June 14, 2010 BY John Kim
In 2008, the ‘Boston Three Party’ that led the Celtics to Championship glory, but 2010 was a different story. During the first 82 games, the Boston Celtics – a team one season removed from a title – was losing steam and finished the second half as an average, win one-lose one team. The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers were considered the favorites to emerge from the East but shades of ’08 as well as MVP-caliber play from Rajon Rondo boosted the Boston Celtics past those teams and into the NBA Finals. Boston has a chance to win its second title in three seasons, and can do so by taking one of the final two NBA Finals games in Los Angeles.
But that’s easier said than done; the Staples Center is Kobe Bryant’s Big Stage, and NBA fans can expect a grueling battle in Game 6 and hopefully a final showdown in Game 7. As the series moves back West, expect to see shoe colorways from Home to Away and vice-versa. Game 5 showed us a probably final look at the Nike Zoom Kobe V Big Stage Away colorway, and it looks as if Ray Allen shed the Air Jordan One6 One7 for good, as Allen wore the Air Jordan Icons for the entire game, the first such occurrence in the NBA Finals. There’s more to see so check out the Game 5 gallery after the jump. via Yahoo!.