Nothing Like Game 7 -- Until Lakers Romp
Say hello to Game 7, the one moment in sport worthy of the hype, the decibels, the blowout introductions and the estimated 20 million sets of eyeballs that will watch the Lakers and Celtics Thursday in the last game of these NBA Finals -- assuming there isn't an earthquake like the other night, which is entirely possible. It's a masterpiece event for a league that certainly has passed baseball in all-ages buzz and 21st-century relevance and continues to entertain like no other game but pro football. This hasn't been the most aesthetic series, dragged down by inconsistency and fatigue from both teams and a sense that the one player who literally would trade his heart for another ring -- Kobe Bryant is his name -- is destined to win it.
As Bryant said Wednesday, "If you don't win a championship, its a failure. It's as simple as that."