**Josh is our resident Laker fan. And it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Natty Bro, so let’s see what he thinks during Game 2 of the Lakers-Thunder series.
Cronise (21:23): Ready for tonight? I think Westbrook is gonna go off
Josh: He is going to need to in order to counter Steve blakes 21 pts.
Cro: Catch any of the Celtics game?
JB: No sir, but it looks like k Garnett had himself a night. He is good bc he just isn’t afraid. He’s not scared.
Cro: It was a beat down in the 2nd half. I told Dorse I think we just ended it. We stole every bit of momentum.
JB: Boston-heat in eastern conference finals. I like it. Tonight = thunder 94, lakers 81
Cro: You’re going against your own Kobe?
JB: Im not against Kobe. If there were 3 more of him and pau, they’d win.
Cro (21:57): At least you’re honest
>>I don’t think you can hate on Durant either
JB: If they go to pau and Bynum, the thunder swarm and causes lakers to throw up threes. That’s our game rigt now.
Cro: Would you rather play the Clippers or the Spurs?
JB: If Kobe wasn’t my boy and it wasnt sac relig to cheer for Durant, I would own a Durant AND Westbrook jersey. They’re just not my team.
Cro: Fair enough. If Boston never got the Big 3 I think I would have jumped to OKC. They would have been just beginning.
>>But I’m good with how it has been with Boston
JB: Clippers. Their lack of experience is evident. Paul is a future HOFer, but that’s all they have. Griffin is too raw. Highlight reel, yes. Star player, not yet. I like foye – he has a future. And no Williams is a solid player, but not good enough to help take the clippers further.
>>And I’m the same with the lakeshow, love them, but gotta love the thunder
***Thunder 18, Lakers 18***
Cro: Bynum is playing hard… Kobe should exploit that
JB: They played hard (but tired) on monday. And markakis just got caught stealing third.
Cro: I want to see a rivalry start between Thunder Fisher and Laker Blake. A good ol’ nasty fight
>>I like watching close late inning O’s game this year
>>They get gritty as all hell
JB: Fisher is too old, Blake is the new fisher.
And I like when the O’s win when it’s close.
Cro (22:15): I hope Xavier Avery turns into a BJ Upton/Justin Upton type of outfielder
JB: It could happen. He has been hot lately.
>>This is what I remember of Barnes. Love his fiestiness, but it rarely comes out anymore. Watch kobe, doesn’t freaken flinch. I’m obsessed with him.
>>I have a man crush on Kobe’s killer instinct. If his killer instinct were a person, it would look like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie having sex.
Cro: Collison needs to keeping playing strong. He looks like a hungry young Pau Gasol.
>>I can’t believe Andino missed that throw…
JB: He has transformed into a solid player. That’s all ill say about him.
>>Did you read grantland orioles article today?
Cro: No is it Simmons?
JB: No. But awesome article.
>>(22:30): Harden foul trouble is interesting.
Cro: I’ll have to check it out. I think we are playing legit
>>And Betemit just homered in the 9th
JB: Orioles rallying!
Cro: I like the college-style home crowd
JB: Yeah man. Agreed. I like the O’s on base w one our.
Cro: Come on, Avery
JB: If he does something. Oi
Cro: There we go. I’m picking him up in my fantasy league. Now
>>Fuck yeah!!! Huge hit by Hardy
JB: This is fun
***Thunder 44, Lakers 41***
Cro: I stopped watching the basketball game for a moment
>>(23:03): O’s play a lot if extra inning games though
JB: O’s hurt themselves by going to extras. Their bullpen has the most innings in the MLB.
Cro: I wish I had picture in picture
>>Or two TVs
JB: Or tickets to both games
Cro: Spurs-Thunder or Spurs-Lakers… Which would you rather watch
JB: My team is the lakers so obviously them. It would be a 7 games series. Thunder are too good this year
Cro: I would enjoy a Lakers-Clippers series too
JB: Hell yes. I like that idea. Interesting dynamic w/ same court
Cro: No home court advantage
***Lakers 49, Thunder 48***
>>(23:16): btw I think OKC could do better than Sefolosha… Maybe they could get OJ mayo
JB: I agree with that. I think OKC NEEDS to move someone. They need a big three to do anything.
Cro: How about Daquan Cook and Sefolosha for Deron Williams
JB: Or LeBron to OKC
Cro: Would hate it as a Lebron hater. Would love it as a dynasty
***Lakers 59, Thunder 58***
Cro: wow.. Back to back to back possessions by Westbrook, Durant and Harden
>>(23:35): 12th inning for the O’s
JB: Thags what I’m watching.
Cro (23:45): I hate Kevin Gregg
JB: Bc of his rec specs?
Cro: No I like the specs
>>Bring in Chris Davis already!
***Lakers 71, Thunder 68***
>>Ibaka is a beast… He looks like a volleyball player out there
>>(0:08): Boom, Adam Jones
***Game over: Thunder 77, Lakers 75***
>>interception by Harden and this one is over… Not as much scoring as you predicted
>>O’s win and thunder win…
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