NBA Playoffs: Terminators vs. Resistance

Kyle Strittholt@Man0fSteel94Correspondent IMay 26, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 22:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the hoop against Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 22, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

On the week that the new Terminator Salvation movie was released to theatres, the Eastern and Western Conference Finals started to take place.

At the beginning of the playoffs, a lot of people stated that they should skip to the Kobe and LeBron match-up now and save the embarrassment of some teams. Now I think some people have changed their opinions about that statement.

Cleveland and Los Angeles have been the most dominant teams this season, but only Cleveland has carried some of that dominance into this post season.

How do I get the comparison of the Lakers and Cavaliers to Terminator?

Well, when you look at them they shouldn't be having any problems in this post season. They should be rolling through these teams on a crash course to play each other. The should be winning by double digits and maybe dropping a game or two, but being down in a series? That's ridiculous.

The Lakers are the ones with the biggest problems. They will play fantastic, and you think there is no way to stop this team. They have Pao Gasol and Andrew Bynum in the front court; Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in the league; Derrick Fisher, who has made unbelievable shots in the past; and a switch between Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza.

Those things should scare a team to death, but obviously it hasn't. The Lakers dropped a game against Utah, three against the Rockets (who didn't have Yao Ming or Tracy McGrady), and now they're tied with Denver 2-2.

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The Lakers need to step it up once and for all and make a statement that they are the better team, because they are. Kobe needs to shut the talk about Carmelo Anthony up and make it to a match-up between him and LeBron.

The Cavaliers haven't done much wrong in the playoffs until the series against the Magic. They have swept two teams so far under the rug I can barely remember the games, and have proven that they are the best team in the NBA.

Their resistance has came agiainst the Orlando Magic, on top of Superman's (Dwight Howard) shoulders. The Magic upset the Cavs in Cleveland and also snatched Game Three.

Against Superman, LeBron James has been the Doomsday of the series. He's averaging over 40 points per game, and has one of the best shots in NBA history to beat the Magic in game two.

I hate when people say Kobe is better because he has more wins. LeBron has done more for his team for them to win, where Kobe hasn't contributed as much. LeBron is the MVP this year, that means best player in the world. He's been watching his team struggle and has done everything he can to help them win.

He did miss free throws, but free throws have never been apart of LeBron's game. He's been terminating this Magic's defense, but they have been attacking the Cavaliers' and hard.

The Cavs need to settle down and remember why they are the best team. They have the best player in the league (no one argue that, he's the fricken MVP) and they also have had the best defense they just need to step their game up and stop this resisting force that is the Orlando Magic.

Both the Nuggets and the Magic have a great chance of making it to the NBA Finals, but the Lakers and Cavs are not the best teams because they gave up and quit when it got hard.

I've said before I think the Cavs will win the Finals as well as the series they're in, because they are going to get sick of losing. They play as a unit and LeBron will have his team ready to do battle.

You can't stop LeBron James, but when this team is playing as a unit you can't stop the Cavaliers. Even if they lose Game Four, I still think they will have a strong run because they are fighters.

Both LeBron and Kobe will not let their teams give up, and they will do everything they can to help their teams win. This is the season to watch the playoffs because it truly is where amazing will happen.