NBA Classless Thugs: LA LAKERS Get Swept From the Playoffs By Dallas Mavericks (VIDEO)

 

Los Angeles Lakers Bloods … The Lakers used to be ‘Showtime,” today they were “THUG LIFE”.

Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed themselves today in their loss to the Dallas Mavericks 122 – 86 and were swept out of the NBA playoffs. However, the embarrassment was not because they lost by 36 points in what was Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s last game, it was the thug, bush league play by the Lakers in the 4th quarter.

First the Lakers did this … as playing with any dignity was lost in the process of LA being beat by the Maverick’s bench. So much for losing like a champion.

And then it got worse … as the Lakers decided that trying to injure another was more important than just losing with class.

While getting beat by 30+ points, the Lakers could not lose as champions, they lost like street gang thugs. First Lamar Odom was tossed from the game due to a flagrant foul against the Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki. Then to make matters even worse, Laker’s Andrew Bynum inexplicably forearmed and shoved Maverick guard J.J Barea to the court as he was attempting a layup. Bynum was thrown out of the game as well. It was summed up by Laker, Hall of Fame Great Magic Johnson, the Lakers embarrassed the organization by getting blown out and classless acts.

Lamar Odom was whistled for a flagrant-2 foul for setting an illegal screen on a blind-sided Dirk Nowitzki with 9:06 remaining in the fourth and the Lakers trailing 94-68.

Not long after, after the Mavs lead had grown to 100-68, Andrew Bynum was also thrown out of the game for a flagrant foul 2 for spearing an airborne J.J. Barea in the ribs with 8:21 remaining in the fourth when Barea was driving in the lane.

Trust issues, the LA Lakers have more than trust issues. This team needs to be broken up in the off season and major wholesale changes need to be done. There is no excuse for one of the model franchises in the NBA to act in such a way. There is something seriously wrong with this team and the locker room is obviously out of control.

What a pathetic display of sportsmanship and basketball. So this is how the Phil Jackson legacy ends in LA. By coaching a team that appears uncoachable. Who would have ever have thought that after the years of coaching, 11 rings, 13 championship appearances, coaching players like Jordan, Pippen, Bryant, Shaq and Rodman would end with such a classless display by a Jackson coached team.

What a sad way for Phil Jackson to go out and such an embarrassing elimination from the NBA playoffs, but I will say good riddance to the LA Lakers. The Dallas Mavericks move on to the Western Conference Finals.

UPDATE I: Even the Kevin McHale clothesline of Kurt Rambis in the 1984 Finals (VIDEO) was not on this level. For one, it was a different era of the NBA and hard fouls were considered part of the game; two, McHale kind of went after the ball and it was in the heat of a competitive game as the score was 76-70 Lakers in the 3rd quarter.

Posted May 8, 2011 by
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    21 Responses to “NBA Classless Thugs: LA LAKERS Get Swept From the Playoffs By Dallas Mavericks (VIDEO)”

    1. Scared Monkeys on May 8th, 2011 4:38 pm

      Today’s LAKER – MAVERICK game reminded me why I really do not watch the NBA much any more. What a pathetic, crying shame for the players on the Lakers to play with so little heart and class in the farewell game of coach Phil Jackson.

    2. Dave on May 8th, 2011 9:21 pm

      The Lakers are a bunch of thugs. Phil Jackson should be ashamed of himself. He sat there and didn’t say anything to the two cowards. Funny how the two Dallas players targeted by the thugs were white……..

    3. Ray Allen on May 8th, 2011 11:22 pm

      Kobe Bryant’s career is just over. He looks like old, tired, worn and weary! No more excuses. Lkers got killed and destroyed by Dallas. Kobe is now all hype. His career is Over!

    4. Rudeman on May 9th, 2011 3:31 am

      The fouls were not refelctive of the organization or team as a whole. But I’m not crying about it. It’s over and that’s okay. But don’t count out the Lakers. They’ll be back. Just need a little retooling, that’s all. No major wholesale changes needed. This is a team that was tired and frustrated. Need new infusion of younger bench players and they’ll be fine. Haters beware! The Lakers will be back. They haven’t won 16 NBA titles for nothing. Dallas will likley get beat by either Memphis or OKC in the Conf Finals. I’ll be rooting for the other team.

    5. Scared Monkeys on May 9th, 2011 6:25 am

      #4, you are correct. It is not reflective of the organization … it was an embarassment to them by the thuglike mentality that permiates the NBA these days. No, this is not a black thing, the NBA has always been predominately black. It is a mentality of these players that God forbid they lose with any dignity.

      No player likes to lose, especially by 30+ points; however, you do so with class. It shows what type of character you have. If you don’t believe me, listen to LA great Magic Johnson’s comments after the game.

      Sorry, but I long for the days of Dr. J, George Gervin, Magic, Bird, and Jordon … prior to the Rodman era when much of the NBA changed.

      Win or lose, you do so with class. You don’t try and injure someone because you play like crap.
      R

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    7. super dave on May 9th, 2011 6:43 am

      all the millions that these guys make won’t take the thug of these guys.sore losers, bad winners, and thug life is all these guys know. you have to wonder how these guys even passed high school.

    8. Rusty Bridges on May 9th, 2011 7:10 am

      #5.. And Isiah Thomas, that guy was a class act. Remmember when Bill Laimbeer was the thug of the NBA?
      ____________
      SM: Yup, great player, terrible exec. Add John Stockton, David Robinson and the round mound of rebound Charles Barkley. Loved him as a player, so-so after his career was over. Also, was a big David Thompson fan.

    9. NGBoston on May 9th, 2011 9:24 am

      Thug Life is right. What is happening in the NBA. Was so nice to watch Boston beat them for the Championship a few years back. They are all whining babies in my opinion, although it is a rather tough game.

      GO CELTS !!!!!!! #18 ???

    10. jaime on May 9th, 2011 9:46 am

      I agree with comment #2. I think they are racist. That’s why they hit the white guys.

    11. Jayne (on the left coast) on May 9th, 2011 11:22 am

      At least when the Lakers lose there are no riots and car-b-ques in LA.

    12. Scott on May 10th, 2011 9:11 am

      #2 and #10…you are idiots. You are the people that watch sportscenter and think you know about sports….

      Has nothing to do with race and the last guy that Bynum smashed was NOT white. Dummies.

    13. henry penry on May 10th, 2011 1:33 pm

      True colors shine.

      btw…Proofread your flarg or you sound like a professional athlete. This makes no sense:

      “….was not because they were losing by 36 points in what is by all accounts to be Lakers coach Phil Jackson, it was…”

    14. b l conway on May 10th, 2011 8:15 pm

      Folks, you are being too hard on the Laker’s players. You know that the Dallas players were yapping. Especially, after the bump on Dirk. Naah, the problem was not the players. It was the lack of back up talent. PS. What has happened to Walton? tx bl

    15. NGBoston on May 11th, 2011 4:40 am

      Now that the Celts are in a 3-1 hole, things are not looking good.

      However—leave it to the Libtards to bring the issue of race in to the fray. If you watch the NBA at all, OBVIOUSLY you can easily see that the majority of players are black. Well, duh! It has nothing to do with RACE—you idiots- but the NBA in general is pretty tough with flagrant fouls.

      In the Playoffs especially, things get very physical out there with emotions running high and the adrenaline running high. Love the game though and there is a lot of talent in the league. Right now, Boston is having problems handling LeBron. You gotta’ give the man his props, he is a beast out there on the paint. ( We miss you Kendrick Perkins here in Boston—Big Baby needs to step up his game a bit and I hope Shaq can play more minutes.)

      GO CELTS GO BRUINS! Let’s bring home the Cup this year…..In the words of the great Bill Russell, “Anything is possible!”

    16. Scott on May 11th, 2011 12:23 pm

      Ray Allen – you wish the real Ray Allen had the talent Kobe has…LOL…

      I think Ray Allen’s career is over at the hands of the new and improved Big Three in South Beach.

      If I recall, Ray Allen, Kobe had the last laugh last year when they beat your tail for the NBA Championship.

      Trying to compare Ray Allen and Kobe is not even a contest. Kobe would abuse Ray Allen in a game of one on one.

    17. Charles on May 12th, 2011 8:55 am

      Playin’ dirty. A Jackson hallmark. Laker’s love to win.

    18. Scott on May 12th, 2011 11:03 am

      Charles…LOL…no; 10 NBA Championships is his hallmark. When did you start watching basketball; 5-10 years ago? LOL…idiot!

      Those Chicago Bulls teams weren’t dirty and neither were the Lakers teams with Shaq and Kobe.

      Dumbest thing I’ve ever seen posted.

    19. Scared Monkeys on June 5th, 2011 6:31 pm

      #19 Charles.

      Hardly. Cheap shots at the end of a game when its over and you are hetting blown out is not the mark of playing hard … its thug life.

      jackson is about effort and playing hard, there is nothing wrong with that. Hell, I probably would not have had an issue if these two plays were done in a close game.

      The game was over and these two Laker thugs were just trying to get even for getting their asses handed to them.
      R

    20. Scared Monkeys on June 5th, 2011 6:47 pm

      For the comments that were deleted that I am racist for dare making such comments against these two thugs. Funny, my fav player of all times is Dr. J when he was with the Nets in the ABA and the Sixers.

      Even though I grew up in NE, I was not a Celtic fan, I loved the teams of Dr. J, Maurice Cheeks, Lionel Hollins, Caldwell Jones, Bobby Jones, Henry Bibby, World B. Free, George Mc Guiness

      And the later 80′s teams with Moses Malone and Andrew Toney.

      R

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