Sunday, April 17, 2011
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If you want to fully understand what crunch time, rivalry and the last two minutes really meant, go watch the entirety of the NBA Playoffs and experience full hand why the NBA Playoffs has got to be the most exciting sporting event on a non-Olympic and non-FIFA World Cup year. Literally everything boils down to this exciting 8 weeks of sporting spectacle.
The Los Angeles Lakers is almost automatically berthed to a finals seat as no one really can contest them in the Western Conference Finals. The real excitement (for me) would be in the East. Who will Chicago face in the Eastern Final? Will it be the veteran Bostons or the much hyped-up Heat? Will Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and the Amar'e Stoudamire/Carmelo Anthony pairing of the New York Knicks pull off some surprises?
Personally, I'm hoping for a Laker 3-peat. This could be Phil Jackson's final year as a coach and what stellar career he's had. Should the Lakers accomplish such feat, I'd be hoping for a NY Knicks or a Chicago Bulls in the final next year but if the Lakers can win some more, I wouldn't mind at all.
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