Lakers: What Happened?

Paul Pierce celebrates the Celtics' NBA Finals win with his MVP trophy.

Paul Pierce celebrates the Celtics' NBA Finals win with his MVP trophy. Source: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Umm... I don't even know what to say. 131-92. I've never been a diehard Lakers fan, but come on — 131-92?! That's just embarrassing. I'm a native Angelenos, and I wish I could say that I cheered them on 'til the bitter end, but sometime during the second quarter last night, I fell in love with the Celtics. Maybe it was their costumes. Maybe it was their defensive prowess. Maybe it was Pierce's smile.* Or, maybe, it was that they simply killed — 18 steals overall (Rondo!) and record-setting 3-pointers (Allen!) — how could you not love them?

So, Celtics fans, how does it feel? And all you Lakers fans out there, how are you handling the defeat?

* Is that sexist?

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There's a few scenarios upon which it is okay to cheer for a team other than your own, also known as sports polygamy. I don't think this counts as one.

And how would that be sexist? I don't get the concern there.

Sent by Leigh Cutler | 11:44 AM | 6-18-2008

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