NBA 2009 Playoffs: Lakers vs Nuggets

As of this writing, game one has already been decided but game one’s outcome has not changed my prediction.  Without further ado, here’s my pick – Nuggets in 6.

Why?  You only have to look at the Houston series to gauge where the Lakers are now.  It seems the Lakers aren’t even peaking.  On paper, they are the best.  They just don’t have the heart and the legs to be the best day in, day out.

Everybody’s saying they’re bored.  I don’t think they’re bored.  They’re just tired, nervous, broken, old and young.    I have observed. Pau is tired.  Kobe is tired.  Drew is nervous.  Lamar is broken.  Fish is old.  The rest of the team is young. Read More

NBA 2009 Playoffs: Lakers vs Jazz

The real season begins.

First seed, Los Angeles Lakers, takes on eighth seed, Utah Jazz.

Last season, Los Angeles defeated Utah in 6 games.  That was when Trevor Ariza was not playing, having a broken foot just recently healed and Andrew Bynum was out for the entire playoffs.

This time around, the Lakers are complete although I still think Andrew Bynum is playing injured… and Utah doesn’t have Mehmet Okur at least for the first game. Read More