Re: Magic Punch Lakers in Grill!!!
posted at 2/15/2011 9:53 AM EST
In Response to Re: Magic Punch Lakers in Grill!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Magic Punch Lakers in Grill!!! : I've never said the Lakers would have won with Bynum and Ariza in 08. They would have made a difference, of course, but there's no knowing if it would have made a difference in the outcome, and there's no point in speculating. True - 08 is before 09 and 10. Again, I personally never made these excuses in 08 you are talking about. Excuses are weak, regardless of who makes them or who makes them first. Sure the Celtics are playing better ball so far this regular season. But the exact same thing could be said last season with the roles reversed, and it didn't seem to matter much when the playoffs rolled around. Celtics fans of all people should recognize this.
Posted by FlobusMcNugget[/QUOTE]
Okay, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt on the Bynum thing. Sounds like you know that if he didn't get hurt, you wouldn't have Gasol.
About the role reversal - two things:
1. Celtics battled injuries all last year, lakers have been mostly healthy (I think they have a worse record since Bynum got back, but you can check that)
2. We lost to mediocre teams last year, but were still competitive against the elite teams. We beat you in LA and beat CLE in CLE. Lakers this year are NOT competitive against the elite teams so far............except beating us by 6 in our place, kudos for that.
I just think it's cause for concern, that's all. And I think lakers fans are lakers fans because they never worry. Remember all the gloom and doom on this board last year? lakers fans would never do that.........maybe it's time....all I'm sayin'.