Each game that goes by it seems more apparent to me that teams are going to try and play physical ball with the Lakers. It started a few months ago with Kendrick Perkins and Andrew Bynum...
I'm on a roll.
Sometimes I can't tell the difference between stuff I come up with on my own and reality.
It was clear to most that the much balleyhooed Andrew Bynum shriveled, shrank, and disappeared in both games against the GREEN this year. It was less clear who was responsible.
On at least one occasion, Kevin Garnett punctuated Laker futility in the paint by yelling "get that sh*t outta here" after Lamar Odom attempted to drive to the basket for a dunk, only to watch KG send the ball out of the paint faster than it had entered.
Following that rejection, both Odom and Bynum stopped dead in their tracks, dropped their heads, and slumped their shoulders.
But until that moment, it seemed like Kendrick Perkins was administering his own punishment on the purple.
Of course, I realize my Celtic bias may taint my objectivity.
The above-linked article from MVN, apparently written by a member of the Laker faithful, confirms the Beast played every bit as well as we Celtics fans remember him playing.