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Page 3 of Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats There's not really much debate about it anymore. Kobe is past his prime but is still a winner. LeBron has entered his... 124 comments | 1881 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I still do not know how much to read in to the NBA basketball season. Every year I get roped in to thinking it means more than it does for some of the teams. The Celtics were mediocre finishing at 27-27 last year. The Lakers finished 4-7.
    I don't think it means that much. I think matchups and individual players are way more important. The Lakers and Celtics have had a dramatic size advantage on every team they've played the last few years, and the Lakers had Kobe to boot. The Celtics had Pierce and Allen. I think Boozer's height could end up hurting the Bulls & would kill them against the Lakers. I think Boston cannot beat LA with their current lineup, and I think they're going to have a heck of a time Miami & Chi-town. I think the team best suited to beat LA is OKC. I think the Spurs are going to be in trouble with OKC or LA and the winner of the East. JMO.
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    Gasol and Bynum were 14-25 38 points and 17 rebounds last night Perkins didn't do much. The Lakers just didn't play any D last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Gasol and Bynum were 14-25 38 points and 17 rebounds last night Perkins didn't do much. The Lakers just didn't play any D last night.
    Just wait for the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    Just wait for the playoffs.
    Ok. It should be a good series. Lakers don't look like the defending champs that is for sure. Nazr was more effective than Perk last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Ok. It should be a good series. Lakers don't look like the defending champs that is for sure.
    LA will be ready for the playoffs, they are just trying to finish out the season IMO. If they can't get the #1 there is no difference in the 2 and the 3 seeds because Dallas probably can't come close to beating them I wouldn't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    LA will be ready for the playoffs, they are just trying to finish out the season IMO. If they can't get the #1 there is no difference in the 2 and the 3 seeds because Dallas probably can't come close to beating them I wouldn't think.
    I think they would much rather be #2 New Orleans will be an easy sweep plus they are 1 game behind Miami for home court now. They really messed up these last 5 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I think they would much rather be #2 New Orleans will be an easy sweep plus they are 1 game behind Miami for home court now. They really messed up these last 5 games.
    That is true. Blazers are a tough matchup for anyone. Probably couldn't beat any of the top 4 other than Dallas though. They could make it tough on everyone else though IMO

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    OKC ain't ready. Just like the Bulls ain't ready. Last night was the first time OKC beat the Lakers all year. Or did we soon forget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    OKC ain't ready. Just like the Bulls ain't ready. Last night was the first time OKC beat the Lakers all year. Or did we soon forget?
    A series of Kobe chasing around Westbrook, Artest looking old against Durant, and Ibaka & Perk doing work on the Lakers bigs is LA's worst nightmare IMO. I think the Heat are the only other team that pose that kind of major problem for them for totally different reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    A series of Kobe chasing around Westbrook, Artest looking old against Durant, and Ibaka & Perk doing work on the Lakers bigs is LA's worst nightmare IMO. I think the Heat are the only other team that pose that kind of major problem for them for totally different reasons.
    Right since that has worked well all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    A series of Kobe chasing around Westbrook, Artest looking old against Durant, and Ibaka & Perk doing work on the Lakers bigs is LA's worst nightmare IMO. I think the Heat are the only other team that pose that kind of major problem for them for totally different reasons.
    It was a regular season game and I stand by that it doesn't matter. The Bobcats swept the Lakers again this year and they have won 10 of the last 12 against LA. If OKC beats LA in a series or wins the west I'll give you credit. When LA wins the west(again)I won't say a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Right since that has worked well all year.
    What has worked all year? Perk has only been in OKC for a month. And Miami swept LA........
    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    It was a regular season game and I stand by that it doesn't matter. The Bobcats swept the Lakers again this year and they have won 10 of the last 12 against LA. If OKC beats LA in a series or wins the west I'll give you credit. When LA wins the west(again)I won't say a word.
    I said all this before the pointless regular season game. If I were betting the Lakers are the safe pick in the West. But I think the Thunder are the perfect team to take them out. They have the one piece they needed last year, Westbrook is 10x better and Artest is about 2/3s of what he was last year. I think LA is praying the Spurs knock OKC out for them. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    What has worked all year? Perk has only been in OKC for a month. And Miami swept LA........


    I said all this before the pointless regular season game. If I were betting the Lakers are the safe pick in the West. But I think the Thunder are the perfect team to take them out. They have the one piece they needed last year, Westbrook is 10x better and Artest is about 2/3s of what he was last year. I think LA is praying the Spurs knock OKC out for them. JMO
    1. Boston swept LA last year. Orlando swept LA the year before. How did that work out?

    2. I think LA has been waiting for the playoffs to start. Bored. OKC ain't ready. They still have never won a playoff series and Perkins is being oversold. Boston let him go for a reason.

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    I see Charlie V lost his mind tonight. I read that they even had to get security back in the tunnel as he was trying to get to the Cavs lockerroom.

    Something about that guy doesn't seem right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    1. Boston swept LA last year. Orlando swept LA the year before. How did that work out?

    2. I think LA has been waiting for the playoffs to start. Bored. OKC ain't ready. They still have never won a playoff series and Perkins is being oversold. Boston let him go for a reason.
    So you're writing off Miami's sweep of LA? I think it was the one regular season series that actually meant something. You can't honestly tell me as a Kobe Bryant fan that you don't think...wait correct that KNOW....Kobe wanted to send a message to the Big 3 this year and it didn't happen. Miami is a serious matchup nightmare for them because of the big 2. Ron Artest couldn't guard LeBron to save his life and DWade is one of the few guys that can make it as tough on Kobe defensively as he can offensively. Sure Bynum would be a problem for them, but they win one matchup out of 5? Gasol beats Bosh but is it really by all that much right now? Fisher v. Bibby would be a contest to see who is the most pathetic. What team can match up with the Lakers and legitimately say their guy at the 2 can play Kobe to a stalemate or even out play him in a series? Not as likely but same for Gasol.

    And don't buy OKC, but don't say I didn't warn you .

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