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Old 09-22-2012, 07:32 AM   #16
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

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I'm expecting LAL/MIA.

But the popular consensus answer is usually always wrong for some reason. For example - 2011 was LAL/MIA, 2010 was LAL/CLE. Neither happene
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I only see 4 possible Finals in 2013:
LAL/MIA
OKC/MIA
LAL/BOS
OKC/BOS

Actually the bold is extremely true.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #17
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

Would like to see Lakers/Celtics....one last time. The "inevitable" Kobe vs Lebron Finals ship has already sailed. We were told that was supposedly imminent those 7 years Lebron spent in Cleveland, and it didn't happen. Kobe has nothing left to prove, and everything else in his career at this point, is icing on the cake. It's funny how the FAKE Heat fans are always saying how old he is, but are already coming up with excuses since the Howard trade
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

Lakers are not making the finals.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #19
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Lakers vs Philly!! way I see it east is so weak!! Even the Knicks can sneak in to the finals!!! So
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #20
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The West is wide open.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

As a Celtics fan naturally I dont want the Heat in the Finals; 2 years is enough.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #22
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

don't fool yourself...
there are only three possible finals...

Lakers vs Miami.
Thunder vs Miami.
Spurs vs Miami.

Miami is coming out of the east... id bet a liver on it... Howard went west, Rose is out... If they made it to the finals in 10-11 and 11-12... they are definitely making it to the finals this time.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #23
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

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Hate both of those teams by the way, but let's just be honest, barring over the top performances by the Celtics or the Thunder and good officiating from the refs, that's gonna be our 2 finals squads hate it like it or love it.

What do you think is most important to a team that wins a championship; Good luck in that their teams key Players stay healthy, or talent?

the Lakers area going to have their hands full dealing with all the great teams in the west. The Clippers and Nuggets are going to be really good this season, not to mentions OKC and SA

Last season was pretty weird being short and lots of games with little rest - not sure how much you can pull from last year to forecast this year
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

Nope, it will be Thunder vs Heat
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #25
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #26
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

I expect a repeat of last year. I just don't see the Lakers players holding up throughout a whole season, and if they do I think the Thunder match up too well.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:17 AM   #27
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Nope, it will be Thunder vs Heat

That would certainly be a far better match-up for Miami.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:08 AM   #28
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I do expect Lakers/Heat.. But i'm HOPING for Lakers/Celtics.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:11 AM   #29
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That would certainly be a far better match-up for Miami.
Agreed. No real inside presence. They really got away with a center rotation of Bosh/Haslem/Anthony/Bron/Miller/Battier. Basically they went small the whole series because the Thunder bigs don't really pose much of a threat in the paint. If they played the Lakers on the other hand they'd have their hands full with Gasol/Howard. And they'd also have less than favorable matchups with guys on the other side of the ball with Artest roughing up Lebron and Kobe probably having to take on D-Wade.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:29 AM   #30
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Default Re: Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?

Thunder vs Miami rematch. Lakers first year playing together they are not winnin Thunder!
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