UAAP S81 stars give their 2018-19 NBA predictions

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After learning about the predictions of the stars in the NCAA, we now focus our attention on the hardcourt heroes in the ongoing UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball tournament and see who they think will go all the way in the upcoming NBA season.

Thirdy Ravena (ADMU)

In the East, hopefully Boston. As for the West, hopefully the LA Lakers. I’ve been an LA fan ever since so I hope they make it. In the Finals, I’m for LA because they’re my favorite. LeBron will be Finals MVP, of course.

Aljun Melecio (DLSU)

I got the Celtics in the East and the Warriors in the West! GSW is nothing without Draymond Green. Yes, they have the best players in the league but without a role player like Draymond, I don’t think they can win the Championship. So, I predict GSW with Draymond being the Finals MVP.

Jerrick Ahanmisi (AdU)

The West? I want to say my Lakers, but the Warriors look really good. In the East, I haven’t really checked out who’s good but… Oh! Celtics. Now, if it’s Warriors-Celtics in the Finals, I think it’ll go Game 7… maybe the Warriors win it. Finals MVP? KD.

Arvin Tolentino (FEU)

I think sa West, of course GSW. Di na kailangan i-explain, though I’m an OKC fan. East… I’ll go with the Celtics. Philly siguro puwede but I think the experience and depth of the Celtics will play a big factor. Finals: Warriors in 5. I still think the Celtics can win a game, maybe two against them, but the overall talent and championship experience ng Warriors, mahihirapan sila mapantayan yun. Finals MVP syempre KD.

Juan Gomez de Liaňo (UP)

I think for the West, I’ll go with the Rockets. In the East, I’ll go with Boston. I have a feeling… I’m for the Rockets but Boston has a big chance of winning because their starting lineup is complete. I think Boston has a good chance. For Finals MVP, it’s either between Kyrie or Jayson Tatum.

Dave Ildefonso (NU)

I feel like the Celtics are going to come out of the East considering the great season they had last year. In the West, it’s hard for me to decide because my heart wants the Lakers to come out of the West but my mind knows that GSW is coming out of the West and winning it all the way to the Championship.

Philip Manalang (UE)

West: Lakers with LeBron, versus East: Celtics with Kyrie. Lakers makakakuha ng championship because the combinations of the players is perfect. LeBron – Leader, Stephenson – Role Player/Defensive Stopper, Rondo – Great Point Guard, McGee – Good Center, Ingram – Role Player and made-develop din skills niya dahil kay LeBron, Kuzma – same with Ingram, Lonzo Ball – Can do also what Rondo can do especially with stabilizing the team. LeBron James will be the Finals MVP. Also, the Lakers have a deep bench this season.

CJ Cansino (UST)

Siguro para sa akin, Boston and Lakers. Lakers ang mananalo, kasi last year, mga rookie pa sila pero ngayon may mga beterano na sila at grabe rin sila tumulong sa mga rookie. Pero ang team ko lang kasi Oklahoma eh. Di ko talaga tinitignan yung iba.

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