Bulls are probably the only team that I absolutely don't want to see win. I don't feel completely one way about the rest of the teams.
Oops. I read the poll wrong. Now I feel like a big dummy head.
"A man with no belly has no appetite for life."
- Salman Rushdie
I want Dallas to win for sure. I always have liked Dirk, Kidd, and Peja.
I voted for the Lakers as the team I don't want to win. I've hated them ever since the 2000 Finals.
I don't know how anyone isn't repulsed by the Lakers.
I dislike many of the remaining teams, but I don't care who wins the championship as long as it's not the Lakers.
NO lakers, NO bulls, NO celtics. Like thers have said, they've had theirs.
I would love to see OKC or Dallas from the west and Miami and Atl from the east.
I want OKC or Dallas to win it all, but I wouldn't be disappointed if Miami did either. I think the amount of unwarranted hate they get makes me root for them.
I hope Miami and Atlanta play in the eastern conf. finals and OKC and Dallas play in the western conf. finals.
If OKC makes it out of the west, then I will root for them, otherwise I will root for who ever makes it out of the east.
I'm rooting for the Grizzlies, but realistically, the Thunder will probably win the series. Both are likable teams so I'm happy for whoever wins.
However, my argument about Miami is more holistic: I fundamentally recoil at their overall strategy to wipe the slate clean, salary-wise, and then go out and buy an entire team of free agents all at once. Teams like Miami and New York can do that because of location (marketing opportunities, climate, nightlife, etc.). Indiana and most other teams do not have that option ... and I would gag (out of we-drafted-him loyalty principles) even if we could.
Not a chance of happening, but I want Memphis and Atlanta in the finals.
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
I never had an issue with the Lakers(well except in 2000 of course) they have always been an interesting team to watch through the years and well namely despite my disdain for Phil(who doesn't bother me now as much as he did on the Bulls) and Artest(you really shouldn't have to ask why) I still have no issue with rooting for the Lakers.
Kobe is also one of my favorite players and I'm all for him getting more rings than Jordan if possible.
In that order.
No Boston or Jokelahoma City. Other than that I'm good.
I like D. Rose as a person and as a player , but I absolutely DETEST him as competition.. He is absolutely tough, can put a team on his back if need be, and has a killer instinct in crunchtime.. I guess in that aspect, I hate/like him exactly like I did Michael Jordan.. (NOTE: I'm not comparing him to MJ basketball-wise)
The only good thing that would come out of ChI winning it all, is knowing that they were the ones that knocked us out, but that we absolutely took it to them and made them EARN IT.. Other than that I can understand the feeling of not wanting them to win.. Me, I am indifferent to it either way..
I don't want Miami , Lakers nor Boston to win it all.. If Boston won , I'd just be glad it wasnt Lakers or Miami .. lol .. the lesser of the 3 evils ..if you will.. lmao
There are however a few teams that are still in the playoffs, whom I'd like to see win the championship..
Dallas .. I'd like to see Dirk FINALLY get a ring, I think he deserves it..
OKC .. I like Durant , and this team has been fun to watch over last few years. IT would be nice to see this young team do well..
Memphis .. The underdogs , this team has been dangerous in the playoffs thus far.. plus this is the 1st time that Memphis has made it out of the 1st round ...... EVER! ..Gotta love Z-Bo averaging like 26 and 12, or close to.. while playing like a superstar..
I want to see them get to the Finals because it will be very entertaining to see them play whoever comes out of the West.
If it becomes LA-MIA, I can just see the story lines already:
"Kobe takes down the King of South Beach and his royal friends to cement his place in history"
"The King stomps down the Black Mamba on way to first ring"
If it became OKC-MIA, then the story lines would definitely be about how the two teams are both great but built completely differently.