NBA Legends know best.

Boston.com: Scottie Pippen, who retired with six rings, wasn’t ready to crown LeBron James and the Miami Heat NBA champions before seeing them take the court. Karl Malone, who was never able to win it all, couldn’t bring himself to do it either.

The Heat assembled a core of superstars in James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, and already analysts are predicting the levels of success they could achieve. ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy said the Heat will surpass the 72 wins that Pippen and Michael Jordan led theChicago Bulls to in the 1995-96 season. Pippen asked if Van Gundy was a betting man.

“I think those guys’ biggest goal is to try and win a championship and not trying to win 72 games,’’ Pippen said yesterday before he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. “But if Jeff Van Gundy wants to make a bet, I will bet him that they won’t break it. You can put a lot of great players together, but it’s about building chemistry.’’

Pippen said the Heat’s quest starts by unseating the Celtics as Eastern Conference champions.

“I think, me personally, Boston is still probably the best team in the East. Miami hasn’t proven themselves,’’ Pippen said.

Malone played 18 seasons with the Utah Jazz, but ended his career chasing a title with the Lakers in the 2003-04 season. A fan of James’s, Malone said he could relate to his decision.

“When you have ties to cities or communities, it is bittersweet for people,’’ Malone said. “Sometimes, they take it personal.’’

At the same time, knowing the Lakers were paper champions the year he was there (Los Angeles lost to the Pistons in the Finals), Malone said nothing’s a given with the Heat.

“With LeBron down there, they’ve got a hell of a shot, but last time I checked the champions are still the champions until somebody beats them,’’ Malone said. “So I’ll go out on a limb and tell you this, until somebody beats the Lakers, they’re still the champions.’’

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  • 6’9

    About Time the Legends spoke up about real shit!
    That ESPN shit is So damn annoying!
    Real Recognize Real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I’m just waiting for that Gay ass Racist Laffs atu to come that Bullshit!He gonna get Tha shit beat outta him

  • PD

    Where is Pippen saying that he picks Lakers to win championship?

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    So all the other H A L L O F F A M E R S picked MIAMI?

    • 6’9

      I wish you would just take your gay and racist ass to hell! you be on here because you damn fan

    • Showtime4eva

      Who in they right fuccin mind would pick Miami. Stupid gay fool.

  • 242LakerFan

    You know, as it is, this is an interesting article, but to slap this headline on it is totally misleading. Neither Pip nor Malone actually picks anybody to win it next year. Pip said the Heat won’t win 73 games and they should concentrate on beating Boston before even thinking about the Chip. Malone said the Lakers are still Champs until someone beats them. That is not picking them to win it. In fact, that is a very diplomatic statement that really says nothing.
    Disappointing Marwan. But it does show some promise. You could easily work for the New York Times with stuff like this.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      Everyone is a critic. Haha.

      • HATER

        Damn Marwan you always have peeps talking sh!t to you.

    • Lakerway24

      Malone did Pick the lakers though… He said he wouldn’t go against Kobe and Derek and he picked them to 3-peat…. I was suprised ’cause I thought he and kobne hated each other…. It’s on yahoosports.com if you want to read the article

    • Marwan Deletes My Comments

      242LakerFan, be careful, Marwan may start deleting your comments…

      • 242LakerFan

        It’s called constructive criticism. Marwan is alright with me, and we’ve backed each other up before on different topics, but I had a problem with this one. I offered my opinion respectfully and without getting personal or insulting and the result was that he changed the headline.
        The problem around here is that too many people feel that criticism has to include insults and personal attacks and even mild criticisms get taken personally. People are just too sensitive sometimes.

  • razz

    Where does Pippen criticize the Miami Heat??

  • Javier

    Pippen and Malone are now on LeBrick’s mental notes.

    • Showtime4eva

      Lebra is not smart enough to take mental notes what he needs to do is simplify that by realizing every person on earth knows what an overhyped punk he is and that he’s only an average baller. Taking those “mental notes” are not going to do anything for his game. He’s still just a third or fourth option, a role player.

  • Robert.

    Everyone in America is on LeBron’s list (except Miami residents). “I” want to be on LeBron’s list. I’m calling you out, LeBron. I wrote in a post a few days back, how LeBron let everyone down. So …. he’s on MY list. Previously, I blamed the media (esp. ESPN) for creating his hype at the expense of Kobe. And now, I blame HIM. He’s doing it all wrong, and technically, has BLOWN it.
    .
    I don’t care if they win a championship in the future, or not. He blew it. Read my post for further elucidation (or, I’ll be glad to re-post).
    .
    In the meantime, the DREAM TEAM thinks that LeBron not only blew it, but they don’t necessarily believe that the heat can win it all next year.
    .
    Granted, it will be a fun season, but that’s it. In fact, there’s a silver lining to all this fuss over the heat. They will NOW be the target of teams, rather than the Lakers! So, recall that the Lakers had to play their “A” game 82 times this year. I think they won’t have to worry about that as much, because the heat will give all those teams problems and challenges.
    .
    In the meantime, the Lakers have become ‘more’ deadly. Recall in 2003/4, they added Malone & Payton, definitely at the end of their careers. This time, they added Blake & Barnes, who are sort of in the middle of their careers, and are ‘very fine tuned’ role players, who will close any gaps that were open during the last year.
    .
    Let the hunt begin! Thanks, Dream Team, for letting the world know what we already know!

  • Lakers=beast

    how is the title misleading? Pippen talks about Miami, and Malone says Lakers are champs

    • 242LakerFan

      It was changed. Don’t worry about it.

  • atm23

    Oh my God! Scottie looks like a old bag!

  • Lakers 24 7

    “So I’ll go out on a limb and tell you this, until somebody beats the Lakers, they’re still the champions.’’ – Malone

    NO SHIT, MALONE! Why you gotta go out on a limb? Last I heard the Lakers ARE the champions!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    since MALONE goes for little latinas, looks like Vanessa will be safe finally……………am i wrong?

    • 6’9

      you fucking racist plain and simple how about you get outta whatever confederate state you come from faggot ass bitch Vanessa is a beautiful woman and if you was straight you could never pull a bad chick like her

    • Showtime4eva

      Damn just out right racist remarks. Just needing beating and a half . Fuckin little queer. You have no clue what your saying all the time. You are NEVER right about what you say or predict. What’s the point in your posts? Just a little bitch way less than a man. Just like Perez Hilton. Go watch life time or the oxygen channel. But your constant prejudice remarks stem from? ?

    • HATER

      laffs atu can hide behind the internet all he wants but it still doesnt take away the fact that hes a queer

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    6`9 must be your I.Q?

    • 242LakerFan

      You’re trying to imply that he’s stupid by measuring his IQ in feet and inches? Oh, the irony! LMAO…atu!

      • Showtime4eva

        Lmao! Hey 242 I don’t think he has the brain capacity to fathom what you just said.

      • bdmf

        i like you man u are real fan
        but u need to change ur pic bro

        • 242LakerFan

          Okay, what should I go with, something dazzlingly unique, like yours?
          It’s my face. It’s the one God gave me. People see it and go, “hey look, it’s Graham.” Which is better than “hey look, it’s a random white blob.”
          Although I do get that one sometimes.

          • funnyman

            how did u get to put a picture up my brother

          • 242LakerFan

            This is a WordPress blog. They recognize universal avatars by gravatar.com. just go there and you can add an avatar that shows up on hundreds of different sites without having to create a new one each time. Saves boatlods of time.

      • PRLaker

        lmao, what a fucking idiot, mesuring IQ in feet and inches lmao!!!

    • 6’9

      not at all that’s my height DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WIT ME?IF SO COME GET AT ME IF YOU REALLY WANNA BE HARD

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    love it when the mental midgets have a drooling laugh,5`3 you remind me of CLETUS on the simpsons,any relationship?

    • 6’9

      If I ever caught you I would beat the bitch outta you.
      and you the one 5’3 you fucking gay ass racist,stop being hardrock when you soft as babyshit

  • Robert.

    Lakers are champs. Heat are chumps. Boston … clumps.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    hey 5`2.5..i wiped my ass on your laker flag……….eat that,

  • 12gage

    and i cam in your mouth and u drink that shit

  • Robert.

    Hey TLN Blog administrators:
    .
    “hey 5`2.5..i wiped my ass on your …. ” AND “and i cam in your … ”
    .
    Am I on the wrong blog? Is this the “insult each other by using ‘easy to type’ foul language blog? I can do that too, but I’d rather blog about the Lakers and basketball.
    .
    Can you recommend a good Lakers’ blog site?

    • laughoutloud

      Stop crying man. iM A LAKERS fan too, but you got to man up. take the skirt off a little bit. Everyones entitled to their own opinions and you have to defend yours. So, laffs atu and 12gage can speak whatever they like, man up, and get off the admins nuts man. Stop snitchin too

      • Showtime4eva

        Fuck you asshole! This little fuck has racist comments half the time.

        • laughoutloud

          yo, get off roberts nutts man, u wuss. hes a crybaby, no need to protect your boyfriend

    • Robert.

      You’re obviously one of them.
      .
      They are not offering ‘opinions’, they are simply trying to rile things up.
      .
      and NO, they can’t speak whatever they like. It’s un-American.
      .
      L’etat c’est moi, YOU IDIOTS. Off with your heads.

      • laughoutloud

        you think ur better than everyone on this site, so go fuck urself u little school girl

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    snitchen to the cops, no wonder your a BRYANT FAN..

    • laughoutloud

      read my comment above. you are entitled to your opinions my brother

    • Robert.

      read MY comment above. Those don’t count as opinions. Just regurgitated cud. Get the frickin heck off the site, if you can’t REALLY offer an opinion.
      .
      YOU should man up. Say something intelligent. Don’t just barf.

      • http://W THEMVP

        The funny thing is the kid standing up for him, instead of his own fanbase. Yeah.. Let’s stand down and let the moron have all the fun? He’s as retarded as that guy is. Combined IQ of 45

      • Robert.

        OK, THEMVP, point taken. Letting the kids play.
        .
        Alright, I officially call off the blog patrol. “Embargo lifted”. Kids, return to your seats and stick your heads under your desks.

        • laughoutloud

          robert,ur such a pussy man. u think ur so smart and shit

        • Robert.

          Hell, I am smart and stuff! I have a Ph.D. in Engineering from UCLA. Published several papers, etc.
          .
          What you got, bro?

          • laughoutloud

            oh shit, props for that bro. i dont make fun of anyones education. you worked hard for it, good job bro!

            Even though we had our differences, we need to get back on track with talking bout the lakers, this after all a lakers blog. lol.

            Is Kobe going to get any surgery done on his finger? I hope he does. I heard its arthritis?

        • THEMVP

          no i meant laughoutloud idiot and sucking laffs dick. he’s the pussy not u

          • laughoutloud

            1. This has nothing to do with you.
            2. ur a faggot

            lol

          • Showtime4eva

            Hey MVP you can say what ever you like BRO! We got your back

          • THEMVP

            laughoutloud judging by your handle you are laffs atu bitch yes? Who is the one with the pink bezel in the ring? laffs or u. and 2. you aren’t shit I’d coonsmack you fake ass nigga.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    laughing out loud…CLASS ACT.!..THANK-YOU.

    • Showtime4eva

      What ever happened to that elbow?

    • Robert.

      you and your boyfriend need to read the “Chronicles of Ernest Borgnine”. Then, get back with us.

      • laughoutloud

        robert, get off showtimes nuts man, u fucking faggot. stand up and be a MAN. Take whats yours, and fight for whats urs. u act like a little school girl. become a MAN, you wuss. u and showtime can go cry like he babies you r.

      • Robert.

        now ur making me laugh!!! The “laff” brothers. Just keep on laughing and spitting up garbage.
        .
        Leave the ‘real’ Laker basketball blogging to those of us with knowledge. Your jokes are funny and keeping things amusing, however.

        • Showtime4eva

          This freak is his own brother. He don’t have a friend is the world he just types in a new name an pretends he has back up lmao!he’s his only friend.

          • laughoutloud

            oh k there u fucking faggot, its like u and THEMVP, u both are fucking queers, u guys need to get off eachothers nuts. robert is alright, u guys r the fucking fags. Robert atleast talks some intelligent stuff to say. You Showtime r the dumbest person on this site and ur boyfriend themvp is a fag too …… lol

          • Showtime4eva

            Ok there you are ?? I’m running you bitchy lil fags with fag matching his/her names this little fuck lives to diss lakers and you claim to be a lakers fan? Now that’s stereo type fag shit. All over those nuts bitch

    • laughoutloud

      no problem, read my comments below, and above

      • Showtime4eva

        Read my comment below.

    • laughoutloud

      no prob, read my comments below and above

      • Showtime4eva

        How the fuck do you see it that I’m crying? Soft ass little punk. I’m here blogging about the world champs and the greatest player to ever play. That’s what this site is all about! Seems to me your the one crying. You two bitches stick around. We gonna just keep winning them rings. We’ll see who’s crying.

        • laughoutloud

          Dude, im a lakers fan and a kobe fan. ur just too stupid to realize it. U are a fucking fag, a little school girl. take the skirt off a little bit, u girl. u and Themvp can go fag out together , seeing that u both are queers

          • Showtime4eva

            Lakers fan?? I haven’t seen you here before ever. The only one on anybodys nuts it’s you on that self proclaimed gay bastard laffs atu so I’d say it’s clear to see your the fag not to mention your dumb ass is as of yet to kick any knowledge on a lakers subject you piece a shit

  • http://W jomlo

    Phenor, and Fiasco fucking faggots GET A LIFE.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    english! douche bag?hey bro,got you some tickets to the baja 500, go stand real close to the track…….YES!

    • Showtime4eva

      Hey hitler! How is that choke up elbow doing?

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    TOO SOON?

    • Showtime4eva

      How’s that elbow?doing?

      • laughoutloud

        Fuck you u little homo, u call ur self a lakers fan, ur a wannabe, a bandwagen jumper, u pussy, you will probably jump on the heat bandwagen soon. You aint know die hard lakers fan, u pussy piece of shit

      • laughoutloud

        ur such a little wuss man, ill kick the shit out of you. u little bitch, u homo queer bag. u think ur better than everyone else. stand up and be a man. u little girl, HOMO

        • laughoutloud

          read my comments above showtime, there for u, go cry some more u homo

          • Showtime4eva

            Always ALWAYS been only a lakers fan you type like your Hard. Get at me! Then In reality I’ll be slappin the baby shit outta you no prob. You just keep your newbie ass in line or change your name bitch cause you got bandwagon all over your chin stay close to your lil girlfriend.

        • Showtime4eva

          I’m standing bitch! Bout ready to stomp on your lil newbie ass what’s my name?? Bitch!!

          • laughoutloud

            You wrote that i type like im Hard. Yea I am hard, ask ur girlfirend and mom, i fucked them both, they will tell u how hard i am. i fucked ur mom and girlfriend, they were so good. hhahaa u pussy, im ur daddy! lol

          • Showtime4eva

            Like I said you only type like your hard. In reality you step to me like that and you won’t be breathing an able to type your weak bullshit punk.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    LADIES,LADIES….The real fags are the dorks that post in one word columns…thats the gayest gay move evea!!

    • laughoutloud

      the fag is showtime, enough said. i fucked his mom and girlfriend …………lol

      • Showtime4eva

        Pussy is not what YOU want… It’s only what you are . Soft ass little fag. I’d slap you till you piss your self. Anytime. Enough said..

        • laughoutloud

          ur a little 5 foot nothing, u little shrimp pussy, id kick ur ass so hard man. ur moms pussy tastes soooooooo good! ………………..lol

          • Showtime4eva

            I’m 6’2 195 tired of your bitch talk. I live in the l.a area. You wanna end this. You wanna end this, you get at me! I’ll make a real mess outta your pasty skin real fast. Let’s go! I’m done with the talk. When ever …

  • laughoutloud

    im 6’4 , 230. lets go pussy. u fucking piece of shit. u tool. set the day and time, . lets go, lets do this. im gonna enjoy kicking ur ass. u pussy

    • Showtime4eva

      Sounds good hour and a half at century an la cianiga. Now we’ll if you doors than type hard.

      • Showtime4eva

        I’m close to the area right now in the city of industry let’s meet up right now. I’m on the iPhone I’ll be waiting.

        • laughoutloud

          ill be there, ill have a lakers hat on, dodgers jersey, better be there, u pussy

          • laughoutloud

            ill be waiting for u… pussy

  • Showtime4eva

    Lmao no one dresses like that around here lol . But I’m there with or without you I’ll be waiting in candy apple 70′ chevelle low low .

    • Showtime4eva

      Can you Beleave the bull shit and delusion this mark is tapped into? I’m hangin jus like I said where you at kid. Probly in colarado or some shit. Bring your fat ass over for fun beating you deserve. Gotta be a twelve year old. I’m be chillin got a feeling you’ll be losing your credibility bout quick. Past his bed time lol hit me up! I’m on the iPhone. Talkin shit, 6’4 230 lmao! Beat my ass! Lmfao ! Lakers hat dodger jersey! Ha ha ha ha ! Mang!! My lil cousin gonna meet me here. She woulda slapped piss outta you. Where dey at? Where dey at? Lmao! I’m be here if you do show candy chevy lows on chrome till 10:00. Called out . To pussy an to far away to show. We waitin fa ya duke!

      • Showtime4eva

        Hmmm it’s a cool 74 at lax an 10:35 feelin this just a small child we all dealing with on this site. Lol was hopin to meet the infamous laffa atu. But it’s fast pass his bed time in far away Kansas I guess lol . Called out no show all talk just like his hero lebra. All talk.

        • laughoutloud

          wow, u pussy, never showed up, probably makin the story up. u prob dont even live in la. im still waiting, on my blackberry and shit. ur a liar man, u made the whole story up. Dodgers jersey and lakers hat, whats wrong with that nigaa lol

          • laughoutloud

            or i cant find u, where u at man? what u wearin?

          • Showtime4eva

            Whoa kid don’t hitting my race we ain’t cool. You know I was there till half hour ago an you no show. Tell me what you seen there. Cause I didn’t see any whack punk near my vehicle. I live in the city of angels district. Stop dreaming. You a joke grow up.

  • Robert.

    Hey, let’s settle this with some hoops! I’m in LA too. We can meet up at John Wooden Center at UCLA, and play some 21, or HORSE. There’s a court there open to the public (it’s actually the court that Kareem played on during the 60s UCLA championships).
    .
    We can then declare a winner of this blog post, once and for all. We can donate proceeds to the ‘save Luke Walton’s back’ foundation.

    • laughoutloud

      lol, im down

    • Showtime4eva

      Lol I’d be down.. But not fo that cause ha ha. Mang I had feelin. This was the case with this kid. He’s not in southern California, I don’t even think he’s an adult. I had pick up my little cousin over off the 405. But was pretty sure he wasn’t go show. He talked way too much shit .but that needs to be put to rest. Little kid trippn cause his idol can’t ball. But someday I wouldn’t thrown down on a game.I just wanted to see if he could even describe la cienega and century.

      • laughoutloud

        cant believe u kid, u were a no show, i be waiting for and shit, shit cant believe this shit. what u thinking dog, ur a fag, a pussy, u backed out, u pussy, u dont even live in la. ill be over at ur house tonight though, fucking ur mom, and ill fuck ur cousin too, eat all that pussy…………. lol

        • Showtime4eva

          I was there and I’m no kid I’m grown your a kid with mental probs. Tell what the location looked like. I was there as promised just as promised. Your crazy out your mind. An don’t pull the black talk on me dawg, we ain’t cool.your not in so cal KID you a lying child fulla his daddy shit I WAS THERE ! You can’t show.

          • Showtime4eva

            Laffa atu is shit talkin lying little mark on this site. I declare peace out.

        • PRLaker

          oh that’s it, youre both pussy who have never been in a fight before, i call both of your bluffs you pussies

    • THEMVP

      robert do it.. and I also bet “coughoutloud” is down to play although I don’t expect this bitch ass nigga to suit up, or get up since he likes to sit in wood.

      I bet you this little nugget will add rhinestones to his jersey and he will have “laffs atu’s bitch” crayonned at the back of the jersey.. stupid lil softer than babyshit nigga. Only fag I see up on here defending people and calling names, judging by this punks attitude he was a jailbitch too. His fantasy is to get raped by multiple celtic and heat fans in a bathroom stall. Wanna wager on it?

      • laughoutloud

        To THEMVP : Do i know this guy? Who is this guy? I dont know this kid!

        (Kobes talk to Raja Bell) ……………….. lol

        Ur a fucking pussy!

        • THEMVP

          who the fuck are you I’ve yet to see you give us one good comment all I’ve seen is a egotistical keyboard slut paying lipservice to his idol Laffs atu ..INTERCEPTION! I touchdown on your candy ass all day. Since incest runs in your family why don’t you get fondled by your cousin or something, keep bringing us lame weak shit, you aren’t tough little kid, pokemon faggits always talk like you. I laugh at you, pee-wee 3rd rate piece of crap. We could’ve saved 10 african kids if you weren’t alive. Go get aids and impregnate your motha.

          • laughoutloud

            i fucked your mom yesterday, her pussy taste soooooooo good. Im your new DADDY BITCH!,………… hhahaha lol