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post #91 of 209
I've said this before on the Lakers board - MJ was one of the greatest. I've been watching basketball since 1963. I've seen quite a few players. The Big O was better than MJ. Sweet shot with great range (MJ did not have great range). Fantastic passer. Unfortunately nothing clicked for Oscar till he got with Kareem and Lucius Allen and Dandridge et al.

However, the greatest I ever saw was Magic. Unbelievable. A great winning spirit that he imparted to his teammates.
post #92 of 209
If I'm not mistaken didn't Micheal and Co. beat Magic's Lakers rather handily in a championship series.
This seasons playoff are the most entertaining there has been in quite a while. Kobe and Lebron have had amazing series.
P.S Most overrated player = Steve Nash
post #93 of 209
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont
If I'm not mistaken didn't Micheal and Co. beat Magic's Lakers rather handily in a championship series.
This seasons playoff are the most entertaining there has been in quite a while. Kobe and Lebron have had amazing series.
P.S Most overrated player = Steve Nash

if i'm not mistaken, that was the year magic got hurt in the first game and was out for the rest of the series. that was also kareem's last year. he was too old, too slow, and should not have been starting. (vlade divac was his back-up and a rookie at the time.)

my 2 cents on jordan. he was a great player but i'd rather have magic on my team than him. every time i saw jordan play, he'd get the ball stolen from him CLEANLY, and the ref would whistle a foul. the nba wanted to make a god out of him, and had the refs give him every call.

as i write this it looks like the lakers are done. they didn't deserve it this year, but they'll be much better once they trim the fat. (devean george and chris mihm.)
post #94 of 209
Suns 121 - Lakers 90

Kobe who??

P.S. Steve Kerr has 5 rings - 3 with the Bulls, 2 with the Spurs - but I wouldn't compare him to Magic
post #95 of 209
Kobe quit. Period.

He's a punk.
post #96 of 209
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However, the greatest I ever saw was Magic.

Word.
post #97 of 209
That was kind of anti-climactic.
post #98 of 209
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
if i'm not mistaken, that was the year magic got hurt in the first game and was out for the rest of the series. that was also kareem's last year. he was too old, too slow, and should not have been starting. (vlade divac was his back-up and a rookie at the time.)

my 2 cents on jordan. he was a great player but i'd rather have magic on my team than him. every time i saw jordan play, he'd get the ball stolen from him CLEANLY, and the ref would whistle a foul. the nba wanted to make a god out of him, and had the refs give him every call.

as i write this it looks like the lakers are done. they didn't deserve it this year, but they'll be much better once they trim the fat. (devean george and chris mihm.)
Magic played the whole series, Worthy and Scott missed game 5. Magic did have an amazing series, but wasn't as nice as MJ. I despised Jordan when he was in the league he got every call, Jordan Rules -asthey called it, but he did make the big shot and win the big games.
post #99 of 209
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Yeah. Hell of a letdown for the series to end this way after a few classic games earlier. Steve, I agree: Kobe just quit. FWIW, I understand the frustration, and I can only imagine how just plain annoying it has to be to have your playoff life on the line and watch your big men bumble and brick up four-footers. I think it started off as "I'm gonna get these guys fired up and then I'll ease back into it once we're firing on all cylinders" and it seemed to turn into sheer disgust when his teammates still couldn't make anything happen. And then he just quit.

I think the Clippers will prove to be tougher. It's not Kwame Brown and Luke Walton down in the post, it's Elton Brand. I'm hoping it's a good series. And once again, the West is twice as interesting as anything going on in the East.
post #100 of 209
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Originally Posted by odoreater
That was kind of anti-climactic.

actually a successful season for the Lakers. Blew a great chance to advance but overall, one couldn't expect more from them.

Diaw is just a terrific player. Just fantastic, has a great feel for the game.
post #101 of 209
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster

I think the Clippers will prove to be tougher. It's not Kwame Brown and Luke Walton down in the post, it's Elton Brand. I'm hoping it's a good series. And once again, the West is twice as interesting as anything going on in the East.

Clips are just salivating to play against the Suns. I honestly doubt it'll be much of a series.
post #102 of 209
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Clips are just salivating to play against the Suns. I honestly doubt it'll be much of a series.

Lamo, you're just a certified, card-carrying Suns hater...

Is there some sort of story you'd like to share about this?

Steve Nash steal your girlfriend, something like that?

post #103 of 209
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Cavs/Wizards was a great series. I was pulling for Arenas last night--mostly because I wanted to see a Game 7--and I thought my prayers were answered when he hit that monster 30-footer at the end of regulation, but man... those free throws....

Plus, DAMON JONES?! Anyway, my prediction: LeBron manages to steal one game against Detroit, just because he's LeBron--kinda like Iverson in the 2001 finals against the Lakers. That's it, though. Just one. Detroit in five.


And tonight is going to be great.

That last minute shot was nothing short of spectacular. Arenas played a competitive series. OK, he fell short at the free throw line (LeBron played some psychological warfare there) but give the man his props he didnt duck out on the post game interview and took the heat like a man.

I think the cavs may prove dangerous now that they have a smell of victory. I know they dont have the horses but it would be an incredibly memorable upset if they could slap Rock City.
post #104 of 209
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I'm predicting Nets over the Heat in 6. The Nets are going to be reved up for this one because they got swept by the Heat in Round 1 last year, but this is a totally different Nets team. RJ is 100% healthy again, Vince has been playing exceptionally well during the playoffs (except for Game 1 against the Pacers), Krstic has grown and is now a more powerful weapon than he was last year, Kidd is Kidd, and Collins is one of the only guys in the NBA that can effectively defend Shaq.

I would hope so. If the nets dont do it this year, then when? Kidd is showing signs of slowing down, maybe he is just sick of the BS. Personally, I think all teams that end in ETS are cursed.
post #105 of 209
And about Jordan. Didnt the players rebel and tell management that Jordan was the nastiest guy theyd ever been around. Nothing like hero worship to hatred in a short time period.

Jordan ruined the NBA by creating the super hero, me, me ethic. there is little team work, everything is fouling elbows, shooting skills bite. Plus Stern is a total loser. Worst guy to run the NBA they coulda picked.
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