From the desk of Swordsman Yen But it looks like there's a team on fire heading towards the last part of the season, and I'm not talking about the Lakers. The Spurs just wrapped up a 9-game road trip with 8 consecutive wins, 3 of them at the expense of the Blazers, Lakers, and Kings. Go Spurs Go!
"I don't care what people think. People are stupid." -- Charles Barkley
You're not totally alone. Even though my team is still Da Bulls, their pickup of the Zenmaster as coach has always made it so I root for the Lakers to win it all unless they ran into the Bulls or MJ, which means of course I never have to worry about being in conflict ;)
Originally posted by WhitebaconToo bad they won tonight....God I hate LA
-Cobicity Grew up in a Celtics household. And live in Fresno. Once the Lake Show got good again...WAY too many "fans" came out of the woodwork. Much like Rams fans.
Have faith, the boys in Green are rounding into form again for a late season surge. Pierce seems to have his legs back, and is passing the ball better than he has in his career. Someone reminded Antoine where the low post is, and he occassionally finds it. And Vin Baker has improved from hideous to awful. Plus, Walter has turned from a cult 12th man into more than filling the role Rodney Rodgers held down the stretch last season. Back to San Antonio, Duncan is far and away the best pure basketball player currently in the game. However, until someone else on that team shows me they can hit a 15-18 foot jumper late in a close playoff game, I'll reserve judgement on the team as a whole.
The only military skill provided by the French is demonstrating the methods of surrendering.
Originally posted by Guru ZimHopefully Kobe will continue to try to score all of the points once Shaq comes back, they will battle for the leadership role, and they will burn themselves out in the process.
...OR maybe Kobe will continue to score all the points until Shaq comes back, then slide back into "I can drop 40 on them if I WANT, but instead I choose to sit back and let Shaq lead the team" mode while Shaq drops his usual 30-40 points a game.
I don't really follow basketball too much. I was as much of a Jordan fan as a Bulls fan until 96, I guess... but that was just me buying what NBC was selling. Before that, I wanted the Celtics and Pistons to beat L.A.
I think I'm more of an anti-Laker fan than anything else. I had a girlfriend in college who was really into Golden State, so I kinda followed them for a bit.
Lise and I will watch playoff basketball, but other than that I really only watch games like Sacramento / L.A. or this year the Yao / Shaq matchup.
I guess I'm a casual fan with no real affiliation.
Your analogy is similar to:
"They already have cars that you can drive, why not blenders?" "I can already write with my hands, why not my pancreas?" "They already have beef that I can eat, why not granite?"
Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreezeI'd just like to bring to everyone's attention that the Los Angeles Lakers are currently #3 in the Pacific Division, and #7 in the Western Confrence.
Take a picture. Write it down. Alert the proper authorities. Tell a friend. Burn a CD. But above all else, Please Believe lt.
I knew it was a pleasant dream that the Lakers may not make the playoffs. Alas, they will make a good run in the playoffs. I am still hoping for a Lakers/Celtics final just for old time sakes, but I don't think the Celtics can hold up their end of the bargain.
He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
Cuban will definitely do things his own way, but right now, he is beyond all criticism. That team INSTANTLY turned from a decades-long joke to a contender the SECOND he came in there. It's one of the more impressive things I've seen in sports.