Did Magic Johnson Tip His Hand?

In what now easily constitutes my all-time favorite sports tease, Magic Johnson previewed the 2010 NBA Finals thusly: The Boston Celtics, with their Big Four, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, square off against the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.


That doesn't sound very fair.

Four stars against two.

And what about Pau?

Well, last time we checked in, he was busy being a "non-factor" in game 6 of the Western Conference Championship. At least that's what the LA Times called Gasoft. Who am I to disagree?

So there you have it.

One of my favorite NBA Analysts, who just happens to have won five rings with the dreaded purple and still remains on their payroll to this very day, reducing the NBA Finals to a case of four against one and, well, shall we say three-quarters? Magic Johnson knows one thing, as we all do: championships are won by stars, and, best I can tell, the Lakers really don't have many, according to Earvin.

Sounds to me like Magic placed his bet already.


Ryan said...

When the announcers do their Keys to the Game, is it even necessary to include whether Lamar Odom decides to show up? Can we just assume that uncertainty will always be out there when the lakers play?

Lex said...


If the Cs win the KG match-up, whether its pau or lamar or pau and lamar, Cs win.

Lex said...

Wallace, who originally tweaked his back during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Orlando then left in the fourth quarter of Game 6, had been held out of contact drills earlier in the week, but moved fluidly in the portion of practice open to the media, which included stretching and shooting drills.

Rondo said he'll be near full health by Thursday.

Lex said...

What about squisy?

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