Schenectady native Pat Riley has done a phenomenal joe piecing together the right mix of players, but who knew the Miami Heat would end up in the NBA Championship Series. Erik Spoelstra is one of the better head coaches in the NBA and he will have his team prepared to pull off the upset of the Los Angeles Lakers. Lebron James and LA have more talent and should win, but don’t be surprised if it takes 6 or even 7 games to get it done. Miami will be a very tough out.

Bonus: Zack Cox (Patriots Beat Writer)