Dude, I was only one game off when I predicted a sweep.
So we're both right on par. OKC is really good.
Also, not sure if you've thought about this, but the distance between where I live to San Antonio is about the same as Corvallis to Portland. I'm just a little over an hour away. I'm almost thinking of driving over there on a game night just to feel the buzz around the area, but not sure I will.
I was living in LA during the finals when they were in it a couple of years ago.
Check it out. I had a dream last night that might be a solution for the Lakers (my least favorite team in pro sports).
Ready for this?
Trade Bynum and Gasol for Dwight Howard.
Trade Artest + cash/draft picks or role players for Deron Williams
Acquire Steve Nash for cheap to play back-up to Williams, while adding leadership.
Surround the rest of the team with young guys, trading guys like Blake and Barnes for young, athletic talent.
What you're left with:
and a bunch of young athletic guys.
Kobe can shoot all day long knowing Howard will get rebounds and can actually score while in the post. Williams be be the first real talented point guard the Lakers have had in a very long time, and Nash can provide that up tempo pace to roll with the young guys in the 2nd unit.
That's what I came up with last night
Nash is one of my favorite players. Even if he ends up on the Lakers, I'll still cheer against them. It's far more likely he'll end up in Dallas though (although those guys added older players like Vince Carter and got ousted by a younger, more athletic team in the Thunder).