Now the old legs of the Boston Celtics head west.
The “Big Three” will take tired bodies across the country to meet the Los Angeles Lakers in a two game showdown.
Yes, the Celtics threesome of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett will be worse for the wear come Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
Yes, the “Black Mamba” will return to his lair, fighting to hold claim to what's his.
But none of that will matter. I went on the record stating that the Celtics would win the NBA Championship in seven games. I remained steadfast, even after the Lakers gained a 2-1 advantage.
Now I believe the Celtics will prove me correct. This of course after I incorrectly predicted the Orlando Magic to beat the Celtics in six games.
First I watched the King (LeBron James) and his court crumble under the Celtics pressure, followed by the total dismantling of my Magic.
History will show, the Celtics may have potentially destroyed a franchise, or created the desire for another NBA dynasty. Only time will tell.
If the Celtics do go on to beat the Lakers in the final push to four wins, they have to be considered one the great TEAMS in NBA history. No, that's not an overstatement.
We're starting to see the same patterns in the Finals that we saw in the Celtics series with both the Cavs and the Magic.
Suddenly, Lamar Odom disappeared like Orlando's Rashard Lewis and Cleveland's Antwan Jameson.
Lakers fans remain confident they can win two straight. I'm throwing my vote behind the Celtics defense.
The Boston defense has proven more consistent—and effective, than any player or offense in the playoffs.
So I'm listing all my answers to some of the early hope coming out of Lakers Nation.