NBA Finals

Spurs in 6

LeBron James has taken further faster then anyone in Cleveland could have hoped and dreamed. In just four years the Cavaliers have gone from the most dreadful franchises in the NBA to the NBA Finals. In short LeBron James has been the savior of the franchise, and he is still just 22. No game demonstrated LeBron taking over the NBA and becoming a man more then Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons when LeBron scored the Cavs last 25 points in a dramatic 109-107 win in overtime. That win propelled the Cavaliers to the Finals, and a match up against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are too led by a superstar named Tim Duncan who has won three Championships and NBA Finals MVPs in his ten year career. Unlike the outgoing jovial James, Duncan is more withdrawn and quiet. That quiet confidence is the character of the Spurs, who don’t use allot of flash when they beat you. Almost everything the Spurs do is done quietly as Manu Ginobilli is quietly one of the best players off the bench, while Bruce Bowen is quietly both the league’s dirtiest player, and one of the top defenders, something that often goes hand and hand. The Spurs take the lead from their Coach Greg Popovich who once was a mentor of Cavs bench boss Mike Brown. However, like any good master it would be hard to imagine Popovich telling Brown all of his secrets as any good mentor always saves a few lessons for a later date. In the end the Spurs experience will be the difference as they will get the early jump on the awestruck Cavaliers, and unlike Detroit they will get a win in Cleveland before taking the title home in six games.

©MMVII Tank Productions. Predictions Made by Frank Fleming on June 6, 2007 at 11:30 pm EDT