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It’s no secret that I’m not a particularly close follower of the NBA. I have a decent general understanding of the state of the league just by dint of being a general sports fan, but as far as the vagaries and granular details? Not so much.

However, it’s also no secret that I’ve never let my relative ignorance with regard to a sports-related subject stop me from voicing my opinion.

And so here we are, with my standard underinformed preview of the NBA Finals.

(Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that this year’s Underinformed NBA Finals Preview is somewhat less underinformed than usual this year. As a Boston sports fan, I have maintained slightly greater than usual awareness of the goings-on regarding the Celtics. By no means should you take this as an indicator that I know what I’m talking about – I just thought it important to be transparent.)

The 2022 NBA Finals will see the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics take on the Western Conference-winning Golden State Warriors. These are two teams with significant championship history; the Celtics have a chance to retake the all-time lead in titles with a win here, though they haven’t won one since 2008. Meanwhile, the Warriors are in the Finals for the sixth time in the last eight seasons; this is their shot at a fourth title in that stretch and seventh for the franchise overall.

Recent greatness versus an effort to reignite past glory – there’s a lot of fun to be had here. So who will win?

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It’s no secret that I’m not a particularly close follower of the NBA. I have a decent general understanding of the state of the league just by dint of being a general sports fan, but as far as the vagaries and granular details? Not so much.

However, it’s also no secret that I’ve never let my relative ignorance with regard to a sports-related subject stop me from voicing my opinion.

And so here we are, with my standard underinformed preview of the NBA Finals.

This year’s championship tilt pits the Eastern Conference-winning Milwaukee Bucks against the Phoenix Suns, victors in the Western Conference. It’s a best-of-seven series that will, regardless of which team triumphs, have an historic impact.

If the Bucks win, it will mark the first title for Milwaukee since 1971, ending the league’s fifth-longest championship drought. Two spots higher on that drought list, we find the Suns, a franchise that came into existence in 1968 and has never won an NBA title. Either way, we’re getting a champion we haven’t seen in over half a century. More than that, neither of these teams have even made the Finals in a long time. We haven’t seen Phoenix here since 1993. And Milwaukee? Try 1974. Heck, the truth is that no player on either roster has ever won a championship. Zero. Like I said – historic.

So who’s going to win?

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An underinformed preview of the 2017 NBA Finals

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