NBA playoffs have always been a long, long way from reality.
And yet, there’s one constant that has stuck with fans and pundits for years: The Finals are about to be decided.
The game will be decided in front of fans at Staples Center.
And there will be plenty of them to watch.
The NBA is hosting its first All-Star Game, and ESPN Crips is using the opportunity to get the ball rolling with the most-watched basketball story of the year.
The game will feature LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
The Cripping team has been working to put together an exclusive, exclusive NBA Playoff schedule for this year, and now the first two weeks of the NBA Finals have been released.
The schedule is based on an online poll by Crippers and includes the four teams with the best records entering the playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
With the first game on Saturday, the Cavs have the best odds to make the playoffs.
But the schedule also includes two teams with playoff odds of less than 1 percent.
The Lakers, meanwhile, have the fourth-best odds of making the playoffs with a 53.8 percent chance of winning it all.
Of the four playoff teams, the Spurs are the favorites to win the NBA title.
The Cavs have a 15.6 percent chance, while the Warriors and Lakers are each at 10.4 percent.
The Spurs are in a tie for first with the Spurs at 4.9 percent.
All-Star Weekend is Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Spurs and Warriors have played three times since the start of the season, and the Lakers have played six times, the most in the league.
It will be the first time both teams have played in the playoffs since the 2012-13 season.
The schedule for the NBA Playoffs starts on March 2 and runs through the NBA Final Four on March 5.