rand wrote:GHOSTofSIKMA wrote:any title now that we have multiple buddyball contenders should be given the most weight of any era. never before have we seen multiple 1st and 2nd team all nba players giving up their own teams to be roleplayers on another. these same teams stack up buyout players on minimums in season and ring chasing vets worth far more in offseasons that in previous eras never would have considered moves like this as "good for their careers".
these unique accumulations of nba talent like the nets, lakers, and clippers with the top players in the game joining in allstar game fashion to legacy hunt put unprecedented barriers in front of teams that build traditionally. any team that can somehow overcome that hurdle and get a ring should have massive street cred among casual and serious fans alike
That makes no sense because Milwaukee didn't face any teams that were stacked like this. If healthy the Nets would have qualified but they weren't healthy, getting only 3.5 games from Kyrie in the series and 4 games from a severely hobbled Harden.
Same is true with the Lakers last season. No team they faced had multiple All-NBA selections except Houston with a hobbled Westbrook. In fact they ran through one of the weakest fields of the last decade.
of course they did. all teams entered these playoffs intact. all dealt with injuries including milwaukee. and one team was left standing. you make it sound like attrition, or the process, strength of mind, endurance doesnt matter in this.
but regardless.... no where in my post did i mention milwaukee. the primary point was a point in general