Lakers lose the handle late and Nugge...

Lakers lose the handle late and Nuggets even series

There are 33 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 21, 2009, titled Lakers lose the handle late and Nuggets even series. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The Lakers certainly had their chances. Plenty of them. Glorious ones. There were a string of moments when they could have taken command of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, seizing control of both the game and the series.

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vic

West Hollywood, CA

#1 May 22, 2009
FLAKERS...FAKERS... they played like its the first game of the season. If the nuggets can beat them in their home turf, how can they win on the road. They dont have the heart and will to be champions. Nuggets vs Cavaliers for the finals.
CELTICS

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 22, 2009
both games were great and exciting!!! it might be another 7 game series for the lakers. both conference finals should be nail biting performances!
Water Boy

Fullerton, CA

#3 May 22, 2009
vic wrote:
FLAKERS...FAKERS... they played like its the first game of the season. If the nuggets can beat them in their home turf, how can they win on the road. They dont have the heart and will to be champions. Nuggets vs Cavaliers for the finals.
Didnt the Cavs Lose game one at Home?

Your logic is Flawed.
Kim Lee

San Antonio, TX

#4 May 22, 2009
Why keep taking ANDREW out??? We are tougher and have been playing well while he is in the game! Either he is pulling a MANU act and not telling his injury is worst than he is saying!!! YIKES!!!!!
Annoyed

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 22, 2009
It's like Shaq said last year...Kobe can't win it without him.
USC fan in vegas

AOL

#6 May 23, 2009
Call me a whiner or whatever you want, but the end of that game was a joke!! First of all toward the end of the game when NeNe ( not sure of spelling) passed the ball to Martin, Martin was just standing under the basket for like 8 seconds, what happened to the 3 second rule that is called time and time again against the Lakers. Even the announcers said he had enough time to make a sandwich under there, then on the jump ball Carmello clearly pushed Ariza to the floor and J.R. ran through the circle before the jump ball was touched by either player which is a violation.....Should have been Laker ball, instead we had to intentionally foul Billups. That is a four point swing and we lost by three!! Fact is that they want this series to go 7 games, same in the east, to make up for the lost revenue over the past season due to the slow economy!!!
Water Boy

Fullerton, CA

#8 May 23, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
It's like Shaq said last year...Kobe can't win it without him.
Still stuck in the past?

Whats Shaq say this Year?

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olramfan

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 May 23, 2009
I just wish referees knew the rules -- no player can cut through the circle as the ref is lofting the ball in the air during a jump ball. It's a technical free throw and the ball out on the side. This would have altered the last 49 seconds! Refs will never call the fouls correctly , so don't ever complain, but they should know basic rules and certainly one of the two other refs should have "seen and called the technical!"
Annoyed

Los Angeles, CA

#10 May 23, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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Still stuck in the past?
Whats Shaq say this Year?
http://refernet.typepad.com/photos/uncategori...
I am neither a Lakers' or Nuggets or even a Shaq fan. I do not give Kobe the love and adoration that Lakers lemmings....I mean fans give him
Water Boy

Fullerton, CA

#11 May 23, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
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I am neither a Lakers' or Nuggets or even a Shaq fan. I do not give Kobe the love and adoration that Lakers lemmings....I mean fans give him
So as your Moniker would indicate, You exist soley to Annoy?

The very Definition of a Troll.....
Annoyed

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 24, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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So as your Moniker would indicate, You exist soley to Annoy?
The very Definition of a Troll.....
Actually I have chosen the name Annoyed because quite frankly I get anooyed by simplistic thoughtless responses such as yours. I have no respect for anyone who cheats on a spouse like he did. I have no respect for anyone who extorts his employer (remember a few years ago when there were discussions that he may have ended up playing for the other Los Angeles team),

Enjoy the bandwagon!! Just don't expect real basketball fans to be there to catch you when you jump off
Water Boy

Fullerton, CA

#13 May 24, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
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Actually I have chosen the name Annoyed because quite frankly I get anooyed by simplistic thoughtless responses such as yours. I have no respect for anyone who cheats on a spouse like he did. I have no respect for anyone who extorts his employer (remember a few years ago when there were discussions that he may have ended up playing for the other Los Angeles team),
Enjoy the bandwagon!! Just don't expect real basketball fans to be there to catch you when you jump off
Well, nearly 3o years Ive been rolling on this Wagon but dont you worry squirt, I ll be here forever. If You have no respect for kobe, why continue to post in a Laker Forum negatively about him? You should wash your hands with him and move on no? Especially when by your own admission, You get Annoyed... Again, The definition of a TROLL. You simply dont have the brain power to compete with me sport....
Annoyed

Los Angeles, CA

#14 May 24, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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Well, nearly 3o years Ive been rolling on this Wagon but dont you worry squirt, I ll be here forever. If You have no respect for kobe, why continue to post in a Laker Forum negatively about him? You should wash your hands with him and move on no? Especially when by your own admission, You get Annoyed... Again, The definition of a TROLL. You simply dont have the brain power to compete with me sport....
Squirt?? For someone who claims to be intelligent and experienced you certainly have a way of expressing yourself in a childish way. I am certain you would still be singing the "I love Kobe" song if he brought Baron Davis and Chris Kaman to the playoffs instead of Bynum and Fisher. It's been a few years since my actual favorite team made it to the playoffs (not the Clippers) but I am still offer my thoughts on basketball as a true NBA fan should.

Stars do make their teammates better. what has Kobe done to make the Lakers better?
Showtime

South El Monte, CA

#15 May 24, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
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Squirt?? For someone who claims to be intelligent and experienced you certainly have a way of expressing yourself in a childish way. I am certain you would still be singing the "I love Kobe" song if he brought Baron Davis and Chris Kaman to the playoffs instead of Bynum and Fisher. It's been a few years since my actual favorite team made it to the playoffs (not the Clippers) but I am still offer my thoughts on basketball as a true NBA fan should.
Stars do make their teammates better. what has Kobe done to make the Lakers better?
Lets see you Don't like Kobe, but yet you come here to provoke laker fans who do like him? You should change your name to ANNOYING!

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#16 May 24, 2009
USC fan in vegas wrote:
Call me a whiner or whatever you want, but the end of that game was a joke!! First of all toward the end of the game when NeNe ( not sure of spelling) passed the ball to Martin, Martin was just standing under the basket for like 8 seconds, what happened to the 3 second rule that is called time and time again against the Lakers. Even the announcers said he had enough time to make a sandwich under there, then on the jump ball Carmello clearly pushed Ariza to the floor and J.R. ran through the circle before the jump ball was touched by either player which is a violation.....Should have been Laker ball, instead we had to intentionally foul Billups. That is a four point swing and we lost by three!! Fact is that they want this series to go 7 games, same in the east, to make up for the lost revenue over the past season due to the slow economy!!!
I hear You and agree with You, some other very weird calls happened in games 1 and 3.

First shot of the game 3 was by fish and only gave a 2 for it, what about the call on sasha where they said he deflected a shot, he didn't even raise his hands at the shooter, the other guy just shot the ball horribly and they gave the ball back to the Nuggets and they sank 3 out that.

I'm glad they won game 3, but that kind of bs can cost the Lakers game easly.

In this series ref are really making call that You have to question them.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#17 May 24, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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So as your Moniker would indicate, You exist soley to Annoy?
The very Definition of a Troll.....
Ha ha ha ha You are man dude!

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#18 May 24, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
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Actually I have chosen the name Annoyed because quite frankly I get anooyed by simplistic thoughtless responses such as yours. I have no respect for anyone who cheats on a spouse like he did. I have no respect for anyone who extorts his employer (remember a few years ago when there were discussions that he may have ended up playing for the other Los Angeles team),
Enjoy the bandwagon!! Just don't expect real basketball fans to be there to catch you when you jump off
In other words You don't respect any player in the NBA or any other sport period.

So, why do You even bother typing anything about it period.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#19 May 24, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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Well, nearly 3o years Ive been rolling on this Wagon but dont you worry squirt, I ll be here forever. If You have no respect for kobe, why continue to post in a Laker Forum negatively about him? You should wash your hands with him and move on no? Especially when by your own admission, You get Annoyed... Again, The definition of a TROLL. You simply dont have the brain power to compete with me sport....
Great points!

A lot free time in his hands.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#20 May 24, 2009
Annoyed wrote:
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Squirt?? For someone who claims to be intelligent and experienced you certainly have a way of expressing yourself in a childish way. I am certain you would still be singing the "I love Kobe" song if he brought Baron Davis and Chris Kaman to the playoffs instead of Bynum and Fisher. It's been a few years since my actual favorite team made it to the playoffs (not the Clippers) but I am still offer my thoughts on basketball as a true NBA fan should.
Stars do make their teammates better. what has Kobe done to make the Lakers better?
What's You team the WARRIORS?

Pls tell us and how many players in Your team You don't respect.
Annoyed

Los Angeles, CA

#21 May 25, 2009
rrenault wrote:
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In other words You don't respect any player in the NBA or any other sport period.
So, why do You even bother typing anything about it period.
Actually I respect a player like Derek Fisher, a man who put his family first when he asked Utah to let him out of his contract. I respected Laker players like AC Green, Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper. Heck I even give respect to guys Michael Madsen who may not have the skills of some of your favorite players but at least goes at it with a bit of heart. See I am a fan of the game and I do pay attention not only to the headliners but also to the role players. Oh but don't worry I show respect to some of the headliners. Guys like Dominique Wilkins, Byron Scott (Yes I did think Jason Kidd threw him under the bus in New Jersey). I am not a fan of a lot of today's players because character does count for me. Charles Barkley was right ballplayers should not be viewed as role models but he knew he had to step up and be responsible with the DUI stop.
If it makes you feel better you can call me childish names and things like that. You actually serve to make my point for me - many of today's fans have short attention span and are willing to accept character flaws in a player if they bring titles to the team. As you know there are a lot of people begging for their favorite team to sign Michael Vick the moment he is reinstated by the NFL.

Now if you will excuse me I will focus the rest of my day thinking about heroes. Guys like Pat Tillman who walked away from sports in the pursuit of a higher calling and made the ultimate sacrifice. Guys like that are a hero to me.

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