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The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

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Thursday June 4th 8pm on ABC

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Game 3 @ ORL Magic 06/09
Game 4 @ ORL Magic 06/11
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Go Magic indeed.
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I don't really like the format for the Finals

But let's bring the Championship to Orlando!!! GO MAGIC!!!!
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Should have made a poll for the outcome
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Should have made a poll for the outcome
I tried but something was lost in translation.
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Go Lakers!!!!!!!
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Re: The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Time for a lil bit of Magic!
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Go Magic!
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As someone mentioned in the Lakers thread, this is a bad matchup for Shaq's ego. Which makes me oh-so-happy.

If the Magic win:

- Howard does what Shaq could not in Orlando, and becomes absolutely the best player in team history (only 20 years, but still)
- Stan Van Gundy can forever laugh at the "Master of Panic" talk (every columnist I've read so far says it should already be forgotten)

If the Lakers win:

- Kobe gets his fourth ring -- without Shaq, and as many as Shaq
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Earlier, in the locker room, I had asked Howard to give me one or two reasons I should consider picking the Magic to defeat the Lakers.

"God" was his answer, which was met with the counterargument that the Lord probably has better things to worry about than who wins a basketball game, and besides, religion and politics are usually best kept out of sports stories.
I love Dwight, but I hope he has a good reason if the Lakers beat him. God
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Re: The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Orlando in 6.
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Originally Posted by uberjoe View Post
As someone mentioned in the Lakers thread, this is a bad matchup for Shaq's ego. Which makes me oh-so-happy.
Shaq's Ego will probably be doing just fine if Laker and Magic fans alike want to believe this series has anything to do with his career accomplishments.
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Orlando. No question. If the Lakers struggled against the Nuggets, and the Cavaliers got destroyed by the Magic, then it's going to be all Magic.

Magic in 5
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Originally Posted by UhateMOFOhateU View Post
Orlando. No question. If the Lakers struggled against the Nuggets, and the Cavaliers got destroyed by the Magic, then it's going to be all Magic.

Magic in 5
How did the Lakers struggle against the Nuggets while the Magic destroyed the Cavs? Both series were practically identical.
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I love Dwight, but I hope he has a good reason if the Lakers beat him. God
It worked for Tim Tebow. Twice.
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Rooting for Magic, but if I had to bet all the tea in China, I'd say Lakers in 6.
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Re: The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
How did the Lakers struggle against the Nuggets while the Magic destroyed the Cavs? Both series were practically identical.

No kidding. Lakers in 6.
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Re: The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

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It worked for Tim Tebow. Twice.
And didn't work for countless others
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I just don't understand why this is the only playoff series that is 2-3-2, because it is an advantage to the home team. I am rooting for the Magic, but I say Lakers in 6.
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
Shaq's Ego will probably be doing just fine if Laker and Magic fans alike want to believe this series has anything to do with his career accomplishments.
I certainly don't think it does. But you must not have paid much attention for the past decade if you hadn't noticed the glory Shaq takes in Kobe's failures, his constant critiques of the Magic, and his recent slams of Howard and Van Gundy. Even for a player at the end of a Hall of Fame career, he can be incredibly petty and condescending as a way to compensate for his diminished skill and profile.

If you've been in a coma for the past 10 years -- I'm sorry. Glad you're awake. Also, we still don't have flying cars.
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Go Magic! I cant believe the team I wanted to make it since the oust of Houston, made it!

Hey Kobe, hows Shaq's ass taste?
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Or, to put the Shaq mentality in simpler terms...

Shaq after a win: "I am still the greatest and no one can beat me."

Shaq after a loss: "Fuck you! I still have 4 rings. And it's not like I was actually trying."
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I certainly don't think it does. But you must not have paid much attention for the past decade if you hadn't noticed the glory Shaq takes in Kobe's failures, his constant critiques of the Magic, and his recent slams of Howard and Van Gundy. Even for a player at the end of a Hall of Fame career, he can be incredibly petty and condescending as a way to compensate for his diminished skill and profile.

If you've been in a coma for the past 10 years -- I'm sorry. Glad you're awake. Also, we still don't have flying cars.
No, you've apparently been in the coma, because Shaq isn't going to go home crying in his soup after this series, no matter what the outcome. He loves himself and will continue to love himself, in no way will this series humble him.
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Re: The Official 2009 NBA Finals Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Wow, alot of Laker haters in this thread that are new Magic fans
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I have lived all my life in SoCal and will root for the Magic, not because I don't like the Lakers, it's just cause I don't like Kobe. I was hoping he would have gotten his wish and went to Chicago or Clippers a couple of years ago, so I can root for the Lakers again. Hopefully the Magic can pull it off.

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