Here’s how the rest of the field compares in the category of 2009-10 NBA Championship Odds Favorites:
Los Angeles Lakers [-200 ML]
Boston Celtics [+200 ML]
Let's be honest, gang.
The way the Celtics are playing, the green should be favored against the 2008 Celtics, the 1971-72 Lakers, and a host of other all-time great teams. But are they favored against the injured and barely-able-to-form-a-team-to-run-practice-sessions LA Lakers?
Of course not.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
You feed these Celtics grapes, you break out the lounge chairs and fan them, you stroke their egos, and we all know the result. You kick them in the ass, tell them that their gonna get smoked, and then rub their noses in it, well, then the real Celtics step up to the plate.
KG may have had the best line of the post-season.
After beating the Cavs in the semis, he sat himself down at the post-game presser, looked around, and wondered where everybody came from? Why was the media suddenly interested in the left-for-dead Boston Celtics?
That was KG's message.
Here were the odds heading into the playoffs:
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Updated May 3, 2010