Oh Damn! You Got Me Again! NBA! Good One!
So here we are 1st round of the NBA playoffs. So may surprises Anthony Davis and the Disappearance of Damian Lillard; The Kyrie-less Boston Celtics; Raptors of Drake Shouts of Doubt; The Jazz Feeling the Music; Washington’s Big Decision; Trust The Process; The Westbrook Conspiracy – Numbers Don’t Translate to Wins; The All Or Nothing Team – The Rockets: LeBron The Ageless King and his minions. How Did We Not See What The Warriors were building?
Anthony Davis and the Disappearance of Damian Lillard – Perhaps last year Lillard didn’t disappear but the result for the Blazers was the same one. Such a promising team but still out in the 1st round.
The Kyrie-less Boston Celtics – Remember last year it was the IT-Less Boston Celtics barely getting by the Chicago Bulls. If the Celtics can get pass the
The Re-Rise of Derrick Rose – Derrick Rose makes another comeback and shows that he can compete in the playoffs. Congrats Rose. But really is a metaphor for players who are pass their prime but make enough noise in the playoffs so they can make a case for playing another year. Reference Vintage Rondo, Father Time (Dwayne Wade).
Raptors of Drake Shouts of Doubt – Every year in the 1st round the Raptors make us doubt that they can beat Lebron in the playoffs. Yes King James is the King of East and Lance Stephenson is court jester. This years they are letting John Wall go toe-toe with them, that shouldn’t be happening.
Jazz Feeling the Music: The Jazz are a fun team to watch. Donovan Mitchell should send thank you letters to Gordon Hayward. Not just for leaving but also for being a lesson learned by the Utah Jazz to not be afraid to be embrace their future stars. Mitchell was giving the key to the city like Hayward had it last year. Snyder and the Jazz are learning from their mistakes and now here they are again knocking at the 2nd round doors.
Washington’s Big Decision: If the Wizards couldn’t attract home towner Kevin Durant they should stop trying to bring anybody else. Do players really want to play with Bradley Beal and John Wall? Or should we be asking if they want to play with Beal OR Wall?
Trust the Process: the 76ers are probably the hottest team in the league right now. How much can we trust the process? Embiid is what every coach dreams in a center. Trusting the Process is Westbrook 1st time ever triple double averaging players, that’s this year’s new story.
The Westbrook Conspiracy – Numbers Don’t Translate to Wins: Russell Westbrook accomplishes another Triple Double season. What seem impossible Westbrook has made it into another chapter in his books of fun facts. But they haven’t translate into real wins, championships that is. At this point in time his ceiling could be LeBron James’ stats without the rings.
The All or Nothing Team: The Rockets have all their chips on the table. This team knows that the only real goal is winning a championship and nothing else matters. Mike D’Antoni’s offense, Chris Paul new role, James Harden Dominance, Eric Gordon highlight dunks, The Rise of Capela will all go worthless without a championship to show it.
LeBron the Ageless King and his minions: LeBron James has played enough basketball to be the hero that is becoming the villain. The Ageless King has nice ring to it. As much hope as Indy has put into people’s mind, Cleveland is winning the series. LeBron has proven to own the Toronto Raptors. Lastly, the 76ers or better yet the home of Ben Simmons aka The Next Of Kin, won’t make it past LeBron.
How Did We Not See What the Warriors were building? Its 3 Am in the morning you are playing “MyCareer” on NBA 2K as you are down by 20 by the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant has just hit back to back to back 3 pointers. Carry keeps pulling up from anywhere. Somehow Draymond Green is 4/4 on corner 3 not including a bank shot. And even in the game you see rare drives by Klay Thompson. How did we not see this coming? And how did we let it happen?