In the end, good karma rewarded them with the biggest prize. The Los Angeles Lakers finally nailed their 17th title, tying them with the oft-regarded gurus of basketball, the Boston Celtics, for the most number of titles in the NBA. This season, both teams experienced what positivity and good karma can do for a team. The same good karma that sent the underdog teams of the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets to overachieve in this memorable playoffs. Which team will carry on with the valuable lesson? Whosoever imbibes this lesson well will have a great head-start for next year’s race for the crown.
It’s all over but the shouting. The way the Lakers are playing, with their supreme confidence, and with no trace of pressure seen in their faces. . And with the fateful injuries to key Heat players. The Lakers are simply bigger, better and badder at this point. That said, I expect the Lakers to close the series in 4 games.
Kobe Bryant will be remembered, not just for his exploits inside the hardcourt, but for the many poignant lessons he so effortlessly provided us all. May he rest in peace.
Team chemistry. The abundance of talent in a team will not necessarily translate to a successful campaign. First, players must learn to accept each other, must enjoy playing together, must genuinely root for each other.