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Old 06-06-2018, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TheCityTheBridge View Post
Sure, Be Like Mike had nothing to do with consumerism. /s
Nike did.

You should do that NBA Draft thing we did last year.
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:09 PM
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It's pretty lousy at the moment. Golden State and Cleveland meeting for a 4th straight Finals with a predictable Warriors sweep is not a good look overall. This Cavaliers team was a dysfunctional mess that ended up 4th in the East, and yet no one, not even the top seeded Raptors could get a win against them. Injuries or not, thats not a good look for the rest of the East.

As for the Warriors, they're just too good and in their prime at the moment so thats not a surprise. They are probably going to get another Championship if not next season then the '19-20 season assuming Durant stays. But they at least have had a tougher road to the Finals in these 4 years than Cleveland has had.

Outside of the predictable finals and the blowouts, the rest of the league IMO has a talent problem. These one-and-done 19 y/os are not as good as they are made out to be. In fact, several of them are still making rookie mistakes after having 2-3 years in the league under their belts. For every Ben Simmons, there's 4 or 5 Ben McLemore or even Anthony Bennett types. Just role players at best if not outright busts. I've watched several of these college freshman over the years and I can just tell that they need more time and development in the NCAA if they want to reach their full potential.

I'm just not that impressed with these younger guys coming in and the lack of parity. As bad as I thought the era around 2003-05 was, at least there was some parity and some intriguing younger players. Today I don't see that.
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