On the eve of the Finals, we’ve entered the Land of Endless Takes. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, once again, have the NBA all to themselves, and the sports world is trying to figure out if basketball’s superpowers are propping the league up or undermining its competitive balance. Here, Chris Ryan and Jason Gallagher bring their best takes, along with some numbers, to discuss the pros and cons of the Trilogy.
Are the Cavaliers and the Warriors Bad for Basketball?
Chris Ryan and Jason Gallagher debate the merits and the shortcomings of the NBA’s current hierarchy
Topps Spot With MLB Players, Hobby Analytics, and How Winning a Championship Affects Prices With Tom Ferrara
Mike and Jesse recap their experience at the Topps Spot event in Scottsdale, Arizona
Plus, some leftover thoughts about the draft, and reflections on what an incredible run Boston sports have had since 2000
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There’s also talk of the lackluster start to Doc Rivers’s tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks, some questions that could define the back half of the season, and more