NBA Finals 2022: Laker Nation is rooting for the Warriors to beat the Celtics

By Martin Rogers
Fox Sports columnist

Magic Johnson, still a beating heart By bringing Nation After so many years, things started to happen because the same thing happens in Los Angeles.

Former LA Giants current local media voice Michael Thompson has continued this, wondering who his son is, and for a long time these NBA Finals have been a major event in Tinseltown – even after the Lakers’ summer break.

As it happened, there was only one subject and only one subject.

The Golden State Warriors, an interstate rival of a city with no historical love for their rival, 380 miles south, has suddenly become the team that chooses LA.

That’s right; The Lakers fans, Lakers players, former players and LA celebrities are among Stephen Curry and his Bay Area friends, an improbable and temporary alliance that has to do with the old, horrific controversy that has spread across the country.

LeBron wants to play with Steve Curry and the 2022 Warriors I have.

LeBron wants to play with Steve Curry and the 2022 Warriors I have.

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The Lakers want to win the Warriors because they don’t want to win the Boston Celtics – because they are the Celtics and because the green-themed party of the week is to break the current tie with the NBA Championship No. 18, LA for Boston.

“The Lakers never want to win the Celtics,” Johnson told ESPN. Jerry Buss, who died in 2013, tried to take the Lakers to the top of the all-time championship list in his lifetime. ,

“We’re all fans of the Warriors now,” said Michael Thompson, whose son Kelly scored 25 points on Wednesday but could not stop the Warriors from falling 2-1 in the series.

The Celtics have reached the Eastern Conference Finals four times in the last six years, while the last title of the franchise was returned in 2008. Since then, the Lakers have collected three in the 2020 Orlando Bubble, followed by LeBron James and Anthony Davis to level a total of 17.

This is also a serious matter in Boston, where the “banner 18” catchphrase is always present this post season, fueling the Milwaukee Bucks (screaming in the TD Garden) and Game 7 against Miami. Summer (on the way to closing the wild and unpredictable series).

And it’s just as important in California, where the first horrific summer heat waves cause locals to crowd into the bar until late in the evening, with screens dedicated to the finals on the Lake-Jersey-packed watering hole.

Steve Curry, Warriors lost to Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Undisputed

Steve Curry, Warriors lost to Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.  Undisputed

Jillian Brown and Jason Tatum combined for 53 points, while Steve Curry led Golden State with 31 points.

The Lakers felt they were in the final when Russell Westbrook led Star Power to a landslide victory at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, and at the end of the day, frustrated by the seemingly inconsistent and angry team finishing 11th. Th Western Conference and hence out of play-in tournament.

More importantly, according to Hector Rivera, a 49-year-old Lakers fan from Ontario, California, the Celtics could not win the final due to a disappointing campaign.

“Can you imagine how much they would laugh at us if Celtics fans won the year we drowned?” Rivera told me. “That’s why I’m shouting here on TV.”

Rivera saw the first half at a bar near his workplace on Wednesday, took half of Uber closer to home, and prepared himself for some difficult questions when he returned to his family.

He said, “My wife can’t believe I just went out to watch the game. “She doesn’t know much about basketball, but she knows the Lakers were knocked out weeks ago.”

This is a worrying time for Lakers supporters, leaving marital barriers aside. The glory days of the Celtics of the 1980s are fading now, with most LA fanbases believing that joining Boston with 17 titles in 2020 would inevitably lead their team to the biggest franchise in NBA history. The claim will clearly and firmly establish.

Yet James has not been able to translate personal state lines into victories, Davis’ injury has continued to grow, Westbrook is clearly spending and has already been blown up on draft selection price trades. Well, this is the former team and he is the young core of Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown could be the biggest ups and downs of the next few years.

Will Steve Curry be fit for Game 4 after his injury? I am indisputable

Will Steve Curry be fit for Game 4 after his injury?  I am indisputable

After Game 3, Stephen compared a foot injury to a leg sprain when Marcus Smart Dove hit his foot in March, causing him to miss the last 12 games of the regular season.

Celtics fans are eager to return to the glorious days of the 1980s. Harassing LA in the process would be even sweeter. After all, it was the Celtics supporters who came up with the original “Beat LA” song more than 40 years ago.

This was followed by a series between the Celtics and the Lakers in the final, three times in 1980, again in 2008 and 2010 – and a series between 1959 overall.

For Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, the infamous Kevin McHale’s clothing line on Kurt Rambis in Game 4 of the 1984 finale was the most memorable image of his childhood.

“There is definitely a mystery in the Celtics,” Kerr told reporters.

For the Lakers and their supporters, it would be great if their new friend, the Warriors, could make a comeback and reverse the series. And very sad if they can’t.

“Looking for a bunch of nights ahead of the Celtics 18?” Said Rivera. “This will be the worst start of the summer.”

Martin Rogers is a Fox Sports columnist and author of the Fox Sports Insider newspaper. You can subscribe to the newsletter here,


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