It’s a pretty exciting time with two major sports championships happening at the same time. Here’s what you need to know.
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5 Reasons You Should Get Excited About The NBA and NHL Finals
1. If you’re having déjà vu over the NBA (National Basketball Association) finals, you're not the only one. This is the fourth straight meeting of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors in the finals, with the Warriors taking home two championships to the Cavs one. HISTORY
2. Here’s something you don’t hear often, LeBron James and his Cavs are the clear underdogs (especially at the sportsbooks). James is the only Cavs player to play in all four matchups against the Warriors and is playing in his eighth consecutive finals. Think about what you were doing in 2010 (it wasn’t playing on Instagram because it hasn’t been invented yet). That was the last time James was not in the NBA finals.
3. While the NBA finals are a matchup of familiar foes, the battle for the Stanley Cup (NHL – National Hockey League) is the most unlikely scenario featuring the Vegas Golden Knights, in their first year as an expansion team, and the Washington Capitals, who have never won the cup and haven’t been in the finals in 20 years. A GUIDE TO THE FINALS
4. The pregame ceremony before a Golden Knights game is pure Vegas-style and is a must see. Not only is it a who’s who of celebrities but anything can happen and it does during the pregame on the ice. (A live tiger, fire or Lil Jon? No problem). Fans are not only tuning in for the entertainment but for great hockey with game one already setting record TV ratings. A DIFFERENT KIND OF PREGAME
5. The Golden Knights are the first expansion team to reach the finals in 40 years. The team’s roster is made up of “misfits,” as they call themselves, who were selected from the other 30 NHL teams in a draft. (Want to know more about how the team came together? Here’s a quick video explanation). At the beginning of the season, the odds were 500-1 that the Golden Knights would win the Stanley Cup. If you would have bet $10 on the team then, you could be the proud owner of $5,000, if they win. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. PLACE YOUR BETS
- The NBA finals start Thursday night and game two of the quest for the Stanley Cup is tonight in Vegas. (The Golden Knights are up 1-0). Both series are best-of-seven games.
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