This season took crazy turns before a game was even played. LeBron broke the hearts of all Cleveland fans after he left to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. After reaching four straight Finals with the Heat, he decided to return where it all started. Another franchise player joined the Cavs this Summer. Kevin Love ended his successful career with the Timberwolves to move to Cleveland. Now with the Big three (Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Love), the Cavs are poised for an NBA Championship.
In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors started off the season at the top of their game. Steph Curry made his case for MVP early on while leading the Warriors to the best record in the NBA. Right behind him, was his Western Conference counterpart James Harden. Harden is leading the NBA in 30 and 40 point games this season. Without Dwight Howard in the line-up for most of the season, he single handedly led the Rockets to a secure playoff spot. It is evident that the Western conference is better than the East. All top three MVP candidates are in the West.
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost their superstar Kevin Durant, but they realized that they have another star in Russell Westbrook. Westbrook leads the NBA in triple doubles, as he tries to carry his team into the playoffs. As usual the San Antonio Spurs are having a quiet regular season. It seems like they have been playing much better lately, just like they always do at the end of the season.
Some would say the Spurs’ doppelgangers in the East are the Atlanta Hawks. They have an Assistant coach who learned under the great Greg Poppovich. They pass to win, they do not have any superstars, and they play great team basketball. With 3 NBA All-Stars this year with Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Paul Millsap.
These Playoffs are going to be great because this year anything can happen which couldn't be said in the previous years. Also, don’t be surprised if the sleeper Washington Wizards end up with the trophy in DC. Go Wiz.