The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are both undefeated in this year's playoffs. Many are wondering if this dominance is bad, not only for the NBA, but for sports in general. All this talk is due to the fact that both teams have destroyed the opposition easily, as both have swept two series to get to their respective Conference Finals.

The warriors are now up 2-0 on the Spurs and the Cavaliers took Game 1 with a dominant 117-104 win over the Celtics. The real question shouldn’t be their dominance but the level of competition that they are both facing.

It would be a different story if the series went to 6 or 7 games. It could just be the fact that both teams are head and shoulders above the rest of the league.


The Warriors and Cavaliers are on a collision course to meet in the 2017 NBA Finals for a third straight year. Some have argued that such dominance is bad for the NBA. It’s interesting to note that back in the 1960’s the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers met 6 times in the Finals, including 3 times in 4 years.

It’s true that there have never been two teams that faced off in the Finals for three straight years, but this isn’t the first time that two teams were dominant. The Celtics especially were the more dominant team in the 60’s, as they won 6 NBA titles.

The Lakers also made it to 6 Finals in that decade, even though they lost every single one to the Celtics.

It is still very impressive that those two teams faced each other in the Finals that many times. What these two teams have accomplished over the last three years is certainly remarkable, with both teams winning a championship against the other.

In other sports, the New York Yankees have 27 World Series championships and the New England Patriots have 5 Super Bowl wins.

Could this be the trilogy?

It would be fun to see the Cavaliers and Warriors play for a third straight year. It would definitely be a first if they both make it to a third straight NBA Finals. While those saying that this level of dominance is not fair for the league as a whole, perhaps it will be the catalyst that pushes other teams to get better and want to compete.

At the end of the day, with the NBA Championship on the line, it's about seeing the two best teams in all of basketball compete for a title, and that should be something that every NBA fan can get behind. With the way that things are currently going, it does look like we will see another Warriors vs Cavaliers match-up.