I wrote a column Thursday in which I contended that NBA games are not fixed.
The response can be typified by this sentence: So I guess professional wrestling isn't fixed, either.
When a result is not what most people desire, they look for somebody to blame, and they often choose conspiracies.
Their team didn't win? The powers that be conspired against it.
Didn't get the promotion (or keep the job?) Bosses, the corporation or illegal aliens conspired against you.
Get pulled for doing 85 on I-485 and the car in front of you and behind you, cars going just as fast, did not? The law conspired against you.
If the NBA were fixed, if results were predetermined, the Los Angeles Lakers would have hung onto their lead Thursday night and beaten the Boston Celtics. These are the teams the NBA wanted in the finals, and the league would like the series go to seven games, a development that because of Thursday's outcome is highly unlikely.
So this proves the series isn't fixed.
Unless, of course, the league was tired of the accusations and wanted to look honest and tricked the world by ensuring that the team it didn't want to win did.