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Okay, okay. So you all know I'm a Celtics fan. Well, as is true with any type of fanatasism, you have strong feelings of disgust for any team typecast as an arch enemy, which, for the Celtics, is unquestionably the Lakers.

Add to this the little tidbit that I loathe the charismatic selfishness of Laker star Kobe Bryant, and you have a recipte of heightened emotions when the two teams face off. Much like they are doing now in the NBA Finals.

As the game began, amid new allegations of referee cheating, it seemed obvious to me that the prospect of such activities could be relevent, as Celtic star Kevin Garnett was fouled in the most heinus way by two Laker players. Well, foul probably isn't the word. More like physicality of a criminal intent, as he was hacked and had his arms pulled back from behind. To make matters worse, an NBA official was looking right at it. Disgusting incompetence at the least; purposeful negligence at the most.

It was at this moment that I realized the Lakers would soon have an insurmountable lead, even tho the game had just started. When illegal contact is allowed to occur like that while non foul activities are called fouls against the other team the writing is pretty much on the wall.

That is until the Celtics surmised the situation and thought, 'what the heck. let's be physical' and completely demolished the Lakers in the second half, overcoming the biggest lead in NBA finals history, to win the game 97-91, and go up 3 games to 1 with 1 win needed to win the championship.

Need I say...GO CELTICS!!!


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