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Los Angeles restaurant congratulates Lakers on ‘amazing playoff run’

May 22, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

The Lakers’ sustained success is rather incredible. If, in any year, you say they had a pretty good season, you’d probably be right.

This year just happens to be one of the exceptions.

That didn’t stop a Los Angeles restaurant from congratulating the Lakers on an “amazing playoff run” (hat tip: Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie):

There are a few possibilities here.

1. The restaurant knows what happened this season and is just trolling the Lakers.

2. The restaurant confused the Lakers and Clippers, who not only made the postseason but won a series.

3. The restaurant purposefully concocted an “erroneous” ad to drum up attention. Its follow-up explanation is a little too on point: “We don’t have a lot time for twitting–or much else. Being wholly focused on food and all.”

My guess is No. 3, but that’s still a job well done.

  1. redmond24 - May 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Miami or Indiana? WHO YA GOT?

    • 00maltliquor - May 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      For tonight or overall?

      • reesesteel23 - May 22, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        tonight? did I miss something? we’re all chilling with wives/girlfiends tonight. No b-ball for you malt

      • 00maltliquor - May 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

        My bad, I meant the next game.

      • 00maltliquor - May 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM

        I did the wife thing yesterday. Saw that new movie Neighbors.. ..Hilarious!

      • reesesteel23 - May 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM

        Between Neighbors, Godzilla and X-men(drops tomorrow), I’m going to have a busy Thursday and Friday myself

      • basketballhooper1 - May 22, 2014 at 4:56 PM

        Eh, I’m gonna chill with some girls @ a house party, enjoying being 17 haha

    • jkirby317 - May 22, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      Indiana ALL-DAY!

  2. hwatt - May 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    I’d go with #3 as well. You don’t have to do twit… but you clearly did have time to twit… “twit is Dumb”

  3. goldmember21 - May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Miami sweeps in 4

    • 00maltliquor - May 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM


    • jkirby317 - May 22, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      Spoken like a true Heat supporter.
      How can they sweep? Indiana won game 1.

    • mackcarrington - May 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      I actually, really laughed out loud at this comment!

  4. luz56 - May 22, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    We’ll everyone is talking about them so I guess # 3 wins out… Brilliant marketing if that’s the case

  5. khmerson562 - May 22, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    L.A will alway be lakers town. Clippers who. Clippers fan are y’all mad bro.

    • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      They might be mad, but Lakers fans are sad.

  6. 00maltliquor - May 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    That’s a pretty smart maneuver. Look at the free publicity.

  7. sportsfan18 - May 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    It IS La La land after all…

    The Los Angeles Fakers… (well, roughly half to two thirds of EACH court side fan is made up of FAKE things, stuff and parts…)

    • ranfan12 - May 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      la la land is current in new york lol

      • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:11 PM

        New Yawk is the land of losers like CantonPeaBrain.

  8. kb2408 - May 22, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Make it stop!!

    • sportsfan18 - May 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      it’s the only way the Lakers will be talked about for their “non-playoff” run next season too…

    • billtetley53 - May 22, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      You dont stop your idiocy. Why should he stop posting?

  9. flyrocket31 - May 22, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    It’s because they are “wholly focused on food” not which LA team made the playoff run

  10. jkirby317 - May 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Since when was the 2nd round a long playoff run? Maybe long for Chris Paul.

  11. mackcarrington - May 22, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Well, it’s got me wondering where this restaurant is, and if the food is any good.

    • ranfan12 - May 22, 2014 at 5:07 PM

      the power of the lakers

  12. blue18hutthutt - May 22, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Or maybe they were being subtle and referring to “the run of the Lakers making the play-offs almost every year for the past decade is over” and that nothing but failure and misery awaits them

    But I doubt it so I’ll go with #2

  13. enigma2742 - May 22, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    los angeles clippers will always be the second team in LA

  14. Robert - May 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Clippers will be exterminate either by being sold to the Seattle Group or they will move to Kansas City and re name the franchise.

    L.A. is a Laker Town. Adios Slippers aka Crappers. You can thank your M. Furman comments for the deleting of the original Buffalo Braves.

    Lakers will gladly poach your team.

    Blake Griffin

    Chris Paul

    Doc Rivers

    All will be under the L.A. Laker umbrella, Kobe will get some help.

    • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      Is Kobe finally going to a shrink? For the Lakers, it would be nice if the much better Clippers left town. Then, Lakers fans wouldn’t have to root for a second rate, has been, LOUSY team.

      • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        I’m wrong. Even if the Clippers move, Lakers fans are going to be rooting for a LOUSY team.

      • Robert - May 24, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        Coach Kobe would be pleased to play with Griffin and Paul.

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