Real Kings fans know the truth about '02 series loss to Lakers
The problem for Kings fans, in all of this glorious pseudo-vindication, is obvious. It sure isn't Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference finals, because almost every sentient NBA follower long ago concluded that was one of the worst-refereed big games in modern history. You'd almost rather believe the fix was in than accept that the officiating was really that wretched, which might be why weaselly Tim Donaghy's self-serving pap is getting so much earnest play these days.Nope, no issues about Game 6. It stunk. But for Kings folks, it isn't the full story.
Mark Kreidler's book "Six Good Innings," about the pressure-filled season of one Little League team intent on upholding its town's championship tradition, will be released July 1 and can be ordered now. His book "Four Days to Glory" has been optioned for film/TV development by ESPN Original Entertainment. A regular contributor to ESPN.com, Kreidler can be reached at email@example.com.
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