Okay, who are you pulling for, what are your predictions? My Sixers tanked hard, so in the East I'm going to watch the first round and see who wins my affections. In the West... I grew up in LA during the Showtime era, so I'm always going to have a soft spot in my heart for the Lakers. But realistically, they're not making it past the second round, even if they manage to beat Phoenix (which they shouldn't). Still, I'll be watching just to see if Kobe lights up for a bajillion points. And as a Californian born and raised, I also have a deeply-felt sense of how bizarre it is that not only are the Clips in the playoffs, they're seeded *ahead of the Lakers*, so the root-for-the-underdog in me wants to see 'em do well. Plus I don't think Brand got enough credit for what he's done this season.