Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture and life in general.
Anybody else find the Magic pre-game introductions a little bit on the extremely lame side?vr, Xei
Lamest...pre-game ceremony...ever. So forced. Am I supposed to be intimidated by that Philly Phanatic thingy that dropped down from the scoreboard? I laughed myself silly.
You guys are clearly jealous of the checkered blazer.
Wow, it's a dogfight early! LAL 17, ORL 21 with 4:08 left.
I didn't see the opening ceremony, but the Lakers' is extremely impressive. Almost another reason to want a Game 6.
Lakers down four. Would be nice if they could keep it within that by quarter's end.
Gotta hit those FTs, Ariza.
Down 3 with 3:00 left.
Kobe loves the fancy dishes to Gasol!
"Thanks for watching ESPN on ABC"? I thought I was watching plain old ABC. Confusing.
Stan Van Gundy should start trash-talking to his team about a Game 7.
Odom sweet move, Gasol finish!
I'm going to keep commenting until someone else shows up!
Kobe blocks Pietrus then gets fouled on the alley-oop attempt. Nice.
That free throw grew hands.
Refs are letting 'em play. Finally.
Magic are already in the penalty?
Hopefully Magic came out quick but are now going to slowly melt down.
Howard just bumped Gasol over like a piece of deck furniture.
Get these stupid player interview vignettes off my screen! I want to watch the friggin game, not a documentary.
LAL 26, ORL 28 after the first. Kobe with 11. Pretty good position for the Lakers, especially after being down 9 early.
But it's the human side of Superman!
Lakers' defense wasn't bad to open the second quarter, but Howard was just too much.
Sasha, Walton, Odom, Farmer & Bynum
Bynum sky hook!
Howard misses the and one. Lakers down 6.
poor sasha, he wants to contribute so badly.
Sasha missed by a mile.
Odom sweet reverse layup and one! Dr. L!
This lineup is actually playing decent defense.
Another negative programming note: Why did I just get all excited for this digital switchover only for ABC/ESPN to broadcast this game in 720p not 1080i? Even the missus noted the picture's lack of clarity compared to other digital channels.
If the Lakers win tonight, "hopefully we could bring the team out for a celebration at the stadium," says Josh Rawitch. How cool would that be.
You are a discerning viewer, Dusty.
Kobe go boom!
guess kobe's hand is ok!
i would love to see the lakers bring the obrien trophy to the Ravine.
Odom Odom Odom!
Kobe trying too hard to create contact?
I think I would openly weep if I could be in the yard this week and see a world champion Lakers team introduced pre-game.
I don't think Lamar tipped that...
kobes hasnt really gotten calls this whole series.
Fish hot early! Hits the three!
the fish continues.
Hey Orel, if you had to pick a father for a Lakers blog, who is it? The Sons of Norm Nixon?
Sons of Orlando Woolridge
Stan Van Gundy pulling a Jeff Van Gundy, getting between Turkoglu and Ariza!
Gasol, Odom and Bynum with two apiece.
Ariza three! Lakers lead by two!
Kobe teardrop, Lakers up 4.
BTW Former laker Mychal Thompson's son was drafted in one of the early rounds by the white sox this past week
Magic are missing their threes, while Ariza hits another. Lakers by 7.
Fish uncontested layup! Could that be a sign?
is it to early to start saying the "P" word?
I thought that puppet was supposed to be LeBron.
Ariza with more great D.
trevor is going for the MVP
I heart Ariza.
Ariza 1 of 2. Up by 10.Another steal! Up by 12!
it was, orel. He did 2010 reps. which is the next chance he has to win the title.
Great back-and-forth passes by Odom and Gasol there.
The big "24" in the background confused me.
Mama there goes that MAN!!!
ariza is stealing the show!
yeah i thought that was odd too.
Phil and Stan are like night and day.
Like he broke into Kobe's weight room.
Sons of Sedale Threatt!
yeah, the puppets share a house, if you look to the right of the 24 there is a 23 in the cavs colors. Bad camera angle.
I don't get these PC commercials. How is someone else getting a free computer going to make me want to buy one?
Bank's open on Sundays!
Nice, Andrew.I almost typed Andruw. Sorry about that.
Fish flop. But it works!
"Bank's open on Sundays!"Love it.
i love how the commentators say they are really letting them play today, followed by 3 laker foul calls in a row.
Weird shot by Kobe there.
Up 10 at the half. IS NICE
what a crappy last possession by the lakers, they might as well of just been walking to the locker rooms those last 10 seconds.
He was trying to get a 2-for-1 situation.
I think the commentator meant "The refs are really letting Magic play."
24 minutes away from a "PA----"
And we almost had one last possession except Pau threw it away. Oh well.
Halftime means dog-walking time.
the refs are trying to get the magic back in the game.
Took almost two minutes for someone to score in the second half.
dont let the crowd back in.
See what happens when you pass, Kobe?
Wow, Odom three from the corner!
man we are off to a slooooow start in this half.odom with the make!
Three on Howard! Good flop, Gasol!
Wow, Odom three from the corner!This is not a double post!
Hey Orel, you need a Broncos blog...the Sons of Travis Henry!
Sons of Shawn Kemp?
The refs are making up for lost time.
Impossible shot by Kobe (yawn).
shawn kemp? i miss the rain main.
Refs swallowed their whistles on that one.Fish with the aggressive rebound!Fish 3! Up by 13!
Gasol blocks Turkoglu!
four blocks by the spaniard? thats not soft.
Replay of Kobe's incredible shot. He switched hands like three times in the air.
Great defense by the Lakers!
the magic are already starting to play panic ball.
5 fouls on howard!?
Five on Howard. Bad news for the Magic.
They gave it to Turkoglu. Can't have the other team's marquee player foul out early.
Nice fadeaway by Hedo.
i can taste it.
Don't forget last year.
howard only has 4 fouls.
Not goaltending? Then the Magic throw the ball away. Must be frustrating for their fans.
i dont think anyone has, thats why i can taste it. The lakers sure as hell havent forgot it.
you see alston pout when he got pulled right now.
Magic are shooting themselves in the foot with all these FT misses.
There's the fifth on Howard. Nice move by Gasol.
Magic are cold from the three-point line.
That was unnecessary, Odom.
We just got Gortatted.
12 minutes away!!!!
Farmer with the bank!Up by 15 with one more quarter to go!
cliff lee had a no hitter broken up in the 7th
NBA already running the "season is over" ads.
That is a nasty commercial. I'm boycotting Del Taco.
DT is the best! what was wrong with the commercial.
Kobe feelin' it!
Mouths where your nipples should be? No thanks.
Threes falling for the Magic....
playing kinda crappy right now, but were getting foul calls.
Kobe three! He won't be denied!
is it too early for a dagger? kobe doesnt think so.
Can you have a dagger with eight minutes left?
Robots dunking basketballs! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Alley and OOP!!
It looked like Trevor just missed that dunk.
The fans do not approve of Ariza's dunking theatrics.
Outright booing now.
still not guarding the three.
i think they were saying luke orel. The arena is supposed to be like 30% laker fans.
four and a half minutes!!!
Announcers digging deep for good things to say about the Magic.
the lakers stopped playing, hope they can hold on.
There is a lot of cheering for the Lakers....
This Championship is for Chick Hearn...the first one since he passed away!
1 championship for LA down, one to go.
40.4 left. I think the Lakers have a chance to win here!
Why not just check Shaq's Twitter feed?
haha sun yue gets to take a ring back to china before yoa ming does.
Magic are going to drawwwww this out.
Does Adam Morrison get a ring?
yup he is on the roster
Phil is exuberant.
Kobe & Fish hugging!
I'm so happy for Vanessa Bryant!
Mitch Kupchak must be pretty stoked.
eff you boston!!
Why does the official championship T-shirt look like it has the Sonics logo on it?
Ah, the obligatory "please don't riot" commercial.
Joey Buss? Really?
Finals MVP = Kobe. Surprise!
Aww, Kobe missed Trevor on the high five.
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