Lakers Examiner: Just before the playoffs started, dedicated Boston sports junkie and ESPN writer Bill Simmons wrote an article about some of the things he knew were going to happen in this year’s NBA Playoffs.

One of those things was this: “I know the Celtics are going to lose in Round 1.”

Among other reasons, Simmons noted the Celtics’ “glazed, “As soon as we get eliminated, we get to start summer vacation, right?” look on their face.”

Well it appears as if the Celtics aren’t eager to start that summer vacation any time soon, as they just eliminated the devastated Cleveland Cavaliers from the playoffs to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Despite the fact that the Phoenix Suns will probably put up a good fight against the Lakers, you have to think that the Lakers will eventually make it to the Finals for the third straight year. The Lakers have already played both the Orlando Magic and the Celtics in the NBA Finals, so the question becomes…

Continue reading ‘Question for Lakers fans: Celtics or Magic?’

  • http://lakersnation cgris

    celtics

    • MASMIK

      The Suns knocked us out 2 years in a row a couple years ago and im so excited we get a chance to get them back in the western finals. If we can get Boston back for what they did to us 2 years ago I’d be so happy.

  • LOMVP

    Lets beat the suns 1st

  • Coco

    Let’s beat the Suns first!

  • drive-for-16th

    HAVE TO BEAT THE SUNS FIRST.

  • Brian Shaw owns all

    We first have to beat the suns.

  • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

    I understand beating the suns 1st- but only way we lose to the SUNS is if somehow we traded Kobe for LBJ and then watch him QUIT like he did in game 5 and 6…lol

    Revenge- Celtics
    Kobe=GOAT

  • LakersFirst

    F*ck Boston. I would never stoop so low as to want them to win a game.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    The SUNS will be ECLIPSED and then we’re gonna snatch the pot of gold from the LEPRECHAUNS!

    GO KOBE!!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Orlando all the way!!!

    F*ck stupid morons here.
    What a dumb ass h*les here.
    Whoever comes out of East will kick your a**!!!
    What a loser, fakers!!!!
    and you dumb stupid morons…
    So pathetic….

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      Until you guys win anything… YOU’RE the pathetic losers! After all, you really are the LOSERS of last years FINALS!

    • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

      in that case I HOPE WE GET YOU!!! WE GONNA FUCK YOUR SHIT! UPP!!! BE JUST A FUCKIN REPLAY OF LAST YEAR BITCHES!!

      • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

        IN ORLADO ALL IS GAY

    • LAL_24

      your in Orlando your opinion dont count you have to have atleast one title in order to have an opinion

    • 242LakerFan

      Hey, it’s entitles to its opinion, right? It’s also entitled to keep it to itself until we ask for it! The question was “for Laker fans”. I guess they don’t have very good schools in Orlando either.

  • Touch ME

    I would dare nostradamus to say the Lakers should play Boston after what happened two years ago. But anyways pick Orlando since they are easier for the Lakers. I believe the Lakers will beat the Suns but it won’t be easy.

    • LakerLand Nostradamus

      It doesn’t matter who we will play fool.
      The crystal ball already predicts Lakers glory.
      Go hate in hell idiot!
      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Myself

    Let’s show the Suns some respect, so let the Lakers concentrate on this series first. We all saw what happened to the Cavs.

    • Marwan Marzina

      I absolutely agree. If we think ahead, we lose sight of what’s happening right now and focus on tomorrow. If we don’t focus on now, there will be no tomorrow.

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

    The kid with the poster is clever. He had ‘I Hate Boston’ with the ‘o’ & ‘s’ in blue which also means ‘Orlando Sucks’ =)

  • Butcher Boston

    1st thing’s 1st. Take out those Phoenix thugs, THEN i would want boston. I want REVENGE on them so bad. Thank goodness those fools beat cleveland, not that i was scared of cleveland or anything, but because now it’s a higher chance of getting REVENGE.

    BUTCHER BOSTON! BUTCHER BOSTON!

  • Marwan Deletes My Comments

    Laker fans better hope it’s Boston. Home-court, period.
    .
    You’re not going into Orlando and win two on the road in the NBA Finals. That’s just not going to happen, be realistic + look at the history of the NBA Finals.
    .
    Check this out:
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    Game 1: Orlando
    Game 2: LA —->a split on the road is a good thing
    Game 3, 4, 5: the home team almost NEVER wins out, so LA takes 2 of 3. That makes it 3-2 LA going back to Orlando for Game 6 & 7.
    .
    This means LA would have to win one of the first two games AND one of the last two ON THE ROAD in the NBA FINALS! Not happenning.
    .
    Better hope it’s Boston but I think Orlando will take them out in 6. Orlando in 6 over LA.

    • 808ty

      what happened last year? i remember the lakers winning 2 on Orlando’s court in the Finals last year. I think this Home court advantage is a plus, but its not like they forget to play basketball on the road. HCA is overrated especially with the 2-3-2 format.

      • Marwan Deletes My Comments

        What happened last year was that the LA Lakers had home court in the NBA Finals.
        .
        “HCA is overrated especially with the 2-3-2 format” is one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve read all year.
        .
        The 2-3-2 format makes it even harder than the 2-2-1-1-1 format, that’s the reason why the home court team almost always wins in the NBA Finals.
        .
        As I’ve clearly explained above, the road team has to win two games on the road. In the 2-2-1-1-1 format, if you steal one, you’re good as long as you protect home court.
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        As far as “its not like they forget to play basketball on the road”, anyone who watches basketball understands that the role players diminish on the road. That’s part of the reason why teams have a difficult time winning on the road. Role players play better at home. They don’t forget to play basketball, they just don’t perform as well.

        • 242LakerFan

          Your little theory assumes that if the Lakers manage a split in Orlando, they then go home and lose 2/3. No home team has won all three middle games, true, but you gotta at least take two at home. That would again make it Lakers 3-2 after 5, except this time, going back to Orlando, where the pressure is ALL OVER the Magic.
          Looks pretty good to me.

  • Laker4 Life

    Lakers will spank the Suns and then go out for revenge against the Celdicks. But, I don’t care who they play in the FInals cuz Lakers are gone repeat. Kobe will get his 5th ring and the finals MVP!

  • lakerbunny

    they are both interesting matchups! 1 ITS THE HATED CELTICS & THE REVENGE FACTOR 2 MATT BARNES AND “WHERE NOT FLINCHING HAPPENS!” WE GET HOME COURT WITH THE CELTICS, BUT WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP ON ORLANDOS FLOOR WITH THEIR STREAMERS FALLING DOWN ARONUD OUR PLAYERS! http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

    • islandgirl

      Loved your 2nd point!!! – Ever since that “Ball Fake to Kobe’s face” incident, I CAN’T STAND Matt Barnes!!!

      He should’ve been ejected for that move alone, considering the damn ref was right there when it happened!!!!

      Anyway, I want the Laker’s to play Boston in the Finals as we have “unfinished business” with them.

  • 242LakerFan

    It’d be nice to stick Matt Barnes’ face in it, yes. But that pales by comparison to the idea of beating the Celtics for another Chip. As Mike Wise says, “There’s no comparison.”
    We know what it’s like to beat the Magic. Been there; done that; got the t-shirt. Actually, I’m wearing it right now.
    But to beat Boston; the hated, despised Celtics, the last team to beat us; the team that left us to dejectedly hump off their floor midst a storm of green and white confetti. There could be no better ending to this, or any other season, could there? I mean, when you think back from twenty years in the future, are your kids going to be more impressed with, “Yeah, I watched them beat the Magic a second straight year…” or, “Man, that was the year we got revenge on those stinkin’ Celtdicks and got our 16th title on their floor!!! It was sooo sweeeeet!!”
    I rest my case.

  • Tom

    Focus on Phoenix. You cant fall asleep on any team. Amare just said Lamar had a “lucky” game 1. Lamar played like a champion. Amare doesn’t know how to do that. If we play they way I know we can we will be in the Finals. In order to repeat, we have 2 beat the two teams that ended our season in 06,07, and 08. Personally if continue 2 play our A game and beat phoenix , I WANT boston. Last time we played them it was radmonovic on pierce, this time it will be RON ARTEST. damn i wrote alot lol
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!