by Brett Edwards
As Matt Watson so eloquently put it this morning, Even David Blaine Can't Get Detroit Into the NBA Finals. I thought I was the only one (outside of Detroit) that was hoping to see the Pistons and the Spurs in the Finals, but it looks like the person in charge of this page over at NBA.com had the same hopes. This page is still up, and (shockingly) doesn't feature LeBron James who, besides being the greatest player ever, is actually in the Finals.
Anyway, with the Finals starting tonight, it's prediction time. Long time readers of this site may be surprised to hear it, but I'm picking the Spurs to sweep. The Eastern Conference has been an abomination all season, and the Spurs are too good defensively to be beaten, even once, by a one man team like Cleveland.
This doesn't mean I'm rooting for the Spurs though (obviously), and I can't root for a team whose second best player this post-season is nicknamed "Boobie." But I will be watching and live-blogging the whole series, so feel free to harass me over at the FanHouse while I come up with new and exciting ways to rip on both of these teams.