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NBA Finals ’08 Redux (What Might Have Been?) July 8, 2008

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Video Games.
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Back in early June, Kotaku’s Brian Crescente wrote about how EA Sports ran a simulation of what was then the soon-to-be-played NBA Finals to see who would come out on top. It’s something the folks over there — both at EA (who use their games in this way from time to time) and Kotaku (who write about it accordingly) — do somewhat regularly. The results? Lakers beat the Celtics in seven.

I wanted to write about it in the run-up to the actual Finals but never got around to doing so. All for the best, I suppose: since the real thing is already over, it’s fun to compare how the actual Finals measure up.

It also goes without saying the write-up makes for a curious look into what might have been — especially for Lakers fans out there.

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