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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:27 am    Post subject: Ranking Your Favorite Lakers Championship Team

My Top 3:

2010 - Lakers getting revenge on Boston. Felt like a decade worth waiting. Never seen Kobe so happy. Also Metta World Peace’s post game was an all time classic!

2020 - This one was special. Never seen a band of brothers this close together, playing 3 months quarantined for each other. Going through a tragedy with Kobe’s passing and dedicating the season for him. Lots of redemption stories from LeBron’s promise the prior season to Dwight and Rondo’s career reclamation. Proving every doubters wrong. Just a special team of brothers.

2000 - First Laker Championship I got to live and experience. Started watching in 1991 and 9 long years to see it come to fruition. First parade I ever attended. My childhood championship.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject:

2009 for me. Felt like I’d watched that team grow up. So proud of Kobe and Pau for all the progress they made. Fisher cementing his legacy with his game 4 clutch shots against Orlando. Ariza developing into an elite role player. Shannon Brown’s dunks. Vujacic. Mbenga and Morrison.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:38 am    Post subject:

2010. Buck Foston
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject:

These are my favorites

1972 - First championship in LA
1980 - Magic's first championship
1985 - Beat Boston for the first time
1988 - Repeat
2000 - First title at Staples Center
2002 - Three-peat
2010 - Repeat against Boston
2020 - A special season. Still processing...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:47 am    Post subject:

By Era (I started watching as a kid with the first Lakers AD, Adrian Dantley):

Showtime (most enjoyable Lakers basketball I watched, and even this could be broken into the first 2 rings, and the last 3 of the 5)

Shaq/Kobe (watching Shaq as the MDE was pure fun and jaw dropping)

King/Brow (TBD, in a large way, but this was the best defensive Laker team I can recall, and the coaching adjustments were huge)

Mamba/Pau (we won and I enjoyed it, but didn't seem as team oriented as I would have liked.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 am    Post subject:

Agree on 1985, that one was a breakthrough vs the Celtics. 1988 was an amazing Finals, first time a team repeated in 19 years and they backed up Riley’s guarantee. 2000 Lakers ended a drought, loved that comeback vs Portland to set up the Finals vs Larry Bird’s Pacers. 2010 was special as the Lakers got revenge and beat the Celtics.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:00 am    Post subject:

1972. After all those years of losing in the finals, too bad it couldn't have been against Boston. Seeing Jerry West finally winning, just wish Elgin could have been there.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject:

1985
1987
2010

Anyone notice a theme?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject:

lakerhalo wrote:
1985
1987
2010

Anyone notice a theme?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject:

My favorite Lakers Championship team? The next one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject:

2020 and 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject:

Fave Shampionship teams ; 87/88 and 2009/2010

But obviously all Shampionships are special. But I loved the rosters of the years I mentioned and they hold very special moments in my life as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 am    Post subject:

2009

Nothing will ever top this for me
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:01 am    Post subject:

- All the 80’s/Magic Teams
- The 71/72 Wilt/West 33 win streak team
- Kobe Shaq championships
- The Lebron team and the Kobe/Pau Championships are pretty even for me right now, maybe a slight edge to Kobe/Gasol with Artest giving the best post game interview of all time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:24 am    Post subject:

2001
2009
2010
2000
2020
2002

I haven't witnessed the rest.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:27 am    Post subject:

2000 still holds special spot in my heart. That team was on the rise, both Shaq and Kobe were under 25 at the time, sky was the limit for them. I like this team as well but front office has a lot to do to keep this a contending team giving LeBron’s age and our poor supporting cast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:22 pm    Post subject:

lakerhalo wrote:
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1987
2010

Anyone notice a theme?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:34 pm    Post subject:

lakerhalo wrote:
1985
1987
2010

Anyone notice a theme?


Same theme, same order.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject:

After those three victories over the Celtics, it's the first one with Kobe and Pau. Soooooo much (bleep) talk on Kobe from Shaq and almost every sportstalk guy on TV/radio. Was so incredibly gratifying to see Kobe prove all of them wrong. My only wish was that we got the Kobe vs. Lebron Final in '09. That would've been so damn epic.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:01 pm    Post subject:

Not enough love for 2001. The most dominant basketball I’ve ever seen played by one team as they steamrolled through the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject:

I'm in my early 40's so I have limited memory of Showtime so...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject:

Number 7 wrote:
2009

Nothing will ever top this for me


For me its this. I know Bill Simmons probably still cries at night over this series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN6OlQdqUj8
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:56 pm    Post subject:

'85. That changed everything. At half time in game six, a snotty kid had a terrible stomach ache. But when the game was over... when the Lakers won the title and beat the Celtics... the stomach ache was gone.

The Lakers healed me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:05 pm    Post subject:

2009 - Beat the annoying Celtics. Can’t say much more.

2020 - So many different reasons.
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