what is the overreaction exactly? The Celtics have been a mid-tier level playoff team for a couple of months now. They are 18-14 since starting the year 22-4. The recent stuff is a much larger sample and probably more indicative of the actual ability of the team. The Cleveland hype is a bit much, but the Cavs clearly got better with the trade and they've always had the best player in the world. Winning a series against the Cavs was always an uphill battle because James is still that good.
The Cavs have been a trash tier team for several months now. The recent stuff is a much larger sample and probably much more indicative of the actual ability of the team.
And now the addition of Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance, George Hill, and Rodney Hood --- none of whom has helped their previous teams win games this season -- is enough to have you saying the East once again belongs to the Cavs?
Talk about overreactions.
Look, if you want to say the middle of the season doesn't matter that much and at the end of the day we should focus on the talent at the top of the roster, that's fine.
Just be consistent about it.