NBA Finals Leap Year Theory

    NBA Dailytake: The 2008 Lakers are well on their way to the NBA finals. That is if you believe in the “Phil Jackson/Lakers Leap Year Theory.” Either a Phil Jackson coached team or a Lakers team has made the NBA finals every leap year from 1980-present.

    1980: Lakers Win the NBA Championship (4-2)
    1984: Lakers lose in the NBA Finals (3-4)
    1988: Lakers win the NBA Championship (4-3)
    1992: Phil’s Bulls win the NBA Championship (4-2)
    1996: Phil’s Bulls win the NBA Championship (4-2)
    2000: Phil’s Lakers win the NBA Championship (4-2)
    2004: Phil’s Lakers lose in the NBA Finals (1-4)
    2008: ?

    The Lakers are the current favorites to win it, but now you also have this added tidbit to keep yourself busy with. It may be a good time to start placing your bets…

    Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
    • MILO

      this is stupid!

    • ryguy2303

      Wow. This is a big deal.

    • kobeftw

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      yup.

    • ryguy2303

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      thats also the same thing as :
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    • Michael_23

      Hmm … should I go to Vegas and cash in on the Lakers???

      … My life savings hmm …..

    • http://swishtheball.net KOPAU BYDOM

      [Comment ID #27860 Will Be Quoted Here]I AGREE, WHAT IS THE POINT

    • True Lakers Fan

      gayyyyyyyyyyy

    • LakerNation1

      haha this is hilarious. lets see if we can even keep the top seed come POs…

    • silent bob

      Looks like you guys beat me to saying this article is stupid which was my first reaction.

      This is really stupid considering Lakers and Phil Jackson’s Bulls (with the exception of Boston and Spurs) have dominated the NBA the last 3 decades or maybe the Lakers ever since.

    • Phant0M

      lol. i thought it was interesting

      no sarcasm.

    • ab17

      wow this is like the olympics .

      every 4th year o-m-g!

    • lalball81

      Seriously all of this is a bit premature. Let’s not all jump the gun and declare the Lakers the 2008 champs, as they haven’t done anything yet in the post season.

    • Phant0M

      What was premature was that article of us being champs..

      take it down

    • awesomerob24

      that means nothing

    • http://myspace SCIENCE_LAKERS

      THIS IS A SCIENCE THEORY…MAGIC “”4″”"
      KOBE GOING FOR HIS “4″ RING
      PHIL ALWAYS WIN TITLES AFTER “4″ YEARS
      FISHER GAME WINNER WITH “0.4″ SECONDS
      LAST TIME WE WENT TO FINALS WAS “2004″
      ITS HAS BEEN “4″ YEARS KNOW IN 2008 ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN..LET THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY EVOLVE IN OUR LAKERS DYNASTY

      THIS IS ALL SCIENCE IN THE NBA
      SCIENCE CARES ABOUT THE NBA!!!

      SINCERELEY,

      EINSTEIN

    • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

      whatever, we ARE going to be champs…

    • silent bob

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      haha … this is even more stupid … just kidding bro.

    • ZenMaster23

      Wow, you guys have way too much time on your hands to be researching these stats. It is a weird coincidence but still, we don’t need stories like this to tell us the Lakers are capable of making the finals.

    • RD

      fo reals! true fans FEAR other teams. dont go on and declare ourselves champs just yet, because in reality, there’s probably 4-5 teams in the NBA that are capable of winning the gold as well.

    • ryguy2303

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      Couldn’t agree more.

    • domz

      Great Tidbit!!!!
      Even though others see it stupid, just believe guys..Lakers will prevail..Unless you are a bandwagon…

    • kobeftw

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      thats just like the dumb movie “The Number 23″ but with 4.

    • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

      vegas odds the day we got pau gasol was still 16/1 we would win the NBA championship now its 4/1 damnnn I fi woulda threw 100 back then…thats 1600 dollars right there woww! damn!