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Old 05-02-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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I assume the majority of sports fans watch some of both league's playoffs..
Personally, I prefer NHL over NBA. I think both leagues allow too many teams in to the postseason (it diminishes the significance of their regular season tilts). Both postseasons are marathons, w/often mediocre bottom seeds.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Hate the the dunk league
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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So undramatic that the Finals will be a 4 to 0 maasacre. Maybe if the Celtics had Irving and Haywood it would have been a fair battle
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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What a shocker, LeBron is about to head to yet another Conference Finals. Cleveland should have no problem disposing of whoever comes out of the Celtics/76ers series, probably sweep in humiliating fashion too.

Compare that to Washington finally taking down 2x champ Pittsburgh after years of frustration. You can get that in Hockey, no one is beating LeBron in the NBA except for the stacked Warriors.

And yet, all that will get talked about of these NBA playoffs from the talking heads at ESPN and the like will be more LeBron vs. Jordan segments, because there will be nothing else to talk about. What a joke.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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Washington finally taking down 2x champ Pittsburgh after years of frustration. You can get that in Hockey, no one is beating LeBron in the NBA except for the stacked Warriors.

And yet, all that will get talked about of these NBA playoffs from the talking heads at ESPN .. will be more LeBron vs. Jordan segments..What a joke.
ESPN-ABC axis has a self-interest in hyping up NBA. They broadcast the NBA games, & spend all day hyping up/advertising the games (while virtually ignoring NHL)..
I get it, they're trying to make a living w/the NBA. But I agree with u, it makes ESPN's sports coverage shallow & predictable.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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What a shocker, LeBron is about to head to yet another Conference Finals. Cleveland should have no problem disposing of whoever comes out of the Celtics/76ers series, probably sweep in humiliating fashion too.

Compare that to Washington finally taking down 2x champ Pittsburgh after years of frustration. You can get that in Hockey, no one is beating LeBron in the NBA except for the stacked Warriors.

And yet, all that will get talked about of these NBA playoffs from the talking heads at ESPN and the like will be more LeBron vs. Jordan segments, because there will be nothing else to talk about. What a joke.
Which is my issue with the NBA/basketball in general, and why I've taken more of a liking to soccer (yes, that includes the MLS) over the NBA. Basketball is a fun sport, but the fact that one guy on a poor team can take them all the way (Kobe, Lebron, etc.) just takes the excitement away. A stacked Warrior team (stacked meaning 3 or 4 star players) are virtually invincible in their division...

Meanwhile, in the NHL, a stacked Penguins squad had no guarantee of anything. A stacked Blackhawks team didn't make the playoffs. A team of mediocres in Vegas is going to conference finals. The Predators and Jets, two teams made up of good (but not star) players battling it to the death in a Game 7. It's exciting to watch and follow, because there is no guarantee of anything.

Soccer is the same way. No one player is going to single-handily take his team to the finals. It's a whole team effort.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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I watch both, but nowhere near as much basketball. Additionally, the seasons are roughly mirrors of each other, and this becomes more apparent during the playoffs. If you have an NBA game and an NHL game on at 7:00 PM, I'm choosing hockey every time.

Basketball seems more like a spring/summer type of thing, so maybe someone with more basketball history knowledge can clue me in on why it's played during the winter.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:56 AM
 
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NBA takes half an hour to play the last 2 minutes with its timeouts, that reason alone is why it inferior to hockey which goes and goes with excitement at the end.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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For all the NBA is boring dialogue, they had two game 7s in their conference finals this year.

Not in the NHL!

NHL had relatively few game 7s this year.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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For all the NBA is boring dialogue, they had two game 7s in their conference finals this year.

Not in the NHL!

NHL had relatively few game 7s this year.

That wouldn't matter to me at all. Hockey is more exciting regardless of series length.
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