Ron Artest redeems himself from what would have been considered a poor game; etching himself into Lakers Playoff history lore. Game 5 is in the books, Lakers can close out Saturday in Phoenix!

P.S. Hey, hey, say Queensbridge. Say it!

  • ShowtimeEra

    This series reminds me so much like the series against Denver last year, possibly could end the same way. Lakers in six!

  • bizdady

    Redemption!!!

    • Wilt

      No offense but that could be the understatement of the the year. super soul crushing redemption.

      • Wilt

        OH I FORGOT QUEENSBRIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lakerville213

    dude i was soooo not hating on artest for taking that three…wink wink…

    hahaha queensbridge murderers

  • Robert

    Phil’s postgame comment: Ron Artest raised the level of the Lakers’ intensity this year.
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    This is the reason we have Ron-Ron. Even though we may have expected more offense, it was his defensive intensity that has helped a lot this year. The last second layup is just icing on the cake.
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    Go Ron-Ron! This is a signature moment, but you still have more opportunities to shine. Still one more series to go.
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    (footnote: Sasha did a great job on Dragic. So, the Machine may not be putting up many 3s, but he is sure pestering the offense. This is the reason Sasha is valuable (esp. for this series)).

  • TheLakerGenera11

    Lmao that’s what I’m talkin bout baby reppin that NYC Laker Love LO n Artest let’s go! You know NY is def in the buildin from da BX to QB South figueroa or Compton City….Lakers World Order stand up!!! Let’s go TAKE this 16th Championship yall!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    The refereeing has been fishy the last 3 games. The Lakers weren’t getting the home advantage calls that they should’ve gotten…definitely something to keep your eye on.

    • TheLakerGenera11

      You damn right brother n spot on I don’t mind home team gettin the calls that’s normal but when LA @ home n the team is F’n lookin perplexed like we r @ home yea I’mma raise my flippin eyebrow bc it’s bogus…IT’s LA’s F’n home court why they feelin like it’s the suns home court…lata nation we just have to keep fighting.

    • bernzter

      I totally agree with this comment…

      I mean what’s up with all of the hand grabbing moves the guys were giving Gasol and Bynum in the paint during rebound plays, they gotta have a look at them back in Refereeland… This is a bit ridiculous… A friend of mine who was watching the game (even though he doesn’t play an inch of Basketball) said that the ref’s were gunning for the Suns… That’s from a person who doesn’t play bball and plays soccer too!!!

      Lot’s of touch call and make up calls and just basically a lot of leeway into how the Suns were handchecking and basically illegally blocking the Lakers down in the paint during the last 4 minutes of the game (using their hands to make sure that they couldn’t raise their arms to grab those rebounds). C’mon NBA… be fair (or at least show who’s homecourt it is and aptly apply it to your calls…
      Good thing that the Lakers didn’t get it to thier heads and played pretty well besides the bad officiating…
      As Phil Jackson always said to the Bulls when this thing happens “Forget it, Next Play, Next Play”.
      Good Job Ron Artest!
      QUEENSBRIDGE!!!

      • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

        Dragic nearly gets away with a travel or illegal dribble every time he touches the ball, and in game 5 Steve Nash got away with a travel while making a play on a fast break…and how can the Suns play so much zone and not get called for a defensive 3 even once? The free throw disparity has been ridiculous. In the last 3 games, the Suns have taken 103 free throws, compared to the Lakers 56 free throws…the free throw line is where the Lakers have really been losing..forget the zone defense, forget the good play of the Suns bench.

  • 09champs!

    RRRROOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!!!!
    man, so happy right now, I recorded the game and I´ve watched the last shot about 10 times LOL

    Sasha needs more PT, we all agreed he needed to play in this game , he did, and played very well.

    Watch for the machine to finish strong if he gets PT, and next year, well, we know how he plays in a contract year

  • Xtro

    Thank you Robert horry, Brian shaw, Derek fisher and now Ron artest. Welcome to lakers lore!!!!!

  • Xtro

    Kudos to the machine as well. The Slovenian civil war!!! Maria sharapova was smiling from the French open at
    roland garros in France!

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    LAKERS!!! I love this game.
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    There are some things I wish we would have done better… but a win is a win. I don’t even care at this point. We just need 5 more wins. We’ve been in this position soo many times over the last 3 years and also early in the last decade. I’d rather it not come down to a last second play, but as long as we get the W and move on I’m happy.
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    I did like the effort Sasha brought tonight (Phil should have given him more minutes earlier in the series.. he’s a pest on the defensive end even if his shots aren’t falling)
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    Fisher played great too (as he always does when we need him.. shoutout to all the “fans” who wanted D Fish to get benched).
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    Kobe was great as always (If Queen James was putting up these kind of numbers that’s all the media would be talking about, but Kobe’s greatness just gets overlooked.. people hate the Lakers so much they don’t even realize they are watching one of the greatest to ever step on the court).
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    Let’s take care of business in Suns. Close these clowns out and get ready for the Finals! Repeat time! LAKE SHOW!

    • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

      I meant “..take care of business on Sat.” lol My bad.

  • LakersFirst

    I’m happy the Lakers won, but man, they deserved to lose this game. Giving up an 18 point lead and yet again, losing the lead to the Phoenix bench, is quite concerning.

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  • FT

    I think we HAVE to win on sat and close this out, the Suns, just like the Magic, are wayyyy to confident right now that they can beat us, and their shooting from 3 is just ridiculous (not to mention our players giving away 3 and 4 pt plays). We HAVE to close it asap and move on to the Finals, I DONT WANT A GAME 7 against the suns, specially with all the lucky shots they hit.

  • poop

    anyone have the video of him making craig sager say “queensbridge” that was hysterical

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    The funniest part of the video is the shot of Amar’e in disbelief & disheartened with a purple confetti on his forehead right between his eyes! Guess what Amar’e? OWNED, Biatch!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lakershaters=Donkeys

    Anyone else enjoying seeing amare’s face after that shot? HOW BOUT THAT “LUCK” AMARE?

  • lakerman1

    These types of games are what seperate the Lakers from all of the rest. Its these same types of wins that help win championships and i really feel good for Ron because he really wants to fit in and even though just about everyone thought it would have been better to bring the ball out get it to KB or Dfish get the foul and probably go up by five its the end result that counts. One minute i torn off my robe in total disgust with Ron and in the same minute jumped up in sheer JOY when he banked in the buzzer beater. These are the things that joy is built on. Thank you Mister Ron Artest.

  • lakerman1

    And i am re running the above video because i just cannot get enough of it. Aint love grand.

  • LAKER NATION WILL HURT YOU

    One word reaction from Gentry if you read his lips after Artest’s putback… “F**k”…. lol. Pretty much says it all. :)

  • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

    i love artest. the bad 3 to the hussle put back… awesome.