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(Yahoo)   Kobe or not Kobe. That...is the question as the LA Lakers prepare for an Orlando Magic team that will not die. NBA Finals Game 5 discussion thread (8pm ET, ABC)   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 334
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2009-06-14 05:48:46 PM
Is it football season, yet?
 
2009-06-14 06:45:18 PM
Kobe? Why would a city in Japan have anything to do with an NBA game?
 
2009-06-14 06:48:52 PM
Epsilon: Kobe? Why would a city in Japan have anything to do with an NBA game?

I'm not sure what part of you thought that was funny.
 
2009-06-14 07:03:51 PM
DamnYankees: Epsilon: Kobe? Why would a city in Japan have anything to do with an NBA game?

I'm not sure what part of you thought that was funny.


Oh, THAT Kobe. Watch out Orlando, you gonna get raped!
 
2009-06-14 07:38:41 PM
DamnYankees: Epsilon: Kobe? Why would a city in Japan have anything to do with an NBA game?

I'm not sure what part of you thought that was funny.


Give him a break. It's still better than "Kobe = rapist" jokes.
 
2009-06-14 07:40:48 PM
The Great EZE: DamnYankees: Epsilon: Kobe? Why would a city in Japan have anything to do with an NBA game?

I'm not sure what part of you thought that was funny.

Give him a break. It's still better than "Kobe = rapist" jokes.


crazycoding.com

Still thinks its funny.
 
2009-06-14 07:43:15 PM
Random question that's been bugging me the last couple of weeks: Why is it that the NHL and NBA playoffs last about the same amount of time (NHL begins their season and post-season slightly early than than NBA) but basketball is the one that gets the reputation for having the "playoffs that last forever"? If the Lakers had won game three, the series would've been over Thursday and the Stanley Cup would've been the one to be decided later.

/Sorry, 60 Minutes was on and I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney.
 
2009-06-14 07:45:24 PM
The Great EZE: Why is it that the NHL and NBA playoffs last about the same amount of time (NHL begins their season and post-season slightly early than than NBA) but basketball is the one that gets the reputation for having the "playoffs that last forever"? If the Lakers had won game three, the series would've been over Thursday and the Stanley Cup would've been the one to be decided later.

Because people care about basketball much more than hockey.
 
2009-06-14 07:46:04 PM
Die Magic.

/German for "The Magic"
 
2009-06-14 07:46:07 PM
Watch and learn LeBron, Kobe is going to win another championship tonight.
 
2009-06-14 07:46:14 PM
The Great EZE: Random question that's been bugging me the last couple of weeks: Why is it that the NHL and NBA playoffs last about the same amount of time (NHL begins their season and post-season slightly early than than NBA) but basketball is the one that gets the reputation for having the "playoffs that last forever"? If the Lakers had won game three, the series would've been over Thursday and the Stanley Cup would've been the one to be decided later.

/Sorry, 60 Minutes was on and I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney.


They both get the reputation of lasting forever, it's just that no one talks about Hockey, period.

/3 months till NHL pre-season, or something like that
 
2009-06-14 07:46:37 PM
RocketRay: Die Magic.

/German for "The Magic"


2nd time today I've been reminded of the old-time genius of The Simpsons.
 
2009-06-14 07:47:04 PM
www.jenius.com.au
Mmm.
 
2009-06-14 07:47:05 PM
The Great EZE: If the Lakers had won game three, the series would've been over Thursday and the Stanley Cup would've been the one to be decided later.

In that case the NBA finals would have been 3 games shorter than the NHL finals. In fact the only scenario where the NBA finishes before the NHL is if the NHL plays 7 and the NBA plays 4.

The real issue is why they're still playing winter sports in June, though it pales in comparison to MLB's 9-month season.
 
2009-06-14 07:47:36 PM
There's another sport with Playoffs happening now?

Oh well. The NBA will never be the NHL.

Moving on...
 
2009-06-14 07:50:12 PM
Partisan: In that case the NBA finals would have been 3 games shorter than the NHL finals. In fact the only scenario where the NBA finishes before the NHL is if the NHL plays 7 and the NBA plays 4. NBC wants to get the damn thing over with and schedules two games in two days.

FTF(slightly more)A. The point's still valid. I guess.
 
2009-06-14 07:50:26 PM
TemperedEdge, you mean not like the NHL as in it will actually have decent ratings and a legitimate fanbase, as well as players from the United States?

Anyways, I hate both Orlando and LA, and all I was hoping was that this series would go to game seven and be ridiculously violent and bloody. Oh well.
 
2009-06-14 07:52:15 PM
Cyno01: Mmm.


never had kobe before. or wagyu*, either. store up the way had kobe recently. i was tempted, but it was i think $28 or $30 per pound, and i don't think my grill gets hot enough to cook kobe. isn't it supposed be cooked at like, 500 degrees?

*if i have my terms right, only kobe beef from kobe can be advertised as kobe beef, whereas "wagyu" is beef from kobe cows but raised elsewhere.

oh, and GO MAGIC.
 
2009-06-14 07:52:39 PM
I predicted before the series that the Lakers would lose one game by 20+. I have a feeling I won't be wrong on that. I expect Orlando to have one last good game before falling in 6.
 
2009-06-14 07:53:52 PM
TheBaldOneMpls: I predicted before the series that the Lakers would lose one game by 20+. I have a feeling I won't be wrong on that. I expect Orlando to have one last good game before falling in 6.

Orlando didn't have a good game in game 3? They shot freaking 63%.
 
2009-06-14 07:55:58 PM
There's still an NBA?
 
2009-06-14 07:56:17 PM
The Great EZE: Random question that's been bugging me the last couple of weeks: Why is it that the NHL and NBA playoffs last about the same amount of time (NHL begins their season and post-season slightly early than than NBA) but basketball is the one that gets the reputation for having the "playoffs that last forever"? If the Lakers had won game three, the series would've been over Thursday and the Stanley Cup would've been the one to be decided later.

/Sorry, 60 Minutes was on and I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney.


Many times in recent history, the NHL playoffs have started before the NBA playoffs and end afterward. This changed a bit when the NBA went to best-of-7 for the first round. It might have happened again this year, but the Stanley Cup Finals were on a pretty tight schedule this year.
 
2009-06-14 07:56:39 PM
That is a hilarious visitors lineup song.
 
2009-06-14 07:56:53 PM
DamnYankees: TheBaldOneMpls: I predicted before the series that the Lakers would lose one game by 20+. I have a feeling I won't be wrong on that. I expect Orlando to have one last good game before falling in 6.

Orlando didn't have a good game in game 3? They shot freaking 63%.


I said "one last good game", not "one good game". I think when you're up 3-1, you either take the night off or go for the kill, and I think the Lakers will take the night off. Combine that with Orlando coming in with a "not without a fight" mentality, I feel the Lakers will get taken behind the shed tonight.
 
2009-06-14 07:58:01 PM
Is it hockey season yet?

/just want it to go to game 7
 
2009-06-14 07:58:05 PM
TheBaldOneMpls: I said "one last good game", not "one good game". I think when you're up 3-1, you either take the night off or go for the kill, and I think the Lakers will take the night off. Combine that with Orlando coming in with a "not without a fight" mentality, I feel the Lakers will get taken behind the shed tonight.

Oh. I thought you meant "one last" as in "they have gotta have at least 1 in this series and they haven't had it yet".

My bad.
 
2009-06-14 07:58:20 PM
TheBaldOneMpls: I expect Orlando to have one last good game before falling in 6.


they are a couple of plays away from this being a 3-1 Magic series. if pau gasol doesn't commit goaltending coutrney lee doesn't miss that layup, or the magic don't blow a 5pt lead with like, one minute left, this series looks totally different.

and not a Laker hater either. i just think it would be cool for the unheeralded Magic to be able to say, "not only did we knock off LeBron, we also punched LA in the mouth."

but hey, if LA wins, that's fine. it would be good for Kobe's legacy and add another layer to the offseason, as he still has an opt-out clause.
 
2009-06-14 07:58:50 PM
TheBaldOneMpls: I think when you're up 3-1, you either take the night off or go for the kill, and I think the Lakers will take the night off. Combine that with Orlando coming in with a "not without a fight" mentality, I feel the Lakers will get taken behind the shed tonight.

Alternatively, I can see Kobe just ending it tonight. He's been wanting this for so long and its now so close, I can't see him letting up. He wants to finish it. And the Lakers have enough players like that to do it.
 
2009-06-14 08:00:34 PM
The lakers are whiny little biatches

/that is all
 
2009-06-14 08:02:40 PM
Ok -- I live in the DC area and the sound is really weird on my TV. I have Comcast cable. I also can't get the HD feed. Anyone else having this problem?
 
2009-06-14 08:05:08 PM
I'm a Lakers fan, but sometimes I think Pau Gasol is creepy:
a.espncdn.com
 
2009-06-14 08:05:32 PM
yeah voice problems down here in south florida as well. I have comcast.
 
2009-06-14 08:05:45 PM
DamnYankees Alternatively, I can see Kobe just ending it tonight. He's been wanting this for so long and its now so close, I can't see him letting up. He wants to finish it. And the Lakers have enough players like that to do it.

True, but I don't see Orlando letting themselves lose this game. I see Orlando getting out to a huge start. If they get out to a big lead, I don't think they'll take their boots off of LA's throats tonight. And even with as driven as Kobe's been, I think there's a part of him that wouldn't mind closing it out at home, so I don't think he'll be in "total closeout" mode.
 
2009-06-14 08:07:21 PM
I'm ready to kill those two assholes from that "Year One" movie.
 
2009-06-14 08:08:00 PM
TheBaldOneMpls: And even with as driven as Kobe's been, I think there's a part of him that wouldn't mind closing it out at home, so I don't think he'll be in "total closeout" mode.


i heard this somewhere on sports radio friday: "Kobe needs to worry more about winning the championship instead of winning the championship MVP."

interesting.
 
2009-06-14 08:08:58 PM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: I'm ready to kill those two assholes from that "Year One" movie.

I like Cera and Black, and I'm a little sick of them.
 
2009-06-14 08:09:11 PM
bluebull40: Ok -- I live in the DC area and the sound is really weird on my TV. I have Comcast cable. I also can't get the HD feed. Anyone else having this problem?

Since I'm in South America right now, watching the finals being acted out live by a team of donkeys, your complaint about no HD feed made me cry.
 
2009-06-14 08:09:49 PM
rickythepenguin: i heard this somewhere on sports radio friday: "Kobe needs to worry more about winning the championship instead of winning the championship MVP."

interesting.


Not really. Kobe has been amazing in these finals and all postseason.
 
2009-06-14 08:12:30 PM
bluebull40: Ok -- I live in the DC area and the sound is really weird on my TV. I have Comcast cable. I also can't get the HD feed. Anyone else having this problem?

Living in DC and am experiencing the same with RCN. WTF?
 
2009-06-14 08:13:10 PM
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2009-06-14 08:13:11 PM
What a shiatty headline. -1
 
2009-06-14 08:13:48 PM
For the record, KSTP (Minneapolis/St. Paul network) just had an accidental screen crawl updating the Brett Favre situation.

I wish I was kidding.
 
2009-06-14 08:14:07 PM
Guess I can't call them the Orlando Tragic anymore
 
2009-06-14 08:14:17 PM
plamadude30k: I'm a Lakers fan, but sometimes I think Pau Gasol is creepy:

Every time I see Pau Gasol, all I can think of is the Podling who got his brains sucked out by the Dark Crystal.
 
2009-06-14 08:14:24 PM
Main page NBA thread? Are you farking serious?
 
2009-06-14 08:15:37 PM
Sknyluv: bluebull40: Ok -- I live in the DC area and the sound is really weird on my TV. I have Comcast cable. I also can't get the HD feed. Anyone else having this problem?

Living in DC and am experiencing the same with RCN. WTF?


The commercials of course sound perfect. What the hell??
 
2009-06-14 08:21:16 PM
Question from an independent observer to Lakers fans (which seems to make up most of the people here): Do you want the Lakers to win it now, or lose tonight and win on home court? Where do you think the players would rather win it?
 
2009-06-14 08:23:02 PM
Lost Thought 00: Question from an independent observer to Lakers fans (which seems to make up most of the people here): Do you want the Lakers to win it now, or lose tonight and win on home court? Where do you think the players would rather win it?

Win now. You never want to lose a game.
 
2009-06-14 08:23:14 PM
Lost Thought 00: Question from an independent observer to Lakers fans (which seems to make up most of the people here): Do you want the Lakers to win it now, or lose tonight and win on home court? Where do you think the players would rather win it?

Well, I'm up on a mountain all night, observing on a telescope where there's no TV, so I kinda want them to loose so I can actually watch them win later. Still, I can listen to the internet radio, so I won't complain that much. I also wouldn't complain if they won.
 
2009-06-14 08:23:28 PM
Swing and a miss!
 
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