...or, maybe its because they won the NBA championsh- naaaah, coudlnt be....he reason people are so high on Detroit is because they beat an LA team that was hyped out of all proportion.
.....just like there isnt any reason to suppose they WOULDNT have beaten the Pacers if both teams were at full health....Detroit's a great team, but there isn't even any reason to suppose that they'd have beaten last year's Pacers if both teams were at full health.
if I had a nickel for every time someone said that......
.......I'd be a rich man.This year's Pacers look more balanced, and they should improve internally more than Detroit will because their core players are younger.
I never said the Pacers didnt have a SHOT to knock the Pistons off, but the champs are still the champs. The Pistons earned the throne, the only way to prove the Pacers are the better team is to take it from them.