In response to KingShaq's comment:
So fill in the blanks:
If the Spurs don't make it to the Finals, _____________
If the Celtics don't make it to the Finals, ______________
Don't forget, the Spurs/Celtics fail to make it to the finals more often than not. Now, you are trying to use a non-representative sample (small minority) to illustrate your point. But knowing your ignorance, can't blame you for that....
[QUOTE]But if you're only 5-3 in the Finals, it's not a sure thing that you'll be champs because it has been proven that you lost to 3 different east teams in the Finals.
The Celtics only lost to the Lakers and the St.Louis Hawks in the Finals.
Your Lakers even have a losing record to the Knicks in the NBA Finals.[/QUOTE]
But it's not a sure thing that the Celtics will make it to the finals. As a matter of fact, it's a long shot. Its odds (31.8%) are even less than the Lakers winning in the finals (51.6%). So in other words, I like the chance of the Lakers winning in the finals than the Celtics making it to the finals.
That's what I mean when you move the entire field when you lose an argument. I never said anything about making it to the Finals. All I said was if a team makes it to the Finals, what that team does in the Finals determines how great that team is. The Finals is where the pressure to win is at its highest.
Again, just say the Lakers are a crappy team and you'll feel much better.