If I was Bill Simmons, the three people I would be most fearful of in this game, in order are Doc Rivers, Sam Cassell, and Kobe Bryant.
Yes, I would be more afraid of my own coach and backup PG than of the best player since MJ.
A few notes
- Defending Kobe Bryant 1 on 1 with Ray Allen is inconceivably stupid. Expecting him to go 9-26 again is even dumber
- Paul Pierce is the truth. Paul Pierce is the mother f-ing truth.
- Kendrick Perkins would be a huge loss for Boston if he doesn't play - they need his size to continue dominating on the boards, by far their biggest advantage over the Lakers
Why you should care if you don't watch basketball
- You shouldn't. If you have the slightest interest in basketball, these two teams are at the absolute height of what you're going to see anytime soon, however, unless they're somehow both better next year. This primarily applies to the Lakers since Boston is pretty old.
- Game 1 was sick