The sports news services are carrying a story that Kendrick Perkins will be playing in Game Six. Some Lakers fans are writing and bemoaning the fact that the Lakers odds of winning the Tuesday night elimination game just went down.
For the Lakers fans, if the belief is that the team from the left coast is truly the better team, then it does not matter. If the Lakers believe that they are the superior team, then they want Perkins playing. They want to see Rajon Rondo in the game. They want to see Paul Pierce unhampered by his knee. If indeed the Lakers are the better team, they want to win the championship with all the available Celtics ready to play. It would be a championship without an asterisk.