Everything Wrong With The NBA Finals

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The predictable, boring and upsetting 2017 NBA finals

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Everything Wrong With The NBA Finals

Photo provided by: Michael Tipton

Photo provided by: Michael Tipton

Photo provided by: Michael Tipton

The 2017 NBA postseason has been painful to watch. From the hypocrisy of Kevin Durant fans to a disappointing end to the Rockets’ season, and the final series is no different.

The fact that some people don’t see the problem with KD joining his biggest opponents (that he choked against in OKC) resembles where basically everything went wrong for the postseason. Here are just a few facts about KD’s move to Golden State: The Eastern Conference already had no competition for the Cavs, and KD joining a team with three all-stars and 73 wins led to a sadly predictable record-setting winning streak in the postseason for the Warriors. In other words, if LeBron, arguably the greatest player of all time, can’t even compete with this super team, then who can?

The creation of this ‘super team’ includes two-time MVP Steph Curry, All-NBA players Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, professional ankle roller Zaza Pachulia, and the snake on top, 2014 MVP, 2008 Rookie of the Year and 5-time All-NBA first team player, Kevin Durant. It is obvious there is a problem with this lineup when they make a game between two of the current best NBA players look boring.

I think the saddest part of the entire series is that the 3-0 lead for the Warriors is washing out Kyrie and LeBron’s tremendous efforts and talent. This is the first time that I have seen LeBron go truly unappreciated, some even saying that he should no longer even be considered as the greatest player of all time because of this series. Because apparently, if you can’t beat a team that could suffice as a gold medal Olympic team, then you can’t be considered the G.O.A.T.

After game 3 of the finals, it is apparent that although the Warriors have a lead, they still haven’t even played to their maximum ability. The super team can have 18 turnovers and still come out on top, while Kyrie Irving can utilize his impressive handles and never fail to finish at the basket, yet still lose by five.

The playoffs should be the most anticipated and exciting part of the season, but a predictable regular season and the super team dominance has made the postseason boring, despite the efforts of all of the competing teams. Overall, that is what is wrong with the 2017 NBA finals series, which eventually all comes back to Kevin Durant.

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