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    Eddy Munny
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    I'm Buying Lakers Shares 2 Win the West. Lebron's Last Stand Lands Him in the Finals

    It's suddenly surged, you can get the Lakeshow at +145 now, I guess people are ready to sell the Lakers now that they face a mountain of a challenge in Denver. Of course I'd rather have had this ticket much earlier, I was certain they'd beat the Grizzlies, not so certain about the Warriors, now I think they're too close to fail at this point. If they lose, it'll probably be to BOS in the chip.

    Something about this Nuggets team feels a bit like a paper tiger... I know their starting five is great, but I'm not sold on guys like Bruce Brown, Christian Braun, and Jeff Green towing the line when faced with adversity. I don't know that a guy like Porter Jr. can be counted on in crunch time either, he's as streaky as it gets, and mostly a spot-up type shooter. When he gets a little tilted, he's prone to disappearing in games.

    Murray is great, but the Lakers just went six games against one of the greatest shooters/playmakers of all time and they'll carry some of those concepts over. Jokic is the obvious difference, he can stretch the defense and make you pay for overplaying with his deft passing skills, but at least AD has the body and the quicks to offer some resistance at the rim.

    The Lakers are still gelling with their personnel and the Nuggets are catching them at the wrong time. I think this could be a big series for Russell and Rui. Maybe Vandy stifles Murray to some degree with his length? Jokic will get his, but one man isn't going to be enough to punch their ticket, barring some kind of Herculean feat.

    I trust Lebron's championship mettle, he's still got that dog in him that rubs off on his teammates... With the Nuggets? Who knows? This is their best opportunity but how will they react against a team that punches back? The Wolves and Suns weren't those teams.

    Lets Gooooo!


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    GL Sir. I hope you are right.

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    I grabbed +140. I like it. Agreed on your take. Lebron knows this could be the final chapter and will push them over the edge. Nuggets rolled over 2 teams with some of the softest players in NBA history. Lakers will fight back.

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    This make me think nuggets win

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    This make me think nuggets win
    This makes me think Chucky the Throat wants to tickle the nape of your neck with a peacock feather.

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    Best of Luck Mr. Munny.

    Denver is tough at home because of the rare air but the Lakers
    should be in control unless Murray's hair catches fire.

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    This isn't LeBron's last stand, he'll play at least two more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy Munny View Post
    This makes me think Chucky the Throat wants to tickle the nape of your neck with a peacock feather.
    You sir have a vivid imagination.

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    Goddamn that shit was funny

    But anyway I think Lakers take the series too. Iím on them plus the points in game one to start. You just gotta step outside of the grind and take a long view of thisÖitís lakers nuggets for the west. Itís -EV to overthink this

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    nuggets in 4 ,been loving this nuggets team all year

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    Lakers definitely the team with value but I honestly think they have to get the first one in Denver. I'm not buying that line movement up. I think I might just take the Lakers tonight. If they lose so be it.

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    My prediction - Lakers get blown in game 1 tonight in Denver but maybe win game 2..

    That's all I got. Bet accordingly!

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    It's a good bet. The NBA would love for a black dude to win the championship. Denver winning is not in their best financial interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    It's a good bet. The NBA would love for a black dude to win the championship. Denver winning is not in their best financial interest.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    This isn't LeBron's last stand, he'll play at least two more years.
    I realize this isn't his final year, but nothing is guaranteed... Rosters can change in a year, dramatically in two, that goes for the Lakers as well as the field. Then you factor in Father Time nipping at LeBron's heels and AD's proneness to injury, and it's not far-fetched to believe this could be his last realistic shot at another ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    It's a good bet. The NBA would love for a black dude to win the championship. Denver winning is not in their best financial interest.
    Lakers v Celtics would b best for ratings

    does not mean it happens tho

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    Is there anywhere I can bet over under free throws , lakers over free throws have been killing it in these playoffs .. I also like them to win the Chip too nba put the call for the storyline already ,Denver doesnít stand a chance 4-2 lakers

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    Too many posters on Lakers. KOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    Lakers v Celtics would b best for ratings

    does not mean it happens tho
    Yep!

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    The fade of the century

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    Op
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    Amazes me how little respect Jokic garners around the league. Durant was always an Embiid guy, and could barely bring himself to compliment the big guy after getting beat 4-2. Most announcers can't even say his name right FFS! -how many times does he need to win MVP before you can say yo-kich? 8 & 12 & 5 & 2b through 10mins of play for the Joker

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    Lakers are not on Denver's level. Highly doubt they win 4 of 7

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    And how many 1st place votes Embiid got. He completely melted away in that game 7. This was not a surprise to people that follow the league closely... 5/18, 4t

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    Lakers getting handled so far..

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    Lakers zero chance unless major injury to Nuggets or granted +25 FTs in 3 games. Lakers will dominate one game (maybe two) in the series. Normal. But not more,

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    already getting beat worse than the suns and the suns took 2 games

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    Is it time to worry? Lakers look horrible

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    could be 4 straight

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    Denver wins series 4-2

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    LeBron and AD put up 30 in first half vs Den ... that will bode well going forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    Too many posters on Lakers. KOD
    Now theyíre all on Denver and the game isnít even over. Live bet LA!

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    ... I think perhaps well.. but not well enough.

    can't win if opposing Center has more offensive rebounds than your Center has total rebounds.

    that said, it is just one game. Seems Jokic trying to make a point here.
    Last edited by RunBookRun; 05-16-23 at 10:16 PM. Reason: (spelling error)

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    100+ with 3 minutes to go in the 3Q, WTF

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