The 2015 NBA playoffs begin with the pre-postseason memes focusing on how scary the San Antonio Spurs look, the guys that didn’t make it and how weaker the Eastern conference is compared to the West.
It hasn’t stopped Las Vegas from giving the Cavaliers the best odds to win the championship, despite being a number two seed in the East. Maybe it’s because their form in the second half of the season, and also their rivals in the first round of the playoffs, the Boston Celtics.
The Spurs ended up being sixth in the incredible close and tight West, which means no home court advantage in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers, who probably aren’t too happy with their first round rivals.
And there are also the players who won’t be in the postseason: Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony for a second straight year, Dwyane Wade and also the tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, despite Westbrook’s best efforts.