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The league is broken. How am I supposed to get excited about the Sixers when I know that even if they make the finals, they are going to get swept in the finals by the Warriors? It’s like watching a movie that someone told you the ending too.
Earlier in the week, social media exploded with the news that the Warriors would be adding 4x all-star Demarcus Cousins. It broke a little after dinner time that one of the top 15 players in basketball would be joining what is already the greatest NBA team ever assembled. Prior to this, I could still make the argument that the Warriors could be beaten. The Lakers are in the process of building something around Lebron in LA. The Celtics get their two stars back next year and could have made a run at the Warriors next season. The Rockets had the Warriors on the brink of elimination before the Paul injury. However, now? You can forget any of that.
The Warriors filled the one weakness they had with one of the best centers in basketball. They have a team in Golden State that would beat the Eastern conference all-star team. There isn’t a chance in hell that any team comes close to beating the Warriors in a seven-game series. The competitive balance of the NBA has gotten so bad that only four teams have come to really matter anymore. The league is broken. How am I supposed to get excited about the Sixers when I know that even if they make the finals, they are going to get swept in the finals by the Warriors? It’s like watching a movie that someone told you the ending too. What is the point of watching the movie if you know the ending? This is something that many (myself included) are going to struggle with all season.
Basketball is my 2nd favorite sport behind football. It is very difficult to admit all of this. Barring any major injuries, the Warriors are a lock to win a fourth title in five years. Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to sweat it out without Cousins the first half of the season as he still recovers from his torn achilles. Wonder how they’ll ever survive?
Maybe as time passes, I’ll change my tune. The Sixers could still make a big move that’ll get me excited again. Until then, the Phillies are ten games over .500 for the first time since 2011. I am more focused on them then I am regarding what the Warriors are going to do. Maybe they’ll sign Clint Capela to the league minimum to back up Cousins. Why don’t they trade for Kemba Walker to back up Steph? I mean at this point, it’s already gotten pretty stupid. Why not make it a bigger joke than what it already is?