Re: Tainted Championship...
posted at 5/14/2011 9:13 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tainted Championship...
[QUOTE]You epitomize the classess laker troll on this board (QDaddy, FakerNation, etc.). Everyone knows both teams lost in the second round. But it does matter how you win and how you lose. If all you care about is whether you win or lose, then go ahead and keep getting thugs like Artest, Bynum, Lamar Kardashian, etc. Both teams have won in the past, and now both are eliminated. In the process, your team showed that they are quitters and cannot lose with class, while we showed that we do not quit and we can lose with class. Go ahead with your jeers and say it doesn't matter how you win or lose, it just shows that your character matches that of your team. You prove us all right everytime you put up one of your classless posts.
Posted by OC-CeltsFan[/QUOTE]
And go ahead and please enlighten us on two points.
1) Quitters -how exactly did the Lakers quit?
the series was lost - no team has ever comeback from 3-0.
the game was lost - it's a 25 point lead in the 3rd quarter, and the Lakers couldn't stop the Mavs shooting. The Mavs were shooting the lights out. One was 9-10 in 3-pointer land and another one was 6-6. The team was 20-32. I mean, they don't do that even in the 3-point contest. But once the other team was doing that in the game, what could the Lakers do? It's obvious that the Lakers couldn't hang with the Mavs as far as basketball was concerned. The Lakers had problem with 3-point defense all season. Phoenix went 22-40, 2nd most in NBA history, against them in the Lakers' 2nd loss in the season. The team was 20th in opponents 3-point made the past season. So what do you expect them to do?
Lemme guess, you think the Lakers should be a little more aggressive? show some mean spirit
? hack the other players? Is that what they are supposed to do in order not to be called "quitters"?
I mean, since you folks are equating getting blown out to quitting, then you have nothing to write home about. Just in the Paul Pierce era:
2005 game 7 Pacers 97 Celtics 70 - at Boston
2009 game 7 Magic 101 Celtics 82 - at Boston
Funny the Celtics lost game 7 at home 4 times (along with the 1982 and 1973 losses) in their history. The average margin of all those losses were 19.0 points. When things are not going well in a home game 7, they didn't just lose. They QUITTED.
I haven't even gone to the Finals game 6 last year, when the Celtics quitted while facing a big deficit...
2) Lose with class - Yep, the cheap shots were classless. You would be hard pressed to find a Laker fan or anyone in the organization condoning those two fouls. Bynum got his suspension already. He already issued an apology in public. Anything else?
So the Lakers should trade Bynum to the Wolves for Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic in order to maintain a "class" organization, is that what you mean?