NBA Finals 2010, Lakers vs. Celtics: “What Both Teams Want To Say, But Can’t”

May 20th, 2010 by Mark Saint Leave a reply »
The Lakers are heading to Phoenix for Game Three and the Celtics are heading home for the same, but the NBA finals are set not because of the teams being up two a piece. They Lakers will play the Celtics in the Finals because history demands it.

It is an old axiom, but it still stands true. To be the best you have to beat the best. Nothing less will do.

In 1988, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the rising Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. In 1999, there was a rematch in the Finals, with the Detroit Pistons taking the title from the Champion Lakers, and then defending it against them again in the next year.

In 1991, the Chicago Bulls defeated the two-time NBA Champion Detroit Pistons to make it the Finals, a team that had defeated them in the Semi-Finals for two years straight. They demolished the Lakers in the Finals that year (4-1), a perennial threat in the West, and never looked back, winning three NBA Championships in a row.

All great teams feel cheated when they don't get a chance to unseat the great team before them. Houston will always have an asterisk next to their championship because they never defeated the Michael Jordan le ...

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