The NBA is down to its final four teams as the Eastern and Western Conference Finals are set to get underway this week, with two of those teams being long shots to get this far in the NBA playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat were barely able to make the playoffs, as it took them to get through the Play-in Tournament in order to punch their ticket to the postseason.
Despite the fact that the Heat and the Lakers have defied the odds the entire way, no one doubts the ability of these teams to win it all at this point, as it seems as though anything can happen from here on out with the March Madness-like feel to the NBA playoffs.
As he told Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show, Nick Wright of Fox Sports believes that the Heat and Lakers will have a rematch in the NBA Finals this year with the same outcome, with LeBron James winning another title.
Nick Wright (@GetNickWright) has #Lakers over the #Heat in this year's #NBAFinals.. Aka a repeat of the bubble.
Full interview: https://t.co/RcQiaecuJm pic.twitter.com/LCSFuPKWtm
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 15, 2023
A few weeks ago, the notion that the Lakers would be able to win it all seemed a bit ridiculous, if not impossible, with the team barely making the playoffs and showing that some more work needed to be done with the newcomers on the squad in terms of chemistry.
Now, the Lakers look like one of the most well-rounded teams in the league and perhaps the best defensive team left standing, which will come in handy against the offensive-minded Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.
Whether LeBron James and company can raise another banner at Crypto.com Arena remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, it’s possible.NEXT: Skip Bayless Describes LeBron James In One Word