Your 2021 NBA Playoffs Thread...

Discussion in 'Basketball Talk' started by SportsChump, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    We are smack dab in the middle of the NBA playoffs. If you’ve been paying close enough attention, you’ll notice one thing rings true much more so than in recent years.

    We might be about to witness a changing of the guard, for we are in a time where the league’s eventual champion is no longer a foregone conclusion.

    Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition - Sports Chump
     
  2. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    The Knicks and their "we're just glad we made it" attitude doomed them. It's nice to finally have expectations for next year, with all the cap space and a gazillion draft picks (lowest one is in the 20s but still).

    Eff the Nets.
     
  3. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Teej...

    In this day and age of scoring in the NBA, you have to have at least one if not three.

    I'm not sure the Knicks had any.

    No disrespect to the season he had but when Julius Randle is your go-to scorer, you might be in trouble come playoff time.
     
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  4. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    I'm really looking forward to the Nets-Bucks series. Such a great matchup.

    Joel Embiid's injury really has put a damper on my excitement of a possible championship. If he's not going to be able to play at 100% the Sixers won't be able to beat the Nets-Bucks winner. It would be extremely tough even with him at 100%. Hopefully he can play effectively through it.
     
  5. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    That's exactly right!! If we learned anything the past 10 years, is that the old myth "everybody wants to play in MSG" is absolutely false. LeBron turned us down (three times). Durant turned us down. Every super star has turned us down and when we found a unicorn (Porzingis) he quickly demanded a trade (which I still think we won).

    Let's see if after this season the narrative changes.
     
  6. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Dude...

    How about what the Nets have done to the Bucks so far?

    Ouch!
     
  7. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    I can't believe how dominant the Nets have been. I really thought it was going to be a long tough series. They look scary.
     
  8. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

  9. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Man things really changed up in the Nets-Bucks series now with the injuries. I hope Irving doesn't miss too much time. It didn't look good though.
     
  10. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    With both Harden and Irving out for Game 5, I wonder how confident they are that two more days of rest might get one, or both, back for Thursday allowing them to take the series.

    It's a gamble but one I suppose they have to take.