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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Last year what? 2 of the oldest teams in the NBA were in the Finals... Again. Sorry but you are way off here.
    You're confusing experience with age....Sure the Celtics were old. They also happen to have more talent than pretty much any other team in the league. The Lakers have both, experience and talent too. The Bulls, Thunder, Heat, and Celtics all have more talent than LA though. You can have the most experienced team, I'll take the 4 with the most talent. We'll see who wins....I'm guessing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You're confusing experience with age....Sure the Celtics were old. They also happen to have more talent than pretty much any other team in the league. The Lakers have both, experience and talent too. The Bulls, Thunder, Heat, and Celtics all have more talent than LA though. You can have the most experienced team, I'll take the 4 with the most talent. We'll see who wins....I'm guessing me.
    That makes no sense but OK. Every team in the NBA has talented players. There is a reason the Lakers and Celtics have won the last 5 titles. They are experienced and know how to win. At this point most of those players are on the downside and they still were at the top of the league. Once you get deep into the playoffs every single team is just as talented as the other its not about talent at that point. The Knicks are pretty talented. So are the Wizards they have a ton of young talent.

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    Lakers are done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You're confusing experience with age....Sure the Celtics were old. They also happen to have more talent than pretty much any other team in the league. The Lakers have both, experience and talent too. The Bulls, Thunder, Heat, and Celtics all have more talent than LA though. You can have the most experienced team, I'll take the 4 with the most talent. We'll see who wins....I'm guessing me.

    Please tell me how those 4 teams are more talented than LA. I just don't see it. Maybe Boston but the rest are just younger. From 1-12 I don't see a more talented team than LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSC View Post
    CCC, do you think Miami will figure out how to win close games against Boston or they will beat them bad enough 4 times that it doesn't matter?
    Yes I do.

    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    KD has put up some terrible numbers when Artest has been on him in the past. Everyone is very quick to jump on the hot team right now. Lakers needs to get out of the first round still.
    I'm not on the hot team. I took OKC when Perk got there and showed he was healthy. Everyone else can be a bandwagon for all I care but the playoffs have had little influence on me as far as a potential OKC-LA matchup is concerned.

    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    That makes no sense but OK. Every team in the NBA has talented players. There is a reason the Lakers and Celtics have won the last 5 titles. They are experienced and know how to win. At this point most of those players are on the downside and they still were at the top of the league. Once you get deep into the playoffs every single team is just as talented as the other its not about talent at that point. The Knicks are pretty talented. So are the Wizards they have a ton of young talent.
    The Lakers and Celtics were the two most talented teams in the league over the last 3 years. Boston has had 3 HOF guys and an all-star PG, mixed in with a good supporting cast. The Lakers have had the top duo in the league in Kobe & Gasol, mixed in with Bynum and Odom who have given them an advantage against any team they play.

    No team could match their amount of talent over the last couple of years, that isn't even close to a valid point IMO. Did the Cavs have as much talent as Boston? How about the Suns or Nuggets compared to LA? Orlando? I'm not seeing it. Experience is key, but the most talented team wins more often than not. Detroit is the only recent example I can remember where that was not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Please tell me how those 4 teams are more talented than LA. I just don't see it. Maybe Boston but the rest are just younger. From 1-12 I don't see a more talented team than LA.
    1-6. IMO 7-12 the Lakers are garbage and plenty of teams can throw more out there. However, Playoff benches only go 7-9 deep so it never really hurts them.

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    Is there a Westbrook/Durant feud brewing? Westbook took 30 shots last night and Durant just 18. Those numbers should be reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original Rookie View Post
    Is there a Westbrook/Durant feud brewing? Westbook took 30 shots last night and Durant just 18. Those numbers should be reversed.
    These numbers are not exact, but on the season Durant took 150 shots less than the previous season. Westbrook's shots increased by around 250. I am not a fan of high volume shooting PGs, like a Derrick Rose. History shows you traditionally do not win with that type of make-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original Rookie View Post
    Is there a Westbrook/Durant feud brewing? Westbook took 30 shots last night and Durant just 18. Those numbers should be reversed.
    I don't think they should. Westbrook has been a better player than KD this season IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    I don't think they should. Westbrook has been a better player than KD this season IMO.
    Durant is hands down the better scorer. Westbrook is at his worst when he's settling for jump shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original Rookie View Post
    Durant is hands down the better scorer. Westbrook is at his worst when he's settling for jump shots.
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original Rookie View Post
    Durant is hands down the better scorer. Westbrook is at his worst when he's settling for jump shots.
    Westbrook has to get his shots too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    1-6. IMO 7-12 the Lakers are garbage and plenty of teams can throw more out there. However, Playoff benches only go 7-9 deep so it never really hurts them.
    Who isn't garbage 7-12? I'll take the Lakers second team of Blake, Barnes, Brown, Odom and Bynum over anyone's.

    Note.....Bynum typically plays with lineup more than any other starter which is why I added his name with the second team.

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    If the Lakers get to play OKC I hope to god Westbrook takes 30 shots.

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    How mad do you think Dwight Howard is right now? His MONSTER series is being overshadowed by his terrible team. He is averaging 32 Ppg 17.4 Rpg on about 66% shooting. They should be steam rolling people if he could get anyone else to show up.

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