EA SPORTS has Wade and Bryant meeting for the title.
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As part of NBA.com's 2008-09 Season Preview, our friends at EA SPORTS simulated the upcoming season using NBA LIVE 09, and some of the results may surprise you ... and upset a really big guy in Phoenix. Here's how the 2008-09 season broke down according to the sim.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
MVP: Yao Ming Houston
Rookie of the Year: O.J. Mayo Memphis
Coach of the Year: Phil Jackson L.A. Lakers
Sixth Man Award: Ben Gordon Chicago
Most Improved Player: Randy Foye Minnesota
Defensive Player of the Year: Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers

ALL-NBA
FIRST TEAM Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers
Allen Iverson Denver
Paul Pierce Boston
Pau Gasol L.A. Lakers
Yao Ming Houston
SECOND TEAM Chauncey Billups Detroit
Tracy McGrady Houston
LeBron James Cleveland
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas
Amare Stoudemire Phoenix

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
FIRST TEAM Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers
Allen Iverson Denver
Kevin Garnett Boston
Andrei Kirilenko Utah
Tim Duncan San Antonio
SECOND TEAM Tony Parker San Antonio
Dwyane Wade Miami
LeBron James Cleveland
Marcus Camby L.A. Clippers
Dwight Howard Orlando

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
FIRST TEAM D.J. Augustin Charlotte
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City
O.J. Mayo Memphis
Michael Beasley Miami
Greg Oden Portland
SECOND TEAM Derrick Rose Chicago
Eric Gordon L.A. Clippers
Jason Thompson Sacramento
Kevin Love Minnesota
Brook Lopez New Jersey

2009 NBA Finals
(1) L.A. Lakers 4, (1) Miami Heat 2
Eastern Conference Finals
(1) Miami Heat 4, (3) Boston Celtics 3
Western Conference Finals
(1) L.A. Lakers 4, (2) Houston Rockets 2
Eastern Conference Semifinals
(1) Miami Heat 4, (5) Cleveland Cavaliers 3
(3) Boston Celtics 4, (2) Detroit Pistons 3
Western Conference Semifinals
(1) L.A. Lakers 4, (5) New Orleans Hornets 2
(2) Houston Rockets 4, (6) San Antonio Spurs 3
Eastern Conference First Round
(1) Miami Heat 4, (8) Charlotte Bobcats 1
(5) Cleveland Cavaliers 4, (4) Chicago Bulls 3
(2) Detroit Pistons 4, (7) Toronto Raptors 2
(3) Boston Celtics 4, (6) Orlando Magic 2
Western Conference First Round
(1) L.A. Lakers 4, (8) Phoenix Suns 3
(5) New Orleans Hornets 4, (4) Denver Nuggets 2
(2) Houston Rockets 4, (7) L.A. Clippers 2
(6) San Antonio Spurs 4, (3) Dallas Mavericks 3

Eastern Conference
W L PCT
1. Miami 55 27 0.671
2. Detroit 48 34 0.585
3. Boston 44 38 0.537
4. Chicago 41 41 0.500
5. Cleveland 41 41 0.500
6. Orlando 40 42 0.488
7. Toronto 40 42 0.488
8. Charlotte 39 43 0.476
Milwaukee 37 45 0.451
New Jersey 37 45 0.451
Philadelphia 37 45 0.451
Atlanta 36 46 0.439
New York 32 50 0.390
Washington 30 52 0.366
Indiana 29 53 0.354
Western Conference
W L PCT
1. L.A. Lakers 65 17 0.793
2. Houston 59 23 0.720
3. Dallas 54 28 0.659
4. Denver 50 32 0.610
5. New Orleans 53 29 0.646
6. San Antonio 50 32 0.610
7. L.A. Clippers 47 35 0.573
8. Phoenix 47 35 0.573
Utah 45 37 0.549
Portland 33 49 0.402
Golden State 31 51 0.378
Memphis 30 52 0.366
Sacramento 29 53 0.354
Minnesota 28 54 0.341
Oklahoma City 23 59 0.280

Statistical Leaders
PPG Kobe Bryant (LAL) 27.9 RPG Dwight Howard (ORL) 12.1
APG Chris Paul (NOH) 9.3 FG% Dwight Howard (ORL) .537
FT% Wally Szczerbiak (CLE) .907 3P% Jason Kapono (TOR) .472
BPG G.Oden & Y.Ming 2.2 SPG Chris Paul (NOH) 2.3