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I'm gonna be doing my usual weekly roundup of Lakers basketball on my takeaways from this week.
But I also want to do something a little bit fun since the not just the years coming to a close, but the decade the 20 tens are coming to an end.
We're gonna be starting on Tuesday night at midnight Wednesday morning whenever you wanna say how you prefer toe say it.
But either way, 20 twenties were coming and I wanted to just kind of recap the decade talk about I'm gonna be doing when we're gonna be doing talking about who the best player is, which I agree with The Associated Press.
If that's a little bit of a hymn for you guys.
Best shot of the decade.
Best team tryto maybe best moment or something.
But try to think of a few just fun, creative things to talk about for you guys.
But first I obviously want to start off by talking about the Lakers.
I'm gonna give everyone another man or so to get onto the stream before I start diving in.
Ah, fun day for football, though if you guys are football fans, Hopefully you guys are I Packers saying, Technically, a Packers owner, I own one share in the Packers.
So it was a nice win for the Packers.
They were down for a while.
I was sweating, thinking they were gonna end up a ZA three c ended up is the two seed.
I hate the Seahawks.
I hate him even more now because the one time I root for them, if they had beaten the 40 Niners night, they would have ended up giving the Packers.
The one seed Saints have been the two seed Seahawks within three seed, and they get down to literally like the one inch line and turn over on downs.
And that's the game.
So it's a fun game between the Niners and the Seahawks, but for probably the only time in my life, I am not happy that the Seahawks lost, but it is what it is Tiger solo by.
So I'm still happy.
I I don't really think they have too much of a chance.
I don't think they're nearly as good as the Niners or the Saints, but we'll see any team can win on any given Sunday.
So hopefully the Packers get lucky twice or three times.
And when the Super Bowl.
But that's for another day.
But right now, though, let's get into the Lakers.
I'm gonna be spending a lot of time talking about the Clippers game against the Lakers, I guess, before I get into the Clippers game.
All talk about tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
That was another.
It was a good win for the Lakers.
They So they played the this week.
They played the Clippers on Wednesday, played the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland last night and then played the Mavericks in L.
So on back to back nights, the Lakers won both games on the road last night.
Then at home tonight, it was nice to see them just get back to winning. Some games.
They needed at least one win after losing four in a row, which 1st 27 games of the season, the Lakers only lost three games, and then they lost four games in a row.
So just nice to see them get back on to winning track, they still just they have issues that are becoming more and more clear pretty much with every game.
The coaching stuff that I talked about on last week's video reared their ugly head, especially in the loss of the Clippers.
And it's something that is just becoming more and more of a concern to me.
And I think probably hopefully to.
A lot of Laker fans were there noticing.
Frank Vogel, I think, is a really good coach, and he still done a incredible drop much better than I expect them to do much better than I think anyone expected them to do.
And I don't know if all of this stuff that's been going wrong in terms of the decision making and everything is completely his decision.
I do think he has a lot of autonomy to do what he wants as the coach there something's main thing.
Being needing a player rage on Rondo that just for as advanced ****ytically as Frank will go, is as much a CZ.
He values ****ytics and different stats to help him make decisions.
It just doesn't make sense that he would play rage on Rondo as much as he has.
There was a Twitter user.
I forgot what the guy's Twitter handle was, but he posted something about the Lakers 10 players that play the most in their rotation.
What their clutch clutch net ratings were clutch being defined as last five months.
One was Avery Bradley, I think around 50 points, actually, let me try toe.
I think I can find that pretty quickly.
Give me one second.
Maybe a little more difficult, actually.
Yeah, they're with me. Here we go.
So it was tweeted by BJ Meta at BJ Underscore Meta So Lakers players Net ratings and clutch games last five minutes with the score differential five points or less.
So number one is Avery Bradley with a net rating of 50.
0 And that one and number two Kyle Koosman.
That rating of 30.
6 used to take those with a little bit of a grain of salt.
Both of those players have been injured throughout the year.
Avery Bradley missed a significant amount of time from I think, like mid November 2, mid December.
Kyle, who's has been dealing with his ankle injury this entire year, so don't put too much into those but Danny Green at number three, a 22.9.
That's good to see Anthony Davis, number four of 17.8.
Javale McGee at 15.0.
That's another one.
You probably don't want to put too much weight into that one, just because JAVALE.
McGee, for one thing, he hardly ever plays in the fourth quarter.
So last five minutes of a game, with the score within five points or fewer that net rating.
I mean, I see the offensive rating of 75.
0 defense of rating of 60.
31 shock me if that's just over the course of one game, and he did well in that one game because he doesn't play much really at all in the fourth, usually, and if he is playing it on the fourth, it's because he's having a really good game.
So don't put too much stock into that one.
But number six Dwight Howard, 11.
8, definitely put a lot of stock into that one.
The Lakers are great defensively when Dwight Howard is in the game and he works his ass.
Aw, LeBron James comes in a 10.
2 at number seven.
1 Contagious kobo Pope at 1.7.
And so seven of the 10 Lakers players who play a significant amount of time in the rotation all have double digit net ratings.
Positive net ratings in the clutch.
Which is another thing.
That's great to see.
So Casey Peas number nine at 1.7.
Asian Rondo comes in number 10.
He is not just a little bit mine.
KCP He comes in a negative 40.7.
He is the only Lakers player that gets a significant amount of time.
That is in the negative at all in terms of net rating.
And it's not just negative.
It's horrendously in the negative.
Like I said, Negative 40.7.
The Lakers offensive rating when Raison Rondo is on the court in the last five minutes of the game, when the score is within five points or less is 64.0.
All the defense of rating is 104.
7, and I'm doing a quick scan through all of this.
Yeah, offensive rating.
There is no other player on this list with a lower offensive rating when they're in the game, then rage on Rondo and defense of rating.
There is no other player on this list with a higher defensive rating than rage on Rondo, and higher is not good.
Hire is good for offensive rating because it means how many I believe it.
Tommy points per 100 possessions, rows.
It's how many points per 48 minutes you're scoring with that player on the court.
And then defensive rating is all the sea.
How many points you're giving up per 100 possessions with that player on the court.
So no, those air to terrible stats and that not every stop clearly shows how much worth a player has or how much lack of worth of player has.
This one illustrates that perfectly raison Rondo.
There's no point in him being on the court in the last five minutes of a basketball game, especially when the scores within five points.
Because when rage on Rondo's on the court of last five minutes, LeBron James on the court in the last five minutes to you do not need Rondeau there because he just allows teams to slack off of him, come over and help whoever has the ball whether it be withdrawn, James or Anthony Davis.
There's no reason to have Rondo on the court, and I said I was gonna talk a little bit about the Portland Trail Blazers game, the Dallas Mavericks game.
But that's not the games I really want to focus on.
But those games were nice.
It was nice to see the Lakers win.
There was some frustrating things that happened, especially in the Blazers game from last night, Just the Lakers on toying with the Blazers in a sense toe, where it looked like they were going to get out to a comfortable lead.
And then they want the Blazers back into it.
Happened to a little bit of a lesser extent, not a little bit, and happened to a lesser extent tonight against the Mavericks.
They held the Mavericks at bay right around 10 11 points.
It seemed like for most of the night, then they would move it up to 15.
Have it brought back down the 10.
I think the Mavericks got it last night, but the game that I want to focus on is the game on Christmas Day between the Lakers and the Clippers, where the Lakers were up by 15 at halftime.
They had a great close to the second quarter and the unit that was on the court to close that second quarter.
It was KCP, Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
They were everywhere defensively, Even with LeBron James.
It was really clear on Christmas that LeBron James not 100% he was not moving nearly as well as he had been throughout the season.
Up until that time, not moving nearly as well as he had last night against the Blazers or tonight against the Mavericks.
He looked really good against the Mavericks.
But on the flip side, there were a few possessions where I saw him kind of take the play's off defensively, which in the regular season it's not too concerning.
That's something I would expect from LeBron.
Only reason why it is little concerning is because I just didn't notice that stuff before really these last few games and maybe he's just realizing I cannot give 100% of myself on defense.
It's game, and if that's the case, that's fine.
I'm fine with him trying to save himself for the playoffs, obviously, on them at full strength for the playoffs, not necessarily for the regular season.
So if he has to take some possessions off, go ahead and do it.
But there's just something I picked up on.
But overall, like I said, moving a lot better tonight and last night, then he was on Christmas Day.
Having said that, though, even with LeBron not moving that well on Christmas Day and Kyle Kuzma being a and still say a below average defender, he's gotten a lot better, especially over the course of this year.
When you look at compared to his rookie season, especially, but even compared to last year, he's made some strides and he's taken it upon himself to make sure that he becomes a better defender.
With that said, though, that unit of KCP, Danny Green, Koosman, LeBron and Anthony Davis.
They were so good defensively against the Clippers to end that second quarter and they were up.
I think it was probably around eight or nine points men within the last minute or two that lead swelled up to 15 just because they were swarming on defense and it makes sense.
KCP and Danny Green or both very good defenders Kyle Kuzma, Like I said below average.
But then you have LeBron James when he is interested in playing defense.
He is a plus defensively and an obviously Anthony Davis, who is arguably the defensive player of the year.
That unit, like I said, played really well to end the second quarter.
They never played again together the rest of the game, and I don't understand why.
I don't understand why in the second half and in the fourth quarter, particularly Anthony Davis said after the game.
The Lakers gave this one away 100%.
It another Clippers didn't shoot that well from the free throw line and let me see.
They ended up, up.
They actually headed up at 75% 24 for 32 which was just slightly below the Lakers Lakers out shopping from the free throw line.
Lakers were 16 for 2176.
2% pretty much a wash.
Their Clippers also had 11 more free throws and made eight more of them, though.
So I take the Clippers stat line on that, but it just seemed like they they went through a little stretch where they were not hitting any of their free throws.
But in the fourth quarter raise on, Rondo is on the court.
He had no business being on the court.
He was not having a good game, was not shooting well from the outside.
That's the thing that I have kept saying time and time again, and I'm sorry to keep going over this as many times as I have.
But until it changes, I have to keep harping on it.
Why is Rondo in the game towards the end of the game when you have LeBron James and you want the balm? LeBron James's hand? Obviously.
So when Rondo doesn't have the ball in his hands, what purpose does he serve? He's out on the perimeter.
They the Clippers that Patrick Beverly on rage on Rondo down the stretch, Beverly was 23 steps off of rage on Rondo, ready to help and coming over to actually help when LeBron James trying to post.
We're trying to drive the basket clogging the lane that someone where forgot who else was.
I think it was Rondo.
Was it Caruso or KCP, which I mean I'd be happy with both of them in the game as long as Rondo isn't in it.
But I don't think Danny Danny Greene was not in the game of the very end.
He was in the game in the fourth quarter.
He picked up some frustrating reach and fouls where I should have been reaching.
And that's something that Danny Greene needs to be smarter than that.
But he had is probably, too.
Region vows that felt like five or six, which obviously didn't happen.
But he needs to be smarter than that.
But still, Danny Green didn't have a great game against the Clippers.
He whether the with sticks points to of eight shooting.
It was two of seven from three.
Rondo was one of five from 33 of nine shooting.
He had seven points.
You have Danny Green and Rondo serves no purpose.
If you have LeBron in the game and you obviously want LeBron out of the ball because you're not, you're not having Rondo outside as a spot up shooter because he's not a spot up shooter.
He's shown that season after season time after time shot after shot again this year, or he started off the year shooting really well.
From the outside.
We all knew it wasn't going to keep up.
And since his injury since he came back from his injury a few weeks ago, then he's shooting below 20% from three.
He was above 50% on the year from the three point line before he got injured.
Since he's come back on December 13 his three point percentage has now dropped a 40%.
And so I hope you realize how bad you have to be shooting either.
Three point percentage, which was up over 50% for the first month and 1/2 almost two months of the season, to dip to 40% after just two weeks of shooting poorly.
That shows how poorly you had to be shooting and how poorly Rondo was.
So can't spot up in Troop.
You get on the ball in his hands because you want the ball on LeBron James exams.
Rondo clearly does not play defense.
He has no interest in playing defense.
You will try to cheat on defense and get some steals.
But more often than not, his gambles do not work and he ends up leaving his player, his man wide open for jump shots or backdoor cuts.
It just doesn't work.
And it's no coincidence that when rage on Rondo is on the court towards end of the game, that's when the Clippers, the Lakers, have other issues in the game to where they just they completely gave it away.
But Frank Vogel did not help by having raised on Rondo in the game, allowing the Clippers to pack the paint slack off of him if Danny Green's in the game.
I'm not sure if I've already said this or not, but thank you, Astro Astro man Jordan for the popcorn.
I appreciate it.
I'm glad you like my ****ysis, and I hope you're as frustrated as I am.
If you're a Laker fan like me also, guys, if you want to, if you want to send any comments while I'm talking, I'm more than happy to interact.
I'd actually prefer to, so go ahead and send something.
But if you have Danny Green in the game instead of rage on Rondo, I don't care if Danny Green is over nine from three point land.
Up until that point, the defense is not sagging off of Danny Greene and grains, a very spotty, streaky shooter, but he's still a really good shooter.
Patrick Beverley is not leaving Danny Green to come over and help on LeBron James.
Dr Oren Anthony Davis post up.
It's not happening, but only have Rondo in that.
This allows the Clippers to pack the paint so much more anything to pack the pain.
And it's just something that it's frustrating to see.
Like I said, the stats obviously showed rage on.
Rondo shouldn't be in the game.
Frank Vogel prides himself on his ****ytics and his approach to ****ytics and valuing them to help him make decisions.
I don't see how he could just be this blind towards all the SATs.
All the stats saying Don't play rage on Rondo unless he has some pressure from outside forces, mainly LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
If LeBron and or a d want Rondo on the court in closing time, it's gonna take a lot of persuading to get them to finally agree.
You know what? I don't want Rhonda on the court, and you need to make your star players happy sometimes even to the detriment of the team.
This is one where I would say No, Look at how much worse we are with Rhonda on the court with you guys.
He should not be playing.
There is a reason why Raison Rondo is being paid the vet minimum, and there's a reason why no other team wanted him for the Batman.
He should be more of a glorified assistant coach who is getting paid us a player, but instead he continues to play a good amount of minutes.
Take minutes away from K C P Cal, Alex Caruso, Danny Green to even Avery Bradley.
Avery Bradley has not played nearly as well as he was before his injury since he came back, but I'd much rather on Avery Bradley on the court than raised on raw.
No, I'd want pretty much anyone else on the court other than raising a long bath.
Not sorry about that.
But yeah, that's the biggest concern I have.
That's the biggest complaint I have with Frank Vogel decisions the Lakers made and the coaching staff made down the clutch down the crunch time in the fourth quarter against the Clippers.
Whether it be the substitution patterns, whether it be even the last play, the Lakers deciding not to call a time out.
You don't want it to be said and okay, you have Patrick Beverley guarding LeBron James. That's great.
Oh, but LeBron James didn't even try.
The Lakers could have easily driven to the basket, gotten a quick two points and then fouled the Clippers.
But LeBron James put no pressure on the Clippers defense.
He just held the ball.
Let Patrick Beverley body him.
Then, with a few seconds left he tried to do is step back three.
By that time, I knew exactly what was coming.
Everyone knew exactly what was coming.
And Patrick Beverley as much as I don't like him, he's a really smart basketball player, a really smart defensive basketball player.
Of course, he knew exactly what was happening.
That's why he was able to come out in script.
Some people talk about how it was a risky play for Patrick Beverley to reach out on LeBron James of the shooting.
The three No, you know exactly what's happened.
You know he's doing the stepback three, and honestly, even if you found him the way LeBron James shoots free throws, you know he's not making all three free throws, so you found him with a second left or something? Okay, good luck.
Good luck Getting the rebound and being able to get a three or even a tip back is so difficult.
It's not happening and it's just frustrated.
So that's all I'm gonna say for the Lakers, because I want to get to the N B A deck a decade round up.
Just talking about the best player, best team best.
I guess we could do best serious to.
I'd have to think about that for a second.
I'll try to do that as we're going, so So I got the best player first and foremost, best player of the 20 tens.
This is the easiest decision by far, and I don't really think there is any argument to be made for any other player.
There's arguments remade through the second best player of the 20 times was even though I think Kevin Durant holds that pretty clearly for the best player of the 20 tens was LeBron James and it's not close at all.
LeBron James was just named earlier today, The AP male athlete of the decade over think I believe Tom Brady came in second.
I know Michael Phelps, Lionel Messi were in that, and I forgot who the other athlete in the top five was.
But, I mean, there's a debate to be made in terms of who was the best athlete of the decade.
Tom Brady is the only other one who I think could have a legitimate case.
But even with that, yes, Tom Brady is an athlete, and he is one hell of an athlete.
But LeBron James is just what he was able to do for the game of basketball over this last decade was transcendent and something that most decades in any sport does not happen.
LeBron James not only was the most dominant force on the court over the course of this past decade, but his decisions off of the court helped shape then BA as well, with obviously his decision, which the decision, which I guess I was going to talk about the biggest offseason move what which, I guess you could combine whether you wanted to say the Heat bringing the other Big three or LeBron's.
The decision, which was the biggest move of any off season over to the past 10 years by four, And that happened in the summer of 2010.
And that reshaped everything for the N b A.
Before LeBron James decided to do that.
Players didn't really switch teams that frequently, and they didn't try to team up.
That was the big thing Is that sometimes players within the teaming up like the await Celtics with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce switch.
They act like they won multiple championships and Rude Dynasty when they have written the coat tails of that one championship for so long.
And I wish the Lakers could have beaten them in a way they would have.
The famed reminding was healthy, but I digress.
But LeBron James, best player of the decade for everything you did on the court, everything he did off the court.
He scored the most points of anyone in the decade.
I'm not sure where he finished in terms of assists and rebounds over the course of this last decade, but I would assume right near the top, I would think Chris, Paul and maybe Russell Westbrook had more assists over the course of this decade than LeBron James.
But that's probably it, and Maybe no Westbrook probably did, was thinking about how he missed some time, but LeBron James had missed some time to Chris.
But however you want to look at it, LeBron James was the best player, and it's just it's not even an argument.
And I would say, as big of uh as big of A gap is, there is between LeBron the second best player, Kevin Durant, as second best player.
There's probably just as big of a gap between him and whoever you want to say as the third best player, probably Steph Curry.
But best player was clearly LeBron James.
Best shot of the 20 tens so pretty worthy candidates.
One is obviously the Ray Allen Bree to send the Heat into 1/7 game against the San Antonio Spurs or send them in overtime in Game six Heat win in overtime.
Then they go into Game seven against the Spurs and the end of winning the Tramp in Trip, obviously, in 2013 against the Spurs in Miami.
That's one where really good argument for it, because if Ray Allen doesn't hit that three, the Heat do not win the 2013 championship So that shot literally one.
The Heat, an MBA title.
There are some other shots that are definitely up there as well.
Obviously, the Coil entered game winner in Game seven against the Philadelphia 76 years last year, where he gets the ball drives to the right, shoots a fadeaway over Joel Embiid, bounces on the rim four times.
That was the most suspenseful shot I think in N B A history and that just like the Ray Allen, just like the Ray Allen three ended up winning the championship for the Heat.
I guess you could argue on the quiet Leonard shot.
If y Leonard missed the game was going in over time, whereas Ray Allen, if he misses that three, the Heat were down by three with like, four seconds left.
They lose that game and they lose that Siris.
But still, that Kawai Leonard game winning shot in theory ended up propelling the Raptor past the Sixers.
Obviously, and then, of course, to win the championship.
So that owns up there as well.
There's another shot that probably I look back on it a little bit more favorably.
I don't think that it has.
It should have any consideration is the best shot of the decade, but Kobe's three that he made against the Miami Heat back in the 2010 season.
And this might have been at the very end of the calendar year.
Oh, night, I noticed in 2010.
I think it was in that you're funny.
It's my alarm to do this video, but I think that was in the actual year of 2010.
But he had three against the Heat where I think the Lakers were.
They were down by two.
He was guarded by Dwayne Wade, gets the inbound pass with like two seconds left, turns to his left, takes one or two.
Gribble shoots off just one foot off of his left foot.
Banks it in, and there was a pretty cool finished That was a fun shot, but I don't think that deserves to be in this conversation.
I am actually going to say, though, that the best shot of this decade was Damian Lillard's game winning Siri's winning three against the Oklahoma City Thunder last year over Paul George.
I know it was just the first round.
I know the Trailblazers didn't end up winning anything.
Last year they got to the Western Conference finals and not swept by the Golden State Warriors.
But that shot was, to me the most incredible shot I have ever seen, whether it be something from my lifetime or any highlights that I've seen from before my lifetime.
That shot where Damian Lillard is just grumbling at half court and you're seeing the time take down six seconds, five seconds, four seconds.
He's still dribbling in half court.
What is he doing? Three seconds.
Is he going to try to get towards the basket? Does he know the times about to run out? Two seconds? Paul George looks up the clock.
All of sudden, Damian Lillard step back three from like 40 feet away for the wind, and he drills it at home in Portland, seeing the crowd go wild after that one.
Just the unexpectedness of all of it.
The the questions that I had, and I'm sure a lot of other people had watching it right before it happened just exactly what I was saying.
Like does he know that it's tied? Does he know it's only four seconds left? What is he doing? Why is he not trying to get around Paul George Paul George's backing off of him a little bit with, like, two seconds left.
Three seconds left.
You see Paul, George start to creep up on him a little more.
But then, as soon as Paul George looks at the cloth, I it gives me chills just thinking about it.
Damian Lewis and has the presence of mine toe wait for Paul George toe. Look up the clock.
And as soon as he as soon as Paul George takes his eyes off of Damian Lillard for that split second look at the clock after on Damian Lillard steps back, creates that little extra bit of separation.
And then Paul George had something after the game and the postgame presser.
Something about how it was good defense and just wasn't expecting that shop going.
But I don't like Paul George at all.
I didn't like him back then because he for he spurned the Lakers and free agency.
I certainly don't like him now.
I dislike him even more now because he not only spurned the Lakers, then he goes to the Clippers the year after and helps the Clippers get Why Leonard, who? The Lakers were also trying to get.
So Yeah, that's a fun memory for me, even though it wasn't a Laker doing that.
That was pretty fun, pretty special and say the Ray Allen three in the 2013 finals I would I wouldn't argue too much with that.
I agree that that's right up there.
And same thing with the CO I Leonard game winner over Joel on beating Game seven last year in the semi finals.
So that's it for the best shot best team of this past decade.
It's the Golden State Warriors.
I mean, if you want to say a certain year, I guess the 2018 Warriors, just because they swept the Cavs 2017 the calves got one game over them in the Actually, no.
You know what? I'll say the 2017 Warriors because in 2017 the Warriors lost.
I think it was, Yeah, it was just one game.
They lost one game to the cabs in the finals.
They swept through the 1st 3 rounds of the Western Conference playoffs, and that's really impressive, given how the West wasn't quite as good.
Back in 2017 as it is now, but it was still by far the better conference and was still a really tough conference.
Soto win three straight.
Siri's having not lost one game in any of those three, and then in the N b A finals only lose one game of the Cavaliers.
Where in that game, the Cavaliers, If I remember correctly, they just shot the three completely out of their mind.
Otherwise, the Warriors probably would have swept them, too.
Yeah, I'm gonna give that Warriors team the best team of the decade.
Other than that, I mean, I guess we could talk about the best moment.
Best moments, probably the we're talking about the best moment and the best game from the 20 tens.
So this is where I'm gonna kind of split this because there were two game sevens in the well, Really.
There were three game sevens in the N B A finals over this last decade, trying to make sure I didn't forget any.
Yeah, there were three of the 20 time finals, Lakers versus Celtics, 2013 finals, the Heat versus the Spurs, and then the 2016 finals between the Cavaliers and the Warriors.
Those three Siri's all went to seven games, and in terms of the best moment of this decade, I'm gonna say the Cavaliers winning Game seven in Oracle.
LeBron James, fulfilling his promise that he wrote down on his letter when he was returning the Cleveland that was published in Sports Illustrated.
LeBron fulfilling his promise, saying that he was gonna bring a championship back to Cleveland and essentially kind of freeing him from being forced, kind of to stay in Cleveland.
I know he stayed for another two years, but if he doesn't win that title in 2016 I really legitimately do think he is still on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But it was such an awesome moment at the time.
I was actually rooting for the Golden State Warriors, but that was before Kevin Durant went to the Warriors.
But it was so cool just to see the city of Cleveland embraced the championship and celebrate the way that they did.
It had been, I think, 56 years since a professional franchise in Cleveland had won a championship and LeBron James was breaking down on the court, being so just overcome with joy, having won that championship for Cleveland, where the Cavaliers had no business winning that Siri's.
They were down three games to one.
The Warriors over the course of the 1st 4 games were clearly clearly the better team and that Siri's until Game seven.
I don't think any one of the 1st 6 games were decided by single digits.
I think all of them were blowouts.
I remember Game six certainly was a blow in Cleveland, where Steph Curry think ended up getting injected.
He threw his mouthpiece after he picked up.
Might have been in 6000.
He was fouled out anyways, but battling Cavaliers routed the Warriors, and then Game seven was just neck and neck back and forth down to the wire.
I would probably that's close.
I'm gonna say best moment is the Cavs winning that championship? Best game? I'm gonna say and this might be a little bit biased because I'm a Lakers fan, but I'm gonna say the 2010 Game seven Lakers versus Celtics that was one where again you could say you could say that.
The Cavs Warriors 2016 Game seven.
I wouldn't argue with you that game.
The in 2016 in the cabin.
The Warriors was close throughout the battle back and forth.
Lakers and Celtics.
It was close for the majority of the first half than the Celtics started to pull away midway through the third quarter.
Celtics were up by 13 midway through the third quarter and who's a low scoring game? I think it was like 53 to 40 or something midway through the third, and it just felt like, Wow, Lakers are actually going to lose this game And they have just blown out the Celtics by at least 20 points in Game six.
Wow, that just slowly letting this letting this go, blowing this, letting the Celtics win in Los Angeles.
Once again, the Celtics were going to kill the Lakers in L.
A and rip their hearts out just like they have, unfortunately, plenty of times before, most of them back in the sixties when around nearly as many teams in the league.
But yeah, just I remember watching a game and thinking just Oh, my God, they're gonna lose.
And then the Lakers just slowly started ship away.
Fourth quarter came around, and it was just a battle of physical battle.
Both of those teams were big, They were physical.
I know the Celtics didn't have Kendrick Perkins in Game seven, but Rasheed Wallace played out of his mind in Game seven if Kendrick Perkins was healthy for that Game seven, I don't think that the game is as close, because Kendrick Perkins would not have had the same sort of impact I know he was a better defensive player, that point than Rasheed Wallace was.
But what we feed Walls was able to bring the Celtics offense being able to stretch the floor.
You know how many points he had about Game seven, but he had a lot, and so I don't want to hear it.
You guys get Kendrick Perkins for Game seven against us.
We can Andrew Bynum for the whole series, and I weighed against you guys.
I would happily take that and let's play back both of those series and see what happens.
At the very worst.
I think the Lakers still win one championship, and I feel really good about them winning, too.
But anyways, yeah, I have the Lakers Celtics game with the Lakers under winning final score.
I remember it was 81 79.
Sasha Billy Boy a church Sasha Voy A chick gets subbed in for two free throws while he gets, uh, been Lakers trying to get the ball to Kobe off of the inbound he can.
That was right after so Lakers were up 81 to 79 they had to take the ball out underneath the Celtics basket.
They didn't call a timeout.
I don't remember if they had a time out or not, but they didn't call time out and try to advance the basketball.
Pretty sure his Pau Gasol passed the ball into Kobe.
He was guarded by rage on Rondo.
There was, like 11 12 seconds or something on the cloth, and everyone thought that the Celtics were gonna foul.
Rano didn't foul Kobe.
Kobe tried to dribble and blow by Rondo.
Rondo reached in, tipped the ball, and for a split second I thought, Oh my God did not go off Kobe.
End up going off of Rondo.
Balls out of bounds.
Boy tricks gets subbed in.
Lamar Odom, I think, was the inbound ER tried to get into Kobe.
Celtics defended it really well, didn't let the ball get into Kobe.
Blutrich broke free, got the ball into Voy a trick. He gets fouled.
He hits two free throws after after.
I don't think he had played the entire game.
Comes in off the bench.
Cold knocks down two of the most clutch free throws in the NBA history.
Lakers go 83 79 then the Celtics tried a get a three thing.
Rondo ended up with the three to try to make it a one point game.
Barely had Iron Castle got the rebound.
Kicks it out. Modem.
Modem Throws it ahead, And I just remember, I think was Mike Greene was on the call saying that exactly.
Rebound Gasol kicks it out, Toto Modem throws it ahead.
The Lakers repeat.
Back of AC titles.
Lakers or your 2010 eh? NBA champions and such a fun, fun memory to think back on.
But, yeah, I might be a little biased saying that that's the best game of the 20 tens.
But for me, that was the best game.
That was the happiest I've ever been.
I have the seven Siri or the yep, seven game series DVD collection upstairs.
I might actually want something.
After this, it's getting your pretty excited.
But yet, to me, that was the best game.
And then the Spurs heat Game seven.
Also, that was a really close game, hard fought game where I think the heating up, winning my like four or six points.
That was a really good game, too.
But in my eyes, I have the game seven of the 2010 n.
A Finals is the best game with this second, Um, I guess I'll do one more just I just want to talk about the most unfortunate thing.
It happened in the 20 pens and kind of sucks.
I probably should have talked about this before the end, so I didn't end on a sad thing.
But, um, Derrick Rose and his knee injuries.
I don't think enough people realize or remember just how great Derrick Rose was before he injured his knees.
He's the 2011 n b A M v P.
I think was his fourth year, the fourth year in the league.
He was still in his rookie contract.
The youngest player, I believe ever twin the M V P and he was incredible that your bulls on it up with possibly an M b A and end up losing in.
I don't know how many games against the heat in the conference finals, and then the next year you just thought, OK, Bull's Rie and me back there in the better They had Carlos Boozer, who at that point his first year with the Bulls, was in 2011 after the Bulls failed to try to get Dwayne Wade and LeBron James to come to the Bulls.
They ended up signing Carlos Boozer instead.
And Boozer, I think, even 2012.
I mean, he was a good player.
He didn't live up to his contract with the Bulls, but Derrick Rose.
The Bulls got the number one seed in the East again in 2011 and that was with Derrick Rose or not, 2011 2012.
They got the best record in the East, and that was in a shortened.
When was it a 66 game season because of the N B, A lockout going until Christmas? But the Bulls were the number one seed with Derrick Rose dealing with a variety of different injuries throughout the season and nothing too scary, though until the first round against the 70 Sixers.
Derrick Rose tears his A c l in that Siri's Bulls end up losing that.
Siri's Sixers advances the eight seed.
But then Derrick Rose Mrs.
All of the next year, 2013 2014.
He comes back, he plays.
It was 10 games.
Tears his, I think, was his M C L news out for the rest of that year comes back and just is never the same.
He's still It's nice to see that he has come back and he is, Ah, serviceable basketball player, the very least.
You could even say a good basketball player, someone who definitely helps whatever team he's on.
But it's just such a shame that we were robbed of so many prime years of Derrick Rose.
He's still in his twenties.
I think he's like 28 or 29 right now.
He should be at the height of his powers right now, but because of the knee injuries that happened at the beginning of this decade for him and just there, the consequences that continue continue that have continued because of that, Derrick Rose just is nowhere near the type of basketball player that he could have been and should have been if he had stayed healthy, and it's just sad to see.
But on the flip side, it's good to see him recover the way that he has.
There was a point where after he was on the Cavaliers back in 2018 and got, I think he was traded to the Jazz because he was doing nothing for the calves and the Jazz ended up releasing.
They didn't want him on the team.
It seemed like that was gonna be the end of his career.
Kimbrel's picked him up because Tom Thibodeau, who was Derrick Rose's head coach in Chicago, Thibodeau was at that point the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Thibodeau needed something to kind of invigorate the Timberwolves offense or Timberwolves team, which at that time was on their way to making their first playoff appearance.
And I don't know how many years and Derrick Rose.
That was his final shop and he played well for the Timberwolves last year.
He had, I think is a 50 point game for them.
Now he's on the Pistons and he's doing well for them.
definitely an asset for them.
So it's good to see that it just sucks that we were robbed of so many great years of Derrick Rose.
And again, I'm sorry to kind of end on a sour note, but a lot of good things, a lot of fun.
Memories from the 20 tens, even with me being a Lakers fan and having witnessed six years in a row where the Lakers didn't make the playoffs, which I think they had never gone to consecutive years before that without making the playoffs, so definitely experienced the lows of the Lakers franchise over their storied history.
Hopefully, I will never, and no one will ever after experience that level of lows from the Lakers again.
But really fun decade.
Just fun memories from the N B A in general.
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