Forget LeBron! The action is between Lakers and Celtics.
Most basketball news the past few months has focused on whether or not LeBron James will stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he becomes a free agent July 1. In fact, I live in NYC, where sports enthusiasts are in a frenzy over the Knicks’ attempts to lure LeBron to the Big Apple.
But forget all that! The NBA Finals is now tied 3 games each between long-time rivals Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Right now, that’s the most exciting news in basketball! LeBron who?
In an upset last night, the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 89-67 in Game 6 of the NBA finals. Now, for only the fifth time in NBA Final history, we are going to see a Game 7. And, after all, is there anyone who doesn’t love a Game 7?
The Laker win last night has upped the stakes to a winner-take-all game on Thursday in L.A. The Lakers went into Game 6 as the underdogs. Now they are the comeback kids. But don’t count out the Celtics. They began the entire tournament as the underdog team.
The Celtics played at their worst for Game 6. On top of that, Kendrick Perkins injured his right knee in the first quarter, and it looks like he won’t be available for Game 7.
This will be the first Game 7 for Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, who was really on his game last night, scoring 26 points and nabbing 11 rebounds.
Boston is one win away from their second title in three years, but the Lakers will have the home court advantage for Game 7.
“It’s a game we have to win,” Bryant said. “It’s as simple as that.”
I’m certainly going to be watching on Thursday night. What about you?
PHOTO: The Celtics' Nate Robinson gets his shot blocked by the Lakers' Lamar Odom in the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Zuma/NewsCom)