NBA 2018/19 Ben Simmons is ROTY. MEGA THREAD!


#2826

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-played-finals-hand-contusion-suffered-punching-blackboard-game-1-044804918.html

LeBron James played the last three games of this series with a significantly injured right hand, a hand that he injured punching a blackboard in the locker room at Golden State after Game 1. He’s had two MRIs to determine the severity. It has been determined a hand contusion, but he’s dealing with a lot of swelling and a little bit of stiffness in his hand. He’s been wearing a soft cast when he’s been away from the basketball court. Even at press conferences, he’s hidden his hand inside his jacket as he’s been wearing a soft cast. It’s not something he’s wanted out there. It’s not something he’s using as an excuse. It’s something that definitely was a factor.


#2827

Which is why he’s back in Cleveland.


#2828

And outta there as soon as they can’t win it


#2829


#2830

In Cleveland… for the 11th season of his career. With the obvious cast of superstars like…


#2831

He went there to win them a championship and done that.

He can’t go to any team right now with the line ups they have and beat GSW. The NBA is Warriors for as long as they want it.


#2832

CP3 doesn’t get injured for games 6 & 7 in the west and the Rockets progress and deal with the Cavs in equally emphatic fashion.


#2833

Yeah, I dunno.

GSW are two MVP level superstars, one almost-superstar and a gun defender. And some other dudes.

Add LBJ to any of the 45+ win teams with a couple of established stars - ie most of them except the Pacers - and they’re an instant contender IMO.

Just like CP3 to Houston took them from good to a contender


#2834

If you go down that path, then you might as well put a fit Iguodala back into The Warriors and the result is a Warriors win


#2835

Did Warriors lose a game that Iguodala didn’t play in?


#2836

Can’t remember one.

He adds so much to that team, particularly on defense.


#2837

Yes…they lost games 4 & 5 against Houston when he was missing


#2838

Or a fully fit Curry. He only came good towards the end of that series.

The scariest thing about the dubs is that they just swept a finals series after a playoffs where Curry, Klay and Iguodala all had injury problems.

They keep that team together they will win 5-6 trophies. Maybe more.


#2839

I was talking as if Jordan were playing for the current Cavs team.

Not what he had done previously in his career.

Regardless, you are right, it is irrelevant.


#2840

Yeah, but he’d be in his fifties now. Probably slowed down a bit.


#2841

Come back to Miami. We need a superstar.


#2842

He has been swept twice in the finals (and gave up in that Boston series)

There is no way his legacy can be compared to Jordans


#2843

Again did CP3 play in game 3, when they were torched by 41?


#2844

Yeh. Did he play in the other three games that Houston won?


#2845

McDowell-White and Matur Maker withdrew their names from the draft.