8 Straight Finals Losses an NBA Record

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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : It's not even 5am in LA and you're already high as a kite. lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    It's not 5 am in LA. So?

    Are you that naive to think that all Laker fans live in LA?

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : 89 we did exceptionally well to make the finals. Then were ruined by injury. '88 was a very close battle as well. Was a hard road to get to the finals. Dallas and Utah were both tough teams. Losing both Magic and Byron Scott in '89 gave us no chance of victory. '83 with the 76ers? That was just losing to a superior side.

    Girl, if you play the injury card, don't forget in 1983: Worthy (broke his knee at the end of the regular season), Nixon, McAdoo.

    But of course, injury is part of the game, unlike some people who keep dreaming  "what if Garnett weren't injured...."

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Laker 8-peat : Only 8 teams in each conference back then, but the Lakers lost 8 straight finals. How could a team lose 8 straight times in the finals? Not even 1-7 or 2-6, it's 0-8.  
    Posted by MajorMajor


    A better question would be:

    how can a team you guys claim to be the best in NBA history missed the playoffs in 6 straight years?

    Nope, making the playoffs is no big deal, but that means its complement (MISSING THE PLAYOFFS) a big SHAME!!!!

    Losing 8 straight finals? it's no shame at all in comparison. They are at least competitive in those 12 years.





     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Did Marc Gasol play a single game for the Lakers? You can't have it both ways, if you traded the pick it's not yours! lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Of course I can have it both ways.

    Do you want to criticize what that pick translate to? it's an all-star.

    Do you want to criticize their scouting ability? they picked an up and coming player.

    Take your pick.


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : That's because your intelligence is subpar. It's an idiom!  People in LA are still asleep and you're already bragging about how great the Lakers are after they got swept by the Mavs last May. lol
    Posted by Tachometrix

    I have no clue on the hot air you spout about LA and 5AM. That sounds like an "idiom" from an idiot...

    Are you awake or something? We have been bragging about Lakers and Celtics for years in this forum. When have the Celtics failure in the past 3 years stopped Celtic fans from bragging how great they are?




     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Losing 8 straight finals is no shame even when the only NBA team to ever do that is the Lakers, girl?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Babe, of course it no shame. At least it means the team is competitive. Is it better or worse than missing the playoffs 6 consecutive years?
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Typical Laker troll mentality, taking credit for something they don't actually own. Like the 5 titles from Minneapolis, girl?
    Posted by Tachometrix

    Typical Celtic mentality. When you can't argue, change the context.

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : More than a dozen Laker trolls have come and gone here, but not a single one of them ever said something like that. Girl? Really? ROFL
    Posted by Tachometrix


    I am sure she wouldn't appreciate if I call her "boy", but you may like it if I call you "girl", yes?


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : You go both ways? Perv!
    Posted by MajorMajor


    More student for remedial English...


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : You serious? Even Kobe Bryant thinks making the finals is not good enough.

    But your Celtic cohorts think that reaching the finals are good enough. Posted after the Game 7 loss in 2010:

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    existentialparquet: I've never been prouder of our Celtics. They battled extremely hard. It didn't end up going their way.

    Soxpeat: Count me in as being proud of the Celtics.  They played their hearts out.

    LloydDobler: Absolutely. They left everything on the floor tonight. Just couldn't make any shots is all, and I'd rather lose that way than from a lack of effort.
    I'm every bit as proud to be a Celtics fan tonight as I was two years ago.

    Karllost: Celts did much better than I thought when the playoffs started.

    mbrann: Celts pulled off a few magical plays at the end but not quite enough. Although they missed the championship, I will never forget this post season. Bittersweet.

    rpn313: No one in this forum would have (truly, seriously, honestly) thought 6 weeks ago that we would be in a game 7 for the championship.  And here we were tonight, a two point game with less than a minute remaining.
    ...
    I hope there will be a lot of fans at Logan or outside TD to welcome home our warriors.  They deserved it.

    BostonboyinCA: Yes, count me in as one who is very proud of our Celts

    DaveM1967a: Good thread.  Great season.  I'm proud to be a Celtic fan.  Not sure when we'll be hear again.  Painful painful loss. But the Celts team can hold their head high.


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    CelticPridePinoy: I wore my celtics larry bird jersey in a well known las vegas casino and eventhough there are a lot of california lakers fans celebrating after the lost (man they are rowdy and rude now i know why most casino employees dont like laker fans) Im still proud, very proud as I walk out of the huge sports viewing venue. Its a valiant effort.

    bostonian128: As sport is reduced to entertainment, we had a chance to be reminded of how much more it can be.  The timbers of this ship are built of indestructable character and I am very lucky to be a passenger.


    fiorelladad: I am so proud of my guys in green. Congrats to the Fakers, back to back. Still I feel like 1987 all over again, claw and scratch against all currents to just die on the shore. As it is I prefer to go out like this instead like all the front running teams we beat to get here. It was a 4 point game in a game 7 and not a 39 point blowout on a game 6 to clinch. I will cherish this postseason as well as the scalding we gave them in 08.

    celticsfanmx: Indeed it's very sad they lost. But on the other hand they just showed us what they're capable of, even in the conditions they started the post season. If they didn't become champions now it's because something was missing, and believe me, it wasn't heart.

    Proud Celtics fan until the end!

    mataymay03: I love my Cletics sooo much and Im really proud of what they have done this year.

    bilalkazmi: Frankly, we had the toughtest playoff schedule out of any team in the NBA.  We met Cavs, Magic and Lakers without having home court on our side.  And the fact that we are the oldest of the 4 teams, I cant be prouder of how we competed.

    zizou78: So much pride and love for the Celtics! They fought tooth and nail.


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    Susan250: Agreed that it was nice to see the Celtics in the finals again even though we didn't win.  

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    tmot1234:  They left it all out on the floor. Really makes me a proud fan.
    ...
    Congrats to the hated Lakers for their hard earned championship, but there's no doubt that the Celtics have earned a tremendous amount of respect around the country for what they have done this year.


    BoylestonBB: Great post - Do not let this loss diminish what has been achieved, an Eastern Conference title is a great achievement.  I no longer live in Mass because of business and my last live game was to see the Celts get smashed by the Wizards in early April.  If you told me then we would win the East I would have called you mad!This team should be proud of what it has accomplished.

    MitchBelgium: They deserve a lot of respect to even get here. At least we and the celtics kept beleiving and you know what. Losing an NBA finals that could have end both ways that eases the pain a lot.

    BostonMan4: Does anyone know if there is any way to welcome the team back when they get to Boston? I would love to show them my support, and let them know that I still appreciate what they accomplished this season.

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    BiasLewis: So true it was a great run. I enjoyed it

    Karllost: Knowing where we came from end of season, Im thrilled with this great playoff run.. almost winning the title.


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    dickalan: But the Celtics ended the season as the second best team in the NBA - not bad.

    Not bad at all.

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    So Kobe can think whatever he wants, but your fellow fans just refuted that: Making the finals is a proud achievement.

    Why are you so desperate about the Lakers getting #17? Do you lose sleep over it? Does Fierce34 saying the Lakers have 17 titles make you happy? And do you really have to go back to 1948 just so you can claim the Lakers are at par with the Celtics? No matter what you do, the Lakers are still at 16.

    No matter how you cut it, it's still

    16-15-9-11-7-5 vs 17-4-11-11-6-16

    or cutting you some slack: 16-47 vs 17-48, a tie.

    So you can post only the championship counts, but that's NOT the whole truth. I am an expert of exposing people that uses the truth to lie, BY CHERRY PICKING THE TRUTH...

     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    The NBA is a professional league, there are no silver or bronze medals. Whether you're in the playoffs or in the finals there are no 2nd place trophies. You're not ashamed that you lost 8 straight times in the finals and it took the Lakers 25 years to finally beat the Celtics. Maybe that's because you have thick skin, girl! lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Is this the first month you follow sports?

    No silver or bronze medals means missing the playoffs is as good as losing in the finals/semi-finals?

    Girl, you need to wake up and smell the coffee...


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    16-47 vs 17-48, a tie. 16-47 = .340 17-48 = .354 How is it a tie? Once again you have failed, girl! lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Simple, look at how they do it in league standings. For example:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/date/20110507

    NY Yankees  18 13 -
    Tampa Bay 19 14 -

    Guess what the - is GB. Know what that means?

    Once again, follow sports a little longer, you'll learn, girl...


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Are you delusional? The Celtics have beaten the Lakers 9 out of 12 times in the finals. And the Celtics are not even good enough to lose to the Lakers?

    Yep, otherwise where were the Celtics when the Lakers won 13 of their championships?

    16-47 vs 17-48, if it were a tie, then the tiebreaker is easily

    16-15-9-11-7-5 over 17-4-11-11-6-16

    Of course, you would like to cherry pick FACTS and ignore the rest, like the Celtics' failure in the regular season.

    Yet you would like to emphasize failure in the Final. I wonder why...

    Guess what the general sport followers prefer, missing the playoffs or losing in the final?


    Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum is a beast? - so why did the Lakers wimp out last May?
    Posted by Tachometrix

    Did the Celtics make the finals last June?


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Sam Jacobson, Mark Madsen, Chris Jeffries, Sasha Vujacic, and Javaris Crittenton are all failures. The Lakers drafted them in the 1st round, did you know that?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    They are not lottery picks, do you know that?

    You mean you have to miss the playoffs to draft these players?

    Like I said, typical Celtic fans: when you can't argue, change the context...







     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : No matter how many times you smell the coffee the NBA don't give 1st runner-up trophies.

    Don't need it. No matter how many times you yap, runner-up is still better than not making the playoffs, trophies or not.


      Your excuse is the Lakers were competitive even when they didn't win a championship. So what's the difference between the 2006-07 Celtics and the 2006-07 Lakers? The Celtics ended up with the 5th pick of the 2007 Draft while the Lakers got eliminated in the 1st round and a few months later Kobe demanded a trade to the Bulls, right girl?
    Posted by Tachometrix

    Umm, change the context? you are dodging the "losing in the finals" issue. How come you didn't address a "missing the playoff" Celtics vs a Lakers team that lost in the finals?

    2007 Lakers vs 2007 Celtics: one team made the playoffs and one team didn't. Making the playoffs is no big deal but still not as shameful as missing it.



     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Who are you trying to fool? You base it on the regular season record of Major League Baseball? Are you a r e t a r d?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Well, this is how they count W-L and how teams stack up.

    Are you new to the American sports scene? My advice: learn more about American sports before you spout your nonsense here.


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    "Did the Celtics make the finals last June?" Of course not! But so did the Lakers.  The difference? Our Celtics still managed to win 1 game against the Heat even when Rondo was only playing with 1 healthy elbow. Your Lakers on the other hand quit and allowed the Mavs to sweep the series. Big difference between trying and quitting, right girl? lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    So the Lakers didn't wimp out against the Celtics, true or false?

    But that's how the Celtics wimped out when the Lakers won 13 of their championships.

    Yes, your camp's weak psyche is well documented. Your cohorts have been bragging about 1 win in the 2nd round as an achievement over the Lakers. You all know how a 22-year drought hurt




     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : You count wins and losses, us Celtic fans count the number of championships! Only 12 banners hanging on the rafters of Staples, why is that?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Not so, your cohort tell us he prefer lottery picks...

    And the number of championships cannot wipe out the failures, like the 22-year drought...



     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    So how about it, can you tell us how many championships the Lakers really have? Why are you trying to change the context? lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Well, you like to cherry pick facts, how about telling us how many times the Celtics missed the playoffs?

    Why are you trying to avoid the context?




     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : If you want to talk about wimping out then you don't have to look very far. Remember June 17, 2008? Where the Celtics gave the Lakers the worst beating in their franchise history happened! lol
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Worse beating? in game 6 of the NBA finals?

    Maybe you forget 5/17/2009, when the Celtics got blown out at the Garden in the 2nd round.

    Of course, you would rather be losing in the 2nd round than losing in the NBA finals, as you think there is no silver medal either way, and losing in the 2nd round doesn't go against your 17-4...

    Fortunately, sensible Celtic fans appreciated their team's effort, even if they lost in the finals, even if there is no silver medal or runners-up trophy...


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : How many Laker players died during that 22 years? You know the guy that died back in 1986 happened to also be the #2 pick of the 1986 Draft? He was supposed to be the Celtics' James Worthy. After Larry Bird retired the Celtics' new leading scorer, Reggie Lewis, died in July of 1993. If Kobe Bryant were to die today you think the Lakers will still make the playoffs?  World Peace is not enough, girl! lol 
    Posted by Tachometrix


    So the Celtics players' death is an excuse for the 22-year drought.

    I don't give a hoot about your players' death, just like you don't give a hoot that Bynum was injured in 2008, Magic/Scott in 1989, Worthy, Nixon, McAdoo in 1983...

    Your franchise can't rebuild from the players' death, that's YOUR FRANCHISE'S INEPTITDUE, not my problem.


     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : So let's trade, if you tell us all how many championships the Lakers really have I'll tell you how many times the Celtics missed the playoffs. Deal?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Take my advice, you really need remedial reading...

    16-15-9-11-7-5 vs 17-4-11-11-6-16 

    Now, tell me you have no clue what that means...
     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Your argument would have been valid if the Lakers already won their 17th title. It's like an NBA game where the Celtics had a huge lead in the 1st and 2nd quarters but the Lakers rallied in the 3rd and 4th, but the Lakers came up 1 short of 17 after getting swept by the Mavs. lol The final score after June, 2011 - Celtics 17, Lakers 16. 1 short of 17, get it?  
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Your argument would have been valid if championship is the only thing that counts. If they are points in a ball game, 1 point win is a 1 point win. But unfortunately for you, when two teams are that close in championships and the success/failure ratios are a virtual tie, there are other factors involved. It's not like the Yankees' lead of 27-10 or the Canadiens' lead of 24-13.

    * 22-year drought and 16 missing playoffs count against the Celtics

    * Competitive throughout their history count for the Lakers, like the 15 additional times they reached the finals.

    Furthermore, your cohorts have other views of argument:

    RedRust: don't just count championships, that's why Red is better than Phil.

    Duke: 16-47 vs 17-48 is as close as you can get; "to be the best you have to beat the best". Now, given the best the Eastern Conference offered are NOT the Celtics in those 13 occasions, so beating the Nets, Magic, Pistons, etc. are even better than beating the Celtics (which weren't the best team in those years). So a head to head of 3-9 is better than a head to head of 16-9, that's a fact you can't dispute.

    DoctorCO: the Steelers ruled the NFL (with only 6 championships vs the Packers' 13), because the Steelers won it when it mattered (SB era).

    Fierce: 1947-48.

    So, is not just an argument of # championships, or 17 vs 16, at least your fellow fans don't think so...







     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : It has no meaning. That's just your invention, that's not an official stat. You're so good at posting links, why don't you show the 16-15-9-11-7-5 vs 17-4-11-11-6-16 link to us. Because us Celtic fans don't want to believe someone who said the Lakers have 17 titles because a Celtic fan told him that the Lakers have 17 titles. lol How about my trade proposal, deal or no deal? You changing context again?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    Wow, it's not an official stat? These are all facts. You mean you don't know your team's entire history?

    If you dont' believe me, count them yourself:

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/BOS/

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/

    Your trade proposal has already been answered, but it's obvious that you don't know it even when it hits your on the head...

    And whether the Lakers had 17 titles, you should check with Fierce, not me...






     
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    Re: Laker 8-peat

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    In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : The Lakers got beat by 39 points in Game 6 of the finals. That's the worse finals loss by the Lakers ever! When you say the Celtics got blown out in May 17, 2009 did you mean the Celtics beat the Cavs 4-2 in that series? Getting blown out one time in a 7-game series is nothing when your team ended up winning that series. But getting swept in a 7-game series when you have home court advantage is something else. Don't you agree?
    Posted by Tachometrix


    5/17/2009: Magic 101 Celtics 82

    You are very confused...

    Getting swept is nothing to brag about, neither is losing a game 7 in the 2nd round. 





     
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