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Finals Exam: Have The Los Angeles Lakers Learned Their Lessons?

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Thursday night in Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers will begin their league-record 30th appearance in the NBA Finals, attemping to win the franchise's first championship since 2002. 

Although it's been seven years since Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson last won it all, the duo has made Finals appearances in 2004 and 2008, falling short both times.

The 2008 defeat (at the hand of longtime rival Boston) was especially painful, as the Lakers looked remarkably outclassed by the more physical, intense Celtics.

In fact, in his article, "Summer Schooled: What the Los Angeles Lakers Learned From the Boston Celtics", fellow Bleacher Report writer Andrew Ungvari termed the one-sided series a "six-game sweep, ...

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Finals Exam: Have The Los Angeles Lakers Learned Their Lessons?

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Thursday night in Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers will begin their league-record 30th appearance in the NBA Finals, attemping to win the franchise's first championship since 2002. 

Although it's been seven years since Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson last won it all, the duo has made Finals appearances in 2004 and 2008, falling short both times.

The 2008 defeat (at the hand of longtime rival Boston) was especially painful, as the Lakers looked remarkably outclassed by the more physical, intense Celtics.

In fact, in his article, "Summer Schooled: What the Los Angeles Lakers Learned From the Boston Celtics", fellow Bleacher Report writer Andrew Ungvari termed the one-sided series a "six-game sweep, ...

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