NBA Finals: Kobe Is Great, but Can the Lakers Hold Off Surging Celtics?

June 1st, 2010 by Lisa Horne Leave a reply »
Living in Los Angeles while rooting for the Boston Celtics has its advantages and disadvantages.

The advantages are that one can gauge the pulse of a team's fans just by listening to local radio and television broadcasts, as well as enduring friends coming by the house and offering up their expert opinions on the NBA Finals.

The disadvantages are simply that you get hissed at and laughed at wherever you go in southern California.

You are a freak—which is really saying something in Los Angeles.

But one reoccurring statement keeps rearing its ugly head over and over again: "Lakers in 4."


Didn't Lakers fans learn their lesson two years ago? Haven't they learned to respect their opponent yet?

Apparently, no.

What I am hearing from Lakers fans over and over again is that Kobe is the best player in the NBA. I said that very same thing two months ago and got laughed at from LeBronists. Now, the consensus is that Kobe is the best, and I am happy to hear that—at least we all can agree on that.

But what I don't agree with is the Lakers being the best team in the NBA. ...

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