For the first time this season the Cavaliers earned the top spot in Bloguin's BlogPoll Power Rankings. The latest rankings also marked the first time this season I voted the Cavaliers to the one spot in favor of the NBA's defending champs.
For my vote, I did have the Lakers two after the Cavaliers, followed by the Boston Celtics at three.
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And needless to say, LeBron and Shaq are thrilled about the news. All tolled, the top five shook out like this:
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