The NBA bubble madness is about to end. Only four teams remain standing. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat breezed through two rounds of playoff games to get to where they are now, while the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets had to grind their way to survive the previous round.
There are now four possible scenarios when it comes to the NBA Finals and each of them can provide a little more drama… if you know what to look for.
IF CELTICS VS. LAKERS:
This series has to be the most anticipated one. The Celtics and the Lakers have met numerous times before and fans of all generations are going to be watching this for sure! This series alone could probably fix the NBA’s problem of having low ratings. They will be meeting for the 13th time if this dream scenario happens!
The Celtics have 17 titles and the Lakers have 16. The days of Boston fans saying “We have the most!” might end soon. Expect fans of the Celtics to remain calm because they have a better head-to-head record.
–Danny Ainge, general manager of the Celtics, will feel nostalgic during this series. He used to be a part of this rivalry during his playing days in Boston. Facing the juggernaut Lakers might result in sleepless nights for him though.
IF HEAT VS. LAKERS:
Expect everyone to be talking about Pat Riley (Heat President) if this series takes place. Riley was the head coach of the Lakers during the “ShowTime” era.
Other awkward moments:
–LeBron James played for the Heat and won 2 titles for Miami.
–Dion Waiters started the NBA season with the Heat and then joined the Lakers before the bubble games started.
IF CELTICS VS. NUGGETS:
If this scenario happens, everyone will be talking about how the Nuggets finally made it to the NBA Finals for the first time since joining the NBA in 1976.
IF HEAT VS. NUGGETS:
Nuggets making the NBA Finals for the first time will be talked about… a lot!
-Iguodala (Heat) used to play for the Nuggets during the 2012-13 season.
Basketball fans are pumped up for the NBA Finals and they’ll be sad soon because they know the season is going to end in 12 games… or less!
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