Join me now for a trip back into the past when the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs were engaged in some epic NBA battles. How will we do it? By enjoying the Western Conference Finals where those same Lakers and Spurs are preparing to do battle. The Spurs earned their tickets by knocking off the upstart New Orleans Hornets in seven games. The Lakers put it to the Utah Jazz.
While some will say these aren’t the same Lakers, nor the same Spurs, does it really matter? Rivalries tend to transcend player changes and coaching changes don’t they? It is after all, cities that support NBA teams, and fans who live and breathe their loyalty at every game. Enjoy it Los Angeles. Enjoy it San Antonio. We in the rest of the NBA family envy you.