Game 7 - DET over MIA
- Questions about Detroit winning the seriers when both Shaq and Wade were hurt have already been lamented over and over, but one questions remains. Would Kobe have let the Lakers, with Shaq, lose in the same situation? The answer can only be no. Kobe's ability to rise to the occasion, despite all that is going on around him (notice his game winning shot the day of a court appearance in Portland) would have triumphed over the same injury and pressure that Dwayne Wade was crushed by. It is forgotten how many big shots Kobe took at the end of series, end of games, and always made, bringing the Lakers back from the brink. Wade had that same chance during Game 7, and he was found not to measure up to the previous Shaq-sidekick.