Wednesday, May 30, 2018

NBA Finals Prediction

First Round Record (6-2)
Semi-Final Record (2-2)
Conference Finals Record (2-0)

NBA Finals Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs Golden State Warriors

Well, no surprises here in the 2018 NBA Finals! We are right where we expected to be at when the season began, the Cavaliers versus the Warriors! A few teams tried to shake things up, but then everything snapped back to reality and here we are! Now out of all the times we’ve seen these two play against each other in the Finals, this by far is the WORST Cavaliers team compared to the others. This team is ALL LeBron! He is their offense, defense, heart, soul, brain, literally he’s their EVERYTHING! Now if he had just one other solid player to step it up this would actually be a good series to watch, but I have a feeling it’s going to end quick!

 The Warriors are just unstoppable and are going to be way too much for the Cavaliers to even keep up with. Even though LeBron continues to silence the doubters and pull his team through every single series in the post season at some point it is going to be too much for him to carry. Kevin Durant continues to score with ease. I’d like to figure out who besides LeBron on the Cavaliers will even be able to guard him in the slightest bit. Even if you can guard him, there’s still Steph Curry who has been on fire as of late, there is also the forgotten Klay Thompson who has been known to come out of nowhere and absolutely dominate a game, and I know everyone loves to the hate the dude, but Draymond Green is also playing great you just don’t hear about it because he’s doing the dirty work! I really have no faith in the Cavs in this matchup. LeBron is balling uncontrollably, but the entire Warriors team is balling uncontrollably and that is not a good thing for LeBron and the Bronettes!

Warriors over Cavaliers in 5 games

MVP: Kevin Durant

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NBA Conference Finals Predictions

First Round Record (6-2)
Semi-Final Record (2-2)

NBA Conference Finals Predictions

Western Conference Finals

Golden State Warriors Vs Houston Rockets

Well it seems like we’ve all been waiting the entire season for this matchup and now it’s finally here! This will probably end up being the biggest challenge for the Warriors in the postseason. With that being said I have no doubt the Warriors will win this series, it’s just going to be a bit more difficult than the last two opponents. The Rockets are great on offense, but the entire team from Harden, to Chris Paul, to D’Antoni, are all proven choke artists. They should be able to keep up with the Warriors when it comes to scoring, but when it comes to playing great basketball they still have a ways to go compared to the Warriors. Kevin Durant is probably playing the best basketball of his career and it’s not something that is being talked about much this year, and I’m sure because he’s on the best team in the league, but if you just watch how he has played this season it is really impressive! He can’t be stopped when it comes to scoring, nobody will matchup well against him on the Rockets, and to top it off he actually can play defense. Like I said this should be a decent series, but the Warriors are by far the superior team!

Warriors over Rockets in 6 games

Eastern Conference Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs Boston Celtics

This matchup would be so much better if Kyrie Irving wasn’t injured and was going to play in this series because this is exactly why he left! He wanted to prove he didn’t need LeBron to carry a team and he did prove that all the way up until he got injured. The Celtics overall are a much better team than the Cavs and I believe they will make this a tough series for LeBron, but so far no one in the Eastern Conference has been able to prove they can even hang with LeBron and the Bronettes. At some point carrying the entire load on his shoulders will wear down on him, but I’m not quite sure that will be in this round, we may have to wait until the Finals for that one. The Celtics would be a lock in this matchup if Kyrie were playing, but since he’s not I feel like it’s going to bite them in the ass when it matters the most and the Cavs will end up winning this Series. It should be a fun series to watch, but in the end I think we’re gonna see LeBron in the Finals…yet again.

Cavaliers over Celtics in 7 games

Sunday, April 29, 2018

NBA Semi-Final Playoff Predictions

First Round Record (6-2)

NBA Semi-Final Playoff Predictions

Western Conference

Utah Jazz Vs Houston Rockets

I’m sorry I doubted the Jazz in the previous round because they absolutely dominated the Thunder and looked like a great team while doing so. Rudy Gobert is a really underrated player, he’s quiet but if you step in the paint and that dude is there watch out because he’s going to bring it! He’s been the difference in this team so far. The Rockets look great on offense and can outscore anyone, but I’m always skeptical of D’Antoni teams in the Playoffs. His teams have always come on strong, but when they go up against a team with a good defense in a seven game series, it gets pretty easy to figure them out. James Harden has also been known to disappear in the Playoffs in the past so this team has a lot to prove with me before I start crowning them the Champs. I think this will be a tougher matchup for the Rockets than most expect because the Jazz are better on the defensive side of the ball, but I still think the Rockets are the better team and will end up winning the series.

Rockets over Jazz in 6 games

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Golden State Warriors

The Pelicans went on a tear in the last round! They owned every single game from the jump and made it known that this team is for real! The unfortunate thing is now they have to go up against the Warriors and news flash…. they’re really fucking good! Steph Curry hasn’t even stepped foot on the court yet and Kevin Durant has the Warriors looking like they don’t even need Curry’s help at all! If anyone was worried about the Warriors step the fuck back because there is nothing to worry about it. It looks like the Warriors are the Championship favorites, yet again, and there is no argument to be had against that so far. I like what I see from the Pelicans and they won’t lie down in this series, but they ain’t gonna win it either!

Warriors over Pelicans in 5 games

Eastern Conference

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs Toronto Raptors

As an admitted LeBron hater this season has actually been enjoyable for me to watch because he isn’t used to this kind of struggle with his team. In the last round against the Pacers they played like absolute garbage and quite frankly are lucky to have even moved onto this round. Over the last couple of seasons the Raptors have been chasing after the Cavaliers and have never come close to getting over the hump, but this could be the year they do it. This Cavaliers team is in total disarray and they don’t work as a team at all. They only win because LeBron does EVERYTHING! At some point that will end up becoming your downfall. In the past the Raptors are known chokers in the Playoffs so I would not be surprised if that happens again, but the Raptors this time around are the far superior team, emphasis on the word team. Derozan and Kyle Lowry make up one of the top back courts in the league and will be difficult for the Cavs to keep up with. The Raptors also have the advantage in the paint with Serge Ibaka, he should easily dominate anybody, aside from LeBron in the paint. There is no consistency from the Cavaliers at all which is why I believe the time is now for the Raptors to finally get past the Cavs and move on to the next round.

Raptors over Cavaliers in 6 games

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Boston Celtics

I have a feeling this will end up being the best series in this round because of how well these teams matchup against each other. The 76ers are playing some great basketball right now, the entire team is on the same page, and they are young and hungry. They are not afraid of any opponent on the court and back it up with how they play on the court. The Celtics are a solid team, but from what they showed me in the previous round they may not be able to handle what the 76ers will be bringing. They are great on the defensive side of the ball, but the 76ers have a lot of star players who are able to take over a game. Joel Embiid is why I believe the 76ers have the advantage in this one because he can score and play defense. He’s big and tough for anyone to guard, and from what I can see I don’t believe anyone on the Celtics will be able to handle him for an entire series. This should be a good series to watch, but in the end the 76ers should come out on top because they will be way too much for the Celtics to handle.

76ers over Celtics in 7 games

Saturday, April 14, 2018

NBA First Round Playoff Predictions

NBA First Round Playoff Predictions

Western Conference

Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Houston Rockets

This will probably end up being the most boring matchup in the Western Conference! The Rockets mopped the floor with the Timberwolves in the regular season. I’m not sure why things would change in the postseason? The Timberwolves are building a solid foundation. I just don’t think they’re even close to what the Rockets have going on right now, though!

Rockets over Timberwolves 4 games

Utah Jazz Vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The Utah Jazz have been one of the most surprising teams of the season because nobody expected them to even be a decent team, let alone make the playoffs! Donovan Mitchell is the rookie phenom dominating the league. He has burst onto the scene and made tons of noise this season, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The Thunder have been up and down throughout the season. Paul George and Carmelo Anthony really haven’t brought much to the table, so everything lies on the shoulders of Russell Westbrook. That really isn’t an issue, at least in this round, but at some point someone else is going to have to step up and help Westbrook out. These two teams are evenly matched. Either team can score a ton of points, they both have big time play makers, and they even finished tied with the same record in their division. These two teams know each other well, so this should end up being a good matchup to watch, but I believe the Thunder have the edge in this one because they have the deeper team from starter to bench, and if you are an NBA fan you know the bench plays a huge part in the playoffs!

Thunder over Jazz 7 games

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Portland Trail Blazers

If Damian Lillard didn’t play in Portland he’d probably be a candidate for the MVP this season because he has carried this team from start to finish! He is on fire and can’t be stopped! You know who else is on fire though? Anthony mother fucking Davis! That guy is balling hard, it’s just too bad he gets injured every other game! This should be an interesting matchup even though most people who aren’t basketball fans really won’t give a shit given the teams. They matchup well against each other, but the difference between the two is the Trail blazers work more as a team led by Lillard whereas the Pelicans solely run through Anthony Davis. If he happens to get injured in one of these games and misses the next the Pelicans have no shot! It’s going to be a tough battle, but the Trail Blazers should walk away with the win in this one.

Trail Blazers over Pelicans 6 games

San Antonio Spurs Vs Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are not looking half as dominant as they have over the past couple of seasons, but they’re still the favorite to win it all, as they should be. The same thing could also be said about the Spurs, except they are not even close to a Championship contender. This matchup would have been fun to watch last season or the year before, but this year the Spurs have been exceptionally mediocre for their standards. I don’t believe the Spurs will make much noise against the Warriors. They haven’t been able to find any consistency this season and I doubt that’s going to change in the postseason!

Warriors over Spurs 5 games

Eastern Conference

Washington Wizards Vs Toronto Raptors

The Wizards are barely a watchable team this season and the only reason why they’re even in the playoffs is because they’re in the Eastern Conference! The Raptors shouldn’t have a problem moving onto the next round!

Raptors over Wizards 4 games

Indiana Pacers Vs Cleveland Cavaliers

No matter how up and down the Cavs season has gone so far…there is no way this matchup is even going to be close! I have a feeling the Pacers won’t even win a game in this one.

Cavaliers over Pacers 4 games

Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers are probably the biggest surprise this season. We all knew they had a bunch of great players they’ve collected over the years through the draft, but we haven’t seen most of them play due to injury. This season while they still had some injuries to overcome, they have really been one of the more dominant teams in the East. There really isn’t much going on with the Miami Heat these days. Yes they’re in the playoffs, but come on we all know that’s only because the Eastern Conference is garbage! The 76ers are coming into the playoffs strong and on fire, and while the Heat may steal a game or two, this series is going to the 6ers!

76ers over Heat 5 games

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Boston Celtics

The Celtics have pretty much dominated the Eastern Conference all season, and they’ve been able to maintain playing at a high level even though they have had to overcome numerous injuries to some of their star players. I feel like out of all of the teams in the playoffs the Celtics play all around team ball, which is why they’ve been able to overcome the injuries. It will be interesting to see how this plays out for the Celtics because as we all know the postseason is a whole different game! The Bucks are an underrated team because they’re up in Milwaukee and most people forget they even exist. They have a strong foundation, but still could use plenty of work. The Bucks should make this an interesting series, but I still believe the Celtics are the better team.

Celtics over Bucks 6 games

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Bowl LII Prediction

Wild Card Record (3-1)
Divisional Round Record (1-3)
Championship Round Record (1-1)

Super Bowl LII Prediction

Philadelphia Eagles Vs New England Patriots

Well here we are with another Super Bowl that includes Tom Brady and the Patriots playing for yet another championship! Just when you think this team is done, they kick you in the crotch, laugh, and win a championship! I am so sick to death of seeing this team win, but at the same time I respect the game of football so much that their dominance is something to marvel at. I’m actually pretty shocked the Eagles were able to make it this far after Carson Wentz was injured earlier in the season, but they’ve been able to maintain and still win games. The Eagles have the type of defense that can actually make things uncomfortable for Tom Brady, but they are going to have to get at him the ENTIRE game! That is much easier said than done, especially since you can’t ever count the Patriots out at any point in the game, even if you have a lead on them.

For some odd reason some teams get super cocky when they get a lead on the Patriots, but don’t realize they haven’t actually WON the game yet. This idiotic arrogance has cost so many teams over the years and it happens consistently EVERY single season! The teams that are actually able to get to the Patriots play the entire game and beat it down there throat and then celebrate AFTER they have won. This happens very rarely and I don’t expect this Super Bowl to be that time. This is the Super Bowl and I don’t dare pick against the Patriots in the postseason when they are playing like this. The Patriots should walk away winners again! I’d like to think it will be the last time, but that’s what I’ve been saying for years now and here they still are! P.S. the Eagles suck (I’m a Cowboys fan I had to do it).

Patriots over Eagles 28-13

MVP: Tom Brady