Lakers fan's are some of the most delusional people in the world, I swear. It's one thing to have a good team, but to win 4 in a row after losing the first 2 at home? Give me a break. They aren't even likely to win the series (it's happened 4 times, I believe, in the history of the NBA that a team comes back after losing the first 2 games at home).
The Lakers are looking old and confused. Blake can't hit a shot, and Pao hurts more than he helps with all his buffoonish mistakes. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching this collapse over the last 2 games.
Terrible sig casey
The Mavs are playing well, but they are beatable. It’s not irresponsible to think the Lakers are capable of winning four of five. Calling a fan a joke or delusional just after two games for hoping their team pulls it off is the pot calling the kettle black considering Newrom, Ods.., and others are simply here to hate on the Lakers and provide nothing in terms of thoughtful contribution to NBA discussion.
The Lakers have certainly dug themselves a deep hole, odds are not with them at this point, and although last night was another disgrace, they’ve been able to hang in there in both of these games. Lakers pretty much had a favorable box score in all areas last night except for 3pts and bench points.
I’m not sold the Mavs can play much better than the way they are now, but I’m fairly confident the Lakers are playing near their bottom. If they come out weaker than this on Friday, call me wrong, and I’ll send Phil his Retirement card.
I especially agree with your bolded part. The Mavericks look great, the Lakers look weak and like they are struggling. Maybe they will find their rhythm or maybe the Mavericks are the Lakers killers and the Lakers have just been lucky to never meet them in the playoffs before. Either way, it’s still an interesting series. I believe in the Mavs and I want the Mavs to win, but I don’t think it’s time to sleep on the Lakers quite yet.
Also, nice answer to the question…what if the Mavs win game 3? Will you be confident that there will even be a game 5 or will all of you Lakers fans finally admit to being more that just a little nervous?
If there is a game five
Maybe you should starting viewing the Lakers beatable, and not just the Mavs.
The Mavs at home (even though the Lakers are a decent road team) is a significant advantage for them. Most teams play better at home.
But if you wish to think I'm just here to bash on the Lakers, more power to ya. But, I'm pretty sure I provided my reasoning, rather than just coming in here spouting off.
So during the Mia/Bos game the other night the announcer explained that Lebron is Left handed? Said he writes lefty, does everything lefty except shooting. That he does right handed. Are you fucking kidding me?! Thats pretty fucking incredible he has learned to shoot that well with the off hand. I would look like a 7th grade girl trying to shoot a 3 lefty.
Your only other post is about Mello's DUI and how Denver is SOL without him. Is there anything about the league that you like?
Watching Lakers players get out of Barea's way so he can have a straight uncontested layup is not playing defense. Sorry. Despite you thinking Dallas can't play any better, they actually haven't looked fantastic. Sloppy plays and unforced turnovers have plagued both teams. The Lakers defense can't take credit for that.
I'll give some credit for the work they are doing against Dirk, but he makes some shots that would seem impossible. That's what he's always done. Not much you can do about that.
I haven't been fond of the NBA over the past 10 years because it consists of flopping, traveling, arbitrary 3 second calls, and just all around spoiled players who don't show much heart. That doesn't mean I'm ignorant to the sport. I grew up watching and playing. I do enjoy many of the younger players in the league and think they can help bring the league to some of it's past glories. Only time will tell.Your only other post is about Mello's DUI and how Denver is SOL without him. Is there anything about the league that you like?
BTW- One of the better Lakers defenders is suspended. Doesn't help their cause and makes many of the "Lakers in 6" claims I'm seeing even less likely. Cheers.
I'll definitely agree that this is more the Lakers dropping the ball than the Mavs playing well. Sure their defense has been good, but their offense has been pretty ordinary. Lakers don't go 2-20 from 3pt, and 11-20 from the line, they probably win that game.
Now that Artest is out though, as mentioned above, that definitely throws a monkey wrench and makes things more of an uphill battle for the Lakers. How are you Lakers fans feeling about that?
By the way, I know I will regret posting this but ever since moving to LA I have become SLIGHTLY more fond of the Lakers. I mean, I don't like them by any means but I don't get as annoyed with the fact that it's all I hear about on sports radio and that they are always being talked about on TV. I guess I'm just used to it now. :/ My bay area friends would be so ashamed.
Going to watch the Hawks stomp Rose and the Bulls...
Should be a good game. They're well matched, especially since Atlanta has woken up in the playoffs.
I filled out a bracket for the first time in my life this year, it has made watching the playoffs so much more entertaining. My bracket for the west is pretty much fucked since I had picked the spurs to go to the finals but I got everything right on the east so far. I picked the bulls to take the championship though, so even though I typically root for the underdogs in this instance I have to say... GO BULLS!!!!
Aside from Rose, I dislike/hate every player on the Bulls. So unlikeabull.
How can you hate Deng or Noah?!
Big game tonight!
Yeah, he was the only reason I picked the Bulls, plus it would be a nice comeback considering how poorly they have done since the good ole Jordan days. I just want to win the twenty bucks from the pool. And bragging rights for beating Nick.
The hardest part about doing brackets was picking by what I thought would happen compared to what I wanted to happen. There is no way I wanted the Lakers or the Spurs to make it past the first round but I still had them in the semi-finals. I am very happy the Spurs are out of it, even though it means I will probably lose my $5. Although Nick picked Boston to win it all and they aren't looking too good so at least I might beat him in this.
I know they form a good cohesive team, they're just absymal to watch outside of Rose. I hope Hotlanta beats them.