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The 2017 NBA Playoffs

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9 hours ago, DG_Now said:

I wonder what it would must have been like to live through Babe Ruth or Wayne Gretzky or Muhammad Ali's prime and bitched about it the entire time. Do you think people who did that felt dumb in retrospect?

Or the Patriots ;)

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5 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

Are we SURE we want to see CLE/GSW again?

 

It's not about being sure.... this has become the new Lakers-Celtics weather you like it or not. To be honest, this is a fun match up. Can Lebron handle Golden State with the addition of Kevin Durant? Can either Love or Irving step up? You also get to see 3 former MVP's step on the court at the same time. This has all the markings of a legendary Finals... yet YOU don't care because YOU seem to hate Lebron James. Enough is enough, dude. Sure, seeing the same teams wins again & again is kinda boring, but this series actually has some merit. Quit your moping & enjoy it for what it is: A slugfest that will go down as one the greatest Finals in NBA History. 

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1 hour ago, KittSmith_95 said:

 

A slugfest that will go down as one the greatest Finals in NBA History. 

 

Unless one side somehow sweeps in 4 games, blowouts all the way, which is entirely possible with these two teams.

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1 hour ago, Kaz said:

Or the Patriots ;)

 

Ha. Fair enough.

 

There's never been a Finals matchup three years in a row. If nothing else, it would be historic.

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Let's say we got Houston vs. Washington instead. People wouldn't give a damn. Even through all the complaining about the Warriors & Cavs that's what the masses want to see. The rubber match with everyone at full strength. 

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11 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

I'm tired of LeBron's greatness,.

Why? He's the best player in the world. Why is that so hard to appreciate?

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Honestly, LeBron is playing at a level that I've never seen in my lifetime. He's already top 5 in my opinion, and the greatest player to play since Jordan (coming from a person who's all-time favorite player, regardless of sport, is Kobe). If he can beat the Warriors again in the Finals this season, he'll be officially the 2nd greatest player of all-time. 

 

I can't understand how anyone can still not appreciate LeBron's greatness. We're watching something we will never see again in basketball.

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I'm sorry, but the Cavs' blue uniforms are one of the worst in the league.  Worse than their home whites, worse than their alternate blacks.

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3 hours ago, CLEstones said:

I'm sorry, but the Cavs' blue uniforms are one of the worst in the league.  Worse than their home whites, worse than their alternate blacks.

 

I don't get why they refuse to wear their primary road jersey for the playoffs?

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Oh, no!

LeBron wasn't one of the three finalists for NBA MVP.  I guess he will drop 40 tonight as a reminder he IS the league's best player.

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On 5/18/2017 at 4:34 PM, Rockstar Matt said:

Honestly, LeBron is playing at a level that I've never seen in my lifetime. He's already top 5 in my opinion, and the greatest player to play since Jordan (coming from a person who's all-time favorite player, regardless of sport, is Kobe). If he can beat the Warriors again in the Finals this season, he'll be officially the 2nd greatest player of all-time. 

 

I can't understand how anyone can still not appreciate LeBron's greatness. We're watching something we will never see again in basketball.

I think one can appreciate his talents and still be tired of seeing him and his team reach the NBA Finals.  I can certainly understand the viewpoint of "Oh man, LeBron's in the Finals again for the 7th time in a row", and with the gap seemingly not getting any smaller between LeBron's team and the rest of the teams in the Eastern Conference.  I get the frustration of seeing the same guy enjoy the same success year after year, and I think that's compounded by the fact that there's simply been no drama and no unexpected results so far in these NBA playoffs. 

 

Like I've said before, there's simply been no reason to tune in for this postseason because Cleveland and Golden State are easily the best teams in their conference, Spurs/Rockets and Boston/Toronto clearly a tier below but better than the rest of their conference, and the rest of the teams simply filling out the calendar because NBA Rules dictate that 8 teams make the playoffs.  Just no real intrigue.  You can only pump up Wizards/Hawks or Bucks/Raptors or Rockets/Spurs so much before you realize that series is ultimately worthless because of the buzzsaw coming up.  The only series that has no definitive favorite and will actually be worth watching is the Warriors/Cavs series coming up.  When the conference finals series' have leads of 25 and 41.....snore.

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Spurs/Warriors would have been a series until Zaza took out their best player.

 

The Tom Brady/LeBron James comparison is really bothering me. Unlike my NFL fandom, where I root for the Bills, I don't have any particular allegiance in the NBA. So while I recognize that the current Pats dynasty is probably the great in NFL history, I'd be okay never ever seeing them in a championship game again.

 

Of course, the makeup of the NBA is so different from the NFL that you'd expect to see turnover in football. But even still, it's been an interesting lesson is perspective.

 

EDIT: If nothing else, the Cavs tearing apart the Celtics is penance for those Pats Super Bowl wins.

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7 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Spurs/Warriors would have been a series until Zaza took out their best player.

 

The Tom Brady/LeBron James comparison is really bothering me. Unlike my NFL fandom, where I root for the Bills, I don't have any particular allegiance in the NBA. So while I recognize that the current Pats dynasty is probably the great in NFL history, I'd be okay never ever seeing them in a championship game again.

 

Of course, the makeup of the NBA is so different from the NFL that you'd expect to see turnover in football. But even still, it's been an interesting lesson is perspective.

 

EDIT: If nothing else, the Cavs tearing apart the Celtics is penance for those Pats Super Bowl wins.

The comparison is sound, though.  There are teams/players where you just get tired of seeing win year after year after year after year.  LeBron and Brady are on that level of the Yankees, Duke basketball, Alabama football, the Red Wings, etc.....folks want to see these perennial winners get knocked off.

 

I think Boston sports fans will be alright, even if there's four beatdowns in this series.  Patriots will be strong contenders for the Super Bowl, the Red Sox are touted as World Series contenders, the Bruins made the playoffs, and the Celtics' consolation prize...no matter what happens this series....is the #1 pick.

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These playoffs have made a great case for the NBA adopting a mercy rule. 

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

Oh, no!

LeBron wasn't one of the three finalists for NBA MVP.  I guess he will drop 40 tonight as a reminder he IS the league's best player.

I told y'all before tip off, he was going to do this!

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This is a massacre. Holy cow. 

 

Boston doesn't even have 30 points with 2:30 left in the half. Whoo boy. 

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On 4/14/2017 at 8:43 PM, BlackBolt3 said:

I'd be mildly surprised. Until I see it, I won't bet against LeBron until The Finals, so 6.

FOLKS

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