Forget Magic vs. Bird, these teams hated each other when it was Baylor/West vs. Russell/Havilchek. The series should be awesome with the Lakers prevailing (imo) due to no one having the ability to shut Kobe down. Though he's not my guy, Kobe is a force. He took Bruce Bowen apart in the San Antonio series which is saying something given that Bowen is a defensive specialist. Ray Allen has to play a whole lot better than he did at the beginning of the Detroit series and the Laker's bench/role players have to stay involved. The Laker team defense is damn impressive. Scary to think what they'd be like w/Bynum playing in the finals. Enjoy the hoops folks. Lakers in 6?