The DVD is disappointing....sigh..... I expected so much more
The best way to describe this is that it's an upgraded re-hash of the special ESPN did on the Lakers during the 09-10 season with some Playoff/Finals footage. One thing that really surprised me about it is that it doesn't have the NBA holographic seal that all NBA products come with these days.
The picture quality is crap. If you have a HDTV it sits in a little box in the middle of your screen. Yes, I could have stretched it to fit the screen however I tend to watch things as they are (stretching the picture could decrease the quality).
The only reason is gets 2 stars is because, well, it the LAKERS and they beat boston for the championship. Had it been any other team it would have received the 1 star it deserves.
This DVD has a running time of around 85 minutes and pulls material from the ESPN documentary The Association: Los Angeles Lakers. It gives an overview of the Lakers' regular season and then quickly dives into the playoffs, and there it rapidly checks off the Lakers' progression thru the western conference. The meat of this documentary - and this part lasts about 45 minutes long - is devoted to comprehensive coverage of the Lakers-Celtics Finals, followed by the post-game celebrations. We see clips of the Lakers Victory Parade over the closing credits. Somewhere during all this, we also get very nice personal pieces focusing, respectively, on Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, and Phil Jackson.
The 2009-2010 Los Angeles Lakers season, and what I remember: Kobe's memorable game winners and his playing thru injuries; worrying about Ron Artest and for months wondering if we should've kept Ariza; Bynum's showing what he's made of, playing his bum knee in the playoffs; Gasol and Fish,...
As a long-time Laker fan, I know that any DVD on a successful season is worth watching, and so is this. But compared to the 08-09 DVD, this falls short. The 08-09 was more thorough, it contained highlights from a couple of top regular season games (CLE and BOS on Christmas Day), and even more fun, it had complete 4th quarters of a couple of key games. There were no such game videos on the the 09-10 DVD. If any 4th quarter was exciting, it was from game 7 against Boston. Shame on the producers for not including this. But, again, it wasn't bad, overall.
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