Losing to the Celtics is better for LeBron’s legacy than getting swept by the Warriors
LeBron facing an 0-2 hole as the series heads to Cleveland. Colin picked the Cavs before the series, but doesn’t see any way they can win 4 out of 5 games with an invisible supporting cast.
In terms of legacy, he thinks LeBron is better off getting bounced by the Celtics than limping into the NBA Finals and getting swept by a Golden State team hunting dynasty status. Historically, Finals losses become hard-wiring into fans memories, but early exits get passed over and forgotten. Even with Jordan, everyone cites his perfect Finals record, but his pre-Finals playoff losses to the Pistons and other early outs are entirely left out of the discussion.
These Warriors are better than MJ’s Bulls
The Warriors look like destined to win their third title in four years, and will be considered as a dynasty by most people with a brain if they get it done. Even though MJ’s title teams have gone unquestioned as the greatest in modern NBA history, Colin thinks these Warriors would beat them comfortably head-to-head.
The position by position matchups are heavily in favor of Golden State, except for Jordan, and they have three of the best shooters in NBA history. The Bulls didn’t have enough shooters to keep up with the Warriors. People are handcuffed by the past, but things get better over time. These Warriors are unquestionably better than MJ’s title teams.
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Nick Wright – Host of FS1’s First Thing’s First is in-studio explaining why the Cavs still have a shot; why he disagrees with Colin that losing to the Celtics is better than getting crushed in the Finals;
Caron Butler– 14-year NBA Veteran is in-studio explaining what it’s like to cover KD; and why Kobe was the toughest player he guarded in his career.
Jordan Schultz – Yahoo! Sports NBA Writer joins the show to explain why he thinks the Lakers are the favorites to land LeBron.