Let's be April Fools together

First things first: Today is April 1st.

It’s April Fools’ Day.

It’s important to keep your guard up for pranks, hoaxes and scams.

Yet it’s also an opportunity for us to come together in this thread, two weeks and change away from the start of the NBA playoffs, and open the floor for bold declarations (which, granted, could also turn out to be foolish).

Who will win the championship? Who will they beat in the NBA Finals and how many games will it take? Get it on record here so no one can take it away from you.

If you dare.

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