The Cavs beating the Warriors in 7 is the best-case scenario for the NBA
Despite the Cavs disappointing Game 3 Eastern Conference Finalsloss to the Celtics, nearly everyone fully expects Cleveland and Golden State to meet in the Finals to settle their three-year grudge match. After a regular season devoid of compelling storylines, the league needs the Finals to be as memorable as the first 82 games were forgettable.
Colin cited a number of reasons why the one Finals outcome that would benefit the NBA most is the Cavs over the Warriors in 7. If LeBron beats the Super Warriors, the MJ/LeBron debate will carry through until the start of the regular season. A Warriors loss will also increase the likelihood that one or more players leave in free agency, much like LeBron leaving the Heat after their Finals loss to the Spurs.
If the Warriors win, all their players stay, and they become the perennial title favorite with all their stars in their prime, there’s even less to look forward next season.
Instead of two teams having a shot, only one will. Sounds exciting.
Say Golden State wins and you have three blowout games. Where do you go from there?”
Kevin Durant wasn’t disloyal for joining the Warriors, he was smart
Kevin Durant is headed to the Finals with a Warriors juggernaut just one year after losing in last year’s Western Conference Finals as a member of the Thunder.
Since jumping ship for the Warriors, KD has been called everything from a ring chaser, to heartless for joining a team that won 73 games and a title before he joined the squad.
Colin defended Durant and said KD unquestionably made the right decision to bolt for the East Bay. He argues that it’s hypocritical for critics to label him as disloyal when the modern NBA is built on player mobility and owners protecting their own self interests. Durant hardly invented the concept.
A year later, Durant is happy in Golden State, playing with better teammates, and headed to the Finals again. He shouldn’t feel bad about it. He made the right decision.
We crush players for not winning titles. Yet when they pursue titles, we crush them again.”
Seth Curry – Dallas Mavericks Guard is in-studio discusses his one year teaming up with his brother in high school; his unique path to the NBA; his experience with Coach K; and who wins a family game of HORSE.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio to discuss LeBron James’ Game 3 performance; what caused the Cavs collapse; and why LeBron checking out is unique for superstars.
Nick Wright – FS1 host is in-studio to explain why there’s no honor in a KD’s move to Golden State; why LeBron’s Game 3 isn’t cause for long-term concern; and why he thinks the Cavs will still beat the Warriors.
Willie McGiniest – NFL Network host and Super Bowl Champion is in-studio to discuss NFL celebrations; why he’s in favor of more celebrations; if Seattle should sign Colin Kaepernick; and why Pete Carrroll could make it work.