For all the marbles..

We are within 24 hrs of a Super Bowl/March Madness/winner-take-all-style Game 7 match between two of the leagues most historic franchises the LA LAkers vs the Boston Celtics. A little bit of history. The Lakers and Celtics have met previously in four Game 7s, with the Celtics prevailing every time. Bill Russell and Co. made a habit of it against Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (and later, Wilt Chamberlain) in the ’60s, beating them in three Game 7s. And then the original Big Three of Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale outlasted the Lakers’ Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy in 1984. For all his Finals experience, Jackson, with 10 rings in 12 previous appearances, has never coached a Game 7, which of course means that Kobe and Pau Gasol have never played in one. This will also be the first Finals Game 7 for Celtics stars Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Although the Celtics have been on several game 7’s in their playoff runs from the their title in 08 and from last year.

I really do hope that this isn’t a close game, because the exitement is just killing me. No matter the outcome, for the NBA and it’s fans, it’s all so perfect.



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