Re: Laker 8-peat
posted at 10/4/2011 5:17 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat
[QUOTE]I noticed that your link compares the all time number of wins and winning percentage as a deciding factor in which franchise should rank #1........as I stated earlier, "to BE the best you have to be able to BEAT the best" .....
And the Celtics weren't the best, so the Lakers can't help it if the Celtics weren't the best, while the east sent these teams instead: Knicks, Nationals/76ers, Pistons, Pacers, Nets, Magic ...
Can't say it better. To be the best you have to beat the best, not "beat the Celtics".
Are you saying that the Lakers titles against the Knicks/Nationals76ers/Pistons/Pacers/Nets/Magic aren't legit? they were the best the east could send out...
Yes? then it contradicts your own argument "the goal is to win a championship", "to be the best you have to BEAT the best".
No? there you go. So head to head is a distortion, since a final win against the Nets is a better achievement than a final win against the Celtics, as the Nets were the better team. You are distorting the truth with this head2head BS...
So there is no way you can make an argument for head-to-head.
[QUOTE]but head to head against the Lakers....they hold a big edge...add in the playoff records head to head....Boston takes the top spot....and it isn't close....if the Lakers can't play the Celtics on even terms.....[/QUOTE]
Sure can, because the Celtics would be no match due to its conference failure. It's not wise to pick your spots to make the finals. Your failure in conference playoffs as well as the regular season also count against you.
[QUOTE]strength of conference plays a huge role....
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]
Strength of conference playing a hugh role is only your speculation, not a fact. I can easily say that it plays minimal role. The east is only leading 35-30, a winning percentage of .538. You have ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF that the strength of conference is the sole reason for the 31-21 discrepancy in final appearances.