The end of the Big Three. But which Big Three?
Although all games sevens are vitally important, this one will strongly change one franchise. After tonight we will see one of the big three get broken up.
If the Celtics lose the questions are about free agency. Allen and Garnett are two of a handful of contracts expiring for the Celtics. I expect Garnett to be back but I see Ray Allen as a goner. I’m sure boston will use that money to attract a good player and with Green returning the Celtics could still be a good team in the East but not with all of the Hall of Famers that we see now. Doc Rivers is a question mark too. He’s under contract and I’m positive he will be back but there have been rumors of other teams having interest in him running their front office.
If the Heat lose, Spoelstra is gone. I have no doubt about that. Many times he appears to be out coached but I do think he will land on his feet somewhere eventually. The real question is, what about the big three in Miami? I don’t envision them staying together. The move I hear rumored that could make sense is Wade for Howard. That would make the Heat even more of a powerhouse, and after the way Howard acted this year, even more unlikable.
If the Heat go to the Finals and don’t win the title they could stay together. It will be another disappointment but they might give it another run. No matter what happens to the Celtics the big three are most likely splitting up. The question is, will tonight be the last game they play together or do they get one more series?
If I was to pick a winner tonight, it’d probably be the Heat. It’s not a game I would bet on though. My heart wants the Celtics. I do expect Rondo to have a huge game. He always does in big games. If him and KG go off, which is quite possible, the Celtics could just as easily win.
With all that said, as you watch tonight’s game think about how the outcome could change the league for years to come. With all game 7s the league changes, usually in a historical aspect (record books) more than for the future. But we’ll either see the end of three hall of famers playing together or a possible dismemberment of a super team. Aught to make for an interesting night.
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