Lakers Shouldn’t Be the Only Angry Team During This Year’s Finals

May 31st, 2010 by jeremy hansen Leave a reply »
Funny how things change isn't it? Or maybe more correctly, it's funny how they stay the same.

I remember a couple of years ago when I had learned that my second-favorite basketball team of all-time (behind my hometown warriors of course), the Celtics had acquired two NBA all-stars in an attempt to revive their franchise and become champions once again. 

That first year of the newly-deemed "Big Three" in Boston couldn't have gone more smoothly with the Celtics out-muscling, out-working, and all-in-all out-playing  the Los Angeles Lakers in order to gain their first NBA Finals victory in a long, long time.

But one thing that is often forgotten about that championship series is that, despite the team that had been assembled in Beantown, the 2008-09 season had suddenly become the time of Kobe Bryant. 

Kobe's Lakers were still an average team for about half the season, but then they somehow managed to convince the Memphis Grizzlies to give them All-Star center Pau Gasol for essentially nothing (save one pretty good player in Pau's younger brother, Marc).  

Suddenly, the Lakers' luck began to turn around a ...

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