Yesterday Doc Rivers said the Lakers still haven’t defeated the Celtics’ starting five. If Boston was healthy, would it really have mattered?
With a healthy Kendrick Perkins, who would've won Game 7?
Tags: 2010 NBA Finals, Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Kendrick Perkins, Los Angeles Lakers
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i dont think the outcome is important, nor do i truly believe that doc believes its true, its just more him showing support in his team, and giving them faith.
perk likely wouldnt have made the ultimate difference, but prior to his loss we had just taken a team which was much better than us to 3-2, so who knows. doesnt matter anyway cos we’re taking it all this year!
I voted for the Celtics with a healthy Perk.
It is impressive that people still try to make a headline out of this while completely ignoring the context. This comment was not made yesterday but last Friday on John Thompson’s show, and was an end of interview line thrown at the co-host, a Laker fan.
If you do a poll for this year then why not do a pole for the 2008 finals? This is ridiculous. The Lakers won so lets not take anything away from them. They came in game 6 and kicked butt and took game 7 from C’s with hard work and hustle. They were getting Offensive boards with the 7’0 Sheed in game. Do you really think that would not of happened with the 6’10 Perkins in the game who could not stay outta foul trouble and was a liability on offense. Sheed was the reason for the lead with the shots he was making.
Let it go Doc and Celt fans…let it go…
With a healthy Andrew Bynum and mentally healthy officials in game 2, who would have won the 2008 title, Doc?
Fact is if Perk played he would be an offensive liability anyway. And Rasheed wouldn’t have played the minutes he did to hit his shots.Also many people forget Ray Allen had a horrible game 7 (and Finals in general except one game)along with Paul Pierce.
So would the conclusion be much different? I doubt it.
Can we get a ‘if Bynum hadn’t been injured the entire series…’ poll?
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