Let me guess: Right now, you are saying, "What? The Magic in the Finals? That would mean they beat the Cavaliers!"
Yeah, I know, but I like the way Orlando is playing right now, whereas I do not like the way the Cavs are sitting on their butts, doing God-knows-what. It's anything but basketball.
Cleveland is going to come out cocky, overconfident, and are going to get a crash-course in what Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic can do. There is no way the Cavs won't come out too sure of themselves; they have King James and the league's best record.
But will their regular-season mark mean anything? Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit did not even have winning seasons, and they were playoff teams. There was a dramatic drop-off from the top three teams in the Eastern Conference (in order, Cleveland, Boston, and Orlando) to the No. 4 seed (Atlanta Hawks).
The Cleveland Cavaliers need to buckle their seat-belts; they are going to have a long 14-day, seven-game ride against the Magic.
And as for the Western Conference? Will it be any surprise when the Lakers win the conference? Kind of.
But I believe that Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol will help the Lakers settle down, take a deep breath, and beat Denver in five. They'll then have plenty of time to prepare and practice for Dwight Howard and the Magic.
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