Sports: NBA Finals, Smarty Jones The NBA finals begin Sunday and almost no one thinks the Lakers will fail to win another championship. But at the same time, almost no one begrudges racehorse Smarty Jones another win -- if he wins Saturday's Belmont Stakes he takes the Triple Crown. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Ron Rapoport.
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The NBA finals begin Sunday and almost no one thinks the Lakers will fail to win another championship. But at the same time, almost no one begrudges racehorse Smarty Jones another win — if he wins Saturday's Belmont Stakes he takes the Triple Crown. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Ron Rapoport.