Game Seven; the two most exciting words to a sports fan. Just hearing those words, you know this will be a game for the ages. After 104 games played in the 2009-2010 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have the opportunity to make history tonight by adding to their resumes; that they were on a Lakers team that beat the Boston Celtics in a NBA Finals.

The 2009-2010 Lakers are ready and determined to win tonight. I have to use a boxing analogy; Game 6 has served as the stunning jab to get the Celtics’ attention because they seemed to forget who the defending world champions are, and game seven will provide the knockout punch. Laker legends have been forged and their names and numbers lifted to the rafters by accomplishing this task.

There is no question that this is the most important game of the year. The culmination of everything you’ve sweated, bled and worked your butt off for. Everyone knows what’s at stake. The Lakers are ready to rumble and seize the moment.

We are mere hours away from seeing the Lakers exorcise the demons of the past, exact some revenge while placing the final nail in the Celtics coffin, adding to their legacies and winning a championship in Los Angeles in front of the Lakers Nation.

This game is going to come down to who wants it more. A huge factor will be the Lakers defense, rebounding, energy, intensity, activity, executing on offense, and imposing their will on the team sporting green and white.

Kobe Bryant will not admit to this being a huge game for him and his legacy, but it is. The Black Mamba will be in attack mode to set the tone early by providing whatever the Lakers need to bring home a victory. He refuses to lose, he just needs someone to ride with him so the Lakers can have multiple players scoring in double digits.

Two of the Lakers three veteran forwards; Pau Gasol, Ron Artest and Lamar Odom must have a major impact on the game. There is nothing in the rule book that says that all three can’t step up and get involved. The Lakers can always use a third scorer. The bench stepped up to the challenge in Game 6 and will have to do it again. It could be the difference between wearing a purple and gold jersey next season or playing elsewhere.

The Lakers have to be totally committed to playing tough physical in your face defense. They have to remain solid by defending the screen and roll action plays. They have to control the boards and everyone wearing a gold jersey has to get back in transition.

The loss of starting center Kendrick Perkins gives the Lakers a size advantage that must be exploited. The Lakers need to run their offense through Pau Gasol, he needs to win his match up with Garnett, who will be forced to play 40+ minutes. I applaud the effort of Andrew Bynum, he has been gutting it out all series and tonight provides the Lakers Nation another opportunity to thank him for his efforts.

I’m looking forward to seeing passion on every possession, the Staples Center crowd extremely loud, the Lakers winning a championship and this writer acquiring a Nike ‘Puppet Five Ring’ t-shirt.

The Purple and Gold don’t need of a motivational speech to get them fired up. The team is well-aware of the game plan and what every player’s role is. If I were coach Phil Jackson addressing the team in the locker room moments before the game, I would write one thing on the white board “131-92″ provide a look of sternness and walk out.

Go Lakers!

Tip-off: 6:00 PM PST

Television

  • Los Angeles: ABC
  • Boston: ABC

Radio

  • Los Angeles: 710 ESPN (Spero Dedes & Mychal Thompson)
  • Boston: 850 WEEI (Sean Grande & Cedric Maxwell)

Injuries

Lakers:

  • Shannon Brown (Sprained Right Thumb)
  • Kobe Bryant (Avulsion Fracture, Right Index Finger)
  • Andrew Bynum (Small Tear in the Meniscus of his Right Knee)
  • Luke Walton (Pinched Nerve, Back)

Celtics:

  • Kendrick Perkins (Torn Ligaments in his Right Knee) Out
  • Marquis Daniels (Concussion) Listed as Day-to-Day
  • LAKER NATION WILL HURT YOU

    BREAKING NEWS:
    Paul Pierce boldly makes his prediction during pregame gathering!!! Wow!

    http://bit.ly/azzoHS

  • Rio RoNdO CoLLegE

    After weeks of trash talking, I only have to say one more thing. Celtics will destroy the Lakers tonight!!! The Celtics will not only win tonight, but they will break up the team like the Pistons. Phil will leave, Kobe will demand a trade. It will be chaos is Laker country.

    • eboK

      Keep dreaming…little wobble Rondo will get another elbow in the face and will cry to mommy Doc.

    • sj24

      @ RIO you must be feeling like that drunk guy trying to fight the bouncers outside the club after that comment huh?? Was i that drunk?? lol!!

    • Betto

      Poor Rio, he’s become delusional since he got that elbow from Ron Ron, we understand your pain and confusion. The team that will be in chaos is the Celtics after we whoop your ass tonight, Doc is leaving, Ray allen is too old and probably retire and all the players in Boston gonna want a trade. Everyone is expecting this will be a close game but if the Lakers play like they did on tuesday, it’s gonna be over by the half..

  • lakeb

    LAKERS WILL DESTROY THE CELTICS TONIGHT!

  • eboK

    Tonight the Celd!cks will die in HeLL

    Go LAKERS kick their asses like last game.

  • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

    LETS BURY THESE FUCKERS!!! GO LAKERS!!!

    • TheLAKERSwon09

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Wilt
  • trippleocho

    This Laker team has 48 minutes to give EVERYTHING they have. And I’m confident that they will be up for it.

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    LET’S GO Lakeshow.

  • LakerFanIam

    K . I . L . L .

  • sj24

    Lakers will win this game!! I expect every laker crowd/fan to bring their A game like game 6…, be the 6th man. Yeah.., make the CELTICS feel like retards showing up in the wrong party or a trapped Mouse in a Lion’s den or even both. This one belongs to Lakers!! 2010 champions!!

  • kobefinalmvp2010

    it finally time for the lakers to take out the old trash that been here in LA for two day ahahahah

  • smoochiepoochie

    I hereby declare a Laker victory! Adding that Kobe will get his 40+pts, Gasol deuce deuce, Odom 20+pts, and fisher 4 3-pointers. Therefore, Lakers will cover the spread. And if you’ve read the article, the Lakers should put a nail in the coffin and be done with the Celtics once and for all!!
    -Amen

  • smoochiepoochie

    Remember, Laker team evolve around Kobe (obviously) and the Celtics evolve around Rondo. GIVE ME A BREAK, KOBE VS. RONDO, LMFAO!!!

  • smoochiepoochie

    KOBE IS A ‘CLOSER’ AND THIS GAME WILL CLOSE THE CHAPTER OF THE CELTICS LEGACY!

  • gugy

    BRING ON THE 16TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LakerLand Nostradamus

    I am in peace.
    Go Lakers, get the hardware.

    • Touch ME

      I better be in peace after tonight

  • WEallBelieve

    I know in my Heart we Will win, This isn’t about talent its about charcter and Attitude. I am along time laker fan, Every laker Fan needs to stand Up from Home From Staples From acroos the world and Yell as loud and proud as you can Win or lose, We stand by our team. We will Win
    Attitude Refelects charcter; Charcter Refelects Leadership;

    We have the attitude and charcter to become champions.

    Every laker hater get the F*ck off theis site.

    The celtics are going down GO LAKERS

  • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

    WHEN WE WIN LET’S BE CLASSIC! BUT CLASSY! L.A. IS OUR CITY! LETS RESPECT THAT! BE LOUD!! NOT DESTRUCTIVE!!

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    Tonight defines the summer. If we win… it will be a great summer… if we lose… awful summer. COME ON LAKERS

  • Touch ME

    Lakers fans we have been through so much together and everything comes down to tonight. The world seems to thinik LA got this game, I hope their right. This game can be the most humiliating or the most happiest. LakerLand i’m glad your in peace because im not.

    Now for my expert analysis for why I think Boston Can win.
    1. Best road team being they handed LA a home loss.
    2. Rondo becomes Rondo tonight.
    3. Glen Davis guaranteed win tonight.
    4. The BIG 4 show up.

    Now why LA can win.
    1. Kobe, Kobe, Kobe
    2. Kendrick Perkins being out will help a bit.
    3. Gasol doesn’t want to remembered a soft.
    4. Revenge from 08

    Glen Davis guaranting this game is pure disrespect. I think if the BIG 4 show up they will win if not LA will take. So im not predicting a winner tonight because if I do and it’s the Lakers than im agreeing with nostra.

  • proffsg
  • Touch ME

    Boston 23-14 1qtr we got overconfident and now we cant beat there D

  • Robert

    I need to stay confident (we’re only down 6 points at half), but I have to say … WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO ME? … I wanted a nice boring Final game.

  • Robert

    6 point deficit at end of game won’t do. They have to win … HAVE TO WIN … there’s no other choice. The Cell-Dicks are NOT the better team. PLEASE WIN, LAKERS.

  • Touch ME

    HWTA HAVE YOU GOT TO SAY NOSTRADAMUS, you never had me fooled

  • Robert

    It seems like Lakers don’t want to win.

  • Robert

    If they don’t win, I’m done blogging. … I won’t have much else to say. … Celtics up by 13. This may be one of my last blogs for a long time …
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    C’MON LAKERS — SHOW SOME HEART … PUT SOME HEART INTO IT …

  • Robert

    LET ME PLAY … LET ME PLAY …. I’ll PLAY ….

  • Robert

    Somebody here wanted a close game. Well, you got it now. Are you happy? It’s up for grabs now.
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    You wanted a last second shot from Kobe? WHY? I hope it goes in, when it happens. You know he’s going to take the last shot.
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    and NO …. it’s not ‘just a game’ … it’s franchise legacy

  • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

    27% SHOOTING, INCONSISTENT PLAY ALL YEAR…UP AND DOWN.THIS IS WHAT IT ENDS UP? A LOSS AND POOR SHOOTING? IN THE SEVENTH GAME FOR THE TITLE.WE GAVE THE SEVENTH GAME AWAY! WITH HARDLY NO FIGHT AT ALL! WE DONT DESERVE A TITLE WITH THAT KIND OF PLAY! WE KICK ASS ON THE BOARDS BUT CANT SCORE?PLAY GOOD DEFENSE BUT CANT SCORE?THATS SORRY!!! THEY DIDNT EVEN PLAY A GOOD GAME.BUT ATLEAST THEY SHOWED UP!WE SEEN IT ALL YEAR WE ALL KNEW THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM! AND IT SHOWED ITS UGLY HEAD TODAY! WE COULDNT STRING ANY GAMES TOGETHER ALL YEAR! IF WE JUST SHOOT A HALF ASS GAME! WE MIGHTA BEEN OK..BUT WE SHOT OURSELVES OUT OF IT! THE ONLY HOPE WE HAD WAS FOR THEM TO SHOOT WORSE THAN US . I DONT THINK THAT COULD BE POSSIBLE! IM SURE WE HAVE MORE IN US TO PLAY WAY BETTER THAN WE DID!!THEY DIDNT WANT IT MORE THAN US!WE DIDNT WANT IT AT ALL! THATS HOW THIS YEAR HAS BEEN! WE ARE DOWN TO THE LAST QUARTER IN THE SEASON AND WE DONT TURN THIS AROUND IN A BIG WAY! THIS YEAR WILL END JUST ABOUT THE EXACT WAY ITS GONE OFF AND ON. THEN OFF! COME ON !!!!! WE NEED A BIG FOURTH!!!! LAST CALL!!!! GO LAKERS!!!!!

    • http://TLN SHOWTIME4EVA

      AND WE DID HAVE A BIG FOURTH!!!!!

  • Robert

    Don’t know about you guys, but this is TORTURE. They wanted us to suffer the WHOLE GAME. It had better end RIGHT. Otherwise, it doesn’t make sense.
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    It’s like when the BAD GUYS torture the GOOD GUY, and then kill him. Suffering before death. This should NOT happen in real life.
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    C’MON LAKERS … LAST CALL …..
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    PLEASE

  • Robert

    KEEP THE FAITH.

  • Robert

    FISH !!!!!!

  • Robert

    KOBE !!!!

  • Robert

    C’MON LAKERS !!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT !!!!

  • Robert

    RON RON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH !!!!! THAT WAS HIS SHOT !!!!!!!

  • Robert

    SASHA!!!!!!! CLUTCH FREE THROWS !!!!!!

  • Robert

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert

    Thank you TLN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    We have FINALLY REDEEMED the WHOLE “Get Garnett” thing .
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    FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • trippleocho