to those who pick the Heat over the Spurs are idiotic.
First, you hated LeBron and Miami all year long, and now just because you don't want to see Duncan get his 5th ring like Kobe, uhh okay
Second, who wouldn't want to see a top class franchise from top to bottom win?
STOP wearing the Kobe glasses all the damn time, it's annoying
I saw one poster (not gonna named names) that he don't want the Spurs to "tie" us in rings with 5??? Ummm last time I checked the LAKERS had 16
I take offense to that. I hate the Heat and LeBron with a passion but I would prefer they win this series mainly because I think that would be the most beneficial scenario for the LAKERS chances next season. I don't want Duncan to win his 5th either I'm not going to deny that and I'd be stupid to do so, but the main reason is what I stated just prior to that.
Think about it for a minute: If the Spurs show the world who they are by stunning the Heat in the finals this season, do you really think Miami is not going to remember that bitter taste and be extremely focused to get back to the finals next season and win the title? People say this logic is dumb. How is it dumb? Sure, anything could happen next season- LeBron/Wade/Bosh could get injured and be out of the playoffs next season, making my point moot. We may end up sucking like we did this season making my point moot. But the difference is you DON'T know that any of those things will happen. What you DO know is that if the Heat lose this year they will be out for blood next season and a team like the Pacers who almost knocked them off this season would be much less likely to defeat them next season. You can't simply look at the game of basketball from a matchup viewpoint and whoever has the superior talent and executes better will always win games. A team's mentality, focus and drive to win is just as crucial as talent and execution. Your witnessing it right now with the Spurs.
I also look it like this-as much as I despise LeBron he is the best player in the world and is in his prime, meaning he will likely win at least one more ring-whether that happens this season or in the future. The spurs, on the other hand, are on their last gasp to try and win a title. Seriously do the math- Duncan and Parker, both older players, playing out of their minds, Pop's what looks to be so far an excellent call of getting rid of Stephen Jackson before the postseason to avoid hindering the team's superb chemistry for a title run AND letting their top assistant go coach the Hawks. Oh, and by the way, their other top assistant, Don Newman, left for the Wizards this past season. To me, that spells that Pop, who has had these assistants with him forever, is ready to hang it up and Duncan is too. I wouldn't mind one bit seeing our top competitor in the West all these years have the two faces of their franchise welcomed into retirement and out of the Lakers way in making it to the finals for the foreseeable future by getting ousted by the heat in the finals.
Edited by LakersChamps243, June 07, 2013 - 09:33 AM.