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2011 May 08, American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas -

Amidst the chants of “Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, GOODBYYYE” in the arena the Dallas Mavericks do a little Spring Cleaning and get out the brooms to sweep the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0. Even though Kobe Bryant came out on fire and tried to completely dominate the game he didn’t seem to have the supporting cast to help him. He went down fighting but some of his teammates left him hanging and just gave up.

Here are a few shots from Game 4.

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Introductions

Country Music Singer Jack Ingram performs the National Anthem for Game 4
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Kobe Bryant walks through the line for his introduction
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dancers

Los Angeles Lakers

Ron Artest, who was suspended for game 3 for a cheap clothesline shot he committed on JJ Barea in Game 2, goes up for a lay up. He was pretty much a non factor in this game as well as Matt Barnes who are supposed to be serious role players.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Ron Artest

Lamar Odom #7

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Lamar Odom

Pau Gasol #16Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Pau Gasol

Andrew BynumLos Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Andrew Bynum, Tyson Chandler

Phil Jackson was after a 3-peat this season but fell a little short in achieving that goal. Per Jackson he retired after this game.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Coach Phil Jackson last game

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

Hood Rat Basketball

Once the Lakers realized they were done and were not going to be able to win this game, or the series for that matter two players decided to play as if they were on their local neighborhood park court.

Lamar Odom got upset at Dirk I guess because Dirk fouled him, then swatted away a practice shot Odom made before a free throw. On the play after his free throws Odom forearmed Nowitzki and knocked him down at center court. Odom was ejected immediately.

Below is the shot of Odom on the free throw line as he stares down Dirk before his ejection.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Lamar Odom, Dirk Nowitzki
Below is a shot of Odom being escorted out of the arena by security and Dallas Police.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Lamar Odom

Hood Rat Hoops Pt. 2
Only a few minutes into the 4th quarter 7 foot Andrew Bynum decided he’d had enough of a whippin so he throws a forearm under the arm of 6 foot JJ Barea and send him flying to the floor. One of the most punk moves I’ve seen in professional basketball. Below Bynum is walking away as he’s immediately ejected and Barea lays on the court to the left of the photo.

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Andrew Bynum ejected

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Andrew Bynum ejected

Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant
DeShawn Stevenson of the Mavericks gave Kobe fits all night and here’s a shot of Kobe trying to get away from him
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Kobe Bryant

Dallas Mavericks

DeShawn Stevenson
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Deshawn Stevenson
Jose Juan ‘JJ’ Barea

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs JJ Barea

Tyson Chandler

Below Tyson gives out a war cry after being fouled.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Jason Kidd
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

This is probably my best dunk shot of the year from any player I’ve shot. Chandler usually gives some serious emotion when he makes a big play so I usually stay ready for him.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Dirk Nowitzki aka Swish41
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki #41
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki #41
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki #41
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki #41
NBA Record

Jason Terry and Peja Stojakovic, and a couple more Mavs combined for 20 made 3 pointers in Game 4 to set an NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a Playoff game. Terry set the record and hit 9 out of 10 3-point shots while Peja dropped 6-3′s out of 6 attempts.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Jason Terry

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Jason Terry

Final

‘Phil’s Last Stand’- Phil Jackson pulls out his starters in the last 4+ minutes and gives in to the Mavericks and series. What a blessin to be able to have shot Phil several times in the past few years.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban looks to the crowd in the last minutes of the game.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Kobe Bryant gives Mavericks owner a hug after the game.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

Kobe Bryants gives Dallas coach Rick Carlisle a hug.
Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

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