Five Reasons Why This Isn't Your 2008 Lakers/Celtics Matchup

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Five Reasons Why This Isn't Your 2008 Lakers/Celtics Matchup

First I wrote them off.

Then my irrational hatred for them evolved into a respectful hatred.

Now we need them.

Welcome back to the Finals, Boston Celtics, we're glad you made it. The outcome of our matchup in 2008 read 4-2, but we all know it was quite a shellacking you laid on us. Quietly, we've been hoping that you'd deal us another try, and here you are at our doorstep. We're happy to host you.

Just to let you know, a few things have changed. Here are five reasons why this series won't end the same way it did in 2008.

Signed,

The Los Angeles Lakers

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