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NBA Finals: Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers


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Poll: Who will win? (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Orlando Magic (15 votes [41.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  2. Los Angeles Lakers (21 votes [58.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

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#31 eaton_branden1

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

Kobe = Real MVP amazing performance so far 36 points, 8 dimes & 7 boards

Edited by eaton_branden1, 04 June 2009 - 10:04 PM.


#32 King Taharqa

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:09 PM

Magic look like pretenders tonight. Kobe is having an amazing performance. No hate, he took over and got the Magic looking real scared right now. Magic look so soft. This one might be done in 4.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

Magic look like pretenders tonight. Kobe is having an amazing performance. No hate, he took over and got the Magic looking real scared right now. Magic look so soft. This one might be done in 4.


This one is over but I don't take anything here for granted. Magic can't make a shot tonight, part due to Laker defense but half those 3s are uncontested and just misses. It happens. I've been impressed with the Magic's mental toughness all playoff long and expect a different team game 2.

#34 eaton_branden1

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:16 PM

Agreed King I thought it would go to 7 but I'm rethinking that

#35 King Taharqa

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:20 PM

Man its over. This is why King James aint wanna shake these bums hands. They have NO BUSINESS in this Finals. Right now they look like a disgrace to Eastern Conference basketball. No defense, no heart, no nothing. Respect to Kobe, he will get his 4th ring. Lakers are the 2009 champs.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:39 PM

Respect to Kobe, he will get his 4th ring. Lakers are the 2009 champs.



I hope you're right. I have to admit, this was a very fun game to watch. Just hope they don't get cocky and let game two slip away.

#37 carpanfan96

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:49 PM

Big 3 of Orlando 6-27 from the floor. Kobe was amazing, this should be done in four. Phil's defense on Orlando did a good job. Bynum and Gasol did a good job on Howard on both ends of the court. Odom and Ariza gave Lewis and Turk a lot of problems.

#38 Hawk

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:57 PM

it's a 7 game series...but game 1 = spank

#39 Britneck

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:30 AM

I love how everyone was saying Magic got this easy, no one can stop Howard, if Nelson plays, the lakers don't stand a chance, Pau and Bynum suck, etc....Now, it's why are the Magic even playing in this series? Lebron should be playing not the magic. Please, the Magic are better then the Cav's. If you're better you beat a team in 7 games, the Cav's might has well not even show up for game 6 the way they played. It's one game. If they can not let this game get to them it could be a series. I want the Lakers to win so I'm ok with the Magic folding, but i would like to see a series.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:43 AM

No one ever said the Magic had it easy. I picked em to win in 6 games. They still could, but it aint happening. Those guys are starstruck right now they see the white light. Missing open Js, no defense, bad coaching, they got their ass kicked in all fazes of the game. I cant remember the last time I seen a blowout like that in Game 1. And this series is already being officiated as a "finesse affair".

The Magic are a better team than the Cavs, but if they're only goal was to play spoilers to Kobe-Lebron then lay down in the Finals and give Kobe a ring, then they need to get off my TV screen. No one wants to watch that garbage.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:59 AM

I would at least wait until after game 3 to write a team out of a best of 7 series. Just sayin.

#42 King Taharqa

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:06 AM

I would at least wait until after game 3 to write a team out of a best of 7 series. Just sayin.


Normally I would agree. But this one is done X-Clown. Phil Jackson is 43-0 when he takes Game 1. Magic are playing to prevent a sweep now. Their franchise still has never won a Finals game. Yall ever heard of that doo *** group The Platters? Great group, they got a song called "The Great Pretender", thats what the Magic looked like last night.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:19 AM

No one ever said the Magic had it easy. I picked em to win in 6 games. They still could, but it aint happening. Those guys are starstruck right now they see the white light. Missing open Js, no defense, bad coaching, they got their ass kicked in all fazes of the game. I cant remember the last time I seen a blowout like that in Game 1. And this series is already being officiated as a "finesse affair".

The Magic are a better team than the Cavs, but if they're only goal was to play spoilers to Kobe-Lebron then lay down in the Finals and give Kobe a ring, then they need to get off my TV screen. No one wants to watch that garbage.

Are you kidding? Ok maybe you guys said 6 games ,but you said Dwight is gonna get 20 and 20 on Bynum And Pau. You all but said it was going to be easy. Do you look at match ups? Having Pau, Bynum, and Odom guarding you is going to wear you down. Just like someone already said, that you shot down, he is not playing against 2 80 year old centers and one that really isn't that good. Dwight is that team and when he can't get going they aren't going to get going. It's only the first game though. I don't see them winning this and i never thought they had a chance to begin with but it's still only one game.

#44 carpanfan96

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:55 AM

This will be Bynum's coming out Party. He played Howard really well last night and had a similar game just shot the ball better. I think he keeps Howard in the 15 pt 13 - 15 rebound area in this series and pretty much matches him pt wise and is close on rebounds in the series.

Stan has to figure a way to get Turk going, he's the magic offense and Ariza gave him a crap ton of problems last night. Same with Lewis, Odom was in the game a lot, which I figured he would be and played Lewis really well. Stan has to figure a way for Lewis to get better open shots or this series will be short and sweet in 4 games.

#45 carpanfan96

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:57 AM

I have to agree KT, the way they played Cleavland I figured this would be a competitive match up with LA winning in 6 or 7. Orlando looked lost last night. It might still be one, but I don't see it happening. Orlando will still win a game, Probably game 3 in Orlando but that's about all I can see them winning right now.