Re: Celts meltdown last year worse than Lebron meltdown this year.
posted at 6/13/2011 6:23 PM EDT
In Response to Celts meltdown last year worse than Lebron meltdown this year.
[QUOTE]He was up 2-1 but just folded up like the queen he is, but the celtics did worse last year, they were up 3-2 and leading by 13 late in game 7. To me, that's even worse than what the queen did this year, and this is after he humilated the celts in round 2. It takes a lot of character to win a title but the celts and Lebron, I dunno, they're one and the same. The eastern conference just doesn't have it anymore, that's 10 out of the last 13 now for the west. That says a lot about how weak you can be and still make it out of the east. Also tells you a lot about how incredibly overrated the celts have been the last 4 years. Without Bynum hurt, the west would be 11-2. it just goes to show you that the back to backs by the Lakers was an impossible acheivement just getting out of the west, after you do that the east is a piece of cake. The coming year the lakers will focus on how to better the Mavs, beating the east champ is a given.
Posted by lakersavenger[/QUOTE]
RicoLakerfan, first let me say that you are a Class Act, an although a Laker fan, an NBA fan with a good analysis of the Celtics-Lakers in the finals and the former's 9-3 dominance.
Lakeravenger, Quoting from your post above: "Without Bynum hurt, the west would be 11-2. it just goes to show you that the back to backs by the Lakers was an impossible acheivement just getting out of the west, after you do that the east is a piece of cake."
Let me start by saying that without my seeing a basketball game so one sided in calls, especially a Game 7 finals, we'd be 10-2 and not 9-3. I'm so tired of hearing that Celtics lost because they were too old. Pierce 33, Garnett 34 & Allen 35 total 102 while the Mavs' Dirk 32, Terry 33 & Kidd 38 total 103. I'm not positive on the ages but they are close enough. This game #7 was disgusting and a disgrace to sports. I felt it was almost impossible to win a game when you miss 56 shots, while shooting a whopping 32 percent. And contributing to that percentage was Kobe's 6-24 or 25%. The offense was pathetic but with some help from the officials I was proven wrong. LA got 37 foul shots to Boston's 17, + 20 !!! But regarding Boston squandering the 13 pt lead it had in the 3rd qtr., 20 of LA's fouls were in the 4th qtr while Boston had only 6. Boston shot 88% hitting 15 out of 17 foul shots and again the Lakers only shot 67% making 25 out of 37. They got 10 extra points from fouls from 20 extra shots. Again a lousy 50%. And with all this only won by 4 pts. Don't want to open old wounds as this topic was beaten to death in last year's "Tainted Championship" post. I mean in one case Gasol could have been auditioning for "Dancing with the Stars" when late in the fourth quarter, he went up for a shot and clearly came back down and shot it again. Isn't that traveling and a turnover and this happened at a crucial point in the last few minutes. It was so frustrating that the officials changed drastically against the Celtics. Mostly, they allowed the players to play "free" and practically "maul" each other earlier in the game. But then, all of a sudden, they started calling "ticky-tack" calls. The officials were so inconsistent. It was terrible. I am still disgusted and upset with how this game unfolded.
I became a Dallas fan after Boston got knocked out & I'm so happy the "OLD" Mavs beat the Prima Donna LeBron team after they had taken it to the other Prima Donna's Kobe gutless lakers losing in 4.