GMs taking Lakers, but Rivers picking Celtics to repeat

Updated: October 25, 2008, 2:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Why not us -- again?

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is picking his team to repeat as NBA champions and hoist their 18th championship banner, according to the Boston Herald.

In a survey of the NBA's general managers conducted by NBA.com, 46 percent of those responding picked the Los Angeles Lakers to win the championship this season. Just 19 percent picked the Celtics to repeat.

But Rivers wasn't concerned about that, according to the report.

"Oh, I don't ...

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