Cleveland Cavs, Boston Celtics, L.A. Lakers—Which Has Best Shot at Title?

Adam PierreContributor IMay 6, 2009

BOSTON - JUNE 17:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics is helped up by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being awarded the Finals MVP trophy at the end of Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Lakers 131-92 to win the NBA Championship.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

3. Boston Celtics

It's pretty predictable what I am going to say about the Celtics.

Yes, Garnett is hurt and all that. But there are other reasons.

Big Baby Davis is not a starter.

Also, once in a while Ray Allen honestly scares me, but Game One against the Bulls pushed me over the limit. Everyone has a bad game, but that bad? This wasn't the first time it has happened, either.

Paul Pierce is a beast, but he is no Kobe. My best of luck to him unless the Lakers play Dallas.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

I don't really see any flaws in the Lakers' game, but I don't think Kobe can do it without Shaq.

Kobe is the best player in the league, but they won't win. It sounds very stupid, but unless Pau Gasol turns into a young Shaq, ripping down hoops, then forget about it.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

THIS IS THE KING'S YEAR!

We will get that championship earlier than Jordan did.

Mo Williams is an all-star, and LeBron is like a grown man playing with kids. And Big Z will turn it up. He is the reliable center that every star needs.

In the end. LeBron and his team will take the championship!