I think this would be the single most watched series in the history of basketball. Think about it.
You have Miami. They just signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to create the most dynamic three since the 80's Celtics. A trio that is 28 years old or younger. A team that probably will have Pat Riley coaching, who happens to be one of the best in the game today. A team designed to be able to put points up at will.
Then you have the Celtics, who had the first Big Three in this modern basketball era, now a Big Four with Rondo elevating to an All Star. The original three all 33 or over. Doc Rivers is returning, who also happens to be one of the best in the game today. A team designed to shut down any offense that they face.
That match up honestly gives me chills.
I am not going to make any predictions at this time, for we have no idea what these two teams are going to be like next year.
Will Miami Thrice be able to play together? Are they going to have enough on the bench to keep them in games? Will Kendrick Perkins come back in January and be able to play shut down D? Will the Celtics stars be able to be healthy in time for the playoffs?
So many questions about both teams. Potential for lots of talk about both teams. It is a media frenzy.
This series (were it to happen) would be so important for both teams.
On Miami's side, if they beat the Celtics they will have beat the team with the best overall defense in the league. If they lose, then their season is a failure, and a lot of heat (no pun intended) will be put on them for the next season.
On Boston's side were they to win, they would show Miami and the world that they are still an amazing team, show LA they are ready for Kobe, and show the other Big Three that it takes more then talent to win. If they lose, then they will have lost their best chance to beat Miami before they decline and Miami gets better.
All in all a series like this, with this magnitude, should make everyone excited to watch basketball this year. I predict a long seven game series with a different player winning the game every night. Maybe some overtime in there. I can't wait.
The East and West are starting to level off, and new teams are coming to the foreground. Get ready for an awesome year!