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