Well, we have a couple of compelling matchups in the two NBA conference finals. Tonight in the West, the Spurs take on the Thunder. Tomorrow, LeBron James and the Heat host the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern finals. It's two teams with aging stars (Boston, San Antonio) looking to get in the way of the Heat-Thunder final that most objective fans are hoping to see.
It's a possible changing of the guard. The Spurs have won four NBA titles with Tim Duncan as their star. People figured he had faded away, but they're favored to win the series against the rising Thunder, who are led by young superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
The Celtics looked old and spent early in the year, but evidently Doc Rivers' team was saving itself for what could be one last run for the Big 4 of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Allen and Pierce are nursing injuries. The Celtics' offense has been weak. But they took out the Sixers in seven when Rondo took over the game in the final three minutes.
Miami is a strong favorite with James and Dwyane Wade on top of their games. But Chris Bosh is doubtful and remember, Rondo was playing with a dislocated elbow when the Heat took out Boston in the playoffs last season. It should be closer than people expect.
Who do you like in the two conference finals?