America Deserves a Great NBA Finals, and We’re Getting One.

June 11th, 2010 by K. D. James Leave a reply »
With the series appropriately tied 2-2, I cannot be any happier than at this moment, seeing two titans like the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics vie for the Larry O'Brien trophy in June.

Yes, there's obvious excitement across the globe for a sport that doesn't require the use of hands but uses a smaller ball, but from Boston to L.A. and back, we're seeing all kinds of fireworks displayed in the Finals.

Here we have the all-everything superstar Kobe Bryant trying again to prove the world wrong by winning his fifth title in 11 years, his second consecutive one without Shaquille O'Neal.

Then there's the Big Three in Boston, comprising Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen, who are rumored to be getting longer in the tooth and not as effective as in years past, due to their age (mid-30s).

Also, we have Pau Gasol, the most dominant big man in the league right now, who's trying to quell rumors that because he's from Europe (Spain), he's still soft. His equally tall partner Andrew Bynum has been more assertive (though still oft-injured) in the postseason than in previous seasons, making Kobe less and less likely to request ...

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