NBA The 2016 NBA Finals. lebron won it for da land

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  1. Rick52

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    its been seven seasons since I've been able to say this, and it won't matter since Cleveland is going to stomp them like they did the last time they made the playoffs in 2009, but whatever I'm glad I get to post it again:

    go Pistons

    Conference Quarterfinals
    Western Conference
    1. Golden State Warriors
    8. Houston Rockets
    Golden State Wins 4-1 | (I: H 78-104 G) (II: H 106-115 G) (III: G 96-97 H) (IV: G 121-94 H) (V: H 81-114 G)

    4. Los Angeles Clippers
    5. Portland Trail Blazers
    Portland Wins 4-2 | (I: P 95-115 L) (II: P 81-102 L) (III: L 88-96 P) (IV: L 84-98 P) (V: P 108-98 L) (VI: L 103-106 P)

    3. Oklahoma City Thunder
    6. Dallas Mavericks
    Oklahoma City Wins 4-1 | (I: D 70-108 O) (II: D 85-84 O) (III: O 131-102 D) (IV: O 119-108 D) (V: D 104-118 O)

    2. San Antonio Spurs
    7. Memphis Grizzlies
    San Antonio Sweeps 4-0 | (I: M 74-106 S) (II: M 68-94 S) (III: S 96-87 M) (IV: S 116-95)

    Eastern Conference
    1. Cleveland Cavaliers
    8. Detroit Pistons
    Cleveland Sweeps 4-0 | (I: D 101-106 C) (II: D 90-107 C) (III: C 101-91 D) (IV: C 100-98 D)

    4. Atlanta Hawks
    5. Boston Celtics
    Atlanta Wins 4-2 | (I: B 101-102 A) (II: B 72-89 A) (III: A 103-111 B) (IV: A 95-104 B [OT]) (V: B 83-110 A) (VI: A 104-92 B)

    3. Miami Heat
    6. Charlotte Hornets
    Miami Wins 4-3 | (I: C 91-123 M) (II: C 103-115 M) (III: M 80-96 C) (IV: M 85-89 C) (V: C 90-88 M) (VI: M 97-90 C) (VII: C 73-106 M)

    2. Toronto Raptors
    7. Indiana Pacers
    Toronto Wins 4-3 | (I: I 100-90 T) (II: I 87-98 T) (III: T 101-85 I) (IV: T 83-100 I) (V: I 99-102 T) (VI: T 83-101 I) (VII: I 84-89 T)

    Conference Semifinals
    Western Conference
    1. Golden State Warriors
    5. Portland Trail Blazers
    Golden State Wins 4-1 | (I: P 106-118 G) (II: P 99-110 G) (III: G 108-120 P) (IV: G 132-125 P [OT]) (V: P 121-125 G)

    2. San Antonio Spurs
    3. Oklahoma City Thunder
    Oklahoma City Wins 4-2 | (I: O 92-124 S) (II: O 98-97 S) (III: S 100-96 O) (IV: S 97-111 O) (V: O 95-91 S) (VI: S 99-113 O)

    Eastern Conference
    1. Cleveland Cavaliers
    4. Atlanta Hawks
    Cleveland Sweeps 4-0 | (I: A 93-104 C) (II: A 98-123 C) (III: C 121-108 A) (IV: C 100-99 A)

    2. Toronto Raptors
    3. Miami Heat
    Toronto Wins 4-3 | (I: M 102-96 T [OT]) (II: M 92-96 T [OT]) (III: T 95-91 M) (IV: T 87-94 M [OT]) (V: M 91-99 T) (VI: T 91-103 M) (VII: M 89-116 T)

    Conference Finals
    Western Conference
    1. Golden State Warriors
    3. Oklahoma City Thunder
    Golden State Wins 4-3 | (I: O 108-102 G) (II: O 91-118 G) (III: G 105-133 O) (IV: G 94-118 O) (V: O 111-120 G) (VI: G 108-101 O) (VII: O 88-96 G)

    Eastern Conference
    1. Cleveland Cavaliers
    2. Toronto Raptors
    Cleveland Wins 4-2 | (I: T 84-115 C) (II: T 89-108 C) (III: C 84-99 T) (IV: C 99-105 T) (V: T 78-116 C) (VI: C 113-87 T)

    The 2016 NBA Finals
    The Golden State Warriors
    vs.
    The Cleveland Cavaliers


    Cleveland Wins Finals 4-3

    (Game 1: CLE 89-104 GS) | (Game 2: CLE 77-110 GS) | (Game 3: GS 90-120 CLE)
    (Game 4: GS 108-97 CLE) | (Game 5: CLE 112-97 GS) | (Game 6: GS 101-115 CLE) | (Game 7: CLE 93-89 GS)

    The 2016 NBA Champions are: The Cleveland Cavaliers
     
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  2. Fool's Requiem

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    I need Cleveland to win it all so they can get that monkey off the city's back... and so people can stop talking about it.
     
  3. Jon

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    But... LeBron...
     
  4. Tubby23

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    What about LeBron?

    I hope the Spurs win
     
  5. Jon

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    I hate LeBron. That's it. Can't root for the Cavs because of LeBron.
     
  6. Tubby23

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    @Jon Do you have a rational reason to hate Lebron
     
  7. Fool's Requiem

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    When people hate LeBron, it's usually pretty illogical, unless you were in Cleveland right after he made "The Decision".
     
  8. Jon

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    Rational? Probably not. It's more or less intrapersonal. I hate his arrogance and ego. People who don't recognize how self absorbed he is actually aggravate me and are impossible to talk to. The man is so self-centered. All the talent in the world. (Personally) Second best player in the NBA today, top 5 in history. But he's a whiny, self-aggrandizing princess who has been babied and coddled his entire life. He cries when he doesn't get calls, and he gets them all the time. He's a diva and actor (not the biggest flopper in the NBA, but up there in terms of selling crap). He thinks he's the coach of every team he plays on (and has had real coaches fired because they don't do what he wants). He's doing that in Cleveland right now, and they won't win in part because of it. I hate when people post pictures of themselves working out, but it especially irks me with him because it's clearly "HEY LOOK AT ME AND NOT STEPHEN CURRY!"

    On top of that, I thought his move back to Cleveland was the lamest, most overblown story because he made it such. He wanted the news and cameras to be all on him. He wanted the attention and the people of Cleveland to love him again. It was no other reason than his ego.

    So is it rational? Probably not. But it's my own personal feelings, and to me it is rational.
     
  9. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I just hate the mentality of the super teams that unfortunately, kind of kicked into gear with Garnett-Pierce-Allen and now wherever he (or any) superstar goes, they get the others to go with them. It makes building and developing a roster almost impossible to win with when you run into a trio of killers.

    That is in part why I have rooted for the Spurs since the David Robinson-Tim Duncan days, because while they've had the star power, they've always built rosters to accent them rather than load up on a "big three."

    I think I just don't like Lebron's style. He's an amazing player and a physical force but I like jump shooters. Watching LeBron or Russell Westbrook barrel into the paint and get fouled gets boring to me. Steph Curry is awesome because he's dangerous everywhere, same with Durant. Tim Duncan in his prime was unstoppable in the post, but not in the same sense as Shaq running everyone over.

    I don't really know what my original point was on this one.

    Celtics look bad right now. Hopefully some home energy helps in game 3.
     
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  10. Jon

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    If the first two games are any indication, it seems the inability to get up for and feel the urgency of big games is becoming a very bad trait in Boston sports...
     
  11. JoetheShow

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    Other than the Mavs comeback against the Heat in 2011, that may have been the most fun/stressful/exciting game I can remember.
     
  12. Jon

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    I agree. That was fantastic. I didn't care who came out of the West, but I wanted Golden State a bit more (Durant, Boston, false hope, blah blah ;)). But that comeback is all I've come to miss in Boston sports recently. The urgency, the fight, the resolve the never-say-die attitude. I LOVED it.

    I also think Golden State has the better chance of beating LeBron and the Cavs, so there's that too. Even though GS looks beat.
     
  13. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Or maybe the Cavs can win and LeBron can say something like "I brought a championship back to Cleveland" and then bolts to team up with Durant and they go to the Lakers because that is what the NBA is now.
     
  14. Jon

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    I believe he's secretly going to throw the series so he can bolt and not feel bad. Because if he wins, he can't leave. And at the end of the day, Cleveland is still Cleveland.
     
  15. shortkut

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    Lebron isn't going anywhere. The East is so weak right now, that if he leaves for any other team, his chances of winning plummet. There is no team in the East he can join that will even rival the Cavs this year, and any team he joins in the West will still have an uphill climb against the Warriors, Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, and potentially the Rockets
     
  16. Jon

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    I dunno. There are teams he could join that would make them better than the Cavs. I don't like love, and Irving is a good player, but not elite level, in my opinion. If he joined a team with a star already on it, they'd be better than the Cavs. An example that wouldn't happen, would be the Sixers. LeBron with Noel and Okafor would be pretty good. Or the Bulls with Butler and Rose (if healthy). Hell even the Celtics with Thomas and Crowder would challenge what the Cavs are with LeBron (not that I would be happy about signing him; I'd boycott the team). None are an option, and I honestly believe you're right that he's not going anywhere, but I think there are teams that would be elevated above what the Cavs are right now is LeBron joined them. To say that no team would rival the Cavs I think is too strong a statement to make.
     
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    They would rival the Cavs if you remove Lebron but not rival with him.
     
  18. Jon

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    Oh, agreed completely. That's what I was referring to, was if LeBron joined another team. There is no other LeBron in the East. He makes the team he's on.
     
  19. The Eye in the Sky!

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    He would be smart to stay in Cleveland for the fact that he has been to 6 straight NBA Finals playing in the East. Even though he has only won 2 of them, he is the only player to make 6 straight in 50 years. He could easily make a few more just staying put and maybe attracting a few other players to join him.
     
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    It seems like the Cavs didn't bother to show up to the series.
    It's like they think beating Toronto and winning the east is good enough, and that the offseason has started.
     
  21. Jon

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    Couldn't happen to a better team. :link:

    All going according to plan! Lebron and Durant to Boston next year!

    And my official move to the West coast will be imminent!
     
  22. The Eye in the Sky!

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    To be fair to the Cavs, the Warriors are showing why they were 73-9 this year. They showed that they can have a few tough games against the Thunder but still reel off 3 straight wins at will.

    I've finally been watching basketball since the conference finals started and it is amazing to watch Golden State play. One second its a close game, three possessions later they're up by 12 and there is nothing you can do about it. Curry was hitting 3's with defenders all over him, that opens up Thompson, who was overshadowed hitting almost 300 3 pointers this year. And now they're leaving Green wide open and he is nailing 3s. Their bench dominated the first game, too.

    Most teams shoot about 40-45% FGs, the Warriors average that for 3s. And they're contested more often than not.

    They showed why they only lost 2 games at home this year. Cleveland has a shot playing at home but doubt they will get back into the series. I've never seen a relentless perimeter team like this before. I don't even know if a Jordan led team could withstand that for an entire series.
     
  23. Jon

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    The Cavs would probably be 5th or 6th in the West... it's not saying much when you're #1 in the East and had to beat the Raptors, who probably wouldn't have even made the playoffs in the West, to be able to represent the East.
     
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    I don't know about any of that nonsense...
     
  25. Jon

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    I don't follow basketball that much, but I should think Golden State, San Antonio and even Oklahoma City are all better than Cleveland, at the least. It's not really that much nonsense...
     
  26. shortkut

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    At best Cleveland equals the Spurs, but only because the Spurs are so old. The Thunder and Warriors are both better than the Cavs and either one should be able to win a championship this year
     
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    If the Thunder beat the Warriors, it's likely that Cleveland would be up 2-0. Apparently, the Cavs match up better to the Thunder.
     
  28. Jon

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    I don't think that would be the case. My opinion anyway. I think the Thunder are better than the Cavs. I'm just not sold on Love and I think Irving is too raw, still. I don't think James would be the Thunder on his own any more than he's beating the Warriors.

    But again, I'm not a basketball guy...
     
  29. shortkut

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    spoken like a hometown fan. Remember that year the knicks beat the heat 3 times in the regular season? the regular season means nothing come playoff time. the cavs would be lucky for a split series at this point
     
  30. The Eye in the Sky!

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    > Lose by 33
    > Win by 30

    There is no such thing as a close game in the NBA anymore.