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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Celtics!! I didn't see most of these celebs on the rundown from the game last night. They showed Dustin Hoffman, Sylvester Stallone, Spike Lee, Jack Nicholson, and Eddie Murphy.
svenska svenska 9 years
Thanks badkitty. :) Hopefully this doesn't get me flagged for talking sports and not about the celebs at the game: I think Gasol will show back up when they get the inside-out and low-post game (you know, the main aspects of the Triangle offense) established early on in a game. Pau's very much a rhythm player and you have to get him involved early so he can establish some post moves and cuts or else he seems to fall back into being a pass first kind of player. They got him going early in game 2 and he had a pretty good night (17 pts, 10 boards (3 offensive), 4 dimes, 1 steal, 1 turnover). He was making quick, decisive moves - like taking KG off the dribble and dunking in his face - and not completely going for the soft flips and lay-ins (which I really wish he would try to finish more of those stronger, like that block Garnett had on him last night, if he had gone up with 2 hands instead of just trying to flip it in with his left he would have at least drawn a foul (KG was in the circle so it would have been a block is there was no contact to Pau's arms) if not been able to finish the basket). They didn't do that in game three mostly because it seemed to be the decision of the coaching staff or just Kobe's to get him involved in the offense from the start and show the refs that the Lakers have been being agressive (if you look at the shot chart of game 2, the Lakers actually attempted around 13 more shots inside the paint than the C's, though because there were about 9 or 10 shooting fouls committed by the Lakers in the paint as compared to the 1 or 2 called against Boston the difference was more like 4 or 5 more shots by LA in the paint and yet the media wanted viewers to believe that Boston was being more aggressive and getting into the paint more so that is why they got the fouls and LA didn't which is clearly a fallacy). That kind of gameplan didn't allow Pau to set his post game rhythm early and he never really got into it until late in the 4th. Odom needs to show up badly and not get into foul trouble early. This is just a bad match-up for him. I think he played Garnett in game 1 and Garnett went off in the first half, and Phil switched him onto Perkins for games 2 & 3, partially to let Gasol's length to bother Kevin, and because Gasol has played him fairly okay in the past in Memphis and partially because unlike Pau Lamar will try to box out and fight for rebounds under the basket, which killed LA in game 1. The problem is Perkins has the size (read: weight) advantage on Lamar and can bump him around underneath the basket and to some extent that has got to be taking away some of Lamar's legs. I also think the switch hasn't been good for Lamar's confidence. Not to mention when the Lakers are on offense Perkins will sag down towards the lane to provide help D and to be established when Odom drives to either stop him or draw a charge. They're leaving LO open from 14 feet on, so if he could actually trust his J and get a couple to fall his defender will be forced to come out to cover him which not only helps Lamar be able to drive to the basket for a lay-up or dunk, which is what he really wants, because he is so quick and Perkins or even Brown cannot keep up with his first quick step and will get passed, have to foul or both, it also opens the rest of the floor up for the Lakers. It would allow an open path for a cut to the basket by Kobe or Radmanovic or Sasha or Ariza, etc. Luckily though both did contribute in some big plays down the stretch last night, so hopefully they can carry that kind of agressiveness over to Thursday. If not, someone other than Kobe is going to have to step up big.
badkitty badkitty 9 years
p.s. you got any idea's as to when gasol and/or odom is going to actually show up for a game?
badkitty badkitty 9 years
svenska, i want to watch the rest of the games with you. I bet we would have a blast!!
svenska svenska 9 years
"kobe is the biggest cry baby that should have been ejected after that technical foul when he kept complaining, phil jackson should have been fined like any other coach would have if they would have made all those comments he made about the refs, what a rigged game bullsh*t fouls just to make up to the lakers, for last game, may the best team win and im sure that will be the celtics, btw hilary looks so happy in love and beautiful" Uh, okay, homer much? Kobe was complaining - and by the way complained a LOT less than, oh say, Manu Ginobili or Tony Parker or Paul Pierce complain when they don't get foul calls or get ones against them they feel are unfair without getting T'd up - because he clearly got reached in on (which is, *gasp*, a foul) right in front of Bennet Salvatore and Salvatore swallowed his whistle. Phil probably should have been fined with the NBA's inanely ridiculous rules of not being able to question the reffing, which is clearly rigged or set-up in favor of home teams, but to be fair he didn't call out Bob Delaney or any of the other game 2 refs by name, which is usually where the fines come from. Also it was a fair critique - how come a ref is allowed to call a game tight on one end (the only 2 fouls that were really questionable that were called in game 2 against the Lakers was the offensive on Kobe, where Ray Allen stared down the ref until a late whistle was blown, and the foul of Kobe on Pierce where Brown set an illegal screen (moving screens are illegal in the NBA) and ran Kobe into Pierce - that was miscalled and should have been an offensive foul on PJ Brown) and let so much go on the other unless the games ARE rigged? Look at the alley-oop where Pau was ripped down without a whistle blown against the C's in game 2, or when Rondo mauled Pau to steal the ball (you AREN'T allowed to slap the arms of the ball handler), or when Garnett was mauling Pau in the low post early in game 2, or in the 4th of that game when Kobe was in the lane and Pierce grabbed his jersey (again, that is a foul that was being called on the other end, funny that) so Kobe switched the ball to his left hand and made the shot (he should have gotten an And-1 on that)? OR what about the ridiculous moving and illegal screens Garnett ALWAYS sets and NEVER gets called on? When he was finally called on one at the end of game 3, with about 20 seconds left, he had actually set FIVE illegal screens in the same possession before they called it. Seriously, go watch it on your DVR or look on youtube for it. You want to talk about BS fouls being called for the Lakers in game 3, really? Where? All the calls made for both teams were legit fouls, it's just the refs were letting Boston get away with a lot more in the Fake Garden and they weren't letting them get away with the same in Staples, it's as simple as that, the players have to adjust to the ways the refs are calling it. And there were missed calls on BOTH sides. Like I said, KG's constant illegal screens, PJ Brown's illegal screens, Perkins' moving screens, Rondo's, Allen's and Posey's handchecks, Perkins' constant pushing off and going over the back, KG holding and pushing off, Pau mauling Pierce on a missed trey attempt and getting no whistle. You can go both ways, but the refs missed calls on both ends and made pretty much the same calls on both ends. It wasn't egregiously lopsided like game 2, it wasn't even as horrible as game 4 of the Spurs (where San Antonio was getting all kinds of calls, particularly down the stretch that were ridiculous - that clean block of LO's as goaltending for example, that probably should have been a 2 shot foul not an automatic 2 point GT; Or Fish's shot hitting the rim but no shot clock reset, then the no-call to end the game on a it could possibly be a 2 shot foul, but Barry did dribble into Fish when he was in the air so it won't be called at the end of a game foul. As far as the best team, unfortunately neither team has looked good at all. Between LA looking discombobulated with some different roatations thrown in and near abandoning of the trianle, and the Celtics "cheating tricks" D and bizzaro Nuggets pick-up game style of offense both teams leave a lot to be desired and are making for some fugly basketball to watch.
badkitty badkitty 9 years
ha. it is very welll known around the league that tim is a royal complainer. he always makes that face like "what me"? of course, i am just busting your ( balls) i actually like the spurs. but in case you think it's just me, well here you go:Tim Duncan is going to go down as the best PF to play the game. (that coming from a Jazz/Malone Fan) When Duncan first came in the league and played with Robinson (class act) he was great. However now he is the biggest complainer in the league. In his mind, he hasn't committed a foul in 6 yrs and every time someone breaths on him, it is a foul. Grow up TIMMY. DUNCAN SUCKS!!!!! HE'S A BIG BABY AND WILL ALWAYS STINK UP THE LEAGUE WITH THE REST OF THE SENIOR TEAM, I MEAN THE SPURS!!! Little harsh, but my thoughts exactly. (none of those were written by me, just random ranters. so you can see, duncan has a history of complaining, there are LOTS more but i do not have the time to tell you about them
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
badkitty :oy: tim duncan are you serious complains no one matches up to kobe in the complaining department, sorry not even mark cuban
badkitty badkitty 9 years
by the way pink sorry but tim duncan complains about every foul he commits as well.
badkitty badkitty 9 years
what the heck is spike lee doing there? ha kobe almost had as many points as botons "big" three. go lakers
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Ooh, Becks looks hot in purple, but go Celtics!
milglamour milglamour 9 years
100% FAN..!!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
GO Celtics!!! BEAT LA!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Go Celtics!!!
totonlaura totonlaura 9 years
sumbum sumbum 9 years
GOOO Celtics!!! Being from Sacramento, I will always & forever despise the Lakers!
Manoukia Manoukia 9 years
Go Celtics!!!
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 9 years
I saw the Glow in the Dark tour and Kanye was AMAZING. The whole show was amazing. He seems a little sad, but who could blame him. After he sang about his Mamma (which was courageous in my opinion)he choked up a little bit. He is honest and doesn't sensor his opinions, so he's great to me. He's not all glitz and glamour like Jay-z. Hopefully he won't retire after every album hereafter, too. Rhianna loooked amazing, and I'm not a Rhianna fan. She was looking gorgeous. NERD was great and Lupe Fiasco was amazing. Great show!!!! I'm still in shock.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
As unpopular as it may be, I am cheering for the Lakers - but Paul Pierce is from LA and I have liked him forever...but still Go Lakers.
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
"kobe is the biggest cry baby that should have been ejected after that technical foul when he kept complaining, phil jackson should have been fined like any other coach would have if they would have made all those comments he made about the refs, what a rigged game bullsh*t fouls just to make up to the lakers, for last game, may the best team win and im sure that will be the celtics," pinkprincess - I LOVE YOU!!!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
no doubt kobe has talent but with all that talent he shouldnt be such a cry baby looking for fouls and complaining when one is not given thats my real beef with him, why not just play, this guy can shoot with his eyes closed on the other side of the court and make it, a little exaggeration, so why complain
roor roor 9 years
How was David Cook? Seems like he got soo quiet the week after the AI finale. Kobe may be a "bit" of the jerk but i still can't help be amazed when he plays - boy def got game. Totally OT, Happy B-day Shia , i hope we get a Shia post today.
lellybear lellybear 9 years
i'm with pink! GO SPURS!
blob blob 9 years
thanks Z.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
:hug: brian
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
fine pink- but at least we will be better next year.
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