NBA Power Rankings: Final of 2009

December 29th, 2009 by Shaun Ahmad Leave a reply »

As we bring in the New Year and usher out 2009, one thing has remained constant for much of the year.  The NBA's elite four have been the same bunch.  Their ranks have switched around, but the nucleus of the very best has remained intact. 

Will 2010 bring change?  Doesn't look like it.  For now, let's take a look at the final rankings for 2009.


1. LA Lakers - We are aware that the Cavaliers walloped the Lakers on national television on Christmas Day, much to the delight of LeBron enthusiasts.  But keep in mind it was one game, and the Lakers have a much better resume at this point in the season.

2. Boston - I can't remember the last time I had such a hard time determining who the better team was—LA or Boston.  I'm sure the NBA suits love this, as we all should.  One of the most historic and storied rivalries looks like it will add another chapter come June, 2010. 

3. Cleveland - Christmas Day was an example of how dangerous the Cavs can be when clicking on all cylinders.  ...

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