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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Los Angeles Lakers: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Los Angeles Lakers History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012



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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    Okay, but not a must-read.

    This book was okay. I learned a lot about the Lakers that I never knew. But believe it or not, the author spent more time talking about baseball and football then the actual Lakers. Most of the chapters all seemed to repeatedly talk about the same players and the same games over and over again. The author's descriptions of things gets very annoying, almost as if he made the comparisons up. He also badmouths many coaches and players. This author is obviously a wanna-be coach.
    You'll learn quite a bit from this book, but I don't recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2009

    Reliving the Glorious Victories and Most Brutal Defeats

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Los Angeles Lakers is about the history of the Los Angeles Lakers. Like many of the sports teams today, the Lakers did not start in Los Angeles. After buying the team in 1965, Jack Kent Cooke moved the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles and built the Los Angles Forum (otherwise known as the Fabulous Forum). Although they had a mediocre stay in Minneapolis, their start in Los Angeles wasn¿t has great either. It was until 1972 when they won their first NBA title. The sad thing is that Laker great, Elgin Baylor, had to retire early that season due to injury; boy, he sure missed out: an NBA championship and a record 33 straight wins. After a dry spell, the Lakers went back on top and renewed a familiar rivalry. Starting in 1984, for three years in the 1980s, the Lakers and hated rival Boston Celtics met in the NBA Finals. They would lose that series 4 games to 3, as they did in the `50s and `60s. But they would change the trend. Led by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers finally defeated the Celtics 4-2 in 1985. ¿It was sweet redemption.¿ They would repeat their success against the Celtics the very next time they faced each other in 1987. After another dry spell, the Lakers were able to get two dynamic players with a lot of potential: Shaquille O¿Neal and rookie Kobe Bryant, along with 6 time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson. In their first year in their new stadium, STAPLES Center, they won the NBA championship. Year after that, they did it again, and again after, making it a three-peat. ¿It was almost too easy, especially for old-time Lakers fans who had suffered through so much disappointment.¿ Although the Shaq-Kobe era has ended, Kobe and Phil are trying to return the old Laker pride back into the city of Los Angeles, and we should all believe they will do us proud. <BR/> Even though this was a great book, it did have its flaws. I might be being a little biased but I was expecting a little bit more stories of what the Lakers have recently done. The thing I liked most about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Los Angeles Lakers was, of course, the history of the Lakers. As big as a fan as I am, I really learned much of what I know today from reading this book. I learned of the great things they did, and the adversity they had to battle to get to get to the top. What is also pretty amazing is the little side notes almost all the pages contain. Overall, this book was a great book that any Laker fan would enjoy. ¿I was hooked. The Lakers became my team. And they have always remained my team.¿

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    Posted May 21, 2011

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