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Chandler always dreamed of thumping Lakers

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08:08 AM ET 05.02 | Dreams are coming true for Southern California native Tyson Chandler. He's always wanted a chance to knock off the Lakers. "Some players used to imagine themselves as other players," said Chandler, who moved throughout Southern California as a child and attended high school basketball powerhouse Compton Dominguez. "I used to imagine myself killing the Lakers. Hopefully, my dreams come true." Chandler's first basketball memories were watching the Showtime Lakers, who won five titles during the '80s. He was in high school when the next Lakers dynasty, featuring Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, emerged. But Chandler never envisioned himself in the purple and gold. Not that he was a fan of the Clippers. Chandler just wanted the challenge of beating the champs in his hometown.

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May 2, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Well no he will get his chance....UGH

May 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

FUEL!!!!!!

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May 2, 2011  08:38 AM ET

I would like to see Cuban knocking off P.Jackson.

May 2, 2011  08:39 AM ET

And I am waiting for a fight between Steve Blake and Jason Terry

May 2, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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Am hyped for this series!I shall pull for Dallas.

It's only fair since the world is rooting against your team. Chandler will soon realize not all dreams come true. Lakers in five

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May 2, 2011  08:45 AM ET

LOL! HA! If The Mavs Thump L.A. laker fans will cry hard.....

May 2, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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I heard that in he dirk-kobe era, this is the first meeting between them in the playoffs, is that true?If so, that's wild

Yep first time ever.....You figured they would have meet at least once in the past 11 years....

May 2, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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LOL! HA! If The Mavs Thump L.A. laker fans will cry hard.....

LOL....To bad it prob wont happen....I see it going 6 possibly even 7.....Game 1 will be the key to the series....

May 2, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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LOL....To bad it prob wont happen....I see it going 6 possibly even 7.....Game 1 will be the key to the series....

We'll just see if the Mavs can come out to play.... if they don't it will be tough for sure....

May 2, 2011  09:02 AM ET

It's all about the battle of the 6th men! Terry vs Odom!

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May 2, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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It's all about the battle of the 6th men! Terry vs Odom!

For Real.... If one doesn't show up on a given night when their needed, it will not look good for their respected team....

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May 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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It's only fair since the world is rooting against your team. Chandler will soon realize not all dreams come true. Lakers in five

Dallas wins this series.

May 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Yep first time ever.....You figured they would have meet at least once in the past 11 years....

Interesting...

May 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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LOL....To bad it prob wont happen....I see it going 6 possibly even 7.....Game 1 will be the key to the series....

Usually game 5 is the "key" to a series of 7 games.

 
May 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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By the looks of yesterday's game. We'll cry together.

LOL! HA!!!

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