Re: Laker 8-peat
posted at 10/15/2011 7:10 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat
[QUOTE]You know what's funny to me guys....? this thread is now several years old...it was started by a Laker fan who cited an article written by Mr (I love the Lakers) Hollinger....he said that the Lakers were the greatest franchise in league history ....Celtic fans have proven that statement wrong, citing clear evidence that favors Boston....now (and this is the comical part in my opinion) Laker fans don't care about history ....only recent history is important.......so both teams are 1-1 head to head over the last four years (Lakers have a 2-1 edge in titles)...Lakers hold the edge in the '00's and '80's....Celtics hold the edge in the '70's, '60's, and 50's.....while also being a superpower in the '80's...neither team won in the '90's.but, guess what? .........those decades no longer count in the team comparisons....well, except the early '50's before the modern (shot clock) era began....yes, those five titles won in Minneapolis mean a great deal to Laker fans....our titles over the next 30 years....? nah, not so much......they aren't important to the kids....that's why most of the kids are on ignore....they talk a lot but say very little.....
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]
Duke, I know facts are not your strong suit, so let me straighten you out. The Celtics hold the edge in the 50s? How?
Only you think the shot clock matter, that's your opinion. However, my opinion, along with DoctorCO's, is that the scale of the league operation matters more (i.e. a bush league operation vs a big-league, mega $$$ operation).
Like the media, I count a decade as the year 0-9, thus these ten seasons would constitute a decade (1979-80 - 1988-89):
40s - Lakers (1-0), 1949
50s - Lakers (4-2), Lakers won in 50, 52, 53, 54, Celtics won in 57 and 59
60s - Celtics (9-0)
70s - Celtics (2-1)
80s - Lakers (5-3)
90s - 0-0
00s - Lakers (4-1)
10s - Lakers (1-0), 2010
So far the Lakers have a 5-1-2 edge in decades over the Celtics.