- That NBA championship trophy logo on the floor of the Garden is GINORMOUS. And ridiculous.
- The Celtics aren’t quite as bad as people think they are.
- The Lakers aren’t quite as good as people think they are.
- Paul Pierce does not need to be compared to Willis Reed; I know he got hurt, came back, and had a great second half, but he’s still not Willis Reed.
- Paul Pierce did do himself good by playing as well as he did in Game 1. He’s not a Celtic great, but he’s trying to be.
- Props to Kevin Garnett, too. He had a monster game, but still settles for too many jumpers (though he did make a ton).
- The Celts did a great job putting two players to Kobe, as they did to LeBron. The Celtics D was really, really good.
- The Lakers need to get Kobe the ball on the move more, instead of giving it to him in an iso situation and getting out of the way.
- Confidence is key in this series, especially for the bench guys and role players.
- Holy cow! Was that a Sam Cassell sighting?
- Boston’s bench guys and role players have an advantage because they’re more athletic than the Lakers’ guys.
- The Lakers’ bench guys and role players have an advantage because they’re smarter players than Boston’s guys. Uh, except for Sasha. He’s kinda up-and-down.
- Somebody might want to tell Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol that they need to box out and rebound. Might want to get everybody else involved in that, too.
- While we're at it, tell Pau he's just going to see single coverage from Garnett the rest of the way; he'd better figure out how to draw some fouls.
- And if Garnett's on Gasol, Odom better own Kendrick Perkins.
- Best Laker of the night? Derek Fisher. He deserves to be remembered in Lakers’ lore as one of the great contributors. They shoulda never let him go a few years back.
I can’t stand the tie-ins between the NBA Playoffs and summer movies. As much as I like most of the movies advertised, it just doesn’t work for me to cut commercials featuring clips from Transformers, Indiana Jones, and Hancock with highlights from the playoffs – it’s a little blatantly commercial for my taste…
I thought the Zohan commercial that was a take-off on the “There Can Only Be One” commercial series with Baron Davis and Adam Sandler was a great idea... Exectution lacked a little in that it wasn’t funny enough to last as long as it did.
Did you know the NBA is auctioning off game-worn jerseys from the Finals, along with other memorabilia? Ah, to have some disposable cash… how awesome would a Bryant or Garnett jersey be? Maybe I can pick up a D-Fish.
LOVED the Magic-Bird “There Can Only Be One” spot. If they didn’t do it, it would’ve been a travesty. Can you believe it’s been twenty-one years since those guys squared off in the Finals?
BTW, can we get this match-up? How awesome would that have been back in the day?