Celtics Rout Lakers for 17th NBA Title

I was going to mention how simple basketball can be (give and go, pick and roll); I was going to ask whether any player has ever been so overrated as Kobe Bryant (nothing but fadeaway jumpers when his team needed him most); I was going to point out how beautifully economical Ray Allen’s game is; I was going to give credit to Danny Ainge, whose 1989 trade to Sacramento heralded the end of the last great Celtics team; and, of course, I was going to link to Kottke’s prediction. But instead I’ll just quote Kevin Garnett, hugging 11-time champion Bill Russell at courtside a few moments after the game ended: “I hope we made you proud.”

Wednesday, 18 June 2008