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NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018
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RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018

(06-07-2018 12:02 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  
(06-06-2018 12:53 PM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  Anyway, I expect the Cavs to step up and win this next game too.

Welp, I kinda figured the Cavs were doomed tonight when I read this post. ')

JR and Love both had a great first half though -- I was glad to see it.

KD was outstanding tonight. He really stepped up with Steph and Klay being far from their best.

Durant essentially won the game by himself.

Pretty impressive stuff.

I also thought about my personal jinx angle, and while I was simply trying to reassure Koko, I should’ve said nothing.

LeBron looks spent. Almost as if he’d be okay if they just called it a series right now. The Cavs just don’t have the firepower to compete.





06-07-2018 09:09 AM
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UGHHHH.

It's at this point where I'd like to buy into the idea of it being rigged....and optimistically imagine that Adam Silver wants to see LeBron lead the first team to ever overcome being down 3-0.





06-07-2018 12:27 PM
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Don't judge. Do you know the pain of being a Cleveland sports fan?!





06-07-2018 12:28 PM
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(06-07-2018 12:28 PM)koko Wrote:  Don't judge. Do you know the pain of being a Cleveland sports fan?!

Hey, 4 straight NBA Finals appearances (including a Championship), a World Series appearance 2 years ago (including a thrilling Game 7) and the historically anemic Cleveland Browns.

Your Cleveland Barons were something back in the day too.

Really bad.

In fact I believe Gilles Meloche began his career there. Only my favorite goalie of all time.





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I remember the browns leaving. But really my first taste of being a Cleveland fan was the 97 world series. Understood it enough to be really fucking bummed. Even at 7 y/o.





06-07-2018 02:42 PM
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RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018

The Warriors won the NBA Championship last night with a 4-game sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant took the Finals MVP trophy.

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The victory parade will go down on Tuesday in Oakland.





06-09-2018 10:41 AM
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The question on a lot of people's minds is whether or not last night was LeBron James' final game with the Cavs. LeBron responded to that question post-game:

"Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that. So I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that."

LeBron also revealed that he played the last three games with a serious hand injury.





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(05-22-2018 02:21 PM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  HotD, I really don’t mean to ignore you... but can you blame folks around the country (minus Bay Area and Ohio) for their apathy?

It’s a 2 team league and very boring for the rest of us.

I love basketball, just wish the NBA wasn’t so predictable.

When the 2nd best player in the NBA (Durant) joins three others that are in the Top 15, it’s pretty predictable.

Durant got his Titles, but I’m not happy for him.

He could’ve gutted it out, gone to his hometown (DC) and joined John Wall and Bradley Beal.

He wins a Title with those guys and people are celebrating him.

Instead, those of us in the know simply shrug our shoulders and say the NBA sucks.





06-09-2018 11:04 AM
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Well, MS, you correctly predicted the final outcome of the Finals series, as did most of us.

And, you were wrong about several games along the way, as were many of us. Houston and Boston put up very good fights against the two currently dominant teams.

And, yes, the Warriors have a great team and a great coach. That's what all teams want and work hard towards. It sure wasn't always that way for Golden State.

Anyway, I don't begrudge any sports teams for being successful. I like all the teams and I'm happy for them and their fans when they win. I also like that the NBA supports its players and does a lot of good in communities. And I always support the home teams. For me, it's just fun and exciting entertainment.

I don't know why you think being the best, for now, is somehow unfair and players like Durant shouldn't aspire to be champions; that just sounds like sour grapes. There have always been periods when a couple of teams were on fire for several years and I hope yours becomes one of them soon.

And, since you're being such a killjoy, I hope the Warriors sign LeBron James!! Smiley_emoticons_wink





06-09-2018 11:32 AM
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Philly wants him so bad. When I was reading the sports pages earlier I saw that Carson Wentz & Zach Ertz went out to watch the game and they are letting people think they were there to put in their 2 cents about coming to Philadelphia. hah






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(06-09-2018 11:41 AM)Duchess Wrote:  

Philly wants him so bad. When I was reading the sports pages earlier I saw that Carson Wentz & Zach Ertz went out to watch the game and they are letting people think they were there to put in their 2 cents about coming to Philadelphia. hah

Well, it would be a very exciting acquisition for the 76ers.

I think almost every NBA franchise would sign LeBron if they could work their salary caps to make it happen without sacrificing the mid to long term futures of their teams. After 15 years in the league and at age 33, he's still the best overall player on the court (in my opinion).

I wouldn't really want to see him wearing a Warriors' jersey. But, the Clippers and the Lakers sure could use him.

I read that the Spurs are seriously considering making a hard push to acquire LeBron if he leaves Cleveland, same with the Miami Heat (again).





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HotD, because the W’s are your team, of course you’re going to express the opinion that you did.

I certainly don’t ‘begrudge’ GS for what they did prior to adding Durant.

Home grown players, and a coach with no experience.

That was really impressive.

However, strictly from a fan of the league, adding the 2nd best player to that nucleus just makes everything else really yawn-inspiring.

I don’t like it when there isn’t changeover in leagues.

4 straight years now with same Finals matchup.

Unprecedented in any league in the era of free agency.

I’m just not a fan of where the NBA is right now.





06-09-2018 12:51 PM
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It's not because the Warriors are my home team, MS. I felt the same way when they were in the gutter.

I've just been watching the finals for decades and never got bored, no matter who was playing.

I've been a Clippers fan forever. One day, maybe, they'll be where the Warriors are now. Or not. But, I still like to root for them and watch them play regardless.

We're just different kinds of sports fans; not a problem.





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I agree with a lot of your points MS and totally understand the "boredom" (I'm sure there's a better word, but, oh well) of these finals match ups. I was excited when Houston was up in the conference finals. Not necessarily because I thought we might have stood more of a chance...but because I liked the idea of different match ups. Just...something different.

So...personally I'm choosing to believe LeBron will stay. But I'm curious..what do your guts' say?
IF he leaves, the petty side of me would love to see him go with OKC.





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