Ryan (Southboro MA): Can people stop talking about the Magic. I just watched my depleted and tired team that didn't have a night where its two players each perform well (Pierce and Allen) almost beat them in 6 games.
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:42 PM ET ) And probably would have if PP makes those 2 FT's with 3 mins to go in Game 6... that swung the series. Agreed. Let's all settle down on the Magic. They will be lucky to win 1 game.
Andy G (New York) : Being a Cavs fan, I'm really scared of the Magic. Mike Brown might be the primary reason for us to lose, plus our frontline is biggest weakness. Also, the Magic have a lot of bodies to throw at Lebron. I think the series will go to 7. Plus it's a terrible match-up for the Cavs.
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:40 PM ET ) The Magic just needed 7 games to beat a Celtics team that had 2 scorers with dead legs, Scalabrine/Marbury/House as their bench and actually ran a game-ending play for Glen Davis. Don't start thinking Orlando is good please.
Dwight Howard (Ohio): Who is guarding me 1 on 1? Please don't say Ben Wallace who might actually be a mummy at this point. And if you mention the guy with the glass feet or the crazy hair I am coming to find you.
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:23 PM ET ) Dwight, you have no moves other than that Sling Hook that is going to break a backboard soon. The FG stats for you when Orlando posts you up are BRUTAL.
Elan, Los Angeles: the Lakers got every call the last 5 minutes? From a celtics fan that's rich. Did the Lakers get the call when Billips CLEARLY stepped out of bounds? That would have been huge if Kobe (unlike paul pierce) wouldn't have made his free throws
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:19 PM ET ) The game was over when that happened. Come on.
mike (boston): Bill, I'm pretty bummed out about the Celtics' prospects in the future. The Big three are aging quickly and they have not cap flexibility to add any good young pieces going forward. I feel like we're looking at another 22 year drought. Help...what would you do if you were Danny Ainge?
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:14 PM ET ) They're fine. They were worn down - they played 200-plus games (including 40 playoff games) in the span of 19 months and didn't have KG. Perk and Rondo will be a year better, KG will be back, they have 6 mill of expiring conttracts to deal (Scal + Tony) and they can use some or all of the FA midlevel this summer on a swingman ... I'd love to see them make a run at Ariza. I don't think LA can afford him AND Odom.
Holmes (New York): What's your take on KOBE DOIN'WORK? Don't you wish there should have been some Benny Hill music played on the soundtrack at some point?
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (12:47 PM ET ) I only saw the rough cut before they added the Kobe commentary... it was the worst screening I have ever been to. There were 3 kids in my row and all of them were asleep in 20 mins. Supposedly it's better with the commentary but I just thought Kobe played to the cameras the whole time. Every time he talked to a teammate they always had a look on their face like, "Wait, why is he talking to me? He never talks to me."
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