NBA: Spurs, Pistons in the Finals...Hopefully Not

Mike YooContributor IMarch 23, 2008

This year's NBA playoffs are shaping up to be pretty crazy. I can't wait to see what happens, especially in the West. 

It seems like the top eight teams have been separated by four-and-a-half games for the last two months. 

The NBA is doing really well right now. However, there will be a lot of angry fans out there if the Finals is a Spurs-Pistons matchup.

Don't get me wrong, I respect the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons, and what they do on the court. The thing is, no one wants to see Manu Ginobili flopping all over the place, Bruce Bowen and his dirty defense, or a Tim Duncan jumper off the backboard.  

It's all about watching LeBron James and Kobe Bryant take over the game, or watching Chris Paul dropping dimes. It’s not watching Richard "Rip" Hamilton running off screens, or Rasheed Wallace and his ridiculous dancing that people want to see.    

Picture any of these West teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, or New Orleans Hornets, and a picture of either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers for the East.  

Any of these teams would make for a better NBA Finals than would the Spurs and Pistons. This year's Finals has the potential to be a dull, slow, boring defensive battle, but it also has the potential to be epic and amazing. 

Isn't the NBA where amazing happens? Let’s hope so...