The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are not only seeking their 16th NBA championship but also redemption after a humbling loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA finals.
The Lakers still have the bitter after taste of their humiliating finals loss two years ago and they weren't shy about bringing it up at practice on Wednesday.
"There's a lot of history behind this match-up," Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. "There's personal history from 2008. Our main focus is to do what it takes to beat them and come out as NBA champions.”