People (National media) are finally giving the Celtics their due in these playoffs. I understand why there was doubt, but I also think they got too caught up in the "sexy" teams.
I know this is putting the cart before the horse, but I imagine if a person is simply a fan of basketball, they want to see a Celtics/Lakers match-up for the NBA Finals. As a fan of the Boston Celtics, I'm not sure that facing the Lakers gives them the best chance at winning a title, but I'm hoping these two teams meet up anyways. When they met in '08, we all talked about the rivalry being renewed. We said it, but I'm not sure it really felt like it. I mean, the Lakers have been dominant for the past 10 years and the Celtics were terrible for most of that time. Then in '08 the C's beat the Lakers for the title. In '09 the Lakers won it. Now it's looking like the past two Champions will meet in the finals. THIS time it really feels like a rivalry. The Lakers will be looking to defend their title and avenge their loss in '08 and the Celtics will be looking to prove they can still be Champions. It really seems like the perfect set-up for a real battle in the finals. Even if I wasn't a Boston fan, I'd be looking forward to it. Is it just my bias, or could this be one of the best finals in a long time?
Then I'm hoping that Boston sweeps, by an average of 1 point!