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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted December 24, 2008 - 10:03 PM

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Celtics coach Doc Rivers was surprised earlier this season to learn that the team's Christmas Day battle with the Lakers was in Los Angeles.

"They told me we were playing on Christmas Day and I didn't really look at it, I just assumed it was at home," he said. "Then I saw it was on the road, and I said, 'What's that?'

"I'm sure arena availability probably had something to do with it. It's not just they wanted to play it in LA, but as a coach, I'll make it that way.

"One of the things I did before the season, the league has the coaches send in rules suggestions, I said one of the packages of winning the title is you should get the ring, the trophy, and a guaranteed home date on Christmas Day. So let's hope that gets through."


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Posted December 24, 2008 - 10:04 PM

Stop crying because Celtics streak is gonna get stopped tomorrow
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Posted December 24, 2008 - 10:05 PM

Lakers mostly always play home on Xmas so shut up Rivers and be use to it already.

Edited by popo, December 24, 2008 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted December 24, 2008 - 10:15 PM

Wah.

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Posted December 24, 2008 - 10:21 PM

awww.poor bastard GTFO
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Posted December 24, 2008 - 11:50 PM

the fact that he's concerned about that makes him seem worried to me, focusing on the wrong things, giving the Cs excuses. i think that shows a bit of weakness. if they were confident it wouldn't matter where they played the game...the closer it gets, the better the feeling i have about this game. i just HOPE that they decide to commit to defense, and let everything else fall into place

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Posted December 24, 2008 - 11:51 PM

Lol [expletive]. Makes sense that the title team should be at home, but it makes more sense that the Lakers should always be at home on Christmas.

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Posted December 24, 2008 - 11:55 PM

Why would the NBA make that a rule? They let them have their first game of the season at home....that's enough IMO. Hey doc, Why not a home game on Halloween, Veterens day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, MLK day, New Years Day, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, OMG SAINT PATRICKS DAY IRISH B, Easter, Ash Wednesday, April Fools Day, Earth Day, Passover, Cinco De Mayo, May Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fathers Day?? What makes Christmas that much more special?

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 12:10 AM

Why would the NBA make that a rule? They let them have their first game of the season at home....that's enough IMO. Hey doc, Why not a home game on Halloween, Veterens day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, MLK day, New Years Day, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, OMG SAINT PATRICKS DAY IRISH B, Easter, Ash Wednesday, April Fools Day, Earth Day, Passover, Cinco De Mayo, May Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fathers Day?? What makes Christmas that much more special?

Ask the NBA. Christmas day is very important in the NBA.

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 12:16 AM

Ask the NBA. Christmas day is very important in the NBA.

Actually, I am not questioning NBA's ruling on this. I am questioning why Doc is only fighting to have this Christmas game at home and not all the other significant holidays?

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 12:21 AM

And Cedric Maxwell called the Lakers crybabies on the radio today?!

Good to see them lining up excuses already.

Shut yer mouth Doc - its the NBA schedule. You'd think by now you'd be used to it. Just because you win the ring (and I know this is all new to you by the way) doesn't mean the world is handed to you on a plate. You get calls already, now you want to dictate the schedule based on past achievements?

I can put this only one way - what a frickin' Celtic thing to say!

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 01:02 AM

Well they aren't so...ha! :P

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 09:45 AM

Oh [expletive] Doc. Just because you're champions don't mean you get a package of anything. Did you also send a suggestion to the NBA that you should play every regular season game at home? Ask for a bionic leg for Paul Pierce?

Lakers are at home. Get over it. Sounds like some moaning on the part of someone that is worried.

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Posted December 25, 2008 - 10:01 AM

he is worried, i heard him mention the croos town travel as a problem, perhaps that motivates his team, but when Phil makes those type of declarations, we hardly ever win...coaches know their teams
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Posted December 25, 2008 - 11:58 AM

ST[expletive]U Doc!

Edited by pogi, December 25, 2008 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted December 25, 2008 - 06:43 PM

Doc may have forgotten this; but last year, the Celtics took a lengthy west coast trip, right around this time of year. In fact, they played the Lakers on December 30, in LA.

It is pretty typical for the NBA schedule to look "similar" year to year, and this year is no different. The league sent the Celtics on a west coast swing at the end of December, just like last year.

Doc lost in Boston for so many years, that he lost sight of reality.

I really can't believe he asked for a home date on Christmas Day, as part of the package for winning the title. That's really a joke.

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