I have a strong belief that the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers will be in the NBA Finals this year.
The Lakers and Cavaliers are having incredible seasons this year while arguably honing two of the best players in the NBA on their teams.
These two players are Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
One is a shooting guard with leadership skills like Air Jordan and the other is a man-child shooting/power forward with so much presence on the court.
I think this match up will go up to six or seven g ames within the final championship round.
I predict a close game point series between each team during the NBA Finals match up.
I have visions of these two teams in the Finals playing for a championship because both teams seem hungry to win the highest trophy that the game of basketball can offer, the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
It’s all about legacy and respect. Both teams want it, but only one team can achieve it. The Lakers in this year’s regular season has won 65 games but lost 17 within their regular season record.
The Cavaliers has won 66 games and lost 16 games in their regular season record. This year’s NBA regular season records show that the Lakers and the Cavaliers are the best two teams currently playing in the NBA right now.
I believe the confetti will rain on the Lakers at the end of the NBA Finals. Bryant wants another ring just as bad as James wants to win his first NBA Championship. Bryant seems as if he wants to prove to the world that he can win a NBA championship in this league without his old, go to big man Shaquille O’Neal on his team.
Bryant is one of my favorite players in the NBA right now, and I personally would not mind seeing him receive his fourth NBA Finals championship ring at the end of this year.
As the years progress, it seems like it’s been along time since Bryant has won a NBA Finals match up. The Lakers lost against the Detroit Pistons in 2004, and they lost last year’s NBA Finals match-up against the Boston Celtics and the big three.
This year will be Bryant’s third attempt at winning an NBA Finals championship since the Lakers 2002 win against the New Jersey Nets. Bryant has already won three NBA championship rings within his career.
If he retires tomorrow, he still will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame as a first ballot and will still be remembered as one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game.