Why This Edition Of Lakers-Celtics Will (Or Won’t) Be Different

May 30th, 2010 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Alright, enough with the Conference Finals.  Enough with exaggeration and panic and fans and media alike going crazy.  Time for something REALLY compelling.

No match-up in basketball - heck, no match-up in SPORTS - is more compelling, more exciting, more bloodcurdling than Lakers-Celtics...or Celtics-Lakers, to be fair to both sides of the coin.  No two teams have ever met so often to determine the champions of their sport.

Not Dodgers-Yankees.  Not Cowboys-Steelers.  Not even close.

With 32 leagues championships and 50 (that's right) Finals appearances between the two before this year, it only makes sense that the Lakers and Celtics would meet once again.  Before the summer solstice rolls around, the combined total of Larry O'Brien trophies for these two teams will be 33.  The big question, though, is who will take that title home?

Some favor the Celtics, who ultimately embarrassed the Lakers in the Finals two years ago for their first NBA Championship since the glory days of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parrish. Some favor the Lakers, who, since said trouncing, have won a championship, ad ...

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