Posted 03/10/2010 at 12:40 PM
The great thing about the NBA Championship is the better team almost always wins. Think about NFL football, in the playoffs, if you have one bad game or turn the ball over, your season is done. In pro basketball, its best four of seven. The Lakers are the reigning NBA champs and with good reason, they are the best team with the best coach. Head coach Phil Jackson has won 10 NBA championships. Jackson has been named Coach of the Year only one time. Its amazing to me that Boston Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers has won twice as many Coach of the Year awards than Jackson. This is because Rivers is very likable and a media darling. In my opinion, Rivers is one of the most overrated coaches on the planet. I'v been saying the same thing about MIke Dunleavy for years, finally his fate was sealed when the Clippers recently said "see ya."
The Lakers will win the 2010 Championship based on talent, coaching and the hunger and desire to win back to back. Cleveland probably poses the biggest threat, simply because of Lebron James, the Cavs are 2-0 vs. Los Angeles and own the tie-breaker in regards to home court advantage. Lebron James is busy playing and coaching. Cleveland's HC Mike Brown is a good coach, not a great coach, and we both know Lebron makes the decisions. My money is on Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and the other cast of characters that make up the Los Angeles Lakers.
There you have it friends, the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2010 NBA Championship. Play the Lakers and see the cashier.