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Post-victory pandemonium outside of Staples Center

What looked like half of the Los Angeles Police Department -- not to mention all of their horses -- was at Staples Center as crowds poured out following the Lakers' 89-67 Game 6 victory Tuesday.

That didn't stop the fans from celebrating.

Fans surrounded the Magic Johnson statue in front of Staples Center, climbing his outstretched arms and waving Laker flags – until the cops came to force them down.

"It's finally the performance we've been waiting for," David Shahnazarian of Rodondo Beach said as he launched into an excited recap of the game, highlighting the 25 points that came from the Lakers' bench. "It was a great team effort."

Of course, fans were also eager to make Game 7 predictions.

"Kobe's going to be sporting five rings," Yolanda Mendez of Palm Springs said, wiggling her fingers in the air.

But Celtics fans disagreed. Kate Ericson and her husband Justin (whom Kate describes as "very dedicated") were at all three games in Boston before flying to Los Angeles. They live in Melbourne, Australia, and their flight home is Thursday.

"I'm just hoping the Celtics win it by the third quarter, I've got a plane to catch," Kate said.

Carlos Torres, wearing yellow goggles and a purple and yellow wig, with a Johnson jersey to match, said he thinks Thursday's game will be close, as he'd expected Game 6 to be.

“I expect for Game 7 to be a really hard game,” he said. “Boston isn’t going to lay down another egg like it did tonight.”

-- Laura Myers and DeAntae Prince

 
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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


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,WRITING ANGRY POSTS:


Kevin-

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


Game 7 Celts v. Lakers, what more could you ask 4?

I am so freakin ashamed. I fell asleep after halftime! This is sooooo Damnn embarassing! As for thursday's game it's all ready over I say Lakers win by about 12.. GoodNight Freakin LA Lakers, Good Night Laker Nation> Dammmmmnnn it's good being a LakerHolic!!! Oh yeah and Justa...about that virtual baby we are expecting...
Mamba24

PAGING........ CAPTAIN JACK. KEVIN TULLEY, TARUGO ..131-92.....All u Celtic trolls wont come on when Lakers win

NBAChamps 2010 LAKERS

Okay... I'm going for the Celts cuz I'm a Nate fan... but at the postgame conference on NBA TV, was that Kobe Bryant? Nah!! More like Kobe X!!! This guy had me nodding my head in agreement cuz his mind set is correct, he doesnt laugh at the press' stupid sh#t and he's not high on himself either... he just says "We gotta win." "What do you think of the Celts and Lakers famous rivalry?" His face practically says "I dont give a f&#! about that!! We gotta win and thats it!" Classic.

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?

Manba24, how about that "Big Payback Bandwagon" were looking for some serious BEATDOWN come Thr.

Celtics could have won this game today if only they are God-fearing fans. Captain Jack mocked at Utz as he prays. The fans that prays together, plays together too. Then comes Kevin, Abe, 131, ghosts of red, all the leprechaun greenies, it has gone into their head after leading 3-2, no fear on playing on the road, today is the statement not from us, but from the Lord Almighty.

"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


You fans-- "fanatics" are funny as hell! F-- the Lakers and F--- the Celtics... these guys are millionaires and they understand each other... me? Off to work tomorrow and thats about it, oh yeah-- GO CELTICS!!!

Mamba24,

Oh yeah and Justa...about that virtual baby we are expecting...

~~cannot be Mamba24, she is our sister, our lovable Justasister. Don't bang the inspiration of the blog. She is the justa lucky charm that made all leprechauns to obey. They will not be able to sleep tonight, scared at the sight of Staples in Game 7.

Meanwhile, Jerry Buss is smiling from ear to ear. He just raised the pay of Kobe, now will go for the team coffers in Thursday.

Off to work tomorrow and thats about it, - JK

~~Among all the greenies, you made sense. We all go to work for all our players multi millionaire while we are all month-to-month and will never earn a million dollars in our lifetime unless we win the lotto.

Off for me to go to sleep soundly tonight as we dream of the inevitable for Thursday....to be or not to be is the question tobe answered by the Lakers.

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. Don't stop playing until they win and snide at us on our own blog. lol!

@Edwin - Everyone mocks me because of the Game Day Prayer...even Laker fans. I'm over it. Don't let them sweat you...
*
And don't party too hard. There is yet one more Game Day Prayer to mock.

¿Gasol? ¿Gasoft? ¿Gastrong? Not too bad today...

1 assist to triple double for the hated spaniard...

17 pts 13 rbs 9 ast 3 bls.

Well... today no one speack about the spaniard.

No news, good news.

And ouchhhhhhhhhhhh missing.... sound of pigs looking for food is missing.

I see the clowns tom and ouchhhhh are back
and in every defeat.

Today more than ever I am convinced that this ring
will be for the lakers.

I do not think we're going to shoot worse than today
I do not think that the celtics will shoot better than today
and we have only lost by 6 points!!

This ring will be for the lakers
Stern will have their 7 games and play dirty Celtics shall be punished in the next two games is a matter of karma.

TODAY MORE THAN EVER
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO LAKERS
IS THE TIME TO BE WITH THE LAKERS

Two games for the glory anyone who believes in defeat
we have another team in town for you!!!!!!!
Fuc...ng f....ke trolls and clowns lakers fans outta here!!!!!!!!
Posted by: hiltontown | June 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM

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GAME 7 - THE BIG PAYBACK - AND A RING THAT'S A FACT - BANDWAGON
******
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 all @LAKERMIKE
****
(01) 2PHATT- OWNER - How about that "Big Payback Bandwagon" were 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!
(04)
(05) YOU EVER NOTICE - ANOTHER HISTORIC LAKER CELTIC MATCHUP FOR THE GRANDEST PRIZE OF THEM ALL
AND BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR ANOTHER YEAR
(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
(22) ZAIRA
(23) JON K
(24) EDWIN
(25) LAKERTOM
(26) SEGEBOY - THE SHERIFF
(27) TROY B
(28) MARK G
(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)


Good TRiumphs over Evil... and I don't think I'm overstating the case. The energy at Staples was so furious the Celtics didn't have a chance. These aren't your regular season Laker fans. 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!!!!!

When do you guys learn culture?? May be after a Game-7 loss??

131-92

We'll learn culture when opposing haters don't come out of hiding when their teams wins after a 2 decade absence. Also when we don't rock the losing teams bus. Finally, we will learn culture when the Boston fans learn some class and humility!!!! Maybe thats too much to ask; oh no wait, they did when they chanted MVP to a Laker player named KOBE BRYANT after losing year after year for the past 20.

Complacency is out the window. If Kobe wants to be the Best Laker of all time, he needs to dish out about 13 assist in game 7.

My Finals MVP is Pau Gasol. Whenever he is slowed down, the Lakers have lost.

Stars will be stars; legacies will be set, legends will be written. Only one player will be immortalized in 2010; just like one player was in 1990 and 2000. We all know who they are, and we all know that one player who wants to be better than them.

Kobe it is 2010 and you have a chance to beat one of them. So go out and do it.

nothing to celebrate now.

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.

Eurotriple,

you wrote: 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.

my response: actually, the reporters I saw did talk about him being close to
a triple double.

I guess it's all in your viewpoint. You're from Europe, therefore you look
first at Pau's numbers. Basketball was started by a Canadian in Kentucky.
That means that it's *OUR* game. Not yours. Not the worlds. You're just
invited. :)

We see the game differently. It's *NOT* just about stats. It's about how the
stats are gotten. In game 5, Pau scored in double digits. He didn't get to
double-digits until the end. He played like crap!

Kobe has been the driving force on the Lakers for 10 years. Ignore the Shaq
fans. It was Kobe's will & Kobe's demeanor that caused Ron Artest to come
to the Lakers, not Pau. It was Kobe who gave Ariza his shooting program.
It is Kobe that teams make up special plans for. It is Kobe that Doc Rivers
& Magic & other sports writers refer to as the best in the game/world. It is
Kobe who is contesting MJ for the best to have ever played the game.

from: http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2010/06/lakers-attitude-and-effort-spurred-8967-game-6-victory-over-boston-celtics.html#comments

Luke said: 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.

from : http://www.ocregister.com/sports/angeles-253613-chances-kobe.html

Bryant offered that reminder to his teammates after their Game 5 loss in Boston. Jordan Farmar said Bryant told them flat-out in the locker room that the Lakers would go home and win Game 6 and then win Game 7. No panic, no worry.

Btw, when you're looking at Pau almost getting a triple-double, go back
and check these playoffs and see how often Kobe got close to a triple-double.
Then understand that he's doing that with a bandage on his index finger on his
shooting hand. Then understand that he'll be having knee surgery in ~ 2
weeks.

Finally, if everything was settled in the NBA ... This would be the Lakers vs.
the Cavaliers not the Lakers vs. the Celtics.

Have a great day.

I can't believe this Eurotriple keeps posting on every blog the same comment. Geez, we heard you once but Pau has been good, but where was he in Game 5? Kobe is MVP hands down. He sets the tone for the team and leads them to victory. One more to go and I bet Kobe is the facilitator early and gets the team going and Lakers take a huge lead early and Kobe will close out for his 5 Championship.

Game 7 is here. Embrace and enjoy it. It's gonna be Fun-tastic.

Reasons to Celebrate...
1. Odom oh Odom... Finally, after 11 Finals Games with the Celtics, Odom did justice to his role in the team and his new contract. He controlled the traffic on both ends very well. No more cutters, no more kickout and cross-court passes, fewer rebounds for the Celtics and fewer impossible shots by Kobe.
2. Great support from Artest, Vujacic, Farmar and Brown!!!
3. PJ finally learned his lesson. He continued playing Kobe and Gasol even when the team had a huge lead. He didn't give the Celtics any chance to get back into the game.
4. Kobe finally had a less stressful game.
5. We have a game 7!!!!!!!!!
Go Kobe!!! Go Lakers!!!!

No, Mark, Kobe is not the MVP hands down. Gasol is. Game 5 notwithstanding, there's no way the Lakers would be going for the rings tomorrow night were it not for Gasol's stellar, mostly consistent play in the playoffs.

Of course, Kobe will get the MVP award anyway; Stern is like that. But Gasol strikes me as the type of player who cares less about individual awards than about getting the championship.

LOL Edwin... If the Celts win... I will so be obnoxious on this Laker blog :) .. if not-- u wont hear from me-- ever :)

Yeah my apologies for the spam, i posted it in few places cause i was shoked.
And in response to hobbitmage, that argument about who invented basketball is totally retard, cause by that same theory i can say that those inhabitants of canada arrived from europe, and had the sport ideas/culture of europe. So lets not get into stupid argues. koby bryant is the best player of the planet, in terms of skill to score, he is a pure scorer, but there are other things that may help a team more, that dont show up that much, and thats what gives pau gasol. You said he did a crap match till the end.. well... i think he was really awsome, and i dont believe in "fake" numbers, i think numbers dont lie, Pau blocked, he got damn important offensive rebounds, he did incredibly good assists to ron, he was the key factor on the ball movement. Ok i agree he is never gonna be "the show" like koby, but thats where u have to look at it as someone who really understand about basketball, and not like a silly fan, who thinks "that guy played badly today" not even thinking about the reasons of that happening, or thinking he is not that good cause its not spectacular, cause dirty job is really important aswell.
Well lets hope lakers win last match, i just think averagel fans and media underrate Pau, and in the other hand basketball players and coaches see his real potential, thats why the lakers got him when he was supposed to be in a bad moment, pple had him big respect. So i didnt mean to make and argue of my coments, i just think many pple is blind with koby bryant, he has done terrible matches this series, but noone wanna see it, because he shoots so many times that he will always be +20 points, noone looks at his turnovers, and his senseless forced missed shots.

eurotriple,

Gasol almost threw the game. I'm sick of people giving him props. He's a soft statue and his assists are all hail marys most of the time. Fish turned the game around by coming back with the 3 pointer and Artest sealed it up with another 3. When Gasol uses the back board and starts making points then I'll give him props, but the dude just isn't that good. Sorry. I realize we're stuck with him for another 3 years and hopefully he can get it in the bucket... and GO LAKERS.


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