It may be better than anyone thought. Weeks ago the odds were being laid down that NBA fans would be seeing a matchup of all time greats as Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers took to the court against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s the stuff dreams are made of or at least the dreams of media moguls. The NBA TV revenue looked to be fantastic. NBA Finals Tickets were going to the hottest thing since sliced bread.
The King James and company ran face first into one overwhelming truth: You need a TEAM to take you to the promised land and LeBron couldn’t do it all alone. Despite a superhuman effort it still comes down to execution and playing as a team. Isn’t that a good thing?
So now NBA Finals tickets will present what every NBA fan wants to see anyway. The two best TEAMS playing for all the marbles.
It may be a good thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers also, in the long term. Maybe now management can get over the whole superman thing and put a better cast of characters around what’s probably the best NBA player to ever hit the court. With just a smidgeon more help, LeBron could have carried Cleveland to the top. Now they’ll have to watch the Lakers and Orlando Magic show just how far the team concept can carry you.