How many 3 seeds have even made the finals? Basketball is great because the best teams are the best the whole year (99% of the time).
This does not take away from the fact that we are a 3rd seed, and that's an accomplishment. But in reality, seeding matters most in the 1 vs. 2 matchup in the conference finals, where the home team wins game 7 way more often.
So yes, comparing us to other 3 seeds who also eventually lost in the 2nd round (maybe 3rd) is hating just to hate.
I didn't see anything about this when the Knicks were clearly playing an unsustainable form of basketball and now are far worse this year. You could argue that the knicks were the worst 2 seed ever last year...but no one does. why? because we're the raptors and they're the knicks
boy i sound bitter....