Re: Championships by one coach and team.
posted at 4/16/2011 9:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Championships by one coach and team.
[QUOTE]Hey, can we claim the titles the San Anonio Spurs won like the Lakers claim the titles from Minn?? LOL These Laker fans are suffering from an inferiority complex. They are grasping for straws to put the Laker franchise on a level with the Celtics..
As they make up phony stats (like total titles) we just sit back and laugh... confident in our history of NBA domination and amused how the Laker fan is still snipping at our toes trying to be noticed.
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
I'm sorry Karllost, but your opinion doesn't count. You may not like that the Lakers are credited with 16 titles, but, if it wasn't true, then ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated and every other sporting media wouldn't announce it that way. Even the official NBA website, NBA.com, credits the Lakers franchise with 16. You're only one of millions of fans with an opinion, but as long as the media continues to say "16 time NBA Champion's, the Los Angeles Lakers", then I guess you're just gonna have to bury your head in the sand and not hear it.
Now then, if you can get the media to stop crediting the Lakers "franchise" with 16, I'll go along with it. Good luck.
And the kicker is that after this year, they'll also share the record for most NBA titles with 17. I'll bet that will REALLY set you off. BTW, the Celtics ceased being the "marquee" franchise about 20 years ago. The Lakers have held that title since the 80's. They are the 2nd most valuable NBA franchise (according to Forbe's, the Knicks moved back into #1) and the most recognized NBA team worldwide. You guys can continue living with your past fond memories as the Lakers continue to move well past your teams accomplishments.