I wonder what the Cavs are going to do next year. Can they keep this up?
Definitely they cannot. I would be shocked if Lebron stays in Cleveland after that finals series. Was super obvious to everyone that as great as he is, he can't beat a super team like the Warriors alone. Unfortunately for the Cavs, all they have is Lebron to count on. Once he leaves, they will go back to being a team that can't even make the playoffs.
Real question is, where do you think Lebron will go? Seems like the Lakers might get him. I would like to see him with the 76ers.
Also, congrats to the Warriors. They really do have a super stacked team and proved even in a year where they didn't play their best at stretches, they still are extremely hard to beat, even for just a single game. Almost impossible right now to beat in a 7 game series. If everyone stays, it's hard not to see them winning at least a few more in a row.
Oops, my bad. I meant can the *Warriors keep this up.
Also, really good points on LeBron. Can you imagine how pissed off all of Cleveland is going to be if (when) James moves to the Lakers? There will be riots.
They've done it! The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 for the NBA Championship. This gives them their 3rd title in 4 seasons. I was pretty shocked to see the Cavs get beat so badly in this one. I totally expected around a 10 point spread, at the very most. I figured they'd come back strong later in the game, considering Lebron and the Cavs are known for being a dominant 2nd half team.
The Cavs were only ahead once the entire game, and that was only by 1 point. This must be pretty devastating for Lebron, he doesn't take losing very lightly. Curry was on point the entire game though and had a total of 37 points. But as it were.... he still did not get Finals MVP. That's disappointing. I genuinely think he deserves it. But it's hard to argue with them giving the award to Kevin Durant. He absolutely killed it, finishing the game with 43 points. Yep, he definitely should hold the honor.
I wonder what the Cavs are going to do next year. Can they keep this up?
The Washington Capitals have defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 to win this year's Stanley Cup Final! After a disappointing 6-4 loss in the series opener, the Capitals went on a 4 game streak to claim their first Stanley cup in franchise history. This was definitely one of my favorite match-ups to ever watch. With the Cap's story and everything the Golden Knight's went through with their very first year in the NHL, it made for a super compelling series.
Congrats to the entire Capital's team, but Alex Ovechkin takes a special place in the ranks. He has finally gotten the playoff MVP Conn Smythe Trophy. He deserves it. He is absolutely one of the most well-rounded players I have ever seen.
It'll be super cool to see what the city does when the team brings the Stanley Cup home. After all, it's the first major sports title for them since the Redskins won the Super Bowl 26 years ago. When sports victories are few and far in-between for a city like that, it builds up some insane celebrations.
Can't forget about the Chicago Blackhawks when talking about dynasty runs. That was something to behold when living in Chicago. The Stanley Cup has to be just as hard to get as the NBA title, if not more difficult. But the playoffs are set up so similar that's it's basically just about comparing the two sports.
As for the Warriors, I can definitely see them keeping this up for a few years to come. They just keep trimming the fat while simultaneously fine tuning their team.
I don't want to talk about the Patriots : |
This is absolutely a race people should want to watch. It'd be so cool to see Justify win the Triple so close to American Pharoah.
Ok.... I actually feel really bad for LeBron now. He absolutely carried the Cavs through that game. All to have it basically handed away in the last 10 seconds by a teamate who doesnt even know the score of the game. That must be incredibly frustrating.
The time is nigh! The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face off against the Golden State Warriors at this year's NBA Finals. And even though we all could have guessed it would be these two teams, considering it's their fourth straight matchup, it's exciting nonetheless.
So lets get down to business and call this what it is, Lebron James vs. Steph Curry, or at least that's what everyone is talking about. I find it pretty offensive to all the other players on the teams, but that's what it's become. So for the sake of the discussion, I'd go Curry all the way. Even though he'll never admit it, I think that going to the finals 4 consecutive years in a row and never holding the MVP award is getting to him. I honestly don't think he even cares about winning the Finals. He's going to be giving it 110% specifically to finally get that award.
On the other hand we have Lebron James. Now I don't think he's going to completely crumble, but I do think he's going to show everyone that he's mortal. The Cavs are undeniably the underdog, with OddsShark giving them 27-4 for the series. I have to say that I'd absolutely love to see everyone hop off the "Lebron is GOD and is the best NBA player of all time" train. So to see him crumble to the Warriors in the finals is the first step to making that happen. And remember, Lebron apparently makes up the entire Cavs team. So if they lose, Lebron James is entirely to blame, right? Nope.... If they lose, everyone will look to the rest of the team for blaming.
So what are your thoughts? If we keep this on the topic of Lebron vs. Curry, who do you think will be champion this year?
Game 1 starts 5/31 at 9 p.m. Here's the full schedule
I don't understand all the hate going on right now towards the Vegas Golden Knights. They are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing, winning. When all this started, all the negativity wasn't there. In fact, almost every single analyst predicted they would be at the very bottom of the rankings and had zero thought that they would advance this far, let alone in their first year.
But now that they are in the finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs everyone is jumping on the hate train?
"The NHL handed the Knight's their wins"
"The NHL fixed the rules to cater to the Knights"
"The Knights and the NHL should be embarrassed"
What?? You are completely lost if you think the NHL secretly fixed the rules specifically for an expansion team. They did not. They just happened to put together a group of educated, experienced, and like-minded people and created a successful team. Just because your team didn't make it to the Cup doesn't mean the entire league conspired against you.
No one called out the league when they had yet to play. No one called out the league when they won 5 games. No one called out the league when they made it to the playoffs.
The Knights did this on their own.
This entire situation is basically the summary of our country at the moment.... disgraceful. You know how to make a controversial topic more controversial? Do this. Do exactly this.
And I agree, patriotism and politics shouldn't be anywhere near the NFL or any other sport.
Most people (you know, the ones calling Kapernick a trader and a whatnot) are either not educated on the topic, or are willfully ignorant about recent history.... The NFL didn't even have players come out for the National Anthem until around 2009. That's when the Executive Branch and Department of Defense basically partnered with the NFL to plaster patriotism everywhere to raise military enrollment numbers.
It's super sad that we've gotten to this point. Drama filled, hate filled, and left or right sided (NO ONE can be open-minded, and they secretly love it) politics has spread to almost every single part of, well, everything.
Yeah, I kinda thought all bets were off given the weather at Pimilco. But Justify did exactly what most thought he would, even with the terrible track conditions. I can't see another horse beating him at Belmont. Feels like American Pharaoh all over again.
Though I guess this could be California Chrome, all over again. (he won first 2, just missed Belmont).
Man, time whips by so fast. It feels like Pharaoh was just last month.
Based off everything you personally have seen so far, do you think Justify will win Belmont?
Also, I wonder exactly how much it has to do with the jockey. It'd be super interesting to see if Justify would have still won Preakness if it was say, Pharaoh's jockey riding instead of Smith.