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Lakers Lacking Hunger…

jebronI know what you’re thinking, a win’s a win, right?  Well, let me tell you something; when you only beat the Clippers by 3 points a few weeks before playoffs, you’re in trouble.  The Lakers just don’t seem alive.  What was once that “spectacular” bench mob is pretty much a bench slob.  I’ve never seen so many blown leads before.  And I’m not talking about 5-6 point leads, try double-digit ones.  The only guy on the bench that plays hard is Josh Powell, and let’s be realistic, is he scaring anyone? Luke Walton and his high basketball I.Q. don’t deserve to be in the league.  Jordan Farmar is one of those guys who thinks he’s Jordan on the freakin’ court… KNOW YOUR ROLE! The “Machine” is shooting under 36% from range on the year, the same Sasha that’s supposed to be a 3-point professional, the same Sasha that signed a 3-year extension in the offseason.  And forget the rest of the bench.  Those guys are just there to fill out the roster.  You wanna see hunger, think royalty, think King James.  After being embarrased by the Wizards and Magic in back-to-back away games, they polished-off the Spurs by 20 to get back on track with their best record.  5 games left in the season, 1 against Boston.  They’re gonna wax their opponents, including the mighty Celtics and if they continue this style of play, they’ll cruise to the Finals too. Sorry Lakers fans, sometimes you just can’t switch it on.  With games against Portland, Denver and Utah, looks like homecourt throughout is out of the question. They better hope Boston beats Cleveland.  Actually, looks like they’re dammed either way. Who ever said they were better off without Andrew Bynum? Can someone say “witness!”

April 6, 2009 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Celtics Keep Rolling

paul pierce onthebuzzer.comThe Boston Celtics went on a west coast swing and well, their tear continues. Sure their first two games were against the Sacramento Kings and the Seattle Sonics. But they beat the Kirilenko-less Utah Jazz on Saturday night and will face the yellow-hot Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. OK, maybe this wasn’t the best example of talent representing the west coast. And maybe we won’t know how legit they are until they face the Spurs, Mavericks and Suns. But the Celts have won all but 1 game in the month of December. They have the best record in the league. You can’t help but feel good for the trio of Pierce, Allen and of course, KG. Wise man once said, “it’s a good time to be a Bostonian.”

December 30, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment