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Can you believe Kobe Bryant has won the NBA finals with LA Lakers…without Shaq? Where are the skeptics now!!!
Posted June 15, 2009on:
For every Lakers fan who believed this day would come again…I applaud them. The support has always been overwhelming and never faded. The dynasty may once be dazed but today they’ve showed the world what it means to wear the purple, gold and white! None more so than Kobe Bryant who probably wanted it more than anyone else. The parade is about to begin. Here are five reasons why today’s Lakers parade is extra special:
- PHIL JACKSON – If anyone still questioned him being the greatest coach ever in NBA, well they can save their breath now. With 10 NBA titles under his belt, Phil Jackson’s ‘Zen techniques” have now taken him ahead of almost all there is to achieve as a coach in NBA.
- KOBE BRYANT – Kobe probably had to do more to win his fourth NBA title than all other three titles combined. He was labeled as a spent force at the start of the season. We all knew he could bring it..but he brought the house down, almost taking the Lakers single handedly to the title.
- BEST PLAYER – As the season progressed, all the talk was about Lebron James and if he could go all the way with the Cavaliers. When it came to play offs, the papers now talked about a dream clash between Kobe and Lebron, and if the ‘young gun’ could teach a thing or two to the ‘fading star’. Well, that never happened and the unstoppable force that is Kobe Bryant shredded the tabloids to grab his first NBA Finals MVP.
- SHAQ – Shaquille O’Neal leaving LA Lakers was once considered the death of a dynasty. That myth has been quashed now with Lakers winning the 2009 NBA title but what we would have loved to see was Shaq in a Lakers shirt dealing with Dwight Howard in the finals. The fireworks would’ve been spectacular!
- CELTICS RIVALARY – The pain every Lakers fan felt in 2008 finals must be easing now. Having to bear a season with Celtics as champions is not the best thing for Lakers fans. But today, its all behind them. They are the NBA 2009 Champions. Kobe is back to his best and the new crop of talent looked more and more promising with each passing game.
I guess every Lakers fan would have their own specail reason to celebrate the Champions…You are more than welcome to post yours. The future seems bright for LA Lakers…is the best yet to come?
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I’ve read that when Calvin Borel rode Mine That Bird past the finish line first to be the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, it is now being considered to be one of the biggest upsets in the race’s history.The winning margin of Mine That Bird is the derby’s biggest since Assault won by eight in 1946. The payout for Calvin Borel’s victory at $103.20 to win (for $1) is the second-biggest payout in Derby history, and the largest since 1913.
I wonder, with such a huge margin of victory, why Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird were given such shoddy odds at 50 to 1? It’s as if no-one thought they deserved to win?
Well, I’m glad for the people who did have faith in Borel and his ‘Bird’…recession must sure be gone for some time, for those lucky ones!
Watch Calvin Borel’s amazing win the Kentucky Derby with Mine That Bird.
As if he needs any introduction. John Madden, the Hall-of-fame NFL coach has decided to call it quits from television broadcasting of football games. He revolutionized football broadcasting with his eagle eye and exquisite animated sounds.Oh, how we would miss him.
In a statement issued by him, John Madden said that “It’s time”. He rose to legendary status in the broadcasting circle with his stint at CBS. Madden said that NFL had been his life for more than 40 years, it has been his passion – and still is. I can never doubt that.
The Chairman of NBC Universal Sports stated that Madden had decided to retire just because it was time – nothing more and nothing less.
I’m sure it might have shaken a few in the broadcasting circuit to see a legend like John Madden give it all up and walk away but I’m sure it wouldn’t have any effect on his “Madden NFL Football” franchise, still the top-selling sports video game ever according to The New York Times. That game is here to rule forever.
What effect would John Madden’s retirement have on the game and especially viewers? Leave me your comments….