Re: I think the Lakers 5 minnesota Titles should have an asterisk
posted at 5/19/2012 2:10 AM EDT
In Response to Re: I think the Lakers 5 minnesota Titles should have an asterisk
[QUOTE]that's what makes the Celtic championship history so great...all in the "modern era"....it doesn't get any better than that....
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=NBA_Eras
"On February 19, 2008, the NBA declared that the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets will play the first outdoor game on October 11, 2008, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It will be the first outdoor game in the modern era
of the NBA."
NBA outdoor games: 1972 Bucks vs Suns, 2008 Suns vs Nuggets, 2009 ..."
In other words, the modern era, according to this article, won't include anything prior to Sept. 1972.
Tally: Lakers 10 Celtics 6 (even if you claim the modern era started in October 1972)http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/3/10/2041448/kevin-love-double-double-streak-record-52-minnesota
"Second, Kevin Love set the new modern-era
consecutive double-double streak record with his 52nd straight."
Wilt did it in 220 consecutive games from 1964-67http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/scoutingreport_wolves_pacers_gameday_2011_03_08.html
"The stage is set for Kevin Love to take the throne as the double-double king in the modern era
. If the Wolves power forward records a double-double tonight, it will be his 52nd in a row, passing Moses Malone' mark set in the 1978-79 season."
Tally: Lakers 11 Celtics 8 (even if you claim the modern started in Jan 1968)http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/27896909
"On Friday, Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love notched his 52nd consecutive double-double, moving past Hall of Fame center Moses Malone for most consecutive double-doubles since the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976. ...
As many have pointed out, Love's streak is nothing compared to what Wilt Chamberlain used to do, running off consecutive double-double games by the hundreds and averaging a double-double in each of his 14 seasons. Comparing Chamberlain to Love is apples to oranges, though, and Love's accomplishment in the modern era
has deserved the acclaim it's received."
Tally: Lakers 10 Celtics 4 http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ycn-11206016
"The 5 Worst Lakers Shooters in the Modern Era
- Fan’s Analysis
Since the introduction of the three-point line in 1979-1980 these Lakers regulars (minimum 1,000 FG attempts) have struggled the most to put the biscuit in the basket."
Tally: Lakers 10 Celtics 4http://gcobb.com/2010/06/21/bryant-is-second-to-jordan-in-the-modern-era-of-the-nba/
"I don’t list him as the greatest because Michael Jordan sits in that position but he’s second on my list in the modern era
Tally: Lakers 8 Celtics 2 (Jordan's career started in 1985)http://www.squidoo.com/top-5-nba-players-ever
"Doug Collins once said that he didn't think he'd be a player in the NBA in the modern era
Tally: Lakers 9 Celtics 3 (given that Doug Collins' career ended in 1981)http://www.scoresreport.com/2008/06/16/second-to-none-the-best-second-round-picks-in-the-nbas-modern-era/
Here is a list of the Top 10 second round picks in the modern era
of basketball. (Most people believe that the modern era of the NBA began when the three-point rule was instituted, in the 1979-80 season.)
Tally: Lakers 10 Celtics 4
So, let's summarize of what the field said about the modern era.
institution of the 3-point shot: Lakers 10-4
Jordan's career as yardstick: Lakers 8-2
Doug Collins' opinion: Lakers 9-3
Using Wilt as the double-double yardstick: Lakers 11-8 at the worst
Using the NBA-ABA merger: Lakers 10-4
Using the outdoor game yardstick: Lakers 10-6 at the worst
Duke, this are just from a few pages of Google, and you get blown out already. I mean, it's silly for you to try to count the loot of the "Modern era", you get routed every time. My suggestion for you: stick with the Jurassic era, then you have the chance of forcing a tie: 17-48 vs 16-47.