After 21 long years, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics will meet again in the NBA Finals.
The greatest rivalry in basketball will be reborn.
The Celtics are in the NBA finals for the first since losing to the Lakers in 1987, the third meeting in a four-year span. The Lakers and the Celtics have met a total of 10 times in the NBA finals, with Boston winning the first eight meetings, and Los Angeles the last two. Los Angeles has made the Finals 29 times, Boston has made it 20 times.
The Boston Celtics swept LA 2-0 in the regular season. The key here is that Pau Gasol played for Memphis while both those games were played. This is a new look Lakers team.
Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals will be played in Boston on Thursday.