Re: The only thing that the Lakers loss to NOLA accomplishes is...
posted at 4/27/2011 2:25 AM EDT
In Response to The only thing that the Lakers loss to NOLA accomplishes is...
1) Gives Celtics fans a giddy feeling for the next day or two. 2) Emboldens some of these same fans to once again make predictions of the Lakers demise. 3) Resurrects the over confident chatter of raising banner #18. Sorry folks, nothings changed. Those of you who truly know basketball and the NBA, know this is blip. You know the Lakers will once again be there...in the Finals. It's never easy for the Lakers cause they play in the west...yes, the tougher conference. Those of you with half a brain (and that seems to cover a pretty large portion of this forum), the 3 points above pretty much says it for you. Remember the Lakers lost TWO games to Phoenix and two games to the Thunder in last year's playoffs. And there was ALL KINDS of chatter on this forum about the Lakers being done. Then the C's had the Lakers down 3 games to 2...how did that work out? Enjoy that giddy feeling for a day or two and then get ready for your next opponent, the Heat. They're NOT the Knicks. I don't know if the C's will beat them, but I really thought they had a much better chance with Perkins (since Fat Shaq can't seem to pull his Lard butt off of the trainers table).
Posted by Qdaddy
I don't know where you get this absurd idea that the western conference is harder, or that the celtics had an easy time of it last year.
celtics beat the 2 best teams in the league last year, orlando and cleveland, in epic, hard-fought 6 game series without homecourt advantage.
lakers won two 6 game series where they were never seriously threatened at home, and swept their second round matchup, all with homecourt advantage.
to get to the finals this year, the celtics will once again have to go through the 2 best teams in the league, chicago and miami, on the road.
at this stage, the lakers likely opponents will be dallas and memphis, with homecourt advantage in both.
the only time the eastern conference is easier is in the first round.