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Nothing can pre-empt the Lake Show

In a home-and-home series of NBA playoff action, Bill Simmons sized up the Lakers and their Eastern Conference counterparts. His assessment won't be popular in Detroit and Boston. Story

Originally Published: May 30, 2008
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

I have some good news and some bad news for you.

The good news? We're one more Boston victory away from an improbable Celtics-Lakers matchup in the NBA Finals that, under normal circumstances, would have me so giddy I'd be walking around Los Angeles randomly re-enacting the McHale-Rambis clothesline on unsuspecting pedestrians.

The bad news? Nobody is beating the Lakers this season. Not Boston, not Detroit, not anybody. They have the best team, the best player and a Hall of Fame ...

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