Poll: Assuming the Lakers make it to the 2011 NBA Finals, which team would you like them to face?
Looking ahead to next June, we're all assuming the Lakers will advance out of the Western Conference, ready to take the final step toward another three-peat as NBA champions. Right?
The question is, who would you like to face the Lakers out of the East? Of course, two potential opponents leap to mind: the hated Boston Celtics (Kobe versus Shaq with everything on the line, the Lakers looking to tie Boston for most overall championships) and the hotshot Miami Heat (the two-time defending champs versus the so-called Big Three, the prospect of preventing King James from winning his first NBA title).
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-- Chuck Schilken