TLN’s Finals Report: Lakers vs. Celtics [Game 6]

I’m kinda bummed right now and don’t want to write much.

Look at the box score if you want to know what happened. It is pretty self-explanatory. Lakers played without heart and without smarts and lost… big. The better team won the game.

Now, the bests of the night…

Top 3 Laker Performers -

1) Ronny was one of the few Lakers that didn’t turn the ball over or do anything stupid. He also got a rebound for us.

2 )I I dont really have a number 2 or 3 tonight…maybe Ariza? Or maybe Newble.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Hahaha! This is too hard… Kobe? Pau? Vlad? Luke? Phil? You pick.

Play of the Game: Fisher’s free-throws to give the Lakers a 2-0 lead in the first quarter.

What to Look for Next Game: Look for Bynum to dominate! Lakers will be looking as good as ever with Bynum, Gasol, Lamar, Kobe, and Fisher. And, if we are even luckier, Luke will be elsewhere. Game is a long ways away at 7:30 PM.

Now that the season is over, don’t forget to support the other L.A. teams! Angels, Dodgers (cough), Trojans, Bruins all have good looking teams! Tickets can be bought at Averytickets.com. Be sure to enter your special TLN discount which is TLN08.

Go Lakers!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Give it up to our team – one hell of a season… wow.

  • http://www.myspace.com/orionis deus_ex

    Lakers Forever!!!!!

  • JV

    The ways the season looked, we should all be happy it turned out like this. When we first started the season we weren’t even sure if Kob would be with us, then we lucked out and got one of the best trades in history, then to the finals.

    Look forward to next year, it should be a great one!!!!

    LAKERS ’09

  • Smush Walton

    You’ve just won a hard fought game 5.
    You have a 10am flight the next morning out of LAX to Boston where you have to win the next two games to bring the title back to LA.

    What do you do after the game to get ready for this huge challenge? Get some extra rest? Maybe watch some video of the last game to see how you could improve your game?

    Well it was reported yesterday on AM570 on the Joe McDonnell show that following the game after midnight Lamar was arriving at a nightclub in LA for an evening out on the town!

    Way to put the needs of the team before your own self gratification Lamar!

    Is there any wonder why now why this guy continually lays an egg out on the floor?

    As was stated on the radio, the fans of LA want this championship more than Lamar does. This guy does not have the dedication, heart, or determination necessary to be a big time player in this league. Going through the motions is simply not going to get it done.

    This is yet a further example of why we need to pull the plug on the Lamar experiment and cut our losses. It should be beyond clear now that this guy just doesn’t get it! We need someone heart, someone with the character, intelligence, basketball IQ, consistency, mental toughness, dedication, and determination worthy of a champion. Clearly this is not what we have with this half-brain.

  • daskeenyrrrj

    true lakers fans out their would thanks for a great season. even if we came up short, we still enjoyed a very successful season. kobe not getting traded and going to the NBA FINALS. who would have thought that?

    always a fan… DO or DIE (ive been saying this ever since i saw fisher cried on national tv against the spurs in 2003)

  • Smush Walton

    OK Mitch – WAKE UP CALL!

    I don’t want to hear this sh!t thay you are “happy with your roster”.

    Time to get off your a$$, unload our garbage, and add some talent.

  • Freshh

    Disappointing Loss./Series

    AMAZING Season Though.

    Coming from a team with 2 straight 1st Rd. exits

    To 2 Wins away from NBA Champs.

    Look forward to next year.

    Make Changes. Not Too Much. [ARTEST, Bynum, Get rid of non-needed players]

    HERE’S TO 08 AND BEYOND!

  • Ko-Pau19

    As far as I remember, people were telling me that our LAKERS wouldn’t make it past the second round! NOW LOOK AT WHERE WE ENDED UP! We should be proud of our LAKERS. They had one of the most unbelievable seasons ever first starting with Kobe demanding a trade, Bynum emerging as one if the up and coming Centers of all time, then the Pau Gasol trade! We should not be discouraged by this loss but take away all the positives that we have had this entire season! Next time we’ll get em’.

    P.s. THIS FINALS SHOWED WHAT WE LACK AS A TEAM! WE NEED A DEFENSIVE-MINDED SF, who can also score the ball! *cough cough, RON ARTEST!
    COME TO LA LA LAND RON RON! HELP US BRING A SHIP NEXT YEAR!!!

  • http://lakers.com ………..

    187 CELTICS i dont givvvaa a F***…..

    TRADE====WALTON, RADMONOVICH, KARL, BHENGA, NEWBLE, MIHM

    NEEEED TO GET===ELTON BRAND, RON ARTEST, BARON DAVIS, AGENT ZERO GILBERT ARENES…

  • Don A

    2 wins away froma title? Actually 4 losses away. I’m not sure what to think. I’m completely bummed by getting embarassed. This is a bad feeling – like 2004. I just don’t get how we can collapse like this. It hurts.

  • kapadona

    realistically speaking how do we land artest or posey or someone of their talent…are they gonna be free agents…why would anyone deal them for our garbage? Im too lazy to look up their contracts, but does anyone know how we get them during the offseason?

  • Yeyeye

    This season started out really bad but in turned out pretty well. Getting to the Finals wasn’t something you would have expected early this season. All in all, it was indeed a great year although it could’ve ended much better (I feel our team could’ve played harder). There’s more work to do to get ready next season… no point crying now. Boston fought hard and congratulations on their championship. See you next season!

  • lakerschamps08

    YES GREAT SEASON BUT WE SHOULDA HAD A DIFFERENT END… SO YEA GREAT SEASON AND ALL THAT BUT STILL WE NOT CHAMPS..KOBE IS NOT HAPPY AND NOR CAN WE BE HAPPY UNTIL WE ARE THE CHAMPS.. AND WE SHOULD PROLLY SEE THEM AGAIN JUST SO THAT WE HAVE THAT SLOGAN PAYBACKS A BIT CH!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS….

  • kapadona

    i think we as the fans take these losses tougher than the players…i cant believe odom went clubin!! argh!! I revolve my whole life around the lakers. Odom is unworthy of my devotion. Im soo disappointed, i hate he he always looks so goofy during his free throws and chuckling and winking…he has absolutely no heart.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Good season man, very good season, Ima miss the Lake Show over the summer, time to make some changes, get some damn defenders, get both Posey and Artest for all I care, our defense sucks. We don’t need offense, we got enough scorers, we can get our offense anytime we want, we need DEFENSE!

    See yall next season

  • BringDFishBack

    I don’t give a fuck that the season is over and it sucks, that’s all the fuck you could write? That’s not even worth reading. You put less effort into that than the Lakers did into their game tonight.

  • http://myspace.com/thaonlyrhom RD

    tears of pain now, only bring MORE tears of JOY later. dont worry laker buddies. this is a learning expierence we need to take and bring with us for the seasons to come. BUT WHO THE FUCC WROTE THAT ARTICE “LAKER : 2008 NBA CHAMPIONS”? whoever it is we need to find him and KILL HIM!!…… verbally!!!!

  • YoLakers

    Hopefully this builds character for all the players on the team. Not sure what’s needed to get to the top, it’s too depressing right now. Looking forward to next season!

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    yeahh…
    everybody i think gave us a hell of a season and next year.. sould be fun with drew and hopefully artest..being realistic he can be a laker next year

    look out boston, we aint letting you repeat..

  • Smush Walton

    A finals record 18 steals by Boston tonight. I don’t see Bynum doing much abou that. Time to shovel out the barn and get some people with talent. What is Smush Waltoon doing on the floor. This guy is a piece of sh!t. And Vlad Rad – another rag. Lamar – a half brain – pull the plug on this 4 year experiment. Use the guy as trade bait. We’ve seen his act for three years and his “best” years are behind him.

  • Acgod15

    Disappointment, lakers played with no heart. it just hurts to see them go down like that, or to put themselves in that position. It really makes me wonder what Phil or Kobe or whoever said during timeouts, pregames, halftimes etc. like really, what could have they said to make them play so bad? the only players who didnt play bad for the lakers were the ones who didnt play.

    for next year, cant wait for bynum. hopefully Vujacic doesnt opt out of his contract. hopefully Luke gets dealt for anybody, and i mean ANYBODY! Rebounding, Hustle, Work ethic, Shot blocking, defense and heart need to be fixed for next year. if not, they have no chance. maybe they need to throw in the fishing line and see what they can do to get better? artest sounds good, but who knows.

    very good year, Laker fan all my life. lets prepare for next season. no bandwagon on me. time to get after it!

    ps. my friend is getting a lot of sh*t cuz he bragged about them winning. good thing i didnt =p

  • ab17

    great season
    so sad….=[

  • http://myspace.com/plummerrocks Machinehead18

    Well, this is sad but we had an absolutely amazing and unexpected season. I would just like to thank all of you Laker fans for giving me something to look up to, even when we were down in games. I would also like to think the runners of the lakersnation website, on behalf of all Laker fans, for giving us a website where we can talk to other Laker fans and get the latest news on the Lakers.

    Thank You so much for such a great season guys and I know for sure, we will get it done for many years to come.

  • mr.laker19

    Its time to stretch and flip and re-up. 2 is not a winner. We are in the same boat as the miami heat as far as im concerned. Its the champs, and then everybody else. We need change now more then ever. We need a player to change our culture. We need Artest. He has the personality and the game we need at this time. Him along with Bynum patroling and controling the paint and hopefully Luke and or Vlad gone, LAKERS CHAMPS 09′

  • lakerstime

    Thank you lakers fora great season, lets come back stronger next season, lets go farther than what we did this year, bynum in 08-09, lakers unstoppable

  • http://THELAKERNATI.COM THE WISE KOBE

    the young guys got the experience they needed, and its plain and simple,the lakers r going 2 win the 08-09 title!!! MAN IM SOOO PUMPED 4 NEXT SEASON ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael_23

    I was scared when I was watching the post game interview of kobe when someone asked, “what do you think of the prospects?” and he said “I don’t know”

    Kind of like “Do something, and do it now”

    But no, the Lakers were good all year long even when facing injuries, Kwame Brown, and a beginning of uncertainy when the season began.

    I accepted today’s defeat, but it was game 4 that really put my head down and lose a bit of faith. I was there at the game and all I could do was sit there after the game was over. Let this series be a lesson to all of us that the Lakers are young and have to learn to come back with a vengence.

  • PGMVP

    The Lakers day here´s the music

  • bc18

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    wow are you serious? getting mad at him? what else is he supposed to write about? how much we sucked? go change your pads dude i think its that time of the month hahaha

  • BringDFishBack

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    hahahahahahahahahahahaha good one did you come up with that yourself??? OMG that was HILARIOUS!!!! What did I want him to write? Maybe more than 4 sentences about the game, put 3 players under the 3 best, and pick a STD. Just like all the others games. I find it funny he complained about playing with passion and he didn’t give a fuck what he wrote in this.

  • gugy

    Congrats for the Lakers for such an amazing season.

    Unfortunately, this same great team did not show up at the finals.

    The Celtics well deserved the title. They did play better and want way more than our squad.

    It’s a great learning experience for the young guys and at the same time WE learn a lot about some of the players and the coaching staff.

    I give credit to PJ for making this such an extraordinary team during the season and playoffs and at the same time I discredit him for the horrible coaching job at the finals. Something to think about.

    Some things for sure we learned:

    Vlad and Luke MUST GO!

    Lamar is on the verge. He is so inconsistent and he do not have the will and a heart of a champion. Specially going to clubs after the last game. If next season he plays only out of the bench. Then ok. But he makes too much money for that. Maybe he must go and become trade bait.

    Pau needs to hit the gym and pack up muscle over the summer. He really needs it to be more physical.

    We need couple seasoned veterans and D players. Artest anyone?

    We miss Bynum big time.

    Kobe became a true leader, but the team did not follow him at the finals.

    Now for the Lakers fans that sing victory ahead of the time. Next time be faithful but at the same time have patience. Too many folks here were singing victory way ahead of the time and chanting parade at Figueroa. Maybe it will happen next season. But let’s wait until we win four games at the finals. If not we might get jinx again.

    Go Lakers!

  • Rpoc

    This fraking burns especially as it is to the Celtics. Nonetheless this team came further than expected.

    It’s unfortunate they had to roll over and die like that in Game 6.

    That said, there needs to be a culture change. There’s a clear need for defensive minded players. On the 3-peat you had guys like Harper, Fox, Horry, Grant, etc. Tough guys. Phil never did preach defense but these guys knew how to play defense on their own.

    Bynum coming back is a start.

    Secondly, ARTEST. Do it Mitch. Wave that magic wand.

  • http://myspace.com/thaonlyrhom RD

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    hey LD2K, i think you should make a video highlighting the lakers 2008 season / preview for next season. you should try the song “puddle of mudd – blurry” the lyrics can fit perfectly, with a creative imagination. this is just a suggestion.

  • Michael_23

    We have an answer in shutting down one offensive guy. But when there’s a BIG 3 and possibly more like Rondo, Leon Powe, James Posey, it’s tough.

  • lakers

    Go from getgarnett to acquire artest. Artest has an option and will probably opt out and sign for the MLE. The only player that has value in trading is odom because of his big expiring contract. Go lakers!

  • joseph

    eat! sh#T FAKERS… celtic dynasty is about to begin! first year of being together and already were champions!

  • Ryan Bowie

    word up to the last comment. word up son!

    we were definitely missing a defensive presence in the finals. a DEFENSIVE presence. bynum and artest will fix that. if kupchak has any brains he will sign artest this summer… any chance that he saw artest interview kobe?

    starting 5 next year:

    PG Fish
    SG Kobe
    SF Artest
    PF Gasol
    C Bynum
    NBA Champs 2009

  • e

    we failed this season
    but great turnaround from square one

    i rmbr how we all were last summer
    we’ve come a long way from it..now what to look for this off season..get rid of the trash (aka vlad rad, mihm)..i would love to go after artest during the offseason..he brings what we need in a sf..defense..he’ll be able to guard the lebrons and pierces…something to look forward to =)

  • Farmars_inner_Jordan

    Thank you Lakers for a wonderful season! Albeit the blow out loss, I watched till the buzzer sounded. A little heart-broken, I cheered and applauded all those nice shots in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Next season will be different!! We still get to watch Kobe in action in Beijing, along with a stellar line-up. It won’t be the same as seeing the Lakers play, but it will do for the time being.

    joseph, stop posting on TLN, go back to your bandwagon site. I heard the parade consists of all the smelltics masturbating into chowda and distributing it to the fans. dig in!!

    TLN, thank you for the web site and all the beautiful work everyone has done! It is a fan site for true fans. We will be back, stronger than ever.. playing as a team!! Smelltics will swallow their own (insert noun here), and have doc rivers immediately fired.

  • Daryl Imhoff

    We are a young team that was in over its head in the finals. I have to admit that we need to tweak the roster. Ron Artest is a friend of Lamar and Kobe. If he would consider opting out and signing for the mid level exemption the Lakers need to seriously consider this move. Artest said he 99% sure he will stay in Sacramento, but if Lamar and
    Kobe talk to him and Laker management commits to signing him this would
    solidify the Laker roster for next season. Considering where we were in October,’07 and where we ended up and where the Lakers can go from here this has been a wonderful ride that ended two wins too soon! Bynum and Artest can get those two wins.

  • west213

    MAN I GOT SOOO FREAKIN SAD WHEN SAW A TEAR IN KOBES EYE……

    That was worse then d lose.

  • http://www.myspace.com/androsaysitsok androsays

    cant wait to see whats up for next season

    (got the olympics and the nfl in the meantime)

  • Matthew

    WE NEED ARTEST AND THIS SERIES SHOWED IT

  • Michael_23

    I am so looking forward to talking about free agency, trades, and acquisitions in the next couple weeks.

    But not tonight … Just gotta suck it up.

    And guys, Artest can come if he opts out and accepts 5.4 mil +. I think that’s easier than getting rid of one of guys via trade.

    But we’ll have so much small forwards it’ll conflict.

    Vlad Rad, Luke, Trevor, Newble, and Odom. What do you think will happen. And ca mon be realistic. Do we trade a one or some of our SF to make room for Artest?

    Rad and Luke show up only twice a month this season. Very inconsistent. LO has shown up after January.

  • Michael_23

    My grades for the season: (Many of my grades, reflect January and on because that’s when the Lakers really turned it up)

    Kobe = A+ – MVP = A+
    Pau = A-
    LO = = B+
    D Fish = A
    Sasha = A (good sixth man)
    Vlad = D
    Luke = D-
    Farmar = B
    Ariza = A- (Before he got hurt, wont judge his time in playoffs, unfair)
    Mbenga = B
    Turiuf = B+
    Bynum = A

    Newble = wont grade (not given much opportunity to show)
    C. Mihm = C
    Coby Karl = wont grade (not given much opporunity to show)

    Kwame = F!

  • yash

    F.U.C.K celts. They won cuz of their D and their three ALLSTARS. Not 1 not 2 but THREE ALLSTARS. Thats just plain not fair.
    1. Pierce – plays his heart out. can be a legit MVP.
    2. Garnett – What more do you have to say about him.
    3. Ray Ray – Best shooter in the NBA.

  • jay

    This just shows the NBA hates KOBE and OUR LAKERS. this series was lob-sided all 6 games. What can you do. more agressive fouling players means “defense” to the league so i say keep your heads up cuz the next years to come are gonna be filled with glory. not to take away from ray allen or the others but i really think only KG anf Pierce deserved the ring………….. F*CK A CEltic.

  • jay

    Also Phil needs A defensive SF like Artest. then we are complete. like RODMAN did all the dirty work we need another WORM on our team.

  • http://deleted Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

    No.1 … I do not want Posey on the Lakers next Year; I want the Lakers to kick his overrated “Van Gundy Ass”, back to Boston… Wishfully, Jeff Van Gundy along with Jon Barry will join the Boston Celtics next year… These two goons are complete Anti-Lakers… This will complete the Lakers revenge and make it that much sweeter! No.2 … VladRads MATADOR DEFENSE has to either go to the bench, permanently, or get altogether out of here… All he can do is shoot Wide-Open-Treys (THIS IS ALL HE CAN DO!)… When he is not on (and this is often), he becomes a complete and total liability for the team. (This guy makes Smush Parker’s defense look like 1st team all defensive). No.3 … As for Walton, well, the guy plays in slow-motion… Need I say more? No.4 … Phil Jackson’s insistence in playing these 2 guys, major minutes, at critical times, against these Celtics, is the MAIN reason, together with the imbalanced officiating for most of the Series, the Lakers squandered this opportunity. … Jackson is a polarizing figure, with all the accolades, and all that crap, but unlike Doc Rivers or other young-up-and-coming-hungry-for-blood type coach, he is too laid back and un-aggressive at this point of his career… He needs to get his ass in major gear when it comes to coaching intensity… He just doesn’t have it right now! … Much like Pat Riley, his zest (Intensity) for qualifying-championship-required-coaching-zeal, may have passed and gone by the wayside. … I wish to god, I would be 100% wrong about my assessment of Jackson, but at this time, I truly feel 100%. Right on.

  • Michael_23
  • Oh Boy Johnson

    Jeez this sucked! We need to a new roster! Phil has to get his lazy ass up and coach, this team isnt the Bulls or the 00′ Lakers!

  • LETSGOLAKERSLETSGO!

    IT WOULD’VE HELPED IF WE HAD A BETTER FANBASE AND CROWD WHEN WE WERE PLAYING AT HOME. LOOK AT HOW LOUD THOSE GAMES WERE IN THE GARDEN. STAPLES CENTER IS WEAK! THE LAKERS DON’T EVEN GET PUMPED OUT BY THEIR FANS LIKE THE CELTICS DO. SERIOUSLY THO, I HAVEN’T SEEN A WORST CROWD IN A FINALS GAME THAN I HAVE WITNESSED IN THIS SERIES. ITS ABSURD … OBVIOUSLY THAT IS NOT THE REASON WHY WE LOST BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THERE ARE A LOT OF PHONIES AND BALONIES COMING OUT TO WATCH THESE GAMES. RICH OLD BAGS THAT HAVE NO REASON TO. STAPLES SHOULD REALLY GIVE OUT FREE TICKETS TO TRUE DIEHARD FANS AND THAT REQUIRED TO YELL AND CHEER AT A MAXIMUM DECIBEL.

    ON TO BASKETBALL, WE REALLY NEED TO GET RID OF GASOL. I KNOW MANY WILL DISAGREE AND SAY THAT ODOM SHOULD BE TRADED BUT GASOL IS THE TRUE TRADEABLE ASSET. AS GOOD AS HE WAS EARLY ON IN THE SEASON, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HE IS SOFT AND NOT RELIABLE IN CRITICAL SITUATIONS. DID YOU SEE HIS WEAK POST MOVES IN THIS SERIES? HE DOES THIS SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND GETS STRIPPED SO MANY TIMES. DON’T GET ME WRONG, TO ACQUIRE HIM FOR KWAME WAS A STEAL BUT WE ALREADY HAVE BYNUM. WHAT WE NEED IS A TRUE POWER FORWARD, WITH GREAT INSIDE PRESENCE. NOT SOME SOFTY 7’1 EURO. WE SHOULD USE GASOL TO ACQUIRE A TRUE YOUNG CENTER THAT CAN ALSO PLAY PF AT TIMES, SOMEONE LIKE STEVEN HUNGER.

    AND LASTLY, I SAY WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET ELTON BRAND.

    TRADE ALL THE OTHER EURO/NON-BLACK PLAYERS EXCEPT FOR SASHA VUJACIC.
    ALSO, TRY TO GET SASHA PAVLOVIC FROM THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS. HE WILL BE A VALUABLE BACKUP FOR KOBE BRYANT’S SG POSITION.

    FISHER/FARMAR
    KOBE/SASHA PAVLOVIC/VUJACIC
    ODOM/ARIZA/NEWBLE
    BRAND/RONNY
    BYNUM/STEVEN HUNTER

  • Big Nick

    P(ill)au Gasoft is as soft as a pillow! He obviously cannot hang with bigs like Tim Duncan and KG. Next year, when Bynum is back, the lane will be too clogged with both of them occupying space. In addition, Odom will not have his lanes to drive to the basket because both Bynum and Gasol, with their defenders, will fill up all the driving lanes. That will leave Odom as a jump shooter, which he is definitely not. Teams will play off of him and either double kobe or just have Odom’s defender doubling the Gasol and Bynum in the post. We must trade Gasol, the weakest and most unclutch player, for a true tough guy like artest! Artest would be the answer to all our toughness and defensive problems, and he would fit perfectly with the lakers. Our starting lineup would be fish, kobe, artest, odom, and bynum!!! ARTEST ARTEST ARTEST!!!

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

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    damn, more bad news!!
    i dont know how to explain how i feel,
    i think everybody feels the same way as i do…

    lets just hope this off season isnt too long and come back in october with the expectations of winning it all..

  • Rinnegato

    Wow, what a loss. Time for a little breather, re-tool, then they can come back stronger than ever next year. Revenge is gonna be sweet. I didn’t know that LO went out clubbing, if true, then i’m pretty disappointed he didn’t put his all into this game 6. Thanks for not letting them win it on our floor at STAPLES.

  • http://twoo2.skyblog.com 2spotz

    we had a great season, in november last year nobody woud `ve tough we would be in the finals (except for us then)
    LEts beat the Bulls record next year. Kobe n Bynum will dominate. Maybe we`ll get artest and we have the best D in the world.

    for now i`m looking forward to the olympics.

    and GO SPARKS

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    for those of you saying that pau should be traded:

    wtf are you talking about, w/o this guy we wouldn´t have even gotten to the playoffs..

    plus, he has only played with this team 4 months, give the guy a break, c´mon, let him aclimate to the city and the team, i know he didnt played well,, and that the expectations on him were much higher than that but he just showed what everybody except for kobe and fish did,,,,, FEAR!!!! they looked scared and very nervous out there…

    i agree we should get artest, but not trading pau,

    in other aspect, i agree that those of you who had the chance to go to the games in the finals at staples, weren´t loud enough, we as fans should support our team getting them pumped up…

    cant wait till ocober,, sweet reveange, sweet……

  • Nabil

    If Farmar, Sasha, and Bynum work as hard this summer as they did last, then that will do ALOT for this team.
    If Ariza does the same, then lookout world.
    If Lamar…argh…if Lamar…ah, f-it. Lamar, just when it looked like you were playing on a higher level, you go back to just playing high. WTF?!? I’m starting to think no matter what Lamar does for his game, he doesn’t have the eye of the tiger. I won’t be disappointed one bit if he gets traded. But if not, he better work the hell out of his jumper and go join a fight club or something!
    Fluke Walton, we could watch the game at 2x speed and you still be moving in slow motion. Ba-bye.

  • Rinnegato

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    LOL great comment, especially about LO haha

  • kb24_D’Great

    its been a wonderful season!F*ck those guys critisizing us too much especially about kobe! without kb24 and pau we wouldn’t be here! we got to get rid of some trash (i mean sh*t) bye bye luke.. vlad.. mihm! go get some reliable D players! go get artest! and let see if this f*cking celts could defend their ring next year! —- too many Filipinos here were disappointed by the lakers performance.. but who cares! I WILL LIVE AND DIE WITH THE LAKERS!

  • LakersFan9

    How do we fans bring it to the Lakers’ (front office?) attention that they need to ask Kobe and Lamar to call their buddy Ron Artest and plead with him to opt out, take a pay cut for a few years and play here in LA for championships? Artest plus a healthy Bynum and one more tough veteran who knows what it takes to win minus Luke and/or Vlad and the Celtics won’t ever beat us again

  • pio2u

    CONGRATS TO OUR LAKERS ON A GREAT SEASON. EXPECTATIONS WERE EXCEEDED. WE’RE YOUNG & WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR!

  • Odom the worst player

    I hope now people can see what I said earlier about Odom. It’s time to trade this guy. He WON”T play defense, he can’t make clutch shots, he doesn’t have the fire in his eye to win a title. Back to his defense or lack there of. He doesn’t even try to block a shot, and all he does is hold his hands in the air and look stupid. I for one am tired of this guy. Just because he is 6’10 and can dribble the ball up court doesn’t mean he can play. When he goes to the line he misses at least one of his free throws everytime, and laughs about it. When you’re trailing there should be nothing funny. Aside from that I say that we package up Lamar Odom, Luke Walton Vladmir Radmonovic and Chris Mihm and send them to Taiwain get those idiots out of here none of those idiots I listed can guard my grandmother on defense they just get burned every time they might as well just stay at their side of the court make things go faster that way. Also the only time these stupid overpaid space cadets can make anything is simple easy garbage shots and they even struggle to make those, when it comes to big/clutch shots those guys could not hit water if they were in a boat. These players should be ashamed to face the rest of their teammates. I had no idea that we had so many players with the first name Smush, Smush Odom, Smush Walton, Smush Mihm and Smush Radmonovic. We really need to get a good solid point guard Fisher is not bad dont get me wrong but he is not really starting material he would be great as a backup though.

  • Swiggle

    Hey Smush Walton. Good luck finding a guy that’s young and talented that is not going to go out to night clubs whenever he wants. Lamar has more heart than most players in the NBA.

    The only guy that I think has to go for sure is Vladimir Radmonic. He is absolutely worthless. There is only room for one Vlade on my teams, and I don’t think Big Daddy Vlade Guerrero is going anywhere. So bye bye Rad Vlad.

    The Lakers really don’t have to change anything. The addition of Bynum is going to make us BY FAR the best team in the NBA. We will destroy everyone in our paths. The only thing I think they should tweek is maybe getting rid of Luke, and Rad. Then adding another defender. Maybe they can try and persuade Elton Brand or Ron Artest to come play with them. I don’t know. What I do know is that if the Lakers had Andrew Bynum in this series, they would have won in 4 or 5.

  • GT

    Lakers played no defence against Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. All they had to do were driving into the lane and one of the following would happen:

    1. Score themselves
    2. Draw a foul and shoot free throws
    3. Kick the ball out to a wide open player (every damn time!) and that guy would make an uncontested 3.

    I am suprised that we didn’t start Ariza in the place of Radmanovic. I agree with everyone who said Walton and Radmanovic are useless, both offensively and defensively. Radmanovic picked up fouls faster than a rocket. Walton could not make a shot for his life, even when he was wide open.

    I am not sure who exactly we should go for, but there are 3 types of players whom we need:

    1. A bit time rebounder – how many times have we seen Boston getting 2~3 offensive rebounds in a roll? That was such an embarrasment

    2. A good perimeter defender besides Kobe. Outside of Kobe, no one has shown anything close to slowing Pierce driving into the lane.

    3. A slasher – We need someone BESIDES KOBE who can slash and drive into the lane and either score or drawing fouls. Pierce and Allen were constantly killing us with that move.

  • http://www.deluxpro.com BuyLakersTickets

    We should just work on defense next season!!! Gasol better beef up or I’m moving..

  • billyboy

    PLEASE!! trade radman and walton

  • Martin

    This is the only site i’ve been brave enough to look at since the game last night.

    I don’t think I can handle the editorial truth i’d be getting from ESPN, SI or Foxsports. Even NBA.com’s brand-name objectivity is a little too stinging.

    But i’ve gotta say… thank God for this site. Our clubhouse. Even in defeat, we’re looking forward. Kobe’s gotta keep a lid on his frustration, Lamar (in my opinion) needs to be moved in favor of Artest; Luke and Vlad just need to be shipped out.

    Last night was about as awful and embarrassing as it possibly could have been. Devestating. And to Boston, no less? Its generational, ancestral pain. You know they’re gonna start talking about all the Boston mythology and crap. I hate them so much I can barely think.

    But you know what? They’re old. They’re not gonna get any better than they are now– particularly now that KG’s got that monkey off his back. We’re young, hungry, newly pissed off, and next year we’ll have the biggest, scariest starting lineup in basketball (ANDREW!)

    Keep the faith brothers and sisters.

    -Martin

  • lakerfan81

    Hopefully this team will take this as a learning experience. They should now know what it takes to win a championship, heart, desire, a focus and willingness to play defense. If they take that and work hard they will be better for it. The Lakers are one of the youngest teams in the NBA and sometimes it takes a loss or two before you learn what it takes to win (Jordan lost to the Pistons 3 straight years before the start of that dynasty, Shaq and Kobe lost a number times with the roster that eventually won 3 in a row, Magic and the show time Lakers lost to the Celtics, then came better the next year).

    It was a great season despite the disappointing finals. The Lakers were not supposed to do better than 7th or 8th in the west if they made the playoffs at all. Then We saw a much improved Vujacic, and Farmar. Bynum learned to dominate in the paint grabbing lots of rebounds, blocking/changing shots, and finishing strong at the rim. The Lakers were flirting with being the best team in the west, then Bynum went down and the Lakers struggled and started to play like the team most people thought they were going to be. Then we traded Cook for Ariza a athletic wing that can defend. Then we stole Gasol a 7 footer whose game perfectly fits in the triangle. Then the Lakers started to play extremely well and had a great run in the playoffs until we met a better team in the finals. A team that had an unlikely combination of hungry stars who wanted nothing more than to win and savvy veterans who knew what it takes to win off the bench.

    There are a few weaknesses in the roster as it is currently constructed. Bynum fills some of those if he works hard and comes back in shape; rebounding, a strong finisher at the rim, and a defensive presence under the basket. The other weaknesses I see are depth at the 1 because of an aging Fisher, a good defensive player at the 3 (one that can shoot to make defenses honest) and perhaps another player that can create his own shot from the perimeter. Aria needs to work hard on his shot and he could develop into the SF that the Lakers need. And a player can become a better shooter if they work hard at it, look at tony parker or Bruce Bowen, Ariza just needs to put in the effort, maybe work with Farmar and hire a good shooting coach.

    There is a lot of talk on this site about Artest. I don’t like that move. Last year I might have thought it was worth the risk, but we are so close now that I don’t think it is at all. It has nothing to do with Artests behavior off the court (though that could be a minor problem) its more his behavior on the court. He doesn’t buy into any kind of offensive system. He often ignores the coach and any play that is called to take his own shots and he is not a good shooter (hes decent 3 pt shooter but he is poor shooter from mid range). I just don’t think it is worth the risk right now since this team is a title contender as it is currently constructed.

  • T-Dub

    CAN WE TALK TRADE NOW!!! GET.ARTEST.COM……GET.ARENAS.COM…Good job getting Gasol for nothing, but lets ship his soft A-S-S to the Wizards for Gilbert. Lets sign Artest, get Bynum ready, look for some cheap tough veterans for our bench, get rid of the guys who are just not good enough…ie..(Vlad, Luke, Farmar, Sasha), retire Phil Jackson and that jumpshooting offense, terrible defensive scheme, and we be equipped to beat the Celtics because they ain’t goin nowhere!!!!!!

  • KOBEISKING

    May i point out that if we arent gonna use newble and ariza much, then just let go of them. Damn

  • Kobe8>24

    i mean Kobe cant do everything himself. And that defence MY GOD..

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #40597 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Please, Kobe didn’t do much at all this series except settle for jump shots, much like the rest of the team.

    It’s obvious now, more than ever, that Kobe needs a dominant center to win a ring.

  • Lakerboi

    I am very proud of our team this year. Yes they lost Finals, but they beat very tough teams to get there. Nobody thought they would make it this far a year ago. I just wish they would have gave it 110% til the end.

  • 187 ON BOSTON

    SHOULDOFGOTGARNETT.COM

  • DCLAKER

    I proud of my team today AND I’M DAMN PROUD OF EVERYBODY HERE AT LAKER FOR NOT GIVING UP AFTER GAME 4.It was one of the best Laker seasons ever and the most memrorable,so many things I can that stand out but….I’LL JUST REMIND MYSELF THROUGH YOUTUBE!

    ….and NOW,like T-DUB says,CAN WE TALK FREE AGENCY NOW!

  • T-Dub

    Kobe doesn’t need a dominant center to win…just like the Celtics didn’t. Kobe Needs another guy who can create his own shot and break down the defense so they cant clog up the paint with 5 defenders they way the Celtics did. It’s amazing how Kobe haters are trying to pin this on him..saying MJ would not have let this or that happen. MJ didn’t defend 5 guys himself! MJ didn’t play all 5 offensive positions himself! Kobe does not have the worriors MJ had or even the Celtics have right now! Get the the guy 1 or 2 worriors to beat the Celts next year! Yes, these europeans were enough help win the west THIS year, but the tough Celts are the team to beat the next 3 years!

  • xtro

    Tis ok fellas. We’ll get it next year. GetArtest.com now!!

  • ab4sure

    [Comment ID #40606 Will Be Quoted Here]

    PP locked down Kobe by himself when he had to.

  • junjun

    Like Kobe said “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, AND LEARNING FROM FAILURE.”

    So lets give up for our great Lakers, our MVP & a really good season. Lets not forget all the good times but definitely don’t forget this bad feeling so we can enjoy next year wen we will kick Boston ass. LAKERS FOR EVER.

  • http://kelvlam.yelp.com/ kelvlam

    I wonder if Lamar will be resigned… Vladie… disappointment, will that be replaced with Artest maybe?

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #40606 Will Be Quoted Here]

    The celtics didn’t need a dominant big man?? Are you f’n high? What do you think KG is? KG is the main reason why the Celtics had such a turnaround year.

    You’re focused so much on offensive, which shows your ignorance. The Lakers have a good OFFENSIVE team, but when it comes to DEFENSE, that is what they are lacking. They need more physical DEFENSIVE players. Bynum will help clog the middle (remember his size alone will take up space), but the Lakers need a player like an Artest/Posey, i.e. a physical perimeter player who can body up.

  • gugy

    Lamar
    Vlad
    Luke
    Mihn

    MUST GO!

  • Lakers24

    will be back next year dont worry.this is celtics is last championship their old.
    when bynum comes back , watch out boston.

    pg:fisher
    sg:bryant
    sf:odom
    pf:gasol
    c:bynum

    or if we get ron artest.

    pg:fisher
    sg:bryant
    sf:artest
    pf:odom
    c:gasol

    2nd rotation
    pg:farmar
    sg:vuajacic
    sf:ariza
    pf:turiaf
    c:bynum

    cant wait till next lakers is gonna be kickn everybodys ass.

    2008-2009 Lakers Nba Championships!!!!!

  • gugy

    T.J Simmers said it all:

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-simers18-2008jun18,0,7403132.column

    The truth hurst. We must get way tougher next season.
    Go Lakers!

  • 671Lakers

    This is gonna make next season so much better. They should post the score on the locker room walls. Even “Showtime” didn’t beat Boston all the time. GO LAKERS!

  • DCLAKER

    Artest is not goin’ to opt out ’cause his agent said he should try to prove that he can win in Sactown,BULLCRAP!Artest PLEASE FIRE YOUR AGENT,he only wants your money the longer you stay the longer your chances of a ‘CHIP,HOMIE!

    ….but LAKERNATION,we’ve talked about who would be perfect for us ALL SEASON and y’all know what I’m going to say(for millionth time)…..

    COREY MAGGETTE,MICKAEL PIETRUS OR KELENNA AZUBUIKE(Try to get 2 of’em,Maggette 1st)….and least try to get JO!

  • shelray

    This year was a totally wasted opportunity and I wouldn’t be quite so ready to crown these guys champions for 2009 just yet. Don’t underestimate the long term ramifications of being part of losing the biggest lead in NBA finals history AND being part of the biggest beat down in an elimination game in NBA history! Just coincidence?
    Andrew Bymum!!! When was the last time showed us anything when games actually mean something? That would be never; since this guy can’t seem stay healthy past January, what makes us think this year will be any different? We’re still delusional, full of wishful thinking to help us get through the pain. Not to say it can’t happen, but to think we will just get there by showing up is a joke.

  • Sarah

    I am so proud of this Laker team — all of the players have contributed to our success this season. In October the odds makers in Las Vegas called the Celtics to win the championship this year; the Lakers weren’t even on the friggin’ list!! We came from nothing to the NBA finals.

    I was heart-broken over the astounding defeat last night, but I understand that our time will come. After all, the Showtime Lakers lost to the Celtics in 1984 and came back with a vengeance in ’85. That will be our team.

    What is really making me depressed right now is all of you amateurs making trades for the team and hating on the players. God, can you wait a few weeks? The negative Gasol comments are ridiculous — he is one of the main reasons we made it to the finals. I can’t believe you are criticizing Sasha either (remember game 3?).

    I come from a long line of Laker fans and I trust this organization to make the right choices when it comes to our team and we are the most trustworthy, classy, and consistent organization in the league. Think about the Celtics having to wait 21 years to win the championship; the Lakers won 4 years ago! Our team will go through ups and downs and our objective should be to win, but not at the cost of losing our integrity. Yes, we could make a huge trade or several small trades for more experienced players, but we would be cutting the growth of our team. We want this to be a Laker squad, not some pieced together thing (like the Celtics — who will not win again for the next 21 years).

    We love this team because they have heart, they are the underdogs, and they are young. They are OUR team; let’s not be so quick to dismantle the chemistry they have built. The Celtics were the better team this year, but they do not have the sustainability that our team has. Here is to 2009 — with no injuries, some minor bench trades, and driven by hate for the loss last night — we will be a force to be reckoned with.

  • 14themoney

    Great season, but lots more work to do. I don’t think I like Artest as an option. I will say we need that strong defensive presence though. I will be listening to 570AM daily to hear about the Lakers moves and progress during this off season. I am also looking forward to Kobe winning a gold medal in this years Olympics (that might help the burning a little). Let’s kick Bostons a$$ in a sweep next year!!!! Let’s go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Scott

    As a lakers fan I was so disapponted. I feel like we didn’t show up to the NBA Finals at all. Sure, at times I felt the officiating was crap but we played soft against a more agressive team. It’s like we didn’t want it. I think Kobe is one of the greatest players in the NBA but he sucked in the Finals. I believed all this talk of comparisons w/ MJ but the more I think it about it the NBA was a different game when MJ was at it best. It was more physical like this series. To see Kobe wilt againt a more agressive/physical team like this makes me beleive there MJ is still the best player that ever stepped on the court. I’m looking forward to seeing what the lakers do next year w/ a healthy Bynum but I think the team as a whole needs to be more physical and they need to play defense. I’m actaully embarassed to be a Lakers fan right now.

  • T-Dub

    Lakersfirst…I said they didn’t need a dominant CENTER!. KG is not a center. Yes we need a defensive big man…hopefully Bynum will bring that. When I say worriors, I’m saying tough basketball players period!…ie.(Pippen, Rodman, Grant, Scott williams…etc), you know, the guys that MJ played with! Kobe doesn’t have that which was just exposed. And for Ab4sure, Pierce had one blocked shot on Kobe in 6 games, he had at least 2 other Celtics running at Kobe to help his A-S-S the whole series! I don’t think that’s BY HIMSELF!

  • billyboy

    we suck

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #40659 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Center/Big Man, I use them interchangeably, but that’s what the Lakers, and most teams (unless your initials are MJ) need to win a title. You can ask the Spurs (Duncan), Miami (Shaq), the 2000-2002 Lakers (Shaq), Houson (Hakeem), the 80′s Lakers (Kareem), and even the Pistons (Rasheed – they became a great team when Rasheed was acquired) if a big man is needed.

    At the end of the day, not only were the rest of the Lakers exposed, Kobe WAS EXPOSED.

  • LakersFirst24

    I believe Kb was exposed because he had to make up for the other lakers out there. Kb cannot do it himself. When we get bynum back we should definetly trade lamar for a solid 3. aquire artest for the mle ( buss will just have to eat the tax like the celtics did) and farmar and bynum better work there ass of this summer, we need them both to get better. Fish will be a backup at best next year. resign ronny and sasha and hope we can trade luke and vlad but i dont seem how. If kupchac can figure that out he will be god… Thank you lakers for a fun season…

  • LakersFirst

    Kobe-only fans are funny. Kobe can do no wrong in they eyes of Kobe-only fans.

    “Kb was exposed because he had to make up for the other lakers out there. Kb cannot do it himself”

    Please, Kobe was exposed because the Celtics played hard-nosed, physical defensive against him. I think the fact that Kobe shot 40% from the field for the ENTIRE SERIES proves that. They put bigger and stronger players on him. The Celtics pushed Kobe around and that’s how he was exposed.

    Don’t get me wrong, the other Laker players didn’t play great either, but don’t imply that Kobe playing bad was due to his teammates playing bad.

  • T-Dub

    Lakersfirst…with a healthy Bynum playing the same way pre-injury, and the addition of an Artest or Marion, I think thats all we need to beat the Celtics in 7 games…which is what we should be building for.

  • T-Dub

    Man please!…Kobe has been unstoppable offensively for years! No one guy can or has shut him down consistantly. So you’re saying that now all of a sudden after 10 years Pierce is the one guy in the league who can shut down Kobe??? PLEASE!!! Pierce said himself that the Celtics scheme was to close the lanes on Kobe and dare the others to beat them. The others couldn’t come through. It was never one man playing Kobe straight up!

  • vintij

    [Comment ID #40676 Will Be Quoted Here]

    your right not one guy can guard him, it takes two or three at the minimum. Does anyone agree that we should trade lamar for gerald wallace?

  • DCLAKER

    You know what?I hate my city right now(Washington,DC)’cause you have a lot of $$$$RIDIN’,I mean,I’m more embarrassed than last night to these DIE-HARD WIZARDS FANS switch like 2 dollar whore who got her 1st $200 trick,sad.Arenas is opting out(HE WON’T BE LAKER),Jaminson might leave(Miami is interested) and Caron might be a lone soldier(COME BACK HOME…LA).I almost had the erge kick an ol’lady down the steps ’cause she is now a SMELL-TICS fan and she was doggin’she talkin’ ’bout Kobe is not team player and I’m like “YOU OL’ ‘bleep’ DID YOU SEE THE WHOLE SEASON,CAN YOU SEE”? I had to have respect for THE SWEET OL’ BAT,OOPS,I mean,’bleep’,OOPS…. she’s cool and plus I didn’t want to be fired so I spaired her wretched soul so I just smacked her on BUTT AND SAID “LAKER 4 LIFE ‘BLEEP’” and rolled out.

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #40676 Will Be Quoted Here]

    kobe-only fan

  • Like larry said to magic

    ….SUFFER!

    “I heard the parade consists of all the smelltics masturbating into chowda and distributing it to the fans. dig in!!”

    You must have heard that from the same person who told everyone in LA that the “bench mob” was going to dominate the C’s, that PP was “faking an injury” in game 1, that everything bad that happened to the Lakers was the refs fault, that Kobe is the “best player on the planet”….

    No offense to the sane LA fans….I respect your team and I really do hope we can go head to head again soon.

    But this person is just asking to have their face rubbed in it.

    Sorry.

  • http://lakers.com SUN_yUE

    PG Derek Fisher
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Ron Artest
    PF Shawn Marion
    C Pau gasol
    6 Andrew Bynum
    7 Lamar Odom
    8 Trevor Ariza
    9 Sasha Vujacic
    10 Jordan Farmar
    11 Sun Yue
    12 Desagana Diop

  • BigThree2k8

    GREAT QUOTES FROM LAKERSFIRST!!!

    “I know you fear the Lakers, like all Boston fans do, now that they are speaking out. With the Lakers youth (other than Fisher, there is no on under 30), Kobe 29, LO 28, Gasol 27, Farmar 20, Bynum 20, Turiaf 25, Walton 27, Ariza 22, Radmanovic 27, Sasha 23, the Lakers are going to be contending for a LONG, LONG TIME. Can’t say that for the Celtics with their big 3 all over 30 or over, but I’m sure Scot Pollard and Eddie House will take the Celtics to the promised land HA HA HA.”
    - THE ONLY FEAR I SAW WAS FROM A TEAM THAT BLEW A 24PT LEAD ON THEIR HOME FLOOR & WAS HUMILIATED BY 39PTS LAST NIGHT!!! AND BY THE WAY EDDIE HOUSE DID HELP BRING #17 TO THE PROMISED LAND. HA!HA!!HA!!!

    “Lastly, you’re assuming the Celtics are going to get to the FINALS. No way, Detroit is going to beat the living crap out of the Celtics in the playoffs.”
    -WHERE’S DETROIT??? THE DETROIT TEAM THAT GOT BEAT TWICE IN THE PALACE???

    “Now you should be concerned with the Pistons, because Chauncey Billups is going work Rondo in the playoffs. Everyone speaks so highly of Rondo, but if he’s so great, why is Boston looking for another point guard? I’ll answer that question, Rondo is going to get smoked by Billups.”
    - THE LAKERS GOT SMOKED BY RONDO. THANKS FOR UNDERESTIMATING. 21PTS 7REB 8AST 6STL 1TO.

    “Now let’s discuss the Laker team and their playoff experience. Our backcourt (Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher) – three straight championships. Do I need to say more. LO, Bynum and Gasol, have all been the playoffs.”
    ODUM – CHOKE GASOL – CHOKE FISHER – CHOKE
    AND KOBE – THE BIGGEST GAGGER OF THEM ALL

    “As for our bench:

    Farmar – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Vlade Radmanovic – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Luke Walton – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Sasha Vujacic – Been the playoffs – CHOKE (TOO BUSY CRYING ON THE BENCH)

    Ronny Turiaf – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Chris Mihm – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Trevor Ariza – Been to the playoffs – CHOKE

    Even DJ Mbenge has – Been to the playoffs – DNP
    -THE ONLY THING THAT PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE DID WAS PREVENT YOU FROM BEING SWEPT!!! EXPERIENCE REALLY CAME THRU IN GAME 4 & 6!!! NICE JOB PHIL YOU MADE DOC LOOK LIKE A GENIUS!!!

    “Let’s face it, Boston was all hype at the beginning of the year and all the other teams have now settled down and have all improved, the Lakers being one of them.”
    -GAME 4 & 6 WAS ALL HYPE!!!! WINNING 6 OF THE 8 GAMES PLAYED THIS SEASON, 2 IN STAPLES, WAS ALL HYPE TOO!!! DEFINITELY RAISING #17 IS NOTHING BUT HYPE!!!!!

    “I hate it to break it to you, but KG will now have to play defense against Gasol, a man that can shoot from the outside and post up as well (and he’s just as tall as KG as well).”
    -ACTUALLY KG DIDN’T HAVE TO PLAY D VS GASOL. PERK DID A FINE JOB. THANKS FOR UNDERESTIMATING ANOTHER STARTER. NICE NO SHOW SPANIARD!!! AT LEAST KWAME PLAYS DEFENSE!!!

    “But then again, I don’t think the Celtics will be playing in the Lakers in the finals anyways, the Celts are going to lose to Detroit.”
    -IDIOTS LIKE YOU THAT DRIVE UP THE SERIES MONEYLINE TO +180. THANKS FOR PAYING MY NEW LEXUS IS-F PUNK!!!

  • jay

    Everybody need to stop the negativty. we were not even suppose to be a playoff team. barkely said we were not even in the top 5. so saying that i think we will shine in the next couple of years. we are all hurt but the celtics had 3 allstars…thats right alstars thats all b4 yesterday. so they had the hunger 4 the rings. All the lakers need to do is pick up some bangers like a rodman type of player. some one who is jus as hungry to win. Mimh, vladrad, luke and coby karl aint gonna do it. some one like ho. grant, ac green, DJ mbenga was the only one who hit someone but he has little b-ball skills. josh smith is an animal, we need some weight not the thin skinny players. our whole team was 2 thin to compete with the muscle of thge celtics. i’ve been saying artest, b.davis, maggette, brand, bring back mad dog at least he had heart. shit this is just pissin me off. MITCH MAKE A MOVE-U GOT THE STARS NOW SURROUND THEM WITH SOME BANGERS instead of paying injured players giving them a free ride. damn i hate to say it but bring back KWAME 4 less $. just tell him to foul.

  • Nabil

    Stop with the idiotic “trade Pau” talk. The day before the trade, we all were just praying to get into that 8th slot and that Bynum would come back. Then with Pau we dominate, win the west, and get to the 6th game of the finals. So shut the f up with the Pau bashing. I think he did a damn fine job all things considered.

    If you want to bash someone, how about Bynum’s first knee “specialist”?! The guy says no surgery, then after all that time, Andrew gets on a $50K treadmill and we all find out that he DOES need surgery?!?! Ehhhh, what’s up, Doc?!

    Or…OR what about Bynum himself? He’s no Willis Reed, he’s no Tiger Woods. We needed you dude. Swelling or no. But he hasn’t cashed in yet, so the risk wasn’t worth the reward. Why risk turning yourself into a measly $40 million contract guy in exchange for a ‘chip?

    Okay, all negativity put aside, let’s kick some butt.

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #40715 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Boston F*ggot

    I swear I heard your voice chanting MVP for Kobe at the Garden when the Celtics sucked last year. All boston f*ggot fans are bandwagon fans.

  • DCLAKER

    No trading PAU,HELL NO,but I just have a couple of names to throw and tell me what you think,Kelenna Azubuike(687,456)and Udonis Haslem(6,050,000) or MY FAVORITES,Mickael Pietrus(3,470,771) and Corey Maggette(7,000,000),BOO-YAA!!!

    Mitch(aka King of LA) can get this done and there’s your 3-peat(again)or 4.

  • CD3

    Though disappointed in the finish, I would still thank our team Lakers for bringing us back to the finals. I will not dwell on any games in the finals, but instead I would say that this is the start of something beautiful in the next season and years to come. Lakers gave us hope in the future with big Drew in the line up and definitely a tweak in the roster to make us more bullying, aggressive and tough contenders. Boston has just awakened the savage beast in the west coast.

    As for now, let’s just enjoy the rumors flying around the summer. Who’s out and who’s in? We’ll soon find out.