For all the success this franchise has had in recent NBA betting odds seasons you would think its players would have better things to think about, but almost to a man, when asked about what the upcoming NBA Finals betting matchup vs. the Boston Celtics means to them, the Los Angeles Lakers player still can’t get over what happened in the 2009 NBA Finals betting action.
Most basketball betting fans will remember that these two teams also met up in the 2008 NBA Finals odds action and the Boston Celtics triumphed. But what most NBA betting fans probably don’t recall is the manner in which the Celtics won and the treatment that the LA Lakers received on their way out of the Boston Garden in Game 6.
But the Lakers haven’t forgotten. And despite reaching the NBA betting odds title game for the third year in a row and focusing on the team’s nearly unprecedented NBA betting success the Lakers cannot seem to get over the bitter memories of the 2008 NBA Finals betting results.
They remember it, like it was yesterday.
It’s almost as if this squad has been playing every single NBA betting matchup since that day as if it were simply part of a bigger plan to get back to the NBA Finals and get a shot at redemption against the hated Boston Celtics.
Well, for better or worse, this Lakers squad will finally get it’s chance to avenge it’s NBA Finals betting defeat. And for the Lakers star players like Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol, this NBA odds showdown cannot come soon enough.
It was bad enough that the Celtics came from 24 points down in Game 4 to win the game but the way the NBA betting odds series unfolded the Celtics were able to clinch the NBA betting title on their home court. And not just capture it, but embarrass the Lakers in the process by winning the decisive Game 6 by a humiliating 39-point margin (131-92).
And as if that weren’t enough, the Celtics fans made sure they added plenty of insult to the Lakers injury by pelting the team’s bus with rocks and garbage.
The Lakers have been waiting two years to try and get those memories out of their minds and they’ll finally get their chance on Thursday.