Found September 26, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images The Boston Celtics, and Los Angles Lakers are forever linked. They have faced off 12 times in the NBA Finals, with the Boston Celtics winning 9 of those meetings. Many Celtic fans, and even some NBA fans argue, and dispute the Lakers 16 titles. Many believe that the Lakers shouldn't receive credit for the five NBA Championships won in Minneapolis.I would love for the NBA to discredit the titles, but it's not happening. The Celtics have a small edge of the Lakers as it stands with 17 banners. It always seems when the Celtics are good, the Lakers are good as well. There has only been one championship era where the Celtics and Lakers didn't square off in the Finals. The Lakers,and Celtics were competitive in the 70's at the same time, but their paths didn't cross. When Celtic pride was rejuvenated in 2007 when Danny Ainge pulled off the two big trades that brought in Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.The Lakers pulled off a trade thems...
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