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Also whats your reason.
Our team or their team hardly changed so its basically up to the lakers and and their health if they want to cruise through the season or fight and try to be number 1.The kings kinda have an advantage over the lakers cause they dont cruise through seasons also tehy have a much more talented bench and a better schedule.

Well the rematch is dec 25 this will be interesting.The kings are such babies and are gonna have so much anger against the lakers.The lakers especially Shaq hate the coach and the kings.Who knows?

AHHHH I hope they dont face eachother in the conference finals.I hope lakers face someone else.Could you imagine if the lakers lost I really cant for some reason.I cant see Shaq and kobe not being in the finals.
 

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Kings.

Because lakers know they can win anywhere and Kings know they have to have HCA to win over Lakers, last year's WCF not-withstanding. Kings will play with the urgency and Lakers will be just pacing themselves to keep everybody healthy and ready to go for playoffs. Lakers have a lot of vets who can't go all out for all 82 without burning themselves up. And the biggest reason is probably the motivation factor.

JMO.
 

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Kings, because the Lakers vets kinda save themselves for the playoffs...
 

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I think the Lakers will be and I'll explain why.....this team needs to motivate themselves and regaining the #1 seed might be the goal.
 

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Their motivation is to have PJ surpass Aurbach in number of championships as a coach. I don't think #1 seed figures into that. They seem to have bought that "flip the switch" crap created by media and as a result they feel like they can just turn it on come playoff time. I don't like it but that seems to be their mindset.
 

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Probably Kings, some of the Laker vets aren't played much until post season so they have a healthy team.
 

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Kings-for all of the above reasons
 

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The Lakers have a better lineup this year, so it could go either way. Bu my bet would go to the Kings to win the division. :yes:

But the Lakers will win the championship.:yes:
 

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The Kings won 61 times last season while adjusting to life with a new PG, 4 new players, and no Webber and/or Peja for parts of the season. The starting five have yet to play 82 games together(including the playoffs. C-Web alone missed 28 games). Hmmm, how dominant can they be when they get used to playing with each other? Can't wait to find out.

Kings will own the best record this time next year... again.

Also by this time next year, NBA will have a new champion. You guess it... the Kings.

All the vibe I've been getting from LA fans/media is that the Lakers want to avoid the Kings. On the other hand, the Kings are dying to face the Lakers.

Question: how dominant could Shaq be if the refs applied the same rules on him as everyone else?
 

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I have no idea where you get the impression Laker fans don't want to face the Kings again. If anything we want to face Kings again, and watch their fans cry again next year :D
 

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Originally posted by KennethTo
I have no idea where you get the impression Laker fans don't want to face the Kings again. If anything we want to face Kings again, and watch their fans cry again next year :D
We will be crying tears of joy..... :yes:
 

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Originally posted by bebop

Question: how dominant could Shaq be if the refs applied the same rules on him as everyone else?
Better-than the refs would call all the fouls when players slap Shaq on the arms when he catches the ball.-Shaq gets the worst physical abuse of any player
 

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Originally posted by Wilt_The_Stilt


Better-than the refs would call all the fouls when players slap Shaq on the arms when he catches the ball.-Shaq gets the worst physical abuse of any player
Yep, he dishes out abuse, he gets way more than he gives. Are you blind? Everyone knows that Shaq gets beat up, and that he gets fouled about 15 times every game. In many games this season, Shaq would get butchered across the arms, but the refs never call it. The figure that he's really big, so they don't have to call as many fouls with him. That's wrong, just because he's big, it doesn't mean that he feels pain (Kings fans know a lot about feeling pain:laugh: ).

I do agree that the Kings will have the best record next season. But the Lakers have SHAQ and KOBE. They are two of the best five players in the league (Kidd, McGrady, and Duncan, Shaq and Kobe), no one can stop the Lakers unless Shaq is sitting out. And they're still not that bad of a team with Kobe is leading a bunch of role players. The Kings play better when Stojackovic is injured. Did you see the way that they played when he came back? They played damn well, but the Lakers played much better.

The Lakers and Kings will meet again in the Playoffs next season, but now that the Lakers know that the Kings aren't just all talk, they will be up to the challenge and they'll win in 6:yes: .
 

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I bet that this foul wasn't called......


 

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You BET this foul wasn't called??!! That means you DON'T know whether it was called or not.

LOL. LOL. Was that supposed to be prove?? Oh my lord. Laker fans kill me.

I bet you this foul was called. And Shaq acted like he was mad at the rim and destroy it with his line drive FT.
 

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He made them against you guys-Your glorious Webber was horrible from the free-throw line that series
 

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Originally posted by Wilt_The_Stilt
He made them against you guys-Your glorious Webber sucked from the free-throw line that series
I don't think you get what he is saying... :no:
 

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generalizing laker fans? come on now. man, i felt embarassed after game 6, no lie...we got over BUT games 2 and 5 were ridiculous too. according to the refs in game 2 the lakers play absolutely no d because either the kings made the basket or there was a foul call...every time down. game 5..several bad calls...but the last play of the game was obvious. how do you explain the refs missing bobby jackson pulling kobe's shirt out of his shorts on the last shot?? they weren't looking? the refs need to be fined for their performance in the series. let the players play, call it even on both sides.
 

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Originally posted by Wilt_The_Stilt
He made them against you guys-Your glorious Webber was horrible from the free-throw line that series

Yeah, Shaq shot pretty well from the line in that series (by his standard of course) didn't he?? I guess he stepped up when the stake is raised...

OH WAIT, What’s that thing he does that makes him so accurate from the line? You know, when he stepped over the lane before the ball hit the rim…. It’s call…. Oh, that’s right…. LANE VIOLATION!!!

You know why they outlawed it right?? Because when you do that you have systematically shortened the shooting distance. Shaq, with his long limps, was probably releasing the ball from 10ft by the time he crossed over that line.

If Webber was allowed to do that, he’d make all his FT. Heck, even Olden Polynice could make his FT if he could do that and get away with it.

You just help me bring up another example of what Shaq get away with that no one else does. As far as I’m concerned, he’d be lucky to hit 40% of his FT if he has to do so the legal way.
 
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