Haven't we seen this movie before? Like 13 times?
The Celtics-Lakers blockbuster epic is like The Godfather saga. Not matter how old it gets, the theater is always classic and riveting. The long-time NBA foes that have met for the NBA title 13 previous times (Boston leads 11-2) and have combined to win more than half of the leagues championships in its history (Boston 17, Los Angeles 15), seem to be on a crash course for a 14th meeting should all indications play out from recent events. Both up 2-0 in the conference finals, the Lakers and Celtics are playing out in true championship form, putting on masterful performances through the first two games that suggest that this movie will be coming back to the theatres yet again. The road hasn't been easy for either of the NBAs flagship franchises, but the struggle that has emerged will make the match-up, should it happen, much more enticing.
- Published in The Final Score