I remember playing the Lakers Versus Celtics video game featuring Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Now its Boston's Big three (Pierce, Garnett, and Allen) versus the Lakers' big three (Kobe, Lamar, and Pao). Yeah, the Hollywood LA guys go by first name.
These two teams combine for 30 NBA Championships and meet for the tenth time. Of course I'd like to see the Warriors take on the Celts, but Kobe is on a mission. He's got Lamar Odom, who rivals the greatest wingman in NBA history, Scottie Pippen. Would you take Kobe and Lamar over Jordan and Pippen? The Kobe and Lamar duo has the benefit of Pau Gasol to hold down the post in Phil Jackson's triangle offense. Gasol drawing defenders away from Kobe equals Kobe losing his mind against the Spurs.
Where is Bill Walton this season? "Throw it down, Kobe!" I hate watching Jon Barry, he's so pompus. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but at least dad won a ring for the W's in '75. The Lakers will win this series in the seventh game in Boston, with Kobe putting on a perfromance that to set on the same film rack with Jordan's best.