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Chuck - Red's Army May 8, 2011 Uncategorized 26 Comments

The Lakers season came to a spectacular end this afternoon in Dallas. Nothing screams "quitting" like a 36-point ass-whooping in an elimination game.

Rather than go out with an ounce of class, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom chose to drop a few cheap shots on the Mavs in garbage time. Even die-hard Lakers bloggers are embarrassed.

I know there's another round to go, but it's never too early to remind the readers which Red's Army blogger picked the Mavericks to come out of the west in his season preview.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    I actually DO know a few decent Laker fans. To them, sorry a couple of your team’s dumber players made today’s loss worse than it had it to be.
    But….to all the scumbag, trolling, miserable, fairweather trolls that gloated and spammed this site and everywhere else all summer, and all season with your “3Peat” nonsense….EAT A D*CK.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    true celtic players, fans, coaches, etc would never associate with the enemy or refer to them as “decent”

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jimenez1 Juan Jimenez

    Bynum has no class! What a sore loser!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jgruber2089 Jake

    I would just like to say, being one of the few Celtics fans who doesn’t hate Kobe–to everyone who claims that HE has no class–WATCH him during this video. WATCH him when Bynum makes this ridiculous play. He simply cannot even believe that Bynum did it. He knows how stupid he is. As much as everyone hates the Lakers, as do I, i just want it to be appreciated that you can hate Kobe because he’s a Laker, but it doesn’t make much sense to group him with people like LeBron and Wade…not even on the same level of being a jackass.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/joeby35 Joe A

    Off the top of my head, this is at least the third time Bynum took someone down like this; Beasley earlier this season, Gerald Wallace a couple a years ago (in which Wallace suffered a collapsed lung), and Barea today. And we had to hear all season how Garnett was a dirty player…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    Notice how the way Bynum walked away, his body language, looked exactly like Wade walking away from his WWF Rondo takedown.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/fishersmuscles Fisher’s Muscles

    Bynum is my favorite player in the NBA, but that play was classless, stupid, and embarrassing. I kind of wish Gasol would’ve made that foul so that we at least knew he was a man… But since it’s my duty as a Lakers fan to hate on the Celtics… Garnett isn’t exactly Mr. Class himself and as much as I want the Celtics to win, the Heat will win this series. We’re both in a depressing, disappointing boat right now.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Lol..I hear ya..but unfortunately a few of my Twitter followers that are Laker fans are actually decent people. Guess I’m not a true fan *sighs*

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    That’s a good point. To his credit, Bryant looks just disgusted at the play.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    I don’t remember KG clothes-lining anyone, or doing a takedown on someone to hurt them. I’m not saying he never did it, but I don’t recall such a thing.
    And what makes it worse is that Bynum did it to the smallest person on the court.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Juan!! That avatar is awesome! Looks familiar too..lol

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570792716970b Christopher

    Considering I’ve been a lifetime Celtics fan and even a picture of me at the age of 3 is hugging the Red Auerbach statue, I guess I’m not a true fan, either, as one of my better friends is a Lakers fan.
    Oh, and I guess that since Larry and Magic were friends, Larry wasn’t a true Celtic…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan 17-11 9-3.

    I am heartbroken.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    INDEED you are NOT…lmao..I'm sure greenbeand was being sarcastic….lol..but still thought it was funny it was alluded to that I wasn't a "real fan..".

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    clearly you’re both from the taliban

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    keep that on the DL

  • http://profile.typepad.com/swainston Colin C. Swainston

    The true nature of this Faker team emerged today, May 8, 2011. By losing to the Mavs by 36 in the Game 4 close out of the Western Conf semi-finals, the Fakers confirmed what every true Celtic fan already knows: the Fakers have absolutely no heart or character.
    The Faker run commenced in 2008 and culminated in an embarrassing 6 game series, witnessing KoMe and GaSoft getting physically and mentally dismantled by the Big 3 — losing by 39 points or the largest playoff deficit in Laker history (true statisticians know that the lead was actually 46 points until the Celtics stopped guarding the last 55 seconds and gave up 7 quick points to end the massacre). This debacle was scorned by every living Laker legend at the time from Magic to Kareem to Worthy to Coop! No previous Laker team had ever lost a close out playoff game by more than 15 points — yet KoMe’s team almost tripled that sum.
    The Faker’s journey continued in 2009 by easing by Orlando who slid past Boston when KG went down in February. 2010 again witnessed the Fakers getting manhandled by Boston through the first 5 games, only to again have the basketball god smile on them with Perk going down in Game 6. Despite playing the Celtics without their enforcer, the Fakers manage a 4 point victory in Game 7 with KoMe shooting an historically impressive 25% from the field!
    And now today, May 8, 2011, we come full circle. What do we see in the Game 4 close out but another 30+ “bookend” massacre! What true Faker fan saw this coming: no one since the only Faker fan in LA is myopic at best toward this team, deluding themselves these past 2 years that 2008 was an anomaly and the true character of the team was as a back-to-back champion. Wrong! In truth the 09 and 10 rings were never earned but gifts from the injury god above. When facing a competent, healthy opponent two of the past four years, the Fakers have lost by more than 35 points in the close out game of each playoff series. This, my Faker fans, has never been done before and will, most assuredly, never be seen again by any NBA franchise.
    There you have it: the two rings of 2009 and 2010 gifted through injury but sandwiched between the true nature of this “team — or, better stated, lack of any team cohesiveness — which is to simply give up in close out games, refusing to even fight for respect, pride, heart, or whatever quality one wants to ascribe to a loser. The true nature of the Fakers of 2011 might have slid by relatively unnoticed but for the antithetical showing of pride across the country yesterday as Rondo evidenced for the world at large just what Celtic Pride means to a team.
    Anyone who was privileged enough to witness the Celtics’ Game 3 performance against the Heat yesterday understands what it means to play for Celtic Pride and, specifically, understands the heart of a champion as Rondo poked the ball from Bosh, ran it down, and then laid it in — all with one arm. That, my Faker fans, is what heart and pride is all about. Even if this team falls to the Heat, I assure you they will fight to the bitter end. The ghost of Red, the existent heart of Bird and the true Big 3, and the hallowed glory of each of the 17 banners hanging in the Garden rafters will make sure of that!
    This weekend saw the Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde of champions. The Fakers exposed their true nature (culminated I might add by Odom and Bynum’s bush league thuggery), while Rondo and company demonstrated to the King and Wade that they will have to beat this champion as no one is giving up anything easily.
    For true Celtic fans we knew this was the Fakers identify all along these past 4 years. It is comforting that it is now exposed for all the world to see.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/antbar0100 Goceltics

    Wow, That was horrible. Glad to see them get swept.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/viva2811 viva

    It’s hard for me to get any satisfaction when we don’t know where we stand yet. Yes, we won game 3, so it will not be something like this, but it will feel the same if our C’s don’t do what they are capable of, and dismiss Heat. Still you’ve got to be a bit nostalgic, cause Lakers are team we want to beat in finals, and we know now that wont happen.
    And about that Bynum move, just classless. This shouldn’t be a league of “I’m going down, but some of you I’m taking with me”. If you can’t play like a man, the least you can do is lose like a one.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    well said brother.
    The Phil Jackson era ends with a bunch of scrubs on the floor, very odd. First the Spurs, now the Lakers, it’s like the title is right there for the taking.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Wow. Now THAT'S a comment.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jmacpi33 I bleed green in L.A.

    What a great day, watching the Flakers meltdown is my favorite thing in all of sports, yes even more than watching the Celtics win (we got too see both in 2008 which was the pinnacle). I live here in L.A. and have to deal with all the bonehead fans and Laker flags and biased media coverage and wannabe bandwagonners, … which is why tomorrow will be SO great. They will all just have to shutup! They’ll call into radio shows and whine, but there is nothing they can do but just face the facts: gutless cheap shots (pick on someone your own size atleast), no #6 for KoMe, no #17, no #12 or 4th 3-peat for Phil and sending him off with 4 straight playoff losses to sweep away his career in a rout.
    What a great Monday it will be.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/epyon08 Epyon08

    Don’t worry u will be joining the Lakers soon bitch

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jmeedu James Eisenman

    The Lakers went down the same way they’ve played in the last three years. Phil the Legend, has them playing a stupid trapping zone leaving the baseline corners and wings wide open for uncontested threes. Then after 5 open 3’s in a row (Ray Ray in Game 6 in 2008 and again in 2010 in Game 2 and Terry and Peja, both tonight) and no adjustment. He is no Red! The cheap shots were despicable!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    Should the Celtics play their heart out and lose that doesn’t make them bitches. For bitch/no-heart/classless play see Lakers blow out losses in 2008 and yesterday. To see the wheels falling off and going out gunning see Celtics in 2009 and 2010.
    Losing doesn’t make one a bitch. Not rising to the occasion does.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    Bynum needs to be suspended for at least 10 games to start next year. Wallace suffered a cracked rib and a collapsed left lung due to this thug executing the same elbow he did to Barea.
    In his post game interview he said he was feeling “salty” so that’s why he did it. Huh? Well let him pickle for the first month of next season (whenever it may finally start).