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One ring for my other hand?
Los Angeles Lakers Over the Chicago Bulls in 7 Games
Before I make any opinion, let me just say: What a series!
Noah vs. Bynum, Boozer vs. Gasol, Artest vs. Deng, flip-flop the guards and you have Kobe against my predicted MVP in Rose.
Game 1: Statement game for Kobe and the Lakers. L.A. wins by about 10, but not a blowout. Phil Jackson has never lost a playoff series after winning Game 1.
Game 2: D-Rose bounces back and has a phenomenal game. Bulls blow out L.A. by 15-20 points. Not even a close game. Kobe shoots the heck out of the ball until Phil pulls him when the game is obviously lost. Series headed back to L.A., 1-1.
Game 3: Bulls win a close one in L.A. Lakers let it slip away. Bulls win by two-to-four points. Kobe plays poorly, despite scoring around 20 points. Pau and Bynum keep the Lakers in it, but it's not enough. Bulls 2, Lakers 1.
Game 4: Lakers blowout. Everyone in gold and purple shows up to play. Everyone plays well, including the bench. Lakers win by 15 or so. Almost a complete reversal of Game 2. Series tied at two games apiece.
Game 5: Last game in L.A. Gotta make it count. LA wins a close one. Kobe closes the game as he usually does in playoff situations. Lakers win by four-to-six points. Lakers up, 3-2.
Game 6: Do or die for the Bulls. D-Rose plays like a man possessed, dropping a triple-double and scoring 30-40 points. Bulls win by 10 to stay alive. Momentum: Bulls. On to Game 7.
Game 7: Rose plays well to completely solidify that he is for real. But Kobe and the Lakers one-up him and win the NBA Championship by six-to-eight points. The three-peat is true and Kobe has his six rings.