The NBA Finals are almost upon us. While very few people (myself included) expected to see a Boston Celtics-LA Lakers Final for the second time in three years, I haven’t heard many people groaning about it. The rivalry between these two teams is unquestionably one of the most exciting in professional sports. The players don’t seem to like each other. The fans certainly don’t like each other. Celtic fans see Jack Nicholson sitting court-side and view him not as an incredible actor, but an obnoxious Laker fan. Laker fans see Donnie Wahlberg court-side and still don’t know who he is. LA wants revenge and the Big Three are facing their last real shot at a title. It should be fun to watch.
With all the buzz surrounding the series, there are plenty of story lines and themes to keep tabs on going forward. I’ve come up with a little list of what I think are the most important. Feel free to chime in if you think I missed something.