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Why I Want the Lakers to Win Tonight

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I'm as big a Boston Celtics fan that you will find. But I want the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Finals tonight.

And it's not just because the Orlando Magic eliminated the Celtics in the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

No, it's because Derek Fisher has had what is probably the biggest emotional ride that any parent could have. During the 2007 Western Conference Semifinals, his daughter Tatum was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer.

She had surgery and chemotherapy in New York just before Game Two between the Utah Jazz (Fisher's team in 2007) and the Golden State Warriors tipped off. After the surgery was complete, Fisher and his family flew cross-country from New Y...

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