All Is Well in Laker Land

Adrian EspinozaContributor IApril 28, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the first quarter while taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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I write this with the game still going on but long over. Its the 4th quarter of game 5 and the Lakers are up 93-64. In a must win game not only did the Lakers win they straight out dominated. This series reminds me of the series that were played against the Kings back in the day with the home teams usually coming out on top. Hell the Thunder even have thier own Vlade Jr in Collison who flops so damn much but keeps on getting the calls. Besides the flopping something needs to be done with the ref's, how does Durant always end up on the line yet Kobe is not getting the same calls?

Having getting blown out in OKC in game 4 a lot of people were already jumping on the Thunder bandwagon. The champs should shut up all the nay sayers for a couple of days at least. They need to go into the game this coming friday and play with the fire that they did tonight. They killed the Thunder in the paint with easy look after easy look. Gasol was a beast and Bynum looked real good. Guess who else came to play Ron Ron is back and showed why he was signed in the off season.

At 31 years old Kobe has been unfairly labled as long in the tooth. He is injury plagued right now. From his finger to his ankle the guy is hurting but yet the so called experts are suggesting that he lost a step already. These people cant wait for him to fall which i dont expect for at least a good 4 years or more. I do think that Kobe needs to take time off ater the season to heal and forget about the summer games. Kobe showed tonight why he is the MVP. He took the kid to school in the paint. Steping back like he was going to shoot his fade away jumper instead he stepped back in and layed it up. It was a great move which brought the fans out the seats.

Heading to a 3-2 lead in the series the Lakers can and should close it out Friday. With the playoffs shaping up the way they are they could face the Spurs in the next round and the Jazz or Suns in the next. I dont see either of those 3 team's beating the Lakers. And should they meet up with Cleavland in the finals Lebron has a hurt elbow that had his arm hanging like a wet noodle in the early game today. Back to back titles are in the future but they need to close out the Thunder first.