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JordansBulls
01-31-2009, 07:44 PM
I'm not talking about just a bad team that gets in as the 8th seed, but a team that maybe was good and had a key player injured that got the 8th seed sort of like the 1999 Knicks did.

With that in mind,

Will a team that is the 8th seed in the playoffs ever win the NBA Title in a season?

Missing56&33
01-31-2009, 07:48 PM
first year

8th seed NY KNICKS will beat the Rockets in 7

kvrnm
01-31-2009, 08:53 PM
if it did happen, it would be to a team that had injuries the whole year, and then were healthy at playoff time, thats the only way i could ever see it happening..... in 99 i believe the knicks made it to the finals as an 8 and lost in 6 to san antonio. thats prolly the closest an 8 seed has come to a title.

HOZ THE KNICK
01-31-2009, 09:14 PM
the knicks will shock the world this yr.

Testaverde16
01-31-2009, 09:24 PM
I think its possible with how competitive the West is and should continue to be, its not likely, but its tough to say it will NEVER happen...

miller
01-31-2009, 09:55 PM
Its possible but very unlikely. Unless the team got off to a poor start and made drastic changes at trade deadline (something like what Boston did in 2007 but during the season) or was injured heavily all year but healthy in the playoffs. It would be nice to see though. It would make teams considering tanking think twice and ask what if?

Nighthawk
02-01-2009, 12:09 AM
I said Yes....IT HAS TO HAPPEN...maybe even when im dead and gone it could happen. Anything could happen. Arizona Cardinals might win a superbowl. An 8th seed could win the title

lakers4sho
02-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Of course it will happen, we just don't know when :shrug:

Joshtd1
02-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Yep, Im sure it will. Question is when

Kakaroach
02-01-2009, 01:44 AM
I think the Utah Jazz might even have a shot at winning it this year once they get Carlos Boozer and AK-47 back. And if the West continues to be competetive, it might happen soon.

Mets4Life101
02-01-2009, 01:49 AM
Personally, i dont see it happening.

Drtino
02-01-2009, 02:46 AM
I said Yes....IT HAS TO HAPPEN...maybe even when im dead and gone it could happen. Anything could happen. Arizona Cardinals might win a superbowl. An 8th seed could win the title

Eventually it will happen...

Go Cardinals...

Wilson
02-01-2009, 02:55 AM
There's many hundreds of years of NBA basketball to be played yet, it has to happen some time...:shrug:

*Superman*
02-01-2009, 03:09 AM
Of course.

IRUAM #21
02-01-2009, 03:15 AM
Yep some team will do it.

NyYaNkEeS 91
02-01-2009, 10:55 AM
sure why not

JordansBulls
02-01-2009, 10:57 AM
There's many hundreds of years of NBA basketball to be played yet, it has to happen some time...:shrug:

You never know how long the professional sport will last.