NBA teams work so hard to get to the playoffs. Think about it, you have the full offseason of training, preparing your mind and body for the grind of an 82-game season.
Couple that with a grueling 2-week training camp and you quickly realize that being in the NBA is more than just showing up and playing the game. There’s practice, film sessions, shootarounds, individual workouts with coaches, and traveling from city to city. These are just a few of the things that contribute to the daily grind of an NBA season.
Its hard work!
So when that 82-game marathon comes to an end, its got to be an accomplishment to get into that 16 team race for the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
But as we all know, there’s only 1 winner at the end. 15-teams are going home disappointed. So imagine the disappointment of those teams who didn’t even get a chance to taste a playoff victory.
Yep, you just got SWEPT!
Houston and Boston were barely able to avoid the broom, but the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks were not as fortunate.
For the Lakers, the season couldn’t come to an end any sooner. A season that started with so much promise and championship aspirations, quickly turned into a disaster. Coaching changes, injuries, player turmoil…you name it, the Lakers had it. Now they literally limp into the offseason with tons of questions and uncertainty. Will they amnesty Kobe? Is Dwight Howard coming back? Does Laker nation even want this guy back?
For the Bucks, other than Brandon Jennings, no one thought they had a chance vs the Miami Heat. I think they were just happy to be there. They got a chance to experience the playoffs and hopefully this beatdown will spur the young guys to improve their games. A nice season for them, but they’re not close to contending.
Regardless of the storylines, both teams got the broom treatment. So In honor of the Lakers and Bucks getting swept unceremoniously out of the playoffs, Tragic Johnson would like to dedicate to them the Broom Dance….take it away Turbo!
– N.D. Face