4 Jun 2010

Lakers favourites for NBA title

6:42 pm on 4 June 2010

The most powerful man in the United States is picking the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA basketball title.

The finals started in LA on Friday with the Lakers winning game one 102-89 as they look to defend their crown against old rivals the Boston Celtics, who upset favourites Cleveland on their way to the finals.

President Barack Obama, one of the game's biggest fans and a man who regularly works out on the court, is picking the Lakers to hold onto their title.

This is the 12th time the two storied franchises have met in the NBA finals. The last time they met was in 2008 when the Celtics won 4-2.

The two clubs are the most succesful in the game. Boston have won 17 titles and Los Angeles 15.