Lakers vs. Celtics 2010: Five Keys To Kobe’s Fifth Ring

June 17th, 2010 by Tony Tucker Leave a reply »
Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Boston Celtics compares to the Super Bowl – One game, winner takes all.  We haven’t had a game 7 in the Finals since 1994 where the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met at The Summit.

Rockets would win that game 90 – 84 – I’m sure will hear Jeff Van Gundy mention that game several times during the broadcast.

Many people predicted this match-up prior to the season including myself .  I had the Lakers winning their second consecutive title thanks to past accomplishments of Kobe and Phil Jackson .

That was eight months ago ; what are the five key battle points the Lakers must win in order to be victorious?

No. 5 Bynum’s Knee

Among conversations with friends and Lakers fans, I have questioned the toughness and durability of Andrew Bynum.  I will say that he has proved to me and many others just how tough he is by playing with this knee injury.

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