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Old 01-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #106
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

^So Lakers had more playoffs appearances then the Celtics?
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:50 PM   #107
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

Hang your hat on that if you want, but Boston>LA as a basketball winning city.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:50 PM   #108
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

Let's be honest, 16 titles (1 shy of the record and 10 since the merger), most finals (10 more than Boston), most regular season wins, most playoff wins, highest regular season winning percentage, highest playoff winning percentage (a guess but probably true), only 6 missed postseasons in 67 seasons is the GOAT Franchise.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #109
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^So Lakers had more playoffs appearances then the Celtics?
Yep Lakers made it to the playoffs 11 more times and missed the playoffs 11 times less despite playing 2 less seasons.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #110
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Let's be honest, 16 titles (1 shy of the record and 10 since the merger), most finals (10 more than Boston), most regular season wins, most playoff wins, highest regular season winning percentage, highest playoff winning percentage (a guess but probably true), only 6 missed postseasons in 67 seasons is the GOAT Franchise.

Since when do finals appearances where you didn't win count for anything??? More finals appearances for LA with 1 less title means you guys failed more times on the biggest stage.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #111
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Playoff wins against playoff appearances
So we are awarding missing the playoffs now?
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:56 PM   #112
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Seriously bro what's the point of going back and forth? Lakers and Celtics are the top 2 franchises in NBA history but atm they aren't contending for any championship.

My Suns have a better chance at winning than these 2 teams.

Thread should've ended after the number of championships were stated.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:59 PM   #113
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Seriously bro what's the point of going back and forth? Lakers and Celtics are the top 2 franchises in NBA history but atm they aren't contending for any championship.

My Suns have a better chance at winning than these 2 teams.

Thread should've ended after the number of championships were stated.

Agreed, thats the point, the fact that this thread is still going is stupid,

to the way your suns are playing btw
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:08 PM   #114
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this can't even be argued

celtics championships came in the prehistoric NBA. in modern NBA history, celtics were largely irrelevant for over 2 decades while lakers have competed and won in every decade. consistency breeds greatness and that's why the lakers brand is far more well recognized and renowned than celtics.


1990- Pistons
1991- Bulls
1992- Bulls
1993- Bulls
1994- Rockets
1995- Rockets
1996- Bulls
1997- Bulls
1998- Bulls
1999- Spurs

Oh Rly?
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:08 PM   #115
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1990- Pistons
1991- Bulls
1992- Bulls
1993- Bulls
1994- Rockets
1995- Rockets
1996- Bulls
1997- Bulls
1998- Bulls
1999- Spurs

Oh Rly?

lakers won 1999-2000 season championship, I index championship by the beginning of season year, not end of season
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:09 PM   #116
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Hang your hat on that if you want, but Boston>LA as a basketball winning city.

Stay hating on the Lakers, t.wat!
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:12 PM   #117
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Since when do finals appearances where you didn't win count for anything??? More finals appearances for LA with 1 less title means you guys failed more times on the biggest stage.
This. Unless you want to count 2011 finals as a positive for lebron...
Boston is just the best sport city in america, no shame in being second to the celtics.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:19 AM   #118
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

Yea the Celtics had a rough 10-15 year stretch from mid 90's to their recent run which started in 08. A lot of bad luck during that stretch whether is was not hitting on the Duncan Lotto despite having 2 picks within the top 3, Reggie Lewis and Bias passing away. Not sure many franchises could easily rebound from that. As for going forward I'm not sure why some are predicting doom and gloom for the C's. They've seem liked they cashed in generously with their rebuild and have the necessary assets to turn it around quicker than one would expect. Both franchises are rebuilding but seems like Boston has more certainty going forward, LA probably has another coaching change around the corner.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:58 AM   #119
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

Head to Head

Regular Season:
Boston 154
Lakers 124

Playoffs:
Boston 43
Lakers 31

http://www.landofbasketball.com/head...s_all_time.htm
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:49 AM   #120
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Default Re: Let's get this out the way, Lakers are a better franchise than the Celtics.

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Hang your hat on that if you want, but Boston>LA as a basketball winning city.

lol Boston (and all of New England really) cares more about the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox than they do the Celtics.
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