The NBA playoffs are finally here. The NBA playoffs are a lot different than the NCAA playoffs. The teams that dominate the regular season are usually the ones that end up making it to the finals. In the past there has never been any number eight seeds upset number one seeds. This is because the playoff series' are 7 possible games which lets teams make more mistakes without losing the whole series. I like the NBA playoff format better than the one game matchup that the NCAA does. It really shows who the better teams actually are and makes the playoffs more exciting. This season most people have chosen the Golden State Warriors to at least make it to the NBA finals and in the Eastern Conference most have the Cavaliers. With the comeback of Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are a title contender at this point seeing what the eastern conference has become. Like Mark Cuban, I want the NBA to make the top 16 teams get into the playoffs instead of the top eight from each conference. One downside to this is the travel that teams would have to do in order to play teams that are across the country. I really don't see it as a big deal having NBA players fly on chartered first-class planes that are better furnished than my house.
My predictions for the NBA Finals are the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls. I really wanted the Indiana Pacers to make the playoffs because that would have been a close series in which I would have picked the Pacers to win. The reason why I picked the Chicago Bulls is because I have seen that Derrick Rose is finally back. He is taking it cautious right now at the end of the season with limited minutes. With how dominant the Golden State Warriors are on the offensive and defensive end, I don't see how they could lose other than injuries holding them back but I don't see that being an issue at this point in the season.