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View Poll Results: Lakers or Mavs
Lakers 9 60.00%
Mavs 6 40.00%
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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the thing is the mavs are stacked with a bunch of guys who have never done a thing with the exception of dirk and kidd. marion is about as over rated as tehy come, peja and chandler are walking wounded, haywood and stevenson are 2 of the main factors behind the wizards terrible seasons. terry talks better then he plays in the playoffs. until they get over the hump officially i will always count them out.
Suit yourself. Marion is easy to overlook because his value is in all the little things he does. When he left the Suns they got LIT UP as he was the only perimeter D they had.

I think Dallas will close this series out and at that point, I will consider them the front runner to win it all.

P.S. I'm not dogging the Lakers, they are CLEARLY not as good as previous years and again, until beaten are the champs.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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They've had a good run and now it's over.

Artest is out for game three. He has not been a scoring threat. He's very inconsistent and not good offensively. Artest a liability on offense, can't guard Dirk on defense, and foul-prone. He seems out of place with the Lakers, better suited for a physical team that uses intimidation to compete.

Lamar Odom. Odom makes great explosive moves to the basket only to fail to finish. So many times, he maneuvers between two defenders to get to the basket, only to miss. He too is not consistent. He still reminds of a guy who is listless and lazy, with a cavalier attitude. Can't guard Dirk.

Andrew Bynum. I thought the Lakers should've gotten rid of him and Artest a long time ago. He looks like a lumbering, slow-minded liability out on the floor. Occasionally, he gets the ball up close and makes a lucky shot or slams one home. His knees are shot and he's on borrowed time. After the game 2 loss, I heard him blame others for the loss...not a team player and certainly not something to say as a member of a team.

Gasol. He seems to have regressed this season. Not as explosive or creative with his shots. He doesn't have the same kind of intensity. It appears like he's called it in already.

Bryant. Anybody else notice that he appears skinnier and more frail? He seems to get more winded and there are stretches during the game where he is not a factor and doesn't seem to be calling for the ball. Kobe showing his age a bit and maybe the urgency to win the title again is not there as before.

It just generally appears like the Lakers will not make it past the Mavs. They don't match up well with them and Dirk can't be stopped. They need to make some changes in the off-season. Artest and Bynum should be discarded. Fisher is history. Time for Odom to get the boot as well. Phil Jackson will not be back, so time to rebuild. It was a good run, but now it's over.
The Lakers big problems are Fisher and no bench. Artest is ok for the cap space as are the others. Their big albatross is actually Luke Waltons contract.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Pheonix did it in 1993
The Rockets also did it in 1994 and 1995.

The Bulls did it in 1993.

Didn't the Heat come back in the NBA Finals against the Mavs after being down 0-2?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:27 PM
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The Rockets also did it in 1994 and 1995.

The Bulls did it in 1993.

Didn't the Heat come back in the NBA Finals against the Mavs after being down 0-2?

No the Heat situation was different because they lost the first two games on the road
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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No the Heat situation was different because they lost the first two games on the road
Same with the Bulls in 93, they lost the first two games of the ECF, but it was in MSG
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:26 PM
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Same with the Bulls in 93, they lost the first two games of the ECF, but it was in MSG
I was talking about teams who lost their first two games at home and came back to win the series.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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I think this is the first time Dirk and Kobe will meet in the playoffs, right?
right. But its so nice when artist make man to man to dirk :]
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: texas
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Artest is a punk....I had Lakers in 7, thinking the Mavs would make it interesting. Looking like I may have been wrong on this one. If so, glad I was.....
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:46 AM
 
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the thing is the mavs are stacked with a bunch of guys who have never done a thing with the exception of dirk and kidd.
That can be said of many teams' roleplayers.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:55 AM
 
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No the Heat situation was different because they lost the first two games on the road
No.
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