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First Round Lakers/Hornets Observations

2011 April 30
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The Lakers are getting hot at precisely the right time. Copyrights may apply. All rights reserved.

• dEDGE Post Scriptum •

Chicken Pox!?! Bynum’s frail knee. Trey Johnson. Sunday whites. CP3 goin’ crazy. Kobe conks the back of his head on a courtside seat. Artest with the half-court heave. Who is Aaron Gray? Where is Pau Gasol? Carl Landry playing the role of giant killer. CP3 accounts for 63 of the Hornets 109 points. DJ Mbenga’s head-butt defense bloodies Gasol. Kobe’s 79th career 30-point game in the playoffs. A Game 1 stunner and eye-opener. This is why we hate Sunday afternoon games. Lamar Odom, NBA 6th Man of the Year recipient. Lakers defense against Paul is by committee. Trevor Ariza plays a strikingly familiar role. Will Pau ever show up? Steve Blake is back in action but 10-lbs. lighter. Off to the Big Easy. Is Odom hurt or not? Khloe seems to think so. Bynum is a beast. No, not his knee again! Kobe fly-swats Landry’s shot out of the arena. Pau with a corner 3-pointer, then a celebratory fist pump. Kobe’s 80th career 30-point game in the playoffs. Back in control. Who eats at IHOP?

This award ranks up there with Defensive Player of the Year, to me, as one of the most important individual awards I’ve ever gotten. – Ron Artest

Kobe; 0-points in the first half. Artest delivers a black eye to Paul, but the Hornets KO the Lakers. Kobe becomes the Lakers leader in playoff free throws made, passing Jerry West. CP3′s triple-double 27/15/13. Jarrett Jack delivers the dagger in the middle of the key. “We punked out there…” – PJ. Monty shows the Hornets, buffalos, lions and crocodiles. Kobe sprains his ankle and Los Angeles holds its breath. Ron Artest, Mr. Consistency of the series. No MRI, no X-rays, no problem. Artest awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship trophy then gets a big hug from former Pacers teammate Reggie Miller. 32-23 after one, advantage NOLA. CP3 with 8-dimes in the 1st quarter while Kobe is flat broke. Shit, not again… Mr. Okafor, smile while you’re being posterized. The tide changes on one play. The Laker bigs are big again. As an encore, Kobe displays a left-handed flush over Landry. 22-2 in second chance points.

It looked like he was going to challenge me at the rim, and I decided to accept the challenge. – Kobe Bryant

Another slow start. Fish in CP3′s side pocket all series long. Drew cleaning the glass and waxing the Hornets. Gasol blocks Belinelli’s 3-baller in the corner. Bynum swats Landry into next season. Kobe shushing the crowd after draining a 3. Artest punks Paul and picks his pocket in broad daylight. Check out these guns. What’s with the big baby running around out on the court? Welcome back, Pau. Thanks for the memories Joel Myers. Bring it on, Mark Cuban. ’06 MVP vs. ’07 MVP. ’08 6th Man of the Year vs. ’10 6th Man of the Year.

I think a lot of the credit goes to Derek Fisher. – Chris Paul

Celebrity Row. Steve Carell. Robert Downey, Jr. Frank Robinson. Jeffrey Katzenberg. Tom Hanks. Will Ferrell. David Beckham. Drew Barrymore. Zac Efron. Khloe Kardashian. Kris Jenner. Malika Haqq. Joel Silver. Lil Wayne. 50 Cent. George Lopez. Jason Bateman. Bradley Cooper. Andy Garcia. Lou Adler. Jack. Jon Favreau. Jack Black. Will.I.Am. Seal. Jeremy Piven. Ken Jeong. Jon Hamm. Whitney Port. Jon Cryer. Steven Spielberg. Kaley Cuoco. Reggie Bush.

4 Responses
  1. drDunknstein permalink
    May 1, 2011

    12 mo’

  2. Purple_Reign permalink
    April 30, 2011


  3. Mike_R permalink
    April 30, 2011

    You should have included Tim Leiweke and how he just stared at Kobe while he writhed in pain.

  4. Lake_Show permalink
    April 30, 2011

    D-Fish delivers in the playoffs once again.

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