NBA Finals: Part 3

We are entering the third year in a row where the same teams have played each other in the finals. This is the first time this has happened in NBA history. 2016 was a historical year for the NBA. The Golden State Warriors broke the all-time record for wins in one season (73-9). However, the playoffs exploited the vulnerability of the Dubs. In the Western Conference Finals, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had a 3-1 lead on the Warriors. With OKC’s raw athletic dominance combined with their rebound advantage, they…

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The 2016 NBA Finals Preview: What You Need to Know

The NBA is funny. The Finals matchup that most fans and columnists predicted ended up coming true: a rematch. With that being said, both teams made it to the finals in very unpredictable ways. Cleveland was supposed to manhandle the eastern conference, going 10-0, only to lose two straight games to Toronto, cutting it closer than they would have liked. On the western side of basketball, the defending champs, who have the greatest record in NBA history (73-9), were down 3-1 against a hungry Oklahoma City Thunder team that was…

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What If the Cavs Kept Andrew Wiggins?

In the summer of 2014, LeBron James made his triumphant return to Cleveland. He wrote an article in Sports Illustrated, providing various reasons for this decision. The King mentioned key teammates whose potential he planned to help maximize. These names included Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, and his old teammate Anderson Varejao. The problem with this article was that there was no mention of the first overall pick of the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins. Clearly something was wrong. LeBron had the mindset that he wanted to help mentor these young players,…

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