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Lakers/Celtics Media Roundup

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One of the greatest rivalries in sports begins anew tonight, as the Lakers take on the Celtics in game 1 of the NBA Finals. The only possible way we could be more pumped is if Vanessa Hudgens somehow got a hold of our cell number and decided to text us some of her unpublished teenage nudie shots.

Here’s what’s being said about the series in LA and around the Interwebz:

  • Former Laker Byron Scott picks the Lakers (surprise, surprise) in six. “My rookie year, we lost the championship to the Celtics in the Garden. I haven’t forgot that,” he writes in the LA Times.

  • Bill Plaschke thinks it’ll be all over after one game.

  • Legendary Boston sportswriter Bob Ryan says there’s no better rivalry in sports history.

  • While the LA Times’ Chris Dufresne notes the Lakers/Celtics rivalry is kind of overblown, since the Celtics usually wind up kicking the crap out of the Lakers. How’s that for hometown spirit?

  • The consensus on Yahoo! Sports is the Lakers will pull the series out in seven games.

  • Ultimate Boston townie and ESPN blogger Bill Simmons is too afraid to predict the winner.

  • The geeks at the NY Times, and their crappy sports coverage, calculate the markup on ticket prices for a Lakers/Celtics matchup.

  • And finally, after getting in big trouble for a making joke about Celtics’ star Paul Pierce being stabbed, Ted Green pens a piece called “SORRY, CHOWDS (BUT THE LAKERS ARE STILL BETTER)” that disappears from the KTLA website shortly after publication.‎

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