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NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

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15 minutes ago, SabresRule7361 said:

Let's see what happens when the Cavs play OKC before we give them a free pass to June.

The Celtics are still too young and the Raptors are the basketball Capitals.  The Cavs pretty much had a ticket to the finals punched the minute Hayward went down and that certainly isn't changing now after they retooled

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4 minutes ago, crashcarson15 said:

:censored:

YOU

PAUL

PIERCE

I'm gonna take a stab at something.

 

You're not a fan of him, right?

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13 minutes ago, Kaz said:

The Celtics are still too young and the Raptors are the basketball Capitals.  The Cavs pretty much had a ticket to the finals punched the minute Hayward went down and that certainly isn't changing now after they retooled

 

If the Eagles can win the Super Bowl and the Astros can win the World Series..........

 

Sorry, but I'm not going to act as if the Cavs are entitled to the Finals just because they have a 33 year old who quite frankly at some point is going to feel some wear and tear from all his minutes.

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11 minutes ago, Kaz said:

The Celtics are still too young and the Raptors are the basketball Capitals.  The Cavs pretty much had a ticket to the finals punched the minute Hayward went down and that certainly isn't changing now after they retooled

No. That Cavs team wasn't making The Finals (likely not even the Easter Conference Finals). 

 

Even Altman knew that, which is why he essentially blew up & rebuilt the team at the deadline. 

This Cavs team might actually make it now. 

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Gonna be really fun to see this Cavs team get absolutely annihilated by the Warriors in The Finals.  

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I just hope we get a different dance partner if one of the usual suspects makes it back.

 

Cavs/Spurs, Cavs/Thunder, Cavs/Rockets, Warriors/Spurs Rockets vs. Celtics/Raptors/Wizards....

 

anything but Cleveland/Golden State AGAIN

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33 minutes ago, SabresRule7361 said:

 

If the Eagles can win the Super Bowl and the Astros can win the World Series..........

 

Sorry, but I'm not going to act as if the Cavs are entitled to the Finals just because they have a 33 year old who quite frankly at some point is going to feel some wear and tear from all his minutes.

Take out the Eagles analogy since it's a one game sample size.

 

I'll act like the Cavs ARE entitled because they have LeBron and he is 33, which is not the 33 of any other player in terms of health and rehab. Plus, mofos still have to be the first to four.

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Nobody is "entitled" to a finals berth. Teams have to fight each other for it and some teams are in better shape to win it than others. Right now Cleveland is in better shape to come out of the east than anyone else. They have the most talent, and even after trading out half their roster they're still the team with the experience.

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On 2/10/2018 at 9:42 PM, Jimmy Lethal said:

 

how does this team break everything they touch

I jokingly called this wheb they first shut him down in the beginning of the season. Maybe I should have been serious about my prediction. 

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20 hours ago, dfwabel said:

I'm gonna take a stab at something.

 

You're not a fan of him, right?

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/2/12/17003198/lebron-james-cavaliers-paul-pierce-ceremony-celtics-gmib

 

The fact that he was being so petty that Jalen Rose called him out several weeks ago, made yesterday even sweeter. I was shocked to see a team that was attacking the basket when LeBron wasn't on the court. I hadn't seen them do that in the limited games I've watched this year. 

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38 minutes ago, ozzyman314 said:

Lavar Ball is going to ruin his kids careers before they even begin. 

 

In other news the sun rose this morning

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LeBron's surrounded by 4 guys that have never won a meaningful game and suddenly Cleveland is already being treated like the '96 Bulls?

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The Jazz have really figured something out. 10 straight wins! They might make a playoff run after all. Oh, and that Crowder deal is looking pretty good right now.

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10 minutes ago, SabresRule7361 said:

LeBron's surrounded by 4 guys that have never won a meaningful game and suddenly Cleveland is already being treated like the '96 Bulls?

People were treating them like the 96 bulls even before they blew up & rebuilt everything at the Trade deadline. 

 

Let's see how this news Cavs team does against SA & OKC. 

I think any team would have been caught off guard by this new Cavs team, there wasn't really any good way to prepare for them since the team literally completely changed overnight. 

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17 minutes ago, SabresRule7361 said:

LeBron's surrounded by 4 guys that have never won a meaningful game and suddenly Cleveland is already being treated like the '96 Bulls?

 

You're the only person saying this.

 

I'm glad it's working out for Crowder. He looked absolutely miserable in Cleveland and was so much better in Boston. Interesting though that he ended up swapping places with Hayward after all.

 

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Just now, ozzyman314 said:

People were treating them like the 96 bulls even before they blew up & rebuilt everything at the Trade deadline. 

 

Let's see how this news Cavs team does against SA & OKC. 

I think any team would have been caught off guard by this new Cavs team, there wasn't really any good way to prepare for them since the team literally completely changed overnight. 

 

No. No one was doing this.

 

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Still feel it's way too early to call the East right now..... but the Raptors have the best shot.

 

Casey has finally seen the light and were not playing ISO-ball anymore. The team has learned to trust in JV (he's even hitting three pointers now!) & the bench unit has learned how to play for each other, not just individual glory. I haven't seen team cohesion like this in a while, and the fact we also have a Top 5 offense & defense is stunning. 

 

It's no longer just the Lowry & DeRozan show in Toronto..... I think we finally might see this team in the Finals. 

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