Originally Posted by Teanett
is that so?
98 finals were a lot closer than the ones before, even tho it was the same result.
in order to get there, the jazz went on to beat olajuwon/barkley/drexler (old), shaq/kobe and duncan/robinson.
not sure if this year's edition of the heat would pull that off.
well, for one, you said the 08 jazz (obviously a typo on your behalf) so i was wondering why the hell you even brought that up.
secondly, none of the teams you listed were as good as the heat. the rockets were trash. don't let the names fool you. they were old, battered and had dealt with injuries all season. hakeem was done after that knee surgery, drexler was retiring. robinson/duncan needed time to adjust. that was a rookie duncan and robinson who had suffered a damn near career-ending injury and that team was garbage outside of those two. the lakers were impressive, i guess.
the heat have too much offense for that jazz team to win. i know you can say the same about the 98 laker team they faced but that laker team was full of inexperienced players who folded under pressure.