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Here is the smoking gun for the Lakers 12th vs. 17th title argument. Lakers PA announcer Lawrence Tanter says the Lakers are 6-time World Champs in 2000 (8:08 mark). At some point in the 2000s LA just thought it would be cool to count the Minny titles. https://t.co/uXglkcgd0B
— Matt Burke (@matt_burke_44) October 12, 2020
No they aren't @MagicJohnson. And you signed team licensed memorabilia proving it.
— Mike From Woburn (@MikeFromWoburn) October 12, 2020
The NBA and the media want you to believe the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th championship last night with a thorough beatdown of the Miami Heat in Game 6.
But we are here to remind you that the Lakers themselves refused to include the 5 titles won by the Minneapolis franchise until the early 2000s. I’m willing to bet some marketing guru reset the numbers as Kobe and Shaq started accumulating titles and saw a window to catch Boston.
On Page 2, we congratulate Playoff RONDO!!!!!!
— NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2020
Rajon is the 2nd player to win a title with the Celtics and Lakers (Clyde Lovellette won with Boston and Minnesota). RR had 19 points on 8-11 FG in Game 6 and his 105 assists in the playoffs are the most by a bench player in one postseason since 1970-71.
Never forget that most Laker fans (and analytics nerds) crapped on Rondo’s game all season long.
The Rajon Rondo apology needs to be as loud as the disrespect was. 🗣 pic.twitter.com/7vUIluX4JH
— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) October 4, 2020