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A Win for the Magic is a Win for Parity

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The NBA Finals start tonight, and the Los Angeles Lakers will be heavy favorites going into Game One. If everything goes according to the script, we'll see the Lakers win another championship, bringing their total to sixteen, Kobe gets his validation for winning without Shaq, and Phil Jackson becomes the coach with the most rings in history.

How incredibly boring.

A Lakers victory is a victory for basketball's elite. Seven teams have combined to win every championship since 1984, and if you discount Miami's title in 2006, only seven teams have won the championship in 23 years (Boston, San Antonio, Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston). That's a lot of wealth split among not a lot of teams.

The Celti...

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