Boston in tears brings us to smiles!

We SHOULD feel bad, right? Nope.

ESPN: “Listen, give the Lakers credit,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “They were terrific.”

Rivers knows changes are coming, even saying afterward that the ’10-11 Celtics will be different than the ’09-10 team.

“We were the tightest, most emotional, crazy group I’ve ever been around in my life,” Rivers said, adding that he’ll wait a while before deciding on his oft-speculated future.

“There’s a lot of crying in that locker room,” Rivers said. “A lot of people who care. I don’t think there was a dry eye. A lot of hugs, a lot of people feeling awful. That’s a good thing. Showed a lot of people cared.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

    The good news just keeps on coming!

  • drive-for-16th

    CRY ME A FUKKING RIVER, BIITCH AASSS CELDIKS!!!!!!!!!!
    LAKERS ALLL DAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

    QQ B!TCHES!~

  • domz

    “Bryant even did something Jerry West and Magic Johnson never could: He beat the hated Celtics in Game 7 of the Finals.”

    Can I say G.L.O.A.T.??

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      You can argue that Magic is better but break it down. They both have 5 championships, they both beat the hated Celtics, Kobe has scored more career points, Magic has more career assists. They both won Gold in the Olympics.
      If you ask me, I’d say its a tie.

      • LakersMike31

        I agree. Michael Wilbon made a great point last night after the game when he said that he worries that people live too much in the moment. We’re so ready to proclaim the current group of players as the greatest ever b/c they’re fresh in our minds. He warned that we can’t forget the magnificence of past greats like Magic, Baylor, etc. I concur, Marwan. I’d say Kobe is “one of” the greatest Lakers ever. Magic truly was before my time, but I still understand the significance of his contributions to this organization. If we’re only talking Magic vs. Kobe, then I gotta say you’re spot on. They’re equally important. Let’s just be thankful that both of these great players displayed their greatness while wearing purple and gold!

        • Betto

          It’s not because people live in the moment, I don’t believe in Magic being better than Kobe in his prime. Magic was more like Scottie Pippen than he would be Jordan, Kobe is the closest to Jordan no matter what haters may say other wise. Kobe has broken more records than any other Laker ever, he’s still only 31 and with 5 tittles now. It’s like when people would argue that Magic was better than MJ before he got his 6 tittles, then he retires and he’s known as the greatest player ever in basketball. I just think it’s sentimental cause Kobe is still playing but once he retires, there won’t be no argument on who the greatest Laker was, even Jerry West gave Kobe props. What’s it gonna take for those people that still argue that Magic is still better than Kobe, another ring? Ok no problem and don’t forget, Phil jackson’s wins come in 3′s. xD

          • LakersMike31

            Magic was more like Pippen? Wow. I strongly disagree with that. Actually, that’s a pretty ridiculous statement. As a matter of fact, you need to do some Laker homework. Magic was a 6’9″ point guard who could absolutely DOMINATE the game. The league has yet to see anyone like him since, and it probably never will. Can you imagine him playing today? Against Steve Nash? Against Rondo? He would eat them alive. He was the biggest matchup nightmare in league history, next to Shaq, in my opinion. You’re not giving Magic his due. Besides, I never said Kobe WASN’T better.
            But it’s subjective, and a matter of preference when you’re talking about players of this magnitude.

    • Mamba Face – 3Peat

      Jerry West GLOAT: Responsible for every Laker dynasty from Magic and Kareem, Shaq and Kobe and even handing Gasol over (he was the Memphis GM in 2008).
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      -
      Magic is right there with Jordan for GOAT. When Kobe’s career is over, we can judge and place him in the rank with the “Golden Greats.” Until then, it’s to premature, even if he wins 7. This is purely based on ring count and no other accolades like MVP, Finals MVP, scoring titles, DPY etc.

  • anon

    come on boston played great, you cant blame them for bein emotional but im glad la won. 3peat on the way!

    • HATER

      Dont feel bad for them they did play good but once a big baby always a big baby. WAAAAA WAAAAA! Go cry to your mamas cause you got bullied this time. HAHA!

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    FCUK YOU CELD!CKS! FCUK YOU ALL! GOOD, GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU GUYS ARE IN TEARS! NO SYMPATHY FOR ANY OF YOU MOTHA FCUKAS AT ALL!

    FCUK YEAH LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pouch Me

    eat a dick you goat mouth motherfucca!

    • gugy

      LMAO!!!!!!!!

  • Djzzero2009

    FUK YOU PIERCE IM GLAD YOU GUYS LOST. “WE AINT COMING BACK TO LA” MY @$$. F you Pierce, disrespecting player.

    Glad Lakers made a statement, being cocky won’t get you anywhere. There’s a difference between being cocky and being confident.

  • cqc_NastyN8

    hahahah SUCK IT BOSTON!!!

  • Mr.Laker

    NO MERCY!!! “Another win in LA” remember that Allen??? You can eat doo-doo burger and wash it down with piss u bastard! On a serious note I feel their pain, they played great and we just out willed them. But still, if they werent arrogant punks we wouldnt have to be so ruthless. I hope they cry all night and cuss out they wives lol

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    HAHAHAHA! Awwww poor Celtdics. This was your last chance.. see you in another 20 years clowns. I don’t feel sorry for them at all. They are a bunch of trash talking, flopping, b****s! Have a nice flight back to Boston. LAKERS!!!!!

  • eboK

    What happen to Paula sportmanship? Didn’t come to congrat Kobe. What’s d!ckless wimp

  • LakersMike31

    lol. Wow. Way to keep it classy Lakers’ fans. The Lakers have won, and the Celtics are STILL in your heads! Listen, I’m a die-hard Lakers’ fan, no doubt. But I got nothing but respect for a team that can endure all the injuries they did, all the criticism they did, then band together like mother f’ers and rip through the best two teams in their conference, then take the Lakers to 7 games, AND have the lead heading into the final quarter. Let’s face it guys, the Celtics were overachievers this year because of their heart, and their willingness to play for each other. Doesn’t mean I hate them any less! But you gotta respect them. You might hate their fans, but that’s a part of sports. But the team itself had a historic run. You take down Wade, James, then Howard, and almost take down Kobe (though they kind of did, he’s lucky Artest and Pau showed up!), then you’re doing something right. Think about it this way: if you had grown up in Boston, it’s easy…EASY…to see why you would absolutely LOVE that team. I LOVE the Lakers, and I couldn’t be happier right now. But the Celtics were worthy opponent, and deserved to be there, too. That’s all I’m sayin…

    • lakerman1

      Though i can understand what you are saying it is classless to make predictions in the playoffs. Pierce with we ain’t going back to L.A. Nash with the we will win game six. Lets be honest sir as arrogant as other cities think Los Angeles is no where have i ever seen or read any Laker Player embarass a player from another team like Ray Allen @ the Espy awards with another Trophy award in L.A. comment while Dfish was present or Paul Pierce with the 2008 comments he is the greatest player in the world statement. To earn respect you must also show dignity and as far as i am concerned let them all join together with glen davis and cry like a bunch of BIG BABIES. They did not give the Lakers any credit when they won it 2 years ago they got exactly what they deserved. NUFF SAID.

      • LakersMike31

        Thank you for illuminating my point. The Lakers never stoop to the level of their competition with respect to taunting, the inability to win with class, making unfounded predictions to boost their own confidence, etc. So, as a fan, why would you not follow their example? Undoubtedly, the Lakers organization is the class act of the NBA. When its fans act like they did last night outside Staples center, and make comments like I’ve seen on here, including yours about them “crying like babies”, then we tarnish the reputation the Lakers organization has worked so hard to establish. The strength of the Lakers is the ability to withstand all the hate they face from fanbases all throughout the league/country (and that hate is enormous), win the gold ball anyway, and then celebrate with class. Let the Celtics run their ship the way they see fit. It shouldn’t matter to Laker fans. Because in the end, the fact that the Lakers were the team that was awarded the gold ball says enough.

    • HATER

      Go cry with them cause i hate their fans and the team. I dont need to respect them i dont like. HATER the name. Bi@#hes!

      • LakersMike31

        lol…well, then, good luck to you, Mr. Hater! This site really makes me wonder sometimes…

  • xtro

    if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. sign ray-ray aka jesus shuttlesworth in the off-season.

  • lakers0828

    Yeah Now You know How We Felt in 08 Celtics

  • LakerLand Nostradamus

    Touch ME is crying just like his team. LMAO!!!!!

    LOVE IT!

    • Touch ME

      Like Derek Fisher boy, but gotta admit itll be hard to 3-peat

      • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

        DONT WORRY YOU LITTLE SHIT!! WE’VE 3PEATED BEFORE!! JUST WONDERING WHO’S NEXT? CAUSE THESE CELTIC BASTARDS ARE NOT COMING BACK!

        • Touch ME

          Showtime you loser, i said itll be hard to 3peat, i didnt say we wont. In the free agency market they will all try to build a team to dethrone LA. As far as the Celtics I never wanna see that garbage squad in the nba. Dang be happy we won it all man.

          • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

            I AM HAPPY!!! I KNOW YOU ARE NOT!!!

  • Robert

    Sorry, no sympathy, no mercy. Their arrogance, style of play, cheating ways, trash talk, street style, thuggish jerk off fouling cheating dirty bullying style of play, does not warrant ANY sympathy. They were ‘the Beast’, and Kobe and the Lakers vanquished them.
    .
    Just like a bully that gets defeated, they can hang their heads low. The Evil Empire is finished (for the next 20 years, or hopefully forever! McHale and Ainge should be retired by then – so no more faux deals and trades).
    .
    Also, the 2008 run hurt us pretty bad, and all of us remember the games that were called in the Celtics favor, when they would consistently foul and the fouls wouldn’t be called, and that strangled the Lakers. The Celtics CHEATED back then, and we all knew it. And the SBA (Stern Basketball Assoc.) which was bucking for Game 7, had previously guessed that the Lakers would win it all, and so they let the games get away from them. Then the Celtics had a chance to run away with it, and did.
    .
    This year it was different. The Celtics had to scratch and claw to stay in the game. They clearly didn’t have the talent. They had to pull out all their strength to try to defeat the greatest NBA team. They succeeded in pounding down LeBron and his merry men, and Superman, but couldn’t get past the Lake Show (and Kobe Wan Kenobi).
    .
    I hope their tears are just beginning, and that they will never forget this. This is the loss that will break apart their team, and mark the ending of their thuggish dominance. We ALL suffered the last 2 years. Even last year’s win was not as sweet as this one. It was unfinished business. We were crying our tears for 2 years. So now ….. it’s YOUR TURN, CELTICS. Don’t worry, you have the EastcoaStPN media to prop you up.
    .
    We had ‘derision’ for the last 2 years, and still have it (outside of LA). Even in our triumph, pundits are still being less than glorifying about our win.
    .
    So CRY US A RIVER, EAST COAST. Let’s include the LeHype machine in that list.
    .
    So long, Celtics. The journey WASN’T fun, but the victory is sweet. Here’s some Kleenex for ya!

  • laker fan

    give these bitches some cleanex, this is perhaps, aside from the lakers winning their 16th championship, the greatest news ever :… ( im so freakin’ happy, where’s my wheaties??

    • Rio Rondo jr

      yea give the lakers some cleanex cause in 08 we busted all up in there faces

      • Showtime4eva

        Why do we need a cleanex. We are better than you!! You can try to talk. But you and the whole world know we are better than you. It’s you who needs a cleanex ha ha ha !

        • Rio Rondo jr

          dude 17>16 thats all i gotta say

          • Showtime4eva

            No one remembers the loser! We ALL watched the LAKERS trash you!

          • Rio Rondo

            like the celtics basically ass raped you guys in 08

  • Showtime4eva

    Good for them! Fuck that organization!

    • Rio Rondo

      yea f the lakers

      • Showtime4eva

        Lmao!! We own what you can’t have we are the real champs we are ALI and you are JOE FRZIER !!! We are the GREATEST! ! I don’t care if all of Boston is crying it just makes me that more happy ! Fuck the Boston celtics!! I don’t give a shit how they feel !! We are the champs!!!!!

        • Rio Rondo

          champs for now.. i we get lebron this summer this i guarantee

          • Showtime4eva

            You mean the choke artist? Lechoke what’s he gonna do for you? We are the champs!! Don’t forget your cleanex on the way out!

          • Rio Rondo

            kudos on the lechoke. yea i wont forget the cleanex or the 17 championships the boston celtics have

  • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

    WE ENDED THIS VERSION OF THE CELTICS!!! WE ENDED THIS TEAM!! THIS GROUP AINT COMING BACK!!! WE CLOSED THIS CHAPTER ON THEM!!! WE CRUSHED THEIR THROAT!!! KNOCK OUT !!! KNOCK OUT!!! TELL ALL OF BOSTON!! WHO DID THIS TO YOU? WHO DID THIS TO YOU? THE LAKERS!!! JUST KNOCKED YOU THE FUUCCKK OUTT!!! WE CLOSED THE DOOR ON YOU BITCHES!!!

  • Rio Rondo

    you fellow mates remember when kobe was bitching and crying that he wanted out of your beloved lakers?

    • Betto

      No we don’t remember cause we live in the present and not in the past like you do, 08 was 2 years ago. Celtics just like any east coast team, 1 and done…

      • Rio Rondo

        suppressed memory anyone

        • chad b

          Remember when your crowd was chanting MVP for Kobe….

          HAHA – REPEAT in your ASS!

          most of your championships are from when there were 8 teams in the league.

          5 championships in the last 10 years!!!!! and counting…

          • Rio Rondo

            yes kobe is truly the best player no problem admitting it

    • BelieveintheLakers

      Man that isn’t even the real Rio Rondo college

    • Wilt

      WHY DO U LIVE IN THE PAST LOSER?

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    All this Rio CuntDo ever talks about is ancient history! Why don’t you stop being in the denial stage and just accept that you guys SUCKED and CHOKED away a 13 point lead and got your @$$es handed to you!

    That’s it, end of story! It doesn’t matter about the 17 that you guys have… that was in the past. We’ll be all tied up next year and you know it, that’s why you’re so adamant about bringing up your ancient history.

    Like I said before to your dumb@$$… you guys will have your chance in 2032. 22 years ago, that’s how long ago it was before you won in 2008! You guys suck and you do too!

    By 2032, the Lakers will be up at like 26 championships! Anyway, please remember to study hard in summer school. Hate to see you have to repeat the 13th grade for the 5th time! Remember… it’s ABCs, not ACBs. Got it? Boy, you’re in trouble!

    STUPID DUMB FCUK!!!!!!
    FCUK YOUR SH!TTY LEPRECHAUN TEAM TOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rio Rondo

    Anyway, please remember to study hard in summer school. Hate to see you have to repeat the 13th grade for the 5th time! Remember… it’s ABCs, not ACBs. Got it? Boy, you’re in trouble!

    someones real tough talking shit to me over the internet. but anywho im out laker fags peace bitches suck ass and ride kobes dick till next season :) lets go rondo

  • Rio Rondo

    :bj

  • Betto

    Rio I know you need a hug, not from me though.. lol Celtics lost and Lakers won, it’s as easy as that, ABC. It’s time for you to go cry at a corner and suck on your thumb just like the rest of the Boston team..

    • Rio Rondo

      bro im all about lakers now rondo to the lakers make it happen mitch

  • Robert

    Rio Rondo, I understand where you’re coming from. You are in a lot of pain, because your team lost, and so perhaps you might be getting comfort from assaulting our site here, and making comments.
    .
    But you know what. No matter what you say .. no matter what WE say here, good, bad or ugly …
    .
    There’s nothing we can do about it.
    .
    The LAKERS are CHAMPS. The Celtics lost. It’s over.
    .
    Your making comments here is like pulling a tantrum in front of your parents. All the kicking and screaming isn’t going to change things. I think it would be better if you get some comfort from your comrades, rather than trying to rile us up here (actually, a very ‘Celtic-like’ behavior). Go find a Celtic Blog site, and trash talk all you want! You’ll find people very agreeable there – you can use all the profanity you want! And everyone will love it.
    .
    We here at TLN are happy, joyous, and filled with the spirit of redemption over this victory. Many of us here are going to the parade, and WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THAT!!!!! I waited for this parade all year long – it’s going to be better than last year’s parade. I’m also looking forward to next year’s parade. And maybe even the year after that.

    • Rio Rondo

      thank you robert your truly the own laker that has class not to insult me

      • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

        now get the fuck outta here !!

  • Robert

    Hey Wilt …. where are ya? Remember, we won this one for the “Big Dipper”.

  • Butch

    Maybe Pierce’s nickname should be: “Bigger Baby”