Grit vs. Glitz

Lord knows I love both shameless self-promotion and the NBA; as such, here’s a piece by me in today’s Washington Times about the Lakers, Celtics, and celebrity fans.

Official prediction: Celtics in 6 or Lakers in 5. I have no idea what will happen, but the outcome will be one of two: The Celtics will dominate on the boards and shut the Lakers (other than Kobe) down defensively, or the league’s most impressive offense will simply overwhelm a not-clutch Kevin Garnett and the Celtics’ shallow bench. There’s just no way to tell. But this doesn’t have the makings of a seven game classic.

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