Watching the Cavs and Lakers play is pretty bizarre for me because I am cheering for both teams to lose. The ideal outcome would be for both teams to spontaneously combust on the court. I guess if I had to pick, I'd rather the Cavs win because although I don't like them and I really don't like LeBron, I do still like Delonte and they aren't quite as repulsive as the Fakers, who have absolutely nothing to like about them. Here is a fun look around the Fakers and Cavs boards during their game last night.
Comments from the Fakers Side
time to swagger jack them back
This is get back time. Being down 0-2 in the season series wouldn't be good coming down the stretch more than likely. I don't think either team will just pull away.
Well we were 0-2 to the Magic last year too. How did that turn out ?
Bottom line is we need this game no matter what.
Payback!!!!!! I personally I don't think for a sec that LBJ and the Cavs could win the eastern conference but still... This is a must-win game!
Play hard. We have the ability to shut any team down when we put our minds to it and play like we care.
I think we get payback in this game. Christmas we looked like we were coasting through. I think our focus will be there tomorrow.
I am pretty sure we'll lose, I would love to be wrong though. After the game Kobe will either decide to hand the torch to Lebron or he'll wait until June to hand it to him. Kobe will then bow to him and proclaim "Yes Lebron you are my KING."
What a ray of sunshine How bout if the lakers win and Kobe outscores lebron, no negativity for the rest of the road trip til they play the Celtics? U can go back to the negativity when they head to Boston.
I heard something on the radio that disturbed me. When Kobe got hit in the hand, it effected his shot. So all defenders need to do is smack Kobe's finger and he'll be ineffective all game.
No Mo and no Moon makes the Cavs very short on the bench
Last year, champions were born on this road trip, beating Cleveland and Boston with a 62 in there as well... Hopefully we can get that same kind of momentum this year.
Well said, this road trip was what set us up on our journey to the championship last season. If we can get close to what we did last season, we should come out of this in very good shape.
This will likely be a LA beat-down without Mo. Him against Fisher was our big match-up advantage.
Do the Cavs ever get called for a foul? WTH. I am so sick of the damn Cavs everytime we play'em they get the benefit of the doubt.
I can't believe Shaq is out running Bynum..WTH
Ridiculous call on Bynum...
The lakers frontcourt showing why theyre the best frontcourt rotation in the NBA
You guys realize Cavs fans are going to go with the "Mo was out" card right. I'm good with it, we really can't gauge our boys against them until it's at full strength.
Both of our bigs with 3 fouls to start the 3rd.
Being serious.....the refs and league knows it the only way to neutralize the Lakers size advantage.
Did anybody see that no call when Shaq elbowed Bynum in the mouth.
That how Shaq used to play even when he was in LA.. So lets quit complaining now that he is on the other side..
WTF is James complaining about.. He gets a lot of those calls all the time..
For all you guys that called for Pau to be the main man at center..........take notes of the destruction Shaq is doing to him. Like I've said and already knew.........Pau can't play center period.
Lamar is the DUMBEST defender we have, I mean he just doesn't understand rotations at all.
Hopefully Kobe doesn't shoot us out of this. He's 4-15 since the first quarter.
We suck! We don't run our offense and we play no D!
Please someone get me a clip of that Bron flop.
Gasol is a big time choker when he's at the line in tight games.
Always misses clutch free throws, always.
We need a heart transplant and fast!
I have to put this one on Phil. The offense has zero coherence. What the heck is Bynum doing out there? Why are everyone shooting off balance jumpshots? Why is Kobe shooting us out of the game(again)? This team played with no discipline in the second half and it's no surprise the Cavs won.
The Cavs played a good game, but I'm so pissed at our soft weak ass attitude...
Pau disappeared today, Drew got scared by Shaq, was Lamar even playing?
Does anyone notice we just don't have "it" right now and this season? The only one who does is Kobe. We were winning these games last year against top tier teams and we were playing a whole lot better. We had that hunger, than anger when we played. We don't have it.. Right now.
People can lie all they want about us being so stacked and lebron playing with scrubs,but to me those guys play hardnosed defense and he has 3 of the top 8 three point shooters in the league. This cavs team is deep and poised to make a strong run at our title.
I don't care what anybody says Pau is sucking from his back to back extended summers. I told guys here he would be hit and miss all season. Tonight.......it was miss.
Sometimes players need to lose to see what they need to fix. I understand how poorly Gasol played tonight. It just means the coaches have to get the team to watch tape and fix it.
You learn more from losses anyways. I expect Phil to completely dissect the Cavs if we were to meet them in the Finals.
Yeah but we should have learned from Christmas.
I fear facing the CAVS in the final especially if they get HCA. But what worst is that I will STOP watching basketball if LeBron beat Kobe in the final and win a title. I REPEAT I don't EVER want JAMES to win a title EVER EVER EVER EVER. I don't even want him on the Lakers if it meant we win championship. My hate for James is beyond any other player
Fisher after 40 more games ain't stopping a pre-school basketball player come playoff time...not that he can stop anyone now.
The only real asset the Lakers have is Bynum. And the way he's been playing of late, his value is going down faster and faster. I mean Shaq totally wasted him tonight. And Shaq is like 20 years older
Kobe is the only player on earth where he can shoot like crap on 30 attempts and still have people defend him. No, I don't put everything on Kobe, but his insistence to shoot the ball knowing his fingers are jammed has done damage to this team.
Oh well, looks like we'll be meeting up with the Cavs in the Finals, hopefully we can still get HCA... We're not playing nearly as well as we were to start the season
We're not as hungry (or good) this year, so home court will be necessary for us to repeat. IMO. That's especially true if we face the Cavs or Celtics.
So no best team ever threads this week? Aight cool with me.
Now, here are the Comments from the Cav's Side
Unfortunately in regards to the game, we're gonna have to hear Pau all night scream ARGHHHHHHHHH every single time he goes up with the shot...Oh, and please keep JJ away from Lamar... I've never seen a player get abused like Lamar did to JJ last year..
This one will be tough. Lakers are playing better ball lately and they will want to pay us back for the C-Mas day beatdown.
Laker fans will not be allowed to bring foam fingers into the arena.
The Christmas game can be written off as a fluke, but if the Cavs win again convincingly they have a case that they are the better team.
Kobe is hurting, so that changes the way the Lakers run their offense
Nah.....Phil and Kobe are both too stubborn to change the way the Triangle is run just because of injury. Kobe himself even said he'll still be just as aggressive, he doesn't want to give teams the advantage of thinking they can attack the Lakers differently. Besides his back is fine now, the index finger is still bothersome but it is what it is for him at the moment.
let's hope that finger iz fine enough to attempt 35 shots! God bless Kobe's wisdom
We are screwed with Mo out (against LA at least
No Moon, no Mo, Motivated Lakers = massacre at the Q.
Yes we all know that Mo Williams is the key to this team.I mean lebron is just some some scrub he cant handle the load.its all MO Williams
If Delonte doesn't play well we are screwed. We need him to step up.
Is LeBron ever going to show up for a Laker game?
Refs are calling this game ridiculously tight.
Kobe getting a lot of calls early in this one
Kobe can't defend lebron
Lebron just realized how to by pass Kobe's retarded D. Took him long enough..a Euro nobody did it in their first meeting.
Lots of BS fouls going against the Cavs so far.
Kobe is starting to play dirty to me
Kobe left his foot out to prevent Lebron from getting a highlight reel
I guess since LA is the home of Hollywood I shouldn't be surprised by the acting of the Lakers.
West and Shaq playing us out of the game
BS foul on LeBron. This is ridiculus
LeBron should really play the entire game.
We need this game I don't care if it the middle of the season. Its all about confidence swagger all those words that everyone uses. This will get in the lakers heads if we meet them in the finals.
I better not ever hear someone say that Kobe doesn't get superstar calls
Only LeBron would be relaxed enough to be rapping to the overhead music at the end of a tense game like this.
Yeah and it was eminems verse to! You could read his lips he hit it word for word! I was hyped seein that also!
The Lakers are indeed charmin soft on the inside... If we get Jamison and are healthy going into the finals, The KING gets his RING with ease..
LBJ has never even had a hangnail for an injury, Anabolic Steroids & HGH help. Kobe plays with multiple injuries don't get it twisted, Kobe is still the best player in the game. Excellent win for CLE vs. A far superior team. (from a Faker fan)
I've been consistent in the thoughts that the Celtics are a tougher matchup for us due to the interior defense and their PG's creative ability-- all of which the Lakers don't bring against this current Cavaliers outfit... In the past, sure, but not as of now..I don't see anything (and you and I have went back and forth on this when these two teams aren't playing) that suggests to me the Cavs cannot beat the Lakers come June...
Kobe played tonight without any lungs, kidneys and prosthetic heart..
Such a warrior..
In fact, I'm shocked that a guy with 8 broken fingers was able to get up 31 shots
....a preview of the finals
16 road games and 7 losses... Hmm....I question the authenticity of the Lakers record...
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