Thursday night the Lakers won the 2010 NBA Championship to win back-to-back rings.
I was a little nervous all day today waiting for tonight’s last game, game 7, and against the Boston Celtics. I wasn’t completely confident that the Lakers were going to win it because all series long was a back and forth boxing match with no one really carrying any sort of momentum into the next game, and some questionable officiating by the refs.
The game really made my stomach turn from the very tipoff as the Lakers were crashing the boards but couldn’t get the ball in the basket. Their outside shots were full of adrenaline and kept banging off the back of the rim. Through three quarters they played out of sync and just couldn’t get any flow going. They were really lucky in the fourth quarter to get the Celtics into foul trouble sending them to the free throw line with plenty of minutes on the clock. Kobe was cold all game, but at least put in the effort to pull down double digit rebounds, and plenty of free throws with minutes left to play. Pau played great and took a beating down low without complaining. Ron Artest made big plays, with steals, defensive stops, and of course a huge 3 pointers at the end of the game. He played so great tonight that it’ll make people forget about how slow he is, how bad he dribbles, and the lack of knowledge of triangle still.
Time to put the Lakers shirt away for another summer, and look for a back-to-back shirt in stores soon.