Skip to comments.Los Angeles Lakers to Battle Orlando Magic for NBA Championship (Orlando 103 Cleveland 90)
Posted on 05/30/2009 8:11:07 PM PDT by doug from upland
Orlando defeats Cleveland 4 games to 2 and will travel to Los Angeles for Game 1 on Thursday.
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I thought LeBron would join the Nets once they move to Brooklyn.
That shot joins the Mets Endy Chavez' spectacular home run theft in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS as on of the most meaningless spectacular sports highlights in history.
Ought to be an interesting finals.
Jordan was a great player, but he never got past the 1st rd of the playoffs without Pippen on his team. His first 3 years they were swept twice in the 1st rd and lost another 3-1(Best of 5). Pippen showed up, and things started to change. Also had Horace Grant, BJ Armstrong and some others on the 1st Bulls dynasty. When he came back he had Pippen, plus Rodman, Kucoc, and Ron Harper, 3 other all star caliber player. Pippen and Rodman are 1st ballot hall of famers and two of the greatest defensive players in NBA history.
Lebron has nowehere that kind of support. He has Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao, Ilgauskas, West, etc... Without Lebron, Cleveland struggles to win 30 games. Without Jordan, the Bulls won 55 games and were a absloutely horrendous foul call away from going back to the finals.
That said, Jordan is still better, but I was just trying to correct the notion that some have that he won all by himself.
The Magic are 2-0 vs. the Lakers this year.
The LA minus Shaq have been unimpressive.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Orlando beats LA.
Yep, they should call this series the “Life After Shaq” Series.
Who cares, the Lady Gators are two wins away from winning the Women’s College World Series.
IT’s amazing to think of what might have happened there.
Lets say that call isn’t made, the Bulls win game 5, close out the Knicks back at Chicago Stadium. They woned IND in the reg season. They go to the finals. Maybe they beat Houston. Who knows?
But they show they can do it without Jordan.
Does he even come back the next year? If they win without him. Does he come back for another team? Was he really suspended for gambling? Would a young Barack Obama have been so overjoyed in the championship celebration in Chicago he decides he’s wasting his time as Community organizer and decides to move into sports?
All but guaranteeing that he won't ever win a championship.
LOL, I loved that show.
Absolutely. Plus, Pippen could be the floor general, at least for short periods of time, while Jordan rested. Lebron just doesn't have that.
I think that team that won Jordan his fourth title, was the greatest team of all time. Suck it Lakers fans.
For those who don’t know, ESPN has a gamecast that is just behind real time.
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