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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 at 8:55 pm  |  519 responses

Links: NBA Finals Game Six Live Notes

Green Monsters! The Boston Celtics are your NBA Champions after beating LA, 131-92.

by Lang Whitaker

Welcome to Boston! We’ll be here all night watching and talking about Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals (or at least as long as the internet connection here at the FleetNorthCenterBankCenter holds out — so don’t hold your breath). We’re 20 minutes until tipoff and there’s already a deafening “BEAT LA!” going on.

Sam and I arrived in Boston a few hours ago, and we’re ready to go. According to a note in the Celts’ locker room, the pregame sermon topic was “Living amongst the wolves, dangerous but do-able.” Not sure if that’s related to KG or not.

National anthem was by Paula Cole (who?). First Celtic announced was Kendrick Perkins, and the roof nearly came off the place. It would be funny if Perk was announced, then did the jump ball and didn’t play again the rest of the game. You want head games Phil? Huh?

The internet is already slowing down. Keep your fingers crossed.

FIRST QUARTER
• I’m going to try and update regularly, but it just took about 5 minutes to post those last few sentences. Anyway, we’re about to tip it off!

• It’s really frigging loud in here. Loudest game of the Finals thus far. But LA ruined it by winning the tip.

• If you weren’t sure, the refs tonight are Bennett Salvatore and Joey Crawford. KG got drilled on his first shot with no call, and yet the Celts have two fouls in the first 60 seconds, on Pierce and Perkins. I wish they’d at least try to be underhanded about calling it one-sided. It’s 4-0, Lakers.

• Ray Allen west a three on the break to make it 4-3…and Eddie Rush calls a foul on KG away from the ball on the other end. This is crazy. Vlad Rad gets a token foul and Ray Allen hits two free throws, and then Kobe drains a three. Looks like he stares at the announcer’s on his way back up court, but then, I’m so high up he could have been sneezing and I wouldn’t know any better.

• Rondo draws a foul on Fisher and makes it 7-7, and then Kobe pops another three. He better hurry because the first quarter is going to end in 8 minutes, and we all know he doesn’t shoot after the first quarter.

• Defensive three seconds is called against LA. KG puts some back into it and decks Gasol without a call. A layup ties it at 10.

• Rondo finally looks active again tonight. Don’t know who that was yanking on KB’s jersey on that play, but that was wild — Kobe nearly scored anyway.

• The FleetNorthCenterGardenBank is so nice that they have a 10-inch black-and-white TV up here for the media to watch the game on. I’m so not kidding. I think this TV used to belong to Johnny Most.

• A Rondo jumper gives Boston the lead, 12-10.

• And then Kobe takes a hit from Ray Allen and drains another three. This might be the night he finally goes for 40+.

• Ladies and gentlemen, tonight’s award for best acting in a led role, Paul Pierce! For drawing a foul on Vlad Rad!

• Steven Tyler and Bill Russell are in the house. And so is Luke Walton, who just replaced Vlad Rad.

• Ray Allen picks up a loose ball off the floor and drives to the basket, but he accidentally headbutts Lamar’s hand on the way. No call there. As Ray stumbles around under the basket, Lamar to the line on the other end and makes one.

• Doc goes to his “old” line-up, bringing in Posey and PJ Brown.

• KG hits back-to-back jumpers, one over KG and one over Luke Walton. Then he gives Gasol a taste, too. Six straight for KG as Boston leads 20-18, with 2:40 left in the first.

• Out of the TO, Rondo rips the first pass from Farmar. Pierce misses a contested layup — he still hasn’t scored.

• Farmar is dribbling along the sideline and he just dribbles it off his own leg and out of bounds. Ugh.

• Then PJ Brown(!!) throws an alley-oop to Kevin Garnett. Powe and House check in with 48.8 left in the quarter to give Rondo and KG a break. Sam points out Rondo has 4 steals. Boston leads 22-20.

• Just got official word from the NBA that Ray Allen was “poked in the left eye, has a cut on the bridge of his nose and is expected to return.” I didn’t ask why it wasn’t a foul when that happened.

• Luke Walton gives a foul just before the quarter. Boston inbounds with 1.8 left and dribbles out the clock.

• After one, 24-20, Celtics lead. It’s like things are reversed tonight — the Lakers are playing terrible and yet they’re still in this thing, while Boston can’t seem to put them away.

• The PA system is playing some song about saving a horse and riding cowoys or something, and the fans are into it here in Boston. There’s one we didn’t hear in LA.

• Stat man Sam points out Gasol and Odom have all 10 Lakers rebounds so far.

SECOND QUARTER
• Kobe, Gasol and Odom each played the entire first quarter.

• Kobe gets D’d up by Posey and forces a bad shot, and the fans love it. Then Powe gets called for a foul trying to help on Kobe. And then? You don’t mess with the Vujacic!

• Eddie is in the casa! Three ball for House.

• Big Baby comes across to foul Lamar and ends up crashing to the floor. I could hear the wood splinter from up here. Odom hits one of two to make it 26-23. And somehow Doc Rivers picks up a T. Maybe he’s mad about Boston having double the fouls against them?

• Pierce pulls for a three and nails it, and then Lamar fouls Powe. Remember Leon Powe? That guy nobody on LA could guard a few days ago?

• Donde esta Pau Gasol?

• Powe scores again. Kobe misses a three. Farmar picks up a foul with 8:23 to go. It’s Boston 31, LA 26.

• Pierce goes up and into Fisher, and this time they call the foul on Fish. Pierce misses the first, makes the second. 32-26, Boston. LA is hanging around.

• Ah, there’s Gasol. He hits a runner for his first two points of the night. LA needs to get somebody, anybody, going besides Kobe.

• Posey from the corner, BANG! And then Eddie House from the same corner, BANG! Boston jumps ahead 38-29 with 6:25 to go. It’s loud up in here (although I really think it was louder in Atlanta during Games 3 and 4 in the first round).

• Belichick on the scoreboard with a blond stroking his thigh. That was kinda uncomfortable.

• Kobe misses a jumper out of the TO. One thing Boston is way better at than LA is at running plays is out of timeouts.

• D-Fish just went flying into the stands on the baseline. Looked like he bounced a few times like a ping pong ball. He hops right up, though.

• Pierce steals the ball from Kobe, and finds Posey for another three, pushing Boston’s lead to 14 with 5:20 left in the first. Another timeout. Even Phil’s done screwing around.

• KG goes for a steal and dives onto the floor, but he can’t make the save. Great hustle. Then Ray Allen checks back in and gets a huge hand from the crowd. If LA can overcome all this they deserve to win a title. 13-4 run from Boston right now. 45-33, Boston.

• Sam points out Kobe has no assists. But I think that’s mostly because nobody on LA can hit a shot — they’re shooting 36 percent from the floor.

• Luke Walton takes a jumper that hits off the rim and bounces up into the basket support. What a horrible, horrible shot. Timeout, 3:04 to go in the first half, and Boston up 47-34.

• Statman Sam points out the Lakers have made just 8 field goals thus far. Ugh.

• Boston is back to dominating the game physically, like they did in Games 1 and 2. And they’re also spacing the ball really well.

• Lamar just got Rondo’d. 53-35, with 1:04 left in the half.

• So did KG, who drove and double-pumped while palming the ball and threw it in off the glass. I have a feeling that’s a replay we’ll be seeing for years.

• Perkins inside for two more. LA holds for the last shot of the half as the crowd goes wild. Kobe fires up a three too early, and KG jacks it up from halfcourt at the buzzer. Oddly, everyone in here thinks it’s going in. But it doesn’t. At the half, it’s Boston 58, Los Angeles 35.

• Stats from Sam: LA ends with 8 field goals for the entire half and shooting 29.6 from the field. Also, Boston has 17 assists on 20 field goals. Yuck.

THIRD QUARTER
• If Boston wins this thing, I’m kind of worried about TONY ALLEN getting out of hand during the postgame. Can we keep an extra eye on him?

• Pierce, Ray Allen, Rondo for the wide-open jumper, good. Then Lamar goes to the line and misses his first…but he makes the second.

• Perk with back-to-back fouls, but then Ray Allen nails a three. Man, Boston is just firing on all cylinders tonight. But then Rajon got rondo’d by himself, picking up a walk o the break. The score is a palindrome right now, 63-36.

• Farmar drives and draws the foul! That’s the fifth foul on Perk, but more importantly, that ends a 6:38 drought without a field goal for LA.

• Gasol gets a dunk on an alley-oop. LA is unstoppable the last 25 seconds!

• Then Pierce drives and scores pretty easily. Then Vlad sucks the blood from a three.

• Hey Kobe? You got rondo’d! A free throw gives Boston a 70-44 lead.

• The Celts get a breakaway and Ray Allen breaks to the rim, but Rondo doesn’t toss it to him. So Ray keeps running all the way to the opposite corner, when Rondo hits him and he drains a three. Sam says, “Oh, no…” Boston leads 73-48.

• LA turns it over in the halfcourt, and then Boston nearly turns it over but just outhustles LA to the ball two or three times. Finally, LA gets a timeout. 77-48, Boston leads.

• If Boston wins this, KG is definitely going to cry at some point in the postgame stuff, right?

• It’s 82-53, with 4:21 to go. The Laker should just quit right now and go home. Seriously, what would happen if they went into a huddle and Phil tossed a white towel onto the court?

• Boston’s up 84-54, 2:57 left. This is not going to be the most exciting finish. As for the game, you can probably guess what’s happening — LA’s not playing well and Boston is. The Boston fans did just start chanting “USA! USA!” at Pau Gasol. Dino Radja doesn’t like hearing that.

• Kobe just scored and a grumble went up form the crowd, like they were nervous. I looked up and LA was still down 85-56.

• Guess who’s in? TONY ALLEN! Gasol scores to cut it to 25. 55 seconds left in the third. BTW, forgot to mention that after Game 4, when my main man TONY ALLEN had a few minutes of burn, I passed him in a hallway under the stands and he said to me, “Told you I was the secret weapon.” You’re not a secret anymore, TONY.

• LA just threw sort of a match-up zone at the Celts, kind of like Boston’s been doing to them all night, and the Celts shredded it in about 5 seconds. After 3, your score is Boston 89, Lakers 60.

FOURTH QUARTER
• That would be awesome if Bynum came limping out from the locker room in his sweats right now.

• Sam notices that the Lakers have missed 28 field goals but have no offensive rebounds.
• Farmar gets tagged with a flagrant foul, though that seems excessive. Phil Jackson’s upset, although he probably doesn’t realize David Stern has had that scheduled to happen for weeks.

• Can Sam Cassell get some burn?

• KG checks in for PJ Brown, and PJ gets a big ovation from the crowd.

• Ray Allen hits a three to make it a 30 point game with 9:52 left. After this game, KG, Pierce and Allen should each be allowed to shave the heads of a member of the Lakers of their choosing. I’d take Turiaf or Zohan first.

• Maybe Doc’s not putting in Sam Cassell because he doesn’t want to run up the score. Or maybe he just forgot about him, although that seems unlikely. It does remind of a decade ago when Lenny Wilkens was coaching the Hawks and he snapped Ty Corbin’s league-leading consecutive games played streak one night at like 300-something games. And on the postgame show a fan called in and asked why he’d broken the streak, and Lenny said he had no idea it was even happening. Oh, and Ray Allen just made another three. What is this, the All-Star Game?

• Ainge gets a close-up on the scoreboard and the crowd goes wild. Ainge looks like he might cry a little, but then he controls it. Robert Horry should come and throw Ainge’s ring at him next year.

• Rondo takes a knock, and Eddie House comes in to replace him. House can’t run out onto the floor fast enough to take part in this carnage. 108-72, with 6:22 left.

• Hey, Kobe just was involved in a play. Remember him?

• Wait, Ray Allen just made another three pointer from the corner. At some point the Lakers will realize that he’s pretty good from over there. 113-77, with 5:07 to go.

• Big Baby, Leon Powe and TONY ALLEN are all waiting at the table to check in. Where is Sam?

• 4:01 left and The Big Three come out. A roar comes from the crowd as the guys all hug Doc. Then Doc walks downt eh sideline and hugs Cassell, but I guess he’s either too hurt or something to play. Or maybe Doc knows he’ll just shoot every time he gets the ball and he’s worried about running up the score.

• 3:10 left and Boston’s up 118-84. Can we play running clock the rest of the way?

• Guess not — timeout with Boston up 123-85, 2:21. About 250 cops march out and surround the floor — looks like the graduation scene from “The Departed.” They show the American Bandstand highlights on the scoreboard and cut to the Celtics huddle, where Paul Pierce is dancing along.

• Now “Paradise City” starts and everyone’s singing and dancing along. Fans are chanting “Seven-teen! Seven-teen!”

• A Bill Russell scoreboard closeup draws wild applause.

• TONY ALLEN! Reverse on an alley-oop. The Lakers want to let them run out the clock but Boston has no interest. 129-89, with 1:04 to go.

• Paul Pierce just gave Doc Rivers a Gatorade shower, using red Gatorade (hopefully that’s not a menacing color). Now there’s Gatorade and ice all over the court with 30 seconds left.

• And that’s it. Boston Celtics — 131, Los Angeles Lakers — 92.

You know what? It smells like cigars in here.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    who the hell is paula cole?

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    she sang the Dawson’s Creek song. She’s from Boston.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Never seen dawson’s creek. That met organization sure is class, isn’t it Sam? What did Mikey and the Dog have to say?

  • RV

    they should just let JVG and Jackson call the game and give each a whistle also.

  • Jess

    she had some trouble lol…felt kind of bad for her

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    “As an organization there are two things you don’t wanna be: disorganized and classless. The mets look like both right now.” -Mike Francesa.
    But hey… it’s the NBA FINALS!

  • warr

    let see if they cash in the big ticket! In the pregame they said a new York reporter call him counterfeit ticket

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    I like how Mike Breen said the Allen family wants the health situation to be kept private, right after they did a report on it.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Lang, you would’ve felt very comfortable in the office today; the internet was working at snail speed.

  • Danny_W_UK

    What’s the deal with Ray Ray? (something up with his kid?).

    My TV coverage doesn’t cover anything but the game. And its 2:15am, lucky I’m off work sick huh?

  • RV

    this is pathetic basketball, Kimmel showed more skill in that game during his game night special..

  • bennieblancoh

    GRR! The satellite feed on my base just died! Does anyone know a link to WATCH the game? I am listening to Hubie and Tirico do the play by play… but this isn’t the 40′s! I wanna watch!

  • Danny_W_UK

    And today’s ‘Willis Reed wannabee’ award goes too………….Ray Allen.

    And I though Gasol and Vlad Rad were soft.

  • zee

    is anyone having trouble with the hd. im watching it on the hd channel but it isnt hd

  • Danny_W_UK

    Bennie hit the Bars.

  • The_Truth

    Thanks for these live notes SLAM, I am stranded with no way to “watch” this except you guys! Thanks again!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    I feel much more informed now that I know the Celtics eat PB&J.

  • bennieblancoh

    I feel you Truth… it’s bad news over here for me too.

  • Madtice

    Peanutbutter and jelly makes you make great steals and miss right open shots… Nice to know…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    GO GET A JOB AND GET CABLE.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    NBA.COM ARE DOING RADIO FEEDS, YOU CAN LISTEN AND LEARN… ^_^

  • Madtice

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Ray Allen came back wearing an eyepatch, losing all perspective and still drilling like 6 or 7 three’s? I’d like it…

  • The_Truth

    I am working right now actually and my comp is my savior

  • bennieblancoh

    I have a job… at work now. The cable’s out. Damn Government job. All the money is going to “fighting the war on terror!”

  • Madtice

    That was perfect execution of an away-from-the-ball screen… Silly dunk though…

  • The_Truth

    haha I feel you Bennie…..good first Q Rondo!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    –kevein garnett just turned IT ON–
    ^_^
    Come on Kobe!

  • Madtice

    Does anybody know the song to that Durant commercial where he strips down to reveal a Seattle Supersonics?

  • Madtice

    Pierce’s afraid to shoot!!!

  • Madtice

    I feel a brawl acoming…

  • Jess

    leave it to joey crawford…..

  • Madtice

    Well, there’s a way to get the crowd going. Let Crawford whistle a Technical on you… By the way, Doc Rivers was right…

  • Jess

    is Ray still not back?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    8 minutes to go in 2nd and paul pierce has as many assists (4) as the whole LAL outfit…
    O_o

  • Madtice

    Ray is getting a spare eye installed at the moment. I’d love for Powe to explode again this game and then get Finals MVP award…

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    You better believe we ain’t goin this game b*tches. 3 peat!!! I mean 3-3.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Big Baby and Powe at the same time, love it.

  • Madtice

    @DP
    Maybe if Gasol and Odom combine for more than 4 points together, maybe. Or if refs keep callin’ it this way. Or perhaps if Kobe goes for 82 points. Which he should start doing about now.

    I’m just waiting for a Powe Revival…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    As much as I love PP’s game,his FT shooting form is very ugly,in fact his whole game is beautiful ugliness.

  • Madtice

    @Russ
    I’d love the coaching from the guts. Reasoning and realism is for losers… I’d at Scalalalalabrainy just for the heck of it.

  • Madtice

    How’s there no foul in between those shots and offensive rebounds for the Celtics…?

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    HOUSE!

  • bennieblancoh

    Cot damn. Hubie Brown is that dude… but listening to the game and watching the stats/shot chart on espn.com is not the way to enjoy the finals!

  • Jess

    i know…Big Baby was hammered under the basket…and of coarse..no call.

  • Jess

    thank god…here comes Ray

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Ray Allen will now check in and hit consecutive three pointers.

  • Madtice

    So, that’s to front rims for Bryant. Is that still P-U-R-E pure? Just asking…

    Ray is MIA…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    ESPN’s Ray Allen eye drama didn’t quite work out the way they would have wanted,huh?

  • RV

    is it just me or did eddie house just fool fisher into running into the cameramen?

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Oh… now somebody’s playing like this is the Finals!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Somewhere in New York, David Stern is breaking furniture.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I bet Phil Jackson really hates this Laker team.

  • Madtice

    When did Rondo turn into Gary Payton?

  • Ang

    Posey for MVP!

  • Madtice

    Off course, my previous comment would have made more sense if that last steal was actually made by Rondo. But since I’m watching the game YouTube sized, I think I’m excused to make stupid comments…

  • Madtice

    Why is Odom making swim moves in defense? R-eye Allen is back!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Lakers need some vets.

  • The_Truth

    wouldnt it be funny if Belichik was on the screen filming this (patriots reference haha)

  • ciolkstar

    Posey is clutch. And extremely gully. The Lakers are not showing any heart. No Heart. So many turnovers, missed rotations… PDouble is having a classic performance, KG started to, but its really been the role players for Boston.

  • RV

    For anyone that’s working on a computer right now, you should be able to find live streams online, as long as you got an internet connection you can watch any game.

  • Madtice

    Russ, you mean like Payton and Karl Malone? Might just work.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    The Lakers need a Charles Oakley type-bad.

  • bennieblancoh

    Just two weeks ago, weren’t these same Lakers being lauded as the next dynasty? Especially with Bynum returning next year?

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    3:04 left in half, how are Lakers down by ONLY 13? I don’t ever remember them scoring

  • Madtice

    Ciolkstar, isn’t it just awesome that the one ‘weakness’ that’s been pointed out about these Celtics – being every player except the big trinity – will win these Finals for Boston?

  • RV

    after every laker timeout, the camera shoots phil j and he always looks like he’s not sure where he is…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Payton and Malone WOULD have worked had Malone not been hurt, smart guy. But no, I mean guys like Posey and PJ. Guys like Rick Fox and Ron Harper from their last title run. The only guy the Lakers have like that is Fish, and he’s not quite that kind of guy.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I love being right.

  • bennieblancoh

    You can’t expect to really win ANY game shooting 36% with NO offensive rebounds and 10 turnovers!

  • Madtice

    So are any of those guys available for next season? Like, who could they attract that can play that role? Fisher has been referred to as a ping pong ball above, doesn’t really sound like that kind of guy indeed.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    2 minutes to go in half, other than Kobe the Lakers have hit 4 shots.

  • Madtice

    Farmar just got decapitated…

  • Madtice

    Where’s Kobe anyway?

  • RV

    the big loaf!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Holy hell. Someone tell me when the Lakers get to Boston, I think I’m switching to the Mets game.

  • Jess

    you know its not a good thing when you are facing elimination and I ask myself where Kobe Bryant has been…they dont get him the ball enough..sometimes…im not complaining though.

  • MattM

    what a shot by KG!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    kg HAS ANSWERED THE CRITICS.

  • Madtice

    Garnett’s securing MVP honors here…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I don’t care if they’re playing in the Fleetwood Mac Center,someone needs to tell the Lakers they’re in the Finals,and that’s kind of a big deal.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Nice time to play the worst first half in Finals history.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Gotta love Kobe Nowitski.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh yeah, Lakers in 5.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    izzo, nice on the Fleetwood Mac Center.

  • Jess

    hahahaha

  • Madtice

    Nice time to get it going for the Celtics. They’s beastin’

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Phil should spend halftime posting his resumé on Monster.

  • bennieblancoh

    I guess I am not missing much by not being able to actually “see” the game. Hubie and Tirico are doing well describing this Celtics scrimmage.

  • RV

    and Allen was out for how long? That’s even worse..

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I’m worried that Doc’s half time pep talk might ruin the Celtics focus and drive.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Yeah, this is ALL Kobes fault.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The games best player is……..a good dude that goes by PP.

  • ciolkstar

    Hilarious. The lakers are pathetic tonight. PP was SO REAL in that interview. Tonight is the defining moment of he and KGs career, we can atleast enjoy that. Its cliché but, Boston wants it more.

  • Madtice

    Pau Gasol is doing his best to make the Gasol-Kwame trade a steal for Memphis

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Wasn’t it just a few hours ago most of us were told that Kobe will drop a Curtis Jackson on the Celts tonight? izzo was much closer with his bad cd analogy.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I’m glad I have a stringent “always defend KG” policy.

  • RV

    Russ, i’m not sure Phil even KNOWS his team is losing the game, he looks more lost than Big Baby in a Hollister store.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    So its Kobes fault if he doesnt score 50?

  • Madtice

    I’m just curious whatever the Lakers will try to make this a Finals game again… If this ends up a 20+ win for the Celtics, it’s kinda anticlimatic… Though I love KG to win a title.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And Myles, it’s not all Kobe’s fault, but if he is not at least accountable for half of this mess, then the Lakers are clearly undeserving of being here.

  • Michael

    It was nice of Kobe to show up for 5 minutes.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Theres FIVE guys on him.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And yes, he could do more to get himself in that “killer” mode to make this game a game. He still has a half to get his sh*t together though.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    This Laker team seems a mess.This is nowhere near even half Kobe’s fault.Jackson doesn’t even seem to care,the rest of the team are thinking about their summer vacation right now.

  • Madtice

    It’s 4:30 AM here, birds are waking up. I love this game!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I might not even watch the second half if this keeps up. Someone let me know when there’s two minutes left.

  • Madtice

    Perhaps Kobe’s just sitting this one out, so he can start the dynasty next year with Bynum…

  • Jess

    ya well the Lakers could try to do the same against the Celtics…you know play defence

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Madtice:I have the same experience with birds singing during the middle of the 3rd quarter over here,it’s quite nice.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Boy, Kobe get’s a lot of leahway when he chokes like he swallowed a chicken bone. KG does it last game and he’s crucified. Curious to see the same type of critical piece written about the failure of the MVP (unless he can salvage this game).

  • RV

    i agree there’s no way Kobe can have a 15 for 29 type of game where he scores 40+, too many guys on him, BUT, he can change up the way he attacks, run off picks and get the ball on the run closer to the rim, don’t give Boston a chance to collapse on you and draw the foul. Might not win them the game, but it sure as hell won’t have them down by 20.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Not Kobe’s fault more than anyone else on the floor, but c’mon, anybody, figure out how to get off a good shot. 12 of their 35 points off fadeaway threes and tech free throws?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Remember Kobe hasn’t played the fourth quarter yet,he does that well…

  • Madtice

    H to the Izzo: respect to us Europeans (I presume? Netherlands here). If you think Lakers suck watching it in the US, try imagining it watching their offense at 4:30 in the morning. They must be thinking this is the first pre-season game of the 2008-2009 season…

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Because there arent FIVE guys covering KG. Why are you putting the onus on Kobe to “salavage the game” when Odom and soft a**Gasol are a combined 2-9? When Sasha is taking dumb shots? Radmo too? When theyre not grabbing the defensive boards? When Farmar cant hold onto the ball? Stop hating.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    izzo, good that your optimism meter is full.

  • RV

    Maybe Kobe just wants to better tmacs 13 in 35, 20 in 50 maybe?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I meant 3rd quarter…*

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Lakers are gonna need to get a huge second half out of Crawford and Salvatore.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The day I put my faith in any of those dudes you mentioned Myles, when I have the game’s most creative scorer on my squad and he can’t figure out a way to get easy shots off a offensive system designed to MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD EVERY GAME is pretty depressing. Stop deflecting.

  • ciolkstar

    Kobe looks apathetic. He’s pouting or something. I guarantee he hates a lot his teammates right now. KG, PDouble and the C’s have embarrassed and outclassed LA. Now we’ll see if they have anything resembling will or determination. So far all Kobe has done is convince everyone to stop with the Jordan comparisons.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The Suns would have held up better in a seven game series than this Lakers outfit…
    ROBBED.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I think that blaming Kobe is far too easy here,especially when the Lakers supposed saviour(Pau) isn’t even making an effort,none of the team are making an effort,the coach included.I genuinely think Phil wants out or something and is just waiting to blame Kobe,he’s done it before.Am I wrong?Probably.

  • RV

    Myles, kobe, as the leader of the team, should be pointing that out and chewing them out or sumn, being 20 pts down facing elimination in the finals isn’t just playing bad, its playing stupid, he needs to get their mind into the game, even if you want to split the blame evenly to every player who’s played, Kobe gets 1% more at least.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Myles Brown says:
    Because there arent FIVE guys covering KG. Why are you putting the onus on Kobe to “salavage the game” when Odom and soft a**Gasol are a combined 2-9? When Sasha is taking dumb shots? Radmo too? When theyre not grabbing the defensive boards? When Farmar cant hold onto the ball? Stop hating.
    ________________________________________________
    Or just hate everyone evenly like I do…’cept Fisher. You can never hate The Fish.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Again, theres FIVE guys on him. He cant put the ball on the floor. Cant go to the post. Pau cant even pass the ball effectively. The transition game is dead cause they cant get a stop or score a rebound. The only way he cant score is to catch and shoot until the open shots his TEAMMATES are getting make the defense pay for doubling.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Collins

    Looks like I’ll be tipping some cars tonight!

    Call the cops if you don’t hear from me by 9 a.m. on Friday!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Why would Phil want to leave, izzo? The team has a bright future with a few shrewd moves to compliment their core. Wouldn’t he want to stay another couple of years?

  • deecee

    it’s sad watching Kobe turn into this years Dirk

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    You know watching these playoffs and especially this series I wasn’t pulling for anyone but I want the Lakers to win just to shut the talking heads at ESPN up.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    RV: Kobe was chewing everyone out. He’s gunna want someone traded in the offseason (Gasol? He looks to much like Phil JaCksons’ son or something)….

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I have no idea,he doesn’t seem to be that interested.Is Jerry Buss even aware that there’s finals going on.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Collins

    I also don’t see what the big deal is about the officiating. That was clearly a charge on Ray Allen’s eyeball.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Myles, since you are on most Lakers games, why doesn’t Phil use brush screens to get Kobe open looks on the perimiter. All of Kobe’s perimiter plays revolve around iso’s.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Phil goes nowhere. He’s got at least 2 more good shots. More if Bynum becomes Moses Malone.

  • RV

    i’m not sure what kobe’s doing, well he’sdoing another one of his everlasting, but constantly switching, roles/personalities, but i’m not sure why he does it. If they lose tonight, i dont expect him to say he’s disappointed or upset, but instead act calm and cool, and say there’s always next year..

  • Madtice

    Guys, let’s just wait with bashing the Lakers until halfway the 4th. You never know. It might be some Jedi mind trick they’re playing.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Ben:Why tipping cars?Have the Mavericks won something?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Jerry Buss is at The Body Shop with eight 19-year olds.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Id rather the rest of the team attacked the basket and forced the C’s to react. If they dont collapse, finish or get fouled.

  • KA

    good lord Boston makes lakers look horrible, just horrible /bill Walton. MVPosey!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Collins

    HOVA, half these girls from Southie are on the street with a bad trip anyway. So if they’re allowed to join the riot, I don’t need another reason.

  • The_Truth

    Good first half for the Celts, but as a Celts fan that guy with number 24 on his jersey does scare me in the fourth

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I guess you could say the Celtics play good D. Case closed.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Jun.17 at 10:39 pm
    Madtice says:
    Guys, let’s just wait with bashing the Lakers until halfway the 4th. You never know. It might be some Jedi mind trick they’re playing.
    _______________________________________________
    MADTICE:
    If Kobe TURNS this around this will be the 2nd comign of YODA!!

  • Khalid Salaam

    kobe has zero field goals in the last 17 minutes? wow

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hear that Stern has arranged it that Shaq is going to storm in at the start of the fourth and tear off his Suns warmups to reveal a Laker uniform. Apparently it’s all been a setup since the “trade” to Miami. At least that’s what Tim Donaghy told me.

  • tealish

    Does Kobe do this on purpose? I know the defense is good, individual and team, who doesn’t. But this is the undisputed number 1 player on the planet. I don’t understand how he can’t make it happen. Your role players aren’t stepping up? Put your head down, and get it done yourself. Go out fighting at the very least.
    Is this seriously the same guy we’re saying is rivalling MJ as the greatest ever?

  • Madtice

    Odom got the message… If you wanna win, you need to find the basket.

  • ciolkstar

    I’m just embarrassed that the Spurs lost to this team. You HAVE to blame Kobe more, the rest of his team has been the bigger problem. This Celtic D really is amazingly fluid and consistent, no matter who’s in. JVG questioning the Lakers heart in the form of terrible and 0 off boards. This one is OVA!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    In other news, the Mets are down 3-1 in the bottom of the third and Johan Santana gave up three runs in the first. It was all the manager’s fault, though.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Has this game really been over since the House 3?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Does this make Kendrick the MVP? He just takes all the pressure off KG to defend the post and can then roam. It’s awesome…

  • tealish

    Myles. Stop. No one is blaming this whole mess on Kobe. But are you really suggesting Kobe is doing all that he could? That he is playing like the greatest in the game? That if you put MJ in Kobe’s position right now, things would not change at all?

  • Madtice

    I think missing three’s is not the way to win this game, dear Lakers…

  • ciolkstar

    that didn’t make sense. The other Lakers have been crap. But it Kobe’s team.

  • Madtice

    Lakers score while they’re showing Danny Ainge… That sucks, now I still don’t know how a Lakers basket looks like.

  • MattM

    I love the fact that Rondo is actually trying to score tonight

  • bennieblancoh

    If you are only as good as your last game… how do you evaluate the Lakers going into next season? Can’t take away from what they accomplished leading up to the Finals, but they have not shown up

  • RV

    russ, or i’m sure Stern can find some kind of scoring/timekeeping error back in 2000 in a laker-boston game and announce its only fair to bring back Shaq

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    F*ck it. Lets just give the trophy to Michael Jordan. Do you see how tight the C’s defense is huddled together to cut down the driving lanes? Do you see how all five of their necks and feet move towards Kobe when he has the ball? Do you see Rondo coming off of his man to disrupt the offense? Can you see Pau Gasol’s vagina? Why dont you tell me-and Kobe-what he should be doing right now. Then tell me what MJWD.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Ben:I jest.No need to explain.Happy pretending you’re a hockey fan!(Pick me up a TV)

  • ciolkstar

    Rondo has been awesome! Rondo, EHouse, Pierce, Garnett, Ray, Big Baby, TONY ALLEN, Powe all getting their 1st ring !!! Rondo!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Lakers will be among the favorites in the West next year–and assuming Bynum gets a clean bill of health over the summer, they’ll probably be THE favorite to at least reach the Finals again.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I MJ ever had to work with this bad and erratic of a team,I’d fear for the wellbeing of Lamar Odom,MJ would have literally murdered him.

  • Madtice

    Was that #24 scoring? He looks like a nice, gifted player. What’s his name?

  • KA

    mah gawd I covered my face at rays corner 3.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    I knew the Lakers shouldn’t have traded Kwame.

  • Madtice

    that’s so funny, Kupchak gawning… That’s like the most symbolic shot they could’ve taken at this moment..

  • MattM

    as much as I love the fact that Boston is rolling I like to see a good game

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Ha. that TONY ALLEN line made me laugh out loud. Not an easy task right now. Good stuff, Lang. Awful stuff, Lakeshow…………..

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    This game is like LOST. The game is over, and yet not over at the same time. The announcers keep talking about the numbers… 17th ring on the 17th day of june while rondo gets 17 steals, and rondo rhymes with hondo, who wore # 17. It all makes sense now. David Stern is the smoke monster.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Russ: http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2008/06/jose_reyes_pulled_from_the_gam.html
    Well, the Jerry Manuel era got off to a promising start

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    And Matt Caputo emerges from the locker room midway through the third quarter.

  • ciolkstar

    NO HEART. I’m gonna go get something to eat. Bynum will make a huge difference. But next year is a long way away… Just ask Dallas and MIA.

  • RV

    So should we all just stop hating on kobe and agree the lakers didn’t deserve to be in the finals? Call it a fluke? Because i know the Jordan Bull- i mean Spurs, wouldn’t have been embarassed like this.

  • Madtice

    d.Y.: If you combine 1 and 7 you get 8. It’s all about Kobe getting owned tonight in every way possible.

  • bennieblancoh

    I just think it’s B.S. to pile on. Granted that Bryant guy hasn’t had some killer game, but what would you expect? The whole defense is geared to him and no one on his squad is stepping up to alleviate ANY of that pressure. Don’t know if Phil could’ve been more creative in finding ways for Kobe to score, but cot damn. It is still a team sport and Kobe is still the baddest man on the planet with the rock. They just ran into a team geared to playing D ALL YEAR! The Lakers haven’t been a defensive squad all year, so you can’t expect them to suddenly buckle down, get stops and turn the game around on the other side of the court. You are who you are… And obviously they are better than every other team in the league except for one.

  • ciolkstar

    Seriously though, has Kobe even gone to the rim once?!?!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Sam, they should have made Minaya manage this team. I’m not saying Willie was a great manager, but this ain’t his fault. 4-1, btw.

  • KA

    Kobe looks like he’s ready to concede already. hope he doesn’t cry.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Indeed Madtice. Spooky.

  • Jess

    hmm..look what driving to the basket does for Kobe…too bad for Laker fans that he didnt think of that earlier..

  • MattM

    Sam Cassell wants to shoot the ball

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    after all the nba did to ensure this season was a huge success….

  • Madtice

    Did the announcer say: Rondo has more defensive rebounds than the entire Laker team? It’s 4:21 to go in the 3rd…

  • Ang

    Doc’s trying to figure out how he’s gonna empty out his bench for garbage time. Needs to make sure everyone gets a chance to play tonight.

  • TMT

    It was nice… almost a dream season, props to KG and the C’s they deserve the win. Take that Mchail. To all us Laker fans, it was close and now Kobe is going to unleash his darkside a little more next year… Cheers to all for a GREAT season.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    All my friends will be happy about the Celtics winning anyway….

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    That he didnt think of it? You play too many video games. That was the first time that he was single covered in how many possessions?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    sam cassell hits the tripple crown, does this count?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    And who’s fault is Radmonvic’s existence?

  • KA

    haha matt, u could see it in SAMs face he’s like as cmon put me in

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    And before I completely explode, let me say that Im GENUINELY happy for KG.

  • RV

    i think Kobe just gave his MVP to Radman

  • bennieblancoh

    It’s a fight you can’t win Myles.
    I am not a Lakers or Kobe fan… I just think it’s funny that two weeks ago there was this Lakers lovefest. All the slurping going on for the Lakers like it was a damn 70′s swingers party and now you’d think that they were the other LA team in the Finals from how folks are $hytting on them.

  • Madtice

    Time for gallery play. Bring in TONY ALLEN and Powe. Let Rondo play a little and add Pierce and Garnett to the mix. Don’t worry about positions, I wanna see halfcourt ally-oops, please.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Vlad Rad should not only be removed from the Lakers team but should be arrested.If I were a Lakers fan,I’d be sending hate mail.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    The Lakers can still win. All they have to do is sub in a player from the deep end of the bench, have him punch KG and Pierce, have the Celtics fight him while the other Lakers stand and watch. No KG or Pierce for the rest of the game and series, Lakers win. It’s that simple.

  • lucci

    i think the knicks looked better against the celtics this year, than the lakers do tonight

  • ciolkstar

    the Spurs would have battled atleast. No matter how much you hate em, you cant deny that. This kind of effort in a championship is really pathetic.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Double R, with the first reasonable suggestion.

  • Madtice

    I like the Double R Detroit Pacers Strategy. Better propose it quickly.

  • RV

    i expect the lakers to at least make some kind of run, if they don’t, then there’s no way they belong here

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe should cut off Vlad Rad’s head with a snowboard.

  • Joey E.

    Paul Pierce is officially not from L.A.
    he has had his LA heritage stripped

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Thanks Myles. It could work couldn’t it? It’s called the sacrifical lamb defense.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’d like to think that it could save the ratings for this game.

  • Madtice

    Did you hear that d.Y., finals record for steals is 17…

  • RV

    i’ve seen players stop kobe physically, but mentally? He looks out of it now..

  • Joey E.

    lucci, the Laker aren’t down by 50

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    The Lakers have been playing like its November throughout most of this series. They didn’t deserve to win it.

  • RV

    and right away he proves me wrong..

  • ciolkstar

    Kobe is the darkside. Rondo has been shredding KB’s dribble. Laker fans talked so much isht, I just can’t help myself.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Wow. when the Celtics are up 30 they dont double anymore?

  • lucci

    can derek fisher retire after tonight

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    David Stern: this is what I rigged the playoffs for? (Breaks tv and slaughters a small dog).

  • lucci

    joey e but we have eddy curry in the post while the lake show has gasol

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Is it me,or does John Havlicek look like Pop without the face disease?

  • KA

    it sure looked like that when kob started to post up. then vlad takes another 1, I think phil greenlit him

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Did JVG just talk about how good looking Hondo is?

  • Madtice

    My god, there’s an entire quarter yet to go…

  • Jess

    i was just thinking the same thing

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    The Celtics should use the 4th quarter as a pre draft work out.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Phil Jackson: Allright guys “Sacrifical Lamb” time.

  • Alex

    Not to, uh, give up on the Lakers or anything, but I think Bynum will help them not be so soft in the front court next year.

  • RV

    the lakers should sign deke next year, that seems to be the difference lately, these old guys chasing a ring at the end of their careers playing a big role in the finals.

  • ciolkstar

    I just want them all to eat PBJ with the champange after the game.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I was hoping B. Long would have shown up, but I imagine he’s dead.

  • Madtice

    Nice, I can watch the sunrise. 5:15 am here, one quarter to go. I hope Doc Rivers dresses up himself, Bill Russell and Danny Ainge and do some oldskool gallery play

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Just wait ’till DP gets here..

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Oh and the C’s will win by 34 points (2×17) one more point than the previous lakersindafinals whuppin record. Pierce scores 3 more points. Kobe mises 5 more shots.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Hopefully I’ll be asleep by that time, izzo.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    this is something else.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    David Stern: (on the phone) Remember how I said that the halfcourt shot instant time game idea JVG came up with was stupid? Implement it now.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Holly, your boys were not ready for it tonight.

  • Madtice

    I just saw a Lakers full court press attempt. Yes. I LOL’d.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Joey Crawford should double-T all the Celtics starters, Doc, Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn and the ghost of Red Auerbach. And Tim Duncan.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I was genuinely looking forward to this series…

  • Jess

    I hate it when guys foul in that situation…I dont know if that was flagrant though.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    That would still only cut the lead to 10.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    rAJON rONDO IS BETTER THAN PAXSON EVER WAS???? IS THAT WHAT YOUR TRYING TO SAY RUSS??

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Somewhere in the universe James Naismith is destroying a peach basket..

  • RV

    are the lakers really throwing in the towel right now?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    This whole thing is veering into depressing.

  • Madtice

    When this thing happens to my team, we try to get every single player on the scoreboard. Celtics should try that, just for the fun of it.

  • RV

    nevermind, Ray allen just walked over to their bench and threw it in for them

  • Ang

    and there’s the back to back threes…

  • Madtice

    Ow, and I want a KG 3pt!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    I hope the LAPD is in full force in the streets tonight.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ray Allen must have had laser eye surgery during his extended break.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    lets reflect on what we are seeing though….
    BOSTON HAVE THE GREATEST TEAM IN THE NBA. And will probably be able to do this again next season too.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    The Lakers defense is to Celtics defense as a bunch of blind Ewoks are to the Death Star.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Can Kobe score 30 pts in 10 minutes?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    That’s pretty accurate, Myles.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Can he score 30 total?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Sasha would have to Princess Leia. She had a good shot too.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    So you’re sayin they’re gonna win Myles? The Ewoks won.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    The Lakers gave up a long time ago and especially when Phil rest Kobe like it’s a regular game.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Lakers should have just stayed in LA.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I wouldnt even let Pau, Vlad, Sasha and Farmar on the team plane.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Those Ewoks could see.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Except as stewardesses.

  • Madtice

    Rondo is 6, 6, 6, in some statistics… That’s scary.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    This is going to be on Classic tomorrow right?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    The Celtics are going to be pissed when the trophy is handed to the Knicks,the fans need to be appeased afterall.Stern and his masterplan is playing out.

  • RV

    you know things are bad when Farmar thinks Ariza is Kobe Bryant.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Has Farmar even completed a pass? WTF?

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Don’t assume what Ewoks can and can’t do. That’s racist.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I love this game! Ugh..

  • RV

    did Allen take Kenny’s record tonight?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Would the Sparks have given the Cs more of a game?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    This finals should hereby be known as the death of passing,how many over thrown passes have we seen fly into the face of whatever celeb is sitting courtside?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    yeah but they cant reach over their heads.

  • Madtice

    There it is, gallery play. Lovin’ it! 50 pt difference at least!

  • RV

    LMAO, KG almost broke that dude’s hand when he high-fived him

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    The Hawks are better than the Lakers.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I was thinking about trading Pau for Candace Parker, but at this point Id trade Pau for Sarah Jessica Parker.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    KG’s block was gangsta to the 10th degree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’d love it if celebrities got hit in the face by bullet passes on a regular basis.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Lang is pretty much on point.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Pau is much better looking than Sarah Jessica Parker,much better looking.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Russ Bengtson says:
    Would the Sparks have given the Cs more of a game?
    ________________________________________________
    I think a handful of die hard LAL fans in the garden bleachers would have brought it as good as this…..well would have atleast gotten a few offensive rebounds.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Yeah cause this is boxing.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Lisa Leslie wouldn’t have let a 24 point lead go.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Everyone who picked the Lakers are turning on them, hilarious.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I LOVE HOW RAJON GETS CALLED OUT BY DOC R AFTER GAME 5….He comes back and will get as near as a triple double as you could want from your 2nd year Pg not named JKIDD.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Pierce finishes with 17.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The Lakers are crap. Always have been. Suns in 2009.

  • RV

    i hope the clock stops at :17 just to give JVG more material to run with

  • Madtice

    Give that cameraman a technical! Can’t be walking on court DURING a game…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nice line for the MVP. 22pts 7-22 fgs 1 ast.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Reporter: Sam your team won a championship but you didn’t play, your reaction. Sam: Well I’m disappointed. I know what I can do, how I can help this team. I’ve never been in a situation like this. It’s tough.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Not gloating or anything huh,Eboy?

  • Z

    Seriously, would dude be in the league if his last name wasn’t Walton? The question needs to be asked.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Someone else wouldve done much better.

  • Madtice

    Somebody tell Russ it’s only 2 minutes to go..

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    They coulda at least gone down fighting.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Hey Russ there is two minutes left in the game. Just a reminder like you asked.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Dwyane Wade did.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Z:Yes

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I flipped over, thanks.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I really hope youre not serious.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    What happened to all the people who thought the Celtcs were done after that LeBron Dunk??

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    BIG BABY!!!!!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The entire lakers roster needs to be overhauled…

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Ha.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    The secret weapon

  • tealish

    haha i love how lamar is choosing to start beasting NOW, with 3min left in the game down 40. Take it to hole, big man!

  • Alex

    Phil Jackson is going to beat the Lakers with his cane the whole way back to LA.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    PUT IN SCALIBRINE.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Khalid: Totally changed everything. Haven’t you been paying attention?

  • MattM

    TONY ALLEN!!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I think the Celtics got the momentum back.

  • Madtice

    THERE’S MY GALLERY PLAY!!! YEAH!! Told you… Put those guys in, it’ll work…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    A Gatorade bath??

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I thought they just squeezed Pau’s pad on him.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    At least Doc didn’t get electrocuted by his wireless mic.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Wow, Myles, just…..wow. Holy sh*t, LMAO.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    LOL….pouring water onto the floor…!! watch Kobe break his knee….. the lakers will sue.

  • Dre

    C’s not showing much class

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Myles:LMAO

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    KENDRICK PERKINS STOLE SOMEBODY’S KID!!!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Khalid Salaam says:
    What happened to all the people who thought the Celtcs were done after that LeBron Dunk??
    _______________________________________________
    They were holding Kobes (basket)BALL BAG.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Christ,they’re singing Living on a Prayer,Go Lakers!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Joey Crawford doesn’t have much time to throw somebody out.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Repeat?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    lol…
    It’s all T-MAcs fault.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Repeat Finals. No repeat outcome.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe: “Yeah, thanks, appreciate it.” (Inside: “Man, shut the f**k up, Doc.”)

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Kevin Garnett, you earned this.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    nah…Suns Celtics next year.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    CONGRATS CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is awesome for KG, RA and double P.
    LOVELY.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    KG=Finals MVP

  • http://firemitchkupchak.com Reggie Evans

    Did Minnesota win the title, too?

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    That’s it!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    KG at his emotional best!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Lang had a lot of good one liners in this post. “Meanacing color.”

  • tealish

    LOL WHO SAW VUJACIC HOPPING AT THE END THERE, WANTING TO SHOOT THAT LAST SECOND 3? WHO IS THIS GUY?!??? HAHAHAhaha… oh man.
    Great for PP, Ray and KG. hahah his interview with michelle was hilarious too!!

  • B. Long

    Ok guys, I’m here. Let me first congratulate the Celtics, especially KG, Paul Pierce, and(I cant believe I’m saying this) Ray Allen. You played harder and if my squad had to lose to someone I’m glad you guys got rings because of it. Kobe,…Damn…your only 30 so you got time to redeem yourself and you will have Drew back next year but there is still no excuse for the way you let your team go down. Win the Gold, get healthy, and come back with a vengence next year. Lakers in 102.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    YES, they’re pushing Finals product already. They haven’t even named the MVP yet! Sickening. I hope the NBA goes out of business.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Damn, I feel good for PJ Brown too.

  • matul9

    hey, who’ betting that Kobe will change his jersey number again next season? to 39?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Glad to see B still lives.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I now have to buy a f*cking Celtics jersey,how much do they cost anyway?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Why does Stern have to grab the mic like that? Just wait and until it’s handed to you. Grubby little bastard.

  • vmcb

    oh man
    I am so happy for the Celtics right now. I can’t help but smile for the entire team.

  • MattM

    did Stern just get booed?

  • vmcb

    Am I crazy? or did Stern get booed?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    RAY WENT 7 from 9 behind the arc….finals record (ties for 3s made isnt it??) with big shot and MJ ?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    They booed Stu Scott

  • vmcb

    HA
    I guess I’m not crazy

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m happy for Doc too! But I’m sending double P my drycleaning bill.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Stuart Scott and Stern should both get booed. This is awful.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Lakers will be allright next year but championship bound is a stretch at the moment.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    whos got that gargling voice right now??…
    doc rivers..??

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    The next SLAM cover should be:”Kevin Garnett:FTH”

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    stern bot picks number
    24 for MVP!!!???

  • vmcb

    Paul Pierce!!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Theres a wheelchair joke to be made that Im too depressed to muster.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    whooo!! DOUBLE the truth MVP.
    nice pick.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Phil, please get a thug to join that front line next season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Hey Paul that is a menacing display of emotion

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Sternbot needs a flogging.
    Just a messy elbow to the face. BAM.
    Give the greasy little spank a beasting.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    LAL should get Rodman back.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Ray Allen was awesome after the eye gouge…he musta got LASIK during that run back to the rooms.

  • matul9

    I already posted a comment in slamonline before the series started about who will win this thing, and why. Sadly, both guesses were right, but I never thought it’d be as awful as this! Damn. Can’t believe my favorite team is on the wrong end of the most embarrassing finals game in NBA history.
    Now I seriously think Kobe SHOULD change his jersey number again to 39 next season.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    “I told ya’ll” indeed.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Well…. I have to get back to work. 2:12PM….
    THANKS FOR SHARING THAT LAST GAME FOLKS….shame about some of the finer details, wheres Kobe now?? But hey…theres alwasy another go round.
    ^_^

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Lakers are probably on their plane already.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Olympics coming soon.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The Lakers’ll be back next year. But expect Boston’s offense to click a lot more often next year. The championship is theirs to lose, honestly, for years to come.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Is everybody going to ask Kobe to return the MVP like they did with Dirk?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I hope Bill Simmons gets trampled outside the Garden.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    So much hate Myles. It’s not good.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Is Phil Jackson gonna retire again?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Impossible is Nothing!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    yeah…or a cold cold shower…i bet he’s tearing the visitors locker room apart…or rad vlad’s heart out.
    bye all. see you when the smoke clears.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Congrats Boston. Set the city on fire. Literally.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Double R: you’re comparing someone who lost in the first round against the number 8, to someone who led his team to the Finals? Weird.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    So much anger.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Im really happy for KG, passive about the rest of the team. No real hate. I just wont read the Sports Guy for at least a few months.

  • tealish

    Where’s Tariq? I want to hear this Ray Allen story and his inside scoop on what was really behind his “eye incident”.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Gerard:didn’t Dirk lead his team to the finals too?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Gerard, my fault I was thinking he won it when they went to The Finals. Brain fart.

  • tealish

    Not happy for Paul? The guy who stuck with his team all these years, through pitiful seasons? Yeah, he finally asked out but can you blame him? I’m real happy for everyone on that team, especially the big 3, Posey, and PJ.

  • poohbiz

    does this mean another celtics cover?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    First question for Kobe. Reporter: Kobe, you guys seem to have trouble scoring on this defe…is that blood? Kobe: Don’t worry about that. Ask your stupid question.

  • tealish

    I want to see whether Kob acknowledges the Boston defense! Or if he’s going to go the hare route.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Kobe how did the Celtics D stop you offensively. It was nothing they did I just missed some bunnies.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Holy crap, KG just hugged Atiba live on ESPN.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And Bud Light cans??? Boston Celtics, you’re better than that!

  • tealish

    haha PP’s entrance.. have y’all noticed? dude is happy.

  • the brown guy

    “I TOLD YA’LL”

  • celticfan

    WE OUR THE CHAMPIONS NA NA NA HEY..Hey GOODBYE!!!!!

  • SP

    Wanted to see kobe catch Shaq…Nice to see KG,TRUTH and Ray(not so much) get a ring!… Sorry Ray just bugs me…looks like a real asshole.

  • JoeGym

    @Russ: I bet they even have that piano music from the commercials as a ringtone

  • Vortex Knight

    Thank god Scalabrine finally got a ring! I was getting worried for the dude, but he came through.

  • RV

    i gotta give credit to the fans, i’ve never heard a crowd synchronize their chants so well before in the finals/playoffs, they sounded like a freakin choir singing

  • Ang

    apparently, they were chanting “you’re not Jordan!” in the 4th.

  • blackjack

    BOSTON CELTICS!!!!!!!!

  • RV

    and of all things Stern could have said about the lakers, “worthy” was not one of them, i was surised he didn’t pause just so they could play the bird/magic promo again.

  • MattM

    scoop gettin’ in on the press conference

  • RV

    and that gstorade looked a bit choppy to me, looked more like orange slushi

  • RV

    i’m glad they won it in boston and not LA since the post game celebration was better than the games

  • tealish

    well said, RV.

  • tealish

    Kobe’s press conf is coming up. Who wants to bet he’s gonna demand a trade?

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Who said KG doesn’t play BIG in BIG games?

  • Rydawg

    Congratulations Boston and Celtics fans! We’ll get you next year!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Brian effinf Scalabrine press conference are you serious? And he talking trash too. Kobe should just rush out and punch he just cause.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    or Brian effin Scalabrine

  • tealish

    Who’s that arrogant white guy at the mike right now? Why is he talking?

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    I really want to see this turn into a rivalry! I want to see this for at least 2 more years…

  • tealish

    and talking like he matters no less.

  • http://firemitchkupchak.com Reggie Evans

    KG, act like you’ve been there before! … oh, wait, nevermind.

  • tealish

    haha dude’s kinda funny actually. Responded to the reporter who tried to clown him pretty well.

  • http://firemitchkupchak.com Reggie Evans

    Yeah, MJ would have swept the Celts with this Laker team.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Brian Scalibrine has been the best thing about these finals

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    MJ standing on a balcony screaming at no one in particular: this is the m**her***ker y’all compare to me? Never that.

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Tiger Woods said that MJ told him that Kobe Bryant is the best player in the game…better than LeBron

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    WAY TO GO BOSTON! WAY TO HIDE KOBE!
    Btw Eboy didn’t you strongly object to me comparing Kobe’s finals contribution to Dirk’s just some days ago? Now you are calling him Kobe Nowitski.. FlipFlop ehh? :)

  • RV

    Kobe’s teammates actually didn’t shoot that bad, Odom and Radman were like 2-8 each, but everyone else that mattered (not Ariza) shot 50% or better. Kobe was 7 of 22, so yeah half the blame sounds about right.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    And KG finally! Respect earned.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Since when has Ainge become a redhead?

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Kobe has absolutely choked in this series, he’s the best player – he’s supposed to step up when the pressure rise. He’s actually gotten worse as the series has progressed. Very Dirkesque.

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Gerard: since he started going gray!

  • RV

    E.Sneed, he’s right

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Oh, I agree, trust…I was answering Double R

  • RV

    i think the difference is Dirk was COMPLETELY lost, but Kobe had his moments, for some reason though he didn’t stick to what worked all the time.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I LOVE SCOOP.

  • chintao

    Although Finals MVP is an award based upon total playoff performance, there should be a rule: “No recipient shall have shot less than 25% from the field in any given game.” Paul Pierce in tonight’s coronation parade? 4 for 13. Do those sound like MVP numbers to anyone?

  • RV

    Kobe only one foul, Ray allen ZERO fouls.

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Holly: Scoop and KG had a real ass moment!

  • tealish

    Nice question, Sam…

  • RV

    i think Ray allen was a good choice..but PP had the drama

  • knick

    Destruction. Total annihilation of that joke of a Lakers team. Ray Allen was the MVP of this series, but who cares. These Celtics are going for a threepeat, and they are great. So glad all the Kobe-nonsense will stop. Celtics will get stronger and more dominant next year.

  • Sagaru

    @@@Madtice says:
    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Ray Allen came back wearing an eyepatch, losing all perspective and still drilling like 6 or 7 three’s? I’d like it… @@@@

    Wow…that was the LOL of all he LOLs! Supreme! THanks.

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    I think it is becoming clear that you need 2 and sometimes 3 diverse legitimate scoring options on your team to win a title…

  • Ang

    so glad KG got his ring! I don’t know another player in the L today who’s more deserving (maybe AI). thank God he didn’t become another Ewing, Barkley, or Malone.

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    yeah, AI has to get him 1…that would be fitting, but he is going to have to go a team that is already a contender!

  • tealish

    AI just needs to rid himself of Melo – the worst franchise player in the history of the game.

  • rob stewart

    rondo, perkins, and a fu
    ture 1st round pick for A.I.

  • http://www.myspace.com/krisholliemakingmoney K Holls

    Iverson should get traded to LA jus cuz

  • RV

    Ray allen and Rondo for Kleiza and AI, same result next year.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Pau Gasol plays almost exactly like Zaza Pachulia. It’s unbelievable to me how he gets stats.

  • Chukaz

    I didn’t like the officiation tonight. I thought Rondo got away with a couple of fouls when he went for steal and the Lakers were called for breathing on people. The flagrant foul they called on Farmar was bullsh*t, Rondo made the basket. Did they count it? I hope they didn’t because it would be ridiculous to count the basket, award 2 ft, and posesion of the ball. With all that said, congrats to the C’s on their victory. The Lakers got next year, and the year after that, and after that. We got like 5 coming our way over the next 5 years. I thought that KG should’ve been Finals MVP. Pierce had some pretty bad games, sure he dropped 38 on the Lakers, but people kept saying that the Lakers D sucked, so was 38 really that much? don’t think so. Besides, who cares if he asked to guard Kobe didn’t he drop 9 point over the last 5 min of that game, with Pierce on him? That he asked to do it doesn’t mean that he was good at it. Kobe proved that he could get to the basket the last 3 min of the 3rd. If we would’ve attacked like that the entire series the Lakers would’ve won, no doubt. I hope the Celtics enjoy it, because Kobe’s got the next 5.

  • Andy

    Lakers in 7.

    What???

  • Konate

    Now Tracy Mcgrady needs to come to Boston

  • Chukaz

    officiating, my bad. and sorry for any other spelling horrors. i apologize for this comment as well, i don’t feel like using capital letter. i’m depresed. when’s the draft?

  • Chukaz

    The Celtics won’t be as good next year. They are pretty old. Ray will probably continue playing at a high level for a good 4 years because of how he takes care of his body and doesn’t relly on his athletic ability as much, but you could already see KG declining last season (his rebounding went way down) and they might start calling traveling in the leaugue next year (na, who am I kidding), and Pual Pierce is getting up there in age and he doesn’t take care of his body the way KG and Ray do. The Celtics will probably start going more to Pierce because he was finals MVP and the team will begin its demise(much like the Heat going away from Shaq and ending up with that horrible season they had last year). I’m glad we are getting Adrew back next year because it will really change the rotation. Andrew will start at C, Pau at PF, Odom at SF, and we will have our usual backcourt. Vlad will be the back up SF and Odom could move between the 2 Forward positions. Add Ronnie and Ariza to the mix and the Lakers will have the best front court in the league. With Kobe and Fisher starting in the back cour and Farmar and the Machine as the back up, we will have the deepest back court in the league. The Lakers are the favorites to win next year for sure. They will have experience, the big precense in the middle they lacked in the finals, depth, skill, and just by adding Andrew the defense will improve. What’s not to like? Oh, did I mention that the only significant player on the squad over 30 is Derek Fisher? We are set.

  • Chukaz

    BTW, I don’t think that this loss damages Kobe’s legacy at all. It could if he doesn’t win some more championship, but he will. Didn’t Magic loose like 3 times in the Finals? Once to the Sixers(4-0), once to the Pistons, and once to the Celtics? I’m not sure about the Pistons (maybe I’m thinking about the year after they won in seven when Zeke f*cked up his ankel(damn spelling)), but I’m pretty sure about the Celtics in 84(?) and the Sixer in 83(?). Okay, I’m not so sure about the Sixers, I know they won in ’83, or was it ’82? never mind. I’m pretty sure Magic lost more than once. I’m pretty sure Russel didn’t win all the time, too. Who knows, I’m probably wrong.

  • niQ

    gg.

  • LAN

    yes!!!!!!!! n big baby played omg! n powe got five fouls in 9 minutes n kendrick 5 in 13 wow n sam-i-am didnt play omg! n omg i didnt get 2 watch as i was at skool omg! n i dont get 2 watch replay as i hav trainin! omg! sh*t much?

  • LAN

    n omg kg played well n omg i got som ray allens sneakers n omg im gonna swap em for lebron soldiers caus i decided i want size 17s n omg im so pissed i didnt get 2 watch this game

  • LAN

    lakers woulda won if the played mbenga… forreal

  • Stewie Griffin

    Everybody wanna be like Mike, but can’t…right Kobe?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    LAN- you sir, are a moron.

  • andrew

    just some comments on the finals..
    paul pierce better not show his face in la for awhile seeing him standin on da table wit da trophy made me sick
    more teams should trade their entire roster bar two players to win a chip next season
    gasol should learn how to be a bad ass this off season and come back a lot better next season (he didnt even play half a season with the team and they made finals)
    id love to see a one on one game between big baby and turiaf followed by a danceoff between lebron turiaf and shaq
    i dunno if its doc rivers or kg or both but those guys shuold be the all defensive team
    ray allen is jesus
    with the new fines for flopping id love to see more teams fake injuries and reemerge out of the tunnel.. really seems to swing a momentum your way no matter what the situation
    more arenas should play the music boston plays
    as much as im disappointed the way the lakers threw away game 6 congratz on a good season and congratz to the cz they deserved it

  • Mehmet

    Kobe has the Celtics right where he wants them. He’s going for 40 next game. He’s gonna turn this series around and go from great to legend.

  • Mehmet

    Oops, just read the series is over. My bad.

  • Arthur Rimbaud Jr.

    Lakers in 9. Uh, sorry. Wait until next year when Andrew Bynum makes his return.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Paul Pierce is fat!!!

  • WhaHuh

    Weak finals. 39 point blow out? F*ck this sh*t. The only people here that enjoyed this farce were the Kobe haters. We all know thy’ve go som gaps in their life. The true celtics only turned up in 1 game but Im happy it was the last 1. bring on 08/09

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I wished the finals were all game 7 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals duke outs. PP and LBJ style. but fu(k it. glad the series is over, it gives H-town another go at getting outta the 1st round.

  • Parsons

    I think it’s premature to cal;l the next five years as though no one will improve their squads in that time. The Lakersare well placed granted but as the Celtics win has shown if you can mix some hungry ‘old’ boys with some half decent kids then a crack at a chip is possible.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    As long as I live,I’ll never miss another press conference in which Brian Scalabrine is involved.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    whats wrong with Pot Belly izzo?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Hursty:?

  • People’s Princess

    What up y’all??

  • maclovenotwar

    nicknames?

    “Ring a Ring of” Poseys

    (A Rollerskating Jam Named) Saturdays Rondo

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I watched a movie last night. It was called “The Man Who Wasn’t There.” Coen Brothers. Weird but interesting. Something about a plan gone terribly wrong.
    “The Man Who Wasn’t There.” Yeah, that’s the name of the thing I watched on TV last night.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    what up PP. @Izzo- good luck charm- the Chris Bosh interview? anyways he looks like a leprachaun. @Jones- Isnt that movie like, 50 years old? or at least in black and white?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    PP- we have a blog. please engold thy self.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Hursty:Whooosh.

  • b55

    I cried for KG

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I cried for Scoop.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Izzo:?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    whoosh?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Hursty: I think it’s like 7 years old. Regardless, I didn’t watch a movie last night. I watched the game. That was my attempt at subtle metaphor. Too subtle, apparently.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Subtley, thy name is Kobe.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    *Subtlety

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Jones- I got it. But there is a movie thats done in te 50′s with same name. Last night was this morning for me.

  • Nas

    KOBE IS NOT JORDAN

  • ritchb

    I think Ray Allen deserved the MVP. He seemed to be the most consistent of the Big 3.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Fair enough Hursty. Maybe the Coen Brothers joint was a remake.
    Regardless… I would love to expound on this — I had about 3,000 words on the topic written in my head last night — but I’m gonna let it slide. I’ll add only that I’ve got a new nickname for him: Pequeno. It’s Spanish. Feel free to use it in conversation. See you guys in the fall!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    go plough some fields Jones!!!! :)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    so…. its not pinochio like say…. Pierce? or Jordan? or Horry?

  • Bubba Chuck

    BOSTON CELTICS!

  • Bubba Chuck

    Now tha nuggets need 2 win

  • B. Long

    Lakers in 105.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Ryan is hysterical. I went to bed after the trophy presentation and missed Sam’s moment in the sun…and yesm curious readers, looks like another Celtic cover. Let’s just look at it like they are making up for lost time, all those years of getting nothing but the occasional Paul Pierce split cover. The Lakers will get their shine soon, don’t worry…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Man, I got a great nights rest. I feel great! Thanks Lakers!

  • maio

    Anybody else miss Tim Duncan videotaping everything?

  • B. Long

    As depressing as this is to a diehard Laker fan, you still can’t help and feel good for the group of guys on the Celts. Congrats KG and Double P, you guys are class acts and we need more dudes who leave it all out there on the court every night in this league. I guess congrats to Ray too. (Damnit)

  • B. Long

    It’s still a shame that Sam got another ring though. Will some little boy come pick him up on their bike rack and take him back to his mothership.

  • B. Long

    It’s offically time for B-Diddy to opt out of Golden State. Your hometown needs you Baron. Do the right thing.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ben, what is the LAkers shine going to be titled, “2nd Best”?

  • http://www.sportspagedallas.com E. Sneed

    Ben: when I meet Pops, he was the coolest dude ever…he came on our radio station for “the Jason Terry Show” and stayed passed midnight signing autographs as people followed him and his girl to his car…I keep saying “You know, you dont’t have to do that” and he’d just say…”Yes, I do!” Good dude!

  • B. Long

    @Eboy: As much as people are killin the Lakers right now, and rightfully so given that they sh!t their pants last night, they really had a great year. 6 months ago no one expected them to be playing in June. Hell alot of people weren’t sure they wouldn’t just be another team fighting for that coveted 8th spot in the West, so all in all it was a pretty damn good year for the Lakers, no matter how horribly it ended. They’re a young team, Kobe is in his prime for the next few, my biggest concern honestly is coaching. Phil just didn’t seem like he wanted to be there and as much as I respect what the man has done and appreciate his work with this team, it may be time for him to head back into the mountains with his peacepipe.

  • blackjack

    How about David Stern getting booed? I’m worried he’s now going to plan a conspiracy against the Celtics in order to get back at all the fans for booing him.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I agree 100% B. The problem? The team is not championship battle ready. Sure this year’s experience was worthwhile and nice whole it lasted, but to roll over like that in a deciding game with Phil Jackson at the helm is just too hard to overlook. Don’t hink every other West team with title hopes didn’t take notice. And Kobe has A TON OF WORK TO DO tomake up for this performance. He’s got the skill to make up for it but is he really the “heart of the warrior” type dude he needs to be to get them there? Yes, it’s on him to lead the charge, regardless of what you hear elsewhere.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Fotgive the misspellings, my computer is fuc*ing up.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    See? *Forgive.

  • http://myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Kobe disappointed me

  • B. Long

    I Fotgive ya E. Honestly, there is a small part of me that thinks part of the way Kobe played in the finals had to do with him trying to fulfill this whole “team player” transformation b.s. and win a Chip that way so it would permenately dead the selfish talk. I hate to think the public’s perception of him would have that big of an influence on the way he plays. I’m not saying the Celts didn’t play amazing D, I’m saying that the Lakers needed that vintage, “I’m gonna get this done my damn self!” Mamba and he never showed up. It really disappoints me to think that part of that is because of a certain sterotype that he was trying to kill. Maybe he’ll win the Gold, recruit a Free Agent or two, and avg. 40 next year to prove me wrong though. Hopefully.

  • peteb80

    Lakers in 5.

  • peteb80

    Now that’s funny!!!

  • peteb80

    Kobe Bryant: Like MJ. Only way worse.

  • Young Chris MP3

    I just know that when he hits a few early threes, as he did in games 5 and 6, he disappears shortly after. 14 and 11 in the first quarter, with not much else. Either the Celtics defense is really, REALLY good (which it is), or Kobe got a little too content out there. I already gave the answer to that question, but the best player in the world should NEVER score half of his points in the first quarter and then disappear. Myles can think he’s justified by blaming the other Lakers, but Kobe IS more at fault than them because he is their leader and their go-to guy. So either it’s more Kobe’s fault than Odom’s or the Lakers never deserved to be there in the first place and the Western Conference playoffs was just smoke and mirrors and the Celtics were the Windex and the napkin… And the parade hasn’t even happened yet, and I’m not saying they will repeat next year, but it is crazy how some are saying that the Celtics “got their one” and that the Lakers have the future on lock. Chukaz always speaks nonsense so I’m disregarding him, but the C’s look like the best bet right now to make it back to the Finals as the East stands today, and they may or may not get better. I just hope my team doesn’t face the injury misfortunes that the defending Heat did in ’07. No champion deserves to go out like that.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ People’s Princess

    And i am golden..Honestly,it kills me to say this but the Lakers were overmatched in every single department on the floor..I’m big enough to admit it but this whole “Kobe’s cast wasn’t strong enough” sh*t has gotta stop.Facts:Bench play wasn’t awful,it was putrid.Instant offense types (Vlad Rad and Sasha) were smothered completely.Energy guys (Ronnie and Luke) were invisible.Lamar comes and goes.Deal wit it.He was awful throughout this series but was pretty good through the past 3 series.That’s just Lamar’s law of averages catching up with him.Pau isn’t a center just as Vlad isn’t a 4.They’re both tall enough to play the position but lack the requisite strength.All in all,we lost to a team that was pretty damn good on the D and offensively had all the ingredients to give Lakers fits i.e a simple high pick n roll.We lost,yeah it hurts.But life goes on.,

  • Tommy Patron

    Kobe has already issued a memo demanding that all the Lakers pay him back for all those “team-building” dinners.

  • Slobodan Chutzpah

    Can we all agree that, after this, none of the ESPN “experts” (all but one of whom picked LA) can make any NBA predictions from here on end. Okay?

  • http://www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    I’m not a classic Celtics fan. I grew up loving MJ AND Hakeem (Nigerian brother from another), but my Celts love began last october, when i made the trip to Rome to catch my first NBA game, even though it was a preseason one. It was the best basketball experience of my life. Not only did i get to spend a few minutes with most of the celtics (and raptors), Ray Ray and Paul Pierce even took time to chat. After that, i was hooked.
    These playoffs have made me hoarse, i’ve screened at screens so much, my neighbours might call the cops soon. It was an ultimate pleasure experiencing this season, for a multitude of reasons, but foremost of all, GARNETT/RAY/PAUL/PJ/EDDIE H/and every single guy in the green organisation got a ring. CON-freaking-gatulations guys. And Doc, great job dealing with THREE superstars, try that one on for size Zen Master.

  • Swellhead

    That lake that the Spurs shuffled off to fish when their season ended must have been awfully crowded these last 2 weeks what with the entire Lakers squad gathered there too. Maybe they decided that it wasn’t worth turning up to the finals as they couldn’t spell rebound or hustle in a 2 minute junior spelling bee. Is this the Lakers that all the experts expected to see this season? Now that they’ve reverted to type is Kobe going to be hating on his teamates again this summer? Paging Da Bulls. Paging Da Bulls.

  • tealish

    Tommy: I’m pretty sure Kob held onto the receipt for them rolexes too.

  • Celts Fan

    The PA system is playing some song about saving a horse and riding cowoys or something, and the fans are into it here in Boston. There’s one we didn’t hear in LA.

    I was there. The place was as quiet as it got all night when that garbage came on. We may like some weird stuff here (the Gino/American Bandstand thing still confuses the hell out of me and I’m a season ticket holder that’s used to it!) but we don’t get down to that redneck garbage.

  • Jeter

    John Paxson. Did you watch this? man. You gotta love em tyrus thomases. Did you see Danny Ainge geting all giddy with the win? That could have been you, man. If you only got the balls to have pulled the trigger.

  • Jeter

    The lakers didn’t lose because they didn’t even bother to fight. This is a great win for the Boston Celtics. This is double-KO.

    I’m a Lakers fan.

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