A Certain Uncertainty: A Championship Up for Grabs in the NBA

December 17th, 2009 by Jamaal Anderson Leave a reply »
Obama would obviously win the election. The economy would take some time to recover. The Lions would continue their terrible ways, while the Colts continued to do well. This has been quite the year for certainty here in America. Politically, socially, and athletically.

In the NFL, it was quite plausible to predict who the good and bad teams would be—the Colts, Saints, and Patriots in the top tier; the Lions, Raiders, and Browns in the bottom. The only faint surprise I have received thus far in football has been the lack of skill displayed by the Steelers.

In baseball, the teams in the playoffs (or at least most of them) could have easily been predicted prior to the season.

They were all certain.

However, this NBA season continues to surprise me. Who will take home the trophy? Obviously, there are the teams who will undoubtedly do well (i.e., the Celtics, Lakers, Cavs, and Magic), but there are also countless other teams who bring something special to the floor every night.

Look at any ESPN show, or cover, about the beasts of the east in basketball. You will most likely see the duo of LeBron and Shaq on the cover, or ...

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