DON’T FORGET THE NBA
With the break in March Madness, a quick look at the NBA playoffs with the ‘ol “If the season ended today” scenario.
In my opinion the best series in the East would be #3 Washington vs. #6 Miami. In the West it would be #4 Utah vs. #5 Houston.
Houston has pounded on the East to attain their 42-25 record. They are only 21-19 in conference. Utah is 43-23 and they are 25-12 in conference and they would be hosting the series. Still, I would enjoy the Sloan vs. Van Gundy coaching matchup as well as watching Yao, McGrady, AK-47 and Deron Williams. It would be some solid basketball.
I begged for the Bulls to draft Gilbert Arenas with their 2nd round pick in the 2001 draft. It seemed like a lock as he was still on the board after the end of the first round. But not for Jerry Krause. He instead chose Trenton Hassell. Hassell was selected after Tony Parker and right before Gilbert Arenas. Oh what could have been.
Arenas has turned into one of the most entertaining players in the game. Oh, and he can ball too. He gets to the line 10 times a game, so as usual it will be interesting to watch the officiating in that series, mostly due to the Heat. This series could get really nasty.
The Bulls would play Toronto. I don’t know how many games it would take but I’m almost certain the Bulls would win the series. So if Washington beats Miami, the Bulls would then get the Pistons in round 2. How fun would that be? If Miami wins, the Bulls would face the Cavs.
The final four in the West will likely be Utah, San Antonio, Phoenix and Dallas. March Madness is fun. But the NBA is fantastic! Don’t forget it. The playoffs will be insane this year and I’m really looking forward to it.
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