Ray Allen didn't want to watch. Kevin Garnett couldn't. The Celtics' title defense had been stopped in the second round, and if the next NBA champion wasn't going to be them, it didn't matter who it was.
"I'm just so pro me and the team I play on," Allen said, when asked why he didn't watch the Lakers-Magic Finals last season. "So once it comes down to the two teams [in the Finals], I know somebody is going to win it. My curiosity never peaks.
"When we lost, it was probably a good time for me to get rest. I hadn't been with my kids all year, so my TV was on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel."