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Sunday, May 08, 2011

The LA Babies

Not only did the Lakers again quit once they got seriously down in a series, like in Game 6 in 2008, but they also started trying to injure Mavericks to take out their frustrations. What an embarrassing way for Phil Jackson to end his career!

UPDATE: Correct "game 7" to "game 6" after being corrected by antihospitals.

5 comments:

  1. Good morning, Dr. Callahan.

    Well, it was Game 6 in 2008; but, yes, they did quit. That poor display of effort, however, was inexplicable because, as just stated, it was Game 6! Since, at that point, the Lakers only needed to win two games to win it all, you would think they would have come out with more energy and intensity.

    Against the Mavericks, they quit in Game 4; and the reason they quit in Game 4 is because the Mavericks had already proven themselves as the superior team in every way. In the first game, the Mavericks showed that they could rally from a double-digit deficit to win the game. In Game 2, the Mavericks showed that they could win in a blowout. In Game 3, the Mavericks showed that they could keep a game tight and win in the final miuntes.

    So, the Lakers, realizing that they were beaten, acted a fool.

    As a Laker apologist, it gives me no pleasure to write this. I will enjoy, however, trading some of the players that have grown "fat and lazy" for a hungry Dwight Howard.

    In closing, I will say that while I hate the Mavericks, I respect what they have done as a franchise and what outspoken Mark Cuban has done as an owner. I will be pulling for them to win it all over the Miami Heat.

    Your final prediction?

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  2. Mavericks versus Heat. (Although my heart says Celtics, I just don't see it.)

    Mavericks in six.

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  3. I was torn between leaving a comment regarding one of your current topics or leaving a topic about the NBA finals. The former would require a fair bit of thought, the latter not so much.

    Obviously, you see which one I have chosen.

    We both called the Mavs over the Heat, although you were exact in your prediction of six games. Well done.

    When I heard LeBron James being interviewed after the game, I was quite critical of him -- not for the way that he played, but for not being humble. My wife said: "You remind me of LeBron James." Ouch.

    In reflecting on her comment, I realize that life would be much, much easier if I were quicker to admit my shortcomings and boasted more loudly in my weaknesses. Afterall, even Superman has his kryptonite, and I am far from Superman.

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  4. "We both called the Mavs over the Heat, although you were exact in your prediction of six games."

    You think that's good? Did you this one?

    "In reflecting on her comment, I realize that life would be much, much easier if I were quicker to admit my shortcomings and boasted more loudly in my weaknesses."

    I hear you! (I'm speaking of me here, of course, not of you.) But be careful: I'm with Aristotle in locating virtue at the mid-point between two vices. One is boastfulness, but the other is self-effacement. Just don't correct too far!

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  5. lol!

    "You think that's good? Did you this one?"

    I did see that one. At first, I thought you had pulled some type of internet chicanery.

    Do you know of any good stocks?


    "I hear you! (I'm speaking of me here, of course, not of you.) But be careful: I'm with Aristotle in locating virtue at the mid-point between two vices. One is boastfulness, but the other is self-effacement. Just don't correct too far!"

    Agreed. As stated in Ecclesiastes 7: "Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes."

    Have a good evening.

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