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Twins outfielder Denard Span doesn't just love baseball, he's also passionate about the NBA. See who Span thinks will win in each first round playoff matchups.
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Hi guys thanks very much -- the NHL playoff schedule has just started already and now it's time for the NBA playoffs to get started -- -- -- McAllister sitting alongside Denard span outfielder for the Minnesota Twins and DiNardo. Lotta people may not realize you're begin BA basketball fan he grew up in Tampa Florida people would think he liked Atlanta Hawks in the Miami Heat what you don't. You're Chicago Bulls fan why. -- -- growing up you know I think every kid I don't live Michael Jordan and -- my favorite player in in the Scottie Pippen and has grown up watching the Bulls led WG in. You know I'd rule book -- I -- -- -- -- and so with that in mind we're going to get Denard span's picks for the 2009. NBA playoffs pretty good and I'd miss those who are right. We'll start the Western Conference. What do you like and why it's. That go to LA you may you know Kobe Bryant hard the hard to root against them you know even though you -- in his -- -- team -- -- Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer but the Lakers. Giambi I was on picking them to go to the championship book. The Jets it -- -- this entry -- the night but -- the 45 -- the Portland trailblazers and Houston Rockets who and why. That's -- -- -- there and hey I like for the this year you know they got Brandon Roy they got some love don't live Rudy Fernandez is pretty good and calculated and planned on playing ball with the the 36 match up San Antonio Spurs in the Dallas Mavericks we like them that's. I like San Antonio they got the experience you know they got Popovich get Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Fumble at San Antonio like they're experienced pain and -- final match up in the Western Conference the number two seed Denver Nuggets against the number seven seed -- it's Hornets would you like. Well in New Orleans in November and had a good season this year but I still like Chris Paul and and Byron Scott over the New Orleans so humble and go -- to the Eastern Conference we go. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons it's got a team. Nearly impossible but I'd bet against LeBron -- best best best -- -- the easiest choice of the bracket here you didn't miss it one game and answers not know -- it. They've made it one that an image -- and make it LeBron slipping a little bit and Dingell and enjoys the other day distant of the team and a dangerous team will. So I don't know why didn't root for either of these teams the kid growing up the force eagle and a pox and feisty Miami Heat -- he like -- -- -- -- -- -- like you make way ahead. The three seed Orlando magic's Dwight Howard. Take -- Andre Iguodala Andre Miller and the Philadelphia seventy sixers that is the 36 matchup we like why. That is they would Orlando Florida team again. Dwight Howard you know. These these he's almost like baby's neck and you know it will be tough for the relative to contain him checked. And -- defending NBA champion Boston Celtics take on your favorite team. But two versus seven match up Boston against Chicago. And why you know -- Boston used to that the big news that Paul Pierce Ray Allen got got right now Rajon Rondo and I think it -- effort. Tonight thanks for playing we're going to revisit this in the second -- you're going to be graded on your picks really a 100% now -- I'm telling on the watch basketball -- -- so. I'm now we're about fourth. I they had guys.