California Love: Can the Los Angeles Lakers Tie the NBA Finals Back Up?

June 15th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
"California...knows how to party
California...knows how to party
In the citaaay of L.A.
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts
In the citaaay, the city of Compton
We keep it rockin! We keep it rockin!"

— 2Pac, "California Love"


It's when you become a true Lakers legend. The real deal. It's what makes you the best of the best, with not only being mentioned the best with the Lakers, but one of the best in NBA history. As a Lakers player, to accomplish that, you have to do one simple thing:

Beat the Boston Celtics.

Why else is Magic Johnson considered the greatest? Yes, he is a five-time champion, but he also has beaten the Celtics—twice.

Kobe Bryant, No. 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers, can be considered the best. You hold a couple of records with the team, and are the team-leader in points. You have been clutch, and have made seven NBA Finals' appearances. But there's that one thing that stands in your way:

Beating the Boston Celtics.

Can it happen? It can. But Bryant and Lakers are going to have to be real determined. The Celtics have shown that they're ...

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