There was definitely talk about the racial stuff elsewhere but as a Celtics fan who was not from New England and was too young to have noticed the busing controversies, I thought it was mostly hot air blown by people looking to make something out of nothing. Sure the Celtics had white guys, but they had Parish and Maxwell and DJ too. The Celtics had a black coach and the Lakers a white coach. And was there a more hated Laker than Rambis? It was hardly Kentucky vs. Texas Western.