Today the Los Angeles Lakers finally finished their series win against the weaker Orlando Magic. Kobe Bryant finally got his 4th title, first without Shaq. He took home the coveted most valuable player trophy deservingly. However, it was not all Kobe to earn this championship. This title has just as much to do with the play of Pau Gasol, the energy of Trevor Ariza, the leadership of Derek Fisher, and the x-factor in Lamar Odom. The lakers won by playing consistent defense for the first time in the playoffs.
Now, lets take a look back on the NBA season. Kobe got his ring, Lebron got his MVP, and the NBA took a dramatic turn in quality play. There are more good teams in the league now then ever before. This year we had the emergence of some young stars. These include Danny Granger, Brandon Roy, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, as well as Rudy Gay. We also saw the comeback of superstar player Dwayne Wade. The NBA hasn’t been this entertaining in a long time, and thats a welcome sight to see as a fan of basketball. Despite all this greatness, we had to suffer through injuries to Manu Ginobli, Kevin Martin, Gilbert Arenas, Andrew Bogut, Michael Redd, and Kevin Garnett. This is the disappointing side of basketball. As great as this NBA season was, we can only look forward to the greatness that will be the 2009-2010 season!
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