Jeff Van Gundy has never been the biggest fan of Phil Jackson dating back to the days of Van Gundy as the Knicks coach and Jackson as the coach of the Bulls.
Oh how things change. Now Van Gundy sees Jackson’s Lakers as the NBA’s next dynasty. He makes some good points too:
“My pick, I think the Lakers are the most talented team in the league, and they’re missing their third or fourth best player in Bynum,” said Van Gundy, who will join Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen and Mark Jackson for the 11th finals meeting between two storied rivals.
“So when they get [Bynum] back next year, I think they can be a dynasty. The Lakers will win it this year over a very good Celtic team.”
Van Gundy has LA in six or seven, winning it on the road. “The Lakers have the best offense,” he said. “They’ve ratcheted up their defense in the playoffs and they have the ultimate closer in Kobe Bryant.”
Van Gundy’s pick for the finals is the Lakers even though the Celtics have home court advantage. He makes some good points especially when they have Bynum back, this is definitely going to be a team to contend with but personally, I would keep an eye on the Trail Blazers. They are going to win at least 1 championship within the next 10 years. Mark my words.