Steven,This makes me sick. All the media ever does is talk an organization up and when they get too good they feast on their "small slumps". Why not just admit that you have no stories to talk about. How is it a story that the Celtics have lost 5 games this year when every other team has already done the same. That just means even when the Celtics lose three out of four in a "mini slump" that they are still just as good and better than the rest of the teams. Every team will be knee bent to the Celtics at the end of the season and everyone knows it. The way people are trying to prevent it because they want their worse teams to win is by throwing the C's down to try to hurt their team chemistry and to decrease the level that they play it. No one plays at the C's level period. The reason the Celtics lost these three games recently is because of them beating themselves. That coupled with the fact that it is obvious N.B.A. referees are being way harder on the Celtics than other teams recently. For example, going into the Lakers game the Celtics had the second most free throw opportunities in the league. However, in the first half only one foul was called on the Lakers and it was at the end of the first half. Everything is corrupt. Good overcomes evil. The Celtics will overcome. Don't accept defeat C's. Come together once again and show the Haters what you are all about! Rise above it all! Go Celtics!!!
- Steven Baldassari
You have to understand that the Lakers are the darlings of the NBA. They get the limelight because the media is centered in Hollywood, so you get all the celebrity bafoons like Nicholso, Canon, and whoever's career is slumping and the best way to get noticed is to go to a Laker game, pay expensive tickets and hope the camera guy gets you on national television.
A good quote I thought came from avery johnson back at the start of the 1999-2000 nba season. The Spurs had just previously won the championship, and all the media cared about was whoring up the Lakers and Kobe and Shaq. Avery Johnson goes "Didnt we just win the championship? You would have the thought the Lakers are the second coming or something?"
That statement pretty much sums it up for the NBA-Lakers compact. have you ever wondered why Kobe ALWAYS gets a call when he drives to the lane? Its cause he's King Kobe and the Lakers best sixth man, the referees, always bail him out when he F&&ks it up driving in the paint. The Lakers' general manager, David Stern, would want nothing less than to have a Lakers/Celtics rematch for June 09, with the Lakers, of course, coming out on top, and Kobe giving his falsetto Michael Jordanesque voice in interview about how it was a "team" effort, failing to mention that the Laker team also includes the sixth man on the court, the referee. Bet on it!