Stan wrote: oaktownwarriors87 wrote:
Based on what? They had LeBron and they were healthy in the playoffs. Their performance before that or their record didn't matter. It never mattered in any of those 4 seasons. With LeBron and that team healthy in the playoffs there isn't going to be more than 1 team better than them. Maybe 1. That year none.
Imo, if the Thunder advanced to the Finals that season instead of the Warriors the Cavs still would've won, and sooner. No other team had the ability to challenge them like the Warriors.
The Warrior were lucky to get past the Thunder. It took a lot of blown call to beat them and it took an injured Curry and Iguodala for the Cavs to beat the Warriors.
Surs we're also a much better team. A healthy Spurs, Thunder or Warriors would steam roll the Cavs.
Anything else is revising history.
"Having LeBron" isn't enough, and Love is a net negative. That team was on the same level as the Clippers.
Edit: the 2018-19 Raptors would also steam roll that Cavs team. I don't dock them for injuries because they were capable of beating a healthy Warriors team. Injuries just happen. That Cavs team was just in the right place at the right time, though.
If anyone is revising history, it's definitely you. A team with the best player in the world AND 2 all-stars is getting "steamrolled" by all these teams? Ok bro
"Best player in the world"
You mean 5th best player that season, Kyrie Irving and the shell of Kevin Love?
Yeah, that team gets steam rolled by a healthy 73 win Warriors, a healthy 67 win Spurs and the Thunder (who were arguably the best when healthy).
I'm sure a healthy Kawhi, a healthy Durant, and a healthy Iguodala would match up perfectly against your "best player in the world"
LeBron/Irving/Love peaked at Rockets/Clippers level.
They were at best the fourth best in that season. Play in a week conference long enough and you'll find yourself at the right place the right time.