This year marks the 10-year anniversary of when the Lakers beat the Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and thanks to NBA League Pass opening their archives, Jacob and Christian were able to re-watch the game and break it down on this week’s episode of “Can U Dig It?”
Full disclosure: This episode is a blatant ripoff of Bill Simmons’ “The Rewatchables” on The Ringer Podcast Network, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Jacob starts off the show by recapping the game, which looked like it was going to be a repeat of the 2008 NBA Finals to start. Then, a few unlikely heroes stepped and helped Kobe Bryant on a night where he was forcing things because of how bad he wanted that fifth ring.
Jacob and Christian then break off into categories, such as the plays that aged the best and worst, the player that won the series, and the most memorable sequence of the game — although anyone that remembers the game can probably guess what the best sequence on the night was.
“Bryant, looking. Artest — that’s a 3 — bang! Lakers by six with a minute to play.”