BALLSTON SPA, NY – Hold on to your hats, it’s again time for a fresh set of Ebs’ Hot Takes, as A LOT happened over the weekend. LeBron James advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth consecutive season, the New York Yankees took two of three from the Boston Red Sox, Mayweather vs McGregor, horses and more…
With all that’s happened around the sporting world, we better get started!
Here’s the latest set of hot takes:
The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win the NBA Finals. Let me start by stating that the Atlanta Hawks are no joke and the fact that Cleveland swept them is extremely impressive.
As the series progressed I got more and more certain that the Cavaliers’ hot 3-point shooting stroke would cool off at some point, but it never did. They shot the lights out of the gym the entire time. Every. Single. Game. It was unbelievable.
The Cavs swept the second-best team in the East and I don’t envision, and I don’t envision them losing anytime soon, even if it’s against the Miami Heat.
The fact Cleveland has played just eight games in 31 days heading into the ECF. That’s incredible.
I understand Golden State had the best season of any team in the history of the NBA, but Cleveland is playing the best basketball in the entire league right now. And honestly, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Warriors don’t even make it to the Finals. I think it’s going to be Oklahoma City.
Also, I love the idea of Space Jam 2. And the Monstars have to steal the abilities of Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and .
Honestly, I didn’t see the Yankees finding themselves owning an 11-18 record on May 9. Sure they’re not going to win the AL East, but I can certainly envision a wild card spot.
Aroldis Chapman returns Monday when the Yankees host the Kansas City Royals, forming the best bullpen in baseball. If the Yankees can get some length out of their starters and the bats can stay healthy, things will take a 180 really quickly in the Bronx.
Please make Mayweather-McGregor happen. Pretty please with a cherry on top. “It’s possible. It’s possible,” Floyd Mayweather said in a video posted by FightHype.com. “There was a name that was shot at me. But the rumors that y’all have been hearing (are) the rumors I started. It may not be a rumor. Keep your fingers crossed. It may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter. So we just don’t know.”
Oh boy! Not only would I love to see Floyd Mayweather return to boxing and attempt to collect win No. 50, but it would be a real treat to see Mayweather take on UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
Two stars going head-to-head. It’s the fight both boxing and MMA are dying to have.
Nyquist is winning the Triple Crown. Nyquist is perfect for a reason.
Not only did the three-year-old win the Kentucky Derby in impressive fashion, but it was his eighth victory in eight tries. Even American Pharoah didn’t accomplish that.
After an impressive win Saturday it’s hard to see Nyquist losing anytime soon. Not to mention the field in the next two legs of the Triple Crown won’t be too terrorizing.