Think about this way. The Celtics have three absolutely legitimate superstar hall-of-famers in Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, & Ray Allen, + arguably the best point guard in the game or 2nd or 3rd and fantastic depth + a way greater bench. Can you say the same about the Lakers? Sure, we are talented, but our best (players) is not as good as their best (players) other than Kobe. We have to play THAT much better just to beat them and that's asking a lot, not only from out starters and best players, but you gotta' pray the rest of our guys (bench) stay at least neutral and aren't a -.
The Lakers have talent. They also have knuckle heads, horrible shooters, and inconsistency. The Celtics are a well oiled machine. The Lakers are a nice Benz that has some problems under the hood. Pau is totally overrated. I would take KG on one leg over that guy. At least KG will give you some heart and some passion out there.