Not much drama or excitement for these NBA Finals. You expect this Warrior team which is loaded beyond loaded to win and they will do so again as they now have a 3-0 grip on beating LeBron again in a situation where he really doesn’t have a competitive chance.
The league has become boring. There is no competitive legitimacy to the league when Durant, Curry, Thompson, Green, and Iguodala are all healthy. Houston actually surprised me by pushing them to seven games. But that was with Iguodala missing most of the series.
Consider the other three major league sports. The Eagles just won a Super Bowl. The Houston Astros won last year’s fall classic. The Washington Caps are on the cusp of winning the Stanley Cup.
Excitement and fun everywhere except in the NBA where the league champion is another assumed Warrior walk thru.
The Warriors will once again be prohibitive Vegas favorites to three peat next season once they either beat Lebron in four or five games.
If you hook LeBron up with the next three best players available in the league even at that I’m not sure that changes the dynamic of where the NBA is right now.
Some will say this is what the Celtics did during their glory days with Bill Russell and Company. These aren’t those days. These are the days of a collective bargaining era which was supposed to spawn competitive parity. But in the end didn’t because of Steph Curry’s ankles and a contractual hole in the system.
The league is boring and the season is way too long for a post season tournament which presents little in the way of competitive drama.
Just think how much fun the NBA Finals would be if Durant had gone to the Celtics instead of taking the free pass to league championships.
And with me this has nothing has nothing to do with Durant leaving Oklahoma City, but more to do with the fact the champion of the league is a foregone conclusion.
Sad for the sport.
But give the Warriors credit in that they pulled it off.
Here’s the difference. Alex Ovechkin never hooked up with Sid Crosby and the Penguins to win a ring.
He beat them and is now one game away from a legitimate championship.