I was in Lahore, Pakistan when Kevin McHale gifted Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics, sweating out 12-hour blackouts and passing the time with an excess of tea and a private war with my stomach over my refusal to stop eating the best mangoes in the world. I found out a few days after the fact, reading [...]
Now that we’ve seen every team play at least four postseason games and the contenders have taken care of the pretenders, we’re excited for the second round of the playoffs, where the real fun starts. Before we move on, however, how about some quick notes on the previous round’s developments and what they mean looking ahead?
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City
The best scorer of this past decade against the best scorer of this decade. A team led by two veteran All-Stars against a squad prominently featuring a bunch of kids who could still be in college. A coach who witnessed the Abe Lincoln assassination against a coach barely old enough to remember [...]