Found April 27, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
It's becoming a timeless classic in the playoffs. If it were the early 90s, EA would have to make a video game about it. Lakers vs. Nuggets. It seems perennially these two teams can't avoid each other. And maybe that's a great thing. There is no love lost for each other, even with the wildly-varying roster of the Nuggets over the past two seasons. It's just something in their DNA. Maybe it has something to do with Kobe Bryant and his legal problems in the state. Maybe it's just a good-old western rivalry. Either way, when these two meet, it's a rumble. The Lakers will approach this series boasting possibly the best technical and ruthless player in the league (though I'm not sure now after the scoring title fiasco): Kobe Bryant. Pair him up with possibly the best center in the league this year in Andrew Bynum and the ever-smooth Pau Gasol, and you have a pretty big firecracker to deal with, even without the addition of the role players. R...
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