MVP: Kobe Bryant Rookie: Adam Morrison Coach: Mike Dunleavy
I'll probably come back here in six months and wonder what the hell I was thinking.
TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
I'll also throw in Ron Artest as Defensive Player of the Year and Mike Miller as Sixth Man of the Year and I'll say Spurs over Bulls mainly because hardly anyone is picking Duncan as MVP and he should get something.
MVP: AK-47. I really think this is the year he puts it all togethr and stays healthy and averages 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks a game.
ROY: I do not see a dominant rookie this year and this could be one of those years where someone starting a steady wins the award. Unbelievalby, I am going off the board and taking Renaldo Balkman of the Knicks. At 1-3, they are alrwady out of the playoffs (no, really) and I think Isiah, who only good trait is an eye for talent, will move to a younger lineup in hopes that progress will be made during the season and he can convonce Dolan to let him stay one more year due to the youth movement.
COY: Phil Jackson. The Lakers are deep and will make a run at the Western title only because all the palyers on the team wil have bought into the Phil way of playing.
TITLE: Lakers over Cavaliers. Lebron and Kobe make this a rating MONSTER for the NBA.
(edited by Wpob on 8.11.06 0639) ...that motherfucker is always spiked with pain.....
The NY Daily News sez: WASHINGTON - Dikembe Mutombo did not need Patrick Ewing's blessing, just his advice. And by the time the two longtime friends finished their late night phone conversation, Mutombo was sure that New York is the right place for him....