Phil Jackson Picks Celtics Over The Heat

Lakers head coach/guru/master of the triangle offense Phil Jackson told Max Hellerman of ESPN AM 710 today that he believes the Boston Celtics, and not the Miami Heat, will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. What the what?

Said Jackson: “I personally don’t think they (the Heat) can get by Boston, I think Boston is too good a team … Boston is older and they have to go through the rest of the schedule without having some kind of breakdown of players. They (the Celtics) are just really a good team.”

Should not be a total shock to most, the Miami Heat may have a collection of three great players, but they are not built for a seven game series. James, Wade and Bosh are capable of taking over a game, but what if James or Wade gets in foul trouble or turns an ankle? I think we are getting a glimpse of this now with the Heat in the midst of a losing streak.

The Celtics have shown that they can withstand a number of injuries and still remain competitive. Should be fun to watch.

Extra Credit Time: Can you name two Miami Heat players not named Bosh, Wade or James?

Tags: Boston Celtics Chris Bosh Dwayne Wade Lebron James Miami Heat Phil Jackson

  • Jesse

    As much as Miami fans will disagree I’m sure, Boston is too deep of a team for them as it is. I’m not saying the HEAT can’t win….cause they can. But I do not think they have what it takes in a series to defeat the Celtics (and possibly Magic). It all depends on the matchups in the playoffs. If Miami has to play the Magic in the 2nd round, then Boston in the conference finals…they will not win.

  • R.D. Knowles

    If I was Phil,perhaps I would be afraid of the Heats winning the East to; after all Dwade is also dangerous in these situations to,and LBJ wants one bad not to mention Chris. That’s a dangerous situation, and so I understand Phil’s fears. The Heat’s Trio could ruin his number 3 that rightful belongs to DWADE.

  • R.D. Knowles

    From where I stand Phil Jackson is no guru/master of the triangle offense; He stole Tex Winters blueprint,and he had the good fortune of coaching some of the leagues best athletes.