Despite much speculation about whether the NBA season would continue after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here. After waiting 4 months for the NBA to figure out the safest way to be able to restart the season, we are here. After 22 teams played 176 seeding games to determine playoff positioning, we are here. And after 3 rounds of intense playoff basketball, we are finally here…The NBA Finals.
On Wednesday, the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat. This will be the Lakers’ first NBA Finals appearance since 2010 when Kobe Bryant led the team to their second consecutive championship and 16th franchise trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics in seven games. On the other end, the Heat are making their first Finals appearance since 2014 when they were embarrassed by emerging star Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. Ironically, Lebron was on the Heat during their loss in 2014 and is now leading a hungry Lakers team ready to m