Lakers win the Western Conference; meet Boston in Finals

The Los Angeles Lakers have closed out the Phoenix Suns in 6 games, winning the Western Conference Championship for the third consecutive year.

Next up, the Boston Celtics. This will be the twelfth time in league history that the two rivals meet. In the words of Michael Cooper, “Boston, you want us, here we come.”

Game 1 will be played Thursday in Los Angeles.

Kam Pashai is a co-founder and creative director for LakerNation.com.
  • ShowtimeEra

    Lets warm up the wheel chairs, and prepare for the Smeltics! Hey Pierce, bring your wheelchair on down to L.A and West Coast Customs we’ll pimp you’re ride, so you leave the court with style.

  • Laker4 Life

    Yeah! Bring on the Celdicks. I have been waiting for a rematch a long time. Now it is time for the lakers to show who the real champions are.

  • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

    Update that banner, baby!

  • http://lakersnation cgris

    WOW!!! WE HAVE TO WIN it might be the last time we face them but i think the lakers are going to win!! IN 6

  • 242LakerFan

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. What I saw in the eyes of the Black Mamba tonight was cold fire. Finishing off Phoenix was sweet, but the best revenge is about to be served on the Celtics. Bundle up, Boston, for the Iceman cometh!

  • Old School Laker Fan

    After Kobe’s game tonight, can we all say ” LEBRON WHO?”

  • mr.laker19

    when its all said and done, there will be a level in the hall of fame with two faces, jordan, and kobe bryant. But there is only one team that is on top of sports and thats the Lakers, so lets beat these gay leprechauns. The difference between us now and in 08 is that we are clearly the best team in basketball, that year we were only second best and it was obvious. So lets go out and prove it on the court starting Thursday. Congrats but lets keep goin and finish the job. LETS GO LAKESHOW!!!!!

  • Rio Rondo College

    Get ready for a beat down Laker fans!!!

    • 242LakerFan

      Oh, we’re ready to dish one out. Are you ready to take one, though; that’s the question.

      • Rio Rondo College

        We never took a beating from ya’ll in the finals. I remember we did the beating in 08.

        • 242LakerFan

          Did I even mention 08 or what has happened before? I’m talking about this year. Do they not teach you the difference in that institution you’re in?

    • Wilt

      I hope that girly man paul pierce has a new wheelchair for the BEAT DOWN he will get. THATS RIGHT LAKER FANS ITS JUDGEMENT DAY FOR THE CELTICS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SAY QUEENSBRIDGE CELTIC QUERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

      YEAH!! YOU GET READY BITCHES! WE’RE GONNA TAKE YOU OUT IN ABOUT FIVE(5) GAMES! STAY IN TOUCH! CUZ WE’RE GONNA GLOAT! GO LAKERS!!!!!

  • LakerLand Nostradamus

    Touch ME.
    Where are you now?
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kivz

      WTF u doin here on Lakers site??? Do u guys have or own site or somethin?? Get da fuck outta here u faggot…

      • LakerLand Nostradamus

        Fu-ck you!
        I am a LAkers fan so this is my place. Good try changing names Touch ME. LMAO!!!!!!!

        • Touch ME

          I never changed my name. I use ME the poser used Me.

        • Touch ME

          Nostra that wasn’t me I promise. I don’t use that kind of language its a Boston fan offended by your name and prediction.

  • Daboss

    damn I’m getting hard just thinking about the finals. i can’t wait till thursday to blow my load!!!!

  • Robert

    The Artest switch is ON. Look out, Celdicks. This ain’t your 2008 Lakers. Also, this ain’t the 2008 Celdicks (they’re older and crustier now).
    .
    Look out, refs! Get your whistles ready. Time to T up. (sorry, it won’t help the Celdicks calling extra fouls on the Lakers this time).
    .
    Look out, ESPN, time to eat crow (btw, NO mention of Lakers on ESPN home page, tonight – so, all those who don’t believe ESPN are Laker haters … )
    .
    Look out, LeBron … um … wait … who dat?.
    .
    Look out – ring # 11 for Phil. ring #5 for Kobe (& Fish). Finals MVP #2 for Kobe. Banner #16 for Lakers (two to go after this).
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    It’s gonna be a great series.

  • LifeLongLakerFan

    Congrats to the Lakeshow on going to the Finals 3 years straight and Congrats on them being able to bail Sasha’s stupid tail out. Congrats to Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant , Derek “Ghetto Vet” Fisher and all the rest of the team!

  • justdogm1

    why would any fool on this faggy laker nation think L.A. has a rats chance to beat the celtics???

    • Lakerman1

      I can tell you this dude i read the Boston Globe and no fan turns on their team as fast you guys. We will see who is talking smack when the series is over. Also when i go that site i do not read one Laker fan who gives a rats ass about the Celtics. I read it to get chuckles & laughs. You guys come here to make comments out of fear and if you reside in Cali then that shows what a loser City it is because why would you have that much love for the team and not the city because Boston is a stinky bean town city without much to offer. And join the fags dude because here you are on the Laker Nation Site.

    • YOUR WARLOCK

      Eh, Chihuahua…

      As usual, you cum here to bark-with very little bite.

    • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

      ALL YEAR LONG WE’VE BEEN TELLING YOU.WE ARE THE THE CHAMPS!! YOU KEEP SAYING THIS TEAM WILL BEAT YOU OR THAT TEAM WILL BEAT YOU..TALKING ALL OF YOUR BULL SHIT.BUT YOUR RUNNING OUT OF TEAMS FUCK HEAD!! ONE MORE TEAM THEN YOU CAN SHUT UP AGAIN! WE JUST KEEP MAKING YOU LOOK AS STUPID AS YOU ARE.OVER AND OVER! SO,GET READY TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED! STAY IN TOUCH BITCH! I LIKE SEEING YOU LOOK STUPID!!! GO LAKERS!!!!!!

    • CelticFan34

      justdogm1! Dude admit it! Boston have no chance in HELL in beating the Lakers! Kobe is unstoppable, and Ron Ron is going to shut down Paul Pierce. Lets face it, we won’t see another championship for at least another TWENTY!!!!!!!!!! more years man! We’ll have to trade our whole team again to pick up another superstar like we did to get Garnett. Sorry dude, it’s time to go into hibernation for another TWENTY MORE YEARS!!!!!! SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • islandgirl

      Hey everyone, it’s our “favorite” person in the whole world, just bringing his love and admiration for our Lakers to this respectable blog.

      We all know that he is just some jealous, immature nitwit that no one will listen to because his beloved LeBron (who is that again? Oh, that’s right, he is the supposedly 2x MVP WITHOUT the ring!) is NOT going to get his ring this season!

      I do hope that he is enjoying his fishing trip watching our Lakers win their 16th Championship and and the REAL MVP KOBE BEAN BRYANT, obtaining his 5th ring.

      As for justdogm1, he can only wish that he were aligned with the right team this season, but then again, one a nitwit, always a nitwit!!!!

    • Kobe4Life

      You’re such a Damn fool! Let me remind you Celtic fans that Garnett spoke to Bryant about joining the Lakers in 08 before heading to Boston. Problem was the Timberwolves was being runned by a Celtic Kevin McHale, who refused to trade with the Lakers. And second, Garnett didn’t want to go to Boston until they brought in enough superstars to entice him. You losers had to trade half of you’re team just to get one! Face it Smeltic fans, Twenty more years before another title run, and who knows, you’ll probably have to trade you’re whole team again to get another superstar.

  • Xtro

    Vengeance is a dish best served cold.

  • Betto

    Why would any fool on the faggy Celtics think Boston has a rats chance to beat the Lakers?

  • 242LakerFan

    You know what? Alvin Gentry is a gentleman and a scholar. “Kobe is the best player in the league right now and I don’t think it’s even close.” here is a man who knows what he’s talking about, okaaaay?

    • Lakerman1

      Yeah all of a sudden the whole TNT crew gas jumped on the KB is the best player in the league bandwagon. I still say they are nothing but a bunch of clowns. Although they are entertaining. LOL

      • islandgirl

        Especially Barkley! – There may only be Diamondbacks in the Arizona but now the Black Mamba has infiltrated their state and I am sure that they will never forget being bitten by the most lethal snake in the world!

    • Robert

      242LakerFan, you’re right on! Alvin Gentry is a ‘class act’. He was backing Kobe all year long, when all others (esp. media) were harping on LeBron. Although I’m glad that Lakers are in Finals, I give great acknowledgment to Alvin, who managed to get to this point with a ‘technically limited’ Suns team. Recall when the coach before Alvin (forget who it was?) couldn’t get the Suns jump started (I think Shaq was on that team). Alvin took over, and it’s been uphill ever since.
      .
      Alvin deserves to return as Suns coach. Heck, if Phil were to retire, I wouldn’t even mind if he came to the Lakers. He respects and ‘knows’ great players. Although he made a bad coaching decision to not guard Ron-Ron (to our benefit!), he made intelligent decisions to try to handle the greatest team in the NBA. In a coaches league, Alvin Gentry ranks up there! Best of luck to him, and I KNOW he’ll be cheering for the Lakers (not to the media, of course!). Western Conference solidarity. Lakers in 6.

  • YOUR WARLOCK

    For whatever reason, even after getting bounced, some players just can’t accept the fact the better team won… I.e. Kevin Martin 2009 Conference Finals… Steve Nash could not bring himself to admit who was the clear cut better team in this series… The hypothesis of his maybe or maybe not belief in his teams merit of whooping the Lakers, smacks of exactly the same thing Martin simply just blurted out!

    …While he was glorifying & exalting his team’s performance against the Lakers, he forgot to give a shout out to the stripe less zebras for doing their very best official impression.

    • YOUR WARLOCK

      Correction: I.e. K-Mart

  • xtro

    payback from ’06 and ’07 accomplished. boston from ’08 next.

  • lakers0828

    Bring On the Green Toads I want those Suckas

  • CelticFan34

    I’ll admit it, I’m scared SHIT of the Lakers! They’re clearly the best team and greatest franchise in sports history period! Our time is done until next twenty years from now, well be back!

  • ESPN is gonna keep bring up 08 but this is 2010

    this is the series where Artest proves his D against pierce Trust me on this one ESPN is gonna gas up the celtics talking about 08 but this laker team is stronger than it was Kobe Playing Like The Great one he is
    and fisher continues to show ppl what he means to us.
    Even Charles Barkley had to Bow down to The Real King Kobe!
    I bet Michael Wilbon try to make excuses for the suns and then big up the celtics

  • VENGEANCE

    1 REVENGE series down, 1 TO GO!

    • Touch ME

      How much would it hurt the Lakers and their fans if the Celtics beat us again. The memories hurt from 2008 especially now espn keeps reminding us of it. Nostra you are not the voice of LakersNation, I am. Nostra don’t tell me you actually believe The Lakers are winning the whole thing this year because most Lakers fans made that mistake 2 years ago and I warned them. And there’s nothing goin on between me and touching myself even though he admires me as well as the fake Touch Me. I will consult with the experts and determine who will win it this year. The crystal Ball is correct most of the time but in the end it will decieve and thats why i’m here. We got till Thursday till game 1 so lets enjoy the greatness of Kobe last game.

      • Reality

        Touch me is the true definition of ignorant. Thanks for showing yourself to all of us true believers.

  • lakerbunny

    LAKERS VS BOSTON TICKETS! http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

  • Tom

    Doc Rivers keeps saying that the Celtics starting 5 hasn’t lost a playoff series, trying 2 look tough. What he doesn’t realize is that the Lakers starting 5 hasn’t lost either. In 08 we surprised ourselves by making the finals. This time we knew we would be here. LAKERS ARE GOING TO WIN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 242LakerFan

      Yeah, funny how everybody jumped on that without realising that the same thing applies to the Lakers 5. It’s just that Phil’s too much of a class act to say something that sounds like it was contrived in a Marketing Dept. brainstorming session.