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Welcome back to The Abode. If you missed the genesis, click here.

After a blowout-infested playoffs, the hype leading up to Warriors/Cavs III in the NBA Finals almost reached Mayweather/Pacquiao levels. Almost. Nothing will surpass the chicanery of Mayweather/Pac, though. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey would’ve been most impressed. Anyways, storylines and narratives were tossed around and many thought (perhaps wished?) that a heated, epic Finals would be showcased.

Game 1. Warriors 113. Cavs 91. The Cavs had 20 turnovers and the Warriors made 15 more field goals on 20 more attempts.

The Warriors Voltron’d up, while the Cavs were a bunch of scurrying ants trying to escape the ray of death from the magnifying glass of a nine-year old.

The Cavs did not panic, though, and Game 2 was an epic battle for two and a half quarters.

It took me back to the days of my youth when I’d debate the merits of a battle between Lion Volton and Vehicle Voltron. It’d be cool for a bit, but at the end of the day, I’d always pick up and play with the lion version and toss the vehicle one to the curb.

On a deeper level, LV consisted of five lions, while VV was formed from three sets of vehicles. The Warriors are LV: Steph, Klay, KD, and Draymond are the arms and legs, while Kerr is the head. The Cavs are VV: LeBron, Kyrie, and Love. Now, they are both powerful and can do some serious damage, but VV is lacking.

For two and a half quarters, Game 2 was dope. LeBron was just holding down the R2 button and going strong to the rack every single time. Love was stroking. Kyrie was AND1-ing. But they ran out of gas halfway through the third quarter. With about five minutes left in the quarter, you could see that LeBron was toast.

Where’s the help going to come from? Channing is Frye-d. Richard Jefferson looks like a generic Create-a-Player. He’s playing like one with the attributes all at 0. Deron Williams was good over five years ago. Schumpert must be facing the wrong way when he prays. Derrick Williams played four minutes and airballed a layup. Dahntay Jones and James Jones are still in the league? Where’s Indiana? Kyle Korver must’ve had a Big moment with Ashton Kutcher. Who shot J.R.?

Now, the series is moving back to Cleveland and I expect some legendary shit on Wednesday. Role players typically play better at home so I expect the bench to step up. This is what I imagine LeBron to be like:

On the flip side, are the Warriors going to sweep the leg? The best thing that could’ve happened to them was losing last year. Think about it. If they win, that means Harrison Barnes doesn’t get exposed and the Warriors possibly re-sign him. No KD on the Warriors. AND the Warriors don’t have a chip on their shoulder like they do this year. Which is incredible if you think about. The best team and the prohibitive favoritie to win the championship is the team that has something to prove.

NBA is faaaaaantastic.

 

 

 

 

  1. Saints says:
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    KD is an absolute beast. Hes playing out of his mind.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Saints: Indeed. And nothing is forced. Still boggles my mind that a guy that’s as tall as Gobert and Mosgov is able to move and shoot around like that.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Son: Remember a cat by the name of Jonathon Bender? Dude was so similar to KD with regards to freakish athleticism at such a height. And a true SF type. Rashard Lewis was pretty damn tall too – I think 6″10′. And dude was also a perimeter slasher. But yeah, KD is a physical anomaly. Kinda like LBJ.

      • Son

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        @Lasandro: I remember Bender. For some reason, the headband wearing Bender was the one I most remember. So freaking skinny, but no doubt, he was an athletic freak. Lewis was also tall and could shoot the lights out. He was more of a spot up shooter and would post up. He definitely didn’t have the handles and ability to break people down off the dribble like KD. And the defense….forget about it. I guess if you were to combine the athleticism of Bender with the shooting ability of Lewis, then you would have KD. I guess that’s what you were going for. Well done.

        Man, what a freaking game. I’m so amped right now. Won’t be able to go to sleep.

  2. Saints says:
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    Wheres Craig ?
    I miss him. I’m very excited for his posts. And im pretty pumped up for the draft.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Saints: He’s still here. He said that he’s working on some articles, so as soon as he submits, I’ll post them.

      I’m pumped for the draft as well. Which team are you a fan of Saints?

      • Saints says:
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        @Son:
        I’m a big Saints fan and so i am a fan of the Pelicans. And a big AD fan.
        But Loomis work is horrible im hoping that Benson is seeing it some time soon and kicking him off the Pelicans Team. Even though he has a lot of credit for bringing the Super Bowl to NOLA i think his work for the Saints the last 8 Years were bad too so i dont mind if he disappears completely. But i cant believe it Benson is tooo loyal.

        • Son

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          @Saints: Ah, makes sense. AD is amazing. Hope he can stay healthy. Guy is a joy to watch. Did you like the Cousins acquisition? You want Holiday back?

  3. Dante Green says:
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    First time writing a comment since JB left and you took over. Would just like to welcome you in this wonderful community!

    For 3 (or 4?) I had been asking JB and Slim like everything and anything, so for today I have a question for you! Where would you rank Chriss and Booker in an H2H 9 cat format (you should know that I’m an avid and long time Suns fan, hah). Thanks bud

    • Son

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      @Dante Green: Thanks Dante. I appreciate that.

      I haven’t started working on rankings yet, but just briefly perusing the landscape, I’d put Booker in the Top 75 and Chriss in the Top 100 range. As of now, I’m pretty bullish on Chriss, but I haven’t gone too deep down the rabbit hole yet.

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