The Cleveland Cavaliers squaring off against the Golden State Warriors in yet another NBA Finals isn’t boring; it’s awesome!
I’m sick and tired of everyone complaining about the same two teams facing each other every year in the NBA finals. I’ve heard all the arguments, and while some are valid, everyone needs to take a step back and realize what’s going on here. For the most part, a lot of people are upset with the fact that it’s getting repetitive and boring. The same two teams have met in the finals three straight years; that’s never happened before in league history. People are calling it predictable, but you know what I call it? Awesome!
Whether you agree or disagree with Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors, it doesn’t matter. Whether you love LeBron James or hate him, it doesn’t matter. Whether you’re a fan of the Toronto Raptors or Houston Rockets and are upset with the same two teams consistently dominating their respective conferences, it doesn’t matter. If you don’t think this rivalry is awesome then you just aren’t looking at it properly.
Take a step back and look at this scenario in ten years from now.
We’re in the midst of something legendary. Think about it; you’re going to be able to look back and say you were watching history. You saw LeBron James, one of the greatest players of all time, face off against the Golden State Warriors, one of the greatest teams of all time, three times in a row (and likely four times in a row) and it’s been nothing short of fantastic.
“We watch sports to witness greatness; that’s pretty much the point of it all.”
You’ll be able to boast the same way a basketball fan in the 80’s can boast about seeing Bird duel Magic all those years, or how a basketball fan in the 60’s can talk about Russell and The Celtics winning 11 championships in 13 seasons, or how a basketball fan in the 90’s brags about being there for Michael Jordan’s run of 6 championships.
Do you think basketball fans from those eras complained about the same teams always winning? Were they bored? Probably. But in hindsight, they were witnessing one of the coolest things a sports fan can possibly witness: greatness.
We watch sports to witness greatness; that’s pretty much the point of it all. To claim that another season of Cavs Vs. Warriors in the finals is boring is also claiming that Celtics Vs. Spurs or Blazers Vs. Bucks would be more entertaining. That’s just flat out wrong. I’m sorry, but that’s untrue. We want to see the best compete against one another and that is exactly what is happening here, it just so happens that the title of “best” hasn’t changed hands recently.
LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet. Kevin Love is one of the best shooting big men and most aggressive rebounders in the league. Kevin Durant is a top 5 player in the NBA, and so is Steph Curry, who also happens to be the best shooter on the planet. Klay Thompson is probably the second best shooter on the planet. Draymond Green is arguably the best defender on the planet, with the point guard skills of Steve Nash coupled with the intensity of Kevin Garnett.
As the NBA Playoffs get underway, I, for one, want to see the best play the best and have them face off for as long as they can. However long that may last.
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