2019 NBA Playoffs Thread


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Kawhi Leonard...if you wanna head to LA? You do you man....thank you so much for everything you've done for the Raptors.   As stupid as it sounds? I'm in tears guys. WE THE NORTH!

If I based my fandom on whether other fans sucked or not, I wouldn't be a fan of anything, not even myself.

4 hours ago, Digby said:

As a Bostonian who's primarily a Celtics fan, I am wholly disappointed that it's my team that let down the Boston Slam and no one can police my feelings about it! Thanks!

Bucks to rest of country: you're welcome.

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This is definitely not for lack of effort on Toronto's end, but the ECF is the Bucks' to lose.

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Not quite, but if the Raptors wanna at least avoid getting swept, Kawhi cannot be their entire offense.  That man's gonna damn near die at this rate.

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On 5/16/2019 at 11:42 PM, AustinFomBoston said:

Don't forget this is a Warriors team without KD. 

:censored:ing Warriors. 

 

Who is the guy who spends all his time in the NFL Playoffs thread bitching about the Patriots?  You have become the NBA version.

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That game last night went exactly how I hope it would have. After the rousing comeback in game one, the Bucks needed to carry the momentum. They did just that and reaffirmed why they had the best record in the league coming into the playoffs and still do. It's very surreal to be a Bucks fan right now. 

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2 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

Who is the guy who spends all his time in the NFL Playoffs thread bitching about the Patriots?  You have become the NBA version.

SabresRule is that guy, still the warriors are cocky pricks and I hope giannis beats them and the dynasty get broken up this offseason.

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9 hours ago, KDubK414 said:

That game last night went exactly how I hope it would have. After the rousing comeback in game one, the Bucks needed to carry the momentum. They did just that and reaffirmed why they had the best record in the league coming into the playoffs and still do. It's very surreal to be a Bucks fan right now. 

I know, man.  It's like the Bucks switched places with the Packers, only I don't have the sinking feelings of some inevitable Favre blunder or some completely avoidable brainfart happening while Rodgers can only helplessly watch from the sideline.  

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Dubs are playing terrible and Portland looks great tonight. Blazers lead by 13 at half, and I still fully expect Golden State to win this game. 

 

 

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This would be a great era of NBA ball if it wasn’t for knowing the Warriors make the finish line a moot point.  

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Just appreciate it, I guess. What else can you do? I remember people feeling similar about the Bulls during their run, and everyone loves them now. 

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48 minutes ago, CS85 said:

This would be a great era of NBA ball if it wasn’t for knowing the Warriors make the finish line a moot point.  

 

And this without a top three player. I didn't watch the game tonight.

 

They built a hell of a team and system there. Way to :censored: it up Houston.

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1 hour ago, Magic Dynasty said:

Some day, we’re going to look back on these Warriors teams the same way we do the MJ Bulls.

 

Today is not that day.

 

Maybe this is a lesson for me more than anyone else, but if Durant joining the Warriors during the cap bump was a cheat, you've got to think about Jordan making $33 million on the 98 Bulls while the next-highest paid players were Toni Kukoc and Ron Harper at $4.5M apiece (Pippen was at $2.7M).

 

The NBA salary cap that year was $26.9 million. Patrick Ewing was the second-highest paid player at $20M (Horace Grant was third at $14.2M). Source: https://www.eskimo.com/~pbender/misc/salaries98.txt

 

The NBA salary cap and percentage rules -- no player can make more than 35% of the cap -- came into effect in 1999. Prior to that, teams were allowed to spend whatever they wanted to keep their own free agents.

 

So, on the one hand, the Warriors doing what they're doing is remarkable. On the other hand, if the Jordan rules were in place, Durant could have been offered $50M by the Thunder compared to the $25M he got from Golden State. So, really, who knows. Owners instituted the new rules for cost certainty and to be able to re-sign their own players, but removing the percentage cap for free agents may have been better to keep guys like LeBron in Cleveland (or Miami), Durant in OKC, or Hayward in Utah.

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