A real brickhouse
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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!"
Joey Robinson

Nobody in New Jersey could figure out where to put the square peg in this Finals' puzzle.
Bradford Kracht
Olathe, Kan.

"Look everyone!! One hole for every player on the Laker's team. Wait! There's one too many!"
Ben Schultes
Cedar Falls, Iowa

A blissful Conan O'Brien savors the Lakers' championship win, seemingly unaware of the postgame riot ensuing behind him.
Tom H
Baltimore, Md.

Fans in New Jersey help display a giant replica of the state flower at Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Mark McLaughlin

Construction is now under way for the building that will house Kobe's ego.
Danny Cook

"This is the worst gas station bathroom keychain EVER!"
Chris Perry
Medford, Mass.

"BR-OOM, you dummy! Not BR-ICK!"
Brian Edge
Danbury, Conn.

Let's see if the Nets can fall to the Lakers faster than this huge brick can hit the floor!
New York, N.Y.

Shaq called. He wants his free throw back.
Kevin Joseph

Remember kids: there's no justice, like angry mob justice.
M. Thomas
Ridgefield, Conn.

God, unaware of the repurcussions, also s#!% a brick when He found out the Nets were in the NBA Finals.
Scott Malecki
South Plainfield, N.J.

Unsure what to do in the NBA Finals, fans in New Jersey applaud local masons.
James Jensen
Las Vegas

Mr. O'Neal, your victory brownie is served.
Andy Casper
Seattle, Wash.

New Jersey fans had the perfect parting gift for Shaq toward his participation in a little championship rioting once he returned to Los Angeles.
Jack Clifford
Tallahassee, Fla.

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.
Daryl Aldice
Columbus, Ohio

"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."
New York, N.Y.

"Look what we got through airport security!"
John Coburn
New York, N.Y.

Here we see New Jersey fans showcasing their latest idea on how to keep Mark Madsen in his seat.
Cole Dougherty
Princeton, N.J.

Fans rejoice after their fiber consumption finally takes effect.
Chapel Hill, N.C.

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.
Bob Dustin
Johnson, Vt.

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)


Mystery Photo responses June 6: It's Showtime!

Mystery Photo responses May 29: Slap Shot III

Mystery Photo responses May 22: Ready to rumble

Mystery Photo responses May 16: 'I thought you were a lefty'

Mystery Photo responses May 13: Gettin' buzzed

Mystery Photo responses May 6: Model citizens

Mystery Photo responses April 30: Double shots

Mystery Photo responses April 23: Beyond Yankees domes

Mystery Photo responses April 17: Take a number

Mystery Photo responses April 10: Off-Broadway BP

Mystery Photo responses April 3: Ahoy, Matey

Mystery Photo responses March 15: Duck, it's Costner

Mystery Photo responses March 4: Ohno, it's Katie!

Mystery Photo responses Feb.25: Pairs who share

Mystery Photo responses Feb. 6: Two minutes for stripping

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 25: Fore!

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 18: Look into my eyes

Mystery Photo responses Jan. 7: Eye of the Hurricanes

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 31: Might as well jump

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 19: Saint Nicked

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 10: Mac attack

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 3: Swept away

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 26: Tastes like chicken ...

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 19: At least these are in team colors

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 9: You can't hide

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 2: Trick or Treat?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 26: 'So the priest says ...'

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 19: Hello?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 12: Tennis, everyone?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 7: He shoots, he ...

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 28: Safe at home

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 21: Coming up short

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 18: Hat tricks

Mystery Photo Sept. 7: Tough shot

Mystery Photo Aug. 31: Oh, Danny boy!

Mystery Photo Aug. 24: Baby doll

Mystery Photo Aug. 17: Wild night at the ballpark

Mystery photo Aug. 10: Doubles divas

Mystery photo Aug. 3: Hoops, I did it again

Mystery photo July 27: I've got it!

Mystery photo July 20 extras: Fiddling with captions

Mystery photo July 20: The Devil you say?

Mystery photo July 13: The BoSox Boys

Mystery photo July 6: Reunited...

Mystery photo June 29: This just in ...

Mystery photo June 22: Caught in the act

Mystery photo June 18: What's up with Bobby Cox?

Mystery photo June 8: Kobe Bryant plugged

Mystery photo June 1: Something about Shaq

Mystery photo May 25: Two wild and crazy guys

Mystery photo May 17: Nothing but net

Mystery photo May 11: Tim and Jerry

Mystery photo May 3: Drop 'em

Mystery photo April 27: Great seats, eh?

Mystery photo April 23: Ready, aim ...

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