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Lakers' legacies hang in the balance

Updated: June 14, 2010, 5:44 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- With all those trailers run during the Los Angeles Lakers-Boston Celtics series, it's hard to keep "The Karate Kid" out of your head these days.

One of my favorite scenes in the original movie comes during the climactic tournament. Daniel LaRusso is in the trainer's room suffering from an illegal kick to his knee. Despite the injury, he wants to keep fighting. Mr. Miyagi tells him it's not necessary; his performance made it clear he could have won. He has nothing left to ...

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