It's pretty simple. Tonight made it clear for all to see. The Celtics were, as I've been telling everyone I can since the beginning of this series, by far the more exciting, more compelling, more lovable, and better team. The Lakers were over-hyped, unlikable, callow, cocky, heartless, graceless, and soulless.
Who doesn't feel good for KG? Who doesn't appreciate the Herculean accomplishments of Paul Pierce this season and postseason? Who doesn't appreciate the pure beauty of Ray Allen's game?
Rajon Rondo > Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic, and/or Jordan Farmar
Paul Pierce > Kobe Bryant
Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Garnett > Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom
Celtics Bench (Poe, House, Posey, Cassell, Brown) > Supposedly Great and Deep Lakers Bench (Walton, Vujacic, Ariza, Turiaf, Farmar, Mimh)
Doc Rivers > Phil Jackson
Boston Garden fans > Staples Center fans
Celtics > Lakers
KG's heart > the Lakers' collective heart
And, yeah, that interview got me teared up. KG is fucking real. When was the last time, in this era of carefully managed, corporate-friendly sports personalities, that you saw any athlete
This was the best series I've seen since the 80's. The better team won. Justice was done. Long live KG, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, Leon Powe, Eddie House, Sam Cassell, P.J. Brown, Glen Davis, Tony Allen, and James Posey. This is why I still watch sports.