Podcast: This Isn’t 2008

After the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated in the NBA Finals by the Boston Celtics in 2008, Kobe Bryant made a point to tell the media that his team had been thoroughly beaten up physically and mentally.   The week leading up to Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Bryant reiterated that 2008 had left a bad taste in the his team’s mouth, and he vowed that things would be different this time around.  And he was right on the money.

From the mini-tussle in the opening minute between Ron Artest and Paul Pierce, to the 42-31 rebound advantage, the Lakers manhandled the Celtics in their 102-89 Game 1 victory.

In this post-game edition of the podcast, Rashad and Ryan break down what the Lakers did right, what the Celtics did wrong, and everything in between.

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About the Author

Rashad Mobley Rashad Mobley is a senior writer for Hoops Addict who has covered the Washington Wizards with media credentials since the 2008-2009 NBA season. He has appeared on Fox Sports Radio and KRNU 90.3.

Comment (1)

  1. Sab D

    I agree – KG look awful. He was tentative, scared, or both. That wasn’t “da kid” we’ve come to love and respect. With KG relying on outside jumpers, the Celtics will get swept. Somehow, if we can at least tap into the KG that schooled Jamison, the Celtics become more competitive.

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