Why Brooklyn Won’t Win The NBA Finals

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Raise your hand if you thought it would be genius to bring in two middle-aged veterans past their prime in hopes of bringing a first-time championship to a franchise in the same division as LeBron James.

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are future Hall-of-Famers, but they're 36 and 37-years-old. It shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone to see that KG couldn't last the whole season and Pierce was fourth on the team in scoring by the end of the year. The only positive correlation one could have made in regards to the acquisition was that such veteran leadership would have helped first-year coach Jason Kidd during his transition. But I digress…

Give the Nets credit, they've made it past the first round. However, here is…

Why the Nets won't win the 2014 NBA Finals

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Rebounds per game, in which they are 29th in the league.

numbers_set_02They wear hats that say 'Crooklyn.'

Oh, Deron.

numbers_set_03They are currently playing Miami in the 2nd round.

Miami Heat v New York Knicks

You know, the two-time defending NBA champs.

numbers_set_04 Nets.com

Nets.com currently takes you to the Miami Heat website. Yup, I promise, the link hasn't been doctored. Here's why.

Surely it can't be a good omen.

numbers_set_05Jason Kidd: first year coach

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors - Game Five

From Elias: "Jason Kidd is the 19th first-year head coach to appear in a Game 7 on the road, and the first to win. The previous 18 first-year NBA head coaches lost by an average margin of 11.2 points in those games."

That luck won't continue.
 

numbers_set_06Home/Road Ratio

Numbers don't lie — the Nets are awful on the road while the Heat are great at home.

Nets road record: 16-25

Heat home record: 32-9

If the series goes to seven games the Heat will have four games at home.

 numbers_set_07No Brook Lopez

… Their star center who's been out with a broken foot since December. He would have been the Nets' only player who could have contended with Miami's center, Chris Bosh, who averages 16 points and 6 rebounds per game. No Lopez means the Heat could dominate the paint.

numbers_set_08The most exciting thing to happen at a Nets game this year involved a lint roller

Atta boy, Drake.

 

Why we're wrong

numbers_set_01The owner's wife looks like this:

The BRIT Awards 2014 - Show

Okay, so Jay-Z is part-owner, but good lord, this counts, right?

numbers_set_02Brooklyn swept Miami

It's the only time a LeBron team has been swept 4-0, ever.

numbers_set_03Maybe Paul Pierce really does have something left in the tank

 

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Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports. @JHelmuth – "Like" on Facebook.

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