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Ready or not, here come the Celtics

Kob 

The Lakers have been in Boston for three days, a quirk in the schedule since their victory Monday in Memphis.

Now they finally get to play a game tonight at TD Garden.

For reasons either informational or torturous, they were forced by Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to watch game video of their 109-96 loss to Boston at Staples Center two weeks ago.

"It was entertaining," Kobe Bryant said Thursday, cognizant of the Lakers' lazy fourth quarter in which Boston scored 32 points.

After the team's shoot-around Thursday, Bryant had fun with an us-vs.-them mindset.

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been criticized recently for over-aggressive play, including a game in Phoenix in which he hit Suns forward-center Channing Frye in the groin.

"He’s a Celtic," Bryant said wryly. "That’s what Celtics do. He’s always been intense. But he’s a great guy. He plays his heart out.”

Then Bryant stepped way back into the feisty Lakers-Celtics history.

"It’s Danny Ainge. Kurt [Rambis] getting clothes-lined. We’re the good guys," he said. "I’ll probably be jawing with all of them tonight. It's fun."

-Mike Bresnahan reporting from Boston

Photo: Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen defends Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on Jan. 30. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Reuters.

 
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Ready or Not? Ready or Not???
HELL YEAH, LAKER NATION IS READY!!!!

Sing it Ladies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSRuy-3Y04 - 1st choice - Are you ready

There is no way Troll man can have a real life.


but man he is on fire on this Blog!!!


Way to go Troll-outstanding!!

LAKER NATION STAND UP! We are ready.....although finally. It's been a long drama-filled week!

GO LAKERS! PLG

LongTimeLakerFan,

re: SF's, PF's & C's.

Does it really matter? My point is ... it is foolish to do this by position because
it's a team game.

The centers won't get the ball unless one of the perimeter guys feeds him.
Which leads back to who's doing what with the ball?

So are you *really* saying that you don't Larry Bird to make the decision
late in the game? Assuming he was a Laker. :)

None of the "legends of basketball" got to be legends w/o having teammates.

It is *NOT* the size of the basketball player. It's the skill of the basketball
player! Which is why some people put MJ over Wilt. Which is why
Russell beat Wilt.

Of course, some will disagree about this when they have the largest man
on the court. Then when they/we lose ... they'll forget this fact or they'll
blame the perimeter guys for not feeding the big man.

LAKER NATION STAND UP! We are ready.....although finally. It's been a long drama-filled week! Posted by: PsychedLakerGirl | February 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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Preach Psyched, Preach!!!! The SWAGGER!! The SWAGGER!!!

I like clam chowder a lot...

AND I'M HAVING IT FOR DINNER, COZ I'M HUNGRY!!!!!!

GO LAKERS!!

Whatever it is you are drinking today, can I have a swig, ha, ha, ha! Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | February 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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LOL! Don't need a thing when it's a Celts/Lakers game day. Of course being half out of my mind with the Flu and stuffed full of meds. also helps. Lol!

Posted by: mamba24 | February 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Dude...Do like most of the other 27 bloggers, hit to PIPE. Because you're Delusional IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A CHANCE TONIGHT. "we got this".

Posted by: G.Money | February 10, 2011 at 11:14 AM

We just found our next coach. Sloan.

Ready or Not? Ready or Not?
HIT IT FUGEES" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIXyKmElvv8 - Ready or Not

G. Money

The PSP want to know if you are a Celtic fan or a Heat fan, its getting a little confusing. Now say after me, "Am I my brother's keeper?"

Thanks
PSP Solutions Architect

Mr. Medina

The PSP has had another post disappear. What have you done with it? Last time the PSP issued only a warning, this time it will be a ticket!

Thanks
PSP Officer

I like clam chowder a lot... AND I'M HAVING IT FOR DINNER, COZ I'M HUNGRY!!!!!! Posted by: Magic Phil | February 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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YES, YES, HELL YES!!!! Make it plain Magic Phil my Brother!!! Preach ON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last time the PSP issued only a warning, this time it will be a ticket!Posted by: Practice Season Police | February 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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No, No, No!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh what the hell was Mamba24 thinking, I dedidcate this to...Yes, yes, Yes The Fabulous Justanothermambafan:HIT IT FUGEES" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIXyKmElvv8 - Ready or Not

We just found our next coach. Sloan.

Posted by: Magia32

***

He just signed a new deal, no? Oops, just googled it.

Dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyummmmmmmmmm!

There goes our 1st round springboard...
DBDH!

Temptation sing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV97roslmt0

Posted by: Mark G | February 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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IS there Derrick Caracter on the top right??????

Wow, Jerry Sloan is hanging up after he just signed an extension. I have always felt that he's a good, not great coach. I put him in the category of Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens, but below PJ, Pop, Riley and even Doc Rivers. He just never learned how to teach defense at the level necessary to win a championship. What Dennis Rodman did to the Mailman in 1997 and 1998 was embarrassing and a GREAT head coach would have figured out the adjustments. Frankly, give me Larry Brown.


Temptation sing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV97roslmt0 Posted by: Mark G | February 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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SO FE, FI, FO, FOM, LOOK OUT CELTICS CAUSE HERE THE LAKE SHOW COMES!
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!! LAKER NATION....LET'S RIDE AMIGOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alright, Alright.. Magic Phil

Temptations sing indeed!

I hate the celtics, i want to punch every one of them in the face.
I hate them so much that i broke my silence just to say that XD

Go Lakers!! Punch them for me!!

Speaking of being ready: I dedicate this to Mrs. Mamba24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg7IMG886Bc&feature=fvst - I'm Ready For Love - Martha Vandellas

PracticeSeason888

The PSP think you are not being fair to either Karl Malone or Jerry Sloan. Karl Malone did very well in the 97 finals. The bulls were not necessarily a better team overall that year, but had the iron will of Mike (not Tyson) on their side.

The PSP is also shocked that you rank Doc as a better coach than Jerry Sloan; you deserve a ticket just for that.

Thanks
PSP Officer

I hate the celtics, i want to punch every one of them in the face. I hate them so much that i broke my silence just to say that XD Go Lakers!! Punch them for me!! Posted by: MrNano | February 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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AW HELL YEAH!! HE RETURNS AND RETURNS WITH A VENGENCE !!!!
PREACH MR. NANO, PREACH MY BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SWAGGER!!
CELTICS THE LAKERS ARE GOING TO DESTROY YOUR @ZZ TONIGHT!!
WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LAKER NATION THIS AINT NO PRACTICE GAME TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLrrBs8JBQo - BraveHeart

G. Money

The PSP want to know if you are a Celtic fan or a Heat fan, its getting a little confusing. Now say after me, "Am I my brother's keeper?"

Thanks
PSP Solutions Architect

Posted by: Practice Season Police | February 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Dude...You're to FUNNY.lol

@MagicPhil - Hmmm...Chowder for dinner...sounds good to me!

@Justa – I’m fired up and Walking this Way! Now get better!

@Mamba – Double dip of Ready or Not…excellent!

@Mark G – Of course, no one beats the Tempts…..perfecto!

How ready am I? I'm Ready, Ready, Ready, Ready!

Little Richard – Ready Teddy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNXeCBei87U

Arise Laker fans! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdnqZcmWk8U
Posted by: Mark G | February 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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YES, YES, YES!!!!! WE GOT THIS ISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude...What's with all the FASCINATION over the FAT CHICK? You know who I'm talking about!!!!!DON'T YOU.

PracticeSeason888

The PSP think you are not being fair to either Karl Malone or Jerry Sloan. Karl Malone did very well in the 97 finals. The bulls were not necessarily a better team overall that year, but had the iron will of Mike (not Tyson) on their side.

Posted by: Practice Season Police | February 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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Although I find your mission on this blog of mocking me to be extremely childish and self-loathing, I will respond to this post.

Yes, I'm rough on Jerry Sloan because it was Dennis Rodman who was the main reason the Bulls won those series by embarrassing Karl Malone and Sloan couldn't figure out what to do with it. The buck stopped with Sloan, not the Mailman! They had HCA and blew it twice. Jerry Sloan never learned how to teach championship caliber defense. It took Derek Fisher's wisdom to get them to the WCF in 2007. Without Fish's championship knowledge, forget it.

I put Sloan with Wilkens, Nellie and George Karl, but below Larry Brown. I have great respect for him, but not the same as I have for PJ, Pop, Riles or even Doc.

Pardon me for having such arrogant opinions, PSP. But that's me and I stand by them.

How ready am I? I'm Ready, Ready, Ready, Ready! Little Richard – Ready Teddy Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNXeCBei87U Posted by: LRob | February 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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AW SWEET JESUS!!! That's it, That's it! You had to pull out the Laser guided Missiles.
CELTICS THE LAKERS ARE GOING TO DESTROY YOUR @ZZZ
MAMBA24'S FINAL PREDICTION 127 - 96!!! WE GOT THIS !!!!!


>>>So are you *really* saying that you don't Larry Bird to make the decision
>>>late in the game? Assuming he was a Laker. :)

No...

What I'm saying is that any of Kareem, Shaq, Russell, or Wilt would make such a huge impact on both ends of the court, that it more than makes up for the fabulous play making of a Bird.

I'd take Bird over Bynum any time. But I'd take Kareem/Shaq/Russell/Wilt over Bird any time.

LongTimeLakerFan

For what it's worth, the entire Celtics Nation would rather see the Lakers with Carmelo Anthony than Andrew Bynum. Who are you going to listen to, a knowledgeable fan and media base who knows what gives their team the most trouble or hobbitmage? Sounds like a no brainer to me.

"Jerry Sloan never learned how to teach championship caliber defense. It took Derek Fisher's wisdom to get them to the WCF in 2007. Without Fish's championship knowledge, forget it.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | February 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM "

Wow...I think Derek would even laugh at this. I think coaches get too much credit for wins and losses at times but this is just disrespectful all around.

Bay to LA

Disrespectful to who? I thought criticizing players and coaches was fair game, but criticizing other bloggers is off limits, which is exactly what you just did to me. I said with respect to Sloan: "I have great respect for him," but you glossed over that. However, your disrespect for Derek Fisher rang through loud and clear as it always does. I put Jerry Sloan in a very fair category. Where do you rank him and his post-season failures?


"Bay to LA

Disrespectful to who? I thought criticizing players and coaches was fair game, but criticizing other bloggers is off limits, which is exactly what you just did to me. I said with respect to Sloan: "I have great respect for him," but you glossed over that. However, your disrespect for Derek Fisher rang through loud and clear as it always does. I put Jerry Sloan in a very fair category. Where do you rank him and his post-season failures?


Posted by: KobeMVP888 | February 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM "

I'm not criticizing you, I just think it's disrespectful to say Sloan needed Derek Fisher's experience to reach the WCF. Sloan's teams had reached the WCF several times before that. It's not as if Jerry Sloan is always coaching the best team and then falls flat in the playoffs.

I don't think it's really fair to knock him for losing to the Bulls. The Bulls were a dynasty, they had the mettle and the championship experience you often talk about. What was said about the Jazz defense when they swept the Lakers in the WCF to make it to the finals? Or when they beat them to reach the WCF the year before? I have always hated Jerry's teams, but maybe it is just respect of how good they were.

I see Sloan as a guy that always gets a lot out of his players. Even the last few years, the Jazz played the Lakers tough despite being easily overmatched. Where he ranks against other coaches is hard to say but I definitely don't think Derek Fisher was his key to success. Personally, I wasn't that high on that 2007 team and thought they only made it to the WCF because Golden State was nice enough to knock Dallas out for them. The Jazz were able to play an 8 seed instead of a 1 seed.

Let's Do This Thing! They came to our house and made a big mess on the rug. It is PAYBACK TIME!!! Lamar! You are the X factor. A big game from you gives us the W. Pau, it is your turn - Black Swan KG's ass!!! Kobe, facilitate and make others great and when the time is right... the Mamba Strikes! Fish - bring the D, take the charge, dive on the floor, and wrestle this one out of Rondo's hands! Ron, I hate that coward, traitor, Paul Pierce. Make him pay! Drew... Shaq is out It's just you and a bunch of puny weaklings. Success is the best revenge. Silence the naysayers! Melo who?

Go Lakers!

I am a Lakerholic.

Let's Do This Thing! They came to our house and made a big mess on the rug. It is PAYBACK TIME!!! Lamar! You are the X factor. A big game from you gives us the W. Pau, it is your turn - Black Swan KG's ass!!! Kobe, facilitate and make others great and when the time is right... the Mamba Strikes! Fish - bring the D, take the charge, dive on the floor, and wrestle this one out of Rondo's hands! Ron, I hate that coward, traitor, Paul Pierce. Make him pay! Drew... Shaq is out It's just you and a bunch of puny weaklings. Success is the best revenge. Silence the naysayers! Melo who? I am a Lakerholic. Posted by: Lakerholic | February 10, 2011 at 01:06 PM

AW HELL YEAH ALL US LAKERHOLICS NEED SOME PAYBACK!!! REVENGE!! I’M MAD!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsOmvSlPuys – James Brown – Big Payback

Yesterday, John Ireland asked Kobe one question on ESPN radio 710AM,"who is the best team you play against this year ?", Kobe answered that is Boston, they have speed, length,toughness,execution well. So tonight is the big game for Lakers, do Lakers improve better or they still are the same team 2 weeks ago when they lost to Boston in LA ? I think Lakers will play better tonight, they have to prove to themselves that they can play with hungry, toughness at championship level. I hate the C's.

I hate the C's. Posted by: bluesky | February 10, 2011 at 01:23 PM
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No, No, No my brother!! Let your heart not be consumed with Hate. First you must respect the Celtics. Then... Hate the Bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ready or fricken Not? Huh?

Dude, I've flown all the way out to Ohio to unlock the powers of the Lucky Barstool for this game?

Ready or Not?

PU-LEASE!!!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Forget Lamar's reality show coming later this year,

The Lakers are the Best Reality Show Ever to come out of Hollywood.

(Yes, better than Ozzy's show too)

Ready or fricken Not? Huh? Dude, I've flown all the way out to Ohio to unlock the powers of the Lucky Barstool for this game? Ready or Not? PU-LEASE!!!Posted by: Jon K. | February 10, 2011 at 01:42 PM
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OH SWEET JESUS!!!! LMAO!!! Make it plain Jon K!! Preach my brother!!!!

They came to our house and made a big mess on the rug. It is PAYBACK TIME!!! Lamar! You are the X factor. A big game from you gives us the W. Pau, it is your turn - Black Swan KG's ass!!! Kobe, facilitate and make others great and when the time is right... the Mamba Strikes! Fish - bring the D, take the charge, dive on the floor, and wrestle this one out of Rondo's hands! Ron, I hate that coward, traitor, Paul Pierce. Make him pay! Drew... Shaq is out It's just you and a bunch of puny weaklings. Success is the best revenge.

Posted by: Lakerholic | February 10, 2011 at 01:06 PM

Heck YEAH!!!! Totally how I feel, Lakerholic. Revenge is best served cold with a side of "rub-it-in-your-face" drubbing, and topped off with "Supreme Smack -'em-around-" for dessert! ! Been waiting for this for 2 freakin' weeks!!!

Heck YEAH!!!! Totally how I feel, Lakerholic. Revenge is best served cold with a side of "rub-it-in-your-face" drubbing, and topped off with "Supreme Smack -'em-around-" for dessert! ! Been waiting for this for 2 freakin' weeks!!! Posted by: Seely_Iggy | February 10, 2011 at 01:47 PM
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DAMN!!! SEELY_IGGY!!!! OOOOOOH WEEEEE!! PREACH MY SISTER, PREACH!!!

Go Lakers! oh, and No Melo too. I am on a plane this evening and will miss the game sadly, but my heart is with you Laker Lovers!

Go Lakers! oh, and No Melo too. I am on a plane this evening and will miss the game sadly, but my heart is with you Laker Lovers!

Can Kobe stop Ray? Predictions? Thuuz.com is giving this game a HUGE bonus.


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