2016 NBA Finals — Warriors vs Cavaliers

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These games are really spread out, only game four has one day of rest:

Game 1: Thursday, June 2 at 9 p.m. on ABC (at Golden State)

Game 2: Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. on ABC (at Golden State)

Game 3: Wednesday, June 8 at 9 p.m. on ABC (The Q)

Game 4: Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m. on ABC (The Q)

Game 5: Monday, June 13 - 9 p.m. on ABC (at Golden State)

Game 6: Thursday, June 16 - 9 p.m. on ABC (The Q)

Game 7: Sunday, June 19 - 8 p.m. on ABC (at Golden State)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
GSW in 6 9
GSW in 5 8
GSW in 6 6
CLE in 6 3
GSW in 4 2
CLE in 5 1
CLE in 7 1
CLE in 4 0


Spottie, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

good stuff
http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/15521430/nba-finals-preview

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

took dubs in 5

Clay, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:02 (two years ago) Permalink

cavs took two last time. this time they have kyrie and klove back. I'd say they can scrape together two wins again this time. dubs in 6.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Cavs in six.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 4

ciderpress, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 7

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:26 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 3

, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:27 (two years ago) Permalink

bcz they all moonwalk through their 4th win?

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 6 (quarters)

pacific distances (sciatica), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:31 (two years ago) Permalink

cavs have a real shot this time, it'll be a lot more fun

Nhex, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

cavs took two last time. this time they have kyrie and klove back. I'd say they can scrape together two wins again this time. dubs in 6.

― a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:22 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i like the dubs chances more vs a healthy cavs roster that features a Klove and Irving tied up in pick n roll hell all night. if love isnt hitting shots i don't imagine he see the floor much in crunch time. idk I'm way less nervous about this series than i was about the okc one.

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:38 (two years ago) Permalink

could be some sweet shootouts tho

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:39 (two years ago) Permalink

don't forget that delly still knows how to tackle, slap, elbow and head butt opposing players. and draymond is living on borrowed time.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 22:46 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 6

balls, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:20 (two years ago) Permalink

don't forget draymo still knows how to kick key players in the nuts

marcos, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:21 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs in 5

k3vin k., Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

thats what i picked too. think cavs get game 3

Spottie, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

cavs are definitely the underdogs but i wouldn't underestimate the potency of lebron in the finals, he dragged that shitty injured team through 2 and almost 3 wins last year. not saying cavs will win this but it won't be a dubs sweep and won't be over in 5 games imo.

-healthy kyrie & klove could make a major difference this time around, but if they are off it might not really matter. i feel like when those dudes are on and that team is really working the cavs are very scary. they have so many off nights though.
-dubs are looking weaker than they have all year, they made it through sure but would anyone say these playoffs went the way most expected for gsw, based on the season they had? portland series went to 5, okc took it to 7. cavs are prob about equal to okc and definitely better than portland. curry still put up big numbers in some games but he has clearly not been himself in these playoffs, he's taken a beating. draymo's not himself either, and he's been doing some dumb sloppy shit and other bullshit that could get him ejected

marcos, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 00:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Toss-up between GSW in 6 and GSW in 6

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 01:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Bold stance.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:08 (two years ago) Permalink

i like spottie's idea that despite kyrie and love's added offense, it ends up being a net negative to the cavs because of what they lose on defense

, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:39 (two years ago) Permalink

kyrie in particular seems like a liability vs gsw

ciderpress, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:40 (two years ago) Permalink

you cant hide kyrie on d, esp against the death lineup

6 god none the richer (m bison), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:46 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm glad golden state won and loved the brutal manner in which they did so but i was kind of looking forward to seeing kyrie guard russ

balls, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Agreed on warriors in 6

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:16 (two years ago) Permalink

one thing i remember from game 1 of last years finals was how great kyrie looked on D. he was really locked in like id never seen before. i remember thinking that could be a problem if he could keep that up for a whole game/series, but then he blew his knee up.

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Went with Warriors in 6 cos Warriors in 6 is just not as believable as Warriors in 6

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:33 (two years ago) Permalink

game 6 is at cleveland fwiw

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:36 (two years ago) Permalink

dubs had a pretty good road record iirc

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Yea well I'd vote GSW in 7 if it were an option

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 03:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Agreed on warriors in 6

Nah, I think it'll be the Warriors in 6.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 04:01 (two years ago) Permalink

this is a hilarious idea, needs to happen imo

chuck ‏@cbyers3 May 30
Dubs gotta have kelhani sing the national anthem for game 1 just to shake Kyrie

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 04:12 (two years ago) Permalink

hahaha

k3vin k., Wednesday, 1 June 2016 04:28 (two years ago) Permalink

ooooof cruel xp

warriors in 6, but with more close games than last year

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 13:56 (two years ago) Permalink

varejao in 6

am0n, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 14:18 (two years ago) Permalink

hope this goes 7, rooting for Warriors. The way they pulled it out last series forced my hand here, and tho I respect Lebron, I still find it hard to root for him.

Dominique, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

torn, normally rooting for warriors but would also like to see Cavs win too
also want to see it go 7 but guessing Cleveland will lose out an extra game before 6

Nhex, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 18:50 (two years ago) Permalink

narrative of lebron ending 52-year championship drought in his hometown > narrative of warriors winning another championship for bay area billionaires (though i'd be happy for spottie and other bay area ilxors)

marcos, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 18:56 (two years ago) Permalink

intrigue of cleveland's historic championship drought continuing >

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 1 June 2016 18:58 (two years ago) Permalink

haha i know it is intriguing

marcos, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:01 (two years ago) Permalink

i woulda been going for the cavs had the thunder advanced. I'm into the narrative of the warriors silencing the doubters (again) that continue to doubt despite the evidence in front of their face by stamping a historic season.

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:09 (two years ago) Permalink

narrative of warriors winning another championship for bay area billionaires (though i'd be happy for spottie and other bay area ilxors)

― marcos, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:56 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

it's pretty gross how this narrative of GSW's fans has eclipsed their historical fanbase

, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:13 (two years ago) Permalink

it is gross

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:14 (two years ago) Permalink

gonna be even more gross when they move from Oakland

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:14 (two years ago) Permalink

fwiw i'll take bay area billionaires over a loan shark that uses comic sans

balls, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:22 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah the funny thing about the joe lacob hate is that clay bennett and dan gilbert are roughly 1 million times worse for humanity than him

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:37 (two years ago) Permalink

narrative of warriors winning another championship for bay area billionaires (though i'd be happy for spottie and other bay area ilxors)

― marcos, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:56 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

it's pretty gross how this narrative of GSW's fans has eclipsed their historical fanbase

― 龜, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:13 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^^ seriously, ppl who complain about warriors fans are like a million times worse than whatever dot-com fairweather boogyman they invoke.

lute bro (brimstead), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I have some FB friends from ca that are/were being super snippy and butthurt about things and at 'cleveland fans' for winning without 'class' etc. I've had to remind them that that the dubs basically just stunted on the whole league for a year showing everyone up, partying at oracle, not looking at shots go in etc etc and we deserve whatever verbal lashings we get.

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:24 (two years ago) Permalink

MPQ brings people together.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:26 (two years ago) Permalink

in that sense that it is the opposite of love tearing us apart, maybe

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Poly or Leee might could speak to the general pop's psyche.

People are pretty bummed, obviously, but then again https://weather.com/weather/5day/l/94605:4:US

Plenty of whining about the refs / Draymond's suspension / Bogut getting taken out, of course.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

it was 121 degrees on Sunday here :/

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

But it's a dry heat!

Interpretive Jigglypuffery (Leee), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

jfc

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

that works only up to 108 degrees. 121 is just not right xp

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

liked LeBron's speech

record setting temps in the Southwest are bizarre

lord the gane 7 replay is on now, I never saw the 2nd half :-o

brownie, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:56 (two years ago) Permalink

gane = game

brownie, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:56 (two years ago) Permalink

btw guys i am this board's oldest JR smith fan

09 playoffs thread

, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink

dyao out!

brownie, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink

i remember early in my tenure here I said something naughty about JR and dayo rebuked me.

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

lol https://twitter.com/world_wide_wob/status/745658647729045504

marcos, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 22:07 (two years ago) Permalink

i hope JR doesnt put a shirt on again until the opening night of next season, then just throws the jersey on real quick as he's walking onto the court before tipoff

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 22:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i still can't believe he contributed. makes me mad actually. he was so bad five years ago on the warriors

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:02 (two years ago) Permalink

i admit i'm kinda happy for him, since he made it to the finals twice with the Nets and finally got the ring now

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:09 (two years ago) Permalink

"made it to the finals"

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:10 (two years ago) Permalink

i liked that team *shrug*

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:10 (two years ago) Permalink

uhhh they were the pits

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:19 (two years ago) Permalink

so much weird dude energy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:19 (two years ago) Permalink

RJ seems like a pretty chill person I like him

marcos, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:19 (two years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/LyOLWuq.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:21 (two years ago) Permalink

lmao

, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:24 (two years ago) Permalink

haha

moistest hoist (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:26 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

moullet, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:45 (two years ago) Permalink

shot of klay day after the finals, clearly

Nhex, Thursday, 23 June 2016 02:13 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

Interpretive Jigglypuffery (Leee), Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:23 (two years ago) Permalink

^^ The first time I've laughed since game 7, tbh.

Interpretive Jigglypuffery (Leee), Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:23 (two years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/DimeMag/status/745687043611725824

micah, Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:01 (two years ago) Permalink

lots of amazing moments in this series "that block" obv and kyrie's 3 at the end but really i think those few minutes at the end of g6 that included lebron's block on curry, trash talking him and then curry fouling out almost immediately after were my favorite

marcos, Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:05 (two years ago) Permalink

ive watched those clips like 30 times

marcos, Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:05 (two years ago) Permalink

i will never re-watch another second of that series.

moistest hoist (Spottie), Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:11 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^^

brimstead, Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:12 (two years ago) Permalink

spottie = 2013 me
marcos = 2014 me
lagoon = 2027 me

6 god none the richer (m bison), Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:18 (two years ago) Permalink

ha

moistest hoist (Spottie), Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:29 (two years ago) Permalink

JR still no shirt, this is great
https://twitter.com/bustedcoverage/status/746051198743019521

moistest hoist (Spottie), Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

thinking this is prob a lifelong dream he promised himself if he won a ring

lag∞n, Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

haaaa

marcos, Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Ok jr's shirtless rampage has won me over, I yield

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Thursday, 23 June 2016 22:38 (two years ago) Permalink

good on him

Nhex, Saturday, 25 June 2016 02:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Kerr seems like such a good dude. And bob Myers too

moistest hoist (Spottie), Saturday, 25 June 2016 03:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Good to hear that from Kerr; balances out Lacob a little bit.

Interpretive Jigglypuffery (Leee), Saturday, 25 June 2016 06:07 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/us/politics/cleveland-cavaliers-join-obamas-to-do-list-he-loves-this-part-of-the-job.html

As he issued his invitation to Mr. Lue, Mr. Obama made clear that he, too, had firm notions of decorum.
“Tell J.R. and everybody to put on a shirt, though,” Mr. Obama said. J.R. Smith, a Cavaliers guard, was photographed bare-chested for days after the victory. “He can’t just be wandering around without a shirt for, like, the whole week.”

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 27 June 2016 17:57 (two years ago) Permalink

if he shows up at the white house shirtless i will lay down my life at at the altar of JR

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:01 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, though i am deeply displeased by the warrior's loss, JR's hijinx have been the one bright spot

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

otm xp

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink


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