Well after last night’s euphoric victory by the Los Angeles Lakers over their fiercest rivals for NBA supremacy in the Boston Celtics. There’ll now be many amongst telling us that the Lakers are now indeed the best team in the NBA. Record wise and statistically that’d prove to be the case. But the argument does continue even amongst the most discerning of fans of not just the NBA but amongst both teams’ legions of fans.
Bryant and Garnett shake hands prior to the game played last night at the TD Banknorth Center in Boston , Mass. ………..
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The game itself though not overly suspenseful did pit two teams who as of late have been playing some excellent basketball. And if nothing else the hierarchy of the NBA has to be pleased with the way the season seems to be turning out thus far. We’ve seen the consistency of one of its brightest stars in LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Who’s now leading them to great heights this season. He’s ably abetted by the likes of Anderson Varejao, Mo Williams and others.
Kevin Garnett of the Celtics looks to make a move against the Lakers’ Pau Gasol.
But it is the Lakers and Celtics whom the league appears to live and die by when it comes to equating its success. Especially on the business side of the equation. Anyone who’d think otherwise clearly hasn’t seen the sort product that the two teams move in terms of merchandising, not only domestically but also internationally. And for a sport that now generates in excess of $8.5bn annually in revenues. One can only think that this brings a smile to the face of Commissioner David Stern when both teams are successful and sit atop of the game.