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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM   #2781
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Don't get me wrong, BA, I have nothing but respect, love, and admiration for LBJ. I seriously hope he goes down in history as the best player of his era, if not all-time (didn't hurt his case passing MJ in career total postseason points). I'm thrilled that he's headed to The Finals for the seventh straight season (the only non-Celtic ever to do that). The only way I could love him more is if he came to play for the Knicks. I've got nothing against anybody on the Cavs, and there are a couple HOF vet players there that i'd love to see earn a championship before they retire.

Furthermore, i'm not a big fan of the idea of just buying up another All-Star, top 5 player, the year after you break the record for wins in a season. Unless it's the Yankees doing it.

I may not expect Cleveland to win, but i'll be rooting for them all the way. Sorry, Liz!
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I have no quarrel with your prediction as a prediction. I think it'll go 7 because of the rivalry. However while I hope the Cavs will win I won't predict that they will. As with last season we might see things come down to five minutes of weirdness. I'll be a chicken and wait for the series. Even then a 3-1 lead might not once more be safe.
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...Furthermore, i'm not a big fan of the idea of just buying up another All-Star, top 5 player, the year after you break the record for wins in a season. Unless it's the Yankees doing it.
Come on, man. We can't buy one guy? ONE? All of our other key players were drafted and home-grown and a successful system was built, leading to wins. It's not like we went around buying up all of the talent in the league. KD is a perfect fit for the Dubs, and fixes the issues that management knew were coming up with Harrison Barnes, Bogut, and Ezeli.

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...I may not expect Cleveland to win, but i'll be rooting for them all the way. Sorry, Liz!
That's ok. You know what they say, it's lonely at the top.
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Aw, i'm not really hatin', just talking some trash. I know Golden State was great when I was in diapers, but after 40ish years of cellar-dwelling, I don't begrudge them some success, and I personally think it's good for the Association that middle market teams are on top right now.

In all honesty, I like both teams (but LBJ definitely has me rooting for Cleveland), love the rivalry, and expect to enjoy the shit out of every minute of this series that I get to watch.

I think it's great for the game that the Lakers were terrible this year, and that Toronto was good. I hope the Pelicans build a good team around Anthony Davis. I mean, REALLY I want to see the Knicks get their shit together, but failing that, I think the game is better than ever and it's good to see how quickly the power can shift around the Association. The globalization of the game has brought such a concentration of amazing talent, every year the NBA seems to get stronger and stronger. The down side is seeing guys like Nate Robinson and Allen Iverson going overseas, but I think overall it's worth it.
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