Every year you can almost bet money that one of the two teams in the NBA finals will be a team from Los Angeles or Boston. History doesn't deviate too much as there has only been a handful of times. In fact you can almost take it to the bank that one of these two franchises are going to be in the finals.
The only time they didn't make the finals in the modern era was during the Chicago Bulls run with Michael Jordan, the San Antonio Spurs runs, and the Houston Rockets when Jordan went on a vacation from basketball.
The NBA has had so much consistency that a large market was going to the finals that they can almost plan their TV schedule around the convenience of the large market teams. Now there is definitely a small market coming out of the West. San Antonio and Oklahoma City sent both of the LA teams packing. Now all the NBA executives can hope for is a Boston/Miami Eastern conference final. If that happens then the NBA will be okay.
Everyone is hoping for a Oklahoma City/Miami finals and they will probably not get it. The Spurs are rolling and look revitalized and they have one of the best point guards in the business in Tony Parker. Miami is struggling with Indiana and they haven't had an answer for Rajon Rondo in the past two seasons despite the improved play by Mario Chalmers.
The way things are looking we could get a Spurs/Celtics final. If that does happen America will be forced to watch fundamental basketball at its best. Now that I think about it, that might be what the game of basketball needs in America.
Stay Breezy ~ I'm Out!