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NBA Finals: How To Pick The Winning Team While You...

NBA Finals: How To Pick The Winning Team While Your Nails Dry

The road to the NBA playoffs has been quite the buzz around my house.  Mostly I just nod and smile and take another sip of my Angry Orchard while my husband tries to “engage” me in conversation about the underdog story that is/was OKC, but the NBA Finals are here none the less.  The two teams that will be playing in the NBA Finals are The Golden State Warriors (who won it last year and is headed up by Steph Curry; more on why you need to know him here) and The Cleveland Cavaliers (which the name of that team really doesn’t matter, LeBron James IS the Cleveland Cavaliers and that’s what you need to know…Golden State vs. The LeBron’s should suffice. Here’s some good to know info on LeBron James right here).  The NBA Finals can last up to 7 games long and are typically every other night, so ladies, we might be in for a long couple of weeks of highs, lows, and mood swings, and I am not talking about from your kids.

So I thought it was fitting to come up with this little guide to help you pick which team you should “go” for and let’s be honest, even if you do pretend to “watch” the game with your man while painting your nails, you aren’t really paying attention to NBA scores, who’s got the ball, who’s dunking on who, or who is in foul trouble and that’s Ok.  You won’t need to know any of that with this simple formula to pick your NBA Finals winner.  Answer these questions for yourself, and see who YOUR winner is (maybe don’t put money on it tho…)! Let’s go ahead have first things be first shall we…

1. Who Has The Hottest Starting Lineup?

THE GOLDEN STATE STARTING 5

steph-curry-gq-1215-01Stephen Curry

klay-thompson-golden-state-warriors-anta-signature-shoesKlay Thompson

andre-iguodala-named-twice-men-s-style-director-1104272-TwoByOneAndre Iguodala

Title6Draymond Green

167739913Andrew Bogut

THE LEBRON’S STARTING 5

lebron-james1LeBron James

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J.R. Smith

19026044-mmmainKevin Love

2015 NBA Finals - Game ThreeTristan Thompson

To each his/her own but I am going to have to go ahead and go with The LeBron’s.  I’ll give Golden State 1.5 points (1 for Steph Curry…those eyes tho, and a half point for Andre Iguodala for his style).  But, The LeBron’s Take it with with 4 points (1 for Kevin Love who really should get two points because…look at him, 1 for Kyrie Irving, 1 for Tristan Thompson who low key looks like Usher+ Denzel, and 1 for LeBron…he’s alright, but he’s LeBron so he had to make the points list).

2.Who Has The Best Team Mascot?

(I’m a sucker for a good mascot, I was my high school mascot “Boomer”…Go BEARKATS!)

 GOLDEN STATE MASCOT

None…I don’t understand how there is not one person in the whole Bay Area that doesn’t want to get in a plush costume and dance around for money!

THE LEBRON’S MASCOT

They Have Two!

cleveland-cavaliers-mascot-moondogMoon Dog

cleveland-cavaliers-mascot-sir-ccSir CC

Welp…no points for Golden State on this one and 2 for The LeBron’s (Cleveland Cavaliers)!

3. Who Has The Best Team Colors?

GOLDEN STATE TEAM COLORS

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THE LEBRON’S TEAM COLORS

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I have to say, I am a sucker for blue and gold because those were the colors of my elementary, middle school, AND high school (Go Bearkats!)  So 1 point to you Golden State! YAY! You’re on the “board”!

4. Who Has The Better Looking Dance/Cheer Team?

GOLDEN STATE-  The Golden State Warriors Dance Team

Warriors-Girls

THE LEBRON’S- The Cavalier Girls

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I try not to be a judgy girl when it comes to other girls, but hey, I do love a good pageant and a good reality show when a bunch of girls live in one house and compete for something.  So I will be as gentle as possible when I say the team I am picking has the least orange skin, and most “diversity”.  I have to give the point to Golden State…and that’s all I am going to say about that.

5. Who Has The Cooler City?

GOLDEN STATE- Oakland, CA

Oakland

THE LEBRON’S- Cleveland, OH

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Yikes.  There’s not much to go on with this one.  I can’t say that I have been to Oakland.  I’ve been through it on may way to Napa, but it wasn’t a place where I wanted to stop and check out the “views”.  Let’s see.  You can see the Golden Gate bridge from there which is nice I guess.  Oakland is on the other side of the San Francisco Bay so it’s a short trip to San Fran which is really fun and has lots of stuff to do.   If Golden State played in San Fran then they would be the clear winner of this round…but…Oakland…
Then there is Cleveland.  They have a few things going for them.  The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, They are on the shores of one of the Great Lakes (I couldn’t tell you which one), and it’s a sports town which would be fun to catch a game every once in a while.  So, I’m giving it to The LeBron’s on this one. Because although both are kind of lame, Cleveland is the least Lame.

So total it up!  What was your score?  I have Golden State at 3.5 Points and The LeBron’s at 7 points.  Looks like I am going for the Cleveland Cavaliers!  See, wasn’t that easy?! I am pretty sure my Husband, who actually looks at stats and points, and NBA scores, is going for Golden State so we will be a house divided on this one.  Also…

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Kevin Love again…

I am officially changing the name of The LeBron’s (formally known as the Cleveland Cavaliers) to The Kevin Love’s .  The Kevin Love’s will be the NBA Finals Champions!

 


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  1. Cam aka Britt's Husband

    2 June

    Wrong! I’m going for The Lebrons.

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      2 June

      Awesome babe! Let me know how it turns out for us…I’ll be painting my nails and Instagramming I’m sure.

  2. Haha I love your take on this! How fun!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      2 June

      Thanks for checking it out Jaclyn! Did you come up with the same result?!

  3. This was a cute article. So fun!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      2 June

      Thanks Naomi! I’m glad you enjoyed the read!

  4. Heather

    2 June

    Just 2 words…. Kevin Love……. *sigh*

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      2 June

      I. Know. Thanks for checking out my post Heather!

  5. I love me some Lebron James, so you know who I’m rooting for!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Hopefully LeBron can get his team of hotties together because it’s not looking good right now 🙁

  6. Haha this is too cute! I’m still wishing the Celtics were in it this year *sigh

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Thanks Catherine! Better luck next year Boston!

  7. Nikki

    3 June

    I’m with you on the whole Kevin Love thing, but I’d have to say I find more of the Golden State team to be better looking, I can’t stand Lebron so I think he brings down the team in the looks department. Love this breakdown though :)!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Haha! Well looks aside, you might be on to something. I think the Warriors might win it the way Cleveland is playing! Thanks for reading!

  8. brittany

    3 June

    This is a tough one! I love Curry and his outward faith but I also like LeBron… I am going with the Warriors!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      You may have the right idea on this one! I may have played it wrong given the outcome of the past two games! Love, Curry’s outward faith and how humble he is too!

  9. This was a great round up for the NBA finals and was super fun to read. I’m with you Kevin Love, yesssss. However I would not be upset with Curry taking it home too.

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Thanks! I have seen Kevin Love all season on a State Farm commercial but I didn’t really pay attention and realize how cute he was until doing this post. Wowza!

  10. Jessica

    4 June

    What a fun post!!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Thank you Jessica!

  11. Nicole

    4 June

    Thank you for all the eye candy! LOL

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Ha! You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Ha! This was fun. You could make this an Instagram challenge or something to make a “nails bracket.”

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Thanks! What a great idea! I’ll have to work on something like that for sure!

  13. Shasie

    5 June

    Um I may have enjoyed this post a little too much. That’s a lot of attractive men all in once place! Hahahaha. Glad I discovered your blog through the group!!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      Haha! There are some cuties! Thanks for checking SS out! I really appreciate it!

  14. Linh

    6 June

    I love Curry! What a fun post 🙂

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      6 June

      I love him too! Thank you for reading!

  15. Ashley J.

    6 June

    Ok so this is an adorable way to approach sports writing. Puke worthy cute 🙂

  16. Lindsey

    7 June

    I love the way you broke this out! So cool!

    • Brittany Bertuzzi

      7 June

      Thanks Lindsey! Thank you for reading!

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