2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

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Warriors in 4
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Warriors in 5
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Warriors in 6
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Warriors in 7
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Cavs in 4 (bruh)
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Cavs in 6
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Cavs in 7
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Golden Knights in 6
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STAND FOR THE FLAG
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Wake me up when it's the draft
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2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lamrock on Tue May 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Yeah I don't like the NFL's politics either but at least there's some competition. Warriors in 6 just because they've been complacent. However this could be an opportunity for a fairytale end to LeBron's career. Doubt it though.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Tue May 29, 2018 1:49 pm

warriors in 5

the way these warriors players are celebrating rn they know they already got another ring lol
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Tue May 29, 2018 1:50 pm

Warriors in 1. I dont believe the Cavaliers stand any chance at all.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Tue May 29, 2018 1:59 pm

btw since this series is pretty much decided i just want to say LeBron is better than Jordan (The Cleveland version of LeBron, not Miami), even if they get swept in this series.

Jordan had the best coach in the league at the time, as well as a really strong cast with Pippen, Rodman, Kerr, Kukoc, Harper, and his competition was honestly not at the same caliber. And the shit LeBron went through this season to get his team to the Finals is as JVG and Jackson said his greatest achievement.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Andrew on Tue May 29, 2018 2:08 pm

Warriors in 4, won't rule out the Cavs taking one though.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Dee4Three on Tue May 29, 2018 2:14 pm

SoF'nAwesome wrote:btw since this series is pretty much decided i just want to say LeBron is better than Jordan (The Cleveland version of LeBron, not Miami), even if they get swept in this series.

Jordan had the best coach in the league at the time, as well as a really strong cast with Pippen, Rodman, Kerr, Kukoc, Harper, and his competition was honestly not at the same caliber. And the shit LeBron went through this season to get his team to the Finals is as JVG and Jackson said his greatest achievement.


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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Phil89 on Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm

I'm pretty sure I didn't bother watching part three of this saga, so I'm probably not gonna bother with this one either.

I can't see LeBron single-handedly beating the Warriors, unfortunately. Cavs might steal one game.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Dee4Three on Tue May 29, 2018 3:24 pm

Phil89 wrote:I'm pretty sure I didn't bother watching part three of this saga, so I'm probably not gonna bother with this one either.

I can't see LeBron single-handedly beating the Warriors, unfortunately. Cavs might steal one game.


"Single-handedly".

Like the 29 year old, in his prime Kevin Love who averaged about 18 and 10 during the regular season doesn't exist. He's also capable of doing even more when allowed to play his game. Acting like Jeff Green is not a capable player who has proven his worth in the NBA as a scorer, acting like Korver is just old even though he's one of the NBAS best all time shooters and his game translates perfectly into his age (like Ray allen). Also completely disregarding that two sides of the ball exist, that defense is all 5 men.

This "dragging his team" and his team is "trash" gets so old. I'm tellin ya. They were down 3-2 on the Celtics with Love on the floor, and the Celtics were missing possibly the two best players on the opening day rosters.

The team is trash, single handedly stuff is so damn simple. It's not one man, its made to look like one man. Jeff Green with 19 and 8 last game was followed up by ESPN posting a graphic with LeBron that said "SOLO" on it. They promote it that way, and in turn that's the way the majority perceives it.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Sauru on Tue May 29, 2018 4:37 pm

oh look who it is again. who would have guessed it when this season started?


warriors in who gives a shit. next season please
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lean on Tue May 29, 2018 6:54 pm

I'll pass on this one. But I do hope Draymond Green gets dunked on or suspended or whatever. I can't stand the guy.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Murat on Tue May 29, 2018 7:58 pm

It gets boring when you have only 2 teams on top with huge margin.

Everything needs to be in optimum for other teams to reach the finals. See how small failures in only 1 game each put each team in Finals.

Small fails made this matchup:
The bad coaching decisions by Nate McMillan in 4th quarter of Game 7 when LeBron was AT BENCH
2 buzzer beaters of LeBron James that Raptors failed to avoid in Semi-finals (who could?)
Injury of Chris Paul in Game 5 (effective on rest of series)
The real big 3 of Smart-Rozier-Morris missing consecutive threes (especially the position with 2 clutch off-rebs and 2 bricks) at Game 7 of ECF
The whole Rockets with 27 consecutive brick from 3-point range at Game 7 of WCF

Big troubles caused this too:
Injury of Kawhi Leonard
Injuries of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward

If we go more backwards:
Klay Thompson's insane Game 6 performance vs OKC in 2016

In the end, we can't live with what ifs. The Warriors and Cavaliers are in finals once again, with deserving their spots.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Andrew on Tue May 29, 2018 9:20 pm

Murat wrote:In the end, we can't live with what ifs. The Warriors and Cavaliers are in finals once again, with deserving their spots.


Indeed. I'm bored with the situation and I think it really speaks to the lack of competition right now, especially in the East, but it is what it is. It's up to the rest of the league to knock them out, and although it was a close call this year, it ultimately didn't happen.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Jackal on Tue May 29, 2018 9:59 pm

Sauru wrote:oh look who it is again. who would have guessed it when this season started?


warriors in who gives a shit. next season please


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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby air gordon on Wed May 30, 2018 12:48 am

the homeless man i pass by during the week said if Iggy can't go, Cleveland has a chance. James will eat up looney on the switches

jeff green was a nice story for game 7 but i hope Love can pass the concussion the protocol and reclaim the starting pf spot
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Dee4Three on Wed May 30, 2018 1:36 am

Just in case anybody was wondering the specifics about the concussion protocol (I was, I had to look it up).


A player in the concussion protocol program can’t return to the floor until the following:
•He is without concussion-related symptoms at rest.
•He has been evaluated by a physician.
•He has successfully completed the NBA return-to-participation exertion protocol.
•A team physician has discussed the return-to-participation process and decision with the Director of the NBA concussion program, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.

Ultimately, the decision as to when a player will return will be made by the team physician.

From the NBA’s media central website, here’s a closer look at what the NBA’s Return-to-Participation protocol consists of:
1. The return to participation protocol involves several steps of increasing exertion – from a stationary bike, to jogging, to agility work, to non-contact team drills.
2.With each step, a player must be symptom free to move to the next step. If a player is not symptom free after a step, he stops until he is symptom free and begins again at the previous step of the protocol (i.e., the last step he passed without any symptoms).
3.It’s important to note that there is no time frame to complete the protocol. Each injury and player is different and recovery time can vary in each case.


Having Love will obviously be key for the Cavs, and being able to slide Jeff Green back into a bench role in order to give that second unit more depth is pretty important.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby [Q] on Wed May 30, 2018 2:06 am

I'm not sure if I'm going to watch any of this. Maybe if it's an elimination game. In the past, I had rooted for the warriors over the Cavs, but seeing how hard they worked to get there plus with them being underdogs to the video game team that has cheat codes (NBA Jam style 3 point shooting power ups) I will be rooting for the Cavs.

With that being said, warriors smash them and win in 5 as LeBron has a chance to will them to one win in the series
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby air gordon on Wed May 30, 2018 4:55 am

Andrew wrote:
Murat wrote:In the end, we can't live with what ifs. The Warriors and Cavaliers are in finals once again, with deserving their spots.


Indeed. I'm bored with the situation and I think it really speaks to the lack of competition right now, especially in the East, but it is what it is. It's up to the rest of the league to knock them out, and although it was a close call this year, it ultimately didn't happen.

Bored huh? I suppose this is some kind of karma for bulls fans to watch this unfold

It's hard to root against Kerr as well as James and the remarkable run he is on

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 am

Murat wrote:It gets boring when you have only 2 teams on top with huge margin.

Everything needs to be in optimum for other teams to reach the finals. See how small failures in only 1 game each put each team in Finals.

Small fails made this matchup:
The bad coaching decisions by Nate McMillan in 4th quarter of Game 7 when LeBron was AT BENCH
2 buzzer beaters of LeBron James that Raptors failed to avoid in Semi-finals (who could?)
Injury of Chris Paul in Game 5 (effective on rest of series)
The real big 3 of Smart-Rozier-Morris missing consecutive threes (especially the position with 2 clutch off-rebs and 2 bricks) at Game 7 of ECF
The whole Rockets with 27 consecutive brick from 3-point range at Game 7 of WCF

Big troubles caused this too:
Injury of Kawhi Leonard
Injuries of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward

If we go more backwards:
Klay Thompson's insane Game 6 performance vs OKC in 2016

In the end, we can't live with what ifs. The Warriors and Cavaliers are in finals once again, with deserving their spots.

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby [Q] on Wed May 30, 2018 7:21 am

Every NBA Finals dating back to 1991 has featured either: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. 28 consecutive Finals with at least one of those six players
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lamrock on Wed May 30, 2018 8:23 am

Also works if you swap out Shaq for Wade, and LeBron for Shaun Livingston
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Jeffx on Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 am

Andrew wrote:Warriors in 4, won't rule out the Cavs taking one though.


Without a Kyrie, Cavs will be lucky to get a game.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby JaoSming on Wed May 30, 2018 10:01 am

Cavs in 7. I don't trust the Warriors mentally right now and LeBron is on a tear.

TBH, I just want the Cavs to win to even this thing 2-2. Then we can get a nice best of 5 situation.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lamrock on Wed May 30, 2018 10:33 am

JaoSming wrote:TBH, I just want the Cavs to win to even this thing 2-2. Then we can get a nice best of 5 situation.

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby JaoSming on Wed May 30, 2018 11:00 am

Yeah I am not in the "OH GOD THIS AGAIN?!?!!" train. I'll take this matchup until some team steps up and takes it from them.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Wed May 30, 2018 12:51 pm

History Lesson Time
https://www.boxscoregeeks.com/articles/ ... ory-lesson


It's kinda crazy how this superstars team have came to a life.

Let's just enjoy again "one of the best team ever versus one of the best players ever" match up.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lamrock on Wed May 30, 2018 2:45 pm

JaoSming wrote:Yeah I am not in the "OH GOD THIS AGAIN?!?!!" train. I'll take this matchup until some team steps up and takes it from them.

I mean that's fair. In spite of all their flaws, the Cavaliers were the best team in the East, and while the Chris Paul is disappointing (though not entirely unexpected), Golden State was missing Iguodala, and it is kind of funny seeing the analytics team miss 27 straight threes when it literally matters most.

Having said that, unless LeBron goes to another East team, Boston's gotta be the favorite to come out of the East next year, right?
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby air gordon on Thu May 31, 2018 12:52 am

Cavs were the best in the East? imagine if lebron had a full season with those bums. gosh larry nance can't be this bad. Boston was the better team

is that right? GS -12.5? LOL
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Postby Dee4Three on Thu May 31, 2018 12:56 am

air gordon wrote:Cavs were the best in the East? imagine if lebron had a full season with those bums. gosh larry nance can't be this bad. Boston was the better team

is that right? GS -12.5? LOL


Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, etc. Total bums especially that horrible, pathetic excuse for a player Kevin Love. Kevin Love is trash, what a bum.

Might as well have played 1 on 5 instead of playing with that pile of trash.

Lol gotta love the people that fall for this "solo" shit. Keep it simple my friends, follow the narrative.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Thu May 31, 2018 7:05 pm

air gordon wrote:Cavs were the best in the East? imagine if lebron had a full season with those bums. gosh larry nance can't be this bad. Boston was the better team

I guess that is an issue. After the blockbuster trade, the Cavs were supposed to be back on track but are left playing same shit players they always owned, almost entirely and beyond. Ffs, Jeff Green of all players is asked to step up as a starter to make the Finals? What are the chances...

Hard to imagine these bums getting to the Finals let alone making the playoffs without LBJ on the team. Not sure any other stars can do the same but perhaps the roster is built the way to suit LBJ and play making small/power forward.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby koberulz on Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:50 am

JaoSming wrote:TBH, I just want the Cavs to win to even this thing 2-2. Then we can get a nice best of 5 situation.
I'm not quite sure that's how numbers work...
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby air gordon on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:18 am

NovU wrote:I guess that is an issue. After the blockbuster trade, the Cavs were supposed to be back on track but are left playing same shit players they always owned, almost entirely and beyond. Ffs, Jeff Green of all players is asked to step up as a starter to make the Finals? What are the chances...

Hard to imagine these bums getting to the Finals let alone making the playoffs without LBJ on the team. Not sure any other stars can do the same but perhaps the roster is built the way to suit LBJ and play making small/power forward.

it is remarkable and sad at the same time clarkson and nance (and hood) were non contributors, garbage some could say. sometimes i think they were better off just keeping Wade. but its possible one of those 3 can give some good minutes for this series. cavs need some athleticism out there and i can't imagine lue leaning on a 6 player rotation all series

if tristan thomp can continue to play out on switches and draymond green continues to forget how to shoot, i think Lue can devise a good defensive scheme. too bad KD and Curry have that ability to hit those hero shots
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby JaoSming on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:20 am

koberulz wrote:
JaoSming wrote:TBH, I just want the Cavs to win to even this thing 2-2. Then we can get a nice best of 5 situation.
I'm not quite sure that's how numbers work...

Cavs win this year, next year marks the 5th year of these two teams going at it for the "best of 5"
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 am

[Q] wrote:Every NBA Finals dating back to 1991 has featured either: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. 28 consecutive Finals with at least one of those six players

is that really such a rare and interesting occurrence tho
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:37 am

air gordon wrote:it is remarkable and sad at the same time clarkson and nance (and hood) were non contributors, garbage some could say. sometimes i think they were better off just keeping Wade. but its possible one of those 3 can give some good minutes for this series. cavs need some athleticism out there and i can't imagine lue leaning on a 6 player rotation all series

if tristan thomp can continue to play out on switches and draymond green continues to forget how to shoot, i think Lue can devise a good defensive scheme. too bad KD and Curry have that ability to hit those hero shots

Seems the Lakers and Jazz upped Clarkson and Hood's trade value before trading them away by giving them ball in their hands. Evidently both were putting up some big numbers. But neither Lakers nor Jazz are not missing their blown up raw numbers at all due to their high usage and low efficiency flaw. It sucks JR Smith and Jeff Green are still the guys to go with.

I was expecting Nance to be better than this indeed in the playoffs. But again, Thompson is a guy to go with. LoLz

But Hill is alright, not good but bearable. Verdict tough is he is an aging point guard with declining game.



That said, I dont believe having Wade or Isaiah would have been better, perhaps slightly but definitely not by much. Rose is garbage too, no real loss there either. That makes deadline trade more about Jae Crowder for George Hill deal. Sad..
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby [Q] on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:59 am

SoF'nAwesome wrote:
[Q] wrote:Every NBA Finals dating back to 1991 has featured either: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. 28 consecutive Finals with at least one of those six players

is that really such a rare and interesting occurrence tho

You could basically eliminate Hakeem from the conversation if MJ doesn't play baseball
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 am

Didn't know Jao is a lowkey LeBron fan.



LeBron vs Warriors is our generation's version of Wilt vs Celtics.

A dominating once in a generation player being thwarted from winning it all by the better stacked team.



Cavs winning two games in this Finals can already be considered an achievement.
Remove LeBron from this Cavs and it becomes a lottery team similar to the Wolves team that Kevin Love used to roll with.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Lamrock on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:11 am

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air gordon wrote:Cavs were the best in the East? imagine if lebron had a full season with those bums. gosh larry nance can't be this bad. Boston was the better team

is that right? GS -12.5? LOL


Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, etc. Total bums especially that horrible, pathetic excuse for a player Kevin Love. Kevin Love is trash, what a bum.

Might as well have played 1 on 5 instead of playing with that pile of trash.

Lol gotta love the people that fall for this "solo" shit. Keep it simple my friends, follow the narrative.

Kevin Love and George Hill are the only starting-caliber player on the Cavaliers besides LeBron. Golden State has four all-stars. Korver is a solid role player but he's 37 years old! Players like J.R. Smith and Jeff Green are below average due to their inconsistent play, and it's always a surprise when they actually do play well. And you could say the same for pretty much all of their role players - Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson... sure, one or two of them will probably get hot, but it's absolutely necessary when the rest of your role players are playing like dogshit. I get that you're still engaged in that LeBron debate from the previous series thread, but you're crazy if you think he has a good supporting cast.

@ air gordon: I say Cavs are the best team in the East because they made it to the Finals. Sure, a healthy Celtics team would have probably beaten them, but the Celtics weren't healthy and as a result weren't quite as good.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby [Q] on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:20 am

shadowgrin wrote:Didn't know Jao is a lowkey LeBron fan.



LeBron vs Warriors is our generation's version of Wilt vs Celtics.

A dominating once in a generation player being thwarted from winning it all by the better stacked team.



Cavs winning two games in this Finals can already be considered an achievement.
Remove LeBron from this Cavs and it becomes a lottery team similar to the Wolves team that Kevin Love used to roll with.

People are trying to hype Love and how good he is, but then again those Minnesota teams really underachieved while he was there. To be fair, they are still underachieving, but that's besides the point
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:24 am

Lamrock wrote:
Dee4Three wrote:
air gordon wrote:Cavs were the best in the East? imagine if lebron had a full season with those bums. gosh larry nance can't be this bad. Boston was the better team

is that right? GS -12.5? LOL


Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, etc. Total bums especially that horrible, pathetic excuse for a player Kevin Love. Kevin Love is trash, what a bum.

Might as well have played 1 on 5 instead of playing with that pile of trash.

Lol gotta love the people that fall for this "solo" shit. Keep it simple my friends, follow the narrative.

Kevin Love and George Hill are the only starting-caliber player on the Cavaliers besides LeBron. Golden State has four all-stars. Korver is a solid role player but he's 37 years old! Players like J.R. Smith and Jeff Green are below average due to their inconsistent play, and it's always a surprise when they actually do play well. And you could say the same for pretty much all of their role players - Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson... sure, one or two of them will probably get hot, but it's absolutely necessary when the rest of your role players are playing like dogshit. I get that you're still engaged in that LeBron debate from the previous series thread, but you're crazy if you think he has a good supporting cast.

@ air gordon: I say Cavs are the best team in the East because they made it to the Finals. Sure, a healthy Celtics team would have probably beaten them, but the Celtics weren't healthy and as a result weren't quite as good.


It has nothing to do with being engaged by the other thread.

His supporting cast is better than they are given credit for. Kevin Love was averaged 26 and 13 the year BEFORE LeBron recruited him to Cleveland. His role has lessoned significantly (Because of one person dominated the ball every possession), so naturally he averaged only about 18 and 10 this season. He's still an all-star caliber player. Yes, the Wolves underachieved in the West, but again that was in the West. It doesn't take away from how good of a player Kevin Love was/is.

The players can't get into much of a rhythm... ever. They are standing on the perimeter waiting for a pass in most cases, literally just waiting.

We are all literally going over the same shit over and over again in this regard, so I am cool with agreeing to disagree with you. This gets exhausting, lets see what happens in tonights game.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby JaoSming on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:30 am

shadowgrin wrote:Didn't know Jao is a lowkey LeBron fan.


Only really happened the past year or so. Couldn't hate him anymore and played pretty much the entire season in the kill everything mode I like from the playoffs.


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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Old friend on Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:24 am

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shadowgrin wrote:Didn't know Jao is a lowkey LeBron fan.


Only really happened the past year or so. Couldn't hate him anymore and played pretty much the entire season in the kill everything mode I like from the playoffs.


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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby air gordon on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:19 am

lol@ cryo fergie and jumanji 4

Lamrock wrote:@ air gordon: I say Cavs are the best team in the East because they made it to the Finals. Sure, a healthy Celtics team would have probably beaten them, but the Celtics weren't healthy and as a result weren't quite as good.

ah fair enough. i do think overall the c's had the better talent but playing on the road, do or die game 7's, and lebron james played a factor... but that water is already under the bridge

i must say though George hill does look passable as a result of just not being as bad as the rest.

isn't love playing through an injury or 2?
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 am

LeBron James is ready for game 1 of the NBA Finals. Handbag and suit shorts for intimidation. Looking like he used some Nair as well.

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:40 am

Cavs have kept up with the Warriors in the first quarter with near perfect offense from LBJ. I guess cramp coming?

The Warriors are known for huge 3rd quarter, I guess that's where Cavs fate will end.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:49 am

The Warriors aren't looking particularly sharp so far. Bad shot selection, a lot of missed threes, and lacklustre defense. I don't think David West is going to get the job done on LeBron, either.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

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McGee with what might be the worst miss in NBA Finals history.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Jackie Kong on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:37 pm

Andrew wrote:McGee with what might be the worst miss in NBA Finals history.

At least he missed..... JR is something else. Now, Warriors are killing Cavs.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:49 pm

Warriors survive a Hall of Fame performance from LeBron, and their own miscues for much of the game. They looked unfocused, uninterested. I expect that'll change, but yeah, they escaped with this one. Changing the charging call to a blocking foul is obviously going to be the controversial story until Game 2.
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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs part 4

Postby NovU on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:14 pm

Can LeBum James do this for every game, then I can envision them taking 3 games in this series.

Who will stop this Golden States era seriously? LeBron needs to team up with Kawhi next season then I say we have a real competition.
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