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Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Posted on: May 7, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2011 9:49 pm
 
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he thinks Los Angeles can come back from a 3-0 series deficit to the Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver.

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The Los Angeles Lakers' season could end as soon as Sunday night. Down 3-0 to the Dallas Mavericks with Game 4 in American Airlines Center, the Lakers will look to keep hople alive their season after three straight games featuring fourth quarter meltdowns. There has been plenty of blame to go around, 

While no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, ESPNLA.com reports that Bryant not only still has hope, he's predicting a series victory.
"I don't know, I might be sick in the head or crazy or thrown off or something like that because I still think we're going to win this series," Bryant said after totaling 17 points and six assists in Game 3. "I might be nuts. ... Let's win on Sunday, go back home and see if they can win in L.A."
We shouldn't expect less from Bryant, one of the league's most confident and decorated players. He isn't going to fold in the face of adversity, at least not publicly. With Games 4 and 6 still to be played in Dallas, however, L.A. faces an extremely tall order. It's better to go down with your head up, I suppose.

What happens in the very likely event that the Lakers aren't able to make good on Bryant's prediction? Ken Berger of CBSSports.com explores that subject, saying that trades, possibly including some big names, are likely in L.A.'s future.

The New York Times notes that Lakers legend Magic Johnson agrees with that assessment.
“If the Lakers lose this game, you’re going to have to blow it up,” Magic Johnson, the former Lakers great, said on ESPN. “This team has been together too long. It’s time for major changes for the Lakers.”
Comments

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 7, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Well Tonkaman... I hope it doesn't ruin your "Mom's Day". LOL.  The Lake Show is getting swept and Phil is tucking his tail between his legs and moving on to retirement. No answer for Dirk and Dallas has been waiting for this moment since Mark Cuban bought the team. 



Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Good call Kobe....I am in your boat....Lakers in 7.  Just think of the story: Phil retires not only with ANOTHER 3 peat, but does so in EPIC fasion.  The only team in history to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series.  That would not only be a story, but will also put swell the notion of Phil being the greatest coach ever. Better than RED.  Go ahead and laugh at the idea now.  But you can't laugh at the fact that if ANY team could do it, it is this team with this coach.   I am down to see history this year.  All they need to start is a win for the Mother's on Sunday's Mom's day and then take it one game at a time.   To those consperacy theorist out there, it would be great for the NBA (and i am sure the NBA would be in on it right?).  I think it is possible WITHOUT the consperacy theory.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

What else do they expect him to say?! If my player or teammate said anything less, I wouldn't want them on the court with me if they don't think they can win...But of course the Lakers better have a better gameplan to guard Nowitzki if they have any hope!
Anythings possible in Sports...


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