By Marcus Thompson
Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 12:20 pm in Uncategorized.
How can you not win a game?
You’re the defending champions, one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference and a trendy pick to reach the NBA Finals. How in the world do you get swept, Miami? Is Chicago that good, or the East that bad?
I’m going with the latter. Orlando couldn’t even make it a good fight against Detroit. The No. 3 seeded team, Toronto, is being mauled by the Nets, whom they beat out for the Atlantic Division crown.
And Cleveland, my pick to rise from the East’s rubble, is having a tough time putting away Washington — which is without two of its Big Three, including its best player in Gilbert Arenas.
Is anybody even watching those games?
The only East team that has a chance of winning the NBA crown is Detroit, and the Pistons certainly aren’t as daunting as they used to be. And don’t give me that Chicago nonsense. They’re young and quick, which was a bad match-up for the old-head Heat. The fact is, the Bulls are subpar offensively, and they lack experience and depth. I’m not buying what they’re selling — or anything out of that conference.