Our long regional nightmare is over. Bryan Colangelo and the Sixers have parted ways and Philadelphia fans can stop focusing on the social media activity of Eric Jr and his/her cohort. I, for one, am happy to be able to watch basketball again without the specter of my hometown team’s lead executive being a laughingstock throughout the league.
Unfortunately, we might only have one last game to enjoy this season. Despite two of the first three NBA Finals games being highly competitive, the Warriors lead the series 3-0 and are 4.5-point favorites to complete the sweep tonight in Cleveland.
Realistically, the only unanswered question is who will take home Finals MVP honors. Steph Curry was a -500 favorite to bring home his first Bill Russell award heading into Game 3. Then, Curry shot just 3-16 from the field, while Kevin Durant went off for 43 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists, the only player ever to reach those totals in a Finals game. Those respective performances shifted the odds to the point where KD is now a -400 MVP favorite.
Even if there is not a lot left at stake, it’s always a pleasure to watch one of the greatest players of all-time take on one of the greatest teams of all-time. Plus, this could be the last time we see LeBron James in action before he dons a Sixers uniform!
Will Golden State bring out the brooms or, like last year, does Cleveland salvage at least one game? Discuss and follow along with the action in the comments below.