(With help from Stephanie Skinner and Katie Banks.)
With the NBA Playoffs getting in full swing over the weekend, what better way to prepare than to do some…umm…”research” of the playoff rosters. So, here we go, 16+ reasons you should be watching the NBA Playoffs…
Let’s start with the Eastern Division.
New York Knicks – Tyson Chandler
The Knicks’ big man won my heart last year as he lead the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Championship. Will he be able to do the same for the Knicks? I’ll say this, he makes cheering against Lebron that much more exciting. I think it’s the smile.
Sorry, one more…
Miami Heat – Dwyane Wade
Given my great dislike of the Miami Heat, it was with great hesitation that I picked DWade. Seriously, it’s hard to be attracted to a guy who’s constantly flopping, but well when you look like that, it’s tough not to be.
Because I’m not comfortable giving DWade so much love and I’m a sucker for a guy who can play some D, here’s a special shoutout to Shane Battier (I realize I’m probably the only person who just fawns over Battier and his oddly shaped head, but it’s my post, so tough luck).
Indiana Pacers – Leandro Barbosa
Orlando Magic – JJ Redick
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking… TWO former Duke players? Deal with it.
And just for fun, a special shout out to Dwight Howard’s shoulders…
Chicago Bulls – Derrick Rose
I’m sorry, Chicago. I thought about changing my pick due to DRose’s injury, but he’s my absolute favorite. I couldn’t just take him off the list, right? Even though I’ve already done one of these specifically about him? Of course not…
I miss him already.
Philadelphia 76ers – Evan Turner
Don’t just want to pinch those cheeks?
Boston Celtics – Rajon Rondo
Wait, we’ve already done one of these on the Boston guard? Well, that’s not going to stop me…
One more just because…
Atlanta Hawks – Joe Johnson
Please forgive my choice. There wasn’t much to choose from.
We’ll have our picks from the West for you later this afternoon.
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