LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
I am pleased to say that the Lakers finally got their act together, I believe they will win the championship. The 76ers will probably win the Eastern conference finals (4-3). If the Lakers won't win the West finals, the Spurs are likely to beat the 76ers or the Bucks.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3376 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1128 times:
JetService -- the N-H-what?
Of course the Lakers are going to win the championship. If the Raptors can push the 'Sixers to seven, I shudder to think what the Lakers will do to them. Likewise Milwaukee. Sorry, with the way the Lakers have been playing, ain't nobody stopping them! (I hope).
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
I see the Spurs winning the Western Conference finals 4-3, Sixers winning the East 4-2, Spurs winning the finals 4-2.
The Lakers are so overrated. The only reason that the Lakers win is because of all the bad calls the refs make. The refs are always siding with the Lakers. I remember last year's game 7 battle between Portland and LA. Steve Smith drives up the middle for a layup that could bring the Blazers within range to win, and he is gangtackled in midair by two Lakers. Call: He travelled. No foul. Game 1, Lakers vs. Spurs yesterday, Bryant spins around the defender and it is obvious that he free armed him. Refs make no call. Half of the layups/dunks he made were off of travels. Refs never called it.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3376 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
Sorry guys. Can't blame the refs for the Lakers winning 17 straight.
Lakers are "losers"? OK, that makes sense. You must be a bitter Bulls/Celtics/Blazer fan.
And CBA, if the refs called half the fouls committed ON Shaq (you know, when guys literally hang off of him while he tries to shoot), Shaq would have a lot more opportunities to be shooting his free throws. It goes both ways, you know.
Blaming the Spurs crappy shooting (terrible bricks) and David Robinson's ineptness on the refs is ridiculous. The Lakers are simply better: Better offense, better defense, better from 3-point land (at least in this series). Simply better. And no, Kobe did not travel on half his lay-ups. I think the ref would know what "travelling" means.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
I had respect for Jordan. Kobe will have to play at such a competitive level for a few more years before he gets my respect. He still goes on too many hot and cold streaks. Kobe may have skills, but he lacks the leadership that Jordan had. Shaquille O'Neal is only good because of his enormous size. No one can guard him because he is just too big.