Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Sun's run out of daylight. The Lakers will face the hated Celtics in the finals

So Kobe, or the dagger, or I mean Black Mamba, or the assassin (that's what coach Alvin Gentry called him) hit two shots late in the 4th (scoring 9 points in the final 2 minutes) willing the Lakers to a finals rematch vs the Boston Celtics.

The story early in the game was Ron Artest and his 17 points in the first quarter. He ended the game with 25 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the arc.

The Lakers built up a 18 point lead only to see it nearly disappear in the 4th. The Suns cut the lead to 3 points with under 3 minutes remaining in the game. But then came Kobe. And there went the Suns.

There is only one King in the NBA people. And he wears purple and gold.

We wanted Boston. They wanted us. Let's get in on.

Notes: Kobe has now played more playoff games than any other Laker... This win snapped the Suns' six-game home playoff winning streak... This is the Lakers third straight NBA Finals... The Celtics lead the Lakers in head to head NBA Championships 9-2... "Those aren't shooters shots, they're scorers shots," Phoenix's Steve Nash said. "Those are best-player-in-the-game type shots."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lakers Win Game 5 in True Hollywood Fashion

New basketball movie, "The RonShot Redemption", being shopped around Hollywood. Here's the pitch:

A professional basketball team is looking to repeat as champions. In the off season they lose an important part of their playoff run the year before. They pick up a volatile player with many questions and no championship pedigree. Flash forward to the Western Conference Championships. The new player takes to ill-advised shots near the end of the game that lead to the game being tied by the opposing team. The star of the movie, who in many similar roles, is expected to make the game winning shot. The star gets the ball with 3 seconds left, turns, shoots, and air balls the shot. But wait, the game is not over, the ball is caught underneath the basket and is put in! Who makes the shot but the new player who had only made one shot the entire game. He goes from goat to hero in less than a minute, the crowd goes wild, he gets mobbed by his teammates, and the game ends. End of scene.

To be continued...

Friday, May 7, 2010

L.A. Galaxy on a roll

Much like a black hole in outer space that gobbles up everything in its path, the Los Angeles Galaxy have done the same to the competition in MLS. Bruce Arena's side is undefeated (6-0-1) to open the 2010 MLS season.

Check out these stats: The Galaxy have the best record in the league, Donovan Ricketts and the defense have only allowed 2 goals this season, the Galaxy have never trailed in a game, thay have scored 11 goals in 7 games (Edson Buddle has 9 goals), and all of this is being done without the front man of the league David Beckham.

So if you're a casual fan or have never been to a Galaxy game before, here's your chance to jump on the band wagon. And to all you Galaxy fans out there, the next game you go to a game (as jguesman and llovelylleslie7 first stated on Twitter) take someone new.