Random Playoff Thoughts (P. 3)

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userpete1037
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This one hell of a game 6.


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Freaking Jeremy Lin getting a ring lmao 😂😂😂


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userpete1037 wrote:
This one hell of a game 6.

Tough on the warriors with the injuries but they have definitely been on the other side of that.


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Klay Thompson with the torn ACL- that is tough. He doesn't have a player's option like Durant, so he could be out of luck. That would be cold though if GS doesn't offer him any contract. But he has said he wanted max or he will walk- so it will be interesting to see how things turn out.


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Klay Thompson with the torn ACL- that is tough. He doesn't have a player's option like Durant, so he could be out of luck. That would be cold though if GS doesn't offer him any contract. But he has said he wanted max or he will walk- so it will be interesting to see how things turn out.

Time for his agent to do his job. Be prepared for many "leaks" he coming to the Lakers lol


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The championship the Raptors got has to have an asterisk next to it because, could the Raptors have beaten the Warriors IF Durant and Klay had not gotten injured, also with a 100% healthy Cousins and Looney. So yes the Raptors played their hearts out and won the championship, but I really do not believe they could have won if the Warriors were all healthy.

I feel for Durant and Klay, not so much for the Warrior organization because they already have won several championships and the Raptors not as much.

But the two players I just mentioned have some serious injuries and other teams would be hesitant to go after either player now that they are free agents. I have read that the Knicks are not interested on Durant anymore, and Klay had not really committed to any other team yet. So I hope the Warriors step up and support their sharp shooting Klay Thompson and offer him a contract. Durant still has a one year player option and I believe he will stay with the Warriors for one more year.

Lakers will not go after either player I believe since they are hooked on the AD trade. But they should try their best to lure Kawhi. He is an LA native and wanted to come back.


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I don't feel like the Raptors championship has much of an asterisk by it at all. This is how I see all the injuries go down.
    Kevin Durant: Even with no KD, Klay, Curry and Green were expected to beat the Raptors.
    Demarcus Cousins: Sure he came back from injury in the finals, but how healthy (good) has he really been in the regular season (16/8/3)? I mean that's good for his situation, but that's not the all-star Demarcus Cousins. I remember the media saying he was the reason they won game 2. So for me I don't feel like Demarcus Cousins can be used an excuse as to why they lost. They signed him as damaged goods and at the end of the day he played like damaged goods.
    Klay Thompson: Got injured in game 2, which GSW still won the game. So without KD and Klay, GSW managed to pull out a win on the road in a close game. Then Klay missed game 3, I call that a wash, GSW should not have won game 2, so the fact they lost game 3 in my mind is wash. He then comes back in game 4 balling like he is not injured. Then game 5 he is still balling like he is not injured and was the best player in game 5. Then game 6 he balled out the entire game before he got hurt. At that point he already did his share. She scored more in game 6 then he did in any other game.
    Looney: He missed game 2 and 3 from injury, but played like his normal self at least according to stats in the other 4 games. Also Kevin Looney isn't the kind of player,....


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NAAAH! Raptors won the championship FAIR and SQUARE. KD and KT got injured is a lame excuse. Its GSW who chose these superstars to create a dynasty and forgot that superstars are more subjected to body parts wear and tear because their playing time and actions are way above normal so it creates more stress into your body parts. Beside, being the No.1 team they played a longer series than others due to the playoffs and championship series. Players are ordinary human too and are not exempted to body parts wear and tear. This is a clear warning to the Lakers to watch out for LBJ health because of his age and the intense playing he has made in his career which makes him a very likely candidate to this type of injuries this season.


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Injuries are a part of the game. The Raptors won it fair and square. If KL stays, I'd favor them to win it again. KL should hold off for a year or 2 before coming back west.


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You guys are missing the whole point. What I am saying is the Raptors were all healthy and were playing at their best. The Warriors almost beat them with two of their super stars injured. What I am saying is the Warriors with a healthy team and I am talking about Durant, Klay the Raptors would have lost for sure.

The Raptors are a good team, but not a super team like the Warriors were if they did not have all those injuries. So the question mark will always be, would the Raptors have won if Durant and Klay had gotten injured.

The basket ball Gods were on the Raptors side. JMHO! and anybody that knows basketball would agree.

I was glad for the Raptors because they had never won a championship, but they were lucky.


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Axle wrote:
You guys are missing the whole point. What I am saying is the Raptors were all healthy and were playing at their best. The Warriors almost beat them with two of their super stars injured. What I am saying is the Warriors with a healthy team and I am talking about Durant, Klay the Raptors would have lost for sure.

The Raptors are a good team, but not a super team like the Warriors were if they did not have all those injuries. So the question mark will always be, would the Raptors have won if Durant and Klay had gotten injured.

The basket ball Gods were on the Raptors side. JMHO! and anybody that knows basketball would agree.

I was glad for the Raptors because they had never won a championship, but they were lucky.

I don't see it as being that bad, most of the basketball world thought they could win without Durant and Klay really only missed one game, so in my book it's not that big of deal. I think the first year Cavs and GSW played when Lebron had no Irving and Love was a much bigger asterisk.


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Axle wrote:
You guys are missing the whole point. What I am saying is the Raptors were all healthy and were playing at their best. The Warriors almost beat them with two of their super stars injured. What I am saying is the Warriors with a healthy team and I am talking about Durant, Klay the Raptors would have lost for sure.

The Raptors are a good team, but not a super team like the Warriors were if they did not have all those injuries. So the question mark will always be, would the Raptors have won if Durant and Klay had gotten injured.

The basket ball Gods were on the Raptors side. JMHO! and anybody that knows basketball would agree.

I was glad for the Raptors because they had never won a championship, but they were lucky.

So I agree with you that they more than likely wouldn’t have won if Warriors had a fully healthy group. But just playing devils advocate here, then you are saying that the warriors should have an asterisks next to their championship a couple years ago when the cavs lost Kevin love and Kyrie.


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So I agree with you that they more than likely wouldn’t have won if Warriors had a fully healthy group. But just playing devils advocate here, then you are saying that the warriors should have an asterisks next to their championship a couple years ago when the cavs lost Kevin love and Kyrie.

Or when CP3 went down, talk about sour grapes.


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lake24show wrote:
So I agree with you that they more than likely wouldn’t have won if Warriors had a fully healthy group. But just playing devils advocate here, then you are saying that the warriors should have an asterisks next to their championship a couple years ago when the cavs lost Kevin love and Kyrie.
Those thoughts of what if don't last long. The Detroit Pistons beat a Lakers' team that lost Byron Scott and Magic Johnson to hamstring injuries, Magic probably would have been a six time champion in 12 years. No one says there is an asterisk or whatever bs that sports media comes up with now. The Raptors are the champs, Goldenstate suffered something I have never seen in sports which is to be ravaged by so many injuries during the playoffs.


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gemfow wrote:
Those thoughts of what if don't last long. The Detroit Pistons beat a Lakers' team that lost Byron Scott and Magic Johnson to hamstring injuries, Magic probably would have been a six time champion in 12 years. No one says there is an asterisk or whatever bs that sports media comes up with now. The Raptors are the champs, Goldenstate suffered something I have never seen in sports which is to be ravaged by so many injuries during the playoffs.

Oh I agree with you! I was just replying to axle’s comment on how it should be an asterisk next to this title so I was mentioning another scenario where this same situation happened. Also when the pistons beat the lakers in 2004 the lakers lost Karl Malone to a knee injury as well!


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OK! Time to move on. Lakers next season will be the champs. LOL! Now we have AD. Yea 2 man down :


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