¿Where are you, Juan Carlos?
Two teams teetering on the edge, two series remarkably similar in a few outstanding features. With FC Barcelona one game from elimination at the hands of Caja Laboral Baskonia in the ACB championship series, BallinEurope – like so many others – is looking for answers to the Blaugrana’s mysterious woes.
Perhaps some might be found in watching that other series … you know, that one about Lakers-Celtics. After all, that championship pits a team of stars against a team greater than the sum of its parts. That championship has a season-starting favorite against an underrated perpetual contender.
But most importantly, that championship isn’t over, either. Can the Los Angeles Lakers turn things around? Sure, we believe. So certainly hope is not gone from Barcelona’s quarters, either, but the uncharacteristic performances of games one and two must be addressed if there’s to be any tomorrow for ostensibly the best team in Europe.
Throw in the tapes, Blaugrana, and study up on the NBA Championship Series. BiE’s five-part formula for a Barcelona comeback would include the following tenets.