Lakers in Trouble, Win Game 1!!

Posted: June 6, 2010 in NBA
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I was going to hold off on this post but I can’t any longer. I’m just too angry.

As we all know, The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. And it was a pretty convincing victory. The Lakers were up by as many as 20 points and wound up winning by 13. It was a pretty domination performance.

By Friday morning the Laker Hating was in full effect. Mike Green of “Mike and Mike in the Morning” was the biggest Hater of them all. “Let me tell you why the Lakers are in trouble for Game 2,” he said. Now call me crazy but I thought the Lakers had just won game 1. How could they be in trouble? According to Green, the Lakers troubles all stem from “ego.” The Lakers’ ego (and Kobe’s in particular) is what caused them to play so well. His theory was that Kobe was tired of hearing about LeBron James during the playoffs and the Lakers were tired of hearing how the Celtics were tougher than they were. Now they were going to hear how great they are and believe all they have to do is show up to win Game 2. He also went on the say how the Celtics were going to hear this, too. “That’s a team with a lot of pride and they’re going to show up for Game 2,” he said.

This is the most ridiculous theory I have ever heard. And if the Celtics have so much pride, why didn’t they show up for Game 1?

Could it possibly be that the Lakers are just a better team than the Celtics?

Before Game 1 Jon Barry stated that the Lakers have been playing “flag football” during the Western Conference Playoffs and now, in the Finals against Boston, they were going to be playing “tackle football.”

“The Lakers have not seen a team like the Boston Celtics,” he said.

I submit to you that the Celtics have not seen a team like the Lakers in the playoffs. The Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers are very one dimensional teams. Dwayne Wade and LeBron cannot carry those teams to the Finals. And it’s pretty easy to beat a team when they all give up the way the Cavs did against Boston. The Orlando Magic was a better team but even they kind of gave up.

So, as we head into Game 2 I think we will see more of the same. Kobe will get his 30-5-5. Ron Artest will continue to frustrate Paul Pierce. Pau Gasol will get his double-doubles and Andrew Bynum will continue to play solid in his 20-25 minutes per game. Look for Lamar Odom to step up and have a better game and the Laker bench will continue to play even with the Celtic bench.

The Lakers will win Game 2 in pretty much the same fashion as they won Game 1.

I can’t wait to hear how the Lakers are doomed to lose three in a row once they get to Boston come Monday morning.

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