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I have to admit, going into the conference finals I really didn't care that much about the Kings, I just didn't want to see Shaq win another title (Sorry Laker fans-no offense). I never hated the Lakers, I just was getting kind of sick of them. To be honest though, I thought the Kings would be lucky to win two games. As I watched the series though, I grew to love this Kings team. They really played with heart, and i began to think that they could win the series. People say they choked in Gm7, and, well, some of them kinda did (Christie, Peja), but I would attribute that more to their lack of big game experience in comparison to the Laker players. But Bibby stepped up like I never thought possible, and Webber surprised me with his ability to play under pressure at least to some degree. Bibby is now my favorite player in the league (unless, of course, MJ comes back for another year), and I love this Kings team. I will always be a loyal Bulls fan, but otherwise the Kings are by far my favorite team other than them. You've got great fans, and Arco Arena reminds me of the old Chicago Stadium with it's loudness and intensity. The Pistons took the Lakers to 7 games in the 80's before beating them the next year in 5, and the Bulls took the Pistons to 7 games before beating them the following year in 4. So have faith, yours will be the next great NBA team.