NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

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  1. Dumars4Ever

    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

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    So the league's dream matchup is finally here. Pretty irritating, but that's what everyone supposedly wanted to see, so let's see if this vaunted "casual fan" interest actually shows up or not.

    Celtics were impressive down the stretch of Game 6 in the Palace, but I think the Lakers' youth and depth will be way too much for them. I think it might be L.A. in 5, with the screwy 2-3-2 Finals format. Lakers have yet to lose at home in the playoffs.
     
  2. Dlev59

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    Do we have to pick?

    I have a strong dislike for both of these teams, however, if you had to pick one, I would go with LA.

    Boston will try to be physical with the Lakers perhaps, using Powe, Big Baby, and Perkins to bang Odom, Gasol, Turiaf and Radmonovich.

    The bottom line is, there is no way on earth Kobe will let this championship get away, since Shaq won one in Miami.

    Trust me!
     
  3. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    If the Lakers steal game 1 or 2 its probably a five games series.

    Oh that's what you said Dumars...:)
     
  4. Dumars4Ever

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    Yeah, the Celtics irritate me even more than the Lakers do.

    Boston does have HCA again, but the Lakers have the best player on the floor and a considerable advantage in the coaching department.
     
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    I thought about rooting for the EC champion but then I looked at their stupid faces and i decided to be a Laker fan for the rest of the playoffs.

    So now the Lakers will surely lose this series. :pound:
     
  6. Buckeyes#1

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    I'm pulling for the Celtics for several reasons. First, I'm not a Kobe fan or a Phil Jackson fan. Second, I'm rooting for Garnett, Pierce, and Allen to get a ring. If Phil wins, he will be the number one of all time. He's a great coach, but he has been pretty lucky too.
     
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    I hate these teams. I aint gonna watch finals. I'd rather watch PBA
     
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    Is Darvin Ham still in the PBA?
     
  9. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Both teams were lucky enough to pull off both trades. The question was why couldn't we have traded Primo to Memphis and got Gasol if they were in a giving mood

    I may become Boston Dre for a week as I have not loved the Lakers since 1988, (when they stole one) but I know my wife and her mother will be all over me with their laker colors.

    Where are the Hornets when I need them:ohwell:
     
  10. Dumars4Ever

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    If anyone had been dumb enough to give Primoz a $10 million contract, maybe we could have done that...well, in that case, we wouldn't have been able to get him just for Nazr.
     
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    If Boston wins in 5, then Flip stays for sure...........:stirthepot:
     
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    All this talk of Ham and PB & J is making me hungry...:hungry:
     
  13. philpiston32

    philpiston32 First Round Draft Pick

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    Nope. But he was last tournament. Too bad he wasnt on my team (the one im rooting for here).

    I changed my mind. Im gonna watch the finals. But i wont root for any of the 2 :MusicBigGrin:
     
  14. lpgrl26

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    No one should be watching this. Why would you want to contribute any ratings to these finals ??
     
  15. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    I absolutely love NBA basketball but...

    For the same reasons that I refuse to watch shows like American Idol, I won't be watching Lakers vs Celtics.
     
  16. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Oh yuck, another gross basketball colloquialism run amok!

    I empathize, but technically, unless any of us are "Nielsen families", we aren't really contributing to the ratings. They can't monitor what we watch unless we're part of some special ratings group, right?
     
  17. Winless Wonders

    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    Lakers in 5 games all the way. Boston sucks and they are chokers under pressure. To be honest I think the Pistons are a joke for losing 2 home games to them when Atlanta and Cleveland didn't.

    Kobe will put up 40 pts a game. He will not be denied!!!!!!
     
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    I can't believe the Lakers are back in the Finals. I know they cheated some how.
    Bos. found another notch and blew the poorly coached Ps off the court on the road.
    All of a sudden I like the Celts.
    Their Defense is strickly EC. Bos. in 6
     
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    round All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

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    ethically there on equal footing.... boston got garnett gifted as the lakers got gasol.....

    as much as i hate kobe for his off the floor stuff, its hard to not enjoy him on the court... i hate all 3 of bostons "stars" they are to big headed.....

    so if it was any other team i would root against the lakers... but since there play the celtics... I'm rooting for the lakers, for the first time since i can remember when.....
     
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    Go Lakers. I can't believe I said that, but go Lakers.
     

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