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.