Lakers vs Celtics

This is the season that LeBron James would attend his first championship series. Experts and amateurs all expected a final between James and his Cleveland Cavaliers and Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers. Finally the fans concluded that James and Bryant were the absolute monarchs of NBA.

The final between Celtics and Lakers has proved to be a big shocker for the NBA fans. With the passage of time the players change, but the two great dynasties of the sport continue to attract attention as the poles of a magnet. For the Lakers, it will be a third year in a row for their appearance in the final, and seventh in 11 years.

Things are quite different for Celtics. Even supporters of the club put a cross on the season, starting with Bill Simmons, who is known as the Sports Guy. But it is ultimately another Celtics-Lakers final. This kind of match is taking place for the 12th time in history. Before this match, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers fought the World Series for 11 times.

Before Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the Lakers finally managed to overcome the Celtics in the mid 80s. It was a one sided rivalry. The Celtics won first eight finals that occurred between the two teams. Celtics won the first seven between 1958 to 1959 and 1968 to 1969. The Lakers won five titles in six years from 1948 to 1949 when they played in Minneapolis. The Lakers also lost the finals for nine times during a period of 15 years.