Fearless forecast: it’s going to be a repeat of the 2008 NBA Finals, in this year’s battle for the crown. New faces, new talents, but they’d better watch out for the dazzling Rajon Rondo.
In a few hours, Game 1 between the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics will begin. Go Boston!
I initially wagered for a Celtics-Spurs NBA Finals. But unfortunately the other day, the Lakers beat the Spurs to advance to the 2008 NBA Finals. Eventually, my reason for looking forward to an exciting NBA Finals started to dwindle.
But today I realized the Finals won’t be that boring after all. On the contrary, this could be the most interesting NBA Finals since the turn of the century as the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers relive their rivalry over the hardcourt.
At the rate at which the current Boston Celtics is going (29-3, or 90.6% winning percentage), it is very much likely that it will beat Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls record of 72-10 (72 wins and 10 losses, 87.8% winning percentage) in 95-96 season.
Let’s start out a discussion. Have the Celtics been that good with their three superstars in the person of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett?
How would you compare the Allen-Pierce-Garnett trio vs. Jordan-Pippen-Rodman(?)? Can the Boston Celtics live up to the fans’ expectations? If ever the Celtics could pull down the Bulls’ record, can they be able to successfully snatch the crown from powerhouse Spurs?
Let’s also compare individual stats:
This is a guest post from Sherwin.
I can’t believe that the Celtics didn’t get any of the top 2 picks! This is an outrage! Boston had the second worst record in the league and they only got the 5th pick. Celtics fans have been hurting for so long, I felt their pain when I was in Boston. Everybody there was expecting a top 2 pick. Boston must be mourning right now. They haven’t recovered from the heartbreak they suffered 10 years ago when they lost to the Spurs in the 1997 Lottery. They had the worst record that year. First Duncan, now Oden/Durant. My heart is broken. The 2008 season is already a lost cause.
I suspect a conspiracy. I find it so strange that the top 2 picks went to Northwest teams. Portland and Seattle both have problems with their arena and are considering moving their franchises to other cities. David Stern wanted them to stay put and therefore awarded them Oden and Durant. F$^@* Stern, ^&#@;$# the NBA! I’m done with Celtics. F&!!;$(@#X;$!!!