Since Dick Bavetta led Los Angeles to victory with a dozen assists (and a couple of gritty rebounds), there will be a Game Six in Boston on Tuesday. This Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals will wear on for at least one more game. And I need to make my hopes for it known. This isn’t an entry so much as a plea to the Gods of Sport. And to them, I pray today:
Gods of Sport, please allow Kevin Garnett to hang 25 points (including eight in the final four minutes) and 15 rebounds on the Lakers, thus removing his “wilts under pressure” stigma.
Gods of Sport, please empower the Celtics fans to come up with more hurtful and offensive chants to direct at Kobe Bryant.
Gods of Sport, please sooth and refresh the various ailing joints of Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce, that they may do your will.
Gods of Sport, please give Pau Gasol the grains and wild greens he needs to survive.
Gods of Sport, please inspire the New Kids on the Block to hold a free concert on the Boston Common if the Celtics win.
Gods of Sport, please let Boston finish this.