These playoffs and even this basketball season as a whole have been awful. The one saving factor that we as fans had was the promise of this epic final between Golden State and Cleveland. So much for that
At the beginning of the season, everyone knew barring injury that the final was going to be Cleveland and Golden State. Which made for a really uneventful season and playoffs. There were debates about which was better – an epic final and great rivalry over the next period or a season where anything can happen.
I could have gotten behind an epic final but with Golden State up 3-0 that’s not the case. The one saving grace of this season, and this is only a slightly redeeming quality, is that we might see history with Golden State going 16-0 in the playoffs.
If Cleveland does end up winning game 4 then this season will have been a complete waste. No team has ever come back so don’t start with the ‘it’s not over until it’s over’ nonsense
Already the NBA must look at this season as an eye opener to the product that they are providing. There needs to be some sense of competition. As I said earlier, I can get behind a pointless season and most of the playoffs IF the finals are epic. But that is a huge risk for the NBA to allow this to happen because you can end up getting what happened this year – a complete waste of a season from an entertainment standpoint. And when it comes to professional sports, the entertainment is all that matters.
One of the things that make the NFL so great is that anyone can win. Sure, you get teams like New England that perform well every year, but even in their most dominant season, they lost in the Super Bowl. The old adage of any given Sunday really holds true and is something the NBA could learn from. I truly believe ‘any given night’ would be a great saying for the NBA to shoot for.
Anyways, back to the original point. Personally, I really hope that Golden State does sweep so that there is something to take away from this season. Sure, I am kind of hoping for something to happen that really would encapsulate what I am disappointed about. But this might be a way to perpetuate change, draw attention to the issue if you will.
So, GO WARRIORS GO!