8 Straight Finals Losses an NBA Record

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    8 Straight Finals Losses an NBA Record

    1970 New York Knicks       4-3   Los Angeles Lakers
    1969 Boston Celtics         4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
    1968 Boston Celtics         4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
    1967 Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 San Francisco Warriors
    1966 Boston Celtics         4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
    1965 Boston Celtics         4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
    1964 Boston Celtics         4-1 San Francisco Warriors
    1963 Boston Celtics         4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
    1962 Boston Celtics         4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
    1961 Boston Celtics         4-1 St. Louis Hawks
    1960 Boston Celtics         4-3 St. Louis Hawks
    1959 Boston Celtics         4-0 Minneapolis Lakers

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Here's the other half of the 15 finals losses of the Lakers.

    2008 Boston Celtics         4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
    2004 Detroit Pistons         4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
    1991 Chicago Bulls         4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
    1989 Detroit Pistons         4-0 Los Angeles Lakers
    1984 Boston Celtics         4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
    1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4-0   Los Angeles Lakers
    1973 New York Knicks 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Give the Lakers credit, being the 1st loser 15 times is not an easy thing to do. In fact, it's an NBA record!

    Like they say, thanks for playing. lol
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Looks like 21st is talking to himself again.

    Thanks for playing! Laughing

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    Here's the other half of the 15 finals losses of the Lakers. 2008 Boston Celtics         4-2 Los Angeles Lakers 2004 Detroit Pistons         4-1 Los Angeles Lakers 1991 Chicago Bulls         4-1 Los Angeles Lakers 1989 Detroit Pistons         4-0 Los Angeles Lakers 1984 Boston Celtics         4-3 Los Angeles Lakers 1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4-0   Los Angeles Lakers 1973 New York Knicks 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
    Posted by 21st

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    OMG.....talk about not even being competitive in the Finals.....the Lakers managed to win 8 of those 36 games.....(.222 %).......I mean.....holy sh*t.....guess the Western Conference wasn't so strong during those years...then again, the Lakers did make it out of the West twice with losing regular season records.....go figure....well,at least they got the chance to lose in the Finals during those years...that is pretty important in Los Angeles...at least to a few folks...
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    to get a little more in depth on this discussion....

    Finals record.......Lakers 31 appearances......89-90 (.497)...in LA 69-75 (.479)
                             Celtics 21 appearances.......77-52 (.596)

    Sweeps..............Lakers 1-3
                              Celtics 1-0

    7 Game Series     Lakers 4-5
                              Celtics 7-1...............talk about a clutch team!!

    Boston trumps again.....
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    ....isn't it funny how there are no Laker fans posting when these kind of numbers hit the board?....we all know that no thread here goes unread by these kids....but no replies at all?.....that speaks volumes in itself.....of course, what could their comeback possibly be.....?  Boston basketball over the years....it doesn't get any better....!!
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Umm.... funny that you started this.

    Rounds of playoffs reached by Lakers and Celtics

    Missed playoffs             5       16
    Round of 16                 7         6
    Round of 8                  11       11
    Final 4                        11        9
    Finals                         15        4
    Champs                      16        17

    when this kind of numbers hit the board, the 16 times missing the playoffs is no comparison to the 15 times reaching the finals (even though losing).

    Of course, knowing you, you would rather not making the playoffs than reaching the finals, but no sane fan would be in favor of losing like you...




     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    the bottom line is simple....... the Celtics have owned the Lakers in both the regular season and in the playoffs and it's not even close....there is no rebuttal that can overcome that scenario.....since the Lakers and Celtics play in different conferences, making the finals doesn't mean one team is better than the other that particular year...I have already given examples of how the Lakers came out of the west with losing regular season records...strength of conference can't be compared as easily as head to head results...

    Boston has more titles.....

    Boston has dominated the Lakers historically

    Boston has the much better winning percentage in the finals

    consider....if LA wins next year (and doesn't end up beating Boston) they will have as many titles.....and it will have taken them 11 more trips to the finals...

    when the Celtics get to the finals they are 17-4 (.809)...they dominate...when the Lakers get there they are 16-15 (.516)....in fact, the Los Angeles team is actually 11-14 (.440).....do you really believe that anyone outside of LA thinks that the Lakers are the better franchise? ....if so, then you are deluding yourself....spin the number of appearances any way you like...nothing changes the facts I just stated...
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    That's two posts he'll answer now- wonder how many people his "logic" will convince this time - good luck to both of you!!!
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    I think the saying goes "What have you done for me lately?"
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    I think the saying goes "What have you done for me lately?"
    Posted by lakersavenger


    If that's the case then falling face first on the ground was done lately.
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    lakeravenger??

    What have you done for me lately...

    so since your like 5 years old...the years 4 and 5 matter..but 1 2 and 3 dont....


    If you didnt have your birth and year 2 and 3 how would you be 4 or 5 or how ever you are....

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    So quiet around here without those annoying Laker trolls. It's like this board got hit by a tsunami. LOL


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    well, it does look like two kids in particular are no longer in the building.....but I am suspicious of some "alter egos" lurking around....isn't it strange that when one troll disappears another who hasn't been heard from in a while suddenly reappears.....? kids being kids I guess...
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat:
    I think the saying goes "What have you done for me lately?"
    Posted by lakersavenger


    When your recent history has been so bleak, the only place to live is long ago in the past.  I don't know if Notre Dame fans have a blog, but if they do, I expect it's full of the same old arguments you see here about tradition and successes in a time that fewer and fewer people actually remember.  Never mind the last 25 years...that's just a speed bump I guess.  I wonder if you all have cell phones and color TVs.
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat:
    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : When your recent history has been so bleak, the only place to live is long ago in the past.  I don't know if Notre Dame fans have a blog, but if they do, I expect it's full of the same old arguments you see here about tradition and successes in a time that fewer and fewer people actually remember.  Never mind the last 25 years...that's just a speed bump I guess.  I wonder if you all have cell phones and color TVs.
    Posted by ItsNot1966anymor


    You will be in the same boat 3 years from now when koME retires and you're stuck with the contracts of Gasol and Bynum with no one to get them the ball!!
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    Give the Lakers credit, being the 1st loser 15 times is not an easy thing to do. In fact, it's an NBA record! Like they say, thanks for playing. lol
    Posted by 21st


    All this post really does is define the ceiling and floor of both franchises.  At their best, both teams have won championships.  A failure for the Lakers is still getting to the NBA finals, but losing.  Failure for the Celtics is....disappearing into irrelevance for 22 years.  In times of failure, I'll take relevant and interesting over irrelevant and anonymity.
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat:
    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : All this post really does is define the ceiling and floor of both franchises.  At their best, both teams have won championships.  A failure for the Lakers is still getting to the NBA finals, but losing.  Failure for the Celtics is....disappearing into irrelevance for 22 years.  In times of failure, I'll take relevant and interesting over irrelevant and anonymity.
    Posted by ItsNot1966anymor



    All this post does is.........nothing.
    The Red Sox didn't win a title for 86 years.  Yet TO US, they were always interesting and relevant.  I personally think the Dodgers are irrelevant.  However, try saying that to someone out here who follows them......
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Hey, I cherish the past and all the great memories of championship basketball....I hated the deaths of Bias and Lewis along with the injuries to the original big three.....but we righted the ship....the last four years have been a blast!!

    I am fortunate enough that I got to witness the glory decades of the '60's through the late '80's......I was a strong enough fan to endure the hard times, including the few years before Bird and the years afterwards....but hey, we are 1-1 vs the Lakers over the last 4 years....two trips to the finals and contenders each year....despite age and injuries....yep...good times to be sure...

    oh, and I do have a cell phone and a nice big HD flat screen.......thanks for caring!
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    No cell phone or color TV. Just the warm glow of outstanding achievement from the Boston C's.
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat:
    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : All this post really does is define the ceiling and floor of both franchises.  At their best, both teams have won championships.  A failure for the Lakers is still getting to the NBA finals, but losing.  Failure for the Celtics is....disappearing into irrelevance for 22 years.  In times of failure, I'll take relevant and interesting over irrelevant and anonymity.
    Posted by ItsNot1966anymor


    Celtics relevant in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80, and 2000s.

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    Times of failure.
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

    More FAILURES to come.
     
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