Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

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    Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

    With only ten teams in the league in the 60s,  the Lakers couldn't win a title. 

    They made to the finals in 1959 and Lost to the Celtics.

    They proudly made it again in 1962 and lost to the Celtics.

    The Joyfuly arrived in 1963 for another chance... and lost to the Celtics.

    Determined to change the outcome they fought their way back in 1965 and lost to the Celtics. 

    Taking pride in being number two they returned for a butt whooping at the hands of the Celtics in 1966

    in 1968 the were proud to take the Celtics to seven games But lost to the Celtics.

    in 1969 perfecting the "we're number two!" chant they lost to the Celtics again. 

    Yes it is easier to win a title with ten teams in the league sadly for the Lakers the Celtics were one of those teams. 


     
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    That's why with pride I say we're number two!. Their is no shame in losing to the Celtics you guys are the greatest franchise in sports! 
     
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    Thanks Rico. it's nice to see a classy laker fan for a change. I know it has to be somewhat hard to admit that with only ten teams in the league you guys couldn't win. But in fairness you faced the greatest dynasty in the history of the game.  
     
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    Thanks Rico. it's nice to see a classy laker fan for a change. I know it has to be somewhat hard to admit that with only ten teams in the league you guys couldn't win. But in fairness you faced the greatest dynasty in the history of the game.  
    Posted by jtkl


    But he is not a Laker fan
     
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    In Response to Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title : He is as much a lakers fan as TommyDrools is a Celtics fan!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr


    They are probably one and the same
     
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

    Shws how great Bill and Red were, and how they were so competitive they never took a season off trying to stay on top

    LA had the 2nd and 3rd best player in almost all of those series (Elgin/West) but lacked C's depth, anchor in the middle and brain on the bench. When they finally did get that monster Center they still choked, at home, in a game 7 they put balloons in the ceiling for...

    hahaha

    Call it 40-50 years ago all you want... LA was there every year, went 0-7 and had a top 12 and top 25 all-time player 6 of the times (only time it was just Elgin it was in Minny) and added a top 5 player all-time for one of the losses.

    Say what you want about it being a 10 team league... LA defined choking more than any NBA team in league history and has to claim titles from the pre-shot clock era that they STOLE from the city of Minneapolis just to get within 1 title of the greatest franchise of all time.

    Your Boston Celtics - /> 17-16
     
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    How can the Lakers steal their own titles?
     
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    How can the Lakers steal their own titles?
    Posted by dirty52


    It was a city stealing them from another city

    They should have remained waiting for the Wolves

    Research the disrespect the Lakers showed the Minny organization, players, titles, etc. over the years and you will come back appalled with the franchise that only decided decades later to shove all 5 MN title years onto ONE banner in their ceilling and only b/c it got them closer to Boston.

    Sure, it is an 'official' stat, but they are cheap and shameful in the eyes of knowledgable fans of the game and its history
     
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    All I know is that the Celtics lost 3-2 series lead 3 times in the last 3 years. Now that is the ultimate in choking. They were supposed to win many titles with 3 HOF, the Big 3 turned out to be the Big Thud. That's all I know, 3-2 leads and disaster.
     
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    How did Los Angeles steal from Minneapolis?  Minneapolis did not own the Lakers neither does Los Angeles own the Lakers

    The Laker organization won the championship not the city
     
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    How did Los Angeles steal from Minneapolis?  Minneapolis did not own the Lakers neither does Los Angeles own the Lakers The Laker organization won the championship not the city
    Posted by dirty52


    championships are won by cities not names.  I don't like teams switching towns and keeping the name of the prior city.  IMO  Oklahoma City has absolutely nothing to do with Seattle.  I know their names are not the same.  Does Seattles championship belong to Oklahoma City?
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

    Two of the teams the Minnie teams beat were the Syracuse Nationals.  Isn't this the team the Harlem Globetrotters beat on a regular basis?
     
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

    In Response to Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title:
    When a team moves from one city to another city, it is the same team. The 59-60 Minneaplois Lakers had many of the same players as the 60-61 LA Lakers. Are you saying that those players now were playing for a different organization because they relocated to another city? OKC Thunder are the same organization as the Seattle SuperSonics with the same ownership. Cities don't win championships or games, teams (organizations) do.   
    Posted by TommyRules


    Organizations don't win championships, players do.  Sorry I insulted your Laker team.
     
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

    " it's nice to see a classy laker fan for a change"

    nope, he's a phony, a fake, a sockpuppet like Tommy Rules. I feel sorry for the no-lifers who pathetically try to maintain these accounts after they are exposed. 

    The Minneapolis Lakers titles in my view are legitimately attached to the Lakers franchise and are just as valid as the Celtics champsionships during that period. Therefore, any Laker fan who argues in favor of counting the Minny champsionships must also recognize the Celts legit titles during that period. 

    Therefore, the total championship count is Celtics 17, Lakers 16:


    I don't see either team breaking that for a while. 

    However, for the Celts to stay in the lead we'll need some very savvy moves or miraculous draft picks as NBA player movement today favors warm weather urban locations. 


     
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

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    How did Los Angeles steal from Minneapolis?  Minneapolis did not own the Lakers neither does Los Angeles own the Lakers The Laker organization won the championship not the city
    Posted by dirty52



    So.....if a team relocated to Seattle.......and Kevin Durant's team wins the NBA title, does Seattle now have TWO?  Or does OKC have one?
     
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    Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title

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    Lets say the Celtics moved to Las Vegas and called themselves the Las Vegas Celtics. If they won a championship there, would that be the Celtics first championship? 
    Posted by TommyRules


    YES!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title:
    In Response to Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title : Tell that to the players and the owners. What a nimrod.
    Posted by TommyRules


    This is a personal attack, and has been reported as such to BDC!
     
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    In Response to Re: Only ten teams in league and L.A. couldn't win a title : YES!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr



    Actually they probably would not be able to use the Celtics name as David Stern will have the name stay in Boston
     
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