I love the way that most of the laker fans that answered the question fell right into the mold of ignoring it and just telling you who THEY want to see and who is going to win it. What is the percentage of unbiased, knowledgeable laker fans out there?
I don't know who the leauge would rather see. Both matchups would be huge and bring great ratings. I am not one to easily buy into the conspiracy theories and think that stern 'picks' who he wants in. Or that the refs are told what to do, that stuff seems just plain nonsensical. And the long and short of it is, nomatter if it was supposed to be a certain way, if one team just plain outplays the other they will win anyway.
i would think the leauge would be just as happy with a rematch of last years finals ( who wouldn't, except for cavs fans) as it would with the cavs/lakers.
And I have to agree with that shawn bradley dude up there, espn is the real driving force behind all sports anymore. They are the ones who put the pressure on....not the leauge so much. They had lebron crowned mvp about a month into the season and havent let up yet. It's a stupid award in my book, could be won by about a dozen guys every year, and it's entirely meaningless without winning a championship.
to put my 2 cents in I want to see Celtics/Spurs finals. Good hard-nosed, defensive minded, every basket is worked for, every shot is contested, fundamental, TEAM basketball.....