2019 TORONTO RAPTORS

THE RING’S THE THING: 50 YEARS-50 CHAMPIONS.

A daily tribute to past NBA championship teams from the 1970 New York Knicks to the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers.

Kawhi Leonard leads the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title 4 games to 2 over the Golden State Warriors. Leonard is named Finals MVP for the second time in his career.

Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Danny Green, and Norman Powell, all major contributors.

Nick Nurse is the head coach. It was his first season in charge.

2018 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

THE RING’S THE THING: 50 YEARS-50 CHAMPIONS.

A daily tribute to past NBA championship teams from the 1970 New York Knicks to the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors win back-to-back titles. Their 3rd ring in the past 4 years.

Facing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth straight season, Golden State sweeps them, 4-0.

For a second straight Finals, Kevin Durant is named MVP.

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, JaVale McGee, Shaun Livingston, Jordan Bell, Andre Iguodala, help lead the way.

Steve Kerr once again is the head coach.

2017 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

THE RING’S THE THING: 50 YEARS-50 CHAMPIONS.

A daily tribute to past NBA championship teams from the 1970 New York Knicks to the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors win their 2nd title in 3 years.

For the third season in a row the Warriors played the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. Golden State wins in 2017, 4 games to 1.

Kevin Durant is named MVP of the Finals.

Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and David West, all key contributors. Steve Kerr is the head coach.

MARK FEW

The Gonzaga men’s head basketball coach on a “Zag” basketball player.

“Plays with a chip on his shoulder with an incredible quiet confidence. So values winning over everything else that he’ll do anything to help his team win. He cares deeply about his teammates.”

Source: Interview on the Doug Gottlieb Show.

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2016 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

“THE RING’S THE THING: 50 YEARS-50 CHAMPIONS.”

A daily tribute to past NBA championship teams from the 1970 New York Knicks to the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers.

FINALLY!

In a rematch of the 2015 championship, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Golden State Warriors 4 games to 3. It is the Cavaliers first championship.

Things didn’t look too good for the Cavs as they lost the first two games of the series, and they trailed the series 3-1. But they managed to bounce back and win the city’s first pro sports championship since 1964.

LeBron James is named MVP of the Finals. He became the first player in NBA history to lead all players in a playoff series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Not even Michael, Kareem or Bill Russell did that.

Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love, Richard Jefferson, Iman Shumpert, and Matthew Dellavedova all key contributors. Ty Lue head coach.

2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

“THE RING’S THE THING: 50 YEARS-50 CHAMPIONS.”

A daily tribute to past NBA championship teams from the 1970 New York Knicks to the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4 games to 2. It was the Warriors first title in 40 years.

Andre Iguodala named MVP of the Finals.

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston all key contributors. Steve Kerr is the head coach.

2020 NBA DRAFT

This may be one of the craziest drafts ever.

Tonight on ESPN at 8:00 PM the NBA will conduct their annual draft.

To me, Obi Toppin from Dayton is the best player. But for some reason the “experts” think LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman or Anthony Edwards are going 1-2-3.

Who knows what will happen?

Remember back in 2013 when Anthony Bennett went first to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

In the same draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo went 15th to the Milwaukee Bucks.

We know how those two players have worked out. Bennett played 4 years in the league and averaged 4.4 PPG. Giannis just won back-to-back MVP’s.

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