My boy Rey Rey runs a great site called The No Look Pass… and its based out of LA. He's been asking me series preview questions before each step in these playoffs. Here's a taste of what I told LA:
There’s no need for predictions. We all know how badly you want to
beat L.A. So any final words to everyone out there. Boston. Los
Angeles. The NBA. Me. Whoever you want.
JOHN: The Lakers are boxing, the Celtics are UFC.
Boxing will win you a few fights… but UFC will break your goddamn neck
if you’re not careful. Gasol and Bynum don’t have that hardcore nature
in them. The Celtics… ALL OF THEM… do. When push comes to shove,
Gasol and Bynum will piss themselves… and piss Kobe off.
So to Boston: we’re winning this thing.
To Los Angeles: Boston’s winning this thing.
To the NBA: Boston’s winning this thing.
To you: Boston’s winning this thing.
To that random guy talking to himself on the back
of the bus while wearing a tattered denim jacked and clutching an 80’s
boombox: Take a fucking shower. You stink. But wait until after
Boston wins this thing.
Because Boston… IS… winning this thing.
There was some actual analysis in that piece besides my trash talking.
But we're 10 hours away from the game… and I'm ready to knock someone's head off.