Los Angeles Lakers Win Second Straight Championship

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The Lakers edged out the Boston Celtics by a score of 83–79 to take Game 7 of the NBA Finals, earning the team its sixteenth championship and fifth in the past eleven years. Kobe Bryant, named series MVP, has now won the title five times. Adorably, Laker Ron Artest, who scored twenty points, thanked his shrink in the postgame interview: "I definitely want to thank my doctors,” he said, “My psychiatrist, she really helped me relax a lot." [AP]