Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The Celtics and Lakers are down once again. But are they out?   The cities of Boston and Los Angeles are home to the two preeminent franchises in the National Basketball Association. Their names are forever linked with each other, and are forever symmetrical with professional basketball. The Celtics and Lakers. The Lakers and Celtics. However, for the first time in 20 years, both the Celtics and Lakers are nowhere near a factor in the NBA landscape. More importantly, there is no timeframe on when the Lakers and/or the Celtics ever will be a factor again. Both of these teams entered the 2012-13 campaign with high hopes. Both were considered challengers to regain the NBA throne. For the Celtics, they were considered more of a dark horse contender that could maybe steal one more championship with the core of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. At the very least, and quite frankly, probably even more importantly, it would be a positive transition year. Where some of the young talent on the t...
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