This series is like the movie “Open Water,” there’s no one to root for. In that flick, I actually rooted for the man-eating sharks. Indiana Pacers versus Miami Heat; the most tired and predictable Eastern Conference Finals in NBA history. Like a mindless Michael Bay blockbuster, you already know the outcome, but you’ll tune in just to see how the specifics of the outcome unfurl.
You want to see what weapons the action hero uses, or how he escapes from certain death to blow up the villain in the end. But you know who the league wants to win this thing. You know who the broadcaster of the series wants to win. So it’s only matter of do the powers that be let the Indiana Pacers hang around for five games? Six?Follow paulmbanks