Posted on: June 28, 2012 11:55 pm
Back in my youth, my friends would always ask me why do you always cheer for the Bucks? It was at that time the Chicago Bulls were the best team in the NBA, and were a short drive from Milwaukee, and many of my friends bandwagoned on to the Bulls and cheered for them while the Bucks were one of the worst teams in the league. Soon though things would change as the Bucks used their high draft picks, and built a team that was one of the best in the East, soon after though the team's chemistry was desroyed with the addition of Anthony Mason, and the Big 3 as they were called at the time were traded away soon after. After that, the Bucks have been mediocore fighting for the 8th seed every year, and either falling short or getting killed in the 1st round by a superior team. The only year unlike that was the Fear the Deer year where an undermanned Bucks team nearly upset the Hawks, but fell short in 7 games. So that begs the question, why are the Bucks stuck in this position?
It's actually pretty simple....Herb Kohl. Even since 1990, the Bucks have only made the playoffs 7 times and only one of those times have they actually won more then 1 series. To say that's bad is an understatement. In the NBA, it's pretty simple. You either want to be really bad(So you can accumulate high draft picks and try and build a team), a really good upcoming team(OKC Thunder from a few years ago), or an NBA Title Contender. Fair to say the Bucks are neither, and won't be until Herb Kohl is no longer owner of the Bucks and the team can get an Owner that actually wants to compete for an NBA Title. Until then, it'll be the same ole Worthless Milwaukee Bucks that make terrible draft picks(John Henson today), and overpay bad veterans(Drew Gooden).
Posted on: April 20, 2008 7:43 pm
I really don't watch much of the NBA, in fact I hate watching it. I've come to a conclusion that there are only 5 teams that can win the title the Celtics, Piston, Lakers, Spurs and Suns. Today, I watched my first NBA game in over 5 months, I watched the Lakers beat the Nuggets. Of the 5 teams I think the Lakers are the least likely to win it, with the Spurs being the most likely, and I really feel the winner of the Suns-Spurs series will go on to the NBA Finals. The one thing that helps the Lakers is that they would have an easier 2nd round matchup then the Suns or Spurs. Why? The Jazz don't have the firepower to beat the Lakers and without Yao Ming the Rockets don't have an inside presence to defend Pau Gasol. So expect a Lakers Spurs/Suns Western Conference Final with the Suns/Spurs coming out on top.
In the East expect one Eastern Conference Final and that is the Celtics against the Pistons. I really don't think that the Magic or the Raptors have the experience to stop the Pistons in the 2nd round, same with the 76ers in the 1st round. With the Celtics they could use their 2nd string against the Hawks and they would most likely win. The Hawks have nobody that could stop Kevin Garnett, so even against the 1st string the Hawks have no shot. In the 2nd round the Celtics will play either the Wizards or Cavs, and from what I think the Wizards would be a better matchup with absoloutly nobody to stop KG, and even with some decent big men I don't think the Cavs to win either. So Pistons-Celtics I like the Celtics mostly because the game is at home.
So what does this mean I really think it'll be two of four teams that'll be playing in the NBA Finals. It'll be the Celtics-Pistons against the Spurs-Suns.