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Old 10-03-2007, 06:30 PM   #16
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Default Re: 2002 Kings/Lakers series - Who was the better team?

The refs are better than both.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:37 PM   #17
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Kings hands down.
"nice guys finish last" that saying is so true.
Lakers needed help from the refs and Rick Fox's dirty nasty playing to win the series. (Even tho he's from my home town Fox is a very dirty player!!)
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #18
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Kings got more total FT's in the series and the game with the biggest discrepency in FT's was in FAVOR of the Kings. Lakers were the better team and won in spite of the officiating.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #19
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The Kings could never finish.. they always got so far, but screwed it up.. mostly against the Lakers during those few years.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #20
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Was Sac the better team because they barely lost game 4 on an Horry buzzer beater in a game they were running away with, got jobbed in game 6, and barely lost an OT game in a game 7 that maybe shouldn't have happened?

Yes. Game 6 was an absolute travesty -- an astounding 27 FT's for LA in the 4th with few calls against them despite massive hacking. This was the game where Bibby's nose fouled Kobe's elbow.

LA probably had the two best players in the series (though Webber was still top tier at that time and pretty much on Kobe's level), but Sac had the better team and played a more entertaining and team-oriented brand of ball.

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:20 PM   #21
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Easily the Kings. Sacramento was the better team not only offensively, but defensively as well. They were the better transition team by far, and they had much better chemistry. Lakers just got lucky that year with a bail-out game-winning shot by Horry. And also, the ref's wrongfully counted a Laker 3-pointer by Samaki Walker which came after the buzzer at the end of the first half! Kings should have won that series. What a pity.

Sac and Defense???

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:14 AM   #22
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Kings hands down.
"nice guys finish last" that saying is so true.
Lakers needed help from the refs and Rick Fox's dirty nasty playing to win the series. (Even tho he's from my home town Fox is a very dirty player!!)


**** this


There's wasn't one second during that series where I thought the kings had a chance. LA coming out on top was inevitable and everyone knows it.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:21 AM   #23
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Well then watch out. Here comes hotsizzle and gang to have you wacked! You never go against the family!

...but props to you for admitting the home-court reffing. Most fans of any team don't do that.
Ugh.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:39 AM   #24
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**** this


There's wasn't one second during that series where I thought the kings had a chance. LA coming out on top was inevitable and everyone knows it.

Yeah... I could say the same about Phoenix and the Spurs except that the Kings actually did something.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:05 AM   #25
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Was watching some of the playoff games on nbatv lately. The series went 7 games with LA winning in Sac, but as everyone knows game 6 was pretty bad.

Was Sac the better team because they barely lost game 4 on an Horry buzzer beater in a game they were running away with, got jobbed in game 6, and barely lost an OT game in a game 7 that maybe shouldn't have happened?

Or was LA the better team because they fought back from a huge deficit in game 4 to win, took advantage of home court reffing in game 6, and won a series-deciding game 7 - on the road - with no real ref advantage to either side, in which the Kings choked horribly in OT, at home, which they arguably wouldn't have done if they were truly better, and would have won?

Sacramento was cheated so badly and obviously in this series, it was EMBARRASING for the NBA and its officials, and the league itself. The referees who officiated this series had to go back to acting school in the off season, no question about it.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:07 AM   #26
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Yes. Game 6 was an absolute travesty -- an astounding 27 FT's for LA in the 4th with few calls against them despite massive hacking. This was the game where Bibby's nose fouled Kobe's elbow.

LA probably had the two best players in the series (though Webber was still top tier at that time and pretty much on Kobe's level), but Sac had the better team and played a more entertaining and team-oriented brand of ball.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:23 AM   #27
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Default Re: 2002 Kings/Lakers series - Who was the better team?

It all evened out because the Kings hired someone to poison Kobe's dinner that one evening.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:23 AM   #28
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It's pretty safe to say the better team ALWAYS wins in a "best of series" ...

Whoever comes out victorious was the better team. 'Nuff said.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:41 AM   #29
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It's pretty safe to say the better team ALWAYS wins in a "best of series" ...

Whoever comes out victorious was the better team. 'Nuff said.

Ding Ding. Better team always wins. I'll admit game 6 was pretty bad but you cannot discredit everything the Lakers did that series. In the end, they did win 4 out of the 7 games. There was many chances in that series that they could have just folded and lost but they rallied like champions no matter how tough the task was (Being down 20+ in game 4, being down 3-2 in the series, winning game 7 on the road in OT)

See glide, it didnt take long:)
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:47 AM   #30
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Kings = better TEAM, and the Lakers got lucky. Not only did the Kings have injuries, but LA got some lucky breaks (Vlade tipping it right to Horry). They were the second best team that season.
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