Lakers Examiner: I was looking through the headlines of my Google Alerts today and I found this one inviting: Reasons the Jazz can beat the Lakers.

Naturally I had to take a look, as most people, possibly including Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan, think the Los Angeles Lakers will win the series easily.

What I found was quite insightful.

Here is how Salt Lake Tribune writer Gordon Monson began his column

Man, everybody’s being so negative around here.
Even though it’s not my job to motivate anyone, they all have to motivate themselves, let’s punch it up and consider the top 10 reasons the Jazz will beat the Lakers in the first round:
OK, that was encouraging.

I almost died laughing, but the sad thing is he’s right. It’s funny, I didn’t even know things were going so poorly in Utah until everybody in the state threw in the towel when they found out they were playing the Lakers in the first round.

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  • Neo-Laker Era

    ROFL @ ShanWOW!!!

  • WifelovesLuke

    OK, now that was funny. Still, the Lakers should not overlook any team in the playoffs. It’s title or bust!

  • dEDGE

    If the Jazz think they can get physical with Pau and the Lakers, it wasn’t too long ago that they tried the same on Kareem with Mark Eaton. And if I’m not mistaken, we went on to claim another championship banner that year.

  • ilikebasketball

    i’m scared of overconfidence.

    i dont wanna get sucker punched.

  • gugy

    I know I hate this overconfidence.
    Last year at he finals was the same thing. Everybody picked the Lakers was the winner.

    Focus, respect and play hard. Title then will come.

    Talk and more talk don’t take you anywhere.
    Go Lakers!

  • JC

    I know the Utah players don’t feel like that. There gonna play to win. – I hope thier not trying to lower our expectations to catch us off guard in the 1st round…

  • JC

    Lakers should use this series to send a message. – GO LAKERS!!!!!! :)

  • kobe-wan kenobi

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    i totally agree!
    the problem of our team is the killer instinct
    we seem never able to kill a team, give them always a chance to come back
    if we start overconfident (which is what Sloan hopes, that is why he said that), and lose 1 in LA we are in trouble

  • lyk13

    Yup. No overconfidence, no complacency. Just play hard, play strong, play smart. That trophy will be ours come June.


  • trademaster 2009

    1. revenge for winning in the playoffs last year
    2. revenge for stealing d-fish
    3. revenge for stealing karl malone
    4. revenge for stealing the first round pick that got magic
    5. jerry sloans revenge against phil 4 beating him in the finals twice
    6. proving d-will is the best PG in the NBA
    7. ak47 to prove he is the only player who can guard Kobe
    8. jerry sloan needs to retire w/ a ring
    9. no one canguard boozer
    10. gasoft is 2 soft for utahs physicallity

  • spongebob

    i agree w/ the gasoft thing. softer than me or squidward or patrick.