Many of you may be living under a rock and now know the Boston Celtics are 2-0 against the one-man show that is the Los Angeles Lakers. Well, the man above may not be your perenial all-star or Finals MVP, but he’s taken an amazing journey to get where he is today.
See, Leon Powe faced tragedy when he was 7 years old and the family home burned to the ground forcing them to live on the streets before being sent off to foster homes. It’s an amazing story of perseverence especially when you take into account that in his first major NBA Finals Game he scored 21 points in 15 minutes of play.
Obviously, the series isn’t over but as a Boston fan, it’s hard not to pull for Leon “The Show” Powe to succeed in every endeavor he pours himself into. Never to be looked over, but PJ Brown, Kendrick Perkins and James Posey all played incredible off the bench allowing Rajon Rondo to pick up 16 assts showing his ability for true point guard play down the stretch.
The Lakers face the Celtics Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Game 3, with Game 4 to follow Thursday. Phil Jackson has already stated the series will change “once we’re back at Staples” but unless they can stop the Boston bench from imposing their will, we’ll be parading down Commonwealth Ave in Boston after Game 6.