I just can't see Houston beating Golden State at all. Game one proved to me that this series just might be over already. But, I was wrong on the Patriots this year....I say Golden State in 5.
Cleveland/Boston in a good battle tonight.
Edit: I never understood the phrase, "A series isn't a series until the road team steals a game."
So, if Boston steals game 3 in Cleveland, then it's a series?
The athleticism today compared to back in Jordan day is one of the big points. Part of the reason of Jordan's dominance was he was so much more athletic then everyone else.
If Jordan played today, he would be in the top 5 most athletic player, but there would also be 50 players not far behind him athletically.
Back when Jordan played, there may have been a few just behind him athletically.
His numbers wouldn't even be close to today's tougher competition and athleticism if he played today.
I’m 42 so I saw Jordan play. Couldn’t stand him because of course he always beat the Bucks. He was awesome no doubt. But, some good points are made in some of the previous post about the differences in today’s game and how LeBron has it probably tougher than Jordan did. But, both are awesome players.
These must of been the worst second round playoffs ever. No close series! Boston is happy now, ,and they played a great series, but reality will hit them soon when they realize they have to now play Cleveland.
The athleticism in todays game back in Jordan's day is no comparison. Athletes today are much more athletic with the training they receive compared to the 80s/90s.
There is no agruement that Jordan was a great defender, however, he never got the toughest defensive assignments, those went to Pippen and Rodman. Lebron can defend all 5 positions on the floor.
Lebron also manages to win with a bad team where Jordan had all stars around him. Truth is if Cavs didnt have Lebron, they wouldnt even be a playoff team. Bulls without Jordan are still a top 5 team.
The warriors brought three All NBA players in, Curry, Durant, and Green, plus 4th all star Thompson. Jordan has never faced a team with that much firepower.