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Ron Artest isn't buying what Doc Rivers is selling

Aug 25, 2010, 1:47 PM EST

Thumbnail image for Artest_layup.jpgWe told you yesterday Doc Rivers said the Lakers “still have not beaten our starting five,” implying that if Kendrick Perkins had been healthy for Game 7 the outcome would have been different.

The Lakers were quiet on that. Phil Jackson probably didn’t notice, Kobe Bryant probably mentally filed that away in the “anger/motivation” file to pull out when he needs it. But no public comments.

Until Ron Artest answered the call on twitter.

Boston lost to lakers because of Kendrick Perkins injury. What about in 08 when Bynum was injured. What about this year Bynum was injured

What about Kobe played with a broke finger …. What about Ron artest defense When the Boston staff said Ron artest was too slow

Doc got one million excuses.. Just come back this season a take what you want…

The lakers with Bynum in the playoffs healthy has not lost The same way whoever whatever hasn’t Let’s not mention the stats on lock down

Ron Artest is right. The “what if” injury game is a rabbit hole if you go down it. What if Andrew Bogut had been healthy for the Bucks this season? What if Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming had stayed healthy in Houston? What if LeBron’s elbow had been fine against Boston… okay, bad example there. But you get the idea.

What did Yoda teach us? “Do, or do not. There is no try.” The Jedi master would say the same thing about injuries. And you don’t argue with Yoda.

  1. Naganalf - Aug 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    I just love the fact the Celtics are still dwelling on the Finals. Makes the win that much better!! Enjoy remembering that game forever Doc – because you wont see a Finals game ever again. Celtics are done!!

  2. Laker4ever - Aug 25, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Don’t start out trying to sound like you don’t agree with Doc and then start talking about the officiating. As if more calls went against Boston than the Lakers. The fact of the matter is that if Andrew Bynum was 100 percent during the Boston series there probably wouldn’t have been a game 6 or 7. Perkins only shined and also Baby Davis when Bynum wasn’t in the game. Boston will not make it to the finals next year. Too much Miami.

  3. jeremy - Aug 25, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    the question was about doc rivers and ron artest…..and you break out to jordan vs kobe….come on!

  4. AnnaG - Aug 26, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    Boston was ahead by 13 points. They were, in fact, leading for most of the game. Can’t blame choking in the last quarter and a half on a missing Perkins.

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