Two things I'm seeing a lot of people say/believe that I don't really understand: 1. The Bucks are a top 2 team in the league and a legitimate title contender. Did no one else watch them get absolutely dismantled by Kawhi and the Raptors last year? The blueprint for stopping Giannis has been identified, so until the dude develops a jump shot, I just don't see them having what it takes to win it all. 2. If Kawhi wins this year, he will enter into the top echelon of players with guys like MJ and LeBron. I've seen people point to his number of titles at his age in comparison to MJ and LeBron. Can we take a look at his title winning teams? He won his first title with the Spurs, one of the undeniably best run franchises in the NBA, with a 20+ year track record of success and one of the hands down best coaches in the league. He had 3 hall of fame players who, though they were on the back end of their careers, were still very serviceable, and one of them is a top 10 player all time. He was 3rd on the team in scoring, 6th on the team in assists, and tied for 2nd in rebounds. He was obviously great defensively and led the team in steals, but this Spurs championship was as much of a "team" effort as you can get. He won last year with the Raptors. They beat a Warriors team missing its best player and missing its 3rd best player for significant time in the Finals. On top of that, the Raptors had the 2nd best record in the NBA the year before he arrived, so let's not pretend he dragged a team full of scrubs to glory. He was the piece that sent an already very talented team over the top against a team that had major injuries to key players. It is what it is. The Clippers title is obviously hypothetical at this point, but let's assume he gets it. They were a playoff team IN THE WEST last year, and you're adding another very solid player in PG, who many people think is a top three 2-way player in the league. All titles are not created equal.