This has been a very difficult post to write. The completely embarrassing game six that ended the Laker’s season was just very hard to stomach and left a lot of questions.
How does a team that two weeks ago was favored to win the NBA Finals against a Celtics team that struggled against the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers go out with that little resistance?
The Lakers were tough enough to beat the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs, but that toughness dissipated when confronted with the Celtic’s swarming defense. While individually the Celtics players aren’t that much to write home about defensively, collectively they played smartly and ferociously.
Having said that, nothing excuses that game six debacle. It’s one thing to lose the deciding game of the NBA Finals, but it’s another thing to get blown out by 39 points. Rick Fox said it best on the Petros and Money show on AM 570 KLAC on Wednesday when he said, “[The Laker’s play] was close to insubordination in a lot of ways”. Rather than stick with the game plan, each player took the game into his own hands. The results speak for themselves.
What is perhaps more irritating than anything is how little hate there is for the Celtics in the city. Most people have been saying that they have to give a hand to the Celtics for the great job they did.
Excuse me, but what the fuck happened to Lakers fans?