NBA basketball is back y'all !! If you didn’t know, during the offseason the entire NBA has gotten flipped upside down; and by upside down I mean the Eastern Conference is now in the West. With talks of parity in the NBA at an all-time high, we legitimately had questions as to whether or not teams were going to tank until the Golden State Warriors blew themselves up.
Remember that article I wrote about the Golden State Warriors shaking up the NBA? You should probably go check that out if you haven't seen it. The landscape of the league is changing daily as the NBA is turning into an arms race where teams are trying to gather enough talent to compete with the reigning NBA champion, Golden State Warriors. This offseason kicked off with some blockbuster trades and signings that may have possibly made this version of the Western Conference the deepest that we have ever seen, and there are still moves left to be made.
Whether you like it or not, Kevin Durant is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP. I will not speak about my feelings on the move that he made to join the Golden State Warriors this past offseason because honestly, this is not the time to do that. Instead, I will talk about what is and what will result from that move.
After being predicted this season to be one of the two teams in the Western Conference expected to be some form of competition to the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The day after the Clippers lost, during some friendly lunchroom banter while I was at work, one of my co-workers felt compelled to make an incredibly bold statement: “Chris Paul is the most overrated NBA player of all-time.”
Are y’all finished or y’all done crying about LeBron James taking his personal rest days during the NBA regular season? Once again, LeBron shows us why he is not, or should not, be judged by how many games he misses during the regular season (considering he only missed 8 out of 82 this season I might add), but rather how many games he shows up for during the postseason.