October 20, 2020

When did the Refs become the game?

Yes, I’m a Laker homer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t sit here and celebrate with a little angst. The NBA refs in Game 7 were absolutely atrocious and let’s not forget Game 7’s don’t happen often in the NBA. The last one was over 20 years ago so when it does happen and of all teams the Celts and Lakers are the matchup you have to be cognizant of how much this game means. OMG, it was absolutely painful to watch.  Stern, please make sure this kind of referee dominated game never happens again.

Now that I have spoke my peace it’s time to remind everyone the Lakers are back-to-back and they beat Boston. Nuff said!

NBA Finals Bet of the Day – June 17th, 2010

The Celtics and Lakers come down to the all important Game 7 tonight in the 2010 NBA Finals. The Lakers wore out the Celtics in Game 6 so Vegas has set the line at Lakers by seven for this final game. I have to take the Lakers at home because the Celtics looked totally inept last game without Kendrick Perkins down low. Good luck!

Lakers -7

Overall Record:

NBA 21-16 (2010) 65-52 (overall)
NHL 0-2 (2010) 1-4 (overall)
MLB 14-8 (2010) 104-77-5
College Football 37-24 (2009-10) 142-115-1 (overall)
NFL 35-20 (2009-10) 138-92-5 (overall)
College Basketball 60-46-3 (2009-10) 257-195-9 (overall)

NBA Finals Bet of the Day – June 15th, 2010

Tonight is a crucial game 6 at the Staples Center in LA. The Celtics have two straight for the first time in the series and seem to be in control of their destiny. The Lakers should win and push the NBA Finals to a game 7. Good luck!

Lakers/Celtics over 187.5

Overall Record:

NBA 21-15 (2010) 65-51 (overall)
NHL 0-2 (2010) 1-4 (overall)
MLB 14-8 (2010) 104-77-5
College Football 37-24 (2009-10) 142-115-1 (overall)
NFL 35-20 (2009-10) 138-92-5 (overall)
College Basketball 60-46-3 (2009-10) 257-195-9 (overall)

NBA Finals Bet of the Day – June 13th, 2010

The Lakers and Celtics series so far has been a joy to watch and neither team has been able to win more than one in a row to date. That trend continues tonight because LA steals another one in Boston. Good luck!

Lakers +3.5

Overall Record:

NBA 21-14 (2010) 65-50 (overall)
NHL 0-2 (2010) 1-4 (overall)
MLB 14-8 (2010) 104-77-5
College Football 37-24 (2009-10) 142-115-1 (overall)
NFL 35-20 (2009-10) 138-92-5 (overall)
College Basketball 60-46-3 (2009-10) 257-195-9 (overall)

Amber Alert! 6’11 Bald Power Forward is Missing

Lamar Odom was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on May 30th riding in a gold Bentley with Khloe Kardashian after he stopped off for some Skittles at a 7-11 on the 10 Freeway.
The first 2 games Odome has provided the Lakers a dismal 8 points with 9 boards in 36 minutes of playing time. Lamar at one time last night had 3 fouls in 3 minutes. Take away the fact that Artest was 1-10 and Derek Fisher was 2-8 yesterday, Lamar is the guy who is supposed to come in and pick up the team if they are down.

The Lakers can ill afford to have Odom be the invisible man if they are to repeat as NBA Champs.

Boston vs LA, Again!

How did the NBA get so lucky again? As much as David Stern would love to have a Kobe vs Lebron NBA Finals there is no debate that this is still the marquee matchup that got the NBA a new and exciting audience 26 years ago and is still a ratings magnet to this day.

It is amazing that combined these two teams have 32 total championships between them out of a total number of 62. The NBA Finals have been played every year since 1947. The Lakers have been to the NBA Finals 29 times and the Celtics have been to a total of 20 and have faced each other head-to-head 11 times. Magic Johnson’s Lakers won 11 of 19 games over Larry Bird’s Celts in Finals, but Boston is 9-2 vs the Lakers all-time in the Finals after starting with an 8 game winning streak.

This has all the makings of a great series that could very well go 7 games and I believe that this series will go the distance. This gives us all a reason to embrace the NBA Playoffs so enjoy.

I see at least 1 game going OT and the series being won by LA in 7 with a nail biter at the Staples Center.

Nuff said, Lakers are World Champs

As I predicted, the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals in five games and it wasn’t nearly as close as the media tried to make it. All hail the Lakers and don’t be surprised if they are back in the Finals again next year. Yes they have some questions on whether to keep Odom or not and they will undoubtedly take a look at the free agent pool this offseason, but with Gasol and Kobe still at the top of their game and the unlimited potential Bynum has this could be another dynasty for the Lakers.

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NBA Finals Bet of the Day – June 7th, 2009

The Magic were 2-0 against the Lakers during the regular season and have played at a very high level all throughout this year’s NBA Playoffs. All the way up until the spanking they received Thursday night in LA to a tune of 100-75. While I do think they make adjustments tonight I don’t see them slowing down a focused Laker team. Take the Lakers!

Lakers -6.5

Overall Record:

NBA 42-35
MLB 27-20-1
NHL 1-1
College Football 106-92-1
NFL 103-72-5
College Basketball 197-149-6

The Lakers Missing Link is a DJ

When the Lakers take the floor tonight in search of their 15th World Championship I expect them to throw the kitchen sink at Dwight Howard especially after Phil Jackson’s comments a couple months ago when he stated he would rather have Howard on his team instead of LeBron James. The key to the series is to not allow Howard to score inside the paint and to force him out of the key where he is not nearly as dominate. Phil will have three seven-footers to throw at the beast known as Dwight Howard. Yes, there is a third Laker above 7-foot. His Delta Chi name is D.J. Mbenga. act_dj_mbenga Mbenga has only played in 23 games this year and is averaging 2.7 points a game and 1.3 rebounds. Needless to say he hasn’t been an integral part of the Lakers squad, but that will all change in this series. Mbenga’s greatest achievements to date happened back in the 2006 playoffs. D.J. played for the Dallas Mavericks and Avery Johnson’s wife was being disturbed by some fans and Mbenga reportedly went into the stands with owner Mark Cuban to help usher Mrs. Johnson to the locker room. Because of this ace he was ultimately suspended for 6 games without pay for entering the stands.

So, to wrap things up I think the missing link in the Finals coming to you by way of the Congo and now pimping a Laker jersey is D.J. Mbenga. Between Gasol, Bynum and Mbenga they will have plenty of fouls to put Dwight Howard on the line where he hits a paltry 55%.

My prediction is the Lakers in five because they have the big bodies that Cleveland didn’t have to throw at Howard.