Originally Posted by NumberSix
IMO, a choke is losing when you should have won. Like, Durant didn't by any means choke last season. Harden certainly did. LeBron choked in 2011, but not in 2007. Kobe didn't choke in 2008. The Celtics were the better team. He did however choke/chuck in 2004. The Lakers really should have won that series.
2008 LALs were PICKED as FAVORITES to win the series (HINT: Season MVP was playing for Lakers in his prime. LAL had seasoned veteran NBA Finals coach in Phil J vs Doc Rivers a rookie finalist)
2008 Lakers were PICKED to win it all in 6 games. BOS were only suppose to give them a tough fight.