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 Post subject: NBA Playoffs 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:48 pm 
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Maybe it's just me, but the NBA suffers from a serious lack of parity. Both the Warriors and Cavs are undefeated through two rounds.

Booorrrring........


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 Post subject: Re: NBA Playoffs 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:08 pm 
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I'm not sure if you can have parity in the NBA. It's more star-driven than any of the other sports, one player can absolutely maul the competition. I remember growing up and it was the Lakers and Celtics and everyone else. I was a Nuggets fan, who back then were competitive but had absolutely no shot at the big prize. Still, that was the consensus pick for the greatest NBA era ever, and I have to agree.

Parity can be boring as hell too--just look at what's happening in the NFL. I don't mind it if there are one or two absolutely dominant teams, I just don't want the rest of those teams to absolutely suck and/or play a boring style.

Two things not helping the NBA though--a super-soft cap and players essentially colluding with one another.


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 Post subject: Re: NBA Playoffs 2017
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:02 pm 
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It's an interesting debate whether parity is good for a professional sports league - or not. What's most healthy for it's prosperity and popularity?

The NBA and NHL are polar opposites.


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