2010 NBA Finals: Lakers Playing Like They Want Their Lunch Money Back

June 4th, 2010 by Carl Cockerham Leave a reply »
Thursday night's match up between basketball titans Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Cetics was quite a surprise to many. They may not have been surprized that the Lakers won at home but the manner in which they won was the story.

In 2008, the Lakers were bullied into submission and took their lunch money as they took the series in six games. With Trevor Ariza and Andrew Bynum out with injuries, Pau Gasol was forced to play center and was tossed around the paint like salad by Kendrick Perkins.

Lamarr Odom had to start at power forward and struggled with Kevin Garnette. That was not all of it. Paul Pierce looked like the best player to ever play the game because he had Vladamir Rodmanavich guarding him.

Two years later, the Lakers want their lunck money back. The Lakers came back to challege their bully with new addition Ron Artest and a healthier Bynum. Artest would show his new teammates the way early as he wrestled Pierce to the hard wood in pursuit of rebound positioning.

From there the "smack down" would begin. While Kobe was his usual 30 point scoring self, Gasol surprised many with his abuse of Garnette ...

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