one exception detroit slipped in when magic was injured before the finals. then the michael jordan era started alojuwan slipped in couple years when jordan was out play basebal. then of course the years with david robinson then shaquille oneal detroit slipped in when a depleted lakers team again was injured.
then of course tim duncan dwayne wade dirk novitzki kobe bryant kawhi leonard lebron james curry and james again..
basically two injury ridden years by detroit otherwise the best player always wins. same reasons why karl malone charles barkley alan iverson patrick ewing etc never won playing in those eras.
lebron is still the best players i bet cleveland to win series and prop bet on lebron mvp because if they win lebron will be the best player on the court again