Sunday, June 01, 2008
Everyone raise your hand if you're at all surprised that it's the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals.
Really? No one? Not even a little bit?
Me neither. I'm convinced these two teams were foreordained before the foundation of the world to be in the finals this year. In a pre-2008 season council, Larry Bird, Cotton Fitzimmons, Wilt Chamberlain and David Stern (aka: The Quartet) decided Boston and LA would return to the finals in an epic battle. It was determined that the NBA, along with its players, coaches and owners, would do whatever they could to ensure this end.
Thus the Lakers and Celtics, with a little help from the referees and, yeah, a little nudge from the league, ensured this match made in the heavens would indeed take place on earth.
Kobe vs. KG. Bean town vs. La-la land. Lakers vs. Celtics.
Seriously, though, I just have one question: How did this happen so perfectly? How did Kevin Garnett end up in Boston, and on that note how in the heck did Pau Gasol end up in LA? How were there absolutely no surprises in the playoffs? How did this happen?
(I guess that's more than one question, but you see what I'm saying? You picking up what I'm putting down?)
Anyway, enjoy this match up, America. I know the boys at ESPN sure will. I just hope we get back to true, honest basketball next season.