It was only a matter of time, a consistent manager with a previous 3rd place finish (2011-2012), and a bittersweet runner up last year, iamgine has finally broken through with his guard heavy 3s attack to claim the Premier League Basketball Championship in a 5-4 win over Pocahontas.
In a competitive matchup that took until the final day to be decided, iamgine managed to scoop his normal FT, 3s, PTS and a sneaky FG win. However, it was that championship heart
that appeared when imagine claimed the rebounds category, a category in which his squad was 2-21-0
this season and nearly 2,000 total rebounds below team Pocahontas this year. An unbelievable category upset that surely swung the match. The matchup could have been a blowout (Pocahontas category wins of assists, steals, and turnovers separated by 10, 2, and 4 respectively) but also could have been a Pocahontas title. Overall, despite the standard difficulties of managing the end of the season NBA mess, it was a compelling and exciting finish to another great season.
Team iamgine was anchored by James Harden who continued to put up monster numbers all season long. This team took a huge leap when Khris Middleton (and to a lesser extent JR Smith) turned it on midseason in what is surely the turning point of iamgine's season. Week 15, iamgine was managing a 6-7-1 non playoff roster before finishing the season on a scorching 8-1 record that propelled him to this title (only loss coming at the hands of the #1 seed). Other shoutouts to Demarre Carroll who put up a top 60 season from outside the preseason top 100 (and Mike Conley despite his lackluster finish to the season). Special playoff shoutout to Zach Lavine who put up a top 25 ranked 21/7/6/2 on 45/88 in the stretch drive. Finally, and most importantly, shoutout to the Orient express, the once and future King, I'm talking about the man, Jeremy Lin. What can you say that hasn't already been said? He put up 14/5/2/2 on 30% in the finals which swung exactly 0 categories, but you can't put a price on the drive and determination Jeremy brought to this team before iamgine ruthlessly dropped him. I know Jeremy holds no ill will and looks forward to resuming his role as the 13th man on the iamgine 2015-2016 roster. Congratulations Jeremy, you are indeed, the real MVP.
Quick shoutout to team Pocahontas who had a quality playoff run which included murdering my own season, along with that of the #1 seed and heavy title favourite Overdosed Redux. The same horse which propelled him into the final matchup (Boogie Cousins) ultimately betrayed him due to end of the season shenanigans. What ultimately ended up a very deep and talented roster thanks to some key late season pickups (notably Matt Barnes), this squad also featured Marc Gasol, Goran Dragic, John Wall, Danny Green, Markieff Morris, and Derrick Favors. A quality 2nd place finish from team Pocahontas who will be on the hunt to repeat the performance iamgine has just completed (runner up to champion in 2 years). Shoutout to Trey Burke for that 1-11 performance on the last day of the season, you doing the Lord's work Trey, thank you.
Thank you everyone for a great Premier Basketball Season and once again congratulations to champion iamgine.
Onto baseball where Clown Team Bro is already in the process of attempting to defend his title from last year. Was the 5-5 tie fest of last years playoffs a fluke or can he repeat the task more emphatically this time? The summer should be interesting.
Good Luck All!