'Los Angeles Lakers: 2010 NBA Finals Series'
(Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Ron Artest, et al / 8-Disc DVD / NR / 2010 / IMAGE Entertainment)
Overview: A rivalry renewed and a hotly anticipated rematch two years in the making! The 2010 NBA Finals exceeded the hype as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, the two most successful franchises in NBA history, picked up where they left off in 2008 when the Celtics defeated the Lakers to earn the title.
DVD Verdict: If you forgot, but why would you have, this incredible 2010 NBA Finals was definitely one of the best finals! Coming down to the last two minutes of game 7, the two biggest rivals of the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics went to war on the basketball court - and that was that; history in the making unfolded!
And now, this hefty Blu Ray and DVD set (sold separately) rolls around with its multiple discs, the first ones in each package of which offer up the entire Games 1-7 of the tension-wracked 2010 NBA Finals series between Boston and Los Angeles.
Indeed, its the final disc in each collection that compiles all of post-game press conferences, spanning Games 1-7. And, yes, this includes Ron Artest's classic wacky, exuberant Game 7 post-conference interview on the dais ("I got Wheaties!")!
This has been one of the most intense, most hotly-contested NBA Finals in recent memory, and each featured game also comes with a mini-movie which provides an overview of that game, and the sights and sounds leading up to that game (including sound bites from players, coaches, and fans).
You should know that each of these mini-movies consists of clips lifted straight from the L.A. Lakers' NBA Championship 2009-2010 DVD, minus the voice-over narrator. But, does that make any difference ... hell no!
I mean, aside from anything else, this fantastic set also includes Doris Burke's immediate and surreal post-game interview with Ron Artest - "Well, first off, I want to thank everybody in my 'hood..."! And the Larry O'Brien trophy presentation. I know this DVD set is pricey but for all you Lakers fans, this is about as must-have as it gets! [HB] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Post-Game Press Conferences:
- Game 1: Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant
- Game 2: Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, Ray Allen
- Game 3: Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant
- Game 4: Doc Rivers, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Nate Robinson & Glen Davis
- Game 5: Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett
- Game 6: Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant
- Game 7: Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest