Thread: Raptors Discussion: v26: Chuckers Gonna Chuck II: Chuck Harder
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02-24-2013, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Suntouchable13 View Post
The thing that I would hate about making the playoffs is giving Bosh the satisfaction of beating us in the first round. I would hate it. Not saying that I don't want to make the playoffs, it will just sting to just be fodder for the Miami Heat.
But imagine the satisfaction that would come with upsetting the heat and knocking bosh out in the first round...

Then again, bosh already won a championship, I doubt he's holding much of a grudge against toronto and I don't see much reason to hold one against him.

Originally Posted by The Nemesis View Post
I don't think it's wrong. If the Raptors make the playoffs, it's going to be as an 8 seed. Which means they would play Miami and they would get destroyed. So if we're going to lose a draft pick, we might as well lose it this year in a weak draft and not have the spectre of that hanging over the team's head for the next few seasons.

And honestly the idea of the playoffs being a learning experience is BS unless you can compete to some degree. Getting smoked in 4 straight teaches you nothing. Except that you're not good enough yet. Which is something you can also learn by finishing 9th in the conference.
This train of thought reminds me of a parable about a guy who prays to god for help during a flood. People come to rescue the man via boat, life raft, and helicopter, and the man turns them all away saying he believes god will save him. The man drowns in the flood, and when he gets to heaven he asks god why he didn't answer the man's prayers, and god say's "are you kidding me, I sent you a boat, a liferaft, and a helicopter!"

If you can make the playoffs, just get in and go for the ride! Otherwise you're saying that the only time it's worth making the playoffs is when you're a top 4 team in the league, and that may not happen in my lifetime.

I also think a lot of the top teams, because they ride stars so hard, are the most prone to decimating injuries, which can always even up a playoff series quickly.

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