The action is bonkers, the drama is breathtaking, the nightly spectacle is the most magical stretch in sports.
It’s the King versus mortality, the Beard versus doubt, the Dubs versus the world.
Yet one of most intriguing subplots of these NBA playoffs involves two parties who have been watching from afar.
Two fallen champions with their noses pressed against the glass. Two former greats dreaming of future vindication. Two troubled souls who, while standing alongside each other, should realize they need each other.
The Lakers and Kawhi Leonard.
The Lakers are watching because they’re a team without a superstar. Leonard is watching because he’s a superstar...