Happy New Year!

Darius Soriano —  December 31, 2010

I know the Lakers play tonight and for all things game related, we’ve got you covered.  But, as we transition from one decade to the next I wanted to wish each and all of you a Happy New Year.

And what a decade it’s been for us Lakers fans.  Five Championships and two additional Finals appearances gave all of us that root for this team the highest highs sports fans can experience.

2011 promises to be another great year for us fans as the Lakers compete for the game’s greatest achievement and for that I’m extremely thankful.  So, again have a happy and safe New Year and I’ll see all of you on the other side.

Darius Soriano

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12 responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Happy New Year FB&G! It has been another great year here again, especially with all of you great commentors.

  2. Happy ’11. Going out later so will miss the game.

    The Painted Area’s Mark Haubner, writing at TrueHoop, joins the Simmons/Thomsen club as he looks at Game 7:

    “The Celtics played world-class D to hold Kobe to 6-24 field-goal shooting, and KG was shockingly unstoppable on the low block, but in the end, L.A. got too many offensive rebounds and Ron Artest knocked down the three of his life.

    If there’s one play I wish had turned out slightly different, it was this one. Rondo hits a crazy three to pull Boston within 81-79 with 16.2 seconds left. Instead of fouling Kobe along the sideline in the backcourt, Rondo reaches in for the steal and tips the ball right to Ray Allen… only to see it bounce out of bounds by inches. Just imagine if it had stayed in, and Ray Allen would have been able to charge toward the goal, with the option of a three or a two, with Kobe back on D to try to avoid becoming the ultimate goat – it could have been a career-altering play for three different star players all at once, with a championship in the balance.

    But it wasn’t to be. Instead, L.A. fans avoided that heart attack, Kobe got ring no. 5, Dr. Santhi got an all-time postgame shout-out, and the Lakers pulled to within 17-16 of the Celtics in all-time franchise titles.”

  3. Happy New Year FB&G! I look forward to our guys in purple and gold holding up the trophy once again. Hopefully it will come at the expense of the Celtics and their newly added diesel.

  4. Technically, it was 4 Championships (6 appearances) this decade. The 1999-00 championship was the last of the previous decade. Count to ten backwards from the 2010 championship and you end in the 2000-2001 season.

    Still an impressive ten years!!!!

  5. C’mon Joe! Let me have the Finals that *ended* in the aughts too. :)

  6. @4. Technically, that is mistaken. The year 1990 is never considered part of the 1980s, so the year 2000 should never be considered part of the 1990s. What you might be mixing up is the fact that the year 2000 technically was the final year of the previous millennium, with January 1st, 2001 the first day of the new millennium.

  7. @6. We are saying the same thing.

    Whether you prefer to start the decade on 1/1/2000 and end it on 12/31/2009 OR start it 1/1/2001 and end it on 12/31/2010 (my preference), it doesn’t change the championship math. There is not a ten year period in which the Lakers won 5 and went to 7 Finals.

    Happy New Year!

  8. i have a simple wish for all the laker fans worldwide, for the Lakers to win its 3 peat….hope they will deliver and we as fans will wait…

  9. 7, I, for one, say we should count the championship if the regular season started or ended within the decade. Then we all live happily ever after.

  10. All in all, it’s been a superlative decade (or eleven years) for the Lakers and us fans!

    I think I know what’s it’s like to be a Yankees fan now …

  11. If Bakers’ Dozens have 13, a Lakers’ Decade can have 11 years.