Los Angeles Lakers: 4 lessons from LeBron James closing out Boston Celtics

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The Los Angeles Lakers played their greatest rival in the Boston Celtics. The best rivalry in the NBA provided the best game of the season. Lake Show Life beaks the game down in Lake Show Life Lessons. Like it or not, there will be a player from the Celtics in one of them.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics represent the greatest rivalry in sports. These two franchises are the NBA. That loud “YES” that you might have been heard is not from the Los Angeles Lakers or the Staples Center faithful. It is from the ESPN executives and the NBA front office.

NBA ratings have been awful this season and if this game doesn’t turn things around, nothing will. The NBA’s greatest rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers played in the greatest game this season so far. WOW, what a game.

Who would have thought the Lakers would follow up their worst game of the season getting blown out 139-107 in Boston, with possibly their most important win of the season. With no Kemba Walker, who finally played on a team that actually beat LeBron’s earlier this season, Boston gave the Lakers everything they had down to the last second. Literally.

Lake Show Life will discuss those free throw misses late, but Jayson Tatum was called for an offensive foul with a karate chop on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to escape with a 114-112 win on a Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.

The one good thing about this Lake Show Life Lessons franchise is that this is about NBA basketball and not just about the Los Angeles Lakers.

With the Kobe Bryant memorial coming up on Monday, this moment right here shows how much respect Kobe Bryant has in general and how close-knit the entire NBA is as a family.

When Mr. Russell, the ultimate Celtic, comes in with a Lakers jersey to honor Kobe Bryant, that cements Bryant’s status as an all-time icon. Take a long look at this video NBA fans, this is the first and LAST time you will see Mr. Russell in Purple and Gold.

There were other former Celtics that were in attendance. How many fans would have loved watching Kevin Garnett and Anthony Davis go at it in their primes? My goodness, most would have called in sick the next day from school or work just to witness it.


The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to run away with the top seed with the Clippers getting upset by the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night and a season series lead on the Denver Nuggets. The team is riding a five-game winning streak and now have won seven of their last eight games.

At 43-12, the Lakers have a 6.5 game lead over the Clippers in the Pacific Division. At this rate, those two losses may not even matter at this point. The Clippers have picked a bad time in the season to go on a three-game losing streak.

As if things couldn’t be getting any better, Markieff Morris is in the fold officially signed as of Sunday afternoon for $1.75 million NBA disabled player exception.

Let’s get to a wild and crazy Lake Show Life Lessons!