View Poll Results: Who will win the 2008 NBA Finals?

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  • Celtics in 4

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  • Celtics in 5

    2 2.41%
  • Celtics in 6

    22 26.51%
  • Celtics in 7

    16 19.28%
  • Lakers in 4

    1 1.20%
  • Lakers in 5

    7 8.43%
  • Lakers in 6

    24 28.92%
  • Lakers in 7

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    Default 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Well, here we are. The Indiana Pacers are readying themselves to try to snag a future star with the #11 pick in the NBA draft, and the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are about to do battle for the NBA's ultimate prize.

    Who turned back the clock to 1987?

    So, who will win, and who will you be rooting for?

    I say the Lakers take it in 6. But I'll be pulling for the green.

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    I like the L.A. in 6, too. Likewise, I suspect I'll end up pulling for Boston.

    Don't particularly like either group, but I just flat out can't root for Kobe. Despite his apparent maturation and his incomparable talent, I just don't like him.

    Plus, seeing him out there in the purple and gold in the finals, even minus Shaq, will give me flashbacks to the 2000 championship loss.
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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    I almost said Lakers in 5 but went with 6. If they get the first 2, it still may be 5 even with the dumb 2 3 2 format.

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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    I have some IRONY I am gonna put on you all for a second....


    the last time there was a Lakers vs Celtics Finals was in 1987 !!!




    They say history repeats itself... Let's hope that holds true in this particular case ...

    Cause...

    I want you all to think about this for a moment.... and reflect..

    The year , 1987 ... who did the Indiana Pacers draft?????

    haha yup....

    1987
    1. Reggie Miller, UCLA (11)



    Even MORE IRONIC .... AT PICK 11 !!! ...


    I'm telling you , if we decide wisely on who we choose for the draft... the cards of fate could most definitely be in our favor , to maybe make something happen ...

    the next Pacer's lifer maybe?? or future All-Star ??
    I sure as hell hope so...

    My gut feeling tells me we should pick a Bruin... ala Love if he is available (doubtful) or Westbrooke if he is available (possibly)

    As much as I like Love ... I really see something special in Westbrooke.. his instincts and good decision making is what really attracts me to picking him.. You can't teach instinct nor passion...



    damn.. now I am anxious... to see how it all unfolds..
    LOL


    Even though I hate the Lakers , and WANT Boston to win...


    In keeping with the good mojo , and staying back on topic... I'ma say Lakers in 6 .... just like in 87 lol

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    Lakers should win in 5 or 6 games.

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    Where's the who cares option?

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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    [quote=D-BONE;728266]I like the L.A. in 6, too. Likewise, I suspect I'll end up pulling for Boston.

    Don't particularly like either group, but I just flat out can't root for Kobe. Despite his apparent maturation and his incomparable talent, I just don't like him.

    Plus, seeing him out there in the purple and gold in the finals, even minus Shaq, will give me flashbacks to the 2000 championship loss.[/quote]


    God reading that even 8 years later I get pissed!

    Then agian I still have a grudge agianst the Steelers because Kordell Stewart ran out the back of the end zone when he caught that tuchdown pass.

    And the fact that the Pacers where the team in the 90's that would take the bulls to game 7 and lose the the bulls would beat up Utah and people talk about poor Karl Malone and John Stockton not getting a ring....New flash fella's if Mike had not come back you'd been getting your asses handed to you by Reggie and company!!!!

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    Who's going to stop Paul Pierce? Celtics in 6.

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    I like the L.A. in 6, too. Likewise, I suspect I'll end up pulling for Boston.

    Don't particularly like either group, but I just flat out can't root for Kobe. Despite his apparent maturation and his incomparable talent, I just don't like him.

    Plus, seeing him out there in the purple and gold in the finals, even minus Shaq, will give me flashbacks to the 2000 championship loss.[/quote]


    God reading that even 8 years later I get pissed!

    Then agian I still have a grudge agianst the Steelers because Kordell Stewart ran out the back of the end zone when he caught that tuchdown pass.

    And the fact that the Pacers where the team in the 90's that would take the bulls to game 7 and lose the the bulls would beat up Utah and people talk about poor Karl Malone and John Stockton not getting a ring....New flash fella's if Mike had not come back you'd been getting your asses handed to you by Reggie and company!!!!

    Living out here in Utah I could not agree with you more. I make this point to my relatives all the time (all big Jazz fans) and get nowhere.

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    Who's going to stop Paul Pierce?

    Paul Pierce.

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    I say Celtics in 7. Could be 6 tho.

    Kobe will try to takeover this series, and he will have at least 2 off games. Book it.

    He's disappeared in these playoffs late in games (not all the time) and I think Boston will capitalize on that
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    Where's the who cares option?
    That's for sure. I honestly don't even know if I can watch the Carpetbaggers vs the Whiners. Is it possible neither team could win?
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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    What would be the best matchups?

    I don't see the Kobe/Gasol working that well against Pierce and Garnett as it did versus Bowen/Duncan.

    Is perkins gonna guard Odom? How will Rajon affect this game? Can Cassell continue to suck. Can't wait to read Simmons article.

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    I'm glad the Lakers crushed the Spurs to make it, but I'll be pulling for the Green. Maybe the changing of the guard has officially happened now. What will Detroit and San Antonio do in the offseason? Pop is renewed as coach, but what about flip? Will he stay?

    I think Celts take it in 7 - or at least I hope they do. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Lakers steal game one or two, so the Celts better be prepared to win one in LA. Lakers could surprise people and steal the series in 6, but until we see games one and two, it's hard to guess what's really going to happen.

    Going to be a good series.
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    Is it possible neither team could win?
    If you don't watch it it's like it never happened. At least that's the way I'm going to think about it.

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    I want the Lakers to sweep but I think they have a better shot of beating the Celtics in 5.


    Then again if Stern has it his way it will be Celtics in 7.


    So if forced to chose Lakers in 5!

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    I really don't know and that is why I think it will be a fantastic series

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    Paul Pierce.
    Vujacic will shut down Allen and Kobe will guard Pierce
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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Celtics have home court. I think the first two will be split. Then it's back to LA, where the Lakers haven't lost all post-season. I think they'll take two of three. That means back to Boston with the Lakers up 3-2. I think Lakers in six or seven. In either case, I'm putting my money on the team with the best player (Kobe).

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    Vujacic will shut down Allen and Kobe will guard Pierce
    I lol'ed

    I don;t think Vujacic will get many of those flops called when Ray Ray shoots threes all day

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    Who turned back the clock to 1987?
    1984 was actually my favorite Cs/Lakers series. AMAZING, frankly. It was truly Hoop-for-hoop; game-for-game.
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    Default Re: 2008 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Did I somebody say who's gonna stop Paul Pierce??

    Better question.

    Who in the hell is gonna stop Kobe?

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    Did I somebody say who's gonna stop Paul Pierce??

    Better question.

    Who in the hell is gonna stop Kobe?
    This guy?

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    LOL at the idea that Pierce can stop Kobe. Thats one of the funniest things I've heard in a while.

    I like Pierce. He's a fine player, but he can't stop Kobe let's get real. Also I don't see how the Celts can contain Pau and Odom.

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    LOL at the idea that Pierce can stop Kobe. Thats one of the funniest things I've heard in a while.

    I like Pierce. He's a fine player, but he can't stop Kobe let's get real. Also I don't see how the Celts can contain Pau and Odom.
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