Playoffs?! We Talkin' About Playoffs?!

John GehanCorrespondent IJune 1, 2009

Playoffs?! We Talkin' About Playoffs?!

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper against LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game at Staples Center on January 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers defeated the Cavalie

Holy Bulls

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    BOSTON - MAY 02:  Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot over Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls as Derrick Rose #1 of the Bulls defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth

Cross State Collision

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25:  Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on

Magic Without the Wizard

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 30:  Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Orlando Magic drives to the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Wachovia Center on April 30, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER:

48 Seconds Until Self Destruction

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    NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 28: Ryan Bayda #18 of the Carolina Hurricanes is stopped by Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 28, 2

Hawks Don't Feel Heat...They Fly Too High

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    ATLANTA - MAY 03:  Mario Chalmers #6 of the Miami Heat passes around Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on May 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defeated the Heat 91-78. NOTE

Windy City Puts Out the Flame

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 25:  Adam Pardy #55 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illi

Kobe Shows His 'Melo Side

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot over Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: U

Youngs Guns Live Up to the Hype

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 13: Sergei Fedorov #91 of the Washington Capitals skates against Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 13, 2009

King Stymied...For Now

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    ORLANDO, FL - MAY 30:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Mickael Pietrus #20 of the Orlando Magic in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

Can We Handle Any More Drama?

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    DETROIT - MAY 31:  Some Detroit fans cheer for the Detroit Red Wings before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on May 31, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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