2018 NBA Playoffs – Part 1 of the First Round

The NBA season has been ridiculous filled with player beef, basketball twitter arguments over who is the Rookie of the Year (I’m with both of them having it because at the end of the day, it is kinda meaningless considering Michael Carter-Williams won it) and Kevin Durant calling most writers “Blog Boyz” because some of them probably can’t even make a layup with their opposite hands, which led to some dudes crying because they took what Durant said personal, which means he was probably right. What a time to be alive (Am I a blog boy? I can shoot with both hands, run an actual offense, shoot a high percentage from three, and dunk a basketball…. somebody get me connected with Kevin Durant). 

The NBA Playoffs aka the NBA’s second SZN begins on Saturday afternoon. I love the playoffs. I grew up a basketball junkie, where the only thing we would do in my household would watch basketball from late October – Mid June every year (Mom, I know you’re reading this. I love you. Please send my golf clubs next week). The playoffs provide a different type of feel. Everything is high from the pressure, the emotions and the intensity.  You see the game’s best players rise up to their best and some falter within it. That’s what makes the playoffs so great.

I have a scale that’s ranked from 1 through 5 in terms of watchability –  1 = I’m not watching this, and 5 = I’ll watch this regardless of where I’m at. Let’s begin with the Eastern Conference. Part two will be the Western Conference. 

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Eastern Conference Finals

You know, I was gonna write a big post about the Pacers and the Heat. But instead, I feel like I don’t need to do that. Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said the Heat were just “another team” in their path, which is very very true. Lebane James takes offense to this because he’s extra sensitive and says that “we’re not just another team, you have to prepare for us,” which is like a shots fired at the New York Knicks and their terrible, terrible offensive plan and structure. Then Vogel says how “great” the Heat are, and how much of a challenge it’s gonna be. Ever since Lance Stephenson did the choke sign to Bron last year in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, these two teams have had bad, bad, bad, blood, which I love. Put it like this: The Indiana Pacers aren’t gonna win this series, but I think they can make this series into a battle, and into a war.

You know how this series is gonna end, though?

Frank Vogel, RIP.

Heat in 6.

Part 1: NBA Playoff Preview

When I think of the NBA Playoffs this season, I can’t get the thought of this terrible commercial out of my head:

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