Doubling down on Ben Simmons despite second round struggles
After a promising first round playoff win over the Heat, the Sixers and Ben Simmons looked poised to skip a step in ‘The Process’ and potentially win the East, this year. Less than 2 weeks later, Simmons has all but disappeared and Philly finds themselves in an 0-3 hole and facing elimination against Boston.
Even with a forgettable series against the Celtics, including a 1 point effort in Game 2 that was roundly mocked on the internet, Colin is doubling down on his proclamation from several weeks ago that Ben Simmons is the next truly transformative NBA superstar.
Like Magic and LeBron, Simmons will learn from this and grow, and still become the Eastern Conference’s most transformative player over the next 10- to 15 years.
Time to burying LeBron over bad Januaries
LeBron hit another playoff buzzer beater to give the Cavs a commanding 3-0 series lead over the #1 seed Celtics, but during the winter dog days of the NBA in January, many in the media were predicting he might miss the playoffs altogether.
January is one of the coldest months of the year, but also the one with the most NBA hot takes that don’t pan out. LeBron always struggles in January, and this playoff run proves it just doesn’t matter. January matters for the Raptors, LeBron is more of a playoff guy.
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Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio explaining why the Sixers will dominate the East in the future, not the Celtics; and why LeBron could play with Ben Simmons in Philly.
Dahntay Jones – NBA World Champion with the Cavs talks LeBron’s buzzer beater and why Kawhi Leonard may not want to go to the Eastern Conference.
Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead is in-studio explaining why the Celtics will beat the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals.