Tonight the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in the NBA Finals for the 4th consecutive year. This is the first time in the history of the four major sports (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB) that the same matchup has happened four consecutive years.
This raises the big debate of is this good for the NBA?
To me, this is a very dumb question. For the fourth year in a row, we will see arguably one of the best teams in NBA history versus arguably the best player in NBA history. I am not sure what more you could ask for in a Finals matchup.
I get it, these technically aren’t the best two teams in the NBA this year. The Rockets were in the Western Conference and sadly we cannot just eliminate the Eastern Conference representative.
The next big thing everyone complains about is parity. “Wah wah wah, there is no parity in the NBA. It is the same teams year after year. Why even play the regular season?!?!?” Everyone loves the NFL, yet no one complains about the Patriots being in the Super Bowl every single year. People complain that there used to be so much more parity in the NBA before these “super teams”. Well, I have news for you folks. Super teams were around long before Kevin Durant decided to take his talents to the Bay Area.
Instead of wondering if this is good for the NBA, take a second and soak it all in. This is the best player of this generation versus the best team of this generation for the 4th consecutive year for an NBA Championship.
Also, if LeBron somehow beats the Warriors with this lackluster supporting cast then I think we have a whole new case for the timeless MJ/LeBron argument. I am not saying he is going to somehow take down the Warriors but anything can happen. Stay tuned folks!