Re: Calling all Laker fans where are you?
posted at 5/29/2011 8:33 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Calling all Laker fans where are you?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calling all Laker fans where are you? : Fierce and Duke are Celtic fans, they are also biased. You are a Laker fan, you are also biased. So why don't we go to a neutral observer. The Wiki doesn't favor the Celtics or the Lakers. It's called being neutral! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association
The Lakers are 10-4 since the Bird/Magic era? What if I told you the Lakers are 0-0 in the Finals starting this season, you think that's fair? Get real! You really expect us to believe the Lakers held 16 parades in LA? How about disputing the fact that the Celtics held 17 parades in Boston!
Posted by Tachometrix[/QUOTE]
Neutral observers? like those from the Washington Post, HoopSpeak, EmptytheBench? Yep, they acknowledged the Golden Era. Well, even a Celtic blogger acknowledged that.
And yep, you can say that the Lakers are 0-0 in the Finals starting this season, no problem, except, what's the significance of this year?
The Golden Era is a legitimate demarcation point because
1) it escorted the NBA into the major league era, into a Mega $$$ business, into a national and international icon.
2) it's more or less the same as the modern era, as acknowledged as the time the NBA and ABA merged.
So what about 2011?
Yep, I disputed that the Celtics held 17 parades in Boston. Show me evidence of parades in 1957, 1959, etc. Go ahead, I can't wait. My hunch is that there were hardly parades for winning a bush league championship...