Except for the fact that the Lakers and the Celtics have met in two Finals series' in the last 12 years, splitting them. The Lakers v Pat Riley heat was at its prime in the mid-2000s with Shaq, it's literally not even a storyline at all now.
The NBA has an agenda and it is as follows:Hahahaha, this whole conspiracy theory makes no sense. It would be so much better for ratings if it was LBJ and the Lakers vs his old rival, and the Lakers' old rival in Boston.
Crown the Lakers champions now that Kobe has passed. Not to mention James is involved and all things in the NBA must pass through him.
A Miami LA final would please the NBA. PR against his old team.
As far as the Celtics:
BS has no balls. He is good with x's and o's and no more. He doesn't have the ability to light a fire under his team.
Hayward would have been the difference in this series but he is injury prone and soft and butter.
So that's it for this year. A 44 win team in Miami is going to face the Lakers in the Finals. Maybe next year.
Laugh all you want. Celtics/Lakers was an 80's thing. Celtics vs James has been done before too. It's time for some fresh ratings. Lakers vs their former coach. And everybody wants to see James talk about Kobe and how they won it for him when they win it this year.
Not even comparable. There is nothing to support your claims
I do agree with his idea that the NBA would love the storyline of the Lakers winning the title the year after Kobe died, and how that would tie the Lakers with the Celtics for titles, and LeBron winning another title, yada yada. That part makes perfect sense to me.
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