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12-29-2010, 06:45 PM
What would be some good NBA Finals Matchups this year?

Personally I would say

My 1st choice would be:

Spurs vs Celtics would be the top one for me. Both Shaq vs Duncan going for ring #5. Both Garnett vs Duncan (possibly top 2 PF ever although Malone has a case) going at it finally with great teams. Rondo vs Parker, Pierce vs Manu.

My 2nd choice would be:

Orlando vs Dallas - Dwight vs Dirk, Kidd vs Arenas to name a few.

NOTE: I am naming finals matchups that would be good that doesn't involve my team and that wouldn't be hyped up.

12-29-2010, 06:46 PM
Bulls vs anybody

rumble in the chi town every team we face would go ****ing downnnnnnnnnnnnn

12-29-2010, 06:50 PM
^^ lol wow.
1.spurs celtics
2.lakers heat
3.spurs heat
4.lakers celtics

12-29-2010, 06:50 PM
Bulls-Lakers (Intrigued by Derrick Rose on the big stage)

Cubs Win
12-29-2010, 06:52 PM
I think you could go Lakers vs. Boston, Miami, Chicago, or New York
Just because of the major markets or stories.

As for good match-ups:
I wouldn't mind seeing any of the Lakers, Spurs, or Mavs coming out of the West. As for the East, Miami obviously has the big story of their Big 3. In addition Boston and Orlando can certainly play some good basketball to match-up with any of those teams from the West.

Of course, I'd love to see my Bulls, but as of now we're more just on the outside looking in. But with a fully healthy team, they do have a shot to reach the finals this year with a few bounces going our way. This potential trade for an SG could help us out a lot as well.

John Walls Era
12-29-2010, 07:01 PM
Heat vs anyone. But Lakers vs Heat or Lakers vs Celtics is what I want to watch.

12-29-2010, 07:05 PM
I want to see Heat Lakers. I want this stupid Lebron v. Kobe to end.

But I wouldn't mind Lakers Celtics rematch. Boring just because it's happening again, but I loved that series last year, and would hope Shaq could even Kobe up with 5 while stopping Kobe in the process.

12-29-2010, 07:16 PM
Heat Vs Lakers - Kobe Vs Wade, Pau Vs Bosh, Artest Vs Lebron (fight every night LOL)... A lot of hype.
Celtics Vs Lakers - You know that!
Spurs Vs Heat - Manu Vs Wade, Duncan Vs Bosh.
Heat Vs Mavs - Dirk Vs Bosh, Cuban Vs Riley, Dallas Vs Miami, Butler Vs Wade, Marion Vs Lebron, NBA Finals 2006...
Bulls or Knicks Vs Lakers - Big markets...

12-29-2010, 07:34 PM
Top 5:

1) Heat/Lakers
2) Lakers/Celtics
3) Heat/Spurs
4) Spurs/Celtics
5) Mavs/Magic

12-29-2010, 07:39 PM
If my Heat are not in it, I think Celtics-Spurs would be a great finals

12-29-2010, 07:40 PM

Anything else would be a disappointment for me.

12-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Spurs/Lakers vs. Heat/Celtics

12-29-2010, 07:46 PM
Lakers vs Heat
Lakers vs Bulls
Lakers vs Celtics
Lakers vs Magic

12-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Lakers vs Boston would be even bigger than last year for the league. Kobe would reach an immortal level with the Lakers franchise if he led them them to another title over Boston and it would tie us for the league lead in most banners. The amount of start power on each roster is ridiculous. Both have the most depth in their conferences.

If I didn't pick the Lakers, I would say something like the Spurs and Boston, or the Heat and Denver. Both would be incredibly competitive series to watch.

12-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Celtics vs. Mavs....i'd root for the C's but i also want Dirk to win a ring..it's overdue (also for Kidd).

12-29-2010, 07:54 PM
Lakers vs anyone simply because they have a chance at another 3peat
DAL vs whoever to see if they can actullay win it all or chike again
Thunder vs whoever
anyone vs Heat to see them lose

12-29-2010, 08:42 PM
HEAT-MAVS. The Mavs get a chance for redemption from the 2006 season when they coughed up a 2-0 lead against the heat to eventually lose 2-4. The new look Heat try to achieve what they set out to do since the summer.

12-29-2010, 08:53 PM
#1 choice:
HEAT v.s. Lakers

They are full of super star,,
why not look at this fanatic games??

12-29-2010, 09:01 PM
Like others have said

Heat vs Mavs pt. 2

12-29-2010, 09:08 PM
Lakers against Heat or Celts or Magic

Spurs vs Celtics (defense vs defense)

Mavs vs Heat (the Mavs looking for revenge)

12-29-2010, 09:08 PM
Surprised only one person has mentioned the Thunder. They are Americas favorite team lol.

I would love to see:
Heat vs Thunder (my second favorite team)
Heat vs Lakers
Heat vs Spurs

I don't want to see Heat vs Mavs, although that' my prediction because i think they are the only team that can beat us.

12-29-2010, 09:18 PM
Healthy Bulls vs lakers
Healthy Lakers vs heat
Spurs vs celtics
Magic vs mavs ( two teams tht have been called "reg. season teams")
note* just for a playoff matchup Knicks vs Bulls and magic vs celtics

12-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Thunder Vs Bulls also

12-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Bulls vs Spurs
Lakers vs Celtics

12-29-2010, 09:44 PM
Magic vs Mavs would be something new and fun to watch

12-29-2010, 09:50 PM
I would be perfectly fine with Celtics vs. Lakers

I wouldn't want Spurs vs. Magic

12-30-2010, 12:46 AM
Heat vs Lakers (duh for ratings)
Spurs vs Celtics (I hope its this one)
Bulls vs Thunder (Young Gunz Takeover)
Spurs vs Heat
Mavs Vs Heat *Re-Match*
Magic vs Spurs
Lakers vs Celtics *Re-Match
Mavs vs Magic

List goes on..

12-30-2010, 12:57 AM

Ty Fast
12-30-2010, 01:13 AM
heat vs lakers, lakers vs boston, mavs vs heat

12-30-2010, 01:34 AM
Celtics Vs Lakers
Lakers vs. Orlando
Lakers vs. Miami

12-30-2010, 01:37 AM
heat mavs

beating the mavs twice in the finals would be epic, cuban would shoot himself

12-30-2010, 01:41 AM
1. Spurs-Celtics
2. LA-Miami
3. LA-Celtics
4. Spurs-Miami
5. LA-Bulls

12-30-2010, 01:42 AM
Heat vs Anything-Let's be serious. They'd get some many people watching just to hate/watch to lose
Lakers vs Celtics- Obvious
Magic vs Spurs- Only other matchup I'd want to see besides those.

12-30-2010, 01:57 AM
Lakers vs. Heat is probably everyones dream match-up.. Or at least should be.

Mavs vs. Heat would be another good one.

Anything with Lakers/Mavs vs Heat/Celtics should be good.

12-30-2010, 02:02 AM
Heat vs Lakers - no explanation needed

Thunder vs Heat (Durant/Lebron on the big stage)
Spurs vs Celtics/Heat
Lakers vs Celtics - not really interested in seeing this again though
Mavs vs Heat (rematch)

12-30-2010, 03:53 AM
My Top 3:
1. Spurs vs Celts - TD and Shaq battle it out for their 5th rings; defense vs defense and battle of the previous generation stars
2. Lakers vs Magic - 2009 Rematch after Magic bring back Turk; Nelson/Arenas vs Fisher/Blake, Kobe vs JRich/Redick & Dwight vs Bynum/Pau
3. Lakers vs Celtics - What maybe the final showdown for both teams for a while; Boston battles to create seperation, while the Lakeshow tries to even things out

12-30-2010, 03:55 AM
they've already gone at it twice and split
they legitimately hate each other
shaq vs kobe in the finals? havent we been dreaming of this since 04?

lakers/celtics. best team of this little era

12-30-2010, 04:21 AM
Spurs vs Celtics

01-03-2011, 01:17 PM
Lakers vs. Heat is probably everyones dream match-up.. Or at least should be.
Mavs vs. Heat would be another good one.

Anything with Lakers/Mavs vs Heat/Celtics should be good.

Not mine.

Spurs vs Celtics would be the best matchup. Pretty much two good teams where not one player would get more credit than the next if one team wins.

01-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Jazz-Anyone (homer pick)

01-03-2011, 01:32 PM
Lakers vs. Heat is probably everyones dream match-up.. Or at least should be.

Mavs vs. Heat would be another good one.

Anything with Lakers/Mavs vs Heat/Celtics should be good.


01-03-2011, 01:59 PM
The best part about this season is the strength on both sides of the league. The Spurs and Mavs have emerged as serious contenders in the West alongside the Lakers. In the East you have the Celtics, with Miami starting to figure things out, and an Orlando squad that retooled very nicely imo.

Who knows how the Finals will end up but all above mentioned teams are very exciting to watch. Im obviously rooting for anything Heat related.

01-03-2011, 05:17 PM
Lakers vs. Celtics


01-03-2011, 05:30 PM
Pistons vs. Kings

Giraffes Rule
01-03-2011, 06:11 PM
I want to see Spurs-Bulls.

01-03-2011, 10:31 PM
Lakers-Heat would drive the basketball world crazy. The most watched finals since the Jordan era i think. Then I would say Lakers-Boston to break off the tie between them two in these past three years..