The Sixers looked... okay in the first half. On the road in Miami down by 5 at the break is fine, but what isn't fine is how they got there, especially when they were up a bunch after the first quarter. Their bench got torched in the 2nd, they need to step up in the 2nd half if they want to have a shot at winning game 1.
True, the Sixers usually foul more than they should, they're young. And they don't draw enough fouls when they take a lot of perimeter shots. Buuut Miami is going to get more calls, especially at home. Did I think they'd get that much, no. I think I remember someone saying during the 1st half of that game before the Flyers started that Miami has made more FTs than Philly has been to the line in their regular season games.
Iguodala has clearly been slowed by his knee injury. Even though he can't be a go to scorer and his shot selection bothers me at times I can't be too hard on him for the first two games. Things just didn't work out for the Sixers with their injuries and this matchup.
No, I don't. I don't follow basketball close enough to know the salary structure that well. I do know that 80 mill over 6 years is pretty much 'superstar' money in every other sport though.
Depends how you define superstar. Other than hockey I would say it isnt superstar money. Wouldnt be top 30 in baseball. Would be around 22 in the NFL...BUT the NFL has 50 some guys on a roster vs. 14 or 15 on an NBA roster. Player salaries will be inflated a little because of roster size difference.