I really like the spectacle of the NBA finals, and the playoffs in general. Right now we are at game 4 with the Magic trailing the Lakers 2 games to 1. This game is pivotal because if the Lakers win, they will be one game from winning the title and the series seemingly over. Yet, if the Magic win, it is a 2-2 series and the Magic having game 5 at home.
That is an immense difference. Certainly more than game 1 or 2.
Compare this game to a 2-2 series and a game 5. Either team goes up by 1 game either way.
This is what sports is all about. Pressure. On both sides.