Unless the Lakers are planning on running Nash, Kobe, Artest, Gasol, and Howard for 48 minutes, I think their lack of a bench is going to kill them. Nice starting 5 on paper, but nothing else behind it.
OKC didn't do anything to make me believe they can beat the Heat.
San Antonio has the ability, but OKC can run them straight out of the building. Depends on the matchups and if they run out of gas again.
Chicago will be solid, but no Rose will get them nowhere in terms of the Finals.
Boston always plays Miami tough. Really display the heart and fight of champions. I'd give them the best shot against the Heat.
But until proven otherwise, Miami is the team to beat again in 2012-2013. If LeBron can continue to play like that and they get more than 50% of Wade this time, they'll blow teams out.
If the lakers can get by okc and Miami can get by Boston it should be a good series. I think Miami will win and im sure lakers fans think they will win. This season will be epic
I think they are the clear cut 3 best teams in the NBA; but I think on paper any of those 3 teams could win the championship. Neither team is really a favorite IMO. You never know though, I wouldnt be surprised if the spurs or celtics pulled something out of their ***.
The heat got better, the thunder got better (more experience), and the lakers got better
I think they would, it is about match ups and Boston matchup with Miami better than any other team in the league.
Some of us a starting to overrate boston, they had a good series against Miami, but thats it. They may be a top 2 team in the east but they certainty will not finish there, they are not a regular season team.