Editor's note: This article appeared before Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals.
LOS ANGELES -- As we wind toward the end of a thoroughly captivating NBA Finals, I'm reminded of something that was said to me at the beginning.
Prior to Game 1, I asked commissioner David Stern about the cycle of the same teams appearing in the Finals over and over again, and whether that was a concern to the league. As I noted in the Daily Dime (see item No. 2), five teams have won 27 of the past 31 championships.
Stern's response was interesting because it focused almost entirely....
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