Metallikid wrote:Tor_Raps wrote:Metallikid wrote:
How could they give them their hardest fought series with Durant playing if they then got clobbered the last two games without Durant playing??
The 2 years before last year when gstate won with Durant. They definitely screwed up in 2019 by not being able to beat them when Durant went out but that was only 1.5 games.
Just dont recall them losing any series they were favoured in. Losing to teams superior than you happens to almost every player. I guess AD, Giannis, Jokic, PG, Westbrook, Butler and so on should all be labeled chokers.
We only lost to LeBron but people routinely call us chokers pre-2019 despite being the 2nd best team in the conference with Lowry-DeRozan-Casey from 2016-2018. The Nets in 2014 was referred terribly against us and the experienced Nets were favoured by many despite being the lower seed. We had one terrible series vs. the Wizards in 2015. In reality Giannis, AD, Jokic, Westbrook are chokers, plenty more than the Raptors were.
You lost to an old Nets team that really wasn’t that good and was the lower seed. Then got swept in embarrassing fashion by another lower seed the very next year. Then were LeBron’s whipping boys the next 3 years, including getting swept twice.
How is that not choking? Congrats, you guys got a championship, so you got that monkey off your back, but don’t act like you didn’t have embarrassing performances every year come playoff time which is what got you that choker reputation before the title in 2019.
And bringing up the refs for why you lost...