Cleveland is the team to beat in the east with Shaq added, but watch out for the Celts if Mr. Cut-the-check decides to show up and play. In the west, it will be LA and the Spurs. Portlanf f***** up by not drafting Blair, and now that the Spurs have him, they will make another run at the west title. LA will probably repeat, but not in a cakewalk this year like they did over Orlando. TV execs are drooling over the prospect of a Kobe/Shaq meeting in the finals, LBJ be damned, simply because of the tabloid angle of those two going at it on the floor again. But the Celts could easily overwhelm the Cavs with their depth in the eastern finals and then take Kobe to seven games before LA repeats.