Chatter will only get louder unless Lakers beat Celtics

BY foxsports • February 9, 2011

By Billy Witz

BOSTON -- What if the Celtics and Lakers played a basketball game and nobody cared?

That certainly appeared to be the case Wednesday after the Lakers' practice at Emerson College was opened up to reporters, where the questions were all about Andrew Bynum, Carmelo Anthony and one distraction after another.

"I haven't given it a second thought," said Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson, a day after an ESPN report that the Nuggets and Lakers had preliminary talks about a deal took on a life of its own.

Well, then, what about a first thought?

"My thought is,

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