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Old 03-18-2011, 02:00 AM   #1
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Question Was the 2004 Finals the biggest NBA upset ever?

Was it or was their a bigger upset?

2004 NBA Finals. Detroit Pistons trouncing the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers had Kobe, Shaq, Karl Malone and Gary Payton. The Pistons beat them in 5 games. 3 of their 4 wins were won by 12 pts or more. The only game the Lakers won was because of a last second 3-pointer by Kobe. The Lakers were supposedly "unbeatable." They were beaten badly and were so embarrassed they completely dismantled the team the following year. This is the biggest, most underrated upset of all time.

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Was the 2004 Finals the biggest NBA upset ever?

yes it was . prime shaq, good kobe . loaded with great vets.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:03 AM   #3
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Easily, considering how favored LA was

But Detroit had one of the best defenses in league history that year so they deserve the credit.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:06 AM   #4
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shaq was having a great series, the sole reason lakers lost is because of kobe, look at his stats in that finals, horrible, 30% shooting
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Kobe had a horrible series.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:08 AM   #6
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biggest finals upset

biggest playoff upset was warriors over mavs 1st round

and btw its funny how kobes the leader whenever the lakers lost in the last 15 years. but never the leader when the lakers won

fact is kobe was the 1st option from 2001 on

look at the FGA's... shaq was the #1 option only from 1996-2000

finals mvps are only for 1 series. kobe was mvp for the important series
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: Was the 2004 Finals the biggest NBA upset ever?

kobe did have a bad series, 22.6 ppg on 38.1 fg%

but he was the reason they they didnt get swept and won game 2
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kobe did have a bad series, 22.6 ppg on 38.1 fg%

but he was the reason they they didnt get swept and won game 2


how about this....

ben wallace was able to defend shaq 1 on 1.... leaving kobe to be doubled and tripled into bad forced shots since malone was injured and payton was shooting even worse

and after that the team sucked
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how about this....

ben wallace was able to defend shaq 1 on 1.... leaving kobe to be doubled and tripled into bad forced shots since malone was injured and payton was shooting even worse

and after that the team sucked

yeah, but give the pistons credit, they played way better than the lakers way better
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yeah, but give the pistons credit, they played way better than the lakers way better

cause the lakers were basically this years heat +1

they had no chemistry and if 1 guy is off or injured... the team goes from great to bad...

this is why kobe woke up and demanded the overhall of the team top to bottum

and it paid off


if it wasnt for the lakers losing to the pistons... shaq might still be here and kobe never would have gotten his own team built around him

losing to the pistons actually helped kobes all time status
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Default Re: Was the 2004 Finals the biggest NBA upset ever?

change that series and this would be kobes career

- 4 titles in 4 finals
- 0 finals mvps
- 0 season mvps

from 2005 on the team would be

- fisher
- kobe 25 mill/season
- george
- slava
- shaq 30 mill/season

bench = scrubs

kobe = top 15 player all time tops

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instead because of LA losing and shaq leaving

- 5 titles in 7 finals ( more to come )
- 2 finals mvps ( more to come )
- 1 season mvp ( never know might win next year )

top 6-7 all time right now



thankyou from the bottum of my heart pistons...
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biggest finals upset

biggest playoff upset was warriors over mavs 1st round

and btw its funny how kobes the leader whenever the lakers lost in the last 15 years. but never the leader when the lakers won

fact is kobe was the 1st option from 2001 on

look at the FGA's... shaq was the #1 option only from 1996-2000

finals mvps are only for 1 series. kobe was mvp for the important series

Only Kobe fans would state the opposite of what Kobe himself has stated

and just at last statement
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:22 AM   #13
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how about this....ben wallace was able to defend shaq 1 on 1

Untrue.

What happened was that Larry Brown destroyed Phil Jackson. All year every team came out and doubled and tripled Shaq allowing Kobe to go off freely one on one all game.

Larry came up with the gameplan of doubling Kobe instead. Phil never adjusted and Kobe never stopped chucking over two defenders. This is what happened...

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:23 AM   #14
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Kobe had a horrible series.

Pretty much. The Lakers were able to beat prime Duncan and the Spurs who had even better defense than Detroit that year.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #15
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pretty sure if the lakers stuck together, they could have won at least another between '05-'07
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