NBA Finals: Boston Celtics vs L.A Lakers.

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  1. Eddyc85

    Eddyc85 Go Bucks!

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    Well don't get me wrong, I was out of basketball for a couple seasons and it was a scorefest of Washington/Phoenix that was the catalyst that helped bring me back in. But it's easy to play like say a Golden State Warriors but teams that play good defense like LA, Boston or San Antonio are the ones that win championships. It's hard to be a good defensive team in the NBA to be honest.
  2. Titans2008

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    Great game. I saw some bad calls, but they were pretty evenly spread out, I thought. Celtics with some dumb fouls down the stretch that really cost em. Interesting that Kobe passed to Artest in the clutch. I guess he just doesn't have that killer instinct, huh Gloat? Looks a lot better when your teammates come through. =)
  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Kobe has been putting on a shooting clinic the last month or so. (other than tonight)

    Sorry if you missed it.

    As far as him passing it- it was the right move. He sucked tonight while Artest had the hot hand. It shows trust... especially since everyone knows Kobe has hit the clutch shots just as much as anyone else in the league (Ray Allen is about the only one close).
  4. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Perkins doesn't suck.

    There's no way the series would have been a sweep, but I could see it being 4-1 or 4-2.

    I still don't think Doc's any good.
  5. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    Hail Kobe. Jordan's legacy at the top will now be under duress. Too bad Yao will refute Kobe his opportunity.
  6. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    Jordan sucked. Couldn't hit a AA curve ball - lol
  7. Titans2008

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    As of now, Kobe's resume isn't close to eclipsing Jordan. Just by stats alone, Jordan's career averages are better than Kobe in every way, even if you drop Kobe's first couple of seasons when he wasn't very good yet. I guess he has a chance to win more titles, though.
  8. JCBRAVE

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    I thought that series ended nicely. I'd have liked Boston to win, but L.A. put in serious work while Ray Allen choked. Can't hate Kobe for being great. Good officiating allowed a close game in the end. Now sports takes a break til football kicks-off :sad2:.
  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Jordan's career averages are better because he didn't have to share the ball with the most dominant center of all time.

    BUT...

    I don't think anyone can pass him at this point. It's his story-book career more than it is his numbers.

    As for anyone that wants to mention Kobe's bad game 7 (ESPN!)...

    Jordan had many bad game 7s to close a series.

    1996 went 5-19 against the Sonics in the closeout game.

    In 1997 he went 15-35 in the closeout game.

    In 1998 he went 7-26 in the closeout game.
  10. Titans2008

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    Well, some might say that having a player like Shaq should help your averages, not hurt them. At the very least, it would help his assists and shooting percentage. Still, he isn't beating Jordan in those categories, either...

    And yes, I remember Jordan shooting his team out of many games. He probably benefited more than anyone in this era by playing against lower competition and being THE star of the league. He received superstar calls every single night, no matter where it was.

    When Jordan left, the Bulls were still good enough to make the playoffs. I think they might have even won a series. The Lakers, likewise, would probably make the playoffs without Kobe. Can't wait to see how the Cavs fair without LeBron. =)
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