ESPN scoured its message boards this morning to find its cleverest, boldest, most enlightening comment, and chose this one above all others ...

• "Kobe managed to get them atop the ultra-competitive Western Conference." — AI121

Previous ESPN Featured Comment of the Day, plus a Featured Deadspin Response or two ...

• "I'm confident they have what it takes to beat the Celtics. Not a sweep, but maybe in seven." — getyappcrnredy24

(Re: Hawks make playoffs)

• I'm confident they have what it takes to beat the Celtics. Not in basketball though. Some other sport, not yet invented.-getyapppycrnreddy24 — Jubilation T. Cornpone

• I'm confident that these bears have accepted YEEEEAAGGGGHHHHH!"- TTreadwell1957-2003 — Gormet Spud

• The Hawks made the playoffs? Dear Lord, how long was I frozen for? - SteveAkaGorak — dhochbaum