Re: Lakers with 4th loss in a row
posted at 12/2/2010 6:03 AM EST
In Response to Re: Lakers with 4th loss in a row
[QUOTE]In other words, Prakash, we Celtics know in our hearts that the team we root for is essentially the three-time-defending world champions with the minor caveat that we didn't actually formally win last year or the year before. As Doc Rivers says, "y'all ain't beat our five starters!" We're going after the fourth championship of the Big Three Era and we're bringing Shaquille to get his Kobe-tying fifth after Kobe's "I got more than Shaq" girlish gushing after Game 7. Your team is the 5th or 6th seed in your conference.
Posted by mac1980[/QUOTE]
Using your logic, I know in my heart that the Patriots won the the last nine Superbowls. Other than the fact that, you know, they technically didn't win the Superbowl every year.
That seriously makes sense to you? Yeah, the Celtics got screwed in game 7 last year by the refs. And the officials suspiciously missed at least four Giants' holds on the helmet catch to hand the Giants the 07 Superbowl. But the refs didn't make Ray Allen shoot 0-16. And the zebras didn't force the Patriots to wait three and a half quarters to adjust to what the Giants were doing defensively. Mypoint is, shot happens. And the great teams find a way to overcome it. M aybe I'm comparing apples and oranges here. I firmly believe that NBA officiating is corrupt. The only thing I'm unsure of is the extent. I don't feel that way about any of the other major sports.
All that being said, nobody made the Celtics lay down to the inferior team in game 6. With a chance to clinch a title, the Celtics didn't even show up. Do I think the Lakers got handed a championship they didn't earn? Yes. To a degree. But it is what it is. The Lakers ARE the champions. And nothing is going to change that.
What mystifies me is one of the few Lakers fans to come on here and comport themselves with class, dignity and proper respect makes a reasoned post. And you attack him with greenkiller esque nonsense.
Why can't we have reasonable discussions here with fans from other teams? I don't understand why things always have to devolve into chest thumping and name calling. I expect that sort of thing from the idiot trolls like martinilover and the lot. They can't help it- they aren't well. But for one of our own to be behaving like that is really disapointing.