HANG TIME PLAYOFF HEADQUARTERS — In a postseason filled with strange coincidences and peculiar happenings, veteran Hawks swingman Jerry Stackhouse has raised the ante.
Stackhouse the player fully expects the Hawks to vanquish the Celtics (they are tied 1-1 and Game 3 is tonight in Boston) on their way to playing in The Finals.
Stackhouse the NBA analyst (a role he served with NBA TV last season), however, is going in a different direction with this prediction on his blog on jerrystackhouse.com:
I am clearly planning for Atlanta to be in the Finals — if I put on my analyst hat, however, if we are looking at the personnel and everything that’s going on during these playoffs, I have to take Miami to win it all. Miami is the favorite to come out of the East, and I’m not counting out the Lakers in the West the way Ramon Sessions and Kobe Bryant are playing.
Tune into Game 3 this Friday when we take on the Celtics in Boston. And stay tuned for my next playoffs blog. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy playoff basketball as much as I do…
We can’t be mad at the man for keeping it real and telling us exactly what he thinks. But this would be bulletin board material in his own locker room, if for no other reason than the practical jokes his teammates might want to play on him.