Re: Lakers universally acclaimed as the NBA'S greatest franchise
posted at 8/15/2011 8:42 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Lakers universally acclaimed as the NBA'S greatest franchise
[QUOTE]17-48 16-47 hmmmm.....sounds pretty even...... [/QUOTE]
Yep, sound pretty even to me too...
9-3 head to head when the title is on the line....(.750 vs .250) Celtics .809 Finals percentage vs Lakers .516 (LA Lakers .423) [/QUOTE]
So when the title is not on the line, it's OK to lose? You advocate losing in the early rounds. Is that an honor to brag about? Why not? otherwise how can the Lakers had a -6 deficit against the Celtics in the finals yet the finally tally, by your own words, "sounds pretty even".
It means the Celtics simply wimped out earlier in the conference playoffs to avoid losing in the finals. I mean, keeping a great finals record is great if you can maintain that margin in overall titles, but you couldn't. So it simply means you aren't as successful in winning your conference.
Celtics own winning record all time during the regular season as well... Please explain how the Celtics have not historically been more successful....[/QUOTE]
Simple, your record in conference playoffs is much less successful, you won the conference only 21 times, conference finals record 21-11, a +10. Lakers are 31-9, +22.
You also have to bear the shame of missing the playoffs 16 times.
"But you consider an honor to make the playoffs?" you ask?
Not at all. Making the playoffs is not something to brag about, but then missing it is the ultimate shame. Just like doing 1+1 is not something to brag about, but NOT ABLE to do 1+1? what does it imply?
Remember, the overall tally, 17-48 vs 16-47, by your own words, "sound pretty even", so the Celtics 17 titles are no edge since they also had more failed seasons.
remember, this thread is all about why the Lakers are universally acclaimed as the NBA's greatest franchise....
Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]
There you go. Given their overall achievement sound pretty even to you, the Lakers' 31 conference championship can easily outdistance the Celtics' 21, not to mention the Celtics' ultimate shame of missing the playoffs 16 times.