I’m really looking forward to both the NHL and NBA finals. I was hoping for a match up between the LA Kings and the NY Rangers, and we got that. The NHL must be very happy with NY vs LA. Ratings should be huge. I’m not a big hockey fan, but I pay attention during playoffs, particularly the Finals. I admire both of these teams, but I don’t have a strong rooting interest one way or the other. I guess I’m leaning toward the Kings since I’ve become a fan of most SoCal teams after living out here for more than 10 years. However, I also have NY/NJ area roots and I grew up rooting for NY teams so I can’t say I will be disappointed if the underdog Rangers pull off the upset to win the Stanley Cup. I just hope we a nice long series that goes 6 or 7 games and may the best team win.
As far as the NBA Finals go I had a slight preference for the OKC Thunder playing the Miami Heat rather than the San Antonio Spurs, but the match up we have is fine too because both the Spurs and OKC are excellent teams and either one would be a worthy opponent for reigning Champions. Hard to say which Western Conference team is really better. It is too bad OKC Power Forward Serge Ibaka missed the first two games of the Western Conference Finals. The outcome of that series might have been different if he had played. However, the Spurs are an excellent team and I think they have a real shot at dethroning the Heat. We’ll see soon enough.
I am a serious basketball fan and I will post my prediction and analysis of the Heat vs Spurs series by tomorrow, before game 1 starts in San Antonio.