A Celtics vs. Lakers Final
Posted by Ryan on May 30, 2008
Tonight, the Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons 89-81 in Game Six of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Championship game. The Celts will now play for the NBA Championship for the first time in 21 years (that was 1987 for those of you with a public school education). The kicker is who they are playing: the Los Angeles Lakers!
Whoa… I can’t believe it! Where am I? Or more importantly, when am I?
If there ever was a classic NBA match-up to bring many old fans back, this is it. I count myself in that category. The NBA has been very unexciting to me since Michael Jordan finally retired. I was mainly rooting against the Chicago Bulls back then, but Jordan was something special to watch and the Celts weren’t very good. Just last year the Celts only won 24 games (this year they had a league-leading 66 wins!).
In fact, Boston fans haven’t had much reason to cheer for the Celtics over most of the last two decades because they have pretty much have stunk. Hence, my interest in pro-basketball has waned considerably, replaced by a renewed interest in Big East College Basketball instead (Go Friars!). However, a chance to see the Celts play their storied rival, the LA Lakers for the NBA Championship next week is just plain awesome! I’ll watch every game and bask in all the history the commentators will relish in!