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NBA Monday - Christmas Day

AceMaan
12-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Nothing sacarstic about this title thread but is he indeed injured.......the odds for hime scoring above 27.5 points @1.83 with ladbrokes looks like a steal!......................

bad gambler
12-24-2006, 08:38 PM
He isn't injured per se, but has a bad case of the flu

Has been bed ridden all yesterday

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 12:56 AM
LA LAKERS pk OVER 200.5
MIAMI HEAT pk UNDER 200.5

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 01:02 AM
Clearly nothing can be done until we know what Kobe is up to

Mr Flamboyant
12-25-2006, 04:01 AM
Fancy the Lakers if Kobe's in and close to 100% ..

xcrap
12-25-2006, 07:42 AM
fade the public on this one :)

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 11:23 AM
Kobe is fine

Picking a side in this one is a coin toss IMO, Lakers are the better all round and talented team but at home on a special day like Christmas it is just hard to fade Wade.

I haven't played a total in a while in the NBA but given both teams have had a couple of days rest, expect the Lakers scoring juggernaut on the road to continue.

OVER 200.5 Heat v Lakers


good luck

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 11:37 AM
Interesting read this article, thought I would share.

Kobe on Shaq: Sour split 'a shame'

By DAN LE BATARD


20 ANSWERS: Los Angeles Lakes All-Star guard Kobe Bryant answers 20 of Dan Le Batard's questions.

Twenty questions with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant:
Q: What's the greatest perk involved with being Kobe Bryant?
A: Access. To people. To things. If I want to buy something, it just takes a couple of calls and I get a great deal. I'm looking into buying a helicopter, for example. It's going to eliminate traffic. It'll take me only 15 minutes to get to games.
Q: What is your greatest weakness?
A: Caramel apples with nuts. I live 15 minutes from Disneyland, and I'll go over there just to get them. I can destroy five of those things in a couple of minutes.
Q: Something you believe in that very few people do?
A: Extraterrestrial activities. I believe in UFOs. I'm not a UFO nut, but I believe in life on other planets.
Q: Your greatest basketball-related regret?
A: Not being able to work out the relationship with Shaquille O'Neal. We accomplished so much together. It's a shame that it ended on a sour note. There was a lot that played into that situation, but if I had to do it over again, I'd communicate better. I'd initiate more of the conversation.
Q: Outside of family, three people who put you in your place?
A: Phil Jackson. That's it. In my entrepreneurial endeavors, I'm the boss. I delegate, provide a compass and direction and freedom. But I make the decisions.
Q: Most hurtful thing you've ever read about yourself?
A: I try not to read clippings, but people saying I'm selfish is always bothersome. I'm far from that. I do what's necessary. I facilitate. There are going to be nights I've got to carry the load if people are struggling, but I'm not selfish.
Q: Greatest pet peeve?
A: Dog poop. Hate it. You don't understand. We have two dogs. I won't go into a room if they've pooped in it. Someone has to clean that up. Something bad must have happened to me as a child with dog poop.
Q: Three traits you most admire in others?
A: Determination. Never making any excuses. And people loving what they do.
Q: During the time before the **** trail, how would you describe the scrutiny and pain of your darkest time?
A: I'm extremely religious. Everybody has a cross to bear, and I had to pick mine up and carry it. But I try to keep things in perspective. This was not a Katrina-victim cross. I didn't lose a loved one or a child. That's what faith will do. You reach bottom, and you can't carry the cross anymore, God carries it for you. My faith was OK before that, but that time enlightened me to His strength. There's enlightenment at the bottom.
Q: You do a lot of charity work. What's the most moved you've ever been during one of those experiences?
A: Whoa. Working with Make-A-Wish. This summer in Vegas, meeting a terminally ill kid. Carlos. We kicked it for five hours before he passed away. He was excited, but he was hurting so much it was hard for him to show it. It really, really touched me. You have to keep it together, though. You can't cry. They want a good time. You can't be sad, depressed in front of them. They want you as yourself. Meeting you is their dream, a dying wish, so you have to keep it together and remember the size of that responsibility.
Q: Give me an off-court example of how unreasonably competitive you are.
A: Being competitive when playing my 3-year-old daughter in Candyland? My daughter has gotten really mad playing me at Concentration. We were playing that memory game, and I knew where the winning cards were, and she didn't. I was a little tempted to turn them over. But my wife was watching, and she said I better not. So I conceded.
Q: You have the reputation of being distant and aloof with teammates. Give me an example that validates that and one that refutes that.
A: I'm just not aloof, period. That's just a misconception. The guys on the team are like little brothers to me. We eat together. Birthday bash for my kid at my house with all the kids. I play cards with them, video games. People just don't know me, but I'm trying to change that. I haven't had an opportunity to let people know me because I've been so, so focused on my game, but I don't want misconceptions about me when my career is over.
Q: Are you better than Dwyane Wade?
A: That's an unfair question. That's not for me to say. We're so different. We do different things. I won't play the game of 'who is better?' I don't get into that at all.
Q: Favorite athlete to watch, any sport?
A: ``Love LaDainian Tomlinson. Our sport: Carmelo [Anthony], LeBron [James], Dwyane. I'm a big soccer guy -- Ronaldhino.''
Q: Three traits most responsible for your greatness?
A: Passion. I have that beyond belief. This isn't work to me. It's a passion, an obsession. Commitment. And great mentors. A lot of guys have long arms, quick feet, leaping ability. I'm not the fastest. Every advantage I have is because of preparation.
Q: Give the layman an example of what kind of ridiculous shape you are in. The most extreme example of your fitness?
A: I've got really big lungs. I did a stress test. Twenty minutes on a treadmill on incline at the highest level. I wasn't even breathing hard at all, no problem. The doctors said afterward that I must have kept myself in great shape over the summer, but I didn't run once over the summer because of my knee. I get up at 4:30 in the morning for workouts, though. I work out several times a day. On hard days, I'll work out for eight hours. I hurt my ankle, the therapist is there until 2 in the morning.
Q: What is your wardrobe worth?
A: [Whistles] I have a variety of garments, a lot of custom-made stuff by Gucci. My wife is my stylist. You go into my closet, it's probably over $800,000.
Q: Four words or phrases you'd use to describe yourself to a stranger?
A: Funny, with a dry humor. Family. Hardworking. Misunderstood.
Q: Most awestruck you've ever been meeting someone?
A: Magic Johnson, by far. I was 17, and he walked into the gym. I couldn't speak. Didn't know whether to call him Earvin or Mr. Johnson or Magic.
Q: Toughest player for you to guard?
A: A lot of them. So many great ones. Carmelo Gilbert Arenas. Michael Redd. Anyone can light you up.

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Best player in the world, no doubt in my mind and best I have seen since Jordan

sports freak
12-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Agree on the Over 200.5pts,also leaning on Wade pk!!!Think he might have a big game infront of home fans,but the main thing is his getting some back up atm which he will need!!!

Shootout in Miami,with Wade comin up big,could we see a Buzzer beater!!

betowiec
12-25-2006, 03:16 PM
tx for posting this article Bg

Finns4
12-25-2006, 04:53 PM
Lakers will lead early imo Kobe will set the pace. Im on Over 200.5 as well im just worried about the HEAT being shut out in the 2nd half meaning a more 99-81 or 103- 90 score line. So im only going small coz i can watch the game live but Overs is def the only play for me. Bring on a 103-100 score line of 109-106

betowiec
12-25-2006, 05:16 PM
Fakers -1 @ 1.962

sports freak
12-25-2006, 06:08 PM
If Kobe's got a bad case of the Flu,his energy levels will be right down!!it will be interesting to see how much minutes he gets cos i get the feeling he might see only 3/4 of the match at the max!!!

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 07:33 PM
Got Miami to win @2.00 and Kobe Bryant to score above 27.5 @1.83.....as a hedge

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 07:35 PM
Here we go 5-2 Miami

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Early advantaGE FOR
MIAMI 17-8

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 07:58 PM
24-14 Miami

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:00 PM
26-16 Wade with 10....overshadowing Bryant at the moment

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:01 PM
-14 lakers after 1/4

took lakers @ 3.79 after one quarter

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:05 PM
Wade is on fire today

xcrap
12-25-2006, 08:08 PM
wake up kobe

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:09 PM
Kobe maybe still nursing flu from the looks

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:25 PM
letssssssssssssssss go Mambaaaaa

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:31 PM
Lakers minus whatever for me second half

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:33 PM
Assuming they are going to be behind

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:34 PM
41-35...Lakers fighting back

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:35 PM
lakers -6, that's a lot better

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:36 PM
Lakers minus whatever for me second half

no faith in the champs?

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:38 PM
no faith in the champs?

Lakers young brigade are so much quicker then the old legs in Miami - 1st qtr nerves IMO

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:39 PM
ddespite the fact lakers playing so poorly in the first half, still only down by single digits, so plenty of hope for the lakers backers (including me)

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:42 PM
Bryant patheitc with four points.....

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:42 PM
2nd half lakers should be -1

down by 7 at the half
40:47

-3........i think i will pass given i have them for the whole game

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:42 PM
lets see those lines...

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:44 PM
Kobe not getting much minutes in the 1st half!!

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 08:46 PM
this should go down to the wire...with Miami holding the slight edge at the moment

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:46 PM
Over 100pts 2nd half is the play imho!!!!

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:47 PM
+/-3

O/u 100.5

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:47 PM
Kobe not getting much minutes in the 1st half!!

he played 17 minutes, which is not low

a bit below his average

Finns4
12-25-2006, 08:48 PM
Watchin the game live on TV Lakers are playing much better and the heat look tired. Lakers have had alot of chances and they will get alot more in the 2nd half. They just have to turn the chances into points. Is the game in tv in australia?

Taking Lakers 2nd half line, seeing as Over is pritty much dead expecting Kobe to fire up in the 2nd

Waitin on 2nd half line also lookin @ First to 20 points on Lakers

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:48 PM
Leaning on Wade +2.5pts 2nd half but the overs look more tempting!!!!

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:49 PM
Lakers keep jacking up the 3's, I don't want to see that happening 2H

Lakers -3 for me

Still waiting on an alternate line so I can get on Lakers to win this game, I still think they can do it

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:51 PM
Watchin the game live on TV Lakers are playing much better and the heat look tired. Lakers have had alot of chances and they will get alot more in the 2nd half. They just have to turn the chances into points. Is the game in tv in australia?

Taking Lakers 2nd half line, seeing as Over is pritty much dead expecting Kobe to fire up in the 2nd

Waitin on 2nd half line also lookin @ First to 20 points on Lakers

Unfortunatley is not on T.V :sad:

betowiec
12-25-2006, 08:51 PM
Lakers keep jacking up the 3's, I don't want to see that happening 2H

Lakers -3 for me

Still waiting on an alternate line so I can get on Lakers to win this game, I still think they can do it

their ml is at 2.7 right now

grabbed it at 3.79 after 1/4

Finns4
12-25-2006, 08:51 PM
Lakers ML $2.60 and Lakers -3 for me $100 on each plus $50 on over 200.5 still in play

good luck

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:52 PM
I'll take them live instead, $2.70

gl

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Lakers keep jacking up the 3's, I don't want to see that happening 2H

Lakers -3 for me

Still waiting on an alternate line so I can get on Lakers to win this game, I still think they can do it

...

Finns4
12-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Bet 365 have OVER 187.5 @ $2.00 looks tempting to thats only 100 points 2

sports freak
12-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Lakers keep jacking up the 3's, I don't want to see that happening 2H

Lakers -3 for me

Still waiting on an alternate line so I can get on Lakers to win this game, I still think they can do it

I cant see them honestly winning when Wade is going off but good luck!!

Finns4
12-25-2006, 08:54 PM
Wade isnt playing to crash hot, he's playing well but not enough for me 2 not bet on LA

Finns4
12-25-2006, 08:56 PM
bit of fun to $15 bucks on 3rd qtr points exactly 50 @ $16

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Ok lets go lakers

sports freak
12-25-2006, 09:01 PM
Bet 365 have OVER 187.5 @ $2.00 looks tempting to thats only 100 points 2

More then tempting to be honest,the boys are only warming up!!

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:02 PM
I just forgot I was on the over as well!! I placed the bet last night and completely forgot :rolls:

Lets go Lakers and points!!!

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:05 PM
Ok forget the over, go Mamba boys

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:07 PM
KObe waking up

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:11 PM
This is so frustrating, both are settling for jump shots

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Kobe Bryant need 18 points in 16 minutes

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:19 PM
Kobe 12

betowiec
12-25-2006, 09:20 PM
come on Lakers, only -13

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:24 PM
c;mon kobe 6 points b4 end of this quarter

betowiec
12-25-2006, 09:29 PM
tough one to lose that 50point Q man

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:30 PM
We need a Christmas special from #24 in the final qtr

Finns4
12-25-2006, 09:32 PM
Dam it Farmar should of just hit the last free throw and i would of be $300 richer anywho will settle for the tip in 1 point close to the Heat

Come on Kobe

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:34 PM
c'mon Kobe!

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:34 PM
We need a Christmas special from #24 in the final qtr

(because at the moment he is getting owned by Wade)

betowiec
12-25-2006, 09:35 PM
(because at the moment he is getting owned by Wade)


kobe resting, wade is playing.............

rest for wade comoing up

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 09:36 PM
let fly now Kobe

betowiec
12-25-2006, 09:38 PM
-14....................i am losing my hopes

bad gambler
12-25-2006, 09:40 PM
On to the NFL for me, see you in the in game thread :lol:

Olao
12-25-2006, 09:55 PM
Kobe is fine

Picking a side in this one is a coin toss IMO, Lakers are the better all round and talented team but at home on a special day like Christmas it is just hard to fade Wade.

I haven't played a total in a while in the NBA but given both teams have had a couple of days rest, expect the Lakers scoring juggernaut on the road to continue.

OVER 200.5 Heat v Lakers


good luck

Let us just call that a spot-on comment...:cool:

betowiec
12-25-2006, 09:59 PM
Fakers -1 @ 1.962

lost and the 3.79 ml taken after 1 is lost too

AceMaan
12-25-2006, 10:01 PM
what will happen when Shaq is back....these guys will stroll thru the eastern conference