Friday, April 17, 2009

NBA Playoffs 2009

Fail (sorry, but I couldn't say it in any other way)
This season has been injury plagued and, frankly, extremely depressing. They started off decently, but ever since then they have had hot streaks and cold streaks - losing to teams both bad and mediocre. I don't see the passion and "team cohesion" that was present last year and the will to win has gone down a level or two.

Honestly, even with Celtics bias, they don't stand much chance of getting into the Eastern Conference Finals. Chances are they'll have to face the Magic in the second round and with no KG they don't really have a good shot. Perkins and Powe are fantastic big men (don't get me wrong), but they have nothing on Superman -___-
I still love you and will be cheering for the green. Oh, and thankfully Danny Ainge had a speedy and successful recovery from a minor heart attack Thursday. One of the best GM (still probably the best) in the game right now.

My Playoff Predictions:

Eastern Conference
1. Cavs, Celtics, Magic, Hawks all make it to second round.
2. Cavs destroy the Hawks, the Celtics/Magic will have a memorable series where (unfortunately) the Magic win.
3. Cavs win the Eastern Conference finals in an epic battle.

Western Conference
1. Lakers (need I say more?)

Hmm...LeBron vs. Kobe probably the hottest topic this whole bloody season.
Yup, Cavs are going to win. LeBron James will show his true colors, his blood and grit, and flat-out stomp the Lakers in the finals. Yes, call me crazy but it is feasible and highly likely in my eyes.

Watch for the Hawks and Rockets for any upsets.