Originally Posted by DukeDelonte13
what have the thunder done that the cavs didn't? get to the finals once? be disappointing?
It's not just about results...it's about building a quality team.
Again...this is the problem with delusional Cavs fans. You think Lebron left for no reason or that he has a flaw or something. He left because you gave him shit to work with for 7 years and basically had no future.
Take a look at the the differences;
KD is now in year 7....the same year Lebron left.
The Thunder have been contenders since 2011. They have a superstar in Westbrook who is 25 years old. Ibaka is a great 3rd guy...he's 24. Reggie Jackson is a fantastic 6th man...he's 23. They have a beast of a prospect at center with Adams. Perry Jones and Lamb are both promising and they are 22 and 21 respectively.
And they have an extra pick in the draft this year.
So not only have the Thunder been contenders since 2011, but they have a brighter future on paper than any other team in the league.
The Cavs never gave Lebron a player as Ibaka his entire team in Cleveland. Mo Williams, probably the best player Lebron had, would be the 5th best player on the current Thunder.
Even worse, the Cavs were old as ****.
Look at what the Cavs were running out;
Big Z (old)
That is what the Cavs had the year Lebron left. It's laughable how bad that is for the future. They had nothing. And they weren't even close to as good as the Thunder are now when healthy.
Please stop comparing the two situations. Durant would be a moron to leave....Lebron absolutely had to leave in order to win.
And I'd also like to point out...that the current Cavs should be in a position to trade some of their young players and picks for a true star. Like Kevin Love, but most likely they can't, because a guy like Love won't agree to stay for sure.
That is an issue Cavs fans try to sweep under the rug.
Again, we all want the Cavs to be good. We want every team to be better. It's way more fun to watch the league. The West was amazing this year. The East was shit. And it's not as fun. If there were 5 more good teams...that NBA would be so much better. And it's frustrating when teams like the Wolves and Cavs squander a lot of what they've gotten.