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Chronz
01-23-2019, 04:02 PM
Heres mine

18 Warriors, no one
17 Warriors, hella no one
16 Cavs?
15 Warriors, the Spurs who lost in r1 as a result of a seeding glitch
14 Spurs, no one
13 Heat, no one (if the Spurs couldn't)
12 Heat, Spurs.
11 Mavs, no one, team of destiny

10 Lakers and 09 Lakers, I seriously think the 60 win Cavs could match up with them, they just suffered injuries at the worst times

08 Celtics, the Spurs.

07 Spurs, the 1 seeded mavs only lost due to very unique circumstances only the we believe dubs could exploit. If not then then the Pistons who got LeBoned.

06 Heat, I honestly believe the Suns could have ran them out the building and that the Heat preferred a team like the Spurs but both are solid choices.

05 Spurs, wouldve lost if the Heat were healthy but lots of bad injuries this year. I think a healthy Rockets team could've pushed them.

04 Pistons, no one.

03 Spurs, healthy Mavs or Kings. Prolly the kings tho.

Threepeat Lakers. No. One.

Hawkeye15
01-23-2019, 04:25 PM
04 Pistons- a healthy Wolves squad matched them very well.

WaDe03
01-23-2019, 04:33 PM
2005 and 2011 still haunt me. Possibly 2 more championships and FMVPs for the GOAT 😔

Tg11
01-23-2019, 05:30 PM
If you are doing alternate reality here

18- Cavs/Rockets had CP3 been healthy and if other injuries hadn't hampered them; I think Houston could have beaten Golden State to go on to face Bron in the Finals. Cavs/Rockets...LeBron going up against Harden and CP3 could you imagine?

17- Cavs/Warriors was destined to happen regardless

16- If OKC hadn't choked...Durant and Westbrook could have beat GSW; we would have got Cavs/Thunder in the Finals

15- Cavs/Warriors...bound to happen either way

14- Heat/Spurs again was destiny
13- Pacers/Spurs if PG-13 and the crew had not choked

12- Celtics/Thunder could have gone down if Boston hadn't choked against Miami

11- Mavs/Heat was bound to happen
10- Celtics/Lakers was destiny
09- Lakers/Magic was destiny either way

basch152
01-23-2019, 05:37 PM
I always just wonder how many championships the pistons get if they draft wade.

they almost undoubtedly win 04-07, 08-10 they still would have been contenders, then would have lebron and bosh still have joined wade in Detroit after that? if so you're talking about potentially 6-8 total championships at a minimum.

FlashBolt
01-23-2019, 05:41 PM
I always just wonder how many championships the pistons get if they draft wade.

they almost undoubtedly win 04-07, 08-10 they still would have been contenders, then would have lebron and bosh still have joined wade in Detroit after that? if so you're talking about potentially 6-8 total championships at a minimum.

Pistons were deep at the wings position. Hindsight is 20/20 but they decided to go for fit and thought Darko would have made sense. They passed on Melo for the same reason.

Chronz
01-23-2019, 06:26 PM
If you are doing alternate reality here

18- Cavs/Rockets had CP3 been healthy and if other injuries hadn't hampered them; I think Houston could have beaten Golden State to go on to face Bron in the Finals. Cavs/Rockets...LeBron going up against Harden and CP3 could you imagine?

17- Cavs/Warriors was destined to happen regardless

16- If OKC hadn't choked...Durant and Westbrook could have beat GSW; we would have got Cavs/Thunder in the Finals

15- Cavs/Warriors...bound to happen either way

14- Heat/Spurs again was destiny
13- Pacers/Spurs if PG-13 and the crew had not choked

12- Celtics/Thunder could have gone down if Boston hadn't choked against Miami

11- Mavs/Heat was bound to happen
10- Celtics/Lakers was destiny
09- Lakers/Magic was destiny either way

Its alternate reality where the champs face new opposition, not teams that we already know lost to the champs, they had their chance and failed

Rivera
01-23-2019, 06:39 PM
09- Lakers/Magic was destiny either way


this **** still haunts me. Courtney Lee misses a layup in game 2 to win

Hedo forgets how to shoot free throws in the 4th quarter of game 4

Magic could have easily been up 3-1 smh

WaDe03
01-23-2019, 11:09 PM
I always just wonder how many championships the pistons get if they draft wade.

they almost undoubtedly win 04-07, 08-10 they still would have been contenders, then would have lebron and bosh still have joined wade in Detroit after that? if so you're talking about potentially 6-8 total championships at a minimum.

Wade would finish top 10 ever and ahead of Kobe.