Wild Wild West! The story of the craziest NBA playoff race2021|10:46
This year’s playoff race is unpredictable to say the least, with teams like the Jazz and Suns at the top of the Western conference. And if we’re honest, the west has been the much more interesting and dominant conference ever since MJ retired. And perhaps the most obvious example of the wild wild west happened in 2008, with the craziest playoff race in recent history. So let’s refresh our memory and go through these star studded rosters.What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it. 10. Portland Trail Blazers – 41-41Led by young studs Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge, and a steady point guard in Jarret Jack, the Blazers actually had a solid season by their standards, especially if you consider they had the first pick in the draft in 2007. Unfortunately, the player they picked, center Greg Oden, who was selected ahead of Durant, missed the whole 2007-08 season due to microfracture surgery, as did Darius Miles. But thanks to good coaching by Nate McMillan and contributions from players such as Travis Outlaw and Martell Webster, they managed to exceed expectations. Sadly for them, though, that wasn’t enough and they ended up watching the playoffs on TV, although they won nine more games than the previous season.