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Old 05-21-2019, 12:26 PM   #31
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2015?
2016?
2017?


The West wins more games than the east literally every year.

2017 Boston led the east with 53 wins

2016 The Spurs won 10 more games than the Cavs (who led the east) but finished 2nd in the West.

2015 Brooklyn made the playoffs with 38 wins.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:29 PM   #32
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We just saw the WCF opponent get swept by a team missing Durant/Cousins and Iggy for game 4...that's WEAK.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:33 PM   #33
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We just saw the WCF opponent get swept by a team missing Durant/Cousins and Iggy for game 4...that's WEAK.


That doesn't mean Portland wouldn't have beaten the dysfunctional Celtics and Sixers.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:42 PM   #34
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That doesn't mean Portland wouldn't have beaten the dysfunctional Celtics and Sixers.

Basically Durant ruined the integrity of the league.

All Durant had to do was not compete against the Warriors for the Warriors to have zero challengers.

Imagine if Kobe joined the early 2000 Spurs after losing to them in the playoffs...
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:00 PM   #35
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What kind of bullshit thread is this? The West is weak? So weak the GLOAT couldn't even make the playoffs?

Where's LeBron.. shouldn't he be on his way to a 9th finals appearance??
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:00 PM   #36
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Basically Durant ruined the integrity of the league.

All Durant had to do was not compete against the Warriors for the Warriors to have zero challengers.

Imagine if Kobe joined the early 2000 Spurs after losing to them in the playoffs...

If you want to say Durant made a btch move I agree.

But he started in the west and stayed in the west, which is the stronger conference and has been for a long time.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:09 PM   #37
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Last year GS had only 1 sweep, in the Finals. Houston took them to 7 games.
West definitely > East last year. No argument there (unless I'm swinging off of LeGOAT's nut sack {which I often am}). But I stand by my comment about the Blazers this year.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:57 PM   #38
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It speaks more reflectively about the Warriors than it does about their intraconference competition; I don't see how that's far-fetched to believe, considering they've vanquished their Finals competition just as convincingly as, if not more than, everyone they faced en route to it.

Many of you somehow continue to undercredit this dynasty, who even great teams—at least several of which they've encountered out West—can pale in comparison to. If an Olympian team (which the Warriors almost literally are) ended up instated in the NBA and you saw similar dominance on their part, it wouldn't mean that every other NBA team is flaccid in a vacuum; it'd more so suggest that the Olympian team overtops the pack, which the Warriors are doing to a lesser extent.

They just had a substandard WCF opponent this year—who wasn't even their toughest competition so far, as your enthymeme seems to suggest—due to various circumstances; however, even that sweep misrepresents the Blazers' caliber. Three of those losses were winnable down the stretch; and if just several possessions turned out differently, the series could be tied by now at worst.

This should be the narrative until the East outcompetes the West; and considering that the latter won the interconference match-ups for yet another year 252-198, that has yet to happen.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:21 PM   #39
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What kind of bullshit thread is this? The West is weak? So weak the GLOAT couldn't even make the playoffs?

Where's LeBron.. shouldn't he be on his way to a 9th finals appearance??

Yes the West is weak.

The conference is FULL of pretenders besides the obvious Warriors.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:27 PM   #40
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Basically Durant ruined the integrity of the league.

All Durant had to do was not compete against the Warriors for the Warriors to have zero challengers.

Imagine if Kobe joined the early 2000 Spurs after losing to them in the playoffs...

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Old 05-21-2019, 02:28 PM   #41
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The West wins more games than the east literally every year.

2017 Boston led the east with 53 wins

2016 The Spurs won 10 more games than the Cavs (who led the east) but finished 2nd in the West.

2015 Brooklyn made the playoffs with 38 wins.

You are obviously missing my clearly Illustrated point. The only time the Warriors faced resistance was against eastern team during those three years

2015, 2016, 2017
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:29 PM   #42
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Yes the West is weak.

The conference is FULL of pretenders besides the obvious Warriors.


Why does the West win more games than the East every year?

252-198 this year.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:33 PM   #43
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Why does the West win more games than the East every year?

252-198 this year.

Did I say the something to the contrary?
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Did I say the something to the contrary?

Stop trolling.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:39 PM   #45
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You are obviously missing my clearly Illustrated point. The only time the Warriors faced resistance was against eastern team during those three years

2015, 2016, 2017



2015

The Cavs lasted 5 games. I don't see that as resistance. Houston lasted 5 and Memphis lasted 6.

I will concede Warriors had luck on their side that year with other teams having injuries.

2016

7 game series against OKC they easily could have lost. I think that counts as resistance.

They didn't sweep anyone that year.

They lost the Finals with a hobbled Curry and suspended Green.

2017

They lost only 1 game in the postseason. They got no resistance from anyone.
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