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#1 West Coast

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:58 PM

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Whether a trade happens or not, this will be the last time you see Kobe, Gasol, Bynum, Artest & Fisher versus Garnett, Allen, Pierce, and Rondo.

There is a very good chance that Gasol is traded in the next few days or will be traded in the off-season. Kobe will be back obviously and unless a Dwight Howard trade happens, Bynum will be here as well.

With Allen and KG contracts expiring after the season, they will more than likely not be brought back. Meanwhile, with the trade deadline looming, you could see Rondo shipped elsewhere.

This has been a great series of battles since 2007. We may have lost in the Finals to them, but our guys bounced back to win two titles, including a memorable game 7 win to capture our 16th title.

Enjoy the game Sunday, because this is more than likely the last time you will see this collection of players together in a Lakers/Celtics game.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:08 PM

damn never though about it i remember watching the finals at a firends house its was wild haha
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Yeah Celtics and Lakers may find them selves near the NBA cellar if they don't make the right moves.

However, when one chapter ends,

A new one begins.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:18 PM

Great post.

Until we meet again....

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:20 PM

I just want to go back to those days where the 3 stooges didn't form together like [expletive] and real competitive ball was being played.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:25 PM

Screw Nurse Rivers and the Celdicks. Stern handed those Celdicks the 2008 title on a silver platter ala S-T-D-Whistle in 2006.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:45 PM

lol
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:45 PM

It was a hell of a ride. Somuch emotion from each game these teams matched up... Until we meet again. :81:

Edited by GP1_KB24, March 09, 2012 - 10:45 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:50 PM

West Coast is 100 percent correct. This was the last true rivalry in the past decade. But, there will be a new chapter to this rivalry down the road. The one about the Lakers-Celtics rivalry is that they hate each other so much that they want to face each other in the NBA finals every year so that they can "kill" each other all over again. Another thing, they respect each other to optimum level. You don't see teams where there is ultimate hate and ultimate respect at the same time. Usually, there it is one way or the other.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Man.. Incredibly sad. What a rivalry

Edited by Vipe3773, March 09, 2012 - 11:39 PM.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:15 AM

I agree with Westcoast. But the rivalry will live on :rock: We're just closing a chapter and another waits to be written.


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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:20 AM

West Coast is 100 percent correct. This was the last true rivalry in the past decade. But, there will be a new chapter to this rivalry down the road. The one about the Lakers-Celtics rivalry is that they hate each other so much that they want to face each other in the NBA finals every year so that they can "kill" each other all over again. Another thing, they respect each other to optimum level. You don't see teams where there is ultimate hate and ultimate respect at the same time. Usually, there it is one way or the other.

Excellent post I agree 100%.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:31 AM

new rivalry will be heat and lakers , at least till kobe retires(kobe,lebron) and thats if lakers remains to be contenders.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:45 AM

LMFAO Bynum:

One mention of the Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics on Sunday and Bynum shouted across the Lakers locker room: "We're going at they head. We're going at the Celtics' rack. Yo, we going at the Celtics' rack. At they head."

Why the strong words?

"Because we don't like them boys," Bynum said after the Lakers salvaged their ugly



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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:11 AM

For the record, here is the tallly of our results with them since they got their big 3, regular season and playoffs.

2007-08 2-6
2008-09 2-0
2009-10 5-4
2010-11 1-1
2011-12 1-0

Total 11-11. so, this game is the tiebreaker.

However....we didn't have Gasol in our regular season losses in 2007-08. We didn't have Bynum in the 2008 finals. We didn't have Kobe in 2010 regular season loss. We beat them without Bynum in 2009 in Boston.

So, at full strength,the Lakers have the better record.

Time to whip these chowder headsone more time and send them off to irrelevancy, which is the Celtics Destiny!

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:16 AM

new rivalry will be heat and lakers , at least till kobe retires(kobe,lebron) and thats if lakers remains to be contenders.

I seriously doubt that and for me, a rivalry occurs when both teams beat each other. The Celtics-Lakers rivalry is not only a rivalry because they don't like each other but because of the history and both teams have defeated each other in the Finals.

Edited by J-H!zZl3, March 10, 2012 - 07:17 AM.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:47 AM

the best and most anticipated rivalry ever in basketball history

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:59 AM

I'll miss this rivalry for sure, but as someone said another chapter is about to begin.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Thanx. You just gave this game Relevance. Big time.

For the record, here is the tallly of our results with them since they got their big 3, regular season and playoffs.

2007-08 2-6
2008-09 2-0
2009-10 5-4
2010-11 1-1
2011-12 1-0

Total 11-11. so, this game is the tiebreaker.

However....we didn't have Gasol in our regular season losses in 2007-08. We didn't have Bynum in the 2008 finals. We didn't have Kobe in 2010 regular season loss. We beat them without Bynum in 2009 in Boston.

So, at full strength,the Lakers have the better record.

Time to whip these chowder headsone more time and send them off to irrelevancy, which is the Celtics Destiny!


Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:11 AM

Great pics. I hope we can finish this chapter with a W. I'll never forget that game 7! :rock:

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