Ironically enough, the Boston Celtics have used Kendrick Perkins as somewhat of a scapegoat for their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals. With Perkins suffering a season-ending knee injury, the Celtics…
The one vast improvement that they did see this season was the emergence of a superstar in Kevin Durant who went from just another good scoring forward to arguably the best scorer in the league.
This season has been an amazing one to say the least for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they have gone from arguably one of the worst teams in the league to playoff team.
This summer will be an eventful one to say the least in the NBA as we will witness arguably the most talented free agent class in league history with some the NBA’s biggest names becoming available to the highest bidder.
This NBA regular season has pretty much gone as predicted with the Cleveland Cavaliers (1), Los Angeles Lakers (1), Orlando Magic (2) and the Dallas Mavericks (2) ending up being the top seeds in both of the conferences.
Tough match-up for the Lakers. Oklahoma City’s talented young core of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green will wreck havoc on the Lakers’ currently confused defense. There are two things intriguing about this series: Kobe Bryant, the Lakers best player, can be slowed down by the Thunders best defender, Thabo Sefolosha.
It has been a long and painful season for the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers as they have been able to clinch the number one spot in the Western Conference for the third straight year, but have been pretty banged up as a result of quite a few injuries that could affect their title defense heading into the playoffs.
There is no doubting that right now the Cleveland Cavaliers are by far the favorite to come out of the Eastern conference and represent the East in the NBA finals. No team in the East has a player like LeBron James who can just take over again whenever he feels he needs to.
The Thunder will make their first playoff appearance in its young existence. Oklahoma City is currently the sixth seed in the west but are locked in a three-way battle with the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs.
These days their two teams in the Western Conference that are legitimate title contenders and will be title contenders for at least the next five years or so in the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and the upcoming Denver Nuggets.