Photo: Wally Skalij/The Los Angeles Times — Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant scores on Celtics Guard Ray Allen during the NBA Finals game 7 at Staples Center in Downtown L.A., June 17, 2010
It was not pretty, but a win is a win. The L.A. Lakers struggled by their rivals, the Boston Celtics, to win their second straight NBA Finals title at Staples Center tonight. The score was 83 to 79. Lakers, and especially Kobe, were shooting poorly, but they never gave up — despite being behind by several points most of the game.
Kobe was the game MVP with 23 points and 15 all important rebounds. After the game, Lakers Guard Sasha Vujacic, who made two critical free throws in the fourth quarter, explained his team’s winning record : “…when we play as a team no one can beat us.” This is the Lakers’ 16th NBA championship.
More on the Lakers, game 7, the fans, and the violence that erupted after the victory on the hardwood on The Los Angeles Times website.
The Orlando Magic’s Matt Barnes is now with the Los Angeles Lakers, I don’t consider it will have very much effect at all. Even though Matt is usually a excellent player, he is not one of those guys that you’ll anticipate to come in and have a significant influence. He’s one of those guys that is a excellent solid addition to a franchise, but ends up switching ball clubs each few of seasons. I consider he is pretty decent at playing defense, but, he has by no means really been regarded as a significant offensive weapon. I believe for the seven plus seasons that he’s been inside the league, he is only averaged double digit points once, I believe he has a career average of approximately 7 points per game.