All true. And yet at the same time, wouldn’t it be the Bullsiest thing ever to go up 2–0 on the road as an 8-seed, then lose all three home games and drop the series in six? Feels like the perfect ending.
But this would impact the all-important STATS. LeBron isn’t going to play 15 minutes and finish with a 10/3/4 stat line. Same with any of the max player guys with major brands. The league is far too stat-driven. Contracts on and off the court are always (perhaps unfairly) driven by on-court measures.