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Too honest? Stackhouse picks Heat to win it all

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08:09 AM ET 05.04 | So much for faith in one's team. Atlanta Hawks guard and NBA veteran, Jerry Stackhouse, has his own website and blog. He seems like a smart guy and everything, but Stack did a very dumb thing. Picking against your own team to win the NBA Finals? In Stackhouse's recent blog, he decided to predict the postseason winner. That's fine, as long as your team isn't in the playoffs. ... [Stackhouse's quote at the bottom of his blog: "I am clearly planning for Atlanta to be in the Finals -- if I put on my analyst hat, however, if we are looking at the personnel and everything that's going on during these playoffs, I have to take Miami to win it all. Miami is the favorite to come out of the East, and I'm not counting out the Lakers in the West."

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May 4, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Stackhouse come on man you are still in the playoffs. You know social media is out of control when players are blogging about predicting another team to win it all while still alive in the playoffs.

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May 4, 2012  09:10 AM ET

It's The Heat's Title To Lose... IMO.... Only Three Teams Can Beat the Heat.... The Thunder, Lakers And My Celtics!!!

May 4, 2012  09:13 AM ET

I have to agree with Stackhouse, I believe the Heat will win the NBA Finals and believe that the Lakers will win the west if they play big. Oklahoma does present a lot of challenge, but if the Lakers can get good return from their bench and play big with Bynum and Gasol, I believe the Lakers can win the west.

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May 4, 2012  09:39 AM ET

That isn't a prediction; it's an assessment. He didn't say he wanted them to win.

May 4, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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It's the wrong time to be honest. You are basically slapping your own team on the face. It's not necessary to say that your team sucks when you are on a playoff team. You're suppose to give encouragement.

Some thoughts need to stay in your head and not meant to be blogged about just common sense

May 4, 2012  09:44 AM ET

The analyst hat should be worn after the season Stack-a-rooski, The coach should inactivate you and the team should stone you for inconsiderate blogging.

May 4, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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That isn't a prediction; it's an assessment. He didn't say he wanted them to win.

I think players should always think their team can beat someone else -- even if an objective assessment might say they don't have a chance. If you really think you are beaten before you start -- hard to pull the upset.

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May 4, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Better Not To Say Anything, Bro.

May 4, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Woody Harelson is the only person I've ever seen that could play basketball with a hat on.

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May 4, 2012  01:10 PM ET

As most men know, honesty is not always the best policy.

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