This question brings back great memories of multiple discussions
What is making me laugh my heart out is when a Celtics fan emphatically denies to accept the Minneapolis titles as Lakers titles and then he states how proud he is to have a 9-3 edge in the Finals against the Lakers, recognizing the 1959 Championship against Minneapolis as a Finals win against the Lakers.
The epitomy of Cherry Picking
Exaclty. Celtics fans are clearly nervous about the Lakers passing them in titles so they have constructed silly arguments to attempt to deny the inevitable. The whole notion of the Minneapolis titles not counting is so ridiclous, and I in turn throw that against them to make them look even more scared; as they should be!
I've probably posted much of this already, but it bears repeating.
1) If the Lakers can't count their wins in Minneapolis, then the losses can't be counted either. This means Boston has 16 NBA titles.
2) Taking it a step further, this now means the Dodgers are 2-2 against the Yankees. That 1-5 mark when they played in Brooklyn no longer counts, and the Yankees are down to 22 titles. How may series did the Yankees beat the New York Giants? Oops, they lose those too. Try convincing a Yankees fan of this, good luck. You will be laughed at so hard. However, we get to do it to the Celtics fans because their argument sucks.
3) Boston fans who do recgognize the Minneapolis titles then say, well we have 17 in our city. Well, if we are measuring city titles, Los Angeles has Boston beat. We then get to count the 10 by UCLA, and any titles the Clippers win!
4) The whole notion of titles belonging to a city is false, they belong to a franchise. Cleveland Browns kept their team history, name, and colors when they moved to Baltimore and the expanison team that came a few years later, inherited them. Look here: http://www.pro-footb....com/teams/cle/
5) I believe that Seattle kept the Sonics title in Seattle, as well as the history and so on, but Basketball reference doesn't back this up, yet. Lets see what happens if Seattle ever gets a team again.
6) The Celtics and Buffalo Braves owners swpped franchises in order to keep the Celtics in Boston, otherwise, they would have become the San Diego Clippers. Should the Celtics ever wish to move again, I am certain they would follow the example of the Cleveland Browns and keep the history in Boston for a future expansion team to inherit.
7) Point 4) is easy to prove. A Celtics fan in Spain, who never set foot in America, celebrates 17 NBA titles. How about the Lakers fan in Spain? Duh, he celebrates 16.
Sorrry Celtics fans, I've got you by the you know what's and not only is A Lakers fan schooling you, you never saw the day coming when a Lakers fan could do that to you. Surprise! It'a all your fault, 9 yeras of missing the playoffs after Larry Bird left you brought it on the franchise!
Edited by Lakers_55, December 21, 2011 - 08:46 AM.