by Craig Kwasniewski
So NOOCH returns to their nest in New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. The first major sporting event (besides flashing for beads last week) since the destruction, this is huge!
There's NO WAY IN HELL that the Lakers will win. First off, the Lakers suck and are worse than the Hornets. However, in the event that the Lakers play way above their heads, David Stern will probably FedEx NBA Ref Dick Bavetta into New Orleans to ensure a Hornets victory. This game will bring back memories of the 1985 NBA Lottery; L.J.'s 4 point play; Kings-Lakers 2002 WCF games 5 and 6; 1999 NBA Finals Game 3 (the only Knicks win over SA) in the pantheon of NBA fixes.
So call your bookie, sell the house, sell the kids, call Gary Coleman and put it all on NOOCH.