High five for NBA Finals

Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers celebrates a basket by Ron Artest against the Boston Celtics during...

Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers celebrates a basket by Ron Artest against the Boston Celtics during Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The Lakers-Celtics series was the first of five great NBA Finals matchups, according to columnist Ryan Wolstat. (MIKE BLAKE/Reuters)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

For the fifth straight year, the NBA has an extremely compelling finals matchup on its hands.

This one will be a little like the 2010 edition, the classic that set off this run.

Back then, the proud, proven, Los Angeles Lakers were looking to avenge a recent Finals defeat at the hands of the equally proven Boston Celtics.

The Lakers hosted that series and got their revenge in seven games.


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