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Old 05-20-2002, 01:45 PM   #16
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Actually Rick Fox is very well respected around the league as being an excellent defender and Phil Jackson, who has coached a few pretty good players, calls him one of the best defenders he has ever coached.
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:13 PM   #17
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Fox is a great defender.
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Old 05-21-2002, 04:33 AM   #18
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Exclamation Kings take Game 2

Whew. Now that was a little better tonight. Kings 96, Lakers 90. To end the Lakers' 12-game road playoff winning streak.

Now if the Kings could somehow, someway win one of the next 2 games, we would have a series.
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Old 05-21-2002, 08:48 AM   #19
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I thought you'd post after the Kings win a game the Lakers didnt even really want, Spike

I listened to a radio brodcast after the game and I quote from Shaq "They cant beat us without a word that starts with a C and ends with a T."

Lakers didnt really want/need game 2 because they already got a split heading home and are comfortable to beat the Kings in staples.
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Old 05-21-2002, 09:21 AM   #20
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I think you're right, Brian. The Lakers are very comfortable playing, and winning, at home.
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:38 AM   #21
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I said before the Kings are a great regular season team all along they proved it, However in the playoffs its Lakers time thats when Shaq dominates and Kobe displays his Jordan type abilities. Kings dont have commitment (which is what Shaq ment) to win. Divac is a idiot for saying the Lakers couldnt beat us because we have home court. Shaq will now slap it in his face. And Webber saying this isnt the same showstopper Lakers team? HELLO?!.
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Old 05-23-2002, 09:17 AM   #22
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Kobe is questionable for Game 3 due to food poisoning. He should be ready, but the Lakers have to be jittery...
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Old 05-23-2002, 04:26 PM   #23
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Food poisoning... ah, the woes of road ball.
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Old 05-23-2002, 10:48 PM   #24
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Kobe's still sick? He played Monday with food poisoning after getting an IV. How long does it take to get over food poisoning?

I wrote earlier that I was going to root for the Kings even though I'm a Lakers fan because they're from my hometown, but I couldn't do it this last weekend. I can't deal with the Kings' whining over calls. They can beat the Lakers when Kobe is dehydrated and nauseous, but can they beat them when he's 100%? Looks like the Lakers are getting another set of rings...

Has anyone talked about a conspiracy? I heard Kobe say that the next time he wants a hamburger, he's going to McDonald's instead of ordering room service.

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Old 05-24-2002, 10:22 AM   #25
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That'd be a smart move for Kobe. It'd be a shame to think his food was sabotaged.

Kobe's still not 100%, but definitely playing in tonight's game. Should be interesting - I'm pulling for the underdog Kings.
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Old 05-24-2002, 11:29 AM   #26
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Im willing to bet the burger was fixed in advanced. Anyways, Lakers will roll tonight and take the Kings in staples.
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Old 05-25-2002, 04:48 AM   #27
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Thumbs up Kings take Game 3

Well hello there. Kings 103, Lakers 90. Kings led by 27 at one point! I just loved the way Vlade just stuffed Robert Horry's drive to the hoop! That was just too sweet.

For those of you who hate the Kings and like to disrespect them (ahem, Brian), even you have to admit now after tonight that this is officially a series.

Gun to my head I still think the Lakers win this series but it's not going to be easy. Kings are showing everybody what I've known all along, that they're not only a pretty good regular season team but a pretty good playoff team as well.
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Old 05-25-2002, 05:21 AM   #28
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Game, set, Match. Lakers win 106-99.
Game. Set. Match? That was only Game 1 buddy. It's after Game 3 now and I don't see the Lakers looking like "Game. Set. Match" now. And dude, pay attention, when I did that in the Dallas thread it was when we actually won the series not after a Game 1 victory.

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Well Spike, I mentioned before in a previous post that the Kings dont have a heart to win a championship this year and game 1 proved it.
On the contrary, I think Games 2 and 3 showed they have tremendous heart especially with the pressure being really on them after Game 1.

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Regardless, Lakers are too much, you got the most dominate player in Shaq and the best all around player in Kobe.
Hmmmm, they didn't look that good tonight.

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Kings are a good regular season team but nothing really in the playoffs.
Buzzzzzzzz. Wrong. Again.

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Divac is a idiot for saying the Lakers couldnt beat us because we have home court.
I just love Vlade. He sure had it going tonight. He should get a game ball. And I also loved that dunk he had on Samaki Walker in Game 2. Walker was looking up and going "uh oh". That was too good. Walker should shut up too. He's an idiot too saying the Kings lied down after Game 2 last year when his Spurs were totally gutless. He doesn't do anything for that team either.

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And Webber saying this isnt the same showstopper Lakers team? HELLO?!.
Hmmm, they don't look like the same Lakers' team to me after 3 games.

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Im willing to bet the burger was fixed in advanced. Anyways, Lakers will roll tonight and take the Kings in staples.
Wrong on both counts.

Food poisoning only lasts one day. If whatever he's got is still with him it's not food poisoning, most likely it's a bacterial infection he probably got from a night club.

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Lakers in 4.
You know jack crap about the Kings. You should really stick to just talking about your Raptors and how they should try to get Penny Hardaway this offseason. :lol:

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Old 05-25-2002, 05:33 AM   #29
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I thought you'd post after the Kings win a game the Lakers didnt even really want, Spike
I guess the Lakers didn't want tonight's game either.

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I listened to a radio brodcast after the game and I quote from Shaq "They cant beat us without a word that starts with a C and ends with a T."
Shaq was a classless moron after Game 1. He's the last person that should be complaining about calls. He gets an offensive charge every time he turns and buries his shoulder into the defender. This is basketball Shaq, not football.

At least Shaq showed class with his comments after tonight's game.

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Lakers didnt really want/need game 2 because they already got a split heading home and are comfortable to beat the Kings in staples.
I guess not comfortable enough, eh Brian.
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Holy crap, Spike. Cool it. We know you're happy

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