Congratulations to the Boston Celtics, and to all of my friends who are loyal fans of theirs. The Celtics wrapped up their 17th NBA championship with a 131-92 humiliation of the Los Angeles Lakers at the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday night.
It was never a contest, as the Celtics blew them out by the second quarter. The Celtics just missed the record for the largest win ever in the NBA Finals, which is 42 points, set the by the Chicago Bulls in 1998 over Utah.
The Celtics completed the greatest one-year turnaround in NBA history with their first championship in 22 years. They also became the first Boston team to win a title in the city since they won that title in 1986.
I believe it also marks the first time the same city has held both the World Series title and the NBA title at the same time since the Dodgers won the World Series and the Lakers won the NBA title in 1988.
Once again, Boston is truly the City of Champions.