When the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics tip off Game Seven Thursday night at Staples Center, the stakes will be incredibly high.
A series victory is on the line.
An NBA title goes to the winner.
Legacies will be formed...or cemented.
The league's last two champions (and decades-old rivals) square off for a title that neither side can imagine losing.
The Lakers have the home-court advantage...but will that be enough to hold off Boston and avenge the stinging defeat from 2008?
For Kobe and company to ensure they bring home the trophy, here are the 10 things that they need to accomplish.