Basketball backboard in alley, Evanston, Illinois, March 6, 2009 photograph by Henry Kisor
I already predicted the Lakers in seven.
Ok, I also predicted the Celtics in six, and obviously I was, uhh, wrong.
So, maybe I'm wrong about game seven, too. Keep hope alive, Socrates.
History says the Celtics own game sevens.
Its been a pretty interesting series so far, probably about as good as we can expect in the era of the no Bird and the no Magic.
Still, will we ever again witness games coming down to the final possession? Why do all games now, even the closely contested ones, become decided before the final possession?
Did any games ever come down to the final possession, or was that just me in my dreamworld chucking up final shot airballs over everything and onto the garage roof where the ball would roll back down and get stuck behind the backboard.
I would grab the broom handle from the imaginary arena custodian and climb partially up the side fence to get into position to poke the ball free from its resting place.
OK, so I had missed the shot......but I was fouled in the process! I make the first one after time had expired.
I was a Syracuse Nationals fan. Don't ask me why. They were a perenniel 3rd or 4th place team that maybe won one NBA title back in the era of the two handed set shot.
Then the Philadelphia Warriors moved to San Francisco leaving the City of Brotherly Love a too inviting landing place for the Nationals, who became the 76ers, somehow obtaining Wilt the Stilt in the process and fomenting a bigtime TV rivalry with the nearly invincible Bill Russell-led Celtics.
Russell was at the game last night.
They should have suited him up when Perkins went down.
Photographed by: AP
UPDATE: Donkeytale "Kobe" Bryant requested a picture of Dolph Schayes.