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JasonJohnHorn
05-02-2013, 11:36 PM
Last season the Spurs went 10-0 before dropping four in a row. The Cavs swept the first two rounds once before bowing out to the Magic. The 76ers, with Moses and Dr. J lost only 1 game in the playoffs. The Bulls only lost two games on the way to their first title. And the Lakers only lost 1 game on the way to Shaq's second title.


The 76ers and Lakers were both within one win of an undefeated playoff run. Do you think any team could ever pull this off?

Avenged
05-02-2013, 11:39 PM
Can't believe there's a team that has only lost once... That's absurd! No one will ever go undefeated.

OldStyleCubbies
05-02-2013, 11:41 PM
No.

BigBlueCrew
05-02-2013, 11:41 PM
no the league wont allow it. If the 62-10 Bulls couldnt do it then I dont really think any team could.

SMH!
05-02-2013, 11:45 PM
no the league wont allow it. If the 62-10 Bulls couldnt do it then I dont really think any team could.

What? Why wouldnt the league allow it? I think it would just be too hard, I doubt the league would do anything?

John Walls Era
05-02-2013, 11:50 PM
The Heat can in the East. Will they do it though? No.

Guppyfighter
05-02-2013, 11:54 PM
No. Not with the new CBA.

b@llhog24
05-02-2013, 11:54 PM
2013 Heat

heyman321
05-02-2013, 11:58 PM
Yes, once Cuban trades Dirk to Miami this summer to end the misery in Dallas.

Mr_Jones
05-03-2013, 12:02 AM
There is so much wrong in this thread.

numba1CHANGsta
05-03-2013, 12:06 AM
The Heat will since they have a cakewalk to the NBA championship

dhopisthename
05-03-2013, 12:10 AM
there has to be a team that wins that 65+ wins in the regular season and then get some really good matchups throughout the playoffs. I mean the lakers were 1 play away in the finals game 1 from doing it.

JasonJohnHorn
05-03-2013, 12:19 AM
I'm going to say that if a team with prime Kobe and Shaq couldn't pull it off, and that a team with prime Moses and Dr. J couldn't pull it off, then nobody can pull it off.

Krizzle88
05-03-2013, 12:21 AM
The Heat :rolleyes:

justinnum1
05-03-2013, 12:32 AM
no

sturm
05-03-2013, 05:02 AM
that would be a perfect run. but nobody is perfect. NO

bholly
05-03-2013, 05:05 AM
I think it'll happen at some point. I don't think it'll have anything to do with the supposed 'superteam trend' though, so neither option works for me and I didn't vote.

Kevj77
05-03-2013, 05:14 AM
The 89 Lakers swept the western conference after back to back titles and lost in the finals after Magic Johnson and Byron Scott pulled hamstrings.

It is possible, but the odds are against it. Shaq and Kobe Lakers wen't 15-1 and only lost one game in the finals. It would have to be a dominant team with weak compitition and the luck of not having any injuries.

PhillyFaninLA
05-03-2013, 06:15 AM
I didn't vote in the poll because of the reasons given creating an inaccurate answer for me.

I am going to say yes and it has nothing to due with superteams.

Sooner or later some team, whether a superteam or not (which are not a trend if you look at the history of the league they have always exited), will have a remarkable hot streak and maybe injured opponents and just do what is virtually impossible.

All records no matter how unlikely they are to be broken will eventually be broken.

LongWayFromHome
05-03-2013, 11:42 AM
I didn't vote in the poll because of the reasons given creating an inaccurate answer for me.

I am going to say yes and it has nothing to due with superteams.

Sooner or later some team, whether a superteam or not (which are not a trend if you look at the history of the league they have always exited), will have a remarkable hot streak and maybe injured opponents and just do what is virtually impossible.

All records no matter how unlikely they are to be broken will eventually be broken.

This.

PS - I hate when there are little notes like that on voting options that make it difficult to just say "yes".

Jarvo
05-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Heat can but wont

KingPosey
05-03-2013, 12:11 PM
no the league wont allow it. If the 62-10 Bulls couldnt do it then I dont really think any team could.

Ya and if the 72-10 Bulls couldn't do it either you know it's hard.

benzni
05-03-2013, 12:13 PM
I don't think so

tr3ymill3r
05-03-2013, 12:16 PM
if a team like the heat get on a roll and catch breaks where guys are out or hurt or injured, they could easily go 16-0.

ManRam
05-03-2013, 12:24 PM
probably not. never gonna say "never", but it's just so unlikely.

the heat won't sniff it this year. the east is down, and now the west might be a little too, but they lost 7 games last year when being the clear best team as well. the gap might be bigger now than then, but they'll falter a few times. probably when the role players have a huge off night with the 3 point shot.

blahblahyoutoo
05-03-2013, 12:48 PM
we're better than last year. the addition of birdman and ray allen makes us a lot more formidable.


probably not. never gonna say "never", but it's just so unlikely.

the heat won't sniff it this year. the east is down, and now the west might be a little too, but they lost 7 games last year when being the clear best team as well. the gap might be bigger now than then, but they'll falter a few times. probably when the role players have a huge off night with the 3 point shot.

Bruno
05-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Last season the Spurs went 10-0 before dropping four in a row. The Cavs swept the first two rounds once before bowing out to the Magic. The 76ers, with Moses and Dr. J lost only 1 game in the playoffs. The Bulls only lost two games on the way to their first title. And the Lakers only lost 1 game on the way to Shaq's second title.


The 76ers and Lakers were both within one win of an undefeated playoff run. Do you think any team could ever pull this off?

lets ignore the fact that kobe led the 2001 post-season in win shares.

Miami has a shot this year, considering all the injuries.

ManRam
05-03-2013, 01:30 PM
we're better than last year. the addition of birdman and ray allen makes us a lot more formidable.

i don't disagree...and i suggested that too.

losing 7 games to losing 0 games is a huge jump, even for a team that's (slightly) better.

Quinnsanity
05-03-2013, 01:33 PM
If not for one insane Iverson game the Lakers would've done it. Miami has an outside shot at it, but I think it would have to be asterisked because of no Rose, Rondo, Westbrook etc... the Lakers beat the Jail Blazers, Webber's Kings, Duncan's Spurs and Iverson's Sixers. Nothing Miami could do this year would top that.

Hellcrooner
05-03-2013, 01:49 PM
No.
Wahts more i think the league instructs refs to drag the series around as long as they can in order to make money from having more games.

MrfadeawayJB
05-03-2013, 01:57 PM
I don't see it happening

utl768
05-03-2013, 02:42 PM
miami this year

RaiderLakersA's
05-03-2013, 03:22 PM
I'm going to say that if a team with prime Kobe and Shaq couldn't pull it off, and that a team with prime Moses and Dr. J couldn't pull it off, then nobody can pull it off.

Agree.

RaiderLakersA's
05-03-2013, 03:24 PM
I also agree that the Heat have a chance of doing it this year. But if they do, it will be the most ho-hum trip to the championship ever. It may yet be that anyway.

RaiderLakersA's
05-03-2013, 03:25 PM
No.
Wahts more i think the league instructs refs to drag the series around as long as they can in order to make money from having more games.

Well, the league wouldn't have to encourage the refs. The refs get paid per game, so they'd probably drag out a series or two unprompted. Haha

Aust
05-03-2013, 04:03 PM
If it's ever going to happen, it'll happen this year. The Heat couldn't have gotten an easier time with basically every team having injuries/players out.

Raps18-19 Champ
05-03-2013, 04:05 PM
Probably not. Deep in the playoffs, its stars vs stars. A team will drop at least 1.

FreakaNashur
05-04-2013, 03:14 AM
The 89 Lakers swept the western conference after back to back titles and lost in the finals after Magic Johnson and Byron Scott pulled hamstrings.

It is possible, but the odds are against it. Shaq and Kobe Lakers wen't 15-1 and only lost one game in the finals. It would have to be a dominant team with weak compitition and the luck of not having any injuries.
that ****er was allen iverson. he beat a team with shaq and kobe. he has a ring and a half in my book.

TeamSeattle
05-04-2013, 04:06 AM
As an NBA Fan I wouldn't want to see this happen with any team. You need some sort of balance to maintain people's interests.

LAcowBOMBER
05-04-2013, 05:25 AM
Probably, the Lakers only lost that first game in the Final against the Sixers or they would have done it. So they still won 4 in a row against the Sixers. I don't know when we will see a team that good again but it'll probably happen at some point

RaiderLakersA's
05-04-2013, 05:48 AM
that ****er was allen iverson. he beat a team with shaq and kobe. he has a ring and a half in my book.

Sorry, but no, Iverson does not deserve a percentage of a ring just because he won 1 game and then gets broomed like a little dust bunny for the next 4. Put any other superstar in that situation and we'd ridicule him to no end.