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Thursday, October 27, 2016

MLB Succeeding Where the NBA is Failing

The best team in the American League was swept. The favorite to win the AL Pennant was swept. Oh, the best team in baseball escaped a possible elimination game in the first round. Now, we’ve got a Cleveland/Chicago World Series.

And that’s where the NBA is failing.

The NBA season is already chalked full of headlines. Old faces in different places: Dwyane Wade to the Bulls; Derrick Rose to the Knicks; Al Horford to the Celtics. Struggling teams like the Timberwolves, Magic and Jazz are now able to make a run to the playoffs. Good teams like the Celtics, Blazers and Grizzlies have reinforcements to make deeper runs in the playoffs. But even with top-class rookies, productive veterans and big name signings, success is going to follow the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The two juggernauts have played each other in the last two NBA Finals and are most likely on their way to that rematch again. After completing the best regular season of all-time, the Warriors signed one of the greatest NBA scorers in history. They have reached the NBA Finals in the past two seasons and just grabbed an All-NBA player from one of their top challengers. The Cavaliers have the best chance to reach the Finals again because the Eastern Conference still does not have a playoff team capable of being any competition to the Cavs. Also, LeBron James has reached every Finals series since 2011. Talk about parity.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 27, 2016 at 06:33 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: nba, parity, playoffs

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, but with our own off-topic thread, we won’t distract from what this site’s really about: other off-topic threads. (Link goes to the Nylon Calculus projections page.)

jmurph Posted: September 27, 2016 at 10:36 PM | 1148 comment(s)
  Beats: nba

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

OT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, but with our own off-topic thread, we won’t distract from the site’s true purpose, off-topic threads. Link goes to Kevin Durant’s announcement in The Players’ Tribune.


 

 

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