NBA 2018 Finals - Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

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Who wins?

Poll closed Jun 2, 2018.
  1. GSW in 4

    20.0%
  2. GSW in 5

    53.3%
  3. GSW in 6

    13.3%
  4. GSW in 7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. CLE in 4

    1.7%
  6. CLE in 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. CLE in 6

    3.3%
  8. CLE in 7

    8.3%
  1. Voight #winning

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    There is nothing they can do. They are capped out. The 8th pick will only get them so much.

    Kyrie would have been find in Cleveland. They still would have made the finals with him, LBJ and Love. Chances are if he had stayed, the Cavs would remain the ECF powerhouse for the foreseeable future.

    Btw, even with Kyrie and Hayward, Boston wouldn't beat GSW. It wouldn't be a sweep, but no chance they beat them.

    Is is true that he's the reason they gave JR Smith and Thompson so much $$$$. and in an effort to make a finals run they traded for guys like Clarkson & Hill who are owed a lot.
     
  2. justafan22 Registered User

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    If the warriors don't blow the 3-1 lead, Durant stays in OKC or goes to Boston. He's literally said he wouldn't have went if they win the title in 2016
     
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    Lmao what??? Way to skirt my question buddy.

    You said Kyrie left cause James is a ball hog. Where's your source?
     
  4. Jussi Registered User

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    In an era filled with future hall of famers.
     
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    SO is this one.
     
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    Blame Lebron and the Cavs for beating the Warriors in 2016 for what the NBA has become lol
     
  8. Hadoop Better Days are Ahead

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    Agreed that the NBA landscape is really underwhelming right now, but I'm not sure LeBron should be blamed for ending a major professional sports title drought that lasted over half a century for his hometown in 2016 and giving basketball fans all over the world arguably the best NBA Finals and the most thrilling game in the NBA Finals in the last 20 years.
     
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    How is 2016 and Durant the NBA epoch dividing line and not The Decision Vol. 1? Stupid.

    Also, the Lebron broken hand from punching a blackboard thing after Game 1 is hilarious.
     
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    yeah i don't see how the cavs winning in 2016 is the reason why the NBA is a joke

    the NBA has been a joke since 2010 when lebron teamed up with wade and bosh in miami
     
  11. Voight #winning

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    He stays in OKC IMO, it would have shown that GS is tough to beat yet coughed up a 3-1 lead and let it get to G7, and Draymond probably doesn't send that text if they win.

    Celtics started the Big 3 era, but they traded for 2/3 members.

    LeBron started the whole "team up with 2 other stars / your buddies to win a ring" thing and thats what players see as the way to win.
     
  12. bambamcam4ever 107 and counting

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    Curry had been playing for a month and a half by game 7 in 2016. Why is his poor play always excused?
     
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    I agree that Boston wouldn’t have beaten GS but I think they could have won a couple games (in Boston of course).

    If you take both Kyrie and LeBron out of the picture I would argue that Boston has a significantly better roster than Cleveland. They also have a better coach and imo, play a style more suited to competing with GS. There is also the consideration that Kyrie is best suited to be a primary ball handler, not playing off the ball. That wasn’t going to happen in Cleveland while LeBron was there. In Boston he’s a clear upgrade over IT.

    And if Kyrie had stayed and LeBron leaves now, Cleveland would still be faced with the same problems they had this year with LeBron, trying to build a team around Kyrie with a bunch of bad contracts dragging them down.
     
  14. GKJ Global Moderator

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    He was clearly injured and missed the Olympics as a result.

    Boston obviously has a better roster and it will probably be one of the dumbest things in the history of basketball the fact that the Cavs traded Irving to the Celtics and not someone else. If you're LeBron, you're looking at the team that's going to be the easiest to get past in order to get to the finals: the Warriors or Celtics.
     
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    Link? He was far from the only player who didn't want to play in Brazil. Was Lebron hurt too?
     
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    Celtics started it with Pierce/Ray/KG
     
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    Deserved it more based on what? LeBron went to Boston in game 7 and won. Cavs deserved their finals appearance.
     
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    Better than Bron?

    LOL
     
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    LeBron has been there done that. Curry didn’t.
     
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    It's my opinion.
     
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    At the time all of the reports were that LeBron really wanted to play with Anthony and CP. It was just after the trade deadline and seemed as if something was going to happen in the Offseason, and it did, GS signed KD. Cleveland wanted to add another superstar and GS just went out and snagged the best option in the league. Cavs had no cap space and Gilbert wasn't going to pay the luxury tax.
     
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    Disagree. Ray and KG were just starting they're declines and had been in the NBA for more than 10 years. It was really nothing new and had happen many seasons before. LJ and Bosh to Miami started it. They chose to sign together and had it planned for a while and structured their contracts for that. Bosh and James were in the early stages of their prime. What they did had never been done before. Lebron was 25.
     
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    Lmaooooo. You state it as a fact, get called out, and then try to hide it as an opinion. Weakkkk
     
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    exactly

    KG and allen didn't plan with pierce to land in boston via trade and team up
     
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    You are such a child.
     
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