I meant to offer my condolences for your Lakers losing. I grew up in the northern most town to get local access cable from L.A. or whatever they called it. The next town up the coast got the same from SF. I saw everyone from West to Magic on KTLA-5 with Chick. So I've always had a soft spot for the Lakers, although that's mostly because of Magic.
The OKC series broke my heart though, it was just painful in that one game (5?) Not that the Lakers really had a chance, but when a great team is on the downside, it's hard to watch if they're right on the cusp and won't give up. What makes them great I guess.
Rondo went to school where I live now, so it sort of worked out that I pull for Boston until they lose. When he's on his game, which he probably won't ever again be sadly, Ray Allen is just a pure pleasure for me to watch. He ate up your Lakers back in, umm '08 was it? That was a great series. With no personal investment I'd pull for OKC, a very interesting team.
Oh, Pierce was saying no one played him like Philly. They talk shorthand, but I took it to be a compliment and also a positive for the future, got past that thank goodness sort of thing.
Funny, I didn't buy into the hate Miami thing last year, I'm pretty immune to media hype and didn't pay much attention. But this year, man, if ego had a smell, you'd gag on it in their locker room. I've only ever hated one other basketball team, Detroit in ... the '80s I guess, with that big white dude that would just go around clobbering people.
If I get my wish, OKC will take Miami in 6. OKC/Spurs has the potential for greatness though, I'm really looking forward to it.
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