The race for the NBA title begins Saturday. In the Eastern Conference, it looks like it’s a two-team race between the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons, while in the Western Conference it is possible for any seed to represent the West in the NBA finals.
The Celtics and the Pistons are the two best teams in the East. Boston is led by the Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. With the emergence of point guard Rajon Rondo, the Celtics are an ultimate juggernaut.
But the road to the finals goes through Detroit.
The Pistons, led by Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton, will be looking for another title run.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have one person who can make a difference – Lebron James, and that is all that needs saying.
The Western Conference has been so competitive that the 48-33 Golden State Warriors are not even in the playoffs. This race will come down to three teams: the Los Angles Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz.
The other five teams have no chance of winning the West because they don’t play defense or they lack playoff experience.
The NBA finals will be a rematch of the 2004 Pistons vs. Lakers series. The Lakers have a bad taste in their mouth after the Piston thrashed them 4-1. With a better and a more humble team, the Lakers will beat the Pistons 4-2, and Kobe Bryant will win his fourth NBA title.