OK. I know this is a Steelers site, but I am soooo fired up for tonight. In the NFL there is great rivalries for our team. It's Steelers vs. Raiders. Steelers vs. Cowboys. Steelers vs. BrownRavens. For a transplanted Pittsburgh boy living in the City of Angels since 86 the NBA rivalry is Lakers vs. Celtics.
So this post is dedicated to anyone here who happens to be a fan of the NBA, the Lakers or Celtics or just Championship sports. I will be at Game 2 and 7 (if necessary) with my Purple & Gold. What are your thoughts on the series? 50's;
* Celtics are scary good. They are a big veteran championship team with big game players like KG, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. While Lakers have home court advantage I am worried about the Celtic's size, depth and point guard.
* Even if the Lakers bigs can play even with the Celt front line, even if KB24 plays at a MVP level while being triple teamed, even if the Lakers bench can equal the Celts bench who can watch Rajon Rondo? Not Mr. Clutch, Derek Fisher. And definitely not for 48 minutes a night. He is much too old. The Lakers should save Fisher for when they need to make a shot late in the 4th quarter. Just give him .4 seconds and the Lakers will be all right
* I think it comes down to the otherworldly Kobe Bean Bryant. He will need to take Rondo and make him a non factor. At the same time KB will need to play like he did against the Suns. Going for 30 a night against this defense will be nearly impossible. Shutting down the budding superstar Rondo will be nearly impossible. If anyone can do it it is Bryant. This is his big chance to right the wrong of 2008 and lift his legacy into the Jordanspere.
* 50 says; KB24MVP. "Lakers in 7"