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JordansBulls
03-24-2009, 08:29 AM
What were some playoff matchups that you wanted to see happen a certain year, but didn't happen that would have made the playoffs even better.

Here are a few that come to mind that I personally wanted to see that would have been good.

Lakers vs Celtics (1985-1986) Would have been good to see if Boston takes out the Lakers this year when losing to them in '85 and '87

Bulls vs Rockets (1996-1997) Wanted to see MJ and Pippen against Hakeem, Barkley and Drexler

Kings vs Spurs (2002-2003) Too bad Webber got hurt or this would have been a good series to see

Cavaliers vs Heat (2006-2007) Wade vs Lebron when Shaq pretty much began to decline

Mavericks vs Spurs (2006-2007) The rematch of the series from the year before.

Suns vs Lakers (2007-2008) Could Phoenix continue to beat the Lakers or will the Lakers get over the hump. Also Shaq vs Kobe (1st time ever in a series)

Rockets vs Celtics (2007-2008) Too bad Yao got hurt or this would have been interesting seeing two top notch defensive teams with 2 stars go at it. Sort of like how it would have been in 1996-1997 with Bulls and Rockets
or even
Spurs vs Celtics (2007-2008) Duncan vs Garnett

Those are just some series that I wanted to see in the playoffs that never happened for that NBA season.

hotdogbun
03-24-2009, 09:22 AM
2009 Finals : Lakers vs. Celtics. too bad celtics wont make the finals lol

More shats!
03-24-2009, 10:56 AM
Raptors vs Lakers (2000-2001) NBA finals, Vince vs Kobe ,Charles Oakley and Antonio Davis vs Shaq.That series would have been huge because Vince and Kobe where the poster boys at the time and the media attention was going to be big.My Raps would have probably lost in 5 games but i really believe that Raps team would have given the Lakers the best series out of any east team that season.

Pacers vs Wolves (2003-2004) The 2 best teams of each conference at the time and the match up of KG vs JO two of the very best PF at the time would have been great to see.

Spurs vs Celtics (2007-2008) Lakers vs Celtics was a popular choice but it would have been nice to see this one.You got teams that have 3 big stars so i think this one go to 7 games and KG vs Duncan would have been great.

JordansBulls
03-25-2009, 10:41 AM
2004, I was pulling for a Minnesota and San Antonio series or a Lakers vs Kings in the WCF

jimbobjarree
03-25-2009, 10:47 AM
2007-Jazz-Cavs...would have been a hell of a lot more competitive than what actually was, and I think the Jazz would have won it all with that Cavs team back then not as strong they are now.

mfb_lt1birdman
03-25-2009, 11:07 AM
98 Finals. I would have liked to see LA get past Utah and face the Bulls in the Finals. I don't think LA would have stood a chance because that was a young team, but seeing at least one finals matchup between Kobe and MJ would have been sweet. Would have been interesting to see how that Bulls team would have done against a real center in Shaq too.

JordansBulls
03-25-2009, 03:40 PM
98 Finals. I would have liked to see LA get past Utah and face the Bulls in the Finals. I don't think LA would have stood a chance because that was a young team, but seeing at least one finals matchup between Kobe and MJ would have been sweet. Would have been interesting to see how that Bulls team would have done against a real center in Shaq too.

Yeah that would have been decent. But if the Lakers got swept by the Jazz they stood no chance against us.
Oh and the Bulls have played real centers in the playoffs and even conference finals just not the nba finals.

Hawkeye15
03-25-2009, 06:33 PM
Any series that includes the Wolves playing an eastern conference team.

JordansBulls
03-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Any series that includes the Wolves playing an eastern conference team.

In 2004 or any year?

handbanana55
03-25-2009, 07:39 PM
Bulls vs Rockets (1996-1997) Jordan,Pippen and Rodman vs Drexler,Dream and Barkley nuff said

td0tsfinest
03-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Suns vs Lakers (2007-2008) Could Phoenix continue to beat the Lakers or will the Lakers get over the hump. Also Shaq vs Kobe (1st time ever in a series)


you have to wonder. If the heat kept shaq, would they have been a title contender this year?

I think they have a chance to make noise in the playoffs. And if that trade never happened then maybe the suns would still be contenders in the west. Stupid Steve Kerr.

JordansBulls
03-26-2009, 01:08 AM
you have to wonder. If the heat kept shaq, would they have been a title contender this year?

I think they have a chance to make noise in the playoffs. And if that trade never happened then maybe the suns would still be contenders in the west. Stupid Steve Kerr.

Once the Bulls beat them they were done.