Saturday, May 31, 2008

NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

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It took 21 years in the making, but finally, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are facing each other once again in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers

For all the Kobe-hating I've done this year, you just have to admire his talent. And even though I didn't want the Lakers in the Finals this year, I expected nothing less from the MVP. With Pau Gasol taking care of the paint and some of the scoring load, Derrick Fisher providing veteran leadership on court, Kobe is free to do what he does best--scare his opponents into submission. What else is different this year? I think this year Kobe learned leadership.

The Celtics
On the other hand, leadership is something Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen have shown for most of their career. It's too bad they didn't have much of a team to lead before. It's different this year, with the Big 3, Rajon Rondo, a ragtag bench of veterans and newbies with the heart of champions, the might just go all the way.

The 2008 NBA Championship

So who takes the golden ball this year? I predict Celtics in 7 games. I'm rooting for KG, Ray ray and Paul Pierce's first of potentially 3 rings. You don't agree? It doesn't matter, on June 5, the age old rivalry is renewed. No matter who wins, we win.

3 comments:

joyfulchicken said...

Wanna bet on it? :-P I'm rooting for the Celtics too, but I see Lakers in 5. The Lakers clearly have the better team and the better coach.

philos said...

Hmm... what bet do you have in mind? Would you accept a bet that goes

You win: Lakers win in 5

I win: Lakers doesn't win in 5?

Lester said...

Me thinks Lakers in 6.