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ESPNTheMag.Com Presents: All-World Power Rankings

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WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEST POTENTIAL NBA FINALS MATCHUP AS OF EARLY JANUARY, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE LAKERS VS. CAVALIERS

What is "All-World Power Rankings?"

Looking over the NBA schedule for tonight, and while this whole Dick Vitale calling a pro game thing is pretty cool (ESPN, 9pm for Nuggets/Heat), we're struck by two games: Hornets/Jazz (watch this), which could be a Western Finals preview and Rockets/Celtics, which could be…wait for it…a NBA Finals preview. Scoff all you want about H-Town's inability to escape the first round, because it's a legitimate argument. Still, to quote the kid in Angels in the Outfield: "Hey, it could happen." It's only early January, but we decided to make a list of NBA Finals showdowns we'd be excited to see.