Celtics-Lakers: Good for the Casual Fan, Terrible for the Rest of Us

May 30th, 2010 by John Stebbins Leave a reply »
Another Lakers-Celtics NBA Final? Excuse me while I yawn my way to the remote.

Spare me that “Two storied franchises” line, which I heard as a kid by Brent Musburger in 1987. Yes, I know they are. I’ve seen it for years. Go ahead, show all the pictures/film of Cousy, Russell, Chamberlain, Havlicek, West, Cowens, Kareem and Magic, Bird and McHale, Worthy, Parish, Shaq and Kobe and Pierce, Allen and Garnett. My response will be “Really? After following this league my whole life, I had no freakin’ idea!” After all, I got the same history lesson two years ago.

Admittedly, one fact must remain: They did win it. They did beat all the competition - this year and in the past - to achieve this. I can’t say how much they deserve it before the mid-1980s, when I began following the game, but to call it a good thing for the casual fan is an insult to armies of hardcore fans who has sat hungry at the expense of two franchises who have feasted.

Want an interesting stat? When the Celtics ended their “agonizingly long drought” of 22 years without a ring, the average drought for the entire league was…22 ...

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