers won the 2000 Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. "Once you kind of deal with that, you look that pressure situation in the face and you come out on top," Bryant said. "You've pretty much been through all of that at that point."

Still, nothing quite compares with a Lakers-Celtics Game 7 match-up. Bryant could always consult former Laker Jerry West, whom Bryant looked up to as his idol after West brought him to the Lakers. Though Jackson recalled hearing from West that Bryant peppered him with questions about how he and Elgin Baylor managed to score nearly 30 points per game, there's one topic Bryant said he has refused to ask West about: how he handled those seven-game-series losses in the 1962, 1966 and 1969 NBA Finals.

"That's not a topic of conversation that a 17-year-old kid wants to talk to The Logo about," Bryant said. "Happier times."

Lakers forward Pau Gasol said he's tried leaning on his experience playing for his native Spain in the FIBA World Championships and 2008 Olympics, but ultimately feels like they're different circumstances. Lakers forward Ron Artest doesn't have so much experience to fall back on, with this being his first NBA Finals. And Odom surely knows that playing basketball in his backyard and playing video games is different than playing on the actual stage. That's why Artest said he has blocked out the significance of the game, something he'll ponder later if the Lakers win the title.

"The only time I realize it's a Game 7 is when I have these press conferences. But we don't need to tune you out. It's still cool talking to the media about everything. But when we go home, we just focus on the game," he said.

-- Mark Medina

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***REPOST***

Sung to the Tune of the "Age of Aquarius"

When the Game is in the Lakers' House
And Kobe Bean aligns with Pau
Then Phil will guide the Lakers' D
And Ball Control will Slow them Down

This is the dawning of the Lakers' Next Back-to-Back
Lakers' Next Back-to-Back
That's Back-to-Back! That's Back-to-Back!

Harmony and understanding
Pass the Ball and trust abounding
Execute Make Great Decisions
Purple Golden Dunking Visions
Keltic Total Annihilation
16 Rings for Lakers' Nation
That's Back-to-Back! That's Back-to-Back!

When the Game is in the Lakers' House
And Kobe Bean aligns with Pau
Then Phil will guide the Lakers' D
And Ball Control will Slow them Down

This is the dawning of the Lakers' Next Back-to-Back
Lakers' Next Back-to-Back
That's Back-to-Back! That's Back-to-Back!

Let the Bling Shine, Let the Bling Shine In
The Bling Shine In
Let the Bling Shine, Let the Bling Shine In
The Bling Shine In...
__________________________________________

"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!

Let's Go Lake Show!!!!

Mamba24, Please Add Me to the Lakers' Championship Bandwagon Roll Call

"LET THE BLING SHINE! LET THE BLING SHINE IN!!!!"
___________________________________________

"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!


Turned down multiple invites to watch this game with casual fans. Nothin' casual about tonight, must be cast perfectly. Blog brothers only.

vman - I could NOT agree more.


BLOG BROTHERS ONLY.


Nothing but the best will do for tonight.


More of Fatty's AMAZING predictions that even the National Enquirer is too afraid to print!!

Not only will the Lakers win tonight giving Phil his eleventh ring. But Phil will have surgery in the off season to add an 11th finger so he can wear all rings at the same time.

Immediately after the game, Pau Gasol will fly off to South Africa and become Spain's goalie for their next match trying to become the first person in history to win a Title in two major sports, in the same month.

Anyone can predict Kobe will be the series MVP. But only Fatty will predict that no one will present it to him because of jealousy. Bill Russell, Magic, and Stern will all refuse to do the ceremony, leaving the NBA to just wrap it up, put it into a box, and UPS it to his home.

The LA Times will fire its Lakers sports writing staff as a bunch of losers and replace them with the entire LA Times Lakers Blog.

And Fatty's most amazing prediction of them all?

Sometime during the 4th quarter, a voice mysteriously will come over the PA system, over riding all the controls and saying,

"This game and series is in the fridge, the jello is jiggling, the butter is getting hard, and your Los Angeles Lakers are the 2010 NBA Champions ......"

Do I need to tell you who that is?

Posted by: Fatty | June 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM

cue Rocky music . . . .

Mamba24, Lewis, Noah, MarcB
Great job guys. Poetic justice will be served tonight!

LakerTom,
Today of all days is the day all Laker fans will unite for one goal. There is no need for your divisive comments.

Fatty,
Seeing Chick on the video screen at Staples, uttering those famous words, for the final game of the season with a repeat on the line against Boston would be nothing short of PERFECT.

Troy,
The more you think about losing, and what's at stake if you lose, the more likely you are going to lose. Kobe knows this. He has done a masterful job at keeping his teammates focused and confident. Fear of losing will be the last thing on the players' minds.

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"This is where we fight!!
This is where the Celtics die!!
Remember this day men, for it will be yours for all time!!"

GOOOOO LAKERRSSSSS!!!

VMan

Agree with you, blog brothers only

I heard its pandemonium outside staples already!!!

i'm on my way! wait for me!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOO LLLLLLAAAAAAAKKKKKKEEEEERRRRRRSSSSSSS!

Repost (I'm olympic contestant in posting on a thread that regularly gets renewed just like I press "Post?" ;) *sigh*)

So, here we are.

Today's the day when all of our hopes, and past cried tears (those shed down on face, and those even more weighting that we might have never let it flow slowly down there, due to personal restraint, that let the weight on soul remain even heavier there then...) and past shaped thoughts of redemption are collected, remembered, relived, cherished to give us the taste of this unique moment we are about to live in just a few hours.

I should eat right now, it's 7h30 pm here... and I just can't.

I feel everything being just too much to feel needs as trivial as hunger now.

Maybe it's cos my only food gotta be this victory WE MUST TAKE.

Oh, it's gonna be so difficult to me.

The fact Perkins is out will be taken as a reason to battle evn loder and greater and better by the Celtics.

And all I know is that they are good.

So it's not a light thought.

But I have always believed my guys.

I am happy we've come this long way here in a season plagued by difficulties and misunderstandings and "growth problems" because now I see how all the rivers are destined to form and create a wide, powerful, masterful sea.

I have respect for the Celts.
I see their force.

But I don't have a single doubt on the fact we're going to win.

I've tried to be rational; and logic: and I ended seeing us beinga better team, if only we decide to BE A TEAM.

I've moved onto heart territory: and of course there it cannot be a better pick up than Lakers win.

Lakers, the history of redemption... I mean... it's clear where hearts should beat at.

It's not about being in DisneyLand (I LOATHE Disney)... it's just that if I were a screenwriter, that'd be FOR SURE the way an happy ending should be planned.

I don't know why I can say at the same time that I see the force of the Celtics arise even more tonight, and still have this tranquillity that we're gonna remain unaffected in the long run from it.

It's properly... a belief.

I choose (but really, it's not even a choice... it's just the way I DO FEEL DEEP INSIDE) to believe that tonight our guys will all be there again to wash the pain away, and be finally the TOTAL shining Phoenix that they only started to be last year.

I choose to trust the fact our bench can step in and be that productive and focused unit that all of them guys know they can be, and that sometimes just forget to be. No time for amensia tonight, you guys. I love each single one of you. Even when you made me blue and beaten, in my heart I always lit a cadle up for you to be MY GUYS still.

I choose like I did all year to just believe in my big guys, the core of teh team, no matter what. Sure, I had concerns, I had stumblings... but I never really wanted to support nobody else than you. Never bend to any trade talk. And I am proud to have never done it cos YOU ARE THE ONES CARRYING US ALL TO THIS RING NOW. And you sure will.

Because you can... so now it's all a matter of "because YOU WANT".

It's all about will tonight.

Will that becomes strenght and clarity, never hectic spin.
Will that becomes an idea that gets into a form of action, never a wish that remain a suspended intention.
Will that becomes a mirror on a group of MEN.
Into that mirror, tonight you'll have to show your true colours my warriors.

They will face us with hustle, and with rage and with will, too.

Let's just imitate them in the hustle and in the will, let's top tem there, and let's substitute rage with pride.

Prde of being Lakers is a privilege many would like to live, but only a handful of blessed people can accomplish to touch.

It's YOUR time to shine of that kind of epic glory.

I have just ONE certainty above them all: we have a leader on the floor that it's already legend.

I don't know why, but I feel that up above, somebody BIG feels that HIS own specific and special redemption gotta be accomplished for real tonight. And I feel that even above cheers for him, just like I do, from the core of my heart.

Catch you all tonight my fellow adored Laker Fam:

This is the little drawing Karim just made in honour of the game (he downloads stress that way, just like I do by writing):

http://twitpic.com/1xkzwr

and to put a music under this that I am feeling, which is so powerful, yet naturally joyous and confident, I chose the beautiful Hymn to Joy, from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

He composed this, which is a TOTAL masterpiece, being DEAF.
This tells everyone that once you have talent, and will, NOTHING is impossible, so EVERYTHING just gotta be reached, touched, accomplished.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYBGSEHE6mE

Today is a Great Day to be a Laker Fan.
Be INTO IT. From second one to the very last moment. All that is in you gotta be INTO our guys Through our passion.

Let's Make it.
TOGETHER.

Hugs and LLL. :)

-- end of Repost.
;) Catch you later ;)

"Anyone can predict Kobe will be the series MVP. But only Fatty will predict that no one will present it to him because of jealousy. Bill Russell, Magic, and Stern will all refuse to do the ceremony, leaving the NBA to just wrap it up, put it into a box, and UPS it to his home."

Posted by Fatty

thinking of the same. Bill Russell giving the trophy named after him to Kobe after beating the Celtics. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet

remember, last year he was fluffing Howard and we know how that ended. and Kobe did not even shake his hand. PRICELESS

The media keeps referencing that the Celtics Big 3 have never lost a postseason series, do they realize the Lakers BIG 3 of (Kobe, Bynum, Pau) have also never lost a post-season series? BRING ON BANNER#16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zaira,

Thanks for sharing. Karim's illustration is now up on my Facebook page (of course with the appropriate credit). You guys are the best.

Go Lakers!

@Justa, Hey Justa I received and sent you a reply. Thanks.
Mamba24

For those into dreams, I must share with you the dream, almost the nightmare, I had last night........

I dreamed I was stranded in a large and scary haunted-like house. I was eerily walking down a long hall with a lighter exit door at the end. When doors started to open up with Zombies coming out carrying knives and weapons of all sorts.

They were coming at me, trying to stab and hack me. I fought them off, but was not completely successful. One stabbed me in the back, leaving the knife or axe still in place. The pain was awful, but I continued to struggle to get down the hallway toward the front door and freedom.

While dodging one with a sword, another Zombie stabbed me in the front right shoulder. I quickly pulled it out, but the blood was squirting all over.

Then I confronted a rather large one. It was him in the way of the door, so I ran up to him with all my force and knocked him to the ground. But going by him, he poked me with a knife in the back of my left knee. I almost went to the floor, but knowing if I did, I wouldn't survive, I pressed on limping, and out the front door to sunlight.

Suddenly, the pain stopped. I felt a deep feeling of satisfaction. And I woke up.

What is the interpretation of this dream? Was is it's meaning if it does have one?

Well, it has nothing to do about basketball, and yet, has everything to do about this series.

The large scary house with the long hallway and light at the end, is the Lakers long and sometimes scary road to the NBA Championships.

The Zombies is easy. Zombies have green skin and represent the dead. Zombies have no honor and will do anything to win..cheat, maim, hurt, steal. Sounds like the Celtics to me.

The long hallway with them attacking is the Lakers struggle to win it all. They could have given up in Boston, but they over came adversity and creamed the large Zombie, knocking him to the floor in game six.

The Zombies left in the old house have nothing to live for, but old memories of what it used to be like as their flesh rots off their decrepit decaying bodies.

The door, with the light shining, is the finish line, the winning of the Title. No matter how hard it was to get there for the Lakers, it will prove all too satisfying in the end.

And no, I was not on medications when dreaming this. But it is coincidental, that those injuries, were the exact same places I was bitten by fire ants yesterday.

Any other interpretations you want to add, be my guest.

Fatty - Not only can he predict some crazy things, but has weird dreams as well.

Roll Call will be about 2 hours before game time.
Mamba24

;) You're welcome Rick.

And he thanx you for the cute words.

Catch you later in chat.

First Rule: BELIEVE IT.

:)

One of my favorite pieces, since we're posting gret classical music. I believe this is Bach, Fugue in F minor...from Tarkovsky's Solaris...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlD-9uwHA40&feature=PlayList&p=B555019127F6499A&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=2


Wes

For all the talk about Kobe, Phil, Fisher never being in a game 7, I will counter with NONE of the Celts having been to a game 7 Finals game either!

Good luck tonight, Lakerville, and may the best team be crowned as champion when the dust settles. The Lakers have earned my respect and admiration over this series for their toughness compared to 2 years ago. I'll be cheering for my Celtics all the way in game 7 with Pierce (LA's fav), Rondo and Garnett leading the way.

Weird, but right now I trust every Laker player. From Sasha to Fisher, from Kobe (obviously) to Farmar, from Odom to Artest... anyways I'm trusting everyone tonight, they know what to do. They've been here before.

I'm geeked.

Repost:

"Kobe" set to the words of "Josie" by Steely Dan:

We're gonna break out the hats and hooters
When Kobe comes home
We're gonna rev up the motor scooters
When Kobe comes home to stay
We're gonna park in the street
Sleep on the beach and make it
Throw down the jam till the girls say when
Lay down the law and break it
When Kobe comes home

When Kobe comes home
So good
He's the pride of the neighborhood
He's the raw flame
The live wire
He plays like a Roman
With his eyes on fire

Kobe would you love to scrapple
He'll never say no
Shine up the battle apple
We'll shake 'em all down tonight
We're gonna mix in the street
Strike at the stroke of midnight
Dance on the bones till the girls say when
Pick up what's left by daylight
When Kobe comes home

When Kobe comes home
So bad
He's the best friend the Lakers ever had
He's the raw flame
The live wire
He plays like a Roman
With his eyes on fire

When Kobe comes home
So good
He's the pride of the neighborhood
He's the raw flame
The live wire
He plays like a Roman
With his eyes on fire

This is not a ¨Prayer Time ¨,but a ¨Bare Witness To A Lakers Repeat Time ¨.I have No Doubt that Lakers Route Boston.Every Win in this series came by way of The Home Teams Bench Mob.I Feel Real Good About How Our Lakers Team Bench will Play.Kobe,Gasol and Fisher will Put on a Clinic For (ALL AGES)...This Will Be A Defining Moment Of Our Era.Kobe Shall Start Placing His Seat Right Next To ¨MJ¨,for there is No Other Place that Could Seat Him....Have No Fear.........Laker Basketball is Here...Lakers Repeat !!!

Question: When (not if) the Lakers win, will the fans be allowed to rush the court to towards their heroes? (Remember 1988? :))

Joshua

Okay, there is 1 of the Celts that has game 7 experience. It ended badly I will add.

Wallace has been a reserve for most of the season and this playoff run. He's the only player in tonight's game to play in the last Game 7 in the NBA Finals (Pistons fans cringe alert). 'Sheed had 11 points and one rebound in 28 minutes during the series-deciding loss to the Spurs on June 23, 2005, in San Antonio.

The 15-year veteran has had a less-than impressive series, averaging only 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds and hasn't played more than 22 minutes in any of the games in the Finals. In Tuesday's loss, Wallace went scoreless, shooting 0-for-7, and had only three boards.
http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/BLOG16/100617012/Rasheed-Wallace-finds-himself-in-another-Game-7

Repost:

@Mamba24 - How can you be leaving when I just got here...

@LakerTom - I've said all along, the AB/Bosh trade is nonsense. By the way, you are one of the big reasons I have joined this thread...

@troy - caution is a virtue...but everything will be left out on the floor tonight...Lakers will not be denied...no need to think anything else...don't worry be happy...

@NewMexicoLakerLifer - welcome aboard the Lakers Dynasty Bullet train...look for next post

@Marc B (With a 'C') - I like your version of 'Aquarius' much better...

THE BIGGEST GAME OF ALL - ON!
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THIS IS IT. ALL THE PAIN. ALL THE AGONY. ALL THE GLORY. DOWN TO THE LAST 48 MINUTES OF THE SEASON.
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LET US PRAY...
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Dear Lord, we thank You for how You have carried our Lakers throughout the 2009-2010 season. You have given them the skillsand talent required to play through the schemes of over every opponent. They struggled and fought to get to this moment. But they are here. And we thank You for blessing our team!
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Our prayer is simple: We ask You to enable our players, coaches, staff & the entire organization to play 48 more minutes of complete, focused, disciplined, spirited and ultimately TRIUMPHANT basketball. May the Lakers control the pulse of the game. May they sacrifice the pain to grab every rebound. May they fearlessly drive to the basket drawing every foul committed against them. As great as Game 6 was, may tonight's final game be even better. May the scoring be balanced. May the teamwork & camraderie that united this team during the hard times be on display.
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May both teams play with repect, sportsmanship & honor. May the refs call the game fairly and squarely.
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We know Your will shall be done. But we ask You to lead us onward & upward to victory tonight! We thank You for our team. We thank You for this night. And, Lord, we thank You in advance for VICTORY!
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AMEN!

Ya Marc B, loved the Aquarias rendition with the Lakers!!! Awesome!!!!1

@Lewstrs, I am so glad you came aboard. You do great work and obviously like doing Bandwagons, so they are all your's with my sincere thanks. Play around with them and put your own stamp on them like the Wagon design that was really cool. So I really thank you and don't take no ISH from nobody kid. But don't worry we are a close knit family and folks you don't even know will have your back. That's not to say you can't hold your own, cause I'm sure you can. If you got any questions Edwin Gueco & LakerTom among others are great sources of information and easy to talk to. I'm sure you will be...OUT FREAKIN STANDING! In fact you already are.
Mamba24(larrY)

Utz,

I have to say Amen to that and thank you so much for sharing.

Its my hope as well, that both teams play their hearts out tonight, leave it all on the floor, and of course, we are crowned NBA Champions again.

Intensity will win this game. Watch for the underbite.

I like how Kobe is drawing from past experience that is coupled with success. His Olympic performance that night in Beijing was heroic. If he can channel some of that dominant energy, tonight we will see a victory. Tonight, we will see our champions.


Bunny Hop in the Pea Patch

AMEN...Thanks utzworld and forgive me sir but I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!! NOW, We are ready to go to WAR!
Mamba24(larrY)

Well, I won't issue a prayer (lol), but seriously, if we lose tonight, it will be worser than 1984, because Boston was at home during that Game 7, whereas WE have the homecourt advantage tonight. I am SO nervous about tonight's game. I cannot wait for 8:00 CDT, and Game 7 to commence.

My keys to victory are pretty simple. The bench HAS to show up as it did in Game 6 (perhaps 20-25 points in game 7), and Bynum HAS to contribute something. I think 10 pts. and roughly 8 rebounds will do, and 20-25 minutes on the floor, which will help Gasol and Odom immensely.

Speaking of Odom, we need the energy that Lamar gave us Tuesday night, and I think 10-15 points, 7-10 rebounds and a block or two (and a great defensive presence) will do the trick. Pau needs to score 18-20 points and grab 10-12 rebounds. Run the floor on fast breaks, and grab offensive boards. And the Lakers need to remember that they are an INSIDE OUT team. The ball must be fed into the paint and kicked out to open scorers. Make the extra pass.

As for THE GREATEST PLAYER ON EARTH (need I say more?), a 25-8-8 game, and lockdown defense on Rondo and Allen will suffice.

Lakers 104, Celtics 86


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

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LEWSTRS
MAMBA24
Rick Friedman
Joe_ Corad
Laker Tom
Jon K
justanothermambafan
Edwin Cueco
HalosAnt
Mark G
Lakerlady
EastCoastJessie
FAITH
complex brotha
FEARLESS
The Outlaw
BABY OUT LAW
LAKERLASS
Purple & Gold Reign
LongTimeLakerFan
Tom Daniels
Ludwig
FAR SIDE
t_sensei
The Infamous El Guapo
PsychedLakerGirl
JohnnyV
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BEANTOWNBUMS
Jolly Rancher
Caliphilosopher
DaxxMD
WintonDupree
Magia32
LAL_Fan
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Fatty
beepbeepimajeep
justafan
hiltontown
lurker (window seat up front)
Ice
VMan
2Phatt
dewey
BEANTOWNBUMS
22 AKA longtimelakerlover
lakalova
Art - FL Lakers Fan
Jeanette
Magic Phil
Rocky
ouchhhhhhhh
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troy
Marc B (With a 'C')
jayden24
Ricky
ZairaAmaterasu
NewMexicoLakerLifer
RRG101
Noah
LAKER TRUTH
yellofever
wesjoenixon
FVbruin
utzworld - THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER
Frankie B
Bunny Hop in the Pea Patch
Bakari Tajuddin

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.

VMan and Justa: love to the blog sisters too!

PLG's to do list (next 6 hours):
a) work????
1. file nails so I don't bite them
2. drinks lots of water for hydration
3. get my purple on
4. re-read UTZ's prayer in a contemplative, quiet moment
5. line up beer, vodka, tequila and....ICE THE BUBBLY!

Should be game time by then! LET'S GO LAKERS!!!

PLG

Psyched,

>>> 5. line up beer, vodka, tequila and....ICE THE BUBBLY!

Isn't that #1?
Go Lakers!

Hey, add me on to the Dynasty Bullet Train!! LOL

Dedicated Laker fan since 1987!! I was 10 years old, watching the final showdown between the Lakers and Celtics for another generation. I can still remember the starting lineup for the first game of the 1993-1994 season.

Antonio Harvey
Trevor Wilson
Byron Scott
Vlade Divac
A.C. Green

That team went 33-49 folks!!

PS--Big Game James retired a few games later, due to Riley's running his knees into the ground for a decade. Thanks Riles...lol.

>>>Marc B (With a 'C')

groovalicious lyrics.

>>>I will counter with NONE of the Celts having been to a game 7 Finals game either!

Actually, Sheed has.

gf,

>>>Good luck tonight, Lakerville,

Finally a reasonable C fan instead of all the trolls that have been posting here.

Good luck you you as well. I truly think that Boston deserves to be called the second best team in the NBA for 2010. Tonight I hope they will finish earning that title.

"Kobe built the Staples Center, this is his house"

Damn right skippy!

@Joshua...

Got you covered bruh...look for next post...

Abolutely Vman!

I've never been able to watch these kind of games with anyone who wasn't a rabid Laker fan!

LEWSTRS,

Thanks bro!! :)

LEWSTRS ... Thanks for the kind words. I have to take my hat off to you for the Dynasty Bullet Train and the great song parodies. You have become a valuable starter for the blog and we hope you hang around during the offseason. Got to love the energy, basketball intelligence, and innovation that you have shared with us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TOM

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

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LEWSTRS
MAMBA24
Rick Friedman
Joe_ Corad
Laker Tom
Jon K
justanothermambafan
Edwin Cueco
HalosAnt
Mark G
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Lakers picture yourself with the trophy & play with confidence! Remind each other not to be stagnant on O or D. Vujacic & Farmar played a great game 6. They should be able to do the same at least back to back once! The whole team needs to give a Kobe type effort back to back. That means everyone going to meet a rebound, securing it and being alert to Celtic (Rondo....) lingering around to cause a TO. Need good team defense rotations. Good ball and off ball movement on O. No lazy passes or early 3 pt. shots, just aggressive basket attacks by Kobe, Fish, Odom, Artest, Farmar, Brown, Vuyacic. Artest can play good defense and score 15 points and Lamar can get 12 rebounds and 15 points. Most important win Rebound & Possession battle. Also means no careless TOs and cheap fouls take more charges than picking up offensive charge fouls!! Take advantage of the paint with Bynum in! Go Lakers you can blow the Celtics out of the building from the start to finish!!

Dream on

You guys seem worried. Maybe because this team has not played a 7th game . Maybe because you are 0-4 in 7th game finals all time. Mayber becaues you are only .500 in the finals all time. Mayme because you shot your load in game 6. maybe because you are not assured of the refs favoritism this game.


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