Is the Warriors and Cavs’ dominance bad for the NBA?

Graham Cattanach

We are nearing the end of the 2016/2017 NBA season, and it is looking like the two most dominant teams in basketball over the past 3 years will meet again in the NBA Finals.

Having already swept the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors have already secured their spot, and await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals. Headlined by stars like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors have not lost a game this postseason, and have asserted their dominance once again in the NBA.

Lebron James smiles during a game in 2009. After leaving the Cavaliers to go to the Miami Heat, James returned to Cleveland in 2013.

On the eastern half of the bracket, the Cleveland Cavaliers, although having not swept every opponent faced this offseason, have been tearing their opponents to shreds, and currently lead the Boston Celtics 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Cleveland and Golden State’s dominance is nothing new. The two teams met in the NBA Finals each of the past two years, and have not faced many obstacles on the way their either.

This cycle has served as both one of the most exciting and most boring parts of the NBA season.

One one side, the chatter and excitement created whenever the two teams meet is unlike any other matchup in current professional sports. With the added bonus of many of these match-ups coming in the NBA final, a Warriors-Cavs game is a must-watch for any avid sports fan.

Steph Curry dribbles in a game against the Washington Wizards. According to ESPN, in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Curry passed Kobe Bryant for 4th most postseason 3 pointers.

There is a downside to all this dominance though. The playoffs are supposed to be a time of upsets, buzzer

 beaters and cinderella stories. In Cavs-Warriors era though, there are just no surprises anymore.


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