Oh well if we lost those games. I think it's funny they think they will win. I think it makes for a much better series win for the lakers. the timberwolves have never won a single series and are very enexperienced so they jump the gun and now they think they are realy gonna win. although its fun to watch them jump in joy as they take a 2-1 lead, it just reminds me of when sacramento jumped the gun right before we ripped their harts out.....which is gonna be the real fun part.
i dont know, shaq looked very disinterested in the last 2 games but he just got called out by the (shooting his mouth off) timberwolve's head coach who said the key to beating the lakers is containing Shaq. somthing he must be foaming at the mouth about. foaming at the mouth ready to go back out their on sunday with his A game. bringing a focused and mad Shaquille O'neil aolng with him.
this is why i dont care:
We will not lose to the timeberwolves....end of story. their are 14 other playoff teams that are very shocked themselves. but none agree with the notion that the lakers would actualy lose.
we only rise to the acassion and usualy nothing more. we will end up doing what we set out to do, but usualy the hard way. so i have all the faith in the world for my lakers.
even if we do get knocked out of the playoffs at any point (just not the Finals i would hope) it would not be the end of our dynasty. it would become a DOH (Dynasty On Hold) as we reload around Shaquille and Kobe in the off season. The lure of a Championship for aging players such as Karl Malone or Jason kidd who still have let to get one, would likly be drown to LA. Shaq has sent feelers Karl Malone's way to "come get a ring". then of course you have an almost forgone conclusion in Scottie Pippen to come join next year. Then it would be off to another 3 peat and a chance at 4....Kinda like Chicago Bulls. Their Dynasty never ended after a Run, it just kinda got put on hold. Another example is the Lakers of the 80's. they won 5 titles but not all in succession. they were still a dynasty.
Bottum line is that if we see a motivated shaq in game 4, which we better, then its all good. it means he responded. if not, then oh well. we become a dynasty on hold.