The quest for the Larry O’Brien trophy begins this week and only one NBA team has what it takes to repeat as champions. It has been all Miami Heat for the last month, however that does not mean much once tip-off for the postseason begins. While I can guarantee that the Milwaukee Bucks will not derail LeBron James and company, anything can happen when the lights shine bright.
Wily veterans like Jason Kidd and Kevin Garnett are going head to head while young players like Paul George are looking to make their marks across the league. Each series has multiple headlines and they all are noteworthy to say the least–let’s dive into a first-round match-up that is sure to cause a stir.
All year long I have widely disputed the success of the Los Angeles Clippers and that doubt is not stopping anytime soon. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro will lead his club in a 4-5 series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Although the Grizzlies will be without Rudy Gay, the club is still chockfull of talent and have what it takes to stomp the overrated Clippers. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the big men for the Griz are some of the best in the entire NBA.
While I do think the Clippers are overrated, I also think the hype surrounding the New York Knicks may actually be too minimal. Carmelo Anthony won the NBA scoring title this year and he is not even the most deadly scorer on the team. Although J.R Smith is as inconsistent as can be, he can still put the ball in the hoop at an insane pace. An Eastern Conference battle with the Heat will likely be on the docket, but many games still need to be play and anything can happen.