Western Conference Champs!

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008 by Travis Cody in

The Lakers closed out the defending champs behind a strong defensive performance, energized play off the bench, and a determined Kobe Bryant to advance to the franchise's 29th appearance in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers were quicker, stronger, and fresher than the Spurs. I really thought the series would go 7 games, but LA has proven that they can defend their home floor and steal a game or two on the road. That's going to be important, because both Boston and Detroit finished with better records and whichever of them emerges will have home court advantage in the Finals.

So if my guys are going to be NBA Champs, they'll have to win at least once on the road to get it done.

But, Kobe and D-Fish have a week to show this young team how to prepare to steal one of the first two games on the road.

I'm looking forward to seeing if they can keep this run going. They've dethroned the champs. Now let's bring on the next challenge!


  1. I can't look... my Dad's a HUGE Celtics fan.

  1. the teach says:

    I always knew you was smart, Travis! :D

  1. celtics v lakers....could divide the family!

  1. Have fun Travis, also have a great weekend. Big hug. :)

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Congrats! I hate SA so I was routing for LA, too!
    Go Lakers! (as Cavs are done :o(

  1. I suppose I should congratulate the Lakers but I'm a very big un-fan of Kobie Bryant. I haven't cared much about basketball since the days of Michael Jordan and the Bulls rule.

  1. Bond says:

    Just beat Boston...I ask no more than that

  1. Jamie says:

    Love the Lakers. Love the Dodgers. I love LA (except for the traffic and crowds)

    Drop by my place a play a game.

  1. Travis says:

    Akelamalu: Yup. I've been sneaking a bit of basketball in a few posts, but today I just needed to talk about my Lakers.

    WT4W: Good luck!

    Teach: Gotta stick with my boys!

    Katherine: Well, it'll be nice for fans. But I don't mind whichever team comes out of the east.

    Sandee: You too!

    Ivanhoe: GO LAKERS!

    Charles: I understand. Lots of people think the NBA began and ended with MJ. But I do back to the late 70's and the 80's. Jordan's era began the time when I didn't care much for the NBA.

    V: Well, Detroit may take care of that before the Lakers get a chance.

    Jamie: Yes Ma'am!

  1. Anndi says:

    May the best team win! (or whatever makes you happy dear)

  1. Travis says:

    Ann: That would be 4 more Laker wins!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have never liked Kobe Bryant.but that again I cannot respect any one who cheat on their family.The next thing is these pigs that knoch up women and not marry then.DO you Hear me "KING" James and David Letterman.to name a few.But I digress.

  1. the teach says:

    Travis thanks for commenting on my critters! To me 2 bison or buffalo could be a herd! :D

  1. Kimmie says:

    Oh Goodness the squeeky sneakers again! ;-) Just teasing ya!

    Go Lakers!!!


  1. Travis says:

    Mike: Keep in mind that some of the women specifically target athletes for the purpose of getting themselves pregnant. The athlete isn't blameless or innocent, but he's not always the only guilty party.

    Teach: I guess that's true.

    Kimmie: Well, there's only 4-7 more games to go.

  1. Janna says:

    Since I know nothing about sports, I'll just take a moment to say that my left ear itches.

    Oh, and I'm wearing black socks.

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Isn't baskeball season over yet? Guess not. I just never got excited about the NBA for some reason. So, I hope your Lakers win and you're a happy camper.

    Have a great week.

  1. Travis says:

    Janna: What a coincidence! I wore black socks today and my right ear was a bit itchy.

    Drilleraa: Almost. I don't generally get excited about the NBA, but I'm so jazzed that my Lakers are in the finals.

  1. "J" says:

    I'm here from Leigh's blog! =)

    I just want to say Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo to this post! Boooooooooooooooo to the lakers!


    Spurs are still #1 to me!

  1. NOLADawn says:

    Can I just throw in a bah Hornetbug? :D