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Lakers vs. Mavericks Game 4: Dallas sweeps Lakers out of playoffs with 122-86 win

Lakers1_510 Mavericks 122, Lakers 86 (final)

In a game not befitting the long and successful career of Coach Phil Jackson, the Lakers were embarrassed by the Dallas Mavericks, 122-86, and swept out of the Western Conference semifinals, four game to none.

It wasn’t that the Lakers played poorly -- although credit the Mavericks with an unbelievable three-point shooting game -- it was the total lack of class they showed down the stretch. Both Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum were ejected for cheap shots in separate incidents in the fourth quarter.

The game was essentially over at halftime, although the Lakers were able to cut their deficit to 19 points in the third quarter. The Mavericks outscored the Lakers, 36-16, in the second quarter.

But, in the end, the Mavericks were unbelievable in shooting threes. They were 20 of 32 with Jason Terry making nine of 10. Both tied playoff records. And Terry isn’t even a starter.

With four minutes to play, both coaches were playing reserves. Of course, in the Mavericks' case, it was the second-teamers who won the game. They outscored the Lakers bench, 85-37. In fact, the Mavericks reserves outscored the starters.

Terry was the game’s leading scorer with 32 points. Jose Barea had 22 points and Peja Stojakovic added 21. None of the three are starters.

The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant with 17 points. Shannon Brown added 15.

It was a most unmemorable finish to Jackson’s career, since he has stated he is retiring after this season.

It seemed as if the Lakers retired even before the end of this game.

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Lakers-Mavericks Game 4 box score

Lakers-Mavericks Game 4 photo gallery

Mavericks 100, Lakers 68 (8:21 remaining in fourth quarter)

Fittingly, the Lakers opened the final quarter as Shannon Brown missed a 20-footer, got the rebound and threw up an airball. Brendan Haywood, one of the worst free-throw shooters in the league, then made two of them and the lead was 26 points.

The Lakers got two back when Lamar Odom drove the lane for a bucket. But Dirk Nowitzki came back with -- what else? -- a three.

Matt Barnes got a different version of a three as he was fouled on a put-back, which went in, and then he hit the foul shot.

Peja Stojakovic then hit the Mavericks 17th three-point shot -- a playoff record. The lead was 27. Odom was fouled on the next possession and made one of two.

The game then started to turn chippy as Odom shoved Nowitzki for a flagrant foul 2 and Odom was tossed from the game. Nowitzki made the technicals. The referees were concerned about losing control and called a quick foul on Ron Artest to let the players know to dial things down.

But it didn’t work. Jose Barea drove the lane and Andrew Bynum elbowed him in the ribs while he was in the air. Barea landed hard on the court and Bynum was also thrown out of the game when a flagrant foul 2 was called with the Mavericks up by 32.

Mavericks 86, Lakers 57 (end of third quarter)

Jason Terry has definitely been a game changer -- one of many -- for the Mavericks. His eight-of-nine three-point shooting is one short of the playoff record.

Coming out of a timeout Pau Gasol made an easy jumper but that was answered by Jason Kidd. Gasol followed that up with a two. Kobe Bryant had suddenly lost his touch as he seemed to be missing shots that he normally makes with ease.

The Lakers did cut the deficit to 22 points with a Lamar Odom reverse. Jose Barea, who has been a pest to the Lakers, then drove for a two. Odom followed that possession with an almost identical reverse, he was fouled but missed the shot.

Terry tied the NBA record for three-pointers when he made his ninth with about three minutes to play in the quarter. Shannon Brown came back down for a three.

Dirk Nowitzki followed with a layup. Then after Brown missed a three, the Mavericks got their 15th three-pointer of the game when Peja Stojakovic scored from long range. The Lakers were now down by 29. No hope. No chance. This series is over.

The quarter ended as Odom made one of two free throws, Matt Barnes made a layup and Brown made another layup. But 24 points is too many for the Lakers to make up in just 12 minutes.

Mavericks 71, Lakers 46 (6:19 remaining in third quarter)

Can the Lakers come back from a 24-point deficit? Not the way they played in the first half.

The Lakers came out firing in the third quarter as Ron Artest made a three-pointer after two Mavericks misses to cut the lead to 21 points. But Dirk Nowitzki, who seemingly never misses, made a two. The game went back and forth with some sloppy play and a lot of missed shots.

Indicative of the way the Lakers were playing was when Artest missed a layup and then fouled a Maverick.

The Lakers had closed it to 19 points before Jason Terry knocked down a pair of three-pointers and the lead was 25 again.

Mavericks 63, Lakers 39 (halftime)

The Mavericks made their 10th three-pointer when Peja Stojakovic hit a 25-footer and the lead was back to 18 points. After some misses, the Lakers then turned the ball over on offensive goaltending. After the Lakers turned it over again, Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper and the lead was 20.

On the Lakers' next possession, a bad pass resulted in another basket by Jason Terry, who followed that with yet another three-pointer. The lead was 25 points and this Lakers team looks dead in the water.

Derek Fisher did finish the quarter with one of two free throws, Pau Gasol missed the follow and the half ended a few seconds later.

Rarely have the Lakers been dominated like they were in this first half. There doesn’t seem to be much hope that they can come back, although stranger things have happened.

The story of the first half is in the shooting. The Mavericks were 25 of 42 (59.5%), including 11 of 15 from the three-point line. The Lakers were 14 of 38 (37%), and one for eight from long range. The Mavericks' bench outscored the Lakers by an astonishing 40-7.

Terry was the leading scorer with 20 points, followed by Stojakovic with 12. Nowitzki and Barea each had eight. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 15, followed by Bynum with six and Fisher with five.

Mavericks 53, Lakers 38 (3:37 remaining in second quarter)

Coming out of the last timeout, Jose Barea and Ron Artest traded baskets but Jason Terry and Peja Stojakovic each hit three-pointers to extend the Maverick' lead to 18 points, 50-32. It was the ninth three-pointer in the first 18 minutes for the Mavericks.

Laker Coach Phil Jackson, not known to panic, called a quick timeout to try to settle his team.

Kobe Bryant did just that for a few moments but Barea answered with an easy basket. Lamar Odom came back down and scored for the Lakers. After misses by Dirk Nowitzki and Derek Fisher, the Lakers' point guard fouled Stojakovic and he made one of two free throws to give the Mavericks a 17-point lead. Pau Gasol finally made his first field goal to cut the deficit to 15 points and the Mavericks called a timeout.

Mavericks 42, Lakers 30 (8:11 remaining in second quarter)

The second quarter started strong for the Mavericks as Jason Terry made a three-pointer and Peja Stojakovic stole the ball and scored on a layup to give the Mavericks a nine-point lead. Andrew Bynum cut the Lakers' deficit to seven with a couple of free throws. After a steal, Bynum drove for a layup but it was answered by Dirk Nowitzki.

Terry gave the Mavericks a 10-point lead with another three and it was clear the Lakers had to find a way to shut down their long-range shooting or this series will be over. At this point the Mavericks were six for nine from beyond the three-point line, while the Lakers missed all five of their long-distance shots.

Coming out of a timeout, Steve Blake hit the first three-pointer for the Lakers. Jose Barea made a two for the Mavericks and Terry continued his torrid three-point shooting for another basket, forcing Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to call a timeout with his team down by 12 points.

Mavericks 27, Lakers 23 (end of first quarter)

Missing from the Lakers' offense early in the first quarter was Pau Gasol, who many are blaming for the Lakers' sudden downturn. He missed both his shots and had only one rebound.

Coming out of the timeout, the Lakers needed to stop the 6-0 Mavericks run but Derek Fisher missed a long three-pointer. The Mavericks made it an 8-0 run on a Tyson Chandler slam off a lob pass.

Kobe Bryant stopped the run with a jumper but Jason Kidd answered with a three and the Dallas lead was six. Fisher came back down the court for a two, with his foot on the three-point line. After misses by both teams, Bryant came back with a two and the Lakers were back to within two.

The Lakers were clearly leaning on Bryant. With three minutes to play in the quarter only Bryant, Fisher and Andrew Bynum had scored for the Lakers, while all the Mavericks starters had put up points.

The Mavericks called timeout with 2:53 to play and came out of it with a turnover. Gasol drove the lane, was fouled and made both shots to tie the score.

Jason Terry put the Mavericks up again with a three, underscoring how the Mavericks' bench has been playing. After a Fisher miss, Peja Stojakovic made a three and the Mavericks' lead was six. Bryant cut it to four with a jumper.  And Shannon Brown cut it by two more with free throws after he was fouled on a breakaway.

Jose Barea once again beat the Lakers through the lane for a two and the Lakers looked bad on their final possession of the quarter with two misses.

The stats painted a picture that explains the Lakers' troubles. They were eight of 19 from the field, including missing all five three-pointers. The Mavericks were 11-for-21 shooting but made four of seven from beyond the three-point line. The Mavericks' bench outscored the Lakers bench 8-2.

Bryant was the leading scorer with 13 points. Chandler had five for the Mavericks, followed by Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki with four.

Mavericks 14, Lakers 11 (5:22 remaining in first quarter)

Lots of missed shots in the opening minutes of this ever-so-important game as both teams struggled from the field. Kobe Bryant scored the first three points for the Lakers off a free throw (he missed the other) and a jumper. The Mavericks got their first points on a three by DeShawn Stevenson.

A three-point play by Tyson Chandler gave the Mavericks a 6-3 lead but a couple of foul shots by Derek Fisher and a basket by Bryant gave the Lakers the lead at 7-6.

The Lakers extended the lead to 9-6 on a basket by Andrew Bynum. Dirk Nowitzki and Bryant traded baskets but after a turnover, Shawn Marion gave the Mavericks the lead 12-11. Ron Artest, back after a one game suspension, missed a shot and Marion scored on a runner to give the Mavericks a 14-11 lead heading into the first timeout.

--John Cherwa

Pregame

The disparity in bench play has been one of the dominant themes of this series, and a clear reason why the Lakers are 48 minutes away from elimination.

In the Mavericks' Game 3 win in Dallas, their bench poured in 42 points to only 15 for the Lakers.

The Lakers' big men also had to play heavy minutes on Friday because Ron Artest was suspended. Lamar Odom played 42 minutes, Pau Gasol 40 and Andrew Bynum 37. And the Lakers' defense was sloppy in the final five mnutes of play.

In Sunday's Game 4, Coach Phil Jackson said he will play Artest, so at least the minutes should even out in the front court.

Somewhat to my surprise the gambling site Beted.com has the same line on Game 4 as it did in Game 3: Mavericks favored by two points.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol attempts a shot over the double-team defense of Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd and forward Peja Stojakovic in the first half Sunday in Dallas. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

 
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Three Lakers ejected....am I the only one or was there a mugging going on? You can't tell me Dallas was more aggressive. They got away with murder. Kobe goes inside, no calls, Bynum under basket, pushed out of bounds, and no Laker rebound. Over, and over again. This was more than aggression by Dallas. I hope their are some sports writers that have access to all 4 game films, and tell me I'm wrong. I believe the only reason Arrest, Odom, and Bynum got tossed is they finally crack from the "Non-Calls". I still remember when Kareem cracked that dude...out f-ing cold. Because of "Non-Calls". NBA has got a good STREET GAME going. Dallas out physically played the Lakes...B. S. I call SHINANIGANS!

I've been a Laker fan for more than 40 years and there have been many joyful victories and some painful defeats. But today was the first time I've been ashamed by the behavior of the team, specifically Odom and Bynum acting like thugs.
Their failure is not that they lost, but that they failed to lose with dignity.
I had been a defender of both players, but after today I say ship them off to Orlando for Dwight Howard.

The biggest guy on the floor picked on the littlest guy in JJ Barrea. Talking about two punks in Bynum and Odem. In the words of Dirk "take dat wit chew"

its funny someone still mentions the Celtics in a Lakers Sweep(good comment though, mad respect) .

Phil will be back,maybe not next season but this sweep certainly eases in on his 11 rings and i'm sure he doesn't wanna go out that way.

Just like the Celtics ,its time to start re-building, we got anew force in Miami.

Everyone including Kobe is trade-able now.

Kudos to # 9 out east ,they may fall to miami but his game 3 come back will forever be remembered in the NBA.


The problem has always been the Lakers ability to have a solid defensive plan. And you have to put that squarely on Jackson's shoulder. There were no lessons learned, and to say the least any in game adjustments to stop the 3s.

Thanks for the magnificent run Lakers. Too many wars and too many games. Let's see how many championships have the Dallas ponies won?

Andrew, thanks for knocking that punk on his ass. We don't need Howard, we need a young penetrating point guard that can shoot the three. Fish please become a bench coach, trade Pau for a young forward that has an outside shot. Move Lamar to the starting power forward.

A fitting end to this team. We look upon them as street thugs, not NBA players.

"Hey guess, the game may be over, but finish with some class"

Two cheap shots later, oh we're the Lakers. Class ? We ain't got none!

GO FISH!!!!!

(and I don't mean D Fish or D FLOP)

lakers will not, i repeat not beat the boston celtics to the free throw line in game 7 of the finals this time around, not even blind @$$ refs can save you now, sorry!

Who is worse? Bush league Bynum, Lamar Kardashian, or Tony Villar?

Love all the Laker haters on here... How many rings does your team have.

There isn't much to debate about. The lakers didn't go out like the true champions that they are. As a fan I admit they acted a bit unrefined & played dirty....Boston & Miami style. As long as one of those teams don't win, then I'll congratulate the new champions. Lebron is a self proclaimed king...of cockiness. A true king can make any team champions. Lebron sold out & left the cavs high & dry. He doesn't deserve to win this year or any year. Kobe & Phil have molded this team into winners. Count the lakers' rings... Thank you to Phil, Kobe, Bynum, & l.o. for giving it their all. How could we win against a team who made about 50 3-pointers. I'm not worried. I'm confident that we will acquire Dwight Howard. There's no way our franchise will settle for a sub par team. The money is here in l.a. Maybe we could even get chris Paul? I'm sure jack Nicholson would be a benefactor in bringing on another star to play alongside the black mamba.

Phil is going to do what he normally does.
Take a year off and search for the best team to "coach"

Life is about being at the right place at the right time.
He is luckier than 10 Mega Millions winners combined.

I dont get how he gets so much credit.
Thank God for this loss!!

The Lakers got WHUPPED, as we say here in Texas!

And that was despite the fact that the ESPN/ABC announcers were so pro-Lakers biased, it was disgusting. And the camera rarely showed anything but the Lakers' coach.

Mavericks player Jason Terry had such class right after the game when he told the stupid female ESPN reporter that he owed the win to his mother's cooking this morning and wished her a happy Mother's Day! What a super guy!

Oh, and to Mr. Phil Jackson, who was fined $35,000 because he blamed bad officiating for earlier losses, all I can say is: "Na, na, na, na. Hey, hey. Goodbye!" (And good riddance!) Guess you lost again today (36, count 'em 36 points) because of bad officiating. How about those three classy Laker players who got THROWN OUT OF THE GAME, and should have been thrown off the team along with their "coach."

I'm with you, John Walker, on the way they *conducted themselves*. Any Laker fan worth his/her salt has dealt with bad playoff exits over the years. But what those two did today was uncalled for. Period. Both of them should be suspended at the beginning of the season.

The Bynum/Odumb went out like punks. Been a Lakers fan (45 years)and it was embarrassing. Phil, sorry you were associated with this game & these losers.Magic Johnson u win (shame on u Magic) Kobe did not achieve 6th ring.

Since when did thug Dodger fans become Lakers players (Bynum, Lamar)?

Hey Jack Sparrow, do you really count the Minneapolis championships?
Yea the Celtics had lean years, remember Reggie Lewis died? We still had to carry his salary in the cap. Imagine that.
Do you think coming out of the West is like coming out of the Eastern Conference over all these years? Thus the 7 sweeps. Your team has been very overrated all these years. The only reason you won last year was because of a huge referee influence. Face it, the Lakers are and have been way overrated.

Bynum and Odom didn't punch anyone in the face, what is this the wnba?

andrew bynum + change for dwight howard
pau gasol for deron williams straightup

dwight - lamar - (insert shooter here) - kobe - d. williams

let roookies develop

The Lakers got WHUPPED, as we say here in Texas!

And that was despite the fact that the ESPN/ABC announcers were so pro-Lakers biased, it was disgusting. And the camera rarely showed anything but the Lakers' coach.

Mavericks player Jason Terry had such class right after the game when he told the stupid female ESPN reporter that he owed the win to his mother's cooking this morning and wished her a happy Mother's Day! What a super guy!

Oh, and to Mr. Phil Jackson, who was fined $35,000 because he blamed bad officiating for earlier losses, all I can say is: "Na, na, na, na. Hey, hey. Goodbye!" (And good riddance!) Guess you lost again today (36, count 'em 36 points) because of bad officiating. How about those three classy Laker players who got THROWN OUT OF THE GAME, and should have been thrown off the team along with their "coach."

Bynum, dude if your going to be a classless thug that takes a cheap shot at a guy half your size that takes off your jersey in the light of day in front of 20,000 fans and on national at least have the sense to know how out of shape you look......that certainly explains the arthritic knees you have that I am sure will put you out of the game within the next 2 years.....

Phil Jackson just said it, that the Mavs had a deeper bench.


And who's fault is that?

MITCH CUPCAKE!!!

i am beyond the point of anger.. i'm completely numb and barely have any energy to type...

i agree with anybody that says gasol needs to be traded.. this sorry excuse of a man has been a completely embarrassment to himself the team and the city. there is no way he should return to this team... NO FREAKIN WAY... i'd rather trade him for less than market value and make sure he never wears a laker uniform again... if theres absolutely any truth to the rumors he let his girl problem spill over onto the court then hes lost any last ounce of respect i had for him.. i dont care what anybody says.. he is the MAIN reason the lakers lost he is mostly to blame for this monumental playoff collapse.


I will never forgive Pau Gasol. Never.

Since the true champion celtics overcame that 24 point lead then smoked by 39 shortly their after I have been saying saying the lakers are spineless chumps and listening to "who's the champ" of course I heard it correctly, "who's the chumps".Easily the worst team ever to repeat. First, they beat a glorified expansion team that would have won if they could make lay ups or their ever so rare token free throws- then, playing your hated nemesis injured ass fourth seeded celtics, with a chance to devastate the whole city in dominant fashion what do the spineless fakers do- squeak out a free-be game 7 by nothing more than out of the closet ref love- To listen to these moron faker fans vomit at the mouth about repeat this and dynasty that-POUND SAND-read this as many times as you have to to understand dumbass laker fans. It's not all your fault- Los angeles county has been dead last in education for decades. So to the city of SmeL-a, to each laker employee, and to ever loud mouth basketball brainless self absorbed LA douche-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

L is for Lazy (or Losers)
A is for Arrogant
K is for Ka*a
E is for Ebay the Lakers
R is for Ran over
S is for Swept

This is what happened:

Pau wanted Rest and now he got it. 3 Final Appearances with 2 titles wore the softie out. Not bad though.

Artest is just not used to playing that many playoffs he might be going after some living thing in the woods. Mental institutes want their patient back.

Fisher wants to join coaching and beat Shaw to it. I just don't see sha as a great coach. He will be even softer version of Avery.

Kobe needs new coach to prove that he can win championship with his leadership.

Bynum wanted bigger role to show that he is a GO-TO Guy like Shaq and whined about Kobe which he is not. He is a Zirconian (some trash stone) in the rough. He got his 15 min of fame to prove and he proved he is very important JUNK like the space JUNK. Because space JUNK is in space everyone thinks it is important but it is JUNK nevertheless.

Phil needs to have his hips replaced again. Really he could not do another long playooff run.

Odom.. candy man needed to .. well.. let me digress first.. did u watch him speak between the 3rd game.. dude rolled his eyes before every word... it hurt me watching him think.. it was really painful to watch him think.. i keep a cocktail of Tylenol, Aspirin, and Excedrin when I watch Lakers games and especially pop those pills when Odom will be speaking. BTW a grown up man as I have said before can pick his nose in public .. do other weird stuff but SHOULD NOT BE SUCKING ON A LOLLIPOP in PRIVATE OR PUBLIC!!!!

Tip your hats to last two champions!!!

Common .. u can hate em .. but u should marvel at them on how this collection of people can win 2 Championships.. U gotto give em some credit.

any appropiate witty comments phil?
kobe, still have a chance? never give up? wh u gonna throw under the buss today?
thanks lakers, made my week!

Mavs fan, thank you Matt Barnes and your GS homies. Punking someone does not mean playing like punks. Y'all put shame on Phil's last game. Fines and suspensions coming for low class play.

Go ahead pile on all you opportunistic Laker haters; you were dieing for a chance like this to come so you can spume your venom at Lacer fans. All good things do come to an end eventually if you wait long enough. But the Lakers will reload and be back next yr.Enjoy your party, because that’s what being a fan or in your case a hater is all about.

Go Lakers!

Who cares if Dallas is not as memorable as LA. You will remember that in 2011, Dallas SWEPT LA which was Phil Jackson's last coaching year. You will remember that! And what kind of thugs do you all have in LA? Odom, Bynum, Artest playing dirty. People get mad, but that was NOT necessary. Geez!!! Let's Go Mavs!!!!

SORE LOSERS!!!!!!!!!

Time to rebuild? With What? This Faker teams is composed of contracts beyond 2 to 3 years. They never drafted and stashed prospects. They are way over the cap. Artest is not tradable (bipolar/unstable) and so is Bynum (chronic knee injury). Bryant is getting old and can't carry this team anymore. Fisher is older than dirt, and not competitive anymore. That only leaves Pau, who is getting old and now shows the world, he can't play against physical players. Odom, never had a position, and doesn't fit into any system and too unstable, non-compliant, not a team player. That only leaves Shannon Brown. Shannon Brown, and that is it! The future of the Faker team is Brown. How depressing is that? As far as a coach, Brian Shaw couldn't coach a junior high school girls team to 10 wins. Nope, I have only one word for Faker fans. Lottery. Get used to that word. Consider this, the LA Clippers now have the best team and player in LA now. WOW! What a turn of events. How the mighty have fallen.

BEST! DAY! EVER!!!

Celtics Ken
The only reason you won in '08 is because our STARTING CENTER missed the FINALS. Throw Trevor's absence on top of it and you get the picture.
The only reason Boston took us to 7 Games last year was because our STARTING CENTER dragged his leg for 7 games out there , jumping like a little girl , because he simply could not get any elevation.

I wish the MAVS a very unfortunate accident on their way to the next series. May DIRK break BOTH ANKLES!!

From the beginning I didn't like the changes:

Farmar > Blake

Ariza > Barnes

Vujacic > Character or whatever

These are the players that won your quals last years, how in the nuts you get rid of them?!?!???????????????????????!?!?!?

I guess it's his hip, but Phil was walking off like he was drunk. I half expected him to fall over.

THE MAVS ARE MAGGOTS, ^&%* AS^^ BIT%^#S

I'd be lying if I said it's not disappointing being eliminated from the playoffs this early. Of course it is. But one thing I've learned as a lifelong Lakers fan, they'll be back!

As for losing to the Dallas Pathetics, all I can say is that we have humiliated them in every imaginable way over the decades, so this is just a tiny drop of payback on their part. Long after their pathetic, classless fans and their pathetic, classless owner get over celebrating this "victory" (keep in mind they have ZERO accomplishments, so they celebrate things Lakers fans don't even blink at), it'll be business as usual with the Lakers winning more championships and humiliating Dallas along the way. So eat it up, Pathetics fans! Celebrate this "victory" while you can. Meanwhile, I'll be basking in the glow of the Lakers 16 championships--something you will never see.

Ghetto Ghetto Ghetto, ok wait to be non posted good old author.

ODOM, ARTEST, BYNUM. WHAT A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF HOW A MAN HANDLES HIMSELF (NOT)!!! I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT THE JACKASSES MAY SAY. YOU ACCEPT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF NATIONAL AUDIENCES, YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!GO PLAY STREETBALL IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE RESPONSIBILITY! ALL THREE ARE A BLACK EYE AND EMBARRASEMENT TO L A!

I want Rick Adleman. He was a great coach in Portland, did great in Sacto, and did a hell of a job in Houston, considering all the injuries.


He's tough and very smart.


I want Adleman.


Maybe Shaw can coach Adleman's former team, Houston. He already interviewd there or will soon.


This team needs a veteran coach, not a newbie.


Adleman is the guy. Let's see you screw this one up too, MITCH!

LMBO......LETS GO MAVS!!! UNBELIEVABLE HATER BLOGS!!! MISERY LOVES COMPANY!! OL!!

This reminds me of the movie Friday where the guy came to get his bicycle back from Deebo and Deebo turned around and level the guy then Cris Tucker came stood over the guy lying on the ground and said" You got knock the **** out". Lakers got slaughter, outclassed, ran over, flattened, had their faces rubbed in the ground, their Azzss kicked. lmao, poetic justice, seems to me a Zen of basketball could have figured it out and would'nt have gotten SWEPT under the toilet. If Jackson is the Zen, what do you call a coach when he has an all-star team and gets destroyed in the play-offs.

4 years, 3 trips to the Final, and 2 Championships. Any team would love to have that. Everything has to come to an end. The Lakers will be back and get better.

With a new CBA coming down the pike their no guaranteeing Buss family can package or reconstruct a championship caliber team.May be over folks.

Officially, there can be no more talk of "practice season", "pushing the button", "wait till the playoffs start", blog cheerleaders be damned.

Way to show class in the end Bynum by picking on the smallest guy on the court in a defenseless situation. True Laker class. Enjoy the beach.

Props, and I completely agree with "teamn". A lot of idiots posting. They've been frustrated for years, so they talk crap. Enjoy it cause it ain't gonna last.
Love my Lakers, thanks to the Buss's for always putting out a great product, unlike the average Dodgers.

Please don't let it be shaw

"There is nobody on Dallas that can guard Kobe. Expecting a monster series from him!" Magic Johnson

Uhhh, okay, but he only scored 36, 23, 17, 17. Maybe somebody should have put a hand in the face of Jason Terry or Stojakovic in game 4? The Lakers showed no respect for these guys, not even bothering to guard them. Don't even get me started on Ron Artest missing that dunk/layup, or Bynum throwing that elbow into Barea. The flagrant 2 call on Odom wasn't right, at most a flagrant 1 and really just a hard foul with a flop by Dirk. Still, this was really embarrassing.

"Call me crazy, but I still think we can win" Kobe Bryant.
Uhhh, okay, you're crazy Kobe!

Dude...even Lakers fans are turning on them, is this what they call FAIR WEATHER FANS? GIVE YOUR TEAM A BREAK, CAN'T ALWAYS HAVE YOUR FOOT TO THE PEDEL.

Mitch Kupchak...DAMN YOU!

haters welcome, we love how glad you are you don't have to face us this year, yes we got swept, we were playing our worst frustrate basketball, but we play for rings and are already focused on winning next year

let our off-season improvements commence

Lots of folks hate the Lakers because of their success. The more they hate the more it shows the Lakers are a winning organization that other teams just dream of. Anything less than a championship is a failure for the Lakers. Any team out there would love to win a championship, but could not for years and years. Thanks to Pau for bringing 2 championships to LA. We all grow old and die. Eventually, the winning LA organization will retool to get back to winning again.

CRUEsters
29 other teams are out and about on our blog. Goes to show you how great we've had it lately.

Colorado loves our Lakers!

Odom and Bynum two over-ated class acts.

Stay classy Los Angeles.

>>Hey Jack Sparrow, do you really count the Minneapolis championships?

Why not. Still same team moved from Mpolis to LA.. still same team. In LA Lakers have won like
5 with Magic + 5 with Kobe. Not so bad. Okay its 10 then. Take it like u want.
87 to now .. u have 1. 1/23. Lakers are 5/23.

>>Yea the Celtics had lean years, remember Reggie Lewis died? We still had to carry his salary in the cap. Imagine that.

Things happen. As politely as I can put it. Riley left. Magic got HIV.


>>Do you think coming out of the West is like coming out of the Eastern Conference over all these years? Thus the 7 sweeps.

I assume you (Celtics came out of the East) and Lakers did not play you in the finals. Wait Lakers did not win Game 7. Hold on it was because Perkins did not play. Celtics came out of the east and Pansie Lakers got them in 7 Games. Happy?

>>Your team has been very overrated all these years. The only reason you won last year was because of a huge referee influence. Face it, the Lakers are and have been way overrated.

Not my team. As long as PJ is there I will never be a Laker Fan. PJ wins because he always gets the best players and has never proven to me that he really was reason for his 11 Rings. 6 for MJ. 3 for Shaq. 2 For Kobe-Pau. I want to see PJ coach the 04 Pistons with no stars or even Docs Celtics.

To me teams are not so important. I am not the one wearing Purple and Gold or Green Jersey. I like games and players like the way they are. I like the way Celtics play and how they come out. If for some reason Celtics hire PJ I will not be really fond of Celtics either. Derrick Rose is great to watch also but you should not neglect how Memphis Grizzlies fought To Tooth and Nails last night. Oh Rondo just made himself a legend last night.

Enjoy basketball and don't be caught up with just your teams.

With a new CBA coming down the pike their no guaranteeing Buss family can package or reconstruct a championship caliber team.May be over folks.

Some Lakers are classy:

@johnhollinger RT @ArtGarcia_NBA: JJ Barea said Kobe & other Lakers checked how was doing after game & apologized for Bynum cheap shot

haters welcome, we love how glad you are you don't have to face us this year, yes we got swept, we were playing our worst frustrate basketball, but we play for rings and are already focused on winning next year

let our off-season improvements commence

Posted by: LOVETHELAKERS4EVER

Well said buddy.

Go Lakers!

Great comments from Longtimelakerfan and CornerJ, my feelings exactly.

Looks like the Dodger fans have rubbed off on the Laker players.

Easy guys and gals .. remember when they called magic tragic

It's a sad end to a great Laker era. Thanks for all the thrilling memories. 5 championships! No one in any of the other cities posting here can claim 5 championships in the last decade. Until they can they've got nothing to criticize the Laker's or Phil Jackson with. It's been a great run. Time to rebuild and start another great era. As for the elbow by Bynum to Barrea, I wanted him to do it 3 games ago. Hey Dallas don't call Odom and Bynum thugs without also including J Terry and his shove to the back of Blake during regular season game. He was frustrated because the Lakers were giving Dallas a beat down. It happens. Thanks again Lakers and Phil Jackson. Onward and upward.

These have been the 4 worst games of Pau Gasol since he arrived to the Lakers. This shows how important he is for the team. But I don't blame him, all the team has sucked.

I'm with teamn. Nobody but the celts can come here and talk s..t. All you bi....s better remember it. The lakers will be back unlike some of your loser no ring teams. 16 mavs. How many do you have. 0 and I still not sure you are getting one this year good luck with Chicago or miami.

Lets Go Lakers!!!! Purple & Gold Forever!!!!

Derrick Caracter thinks Bynum's behavior was abhorrent.

At least the pancake waitress had both feet on the ground.

When you win 16 CHAMPIONSHIPS and have the highest winning percentage in NBA history, you're bound to attract JEALOUS TROLLS like flies. So, let these JEALOUS TROLLS rejoice in our momentary failure. Let them eat cake. These losers.


16 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!


Let these ***JEALOUS*** LOSERS to rejoice!

yanno its sad when these so called laker fans beat up on they're team. I watched time after time in the sixties seeing MY time go down. You Bloggers are a bunch of Fing premadonna's This team had been to the finals three times in a row! sheeeshhhh what do you want?? Just thank god that your not also a Dodger Fan!!!!

I knew the team was in trouble when Steve Blake & Matt Barnes continued to log significant minutes early in the Mavs series despite their horrendous incompetence on the floor. Not sure what was DISTRACTING Phil this year, but he has clearly lost his edge as a coach and in 20/20 hindsight, it would have been better for EVERYONE if he had retired after last season, as he was originally inclined to do.

Live & learn...time to rebuild>>GO LAKERS!!

I know Laker Fans you are hurt and hope you heal. Well, 2 Championships and all dose titles should keep your heads high. Wish u the best and I know u will be in the hunt for a title very shortly.

But this joke I came from some guy on ESPN Blog.. I could not resist it.. just a joke..

manhattan90266 (5/8/2011 at 6:52 PM)
>>This just in.....Erik Spoelstra thinks Jackson could be fired by Jerry soon.....details to follow...

This disaster is not Kupchack's fault.
It was Jackson's inability to straighten the team after game one's loss.
Something happened in the locker room after game one that sent the Lakers down the toilet bowl.
Whatever it was, it was deep-rooted and it ended killing them.
It also didn't help when Jackson said after game one, that "we gave them the game." That is probably at the bottom of the problem.
Game one, cruising by 16, and losing the way the did, was the proverbial straw that killed the Lakers' back. They were never able to recover.

we should trade anyone or everybody in the Lakers for Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Durant

keep Bynum

If there's any justice, the last finals for Stern & Co. before their lockout will be: Atlanta/Memphis (or OK City - either one would suck equally.)

Magic Johnson is such a spotlight whore!


DUDE, shut the hell up!!!


JUST SHUT UP!!!


This guy is really starting to piss me off!

Funny but I don't remember seeing any of you out on the court...it's just a game....that's meant to be fun!!!!

By the way...all the professional athletes just want is your MONEY...they don't give a rip about any of you....keep paying those high prices for tickets and souvenirs...they're laughing all the way to the bank!!!

First of all, I'm an avid Lakers fan. There is no excuse for Odom and Bynum to act unprofessional and classless on the court. They are supposed to represent one of best franchises in NBA history and all of sports. What happened? Are they just too spoiled in the life and glitz and glamour of the LA lifestyle? Come on gents! Stand up and act like a man and not like a child without their baby bottle. It was a horrible loss and a lesson learned. Now, think about what you did, take some time off, get ready for next season, and learn from your mistakes on defense. Yes, defense. You guys have to learn how to contest shots and stop acting like their is a on/off switch at your disposable. That's not happening anymore. On the same note, in regards Kupchak, he needs to strongly consider tweaking the roster starting with the PG position. D-Fish is now better suited for the bench. Sorry D-Fish, your past accomplishments are well-noted and highly recognized, but you'll have to suck it up and think about team. You've lost a step and it's so obvious that you cannot defend quick PGs (young PGs). In addition to D-Fish, Kupchak has to retool the bench (excluding Odom and Brown) with better shooters because Blake, Barnes, Joe Smith, Walton, etc.. is not the answer. Pursue hungrier and hard working (blue collar) personnel. Finally, in order to contend for next year, you need to take a risk like in any business. Trade for Howard. Pau for Howard seems like a viable option. Pau still has good trade value. The Lakers might lose some scoring, but they can compensate with a strong bench. Just look at the team who swept you in the second round. Dallas is ten deep on their roster. The Lakers are not very far behind, especially with the core team intact (Kobe, Odom, Bynum and Brown). Oh...Sign Tre Johnson. I think he'll be a solid contributor off the bench.

Well, I hope the Lakers learned their lesson based on this last month, and I pray that Odom and Bynum reflect on their actions. There is no need for the Lakers to perform so poorly and act so dirty on the court. Today, they were an utter disappoint. Good luck and let's get Dwight and CP3! Go Lakers!

Lakers are disgusting. They acted like their neighborhood counterparts, the Crips & Bloods today. Odom and Bynum are thugs. This is a new low for the Lakers with Phil leaving and the reputation of the Lakers will never be the same. They played like little girls and they can't even lose graciously. If I was Jack, I'd be canceling my season tickets and going over to root for the Clippers.

Rings..rings..rings....thats all Im hearin bout...THA PAST!! this is 2011!! Show me a ring for this year!! Don't worry about my mavs not having a ring..lol!!! Guess what...them ringless Mavs just drug them former world champions thru tha this good ole Texas mud!! KMSL!!! NOW PUT THAT IN UR PIPE & SMOKE IT!!!! LMBO!!

@Ludwig
>>When you win 16 CHAMPIONSHIPS and have the highest winning percentage in NBA history, you're bound to attract JEALOUS TROLLS like flies. So, let these JEALOUS TROLLS rejoice in our momentary failure. Let them eat cake. These losers.

Great Comment mate. I think Lakers will have more titles then Celtics in about 5 years. Enjoy the moment Celtic fan though they really deserve it. I will explain you why.
1. Bostons crummy weather. 4 months they can enjoy and rest of time its crummy. Only Chicago they got it worse. They live in caves of their houses or Dunkin Donuts.
2. Boston can never grow up. They have an inferiority complex with NYC. For some reason NYC pple don't even know if their is a city call Boston since most of them are from other countries but BOSTON PPLE know their is a city called NY and has been beating them in baseball for 86 years .. dude 86 years of YANKEES HELL.. can u imagine .. they will never ever get over it.

LA has great weather. Laker fans can now enjoy their beaches, cafes, mountains, and stuff..

Imagine Boston's football or baseball team loosing.. + 6 months of hell winter.. no wonder Celtics fan come out to bite people

I hope Celtics win this title for their your own sake.

Some of these comments were funny. Trading Pau for Hulk Hogan was number 1. LO hit on Dirk was not as hard as when fisher hit scola from the rockets remember? But bynum's hit was vicious. He has a mean streak.

the mav's played out of their asses! btw, i forgot.....just how many nba rings to the mav's have?..........oh, that's right NONE, ZERO, ZILCH! they almost had a ring in 2006 but they blew a 2 - 0 lead, and were in leading by DOUBLE DIGITS in GAme 3 WITH 4 MINUTES TO GO! but then it was "gag city"! yeah, you were the better team THIS TIME, but not for long! enjoy your trip to the WCF, it'll be your last for awhile!

So what? I'm a fan of the Lakers, I wanted them to win, but I doubted it because of the season they had. Inconsistency all the way through. It was a big analog wave of ups and downs. They just happened to have a down wave during the playoffs, which I knew would happen. And please, people, don't blame Pau for everything, even though he didn't play like he used to. Bryant is getting older, Fish and Artest are already old, and we need younger guards. The Lakers are going to rebuild, and that's that. I feel sorry for Phil, but this just proves you can't win 'em all. Nice try Lakers, but you can't win with just Kobe anymore. You need to learn better teamwork.

this looked like an locker room malfunction. and on the court, the lakers seemed to be playing together, separately. as for the hard knocks, having the players miked up would have provided a little more insight. the mavericks have been on the receiveing end of the lakers and the spurs for so long, i'm sure there were a few digs. but just remember, if the mavs lose in the next round, they'll never live it down...

Yeah, the lakers have won a lot. But what a bunch of CLASSLESS PUNKS, this group has proven to be. Artest, Bynum and Odom, all ejected for playing like street thugs. the Mavs may not have the rings, but at least we have class.

For lakers fans. Its life. you cannot be always a champ and winner all the time thats the natural cycle of life. Just accept the inevitable.

From outside looking in, this problem started when the management of La specially when Kupchact replace with vujacic and farmar they have heart and shooters of the bench. Whats the replacement a bunch of Old legs, smith and ratliff, Its a management descision but you know, the reality is if vujacic coming off the bench for kobe. They gamble on the untested vujacic for erratic brown. Remember vujacic have proven on pressure, He win a one game in the finals vs celtics in 2008. He win the most pressure free trows last years in the finals. Kupchack just want to save cash and salary cap penalties which if they go the finals and win will be overcom.( lets see some math here for vujacic salary = 5M - (2M salaries of smith ratliff and caracter combine).

they save 3m US for the glory ( whats a descision replacing the proven vujacic as a replacement shooters - remember the old days how kobe always kick the ball to vujacic all the time and the playoffs and most of the time make it.

Off the bench shooters decide LAs fate. ( thanks for mitch kupchack for sabotaging this 3 peat runs for small penny they save) the best sports manager you can swallow.

WITHOUT SHOOTERS THAT MAKE KOBE TAKE A BREATHER BEFORE HE CLOSE THE GAME IS THE STORY OF THIS LA RUNS.


Hope mitch Kupchact also made a bold move for bynum vs carmelo.

See kobe its all kobe.


If you have kobe and carmelo maybe they survive this 3 peats runs.

Because LAs deffense begun with in only if the offense are running.

Melo is good for 20 pts out there. Bynum well what he have done today is just a disgrace for the franchise.

Another point they let stoichakovic go to dallas or not pick a 250K mike bibby out there willing very much to go with LA.


To summarize my comments this are the fault of MITCH KUPCHACK unwilling to make change in the organization and just sit out there and think Kobe and Paul and the old bigs will deliver.

For LA FANS, JUST ACCEPT LIFE IS WHAT IT IS. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE CYLE. YOU CANNOT ALWAYS BE CHAMPION.

YOU HAVE 16 RINGS ALREADY ARE YOU NOT SATISFIED, GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE.

DALLAS HAVE NO RINGS REMEMBER THAT.

ITS NOT THE END OF LIFE.

NEXT YEAR LA CAN START ALL OVER AGAIN BY TRADING SOME OF YOUR NOT PERFORMING PLAYERS.

SO JUST BE HAPPY AND ACCEPT THE FACTS OF LIFE. HOW BITTER IT CAN BE. THRU GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES LA FANS MUST BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE TEAM HAVE ACHIEVED IN YEARS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY PLAYER ARE HUMANS NOT MACHINES THAT IT CAN DO SAME THING AGAIN AND AGAIN

I have waded thru the stupid garbage on this blog for over 1 hr, and the other blogs., and of course people love that MY BELOVED lakers lost.

We win all the time, for once we know what the other team felt.
I have to tip my hat to bynum and kobe, they showed heart, kobe of old would have shot 60 times, this kobe at least tried.....we looked defeated.

The mavericks beat us, but you know what? Whats with this view of they ripped us up, blahblhbalhba, for the way we DIDNT play well for nearly 4 games, got outscored on the three point line by about 50 over the series, didnt show hustle, blew rotation after rotation...I MEAN PEOPLE WIDE OPEN, CAN CALL THEIR MOTHER, ORDER A LUNCH AND THEN SHOOT!
of course even Peja SLOWyakovic got around artest, i mean for real?

We showed ZERO heart, but you know what I STILL LOVE YOU LAKERS.
I didnt like the classless displays by Bynum or Odom, although I dont exactly say I wouldnt have done that myself (without being dirty, I mean you try not to hurt others, but still u are frustrated).

Ok so GAME 1 could have EASILY been ours, and this wHOLE series would be different, trust me, game 3 we threw it away as well, take those two games, this series would be 2-2 going to LA, exactly.

But sure ,the trolls will speak, The stupid Mark cuban "i am gay" smiles come out, the dumb mavericks fan (i speak from first hand after living in that crummy city of dallas for 4 years) will yell..we won we won...what the @#$#$@#@$ did you win? yah nothing, and you wont.

I am rooting for the REAL Gasol out there, MARC.

Go grizzlies, or go Bulls (even though I hate to even keep watching the playoffs...which I wont...) I wont read anymore blogs, or watch BSPN, because sure people will want to kick us while we are down..but we DESERVE whatever we get.
I was yelling at the TV today, not because I thought we could win 4 games in a row, because I believed we would FIGHT.

Did you see the disgusted look of MAgic Earvin Johnson at halftime? He wanted to say....well HIS teams would NEVER have given up.

90% of our players, GAVE UP..WIDE OPEN 3s.....I think we made BAREA look all UNIVERSE (he is not that good people..seriously)

the good part is WE ARE THE FREAKIN LOS ANGELES LAKERS and we WILL BE BACK!
you know this team will be shaken up..GASOL (yes you Pout gasol) we have gratitude for you to have restored the order by winning us two championships..however it is INEXCUSABLE the way you just did not show up for most of this season..whatever it may be...you need to REST FOR THE REST OF 2011....

then show up ready to TRY at the very least....BULK up, do something....

My predictions

1) d.howard will be a laker

2) lakers will win another championship in the next 2 years.....

3) I am STILL a lakers fan.

LAst but not least...I wish there was a mute button for all the smack talkiing trolls, idiots etc etc.......we shouldnt allow them here.

GO LAKERS...I still love you (despite you being a bad, ugly, onry child right now!)

PURPLE AND GOLD FOREVER

last time we got beat down..we came back.

Oh, and to the REAL Mark cuban...what have idiots won yet?

Yah, Nothing.

WE are a proud franchise........period.

amen..GO LAKERS

screw off mark cuban, and all the maverick fans......I am glad I dont live there again, or I would probably be in jail right now for beating someone senseless...

hahaha.

if you compare the amount of points by both benchs, dallas +15 1st match, dallas+18 second match, dallas +27 3rd match and this 4th one was even worst, dont blame the starters for this defeat.

JR, you can have your class! nice guys finsh last! do you think jason terry has class? didn't he get thrown out of a game this year against the Lakers? if your puny little brain can't remember, i'll help you out. HE INSTIGATED THE WHOLE THING! 'nuf said, you're team isn't the choir boys you might think they are!

We were all taken in by Jerry West's comment " LA will be hard to beat
big inside, Kobe finishing, if they don't take quick shots ". Save your
predictions for the golf course Zeke, shoot your age & enjoy retirement !

For lakers fans. Its life. you cannot be always a champ and winner all the time thats the natural cycle of life. Just accept the inevitable.

From outside looking in, this problem started when the management of La specially when Kupchact replace with vujacic and farmar they have heart and shooters of the bench. Whats the replacement a bunch of Old legs, smith and ratliff, Its a management descision but you know, the reality is if vujacic coming off the bench for kobe. They gamble on the untested vujacic for erratic brown. Remember vujacic have proven on pressure, He win a one game in the finals vs celtics in 2008. He win the most pressure free trows last years in the finals. Kupchack just want to save cash and salary cap penalties which if they go the finals and win will be overcome and have some profits it they are on the finals and not elimated like this series its a million worth of tickets and royalties from tv networks and other sales.( lets see some math here for vujacic salary = 5M - (2M salaries of smith ratliff and caracter combine).

they save 3m US for the glory ( whats a descision replacing the proven vujacic as a replacement shooters - remember the old days how kobe always kick the ball to vujacic all the time and the playoffs and most of the time make it.

Off the bench shooters decide LAs fate. ( thanks for mitch kupchack for sabotaging this 3 peat runs for small penny they save) the best sports manager you can swallow.

WITHOUT SHOOTERS THAT MAKE KOBE TAKE A BREATHER BEFORE HE CLOSE THE GAME IS THE STORY OF THIS LA RUNS IN THEIR LAST CHAMPIONSHIPS


Hope mitch Kupchact also made a bold move for bynum vs carmelo.

See kobe its all kobe.


If you have kobe and carmelo maybe they survive this 3 peats runs.

Because LAs deffense begun with in only if the offense are running.

Melo is good for 20 pts out there. Bynum well what he have done today is just a disgrace for the franchise.

Another point they let stoichakovic go to dallas or not pick a 250K mike bibby out there willing very much to go with LA.


To summarize my comments this are the fault of MITCH KUPCHACK unwilling to make change in the organization and just sit out there and think Kobe and Paul and the old bigs will deliver.

For LA FANS, JUST ACCEPT LIFE IS WHAT IT IS. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE CYLE. YOU CANNOT ALWAYS BE CHAMPION.

YOU HAVE 16 RINGS ALREADY ARE YOU NOT SATISFIED, GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE.

DALLAS HAVE NO RINGS REMEMBER THAT.

ITS NOT THE END OF LIFE.

NEXT YEAR LA CAN START ALL OVER AGAIN BY TRADING SOME OF YOUR NOT PERFORMING PLAYERS.

SO JUST BE HAPPY AND ACCEPT THE FACTS OF LIFE. HOW BITTER IT CAN BE. THRU GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES LA FANS MUST BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE TEAM HAVE ACHIEVED IN YEARS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY PLAYER ARE HUMANS NOT MACHINES THAT IT CAN DO SAME THING AGAIN AND AGAIN

GO LAKERS!

I was never ashamed of being a Laker fan more so than I was today. The entire team needs to be overhauled, save for Kobe Bryant. Ron Artest, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum all displayed inexcusable behavior. Pau Gasol played less than stellar throughout the Dallas series, as if he no longer wanted to be associated with a championship team. What a sorry end to a legendary coaching career by Phil Jackson...

lakeshw in phoenix....preach on brotha!

mavs will choke..just wait for it....too bad we couldnt make them choke.

AGAIN PEOPLE... ihate how everyone said they dominated....what series where ou watching?

GAme 1 ...phil leaves starters off floor.....too long..we give up a lead of 16 which should have been 30 in the fourth. (that i believe was the turning point of this series...)

game 3..we let them back in...poor rotations, execution..etc etc...


this series could be 2-2...period.

So many people talk out of their A $$ unreal...

anyway...mavs will choke.......we called them the DAllas HEimlichs... (because they choked so much) my buddy and i when we lived in dallas.

WE MADE THEM LOOK BETTER...WE SIMPLY DIDNT PLAY TODAY...


i mean it was as if it was a 3 pt shooting drill.......

Fisher....love you to death my brother...but you are done......

We need a quick guard...it is the penetration of Barea that was the whole series....layup after layup after layup....just shouldnt happen.

I see OKC beating dallas....dallas cant keep up with their athletic nature...

I am actually rooting for the Bulls or OKC..like i said..although the plyoffs are over for me.....


choke dallas choke....u know you want to!

From a Dallasite....Kobe is THE class act of the team and Farmer is another. Past taht, you have nada. Kobe should kick Bynum's and Odom's butt for embarrassing LA like the Dodger gang thugs did. Lots of similatirty there.
Bottom line....Mavericks TEAM showed up to play, Lakers never had a team on the floor.
After the first game Kobe said, "This is team that can beat us!" Mav's beat in the first 3....anniliated in the 4th.

 
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