I would probably take the Thunder (of course I'm biased) but it's really hard to tell because their new roster is so different and hasn't played together at all. The Durant-Westbrook-Ibaka trio is proven and Adams has been with them for a deep playoff run, but guys like Kanter, Augustine, Waiters and Morrow are still new to the mix. Perkins and Thabo are gone now, and they were with them and starting for all of their deep playoff runs.
No? You think that there wouldn't be a winner? That's an interesting answer.
Oklahoma City playing Oakland would piss the Iraqis off so bad they would blow up the stadium with all the players inside? The TV ratings would be so terrible the league would be forced to cancel the series?
You might be conflating two of my crackpot theories with each other here. This is a combination of me thinking OKC should have kept Harden and traded Westbrook and me thinking that Andrew Bogut is the second coming of Bill Russell.
That all depends on whether Kanter starts playing a tiny bit of defense and whether young guys like Roberson, Lamb, Adams, McGary, and whoever they get with the 14th overall pick this year continue to develop. One thing this OKC staff has certainly excelled at is getting premium performance out of young talent. Durant, Westbrook, Harden, and Ibaka all improved their game significantly in OKC. I have no reason to believe that Billy Donovan and Monty Williams won't continue that tradition.
I know there's a way to do it with ESPN because they have an app now where you can watch ESPN channels with certain providers. But is there a way to watch TNT games? I'm asking because I'll be at work and will be missing the games tonight and it really sucks.
Does this, in any way, affect his legacy in your opinion? Do people look at 2007 and 2015 and not use it against him because of how bad those teams were? What about the two losses with Miami on stacked teams? Let's say he ends his career 2-4 and doesn't get back to the Finals (unlikely, I know)...
The Warriors rise to the Championship is really a feel-good story about a small/medium market city putting together a winning team without resorting to the "Superteam"...