The 2020 NBA Finals

The NBA Finals begin tomorrow night and if you’re a betting man, you may want to consider placing a bet on the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only because they’re the better team, but because they’re also the predestined team. In “The Man Who Broke Free,” I wrote about the death of Kobe Bryant and the many “coincidences” surrounding it. Well, let’s see if we can tack on a few more of those to that list.

As most people know, Kobe Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers, and now his former team is in the NBA Finals the same year of his untimely death. Kobe died at the age of 41, just like the Lakers defeated the Trailblazers, Rockets, and Nuggets all 4 games to 1. LeBron James, the new face of the franchise, is in his 17th year of the league and the Lakers will have won 17 championships if they’re able to defeat the Miami Heat. The Lakers are 37-27 all-time against the Heat, meaning 4 more wins would get them to 41, which is the exact number of wins that would deliver them their 17th championship. Kobe Bryant won his 4th NBA championship 4 games to 1 in Orlando back in 2009, just like LeBron James has the chance to win his 4th NBA championship in the Orlando Bubble.

The parallels between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are stark, but let’s take a closer look at their NBA Finals records. Kobe Bryant was 5-2 all-time in the NBA Finals, while LeBron James is currently 3-6. Kobe Bryant won 3 championships in a row with Shaquille O’Neal in 2000, 2001, and 2002. LeBron James has the opportunity to do the same with Anthony Davis in 2020, 2021, and 2022. If he does complete the three-peat, his all-time Finals record would be 6-6. LeBron James, of course, wore the number 6 when he played for the Miami Heat. Do you see where I’m going with this? If you think I’m alluding to the number of the beast, you’re indeed correct. Of course, we’re a long way from LeBron winning 6 championships, but is it really that hard to fathom the possibility given the fact two other all-time greats have won 6 championships in Tom Brady and Michael Jordan? Could LeBron become the third superstar to complete the 6-6-6 trifecta before his career is over?

I also mentioned in my book about how the seven-year tribulation period began on September 23, 2017. Ironically enough, there are 41 days from September 23 to November 3, which is of course the date of the next presidential election. While this of course has nothing to do with the NBA, I began noticing several synchronicities regarding the number 41 since I became aware of the Kobe-LeBron parallels. Another one being the 41 generations that began with Abraham and ended with Jesus. While this may seem irrelevant, it may not be as unrelated as you may think when you consider the times we’re living in. Also, the first two games of the MLB playoffs ended by the score of 4-1.

Let’s also not ignore the fact that a team in Los Angeles is playing a team called the “Heat” in the NBA Finals the same year that the West Coast has been scorched with wildfires. Also, if the Lakers win the championship in six games, that would mean they would be celebrating their victory on October 11, 2020 which just so happens to be Father-Daughter Day. As most people know, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna both died in a helicopter crash earlier this year. This would only further prove how ritualistic professional sports are.

So, what does it all mean? For one, it means we’re living in a simulation composed of algorithms and binary code that’s ultimately controlled by artificial intelligence. The creator of this world may well be an advanced A.I. himself, but that’s another topic for another time. I’ve already stated before that we’re living in a scripted reality, a real life Truman Show. How many times have you heard a professional sports announcer proclaim, “You couldn’t have scripted it any better than that?” Perhaps, it’s not far from the truth.

They say nothing is certain in life except death and taxes, but there is one other thing that is certain in a year that has otherwise proven to be unpredictable. The Los Angeles Lakers WILL undoubtedly win the NBA Finals. Not just because they’re the better team, but because they’re the team of destiny.

Now, how ’bout them Dodgers?

Justin

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