Well, this is how we felt when we didn’t have Bynum at all in 2008.

ESPN: “Physically, I’m in pain,” Perkins said. “I hurt my knee pretty badly. I’m out for tomorrow. There’s nothing I could do about it. It’s a torn MCL and torn PCL, so I gotta watch from the sideline.”

  • lakeb

    cry me a fucking river perkins, bynums been off and on injured the past three years

  • eboK

    watch from the sideline and enjoy your teamates getting their asses kick

  • Daboss

    It couldn’t happen to a better thug than perkins

  • Remy

    we, and the lakers team can not get comfortable. as much as i hate them, they still have players that are capable of coming through. we can not get comfortable. we need to bring the same energy, passion, desire, and desperation to win game 7. LETS GO LAKERS!!!! GET NUMERO 16!!!

    • avcpl

      exactly. I seem to remember a playoff game where everyone was excited because raja bell was suspended, and we got beat at home. The Celtics are not going to play as bad as they did in game six…

  • Cody

    Amen. This is game 7. WIN or falter. I hope we can go out there tomorrow night and have another game 6 performance. Hopefully we can beat them by 37 and see how they feel at the end of the day.

  • LakerFanIam

    I smell blood… No letting up now.

  • laker fan

    I don’t give a flying monkey, take this team out lakers, execution style, in the words of larry bird when he made a statement about the lakers, “I want them to suffer”….. Doc said “no one has won two in a row in this series lets be the first” ok doc that’s cool now its our turn… Go LAKERS!!!! I’ll see ya’ll there tomorrow outside the staples center…

  • Keith

    What do you want to bet that Rasheed Wallace will get his 7th technical. There is no game to be suspended for. He will get dirty and try to hurt one of our guys. Just my prediction.

    Thanks…

    • bc18

      EXACTLY what i was thinking…the lakers better protect each other

  • Kobe24Bauer

    While I hate to wish injuries to players, it feels that the BBall gods are finally even this series. Bynum has been almost a no show in this series and finally Boston is having the same medicine.
    Looks good for the Lakers but they cannot be complacent. The team who will win will be the one who plays with most heart, determination and hustle.

  • Justin M.

    oh oh, lakers don’t have a great track record of playing against teams with a key player out. . . . . . .

    • daboss1848

      good thing hes not a key player . . .

      • Justin M.

        If you have a starting spot on a NBA team that is playing in the Finals your a key player.

  • Mamba Face – 3Peat

    Kind of like how Paul Pierce was a paraplegic for 15 minutes in 2008 right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/thepandasayshello Josh Herrington

      or kinda like how lebron had to get a doctor to tell him that a funny bone being hit isn’t a fracture.

  • http://www.kaley-cuoco.info Jack / Kaley-Cuoco.info

    I don’t disagree that Perkins is having an injury. That being said, how is Kobe’s pinkie not a real injury. Do you play basketball? Clearly you don’t understand how important the follow through is on the shooting hand.

    • http://www.kaley-cuoco.info Jack / Kaley-Cuoco.info

      Oh and Kobe has both the pinkie finger and the 2nd finger injured.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thepandasayshello Josh Herrington

    So what does this mean? When we beat this team, can Doc still say “this starting 5 has not lost a series”? Well dammit! Perk, get healthy…NOW!!

  • http://lakersnation cgris

    ahhh poor kendra perkins!!!Look at bynum he is still playing!!! survival of the fitest!!!GO LAKERS!!!OH WE PUT HIS ASS a cofin!!

  • Showtime4eva

    But when they hurt they really are hurt remember when lebron claimed he was hurt and no doctor in the world could find anything wrong with his “elbow” what a fuckin coward! Don’t you think lebron is the biggest pussy ever?

  • Wilt

    this will just make it easier for us to get adam morrison his 2nd ring and lebonbon will still have 0 i love it.

  • TheLakerGenera11

    Good Morning, Good afternoon, and Good evening nation wherever you are whomever you are whatever time your reading this. I write this to prepare myself and my fellow nation that one game stands between OUR teams immortality. Sadly Mediocrity could also occur if we fail. To the celtics…the Celtics. let me repeat this to the Celtics. In my heart nation I reflect on the lakers wins and losses in the past and I’ve come to this conclusion. The stars are aligned for us to witness something remarkable albeit good or bad. I am not going to preach how we will win blah blah blah, The team with the most mental toughness tomorrow will win, the team that refuses to fold will win tomorrow. The team that imposes its will on the game will win, but i digress, As i stated the stars are aligned. Why you ask? well… If the Lakers beat the Pistons in ’04 the team would have tried to continue to keep that dysfunctional team together or maybe Kobe would have left and signed with Chicago..you can keep a bird caged but for so long… That team needed to fail in the worst way to lead us to this day, convinced? ok how about. If Mike Krzyzewski had signed that deal with LA we might not have been here today? No? If the lakers had beat the #1 seeded suns in 2006 they would have played the clippers all things considered they would have beat the Clippers, played the Mavericks who had no defense possibly beat them and played and won or lost to a mighty heat team that was constructed for that one title… everyone on that team would have gotten large contracts e.g. Sasha Vujajic, Smush parker would have been our starting point guard D Fish would have never returned…Pau Gasol would be an after thought and we wouldn’t have been in this situation that were in now. What if the lakers smoked the celtics in ’08 they might have not repeated they might have coasted thinking winning championships are easy Artest would not be on this team Pau would never be here or even if Pau did come here they would have stayed mentally a Offense first team, This is an offensive team that believes in Defense, It starts with Phil all the way down to AMMO (heh) What Boston did was teach a young team w/ a well seasoned superstar right on the cusp of winning how to win. how to become meaner tougher and more gritty then any other team in the NBA. More importantly they “christened”(no offense) us young fans and Laker players into understanding what so many older Laker fans & players have experienced the bitter “Hatred” for the Celtics. their fans, their speech, their town, their colors, their players. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am disturbingly emotionally attached to the Lakers, no I don’t cry, nor “blackout” like a spoiled child when LA loses but It does bother me to no end. especially when I feel it’s not fair… Life isn’t fair I know. But like most of you. when you see people not giving Kobe his props or saying bogus stuff that the NBA caters to the Lakers you lose it. you try to bring logic into a conversation and people look at you stupid. whatever..Nation I was born into the Hatred that I have for the Celtics I watched the classic games of the 60′s and 80′s to breed myself into the disdain for the Celtics but I can now say I do not need that to show my malcontent for the Celtics. I no longer need flashes of Magic and Bird Michale or Rambis to remind me of the “good ‘ol days” I have right here right now many goons that I would love to see fail, from KG to Perk, Rondo, Baby, Allen to Pierce, I’m an avid fan of Basket Ball and I know I was “in” when the moment I say Ray Allen in a celtic jersey I hated him, seeing KG becoming a Celtic I hated him i’m a new yorker and i was never a big fan of Nate robinson but i wasn’t against him but the moment he donned a Celtic jersey I wanted to see his ankles broken and fingers snapped. I knew with feelings like this that I did not need a reminder to spark my disgust with the Celtics I had my fuel, you see nation I despise them, I loathe them I want nothing but suffering and pain for that franchise and it’s team. the more people come out of left field and cheer against the lakers with no reason just hate, the more a silent victory makes me proud. it stuns them leaving them baffled and me getting a good nights rest. I don’t know how many people are going to take the actual time to read this, I don’t know where i could really place this in a place to get everyone’s attention but NATION we are a band of brothers united under Purple and Gold. cheering on anyone who dons OUR uniform and booing the rest who doesn’t. Do I promote violence, no I promote peace but I watched a YouTube video of Laker fans beating up a Celtic fan, I’m sure that Celtic fan must have popped off at the mouth to rile up the Laker fans and did I feel sorry for him? no why because It made me proud to be a Laker fan, it made me proud to know real laker fans wont allow people to come into their house and talk smack, it made me remember that in Boston back then and now Celtic fans would do the same thing and no one would think anything of it. In Closing I just want to say this Nation most if not all of us will not be attending that game, if we were there we would raise hell and make our voices heard, but I am a big believer in energy and spirit and if for one day for TWO hours if you can put your energy into each and every player that is in a Laker uniform not only will we be crowned champions tomorrow or today pending when your reading this but we will also see something special. That as we age we can past on to our future Laker fans. yes most of us knew grew and heard of Magic…hell he’s single handily why I am a Laker today, but time changes and we now have Kobe Bryant, lets give him our energy so that he can in return reward US with another championship. When you watch the game tomorrow know that there should be no mercy or applause for Boston, in victory nor defeat, shake there BUS if you can, Throw rocks at there BUS if you can laugh at them call them names make them remember the horror of playing in LA let them know from your TV or Bar, Arena or Radio, that Yes Hollywood pays for the seats but us small timers gave LA the Win. F*** Boston F*** the League, F*** the world. LAKERS WORLD ORDER STAND UP WE BLEED FOR 16!!!! EMBRACE HISTORY.

    And that’s my rant…

  • trash

    how about we go on the celtics fan page and talk shit about them?

  • sh0wt1me

    anyone know what the celtics blog or fan website is? i wanna talk trash about boston on their site! ha ha