Talk:2004 NBA Finals

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Former good article nominee 2004 NBA Finals was a Sports and recreation good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
September 3, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for 2004 NBA Finals:
  • Use – for scores and year ranges Done --danielfolsom 21:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • The reference section should have two columns Done--danielfolsom 21:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • "star-studded Lakers" - remove POV Done --danielfolsom 21:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • "The games were broadcast on ABC by Al Michaels and Doc Rivers. To promote the series, they used the Black Eyed Peas' song "Let's Get It Started", which they had also used throughout the 2004 NBA Playoffs." - this needs referencing Done --danielfolsom 21:52, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Put the roster section into tables Done --danielfolsom 21:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Put the officials in a table Done --danielfolsom 22:02, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Don't wikilink individual years Done - most of the links weren't years, they were basketball seasons represented by a year--danielfolsom 22:03, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Remove the trivia section or incorporate it into the article Done --danielfolsom 22:18, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • The article needs lots of references as at the moment it's all POV - Done --danielfolsom 20:45, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Fair Use for image Image Removed--danielfolsom 02:57, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Try add more description to the games sections, as this is the main part of the article it's too short

Picture selection.....[edit]

I don't have any better, but is it really a good idea to use the losing team in the picture to represent this event? Doesn't it miscontrue the event a tad? --MateoP 00:19, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

I also think it should be added that this was one of the biggest upsets in the history of professional sports. It really was. Everyone was picking the Lakers. Not even the Detroit Free Press was picking the Pistons.

Fair use rationale for Image:KobeGameWinner.jpg[edit]

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GA Review[edit]

Ok here's the review

  • First of all the image needs a fair use rationale
  • Use – for scores and year ranges
  • The reference section should have two columns
  • The article needs lots of references as at the momemt it's all POV
  • "star-studded Lakers" - remove POV
  • Try add more description to the games sections, as this is the main part of the article it's too short
  • Put the officials in a table
  • Remove the trivia section or incorporate it into the article
  • "The games were broadcast on ABC by Al Michaels and Doc Rivers. To promote the series, they used the Black Eyed Peas' song "Let's Get It Started", which they had also used throughout the 2004 NBA Playoffs." - this needs referencing
  • Don't wilink individual years

I'll fail it for now, once you have done all the above, message me on my talk page NapHit 17:16, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Put the roster section into tables

Naphit I would disagree with the references one - (this article needs a lot of references) - most of the text either falls under common knowledge or no one would doubt their truthfulness - which is ok as according to WP:REF you only cite sources when material is "challenged or likely to be challenged." I'm not really sure what's challenge-able here (besides major pov like "star-studded")--danielfolsom 21:54, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Ok - I just saw what you added as "cn" tags- and I'll find a source for it all - however some of the stuff I would again say falls under common knowledge. Almost everyone that knows anything about the NBA knows the Lakers won 3 in a row.--danielfolsom 20:10, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Done--danielfolsom 20:44, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but anyone who doesn't know the NBA won't know the Lakers won three in a row. NapHit 14:45, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
The article is still not there just yet, it needs more description, especially the games section, for example game four has only one sentence NapHit 14:07, 8 September 2007 (UTC)