When has there ever been another favorite outside of the Spurs, Thunder and Heat over the last few seasons?
Dallas wasn't a favorite when they won. No, Memphis was never considered "favorites", but they were always considered a dark horse team that could win it all. Let's not act like everybody had them as an easy out come playoff time.
Its pretty funny how "getting swept by the Spurs" gets brought up along with injuries, but you never hear about the injuries that the Grizz had to endure during those times and throughout each of the last several seasons. Did I make an excuse the year we lost to the Clippers in the 1st round because Zbo was only 60-70% healthy? Nah. Did I make an excuse that OKC won only because Rudy Gay was out when Memphis took the almighty Thunder to 7 games in the 2nd round? Nah.
Damn, with the way DatZ and JJ talking, teams should be lining up to play the Grizz in the 1st round. It should be an easy out for any team I'm assuming.
During that time period you were claiming yall were better without him though, because OJ was cooking.