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Fans in New Jersey were up to no good last week during the NBA Finals, but we couldn't quite figure out what these bricklayers had to do with it. So, we asked our readers for their take on this week's Mystery Photo. Here are the best of the more than 1,200 responses we received.
"Hey Sacramento! You're here in spirit!"
Nobody in New Jersey could figure out where to put the square peg in this Finals' puzzle.
"Look everyone!! One hole for every player on the Laker's team. Wait! There's one too many!"
A blissful Conan O'Brien savors the Lakers' championship win, seemingly unaware of the postgame riot ensuing behind him.
Fans in New Jersey help display a giant replica of the state flower at Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Construction is now under way for the building that will house Kobe's ego.
"This is the worst gas station bathroom keychain EVER!"
"BR-OOM, you dummy! Not BR-ICK!"
Let's see if the Nets can fall to the Lakers faster than this huge brick can hit the floor!
Shaq called. He wants his free throw back.
Remember kids: there's no justice, like angry mob justice.
God, unaware of the repurcussions, also s#!% a brick when He found out the Nets were in the NBA Finals.
Unsure what to do in the NBA Finals, fans in New Jersey applaud local masons.
Mr. O'Neal, your victory brownie is served.
New Jersey fans had the perfect parting gift for Shaq toward his participation in a little championship rioting once he returned to Los Angeles.
In an unprescedented act of martyrdom, Lakers and Nets fans alike risked all as they conspired to crush each television camera filming this miserable series with a giant brick -- thereby puting home viewers out of their misery.
"Dude, just put the costume on, I'm tellin' you! A friend of my mother's hairdersser told me that, in her free time, one of the Laker Girls is a bricklayer."
"Look what we got through airport security!"
Here we see New Jersey fans showcasing their latest idea on how to keep Mark Madsen in his seat.
Fans rejoice after their fiber consumption finally takes effect.
In true Jersey style, take the Nets' chances, tie 'em to this, and throw it off the 59th street bridge into the East River -- not a friggin' chance.
And here is the real caption from Allsport: Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets fans hold up a giant brick June 12 during Game 4 of the 2002 NBA Finals at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Gregory Katz/ NBAE/ Getty Images)