Ah yes home court advantage thru the playoffs, should be a breeze right? NOPE, the 2009 playoffs are setting up to be the one of the best post seasons ever, which in my opinion will lead to many game 7 throw downs especially in the west. Ok lets cut the bull shit and answer the question at hand. Do I think the Cavs have what it takes to win the NBA Finals? Well…. maybe, As the butchers of the Eastern Conference the Cavs slaughtered even the top seeded Celtics but don’t let that fool you, the Cavs size wise are still a small team. That alone makes me question a finals run. The 3 point shots from never land will only get you so far, basketball is a combination of inside the paint carnage and an onslaught of 12 ft jumpers, with only one or the other you are destined to fail. A few years ago Lebron James looked at Drew Gooden after getting rejected, and said with a flex of the muscle, ” Go strong Drew” an image I will never forget, that is the mentality that is going to win the finals. The Detroit pistons are gonna bring it all in the first round which shouldn’t be taken as a gimme. Even without old washed up Iverson its gonna be a clash against Rasheed and his beheading ways.
The Beating of Detroit may lead to the Cavs having to play Orlando sooner or later which I would rather not deal with. The Cavs would rather face Boston than Dwight Howard who in my opinion is the 2nd best defencive player in the league behind LBJ.
Finally the infamous LA Lakers, “fast break makers Kings of the court shake and bake all takers” ….right right …who could forget those lyrics. This year they are gonna have to defend them against Cleveland! Bryant, Gasol, Bynum and Odom a lethal combination when it comes to size over Mo Williams and Delonte. But in the end, the hostility and assault will be won under the steel, when Big Ben rings a few bells the truth will be told and the city that has failed so many times in the past will come together and the King will receive his crown. Go Cavs!