Re: Fox Sports Reporting Shaq most likely out for rest of Playoffs
posted at 4/21/2011 10:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Fox Sports Reporting Shaq most likely out for rest of Playoffs
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Fox Sports Reporting Shaq most likely out for rest of Playoffs : Qdaddy, since you took the time to comment, I'll offer you a return response. What I like about you is that you are consistent and very loyal to your Lakers. With that said, we can't blame the good folks in Los Angeles for the fact that the Lakers will always carry the stigma of being confused about LA and Minneapolis, whether Anaheim is or is not located in Los Angeles, and whether one of the all time great players, Elgin Baylor, was actually a Laker.
It's not his fault that he is honest about the Minneapolis issue. Speaking about honesty, we also can't blame you guys for the blemish a great franchise has on its record in allowing Phil Jackson to become the self proclaimed "best coach". Phil offers the kids in LA a great lesson on how to step on a great friend in Doug Collins in order to earn the right to carry Michael's bags when Michael was ready for stardom, and/or how to rid yourself of an aging partner in life in order to use an innocent boss' daughter in order to use Kobe and Shaq to earn him more "jewels". We may not win this year Qdaddy, however we are all proud to be Boston Celtics fans. A franchise and city that only claim NBA championships that the city actually won!!!
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CeltsSox, we're not confused about our identity. We know who we are and our history. This great country started (from most caucasian's view) on the east coast and worked it's way west. Of course people from MY ancestry know California's history from Spain's rule and how they settled the west using the missionaries. Los Angeles grew into a metropolis and people like the O'Malley's moved their franchise out west. The only professional sports teams that originated in the L.A. metro area are the Angels, Kings and Ducks. It's not OUR fault that other's saw the L.A. area as lucrative and moved out here. And along with them, they brought their original championship trophies. That's why the Lakers "franchise" owns 16 (soon to be 17) NBA titles. We're proud of every one of them. Elgin actually only played in Minneapolis about one year and finished his career the season the Lakers won their first title in L.A. We still consider him one of the greatest L.A. Lakers ever.
As for Phil, yes we consider him the "greatest coach of all time". Let's not make Red out to be a saint. He had a LOT of fellow coaches and players who didn't like his arrogance. He's taken his fair share of potshots and Phil. And Doc...the guy who has constantly said "the Lakers have never beaten his starting 5". Please. We say the same thing. The C's haven't beaten the Lakers starting 5 cause as all of you know, Bynum was out with an injury in the '08 finals.
Please don't blame Phil because the Bull's management felt they were "underachieving". Phil and Tex Winter brought the triangle offense to Chicago, and with the same team Doug had, won 3 NBA titles and then 3 more. Michael Jordan probably would not have ONE title if Phil hadn't arrived. And you don't know the specifics of Phil's private life. You should just leave that one alone. Phil, Jeannie and Dr. Buss are all adults and they made their choices. Your own morals or anyone else's shouldn't concern Phil and Jeannie.
You guys can hate all you want, but the "rings" don't lie. Phil has taken over teams with millionaire superstars and transormed them into NBA champions. In today's NBA, I doubt seriously that Red could do that. But they come from different eras, so enjoy Red's accomplishments just like we (and Chicago area fans) have come to appreciate Phil.