4 team stands proud of their legacy and the 2008 NBA playoff feels like Bird-Wilkins, Bird-Thomas, and Bird-Magic era again sans Larry Bird. Celtics is 1-up against Pistons and if they will not lose any home game they’ll quench their title thirst since the Bird era at least for the eastern conference. The mean’ green Big 3 has shown inconsistencies compared to the old trio (of Bird, Parish and McHale) and odds are not favoring them to win the ring even if they beat Motor City and a perfect playoff home record is not guarantee. Two west team that can win road game will be blocking their path, the evenly match-up Lakers and Spurs is a tough call even a coin toss would not do justice. My prediction? I see L.A. Lakers in the finals even though defending and aging champion Spurs can still win road game come crunch time.
Winning the trophy? Even the best NBA record 66-16 cannot match Kobe and his reliables but just seeing the Celtics & Lakers in the finals relives the 80s rivalry, which for me one is the best decade in NBA history. Boston Red Sox has broken the Bambino curse if the Celtics lose they can blame it on the leprechaun.