Fans' dream comes true

Lakers vs. Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Does it get any better than this?

Updated: June 16, 2010, 11:09 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- This is the way it was supposed to be. This is the way we dreamed it would be. And luckily for us, this is the way it will be: Lakers, Celtics, Game 7, NBA Finals.

This is the kind of moment sports clichés -- do-or-die, must-win, no tomorrow, backs against the wall -- were created for, and the kind of game you'll talk about decades later no matter the outcome.

As much as this Lakers team doesn't want to think about history and its place in it, this is the Lakers' ...

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