First of all, I am going to start off this post by saying congratulations to the Lakers for winning the 2009 NBA championship. Congratulations go out to Kobe Bryant as well because now he finally made the Lakers looks smart for keeping him and letting Shaquille O'neal go to the Heat. I know if I don't do that, I will have all Lakers fans comments hating on me.
With that being said, this is the Lakers 15th championship win as a NBA franchise. It is is also Kobe Bryant's fourth ring and I don't know about you but seeing him win the championship didn't make me feel like "oh I'm happy to see Kobe come away with the title." It made me think "Oh god, now I am going to have to hear it from all the cocky Lakers fans."
So here are 12 teams that I would have rather seen come away with the title this year. Each team made the list for different reasons but I'm sure a lot of you will agree with me.
(Not in any particular order)
I don't care what anyone says, this is one of the most dynamic duos to ever do it. They deserve to have come away with at least one title. The Jazz as a franchise is championshipless as well.
The Bulls almost didn't make the list because they were such a dominant team in the 90s. If you came up against them, you were almost guaranteed a loss. It would have made a great storyline for ESPN if the team that no one expected to even make the playoffs and gave so many teams so much trouble in it somehow managed to win the title.
The fact Reggie Miller played for the Pacers his entire career as Pacer was enough to say they deserved to win one. Anyone who parties with cute asian hos and can hit three pointers like this is ok in my book.
For years the Suns have been beaten and bloodied but they still haven't come away with a title.
The Mavs loss in the 05-06 championship was enough to make you feel for them. Then they came back and lost in the first round the next season. Mavs fans won't be satisfied until Dirk Nowitzki is as consistent on the court as he is at coming out with drunken photos.
The Hawks would have been a fun team to watch win the title this year. This troubled franchise just started getting into the playoffs again after a long absence so it would have also been a heart warming story if they came away with the title.