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NBA Finals: Winning doesn’t make the Warriors fun to watch, they suck! Why is LeBron James so relax?

NBA Finals: Winning doesn’t make the Warriors fun to watch, they suck! Why is LeBron James so relax?

The Warriors have not played to their full capability and yea they are winning, but it suck to watch them.  Wins are wins but they haven’t really being fun to watch.  For the Cavalier game 1 it was tough loss due to miss free throw and a “shaqtin-a-fool” play; Game 2, Steph Curry was on fire and just couldn’t be stopped; Game 3, the Cavaliers didn’t take advantage of a struggling Curry and let Kevin Durant do whatever he want it. The Cavaliers are 0-3 in the NBA finals and LEBRON JAMES IS WAY TOO RELAX.

Cavaliers Vs Warriors really displays how too much of a good thing is bad for all of us.  If the NBA is rigged, am please begging them to make it look more exciting, cause it seem like they ran out of story lines.  The Warriors are really hard to watch, this is not the team that use to move the ball so well that even the opposing team lost count of the number of passes per possession.

durant-warriorsThe Warriors have 2 plays that they run 1) Kevin Durant ISO 2) Curry drives – Passes to the forward on the corner – runs towards that same corner, forward screens for Curry for a corner 3. Bonus: Draymond Green Alley hoops to Insert Centers Name/Role players here. LEBRON JAMES IS WAY TOO RELAX.

Every shot that JR Smiths takes should subtract one minute from him and be giving to a bench player.  Cavaliers (or James) destroy Rodney Hood’s year especially when you notice how better Jae Crowder look after leaving Cleveland.  Honestly, nobody cares about Kevin Love that’s it #SorryNotSorry. LEBRON JAMES IS WAY TOO RELAX.

Is becoming obvious, that the Warriors are not fun to watch play basketball.  While the Cavaliers are doing everything they can to make sure they don’t win.  If you watch game 3, can you tell me how many opportunities did you see the Cavaliers blow while been down by 3 or tied? Did you notice how sloppy the Warriors play? And even as KD couldn’t be stopped the only thing that came to mind how he can’t finish a game.

KD so called dagger from 35 feet seem to be more hyped up by the announcers, interviewers or even his after shot reaction.  Seriously, is not like KD was going against a top defender, the whole game he had been doing whatever he want it.  KD was feeling it all of game 3, 35 feet why not, makes it “great shot” if he had missed just another “heat check”.  Curry 1-10 shooting night with his only shot coming in 4th that was the real dagger.

WHY IS LEBRON JAMES SO RELAX?

The NBA playoffs haven’t been that much fun to watch, maybe that’s why the (rigged) NBA is giving the fans a sweep but really is just to end it all. LEBRON JAMES IS WAY TOO RELAX.  Where was this Cavaliers team against the Boston Celtics?

Lebron James is way too relax for a guy who is down 3 games in the NBA finals.  Is like he is on auto pilot and doesn’t care.  He knows his legacy won’t be affected, because individually he is putting up career numbers.  10 years away from now, analyst will look at those numbers and say “wow James was a monster” without thinking how Rodney Hood went from averaging 17 points to not playing.  The point is James does not care at all in this series nor for this team.  At the end of the day, he might or might not be the goat but is still on excuse to make it to the NBA finals and just be completely relax and fine with whatever is happening.

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JR Smith: The Morning After

JR Smith could have been the hero of game 1, but instead he’ll be known for blown it.  JR Smith did another JR Smith thing, and after is all set and done we should not be surprise, is JR SMITH.  JR SMITH WILL DO JR SMITH THINGS.  Today is the morning after, the memes, the GIFs, the critics, the newspapers and all sports related talk will be about him.  Also is not like his post-game interview helps his case.

Did JR Smith blew it, get over it, I am. Okay, take 5 minutes let it out one last time.  Feel better? But seriously, the game of basketball is one of runs and making the right play at the right time.  So George Hill missed a crucial free throw that would have giving the Cavaliers the lead.  Should we talk about Jordan Clarkson, he made two shots out 9, one shot being about 3 feet away from the basket that look suspect.  Rodney Hood hasn’t even logged a minute since his little emotional tantrum.

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I like JR Smith, you like JR Smith, he is the last of volume shooters in the NBA, one minute he heats up and the next minute we are wondering where Hood is. Is JR a bonehead? Maybe, but he is also the best option the Cavaliers.  Yea, he gamble for the ball and let Curry have a wide open 3 to tie the game at the half but come on it wasn’t game 7 of the NBA finals, it was just 1 game.

Overall the “L” is not just on JR Smith is on the Cavaliers team because at the end of the day is a team lose. JR Smith and the Cavaliers will bounce back, the end of the game was disappointing, more because of the way that you could see their soul crushed than the actual loss.  JR Smith has done this type of plays with every team that he has been and he has also came hyped up the crowd when needed as well.

Now some nonsense, is JR Smith at fault or is he just a product of the NBA rigging games to create excitement that turns into more viewers. JR Smith had multiple bonehead plays that can only be predicted by guys with code names that work in an unknown Vegas location; who come up with game predictions, stories, betting lines and overall guaranteed fandom control.  Did anybody think it would have been that close of a game for four quarters, the betting line was Warriors 12, the won by 10.

Cleveland came to play and play they did, it wasn’t just the “LeBron Factor”, the Cavaliers were doing the little things. King James performance will shadow everything else like Larry Nance almost double-double, the rebounding difference 53-38.  The Cavaliers almost tasted victory only draws in viewers because it wasn’t a blowout like how most of the playoffs has been.  We should be cherishing this moments because they will not be a Cavaliers-Warrior V.

In conclusion, let the JR Smith concept go. For the basketball players, have you never made a boneheaded play. For the critics (and does know it all), it was JR Smith.  I’m guilty of immediately blaming JR Smith for the game but also a human being that makes mistake, he had a bad night, am confident he will come back and bless us with JR SMITH THINGS! in the meantime just think about the good things JR Smith has done.

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Game 1: Warriors win in overtime! Welcome To The NBA Finals!!

Game 1: Warriors win in overtime! Welcome To The NBA Finals!!

The realization that LeBron James doesn’t just have the worse coach in the NBA history but also has to deal with some of the worse plays from his teammates.  JR Smith’ reasoning for running out the clock was because there were up by 1 point, which later he contradicted himself.  Cavaliers GMs must have felt that the 13,760,000-salary paid (according to ESPN) was money well spend it on a guy with minimal situation awareness on the biggest stage.  Unfortunately, for LeBron James it seems that he must take on the Warriors while also dealing with the inability to trust his teammates when it counts.

The Warriors score 17 points in overtime to destroy Lebron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 1 of the NBA finals.  Steph Curry showed how calmed and deadly he can be in the biggest stage showing how he really is the leader of the team.  Steph Curry dominance of the game completely made me forgot that Kevin Durant even played for the Warriors.  Even though KD score 26 points, Curry was the go to guy when the pressure kicked in.a16e2d5ff425774fcc346514123bcb92

For JR Smith and the Cavaliers, the only memory will be him running the clock out.  Instead of remembering JR Smith making a great effort to get the offensive rebound, Hill missing a free throw or how Jordan Clarkson went 2-9.  Overall the Cavaliers played a great game and at the end of the day it was just one game in a very long series.  Without a doubt JR Smith and the rest of the team will come out harder next game because honestly nobody wants to be nor pull a JR Smith.

Lastly, that was the most interesting game of the NBA playoffs this season.  Both teams went toe to toe proving that they were the best teams, and both deserve to be in the finals.  It was impressive how both team showed their unselfishness with every player that played score, either by design or chance.  Cavaliers vs Warriors volume 4 seems to be just getting started, it was destined to happen, and it will only get better from now on.

Next game will be on Sunday June 3rd, we will be watching.

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Cavaliers Vs Warriors: Are you ready now?

Cavaliers Vs Warriors: Are you ready now?

2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 the Cavaliers will face the Warriors in the NBA finals.  The King of the East vs the strongest the West have to offer.  Are we tired? We say we are tired, but we are not tired.  The NBA finals have been taking a page out of Batman’s script and given us not what we want, but what we deserve.  The Celtics only home game loss came when it counted the most.  James Harden, Chris Paul and Mike D’Antoni all got exposed when it counted the most.  So here we are again.

The Celtics and the Rockets were the teams that were built to stop this dynasty by LeBron James and the Warriors (Yes, they are a dynasty).  Both failed or did they?  Let’s be honest, this what the NBA really wants it to be.  Maybe the scales would have tilted if Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Chris Paul would have been at 100% but the result would have been the same.

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LeBron James will face his biggest test yet in his chase of “the number 23”.  The world of basketball and sports in this period in time is about LeBron James.  For example baseball game Astros vs Yankees; Aaron Judge steps up to the plate; announcer introduces Judge to the plate 6’7, 280 pounds; 2nd announcer says oh wow thought you were talking about LeBron James, who just led the Cavaliers over Boston last night (not exactly quoted, it went something like that).  King James is not just basketball, his legacy and dominance in sports is undeniable.

Golden State Warriors v Sacramento Kings

For the Warriors it is about creating and winning with a new brand of basketball. The Houston Rockets are a product of the Warriors.  The Nuggets are the best example of trying to mimic the Warriors.  Just as with many copies or replicas they are not as good as the original formula.  The Warriors 3-game is perfection, they succeed in the 3rd with their 3 Point shooting, chasing their 3rd championship, 3 of the best 3 point shooters in the league.  The Warriors really live and die by the 3.

Are you ready now? On May 2nd I asked if we should be preparing for another Cavs Vs Warriors series.  Ready or not is here.  The game plans are simple, for the Cavs give the ball LeBron and for the Warriors is unleashed Curry in the 3rd quarter.

Who do you think wins?

Are you not entertained? Is this not what you wanted? Cavs-Celtics Tie Series. A Reality Check.

Are you not entertained? Is this not what you wanted? Cavs-Celtics Tie Series. A Reality Check.

Cavaliers- Celtics was the closest game, in terms of final score, out of all the games so far, or was it? LeBron James dominated and from time to time seems to be toying with the Boston Celtics.  Did anybody else notice LeBron check in with about 8 minutes left in the game, as if he was just going through the motions into another win?  LeBron makes it look too easy at times and it is really unfair compared to a Boston Team that seem to be struggling with the easiest things (Tatum missed dunk, Brown wide open shot).

Marcus Morris was the LeBron stopper and for 2 games Brad Stevens had the formula to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen A Smith was yelling sweep.  The only talks were off the outcome of losing to the Boston Celtics would have on LeBron James’ epic career.  Then Saturday happen and yea that happen, good memories will forget the score.  Monday is gone and now we have gotten to a reality check.  Unlike the Warriors-Rockets series we are just hoping for a competition from one side of the equation.

3 games left tilt the bells are rang and one team has to move forward to the next round. 2 games are a must win, luckily for Boston, they play 2 games at home where they have played their best.  History is amazing, the Boston Celtics are 37-0 after leading 2-0 in a series, and LeBron James is now 7-0 winning the next games after being down 2-0.

We are experiencing history in sports whichever team wins. It is true poetic justice if the Celtics are the team that dethrones LeBron James especially without Kyrie Irving.  Also Historic would be if LeBron James once again makes it to the NBA finals.

The Celtics shouldn’t embraced full panic mode lose and go home mentality, because if they don’t is going to be Cavs in 6. There is not a scenario that doesn’t favor the Cavaliers, win game 5 and series is over in 6.  Cavs lose game 5, play a team that has only won 1 game on the road and go back to Boston with fiery LeBron James to deal with.

How can the Boston Celtics survived or have they ran out of luck?

I wrote previously an article called “2-0 is not end game for LeBron & the Cavaliers. Is far from over.” Now the series at 2-2. What happens next??