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Out of respect for your boss, Bill Simmons you should include the fact that Kobe’s “revenge championship” against the Celtics was made easier because of the Perkins injury in Game 6. Boston got destroyed on the boards by Gasol & Bynum that entire series and it was made worse by Perkins’ absence. His backup was a 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace who was content to shoot jumpers and 3s!

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