I am not one to frequently get excited about the going ons in the NBA, but the possibility that the above image could be recreated in a conference championship scenario was enticing to say the least. Of course it was not meant to be. NOOCH will have to wait one more year to go after that professional sports title that will finally rid the Gulf Coast of all memories of Katrina. (Thanks for nothing Saints) While it appears we are on our way to an epic Lakers-Celts title bout, it is far too close to Spurs-Pistons 2 for anyone to get too excited. Look for Stern to implement a 3rd place series if that scenario plays out.