Re: Calling all Laker fans where are you?
posted at 5/23/2011 1:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Calling all Laker fans where are you?
[QUOTE]Thanks ......man, this argument is getting old......no one is about to change their opinion....I will make one last point on the "Big Four".......I did not make up that term....it was used throughout the '80's......[/QUOTE]
By whom? I was there in the 80s. I can assure you that you are dreaming.
[QUOTE]in any given season, the best team may not prevail...[/QUOTE]
That's not what Bill Russell said...
I don't think the Rockets were better than the Lakers when they went to the Finals....[/QUOTE]
That's what you don't think. I think the Rockets were better than the Lakers. So it's your opinion vs my opinion. Now what?
You can't dispute the fact because of your opinions. Besides, my opinion count as much as yours. So there goes your opinion.
LA had no other team of it's calibre in the West in those days....Boston had to get through both the Sixers and the Bucks to reach the finals...later the Pistons replaced Milwaukee in the mix......[/QUOTE]
Quick, cite me a year that the Celtics had to get through BOTH the 76ers and the Bucks to reach the finals. Go ahead, I can't wait...
It's funny that the 76ers had to play BOTH the Celtics and the Bucks (81, 82, 85), while the spoiler Bucks had to play BOTH the 76ers and the Celtics (83, 86). Yet the Celtics never had to play both, let alone to play both to get to the finals.
And later the 76ers faded away when the Piston rose to prominence (first round exit in 87 and 89, missed playoffs in 88), so you think you can get away with garbage like this when I watched as many games as, if not more games than you in the 80s?
give the Bucks some credit.....they won 59 and 57 games and couldn't reach the finals...the lost the Eastern Conference Finals three times in four years ('83,'84,'86) ......take a look at the talent they had... Bob Lanier Marques Johnson Sidny Montcrief Junior Bridgeman Terry Cummings Paul Pressey Brian Winters Phil Ford Rickey Pierce that team was loaded....they just couldn't get past both Boston and Philly in the same year....
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]
Yeah, let's see.
How many HOFers are on your list? Bob Lanier, who else?
3 conference final losses? one HOFer on the roster? 57+ wins twice but can't even make the finals?
are you talking about the Phoenix Suns? Conference finals in 2005, 2006 and 2010? Steve Nash? with 62-20 and 61-21 records on their books? Blocked by two teams with a total of 9 championships in the post-Jordan era (as opposed to the 76ers' and the Celtics' total of 4).
Nope, I wouldn't scoop down so low to blame "we Lakers can't make more finals because of a BIG TEAM like the Phoenix Suns in our conference".