Coming out of seemingly nowhere the team shocked the bet on the NBA finals establishment and came out of the season as the best team in the Eastern Conference. But 2008 has been a different story and if Cleveland wants to repeat as the NBA finals betting representative from the East this season it certainly has its work cut out for it.
NBA finals betting experts have put the Cavs chances of repeating as conference champs as very slim. On paper, this is an odd development considering all the personnel changes the team went through since its failed NBA finals betting bid. Fans that bet on the NBA finals expected this team to only get better with a year of experience under its belt but that hasn’t been the case. In fact, down the critical season ending stretch the team’s NBA finals betting chances seem to be getting slimmer by the day.
A huge reason for the reversal of fortunes of this team in terms of NBA finals betting chances is of course related to James’ health. Anyone that bet on the NBA finals last season knows that this team completely revolves around James and if he’s not 100% the team’s NBA finals betting dreams are in the toilet. At present James is plagued by back spasms which has done nothing to put wins on the board or convince fans to bet on the NBA finals in the Cavs favor.
But if LeBron can somehow get healthy before the playoffs, the team still has a reasonable chance of being featured in the NBA finals betting. Boston and Detroit are the clear favorites in the East but the Cavs have not been completed dismissed from the NBA finals betting picture yet. Orlando has sewn up the three seed but does not appear to be a lock in the battle for the NBA finals betting.
As unlikely as it seems, the Cavs could still reach the NBA finals betting stage, but it will take a super human performance from King James