Sports weenie @ full attn
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Laughlin AFB
Everyone is saying this will be a boring finals, but this matchup is probably the best since MJ was playing. This matchup is different than the last 6 or 7 years in the fact that the 2 teams are pretty evenly matched and one team isn't heavily favored over the others. If people think this year's finals will be boring, I'm wondering what they thought about the Nets, Pacers, and 76ers playing much better teams from the West in the past few years.
I think the x-factor will Rasheed Wallace and Tashaun Price. Sheed can guard Tim pretty well and on the offensive end, can draw Tim out to the 3-point line which will open up the lane. Pop will probably put Bruce Bowen on Rip, which will leave Manu on Tashaun, which isn't a good matchup for either team. A better matchup would be Horry on Tashun, but do you risk keeping Manu on the bench? It'll be an interesting series.