Kobe Is Destined - It's pretty evident this guy wants the title more than any of the other 9 men on the floor, period. Sometimes (like when he dribbled right into that quadruple team at the end of regulation with 4 Lakers open at the arc) this is bad. Other times (like when the did the same thing, but wisely dished to Gasol for the game clinching and-1) it's good. Either way, it adds up to Lakers in 6.
Why The NBA Is Hands-Down The Best Sport... Period. - Think about this: you've played ball since age 3. You practice 5 hours a day. You subsist on protein shakes and
Stan Van Gundy Is A Good Coach - But not a great one. What sorta moron plays JJ Reddick in the crucial moments of an NBA Finals game? This is the same JJ Reddick who left his jumper in Durham, and couldn't defend a brick wall. Is it any wonder that the Tragic blew what could have been a surefire theft of the homecourt advantage as a result?
The Tragic Frontcourt Is Amazing - Man, how many teams have a frontcourt with 3 all-stars? Dwight Howard is a monster, Turkoglu (who is a free agent this Summer) and Lewis (who is actually playing up to that disastrous $125M contract that will prevent them from resigning Turkoglu) are as versatile a pair of bigs as you'll find.
The Tragic Need Some Guards - Dudes like Courtney Lee, Rafer Alston, and the aforementioned JJ Reddick aren't championship caliber guards. Jameer Nelson is an all-star simply because the team was good. They aren't getting over the hump until they at least add a SG with deep playoff experience.
Shannon Brown or Chris Brown?!? - Is it just me, or does the Lakers backup backup PG look like lipsyncher/alleged womanbeater Chris Brown?
A Lakers Dynasty Isn't Likely - The Lakers are either going to lose Lamar Odom or Trevor Ariza to FA. Fisher is getting up there in age and their backup PG's are garbage. Andrew Bynum is playing more like Tracy Morgan than a starting NBA center. The salary cap and luxury tax are going to force some tough decisions this offseason. Basically, Lakers fans better enjoy this while it lasts.
Question: You watchin' the Finals? Lakers in 6 or Lakers in 7? Don't Chris Brown and Shannon Brown look alike?
Lakers beat Magic in overtime to take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals [NYDailyNews]