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#1 Nirvana

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:06 PM

As for the banner at the top, how can you say, "World Champions" when the Lakers only won the American Championship?

Untill the Lakers play the best team in Europe (winners of the Euroleague), the best African team, the best South American team and the best Asian team, to claim to be "World Champions" is actually rather stupid.

Just wanted to point this out.
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:11 PM

Thats what the banner looks like lol and thats what people call the team that wins the Finals...

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:13 PM

As for the banner at the top, how can you say, "World Champions" when the Lakers only won the American Championship?

Untill the Lakers play the best team in Europe (winners of the Euroleague), the best African team, the best South American team and the best Asian team, to claim to be "World Champions" is actually rather stupid.

Just wanted to point this out.


It's actually not stupid.
If you've followed the NBA for any amount of time, you'd know that they always refer to the team who wins the NBA Finals as the World Champions.

Also, you must have never heard Chick Hearn say
"The Lakers are the Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooorld Champions!"

CLASSIC. :bow: :bow:

EDIT: Also, the NBA is the pinnacle of professional basketball. I guarantee you that the Lakers could easily beat any and every team from Europe, Asia, Africa, and so on. There's a reason most of the world's basketball talent is already playing on an NBA team.

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:13 PM

International players consider the NBA the best competition in the world, thus the reason they all come to play here.

#5 Nirvana

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:13 PM

Thats what the banner looks like lol and thats what people call the team that wins the Finals...


Well that's stupid because winning the NBA does not = winning the world.
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:14 PM

"...On the world champion lakers basketball network"
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:15 PM

International players consider the NBA the best competition in the world, thus the reason they all come to play here.


International players move to the NBA because NBA teams will pay them more than Euro teams?
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:15 PM

Well, most of the best basketball athletes in the world, play for the NBA. Also, all sports use that phrase
whenever a team wins the championship.

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:16 PM

There's a reason most of the world's basketball talent is already playing on an NBA team.


You clearly don't watch much Basketball outside the NBA then.
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:16 PM

Some NBA guys actually go over seas b/c a team is offering more money over there. But the Lakers could beat any European team I'm sure.

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:17 PM

You clearly don't watch much Basketball outside the NBA then.


You can't be serious. You really think there's a team out there that could handle the Lakers?

:lol: :lol: :lol: If so.

Oh, and name me one player who has stayed in a European/Asian/African league and puts up monster stats. I'll wait...

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:17 PM

You're the first person I've heard anywhere say this. I mean literally.

Everyone else seems to love it and appreciate the work that Kam has done & by the way, to say it is stupid, even if you feel so, is VERY direspectful and kinda classless to say considering Kam takes his time to do such for us, the fans with the best of intentions. You could've said dumb instead, but stupid is a strong word.

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:18 PM

Some NBA guys actually go over seas b/c a team is offering more money over there. But the Lakers could beat any European team I'm sure.

The guys that go overseas do so because the talent pool isn't as concentrated, thus smaller names from here are big names over there.

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:18 PM

Some NBA guys actually go over seas b/c a team is offering more money over there. But the Lakers could beat any European team I'm sure.


Yes, I'm not saying the Lakers would lose to a foreign team but untill the Lakers play whoever the best foreign team is, there's no right to call them World Champions.

The best Euro teams would be in the playoffs for sure anyway...
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:19 PM

Who are the best Euro teams?

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:19 PM

Who are the best Euro teams?

Spain's national team is pretty good, but we have their best player. :lol:

#17 Nirvana

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:19 PM

You're the first person I've heard anywhere say this. I mean literally.


Actually, most Euros will share my view because I've had this discussion on other messageboards.

And I appreciate Kam's contribution, but the Lakers aren't the World Champions...
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:20 PM

Spain's national team is pretty good, but we have their best player. :lol:


That's a national team though.
We saw what our national team did to the rest of the world... :evil:


Still waiting for that player... Just one name, come on, you can do it...

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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:21 PM

Who are the best Euro teams?


Panathinaikos, Barcelona and CSKA.
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Posted June 18, 2009 - 05:21 PM

NBA (United States) > Spanish League (Spain) > English League (England). Oh wait, England doesn't even have a league.

You're coming off kind of bitter to most of us here man no offense and it just doesn't make sense as a Lakers fan. I don't get it.

Edited by Chicano, June 18, 2009 - 05:21 PM.





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