Posted: 4/16/2018 6:17:11 PM
-LeBron is not winning the east this year. When LeBron won he always had a all star point guard as sidekick. Young D Wade in Miami and Kyrie. This year Cavs suck too much, absolutely no help for LeBron and they are not winning with useless George Hill as PG. If they got Kemba Walker they could have won. LeBron carried a Cavs team with nobodies to the final before but back then he played different, he attacked way more. Now he tries to get assists and rely on his teammates too much, but they just not good enough. Plus the NBA didn't have many great all stars or great teams back then. Nowadays the stars in the NBA are too crazy; too many killers and teams can score too easily these days. Cavs no chance.
-Toronto is a pretender team. Always do good in the season but die in playoffs. Probably same again this year. Not spectacular enough players. NBA doesn't want Toronto in the finals. You think people want to see Fred Van Vleet and CJ Miles in the finals? Comedy. Raptors no chance.
-76ers are interesting team with Simmons and Embiid but don't trust them enough. Point guard is a concern. Missing 1 more key piece.
Boston is the smart pick. Best coach. Team shoots many bricks but they got character, they fight and play good defense. Like what I see from Rozier, he is actually a very good player and I think he is going to step up big time for them at guard. Everybody wrote off this teams chances after Kyrie went down, but this is a trick that they often do so people don't win money. Remember when Wentz went down, nobody really gave the Eagles a chance? Same garbage here. Not falling for it this time. East is weak enough that Boston can win it. Very confident. If Brad Stevens can take Butler to the finals of the NCAA tournament he can take the young Celtics to the finals.
Cavs suck too much, Toronto is too boring and 76ers too young. Celtics going to the finals would be a great underdog story that would sell and makes the most sense. If Toronto, Cavs or 76ers make the finals against Golden State or Houston they would get blown out every game on the spread and it won't be competitive. Bad ratings. Atleast the Celtics with excellent coaching and with their style are actually the only team that could make it interesting and could keep games close on the spread against GS or Houston. This is what the NBA wants.