2010 NBA Finals: In the Forum and Allen vs. Odom

June 14th, 2010 by Erik Landau Leave a reply »
It has now been a decade since the NBA has played a game in the Great Western Forum (now simply known as the Forum), but wouldn't it be something if Game Six and the possible Game Seven were in the Forum.

I know, I know, this is not going to happen, but go with this possibility for a moment.

It's the Lakers and the Celtics. The most storied rivalry in basketball history. So many memories within the years of play—from the days of West and Baylor versus Russell and today with Kobe and Pau against Pierce and K.G.

The Boston Garden is torn down, done for. It has been gone and so has the ability to see ball being played there on that bright green court. The city of Boston cannot physically bring back the past.

The Forum, on the other hand, still stands barely used today—except for church services of the Faithful Central Bible Church.

On Oct. 9th of 2009, we were able to witness a preseason game played here, but it's just not the same. What we need is an annual agreement that when it's Celtics vs. Lakers, that Inglewood is the place that is buzzing.

Games Six, and possibly Seven, would be fitting for this ...

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