The time has come!!
Not just for Mother’s Day, and my wife’s birthday (May 14th), and my birthday (May 14th), and my dad’s birthday (May 14th)….but for the NBA’s Conference Finals.
It’s an exciting time to be alive!!
The question, we already know the answer to, is who will advance to the NBA Finals??
East – (4) Cleveland LeBrons (Cavaliers) vs. (2) Boston Celtics
West – (2) Golden State Warriors vs. (1) Houston Rockets
Sunday, at 3:30 P.M. EST, the Eastern Conference Finals will tip-off with the Cleveland LeBrons taking on the Boston Celtics. No need to rack your brain, this is a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. The LeBrons are currently heavy favorites to win the series (-285), and one-point favorites in Game One, on the road.
Listen, the Celtics young core is playing GREAT. But, as long as LeBron is playing at this level (no matter how bad his supporting cast is), he’ll continue to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Like him, love him, or hate him, you have to respect his game and understand he’s the best basketball player the world has seen since Michael Jordan.
The Golden State Warriors aren’t just the best team in the NBA right now, they’re the best team the NBA has seen in 20 years:
Late 90’s Bulls
Early 90’s Bulls
Bill Russell’s Celtics
In no order, that’s the level we’re talking about.
This Warriors team is four victories away from playing in their fourth consecutive finals. And they’re just eight victories away from their third championship in four years. Since Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, they’ve lost just three playoff games. Don’t expect many more anytime soon.
James Harden has had a great season. He led the NBA in scoring (30.4 ppg), led his team to the best record in the league (65-17), and is about to win the MVP Award, however, allllll those accomplishments will be for naught. The only thing that matters, besides $$$$, is winning. Without a championship, regular season accolades are meaningless.
The Toronto Raptors know what I’m talking about….
Chris Paul, enjoy your first Conference Finals, for it won’t last long.
Series Prediction: Warriors in 6
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