Whoa, lay off Al Michaels a little. Yeah, I agree he was a little one-sided, but cut him some slack. It was his first NBA season and finals.
Besides, it is true that the majority of the media coverage is going to be on the Lakers. The same reason we have to hear about the NFL wanting an LA francise every year. It’s the second largest TV market in the country.
It’s also a soap opera right now in LA. Who’s staying? Who’s leaving? What’s next? I can only imagine the coverage in SoCal right now. I lived out there for most of the season and the sports radio dj’s were all over the Lakers nuts( except Petros Papadakis). I wish i could here Mychal Thompson now; damn he was horrible on the radio.
Not only that, but they did just win 3 championships a couple years ago. That’s the way it is sports. The top teams get the media attention. Jordan’s Bulls got it all throughout the 90’s. The Cowboys were suddenly "America’s Team in the early nineties.
I don’t agree with it, but we are a nation of bandwagon-ers. People like to watch the top teams and the teams with the most drama. Unfortunately for the Pistons they pulled a great upset and got very little credit.
Anyway, i started this reply defending Al Michaels. He is still one of the best in sports and it’s not his fault the entire NBA has an LA bias. He was just feeding to the masses.
On quick question for all you gamblers. I’m just curious, was Detroit favored in any of the games?