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I'm going to update my predictions until the start of the regular season. I'll leave it until the season ends, along with Espn's Prediction, so that those that see it can compare the two with what actually happens in the NBA & witness how truly BEAST I am at making predictions. When the season ends, a percentage/stat will be made to determine how accurate I was with the predictions along with ESPN to see who is better. You will cower at your previous thoughts once you see how spot on I was. It will be something to admire. U mirin?
Rules for statistics:
-One point for the team being two spots off
-Two points for the team being one spot off
-Three points for choosing the right spot for the team
-Total will be out of 90
2013-2014 NBA Bracket Prediction
Espn's Bracket Prediction
2013-2014 Predicted Award Winners
Most Valuable Player: Kevin Durant
Defensive Player of the Year: Lebron James
Most Improved Player: Anthony Davis
Rookie of the Year: Victor Oladipo
Coach of the Year: Doc Rivers
Scoring Champion: Kevin Durant
Sixth Man of the Year: Harrison Barnes
Field Goal Percentage: Deandre Jordan
3P Percentage: Kyle Korver
Free Throw Percentage: Kevin Durant
Rebounding: Dwight Howard
Assists: Rajon Rondo
Steals: Chris Paul
Blocks: Serge Ibaka
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And allow me to restate your last quote
"To continue off of this, let me adjust my saying by adding "Just because a team is higher in the standings, doesn't ALWAYS mean that the team is better." Notice how I added always. This agrees with what you said about the Heat, but disproves the comment (that again I'll add) "if your team is higher than the other teams in the conference, you are BETTER than them."
what you just said can mean a lot of things for different people.
I can sit here all day and say " The Clippers are better than the Lakers because theyre higher in the standings" while another person would say " The Lakers would be fourth place rather than the Clippers if Kobe, Nash, and Dwight were healthy."
NO matter how you look at it, the Clippers are clearly better than the Lakers just because theyre HIGHER in the standings. and unless they can do something about it like the Bulls did by beating the Nets, most people will think like I do and assume a team is better than another team because theyre ranked higher
you are actually helping me prove my case even more
you brought up the Memphis Grizzlies defeating the San Antonio Spurs in 2010. while the Grizzlies were the eighth seed, you have to realize that the Spurs were banged up right before the playoffs. Manu Ginobili was without a doubt our best bench player that season. unfortunately, he injured his shoulder. Duncan, on the other hand, was fatigued and started wearing a leg brace. keep in mind that we had Antonio Mcdyss playing C, so the workload for Duncan was increased even more.
aside from Parker, who was nothing of the player he is compared to now, those two were our deciding factors. when Manu went down and Duncan became slow footed, we stood NO chance. Richard Jefferson just made the situation a lot worse when he didn't fulfill up to his expectations.
my point is, if you don't want me to bring up health as a factor to determining which team is better based on the standings, then don't bring up the Spurs/Grizzlies 2010 series.
Knicks were arguably better than the Pacers until Amare went down, Carmelo started having a bum shoulder, and Chandler with leg problems.
I will give the Bulls MAJOR credit for taking the healthy Nets to their limit
Denver was higher than GSW in the standings, but injuries to Andrew Bogut, the anchor to their defense, and Brandon Rush, who was expected for a breakout season, hampered their chances
In conclusion, i will AGREE with you that health plays a huge role in determining which place a team is in, but again, the FACT that you mentioned the eighth seed Grizzlies beating the first seed Spurs when you CLEARLY knew the Spurs were at their weakest, you were basically contradicting yourself
"At your last comment. Just because a team is higher in the standings, doesn't mean that the team is better"
that's like saying just because the Heat is first in the East doesn't mean theyre better than the Bobcats. if your team is higher than the other teams in the conference, you are BETTER than them
and your point about the Grizzlies beating the Spurs in 2011
1. Manu Ginobili injured his arm
2. Tony Parker was a good player back then, but nothing like his right now
3. This was the season when Duncan was in decline. He was heavier in 2011, and had an aging Mcdyss playing by his side
4. Richard Jefferson was a straight up bust. im glad he is gone
look at what happened with a new look Parker, a healthy Ginobili, a new SF in Leonard, a lighter Duncan, and a young, defensive center in Splitter. they DESTROYED the 2013 Grizzlies
u got the Grizzlies ranked a bit too high the Rockets are not better than the Warriors
your predictions suck brah :(
Good predictions, but why are The Jazz, Nets, and Pelicans so low?
lol I saw that one
imagine the look on his face when Lebron left :(