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It's Pistons VS. Lakers!
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Posted on 06/01/2004 8:02:16 PM PDT by quantim

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Bring it on!
1 posted on 06/01/2004 8:02:16 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

Lakers in 4 .....5 at the most.


2 posted on 06/01/2004 8:04:42 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: quantim
I don't think there will be any problem squeezing another one in.......


3 posted on 06/01/2004 8:05:50 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: quantim

Yes, Pistons in 4 maybe 5


4 posted on 06/01/2004 8:06:33 PM PDT by RecklessConservative
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To: quantim
:::::yawn:::::

It won't be anything like the old days...


5 posted on 06/01/2004 8:08:11 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (It all looks fine to the naked eye, but it don't really happen that way at all.)
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To: quantim

Should be a good series as long as there's no pre-game midcourt kissing like Magic and Isiah. That was something I could have gone ten lifetimes without seeing.


6 posted on 06/01/2004 8:08:48 PM PDT by CSM43 (John Kerry: Moron)
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To: quantim

89 Repeat BABY!!!!


7 posted on 06/01/2004 8:09:28 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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To: quantim

Hmph.....should be interesting.

One team hardly gets called for fouls (Detroit - 4th fewest on average in league);

The other usually gets foul calls to win (LA - 1st in league this year in FTA on average).

I'm hoping Malone and GP get their rings, but it will be interesting to see what the refs do this series.


8 posted on 06/01/2004 8:10:24 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: NYC GOP Chick
It won't be the same without Magic kissing Isaah on the mouth.

Lakers in 5.


9 posted on 06/01/2004 8:12:03 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: CSM43
no pre-game midcourt kissing like Magic and Isiah

Yep, that was one of the worst thing I've ever seen. .....they practically locked lips.

10 posted on 06/01/2004 8:13:14 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: RabidBartender
The other usually gets foul calls to win (LA - 1st in league this year in FTA on average).

It's called Hack-a-Shaq.

11 posted on 06/01/2004 8:13:28 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot

Frankly, I couldn't care less about this post-season.


12 posted on 06/01/2004 8:14:32 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (It all looks fine to the naked eye, but it don't really happen that way at all.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

13 posted on 06/01/2004 8:15:10 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot

Yes . . . that was me dancing on the police car.


16 posted on 06/01/2004 8:18:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (No sweeter sound in the NBA - than the hick fans chanting "Beat L.A.!")
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To: quantim
Congrats, Pistons.

Hope you're ready for the same Laker Lovefest we T-Wolves fans just endured.

And, here's hoping you get a different officiating crew, lest your starting lineup end up in the hospital by game 3.

17 posted on 06/01/2004 8:19:03 PM PDT by daler
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To: socal_parrot
Nasty.....but a good find.

Check out the in-shape Ervin. ......around 100 lbs lighter, it looks like.

18 posted on 06/01/2004 8:19:57 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dan from Michigan
ONLY IN YOUR DREAMS...
L.A. LAKERS 2004 NBA CHAMPS

19 posted on 06/01/2004 8:21:01 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: daler
And, here's hoping you get a different officiating crew, lest your starting lineup end up in the hospital by game 3

Here's a big hunk of cheese to go with that whine......


20 posted on 06/01/2004 8:21:26 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: RabidBartender
I'm hoping Malone and GP get their rings, but it will be interesting to see what the refs do this series.

Refs still owe Detroit for the phantom foul in 1988's game 6.

21 posted on 06/01/2004 8:21:57 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Mr. Mojo

I was noticing on TNT that Maj has "beefed up" a bit. He must be sampling the popcorn in the many theatres he owns. Nice shorts too. Worthy's goggles in the background are a blast from the past also.


22 posted on 06/01/2004 8:23:14 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: hole_n_one

Nyuck...nyuck...nyuck.


24 posted on 06/01/2004 8:24:03 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Frankly, I couldn't care less about this post-season.

You don't really mean that?  Romancing the good ole' days makes us appreciate the days we have in front of us.

 

25 posted on 06/01/2004 8:25:10 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Nope, it won't. Those teams had personality. Nasty and vicious. The present ones don't. I'll always remember Chuck Daly, sitting on the bench, always miserable, even when he was kicking the other team's @$$. Who could blame him? He had to deal with Laimbeer, Thomas, Rodman, Salley, Aguirre, and other impossible egos, anchored by reasonable people like Vinny Johnson, and make them all into winners. LOL. Doesn't seem like that any more, anyways.


26 posted on 06/01/2004 8:25:15 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: socal_parrot

Charles Barkley is a riot on TNT's Pre/Half/Post game show.


27 posted on 06/01/2004 8:25:27 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: quantim

The greatest team of all time.

28 posted on 06/01/2004 8:25:51 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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To: hole_n_one
Not whining.

The better team won, and the Lakers deserve to go on to the finals.

Fact remains, the officiating sucked to the point of embarrassment.

29 posted on 06/01/2004 8:26:02 PM PDT by daler
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To: hole_n_one
I thought the post game segment with Shaq the other night was great. The clip of Barkley hitting Shaq in the head with the ball and the Chuck closing his eyes as Shaq took a retaliation swing at him.
30 posted on 06/01/2004 8:27:14 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: Numbers Guy

I'm still PO'ed about that.


31 posted on 06/01/2004 8:27:50 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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To: quantim

Hooray Pistons!


32 posted on 06/01/2004 8:28:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: socal_parrot
Nice shorts too.

Back in the days when 'shorts' were just that. .....not sweat pants cut in half.

Magic is fast closing in on Shaq territory (as far as poundage is concerned). I'd put him at around 300 - 310 right now.

33 posted on 06/01/2004 8:28:27 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: FlyVet
He had to deal with Laimbeer, Thomas, Rodman, Salley, Aguirre, and other impossible egos, anchored by reasonable people like Vinny Johnson, and make them all into winners.

The anchors of that team were Laimbeer and Thomas, they were team first, win first all the way, no me first ego problem from either of them. That's why Rodman and Aguirre were rarely ever a problem in Detroit, because they knew that Laimbeer and Thomas wouldn't tolerate it.

34 posted on 06/01/2004 8:29:14 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: quantim
Sports quote of the decade goes to an old hockey teammate of mine:

"Watching basketball is like watching a hockey game with no goalies."

35 posted on 06/01/2004 8:30:00 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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To: Tim Dr Hook McCracken

:)

36 posted on 06/01/2004 8:30:26 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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To: RabidBartender

Can we next have the LA gangs vs the Detroit Gangs face off?.
Seriously, Go Detriot, It's all over the detroit aera.


37 posted on 06/01/2004 8:31:17 PM PDT by John Will
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To: Dan from Michigan

The late 80's Celts/Pistons matchups were among the best eastern conference rivalries I've ever seen. .....Right up there with the early 80's Celts/Sixers and the early 70's Celts/Knicks.


38 posted on 06/01/2004 8:33:06 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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Barkley telling off the jet for being late to Staples for the start of the pre-game show for game 3 after being stuck in traffic behind an accident on the freeway.....

Barkley: I have to travel 3,000 miles to get here, and I'm able to get here on time, while you, who lives here, shows up late!

lol!

39 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:12 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: quantim

Here's hoping the Pistons light it up one night and score 70.


40 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:13 PM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: Dan from Michigan

Only if the Lake Show pulls two hamstrings again.


41 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:31 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I'll be rooting for the Pistons, but I fear the Lakers just have too much offense.


42 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:43 PM PDT by TheBigB (When Woody Allen and Soon-Yi are in bed together, does he ever yell, "Who's your daddy?!")
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To: FlyVet
That's why I have to consider Daly to be one of the best coaches of all time.

He was able to keep stars like Isiah, Laimbeer, Mahorn, Aguirre, Dantley(before him), and Dumars(although he had no ego) in check. He also got VJ, Salley, and James Edwards - starters in most places, to come off the bench.

And Dennis Rodman wasn't a nut when Daly was here. That's what's most amazing. Contrast that to the Ron Rothstein/Rodman battles afterward.

43 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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Can we next have the LA gangs vs the Detroit Gangs face off?

One thing is certain -- no matter who wins there'll be post-championship downtown mini-riots.

44 posted on 06/01/2004 8:34:49 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dan from Michigan

"The greatest team of all time."

You forgot the sarcasm tags!


46 posted on 06/01/2004 8:38:04 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Alberta's Child
"Watching basketball is like watching a hockey game with no goalies."

Like soccer.  Your point is pointless.
47 posted on 06/01/2004 8:38:38 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Only if the Lake Show pulls two hamstrings again.

Detroit was already dominating the series when Magic pulled his hamstring. You want to talk about an unhealthy team, look at Detroit in 1988, even before Isiah ripped up his ankle in game 6 (Mahorn, Laimbeer, Salley were all playing with major injuries). Unlike LA, the injured Detroit team managed to take it to 7 games, not 4.

48 posted on 06/01/2004 8:39:51 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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Those late 80's and early 90's rivals are classic.

The Celtics taught us how to win in the playoffs(For years we couldn't win in Boston Garden). The Lakers taught us how to win titles(1988). The Bulls and Jordan we sent to the school of hard knocks and taught them how to win.

49 posted on 06/01/2004 8:41:33 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong.” - Reagan)
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True. There was a insider book written by a Detroit sports writer during that time. I remember reading that, during a practice section, Aguirre drove to the basket, and Laimbeer clothes-lined him to the floor with a forearm, almost knocked him cold, looked down at him and said, "Welcome to the Pistons." L was a real mean bastard...unless he was on your team.

Typical press interview with Laimbeer:

Presstitute: "How do you think you will be remembered?"

Laimbeer answer, with bloodshot eyes: "I don't care."

Gotta love that.

50 posted on 06/01/2004 8:43:16 PM PDT by FlyVet
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