dautjazz wrote:Uncle Dennis wrote:dautjazz wrote:
Yeah I'm sure it's greater than when Lebron beat the 73-9 Warriors. Come on now, Leonard has a damn good team, and he has had TONS of fortune in the Finals. Not to mention Embiid was playing hurt too. The Raptors were favored by the ESPN/TNT crews going in to the finals, while the Warriors were favored in 2016, something like 2/3 favored.
Embiid is always going to be playing with some kind of soreness, he's just an injury prone player. Quite frankly, all the injury and "flu like symptoms" talk from the media simply sounded like excuses. The Raptors have had a very tough road to the finals.
OK even then, I think the 2012 run of Lebron is just as impressive. The Melo/Stoudamire Knicks>Magic, Pacers, Celtics, and OKC. Bosh only played 1 game/16mins against the Pacers, and 3 games/limited minutes against the Celtics. That was a loaded OKC team, Durant, Westbrook, Harden (year prior to going to Houston), Ibaka, Sefolosha, etc..
Yeah I'm not debating about which run was more impressive, I guess it's subjective, but that 2012 run was indeed impressive.
I've just been seeing a lot of people say this would be an "asterisk" championship, which wouldn't be true. We've had a tough run and this Golden State team is still really good.