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Lakers/Mavs Semifinal Observations

2011 May 9

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• dEDGE Post Scriptum •

Mark Cuban, buffoon or a genius? Who’s the real MVP, Dirk or Kobe? Can anyone stop Barea’s penetration? Black shoes at home. A tender Kiss-Cam moment with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Jet with the bonehead foul at midcourt. No inside-out game on offense, it’s all outside. Gasol fumbles, Dallas recovers. A game of runs with Dallas holding on to the last one. An inch too long on the 3-pointer. Kobe’s 81st 30-point game in the playoffs. Dallas gains the momentum and more importantly, the confidence. J-Kidd finding Chandler for the thunderous flush. Superior ball movement orchestrated by the Mavs. 2-20 on 3-bombs turns into F-bombs directed from the Staples Center crowd. The boo-birds are out early and often. Steve Blake transforms into Tony Smith right before our very eyes. JJ Barea buzzing circles around the defenseless Lakers. An 0-2 deficit that’s quickly becoming a gaping sink hole. Artest suspended for one game for his high-five to Barea’s face. Desperation, finger pointing, and the rude awakening from a dream.

I’ve repeatedly said he’s the best player in the world. There’s nothing he can’t do. I would say there’s no shot he can’t make.”    – Dirk Nowitzki, commenting about Kobe Bryant.

I don’t know, I might be sick in the head or crazy or thrown off or something like that because I still think we’re going to win this series…”    – Kobe Bryant, facing an 0-3 uphill battle.

Lakers go big with Drew, Pau and LO. It’s raining down 3′s in Dallas! Phil punches Pau in the chest since everyone else is taking shots at him. Bynum flushes his frustrations down the rim. No fiance = No rings. Kobe passes Shaq and takes over 3rd place on the all-time playoff scoring chart. Another Lakers 4th quarter collapse. Down 0-3 and looking for the 4-0 swing. Lose and go home, or better known as get jettisoned to Cleveland. A eerily quiet Mark Cuban. A $35,000 fine plus Phil’s wry smile, priceless. A Mother’s Day Massacre. C-Webb, Bibby and Turkoglu rejoice as Peja torches the Lakers. Jason Terry, the real 6th Man of the Year. Clouded judgment and immaturity lead to an embarrassing display. Time for a tweak or a complete overhaul? Out with the Zen, in with the ? 3Peat Thwarted. Can Dallas advance all the way with the Lakers out of the way?

It’s tough to put into words what he’s meant to me. I grew up under him… It’s a little weird for me to think about how next year’s going to be.”   – Kobe Bryant, reflecting on Phil Jackson’s last game.

Celebrity Row. January Jones. Anthony Kiedis. Will Ferrell. Justin Timberlake. David Beckham. Gordon Ramsey. Jennifer Carpenter. Eddie Murphy. John C. Reilly. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jeremy Renner. Seal. Mehki Phifer. Dustin Keller. Andy Garcia. Lou Adler. Jack. Adam Sandler. Megan Fox. Brian Austin Green. Larry David. Brett Ratner. Bridget Moynahan. Eliza Dushku. George Lopez. Holly Robinson Peete. Cobi Jones. Pat O’Brien. Nikki Hilton. Serena Williams.

5 Responses
  1. Lakers4Life permalink
    May 10, 2011

    He just apologized to Barea in his media session following his exit interview. If he didn’t, his suspension would’ve been 10 games instead.

    • STEVE-O permalink*
      May 10, 2011

      Bynum received a 5-game suspension from the league offices punishable at the start of next season and was also fined $25,000 for removing his jersey and the manner in which he left the court.

  2. Mike_R permalink
    May 10, 2011

    Did Bynum ever apologize to Michael Beasley or Gerald Wallace?

  3. Lake_Show permalink
    May 10, 2011

    Bynum’s forearm shimmy is starting to become a familiar sight whenever he’s tweaked. Expect at least a 5-game suspension next season.

  4. Purple_Reign permalink
    May 10, 2011

    What time do the Lakers tip-off…? Wait, what do you mean they’re done!?! The Lakers are out of the playoffs? You must be mistaken, there’s been some sort of mix-up… Doesn’t the season always last until mid-June?

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