My Poor Portland Trailblazers have been eliminated from the playoffs so I no longer have a horse in the race
Western Confrence 2nd Round
La Lakers Vs. Dallas Mavericks - La Lakers in 6.
OKC Thunder Vs. Memphis Grizz - Thunder in 7.
Eastern Confrence 2nd Round
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat - Boston Celtics in 7.
Atlanta Hawks Vs. Chicago Bulls - Atlanta Hawks in 7.
LA Lakers Vs. OKC Thunder - LA Lakers in 6.
Boston Celtics Vs. Atlana Hawks - Boston Celtics in 6.
Boston Celtics Vs. LA Lakers - LA Lakers in 7.
Phil Jackson Retires thus ending the LA Lakers dynasty with his 4th three-peat. Boston and San Antonio are too aged to compete. The Miami Heat rise up as the next great dynasty in the NBA, possibly even record breakingly so. (For those of you questioning Eric Spoelstra, he's basically a puppet being controlled by Pat Riley. The second this guy starts fucking something up he'll be out in a seoncd and it'l be Riley himeself or a then available Doc Rivers).
"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE KNICKS?!?"
Edit: Unless they get Chris Paul and fire D'Antoni and bring in a Don Nelson. This guy took an 8th seeded Golden State Warriors team into a playoff series victory over the 1 seed Dallas Mavericks with literally almost every player on the roster having zero post game, zero bigs, and zero defense. Obviously a Byron Scott or Avery Jonson would be more suited but contracts may hinder that. Doc Rivers will only be coaching for Boston or Florida team as his family resides in Orlando.
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As to why I have the bulls exiting in the second round against the hawks. I havn't been a Bulls beliver all year. I think everyone is too caught up in the flash of Rose to realize that when put up against an east elite what are they gonna do? Rose has proven nothing and Boozer is the guy that came from the most under-achieving team in the west. Not to mention his constant under-earning of his paycheck that says he should be better than he is. If they beat the hawks ill be a little shocked but not too much. The thought of them getting into the finals, however, is a non-existant farce.
Final Note: If I'm Chicago after I get bounced from the playoffs I give Boozer untill trade deadline next season to start playing at an all star level or I'm trading him for max value and picking up a solid forward in the draft. Unless he steps up he isn't worth wasting the salary cap. Catching glimpses of inconsistent perfection once in a blue moon can only take me so far untill it's expected that you play at the level you are capable of consistantly to earn that type of a paycheck. Kobe Bryant doesn't have a 30 10 game 1 in 15 times. Consistancy earns money not potential. That goes for championships as well.
Last edited by Standalone; 2011-05-03 at 03:29 PM.
Thank you Standalone for reminding me why I get sick of the NBA every year around this time.
I'd be happy if the Celtics and Lakers would just fall off the map. Literally, figuratively, your choice.
Heat for me ( i've been a heat fan before lebron got there so yeah ). Even if they don't make it, man you gotta love the playoffs!
As for trading Boozer. Good fucking luck with that. What team is going to want to take his salary? Nest season is $13.5 million and it ramps up to $16.8 in 2014/15 his last contractual year. He probably has a NMC also (not sure as HoopsHype doesn't list clauses afaik).
Last edited by conscript; 2011-05-03 at 07:54 PM.
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If any team wants what is essentially a bench role player like Boozer, it is the TWolves. They already have 9 NBA D-league or bench players on their actual team, to go with their one real NBA starter quality player in Kevin Love, I'm sure they wouldn't mine another.
Hope the celts win it,but ihaving troule seeingthem get past the heat. Ild like to see fromthe west the Ohklahoma city thunder but who knows
That swirling sucking sound you might be hearing is my Celtics and Lakers going down the toilet.
Now I need to figure out who to like for the rest of the playoffs. damm
Operation Red Wing
Lakers are going down! I really hope they lose, I don't like them.
Mavs easy...team so good and when you got Dirk...(no one can stop him, anyone in the league could cover him and it would be a mismatch) he shoulda been the mvp not rose...i mean, 48 pts...really? he is unstoppable, and so are the Mavs.
The "real" championship is being played now imo.
Last edited by kunah; 2011-05-19 at 02:17 AM.
Operation Red Wing