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How to Solve Failed Transactions at Paymaya with the Help of ECPAY

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Philippines – On July 26, 2017, I personally experience the problem of Paymaya Apps unscheduled service maintenance that leads to many failed transactions throughout the country on that day and not just Paymaya it also includes the services of Smart load, Smart Money, Smart Padala and even the services of my internet service provider PLDT also encountered problems when it comes to internet speed and their landline.

The problem starts for me when I cash-in two Paymaya account’s via Cliqq Kiosk at 7-11 on Wednesday morning around 7:30 am on July 26. One account is amounting to P2000.00 while the other one is P1, 000.00, both Paymaya accounts was transferred successfully as seen in the monitor of 7-11 cashier. Upon receiving the receipt I went home and act normal as everything was fine.

At home, I started to browse a particular website to buy an online product, but when it’s time to pay with my Paymaya account it was declined, so I checked my Paymaya Apps and learn that their system is currently on service maintenance, I also noticed that there are no notifications that was sent through my mobile via text message which is the normal process when paying at 7-11

At that time I’m a little bit worried then i decided to search Paymaya FB Page, in their page there is an Advisory saying of unscheduled service maintenance that causes several failed transactions to all Paymaya users, many users are complaining including me but all we have to do is wait until their system is back?

On July 27, 2017, as of 8:00am, Paymaya posted another advisory on their page saying that their system is now up and okay and apologizing for the inconvenience and thank you for bearing with us yesterday. Upon seeing the advisory I quickly checked my account, but sadly the amount that I cash-in from yesterday is still not there, although there are some users commenting on their page that their money is now seen in their account. But many are still missing their cash-in at 7-11.

I did send a message to Paymaya Cares but sadly as one of many users who complaint of their services there are no answers back from them? Maybe they are too much busy assisting another customers or complainant? So I decided to return to 7-11 where I cash-in my money to inform them that the money I cash-in from yesterday did not push through?

The 7-11 supervisor asked me if I still have the receipt of the transactions, I said yes and I give it to him to verify it in their computer. In a few minutes that passed the supervisor return to me and said that they will text me within an hour as they await the confirmation from ECPAY on what steps should be needed?

I wait for the whole day, but no text is coming from the supervisor so I decided to search ECPAY of Friday morning on July 28, 2017, and successfully find their FB Page. I send a message of my concern and I was impressed that they quickly responded to my message, asking me and even called me on what is my Paymaya mobile numbers to check the transactions so that they can inform 7-11 to repeat the process.

They instructed me to return back to 7-11 where I cash-in the money to repeat the process as instructed by ECPAY, The 7-11 branch agreed to me to repeat the process and with a couple of seconds a confirmation text was received from Paymaya that my transactions was successfully transmitted and things are back to normal.

I think ECPAY served as the 3rd party that connects 7-11 Cliqq Kiosk and Paymaya, so if you encountered the same problem don't hesitate to contact ECPAY in their website or FB Page.

Again this is based on my own experience just don’t lose your receipt until you are sure that your transaction was successful? And by the way the ECPAY Customer Service even called me to inform that both my Payamaya accounts transaction went successfull on that day! Very awesome job ECPAY!

Will Derrick Rose Resurrect His Career in Cleveland?

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NBA – On July 25, 2017, former MVP and 3-time NBA All-star Derrick Rose signed a 1 year deal worth $2.1 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose contract with the Cavaliers was his lowest contract since entering the league and despite having many suitors or teams that can give him a much better salary this season Rose decided to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers under a minimum salary for an NBA veteran.

Derrick Rose was drafted by the Chicago Bulls as the #1 pick overall in the 2008 NBA Draft and later that year he wins the “Rookie of the Year”, since then he has been the face of the Bulls, a title contender and a treat to the LeBron James team in the East. In 2011, Derrick Rose became the youngest player in the NBA to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award at age 22 years old ending LeBron James possible 3rd straight MVP.

Rose career with the Bulls has been a mixed of good and bad, the Bulls have always been a title contender every season and a treat to LeBron James whether in Miami or in Cleveland when Rose is healthy? And due to frequent injury that Rose encountered every season his faith with the Bulls slowly fades away, not until he was traded in 2016 sending him to the Knicks where he play for the 1 season and again was ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee.

Derrick Rose was once an NBA Superstar in his early years and perhaps top ten point guard in the league with less versatility, at age 28 he is still young and way more to go in his NBA Career if only his injury will not cheat him? Rose injury front caused him from being a max player of averaging $21.32 million salary last year in Knicks uniform and now down to a minimum veteran’s fee of $2.1 million with Cleveland.

Now that Derrick Rose will join forces with his former rival LeBron James in Cleveland will his career revitalized? Especially that Kyrie Irving demanded a trade out of Cleveland, Rose will have more playing time at point guard position and perhaps help the Cavaliers reach their 4th straight NBA Finals appearance and wins his first ever NBA Championship?

Why is it Kyrie Irving Demanded a Trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers?

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NBA – NBA Champion and 4-time NBA All-star Kyrie Irving is in the hot seat today after several rumors in the National Basketball Association (NBA) that the superstar point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers requested a trade from the Cavaliers.

Irving has been part of the last three NBA Finals appearance of the Cleveland Cavaliers and in fact he is the one who made the clutch 3-points shots or “The Shot” in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors and that also gives the first ever NBA Championship of the franchise ending a 52 years of drought of any major sports championship.

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But why Kyrie wants out of Cleveland despite LeBron James is still on the roster for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 NBA Season and their team are still highly favored of returning back to the Finals? There are several rumors that Irving was disappointed after his name was included in a trade against former Indiana Pacers Paul George and former Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler? Despite the trade didn’t make it, the failed trade leaves Kyrie Irving unhappy?

Another rumor is that Irving wants to be the guy or the main man on a team that he will be the first options unlike in Cleveland he is only second to LeBron James that obviously runs the team and finally Irving also doesn’t want to be left behind in the 2018 Free Agency if LeBron James decided to leave Cleveland for the second time? Irving already announces if James leaves, he also wants out of Cleveland?

Kyrie Irving demanded trade is just rumors and speculations for now, but the rumors shakes the faith of the Cavaliers chance of returning back in the Finals despite LeBron James the best player on the planet is still there, he will need a sidekick like Kyrie Irving to be able to compete against the super team Golden State Warriors.

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers granted Kyrie Irving’s demanded trade? Or keep him till 2019 and waits in 2018 NBA Free Agency where LeBron James biggest free agency in on the line? Let’s wait and see this coming day!

James Jones Named as Sun’s VP of Basketball Operation

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NBA – This NBA Off Season several NBA Players and NBA teams made their move of improving their teams and as player some of them made a supermax contract, others luckily gets a veterans minimum contract while others choose to end their career to pursue another path in their life and one of them is the 3 time NBA Champion and the only player on today's generartion aside from LeBron James to reached an amazing seven consecutive NBA Finals appearance he is none other than the so called “Champ” James Jones.

James Jones was reportedly planning on retiring at the end 2017 – 2018 NBA Season but the rumors happens immediately when the news broke down on July 19, 2017 when the Phoenix Suns organization named James Jones as the new Vice President of the Suns basketball operations.

The news ended the 14th year NBA Career of James Jones, ending his seventh consecutive NBA Finals appearance, ending his longtime teammates with LeBron James that dated back on their years in Miami Heat and also ended the promise of LeBron James that as long he is playing, James Jones is not allowed to retire? But maybe LeBron was allowed to break his promise as it may look like that Jones has chosen a much better career or path rather than his role in Cleveland Cavaliers.

James Jones has been a role player throughout his illustrious NBA career he has never been an all-star player but always plays an important role in the locker room, NBA players and former teammates who known him praises him of good character as a teammate, a class act, a mentor, one of the greatest professional basketball player and even LeBron James who considered him as his best teammates of all time.

Sadly, that James Jones career is come to an end as NBA Player but gladly to see that he's on a new path as VP of basketball operation of Phoenix Sun, congrats to the “Champ” on his new chosen career!

Martial Law in Mindanao Might be extended till December?

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Philippines – The Martial Law in the country was implemented by President Rodrigo Duterte after a terrorist attack by the Maute Group in the City of Marawi in Mindanao despite the law is only applied for the whole Mindanao and does not include Luzon and Visayas, many Filipinos are still afraid of the said law as they remember the nightmare of the Martial Law during the Marcos regiment where many human rights was violated.

The Marawi Crisis started on May 23, 2017 when some unknown people with arms and explosive devices takes over the City of Marawi which later known as the Maute Group. As soon as the news brought to the president, the president quickly cut short his visit in Russia and declared Martial Law upon his arrival in the country. Since then many soldiers and terrorist has been casualties of the said crisis which also includes civilians.

As the war between the Government forces and the terrorist goes on the government later known that they are not only dealing with Maute Group but as well as the Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist groups and international terrorist ISIS.

For now, the crisis in Marawi is almost on the second month of the war and the forces of the government believe that it’s nearing its end?

Meanwhile, President Duterte requested to the congress to extend the Martial Law in Mindanao for 5 more months or till the end of this year? But many politicians are parted with the president's request? Some say that it’s too long while others are in favor and according to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the residents of Mindanao are in fact in favor of extending the martial law so he does not find any reason for the president's request to be denied?

LeBron James Holds the Record for the Most ESPYS Best Player Award

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NBA - Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James did not win in this year 2017 NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors nor the NBA Regular Season Most Valuable Player (MVP) but at least he was recognized by the ESPY Award as they named LeBron James as the 2017 ESPYS NBA Best Player.

ESPY Award is the short term for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award it is a yearly award giving bodies that started in 1993, recognizing the individual talent and team athletic achievement in any sports each year.

In the National Basketball Association (NBA) the very first award given for ESPYS NBA Best Player Award was given to the Greatest of All-time (GOAT) Michael Jordan. Jordan won the award 4 times as a member of the Chicago Bulls he won it in 1991 and 3 consecutive years in 1997, 1998 and 1999 where the Bulls made their second three peat NBA Championship.

Aside from Michael Jordan, there are also several players that win the award multiple times, Hakeem Olajuwon had 2 awards, Tim Duncan with 2 awards and Kobe Bryant also with 2 awards while LeBron James has the most award wins with 6 ESPYS NBA Best Player the most in NBA History.

LeBron James currently holds the most ESPYS NBA Best Player Awards with 6, he had in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. in 2009 he won the award despite not making in the NBA Finals while in 2012, 2013 and 2016 where he won the award he had 3 Championships 2 rings as a member of the Miami Heat and 1 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

While in 2007 James wins his first award in 2007 as he becomes the first player in NBA History to win the prestigious awards despite losing in the NBA Finals over the San Antonio Spurs and in 2017 James repeated it again by winning the 2017 ESPYS NBA Best Player Award in another NBA Finals loss to the Warriors. Aside from James, Kobe Bryant also wins the award in 2008 in a losing effort in 2008 NBA Finals over the Boston Celtics.

Both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are the only two NBA Players that won the award despite an NBA Finals loss that year.

James Jones on Rumors of Retiring?

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NBA – 36 years old and 3 time NBA Champion James Jones is on the verge of retiring after several reports circulated in the web that LeBron James favorite player of all time will be playing his final season (2017 – 2018 NBA Season) and probably retired as NBA player?

Jones is on his 15th season a milestone that he admitted that he never thought could happen, as a kid he only dream that one day he could enter the NBA and perhaps play for 4 years but his expectation exceeded and now he will be playing his 15th season with the Cavaliers and for the last time play together with his long teammates LeBron James.

Jones, was drafted in 2003 by the Indiana Pacers the same year where his teammates LeBron James was drafted as the #1 pick overall, since then Jones has become a journey man in the NBA throughout his career he has played in 5 teams, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat and now with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In those 5 teams that he played the Miami Heat is the most years he stayed with 6 years.

Jones is just a role player, he has never been a superstar player or all-star player and despite his limited minutes in playing on his later years in the game, he contribute in other ways, his presence in the locker with his team his voice, guidance and advice gives strength and motivation to his teammates and to the team.

LeBron James once said in an interview in ESPN that James Jones aka “Champ” is his favorite player of all time and as long that LeBron is playing he’s going to be around, he’s not allowed to stop playing and LeBron will make sure that he will get a roster spot for the “Champ”.

LeBron James and James Jones has been teammates since 2010 when LeBron join the Miami Heat both players won their first two NBA Titles in Heat uniform and after the 2014 Free Agency LeBron reunites with his former team Cleveland Cavaliers bringing James Jones to the team and they won their 3rd NBA Title and made 7 consecutive NBA Finals as a duo in this modern era.

Report also say that whatever happen this upcoming season whether the Cavaliers wins a NBA Title or not Jones is gone for good? Will James Jones finally end his NBA Career as player after this 2017 – 2018 NBA Season or will LeBron James proved his words that as long he is playing the Champ is not allowed to retire? Let’s wait and see.

James Harden Tops Stephen Curry’s Richest Contract

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NBA – On July 1, 2017 as soon as the 2017 NBA Free Agency kicks off the defending champion Golden State Warriors did not waste any time re-signing their franchise player and 2 time MVP Stephen Curry giving him the richest contract in NBA History of 5 years, $201 Million. Curry is the first player to sign the supermax contract thanks to the NBA and the new television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports.

The deal on Curry marks the status of supermax contract in the NBA and on the same day where Curry got his richest contract Blake Griffin quickly followed after re-signing with the LA Clippers in a 5 year deal, $173 million. Griffin is the 2nd player to sign a supermax contract.

Gordon Hayward also made it to the list of supermax contract after signing a 4 year deal, $128 million with the Boston Celtics.

While the massive contract of Stephen Curry’s seems no longer be beaten in this year free agency for the richest contract, but On July 8, 2017 the Houston Rockets and James Harden agreed to sign a four-year deal, $228 million contract extension, which surpass Stephen Curry's own richest contract in NBA history that holds only for a few days. For now Harden may look like he will hold the record for at least a year not until LeBron James becomes a free agent in the 2018 Free Agency.

Speaking of LeBron James, who top the highest salary of the 2016 – 2017 NBA Season after 14th season in the NBA will take a sit back for now as several players this coming season will be ahead of him for the highest salary, but will surely get’s back in the 2018 Free Agency when he became a free agent if he decided to opt-out in his Cavs contract and for sure he will get his own supermax? The question is will he be the richest contract in NBA history? Let’s wait and see in 2018.

Marines Replacing SAF as the New Security in Bilibid Prison

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Philippines – The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) was once again in rumors of massive illegal drugs and drug trading after several reports saying that the alleged illegal drugs in the penitentiary is back again and the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is allegedly involved in the case?

PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, quickly went to Bilibid Prison to question the loyalty of his SAF policeman that was assigned as guard in the penitentiary upon hearing the rumors of alleged involvement in the illegal drugs?

In-front of his SAF policeman in Bilibid, the PNP Chief threatened them that if proven guilty, they will be brought to Mindanao to fight the terrorist group “the Maute Group” in Marawi.

Because of the scandal facing by the Special Action Force (SAF) guards in Bilibid, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces that members of the Philippine Marines will replace the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) as the new guard of the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) following the alleged emerging chaos of illegal drug trafficking in the national penitentiary.

Abella also said that PNP Chief General Ronald dela Rosa had already contacted with President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the deployment of Marines to Bilibid. Abella also pointed out that the Duterte administration will not stop in resolving the problem of illegal drugs inside the national prison in the country.

For now, the rumors of illegal drugs and drug trading in the Bilibid is currently under investigation and anyone who is found to be involved will be handled of proper punishment under the law.

Will the Philippine Marines finally stops the illegal drugs happening inside the penitentiary? Or they might end like the previous guards that corrupted the system? Let’s wait and see and hope for the best for the marines and the government to finally end this very long problem.
source: Abante

Kevin Durant Took Less Money to bring back Free Agent Teammates

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NBA – 2017 NBA Champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant is expected to re-sign a 2 year deal worth $53 million with his current team Golden State Warriors, sacrificing an estimated $9.5 million for a max player in order to bring back some Warriors key players that helps him to get his very first NBA title.

Durant decided to opt-out of his contract before the free agency even start just to give way to the Warriors management of taking their business of re-signing free agent key players that help the team in capturing the 2015 and 2017 NBA titles against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to sources Kevin Durant will be receiving a $25 million in the first year of his contract while a player option for the 2nd year where he will have the chance to decide if he will stay with the Warriors or go for the max with other teams? Either way Durant is expected to opt-out on his 2nd year of his contract.

The Warriors key players that successfully re-sign with the team are David West, Shaun Livingston and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Igoudala. West signs a 1 year veteran minimum worth of $2.3 million, Livingston agreed to sign a 3 year deal worth $24 million, while Igoudala who almost leave the Warriors because of the salary differences agreed to a 3 year deal worth of $48 million.

Now that the Warriors key players are back and Durant expectation of re-signing back the Warriors are now almost complete in defending their title this upcoming season along with other Warriors superstar Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry to form the Warriors Super team.

Meanwhile, 2 time MVP Stephen Curry, who also entered the 2017 Free Agency quickly re-sign by the Warriors for a max contract of 5 year deal worth of $201 million. The curry’s contract becomes the richest salary in NBA History.

Boxing Enthusiast Shock by the Results of Pacquiao/Horn Bout

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Boxing – On June 2, 2017, the Philippine pride Manny Pacquiao an Eight division champion and the reigning, defending WBO welterweight champion of the world faces the much younger and unbeaten Australian challenger Jeff “The Hornet” Horn. The Historical match was scheduled for 12 rounds of boxing where the WBO welterweight championship is on the line. Thousands of boxing fanatics attended the event at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland in Australia.

Pacquiao who’s already 38 years old gives a 9 years, disadvantages in age against Horn, who is only 29 years old of age, aside from the age Pacquiao is also much smaller than Horn giving 4 inches differences in height, but Pacquiao has all the advantages when it comes to experiences and as a matter of fact Pacquiao is the favorite of winning the fight.

As the bout starts both fighters give their best in the fight that exceeded to 12 rounds of boxing both fighters are bloody mess all over their face, Pacquiao suffered two accidental headbutt that caused the bleeding in his head while Horn has a serious cut near his eye that flows all over in his face.

The bout was a great fight both fighters give their all till the last bell of the 12 rounds, Manny Pacquiao seems he had this fight as many boxing experts and analyst see’s it from round 1 to round 12 but when the decision was announced all three judges see’s it differently as they favored the hometown fighter by giving a unanimous decision all in favored of Jeff Horn.

The boxing world suddenly erupted in social media, giving sympathy to Manny Pacquiao, many netizens expressed their emotions that Pacquiao was the true winner, he was robbed twice already and the fight was the worst decision in boxing history.

Despite the controversial loss of Manny Pacquiao, he is entitled of a boxing rematch against Jeff Horn by the end of this year, which included in their contract and Pacquiao already clear that he will not retire despite the loss.

Meanwhile, boxer Timothy Bradley, who lose twice to Manny Pacquiao in their own trilogy said that he see Pacquiao winning the fight, but then again the match is in Australia that’s why the fighter from Australia was declared the winner of the fight?

Stephen Curry Surpass LeBron James for the Richest Contract in NBA History

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NBA – The Golden State Warriors superstar and 2 time NBA Champion and also a 2 time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is perhaps the luckiest player today in the NBA. Curry, who just recently won his 2nd NBA Title with the Warriors and now sets an agreement with the Warriors management making him the richest contract in the NBA history after agreeing a super max contract of 5 year deal worth of $ 201 million.

On July 1, 2017, as soon as the free agency hits the market the Warriors management did not waste any time re-signing Stephen Curry in a maximum contract which the later agreed upon. Curry, who led the Warriors in 3 consecutive finals appearances is considered one of the most underpaid players in the league only receiving an estimated $16 million a year despite his sudden rise and fame in the league.

Stephen Curry is more likely will be the highest paid NBA Player this upcoming 2017 – 2018 NBA Season? Unless Kevin Durant ask the same or more salary from the Warriors management? But defining the new contract of Stephen Curry marks the new basis or standard for a player who has the caliber of super max contract.

Last year highest paid NBA player LeBron James with more than $30 million salary congratulate Stephen Curry on his post in his twitter account, James is also a max player who will also hit the free agency next year and more likely expected to set a new record for the richest salary in NBA History whether he resign with the Cavaliers or going somewhere else like the rumors of going to LA Lakers?

Meanwhile, Paul George was reportedly traded to Oklahoma City Thunder with few hours before the free agency starts, he will join the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to help the team in a much better position in the Western Conference.

2017 NBA off Season Trades and Rumors

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NBA – As the National Basketball Association is currently on break, almost every team in the league is trying to make improvements in their lineup to be able to compete in the upcoming 2017 – 2018 NBA Season. 

Currently there are 30 teams in the NBA and 29 of those teams are trying to find a way to improve their roster to have a chance to make it to the post season and perhaps the chance of beating the super team and reigning NBA Champion the Golden State Warriors.

The teams in the Western Conference will be getting a hard time to pass and eliminating the defending champion? As long as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are all healthy the Warriors are still favorite of winning the Western Conference through the NBA Finals.

While the Eastern Conference will be a highly contested between the favorite Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics this upcoming Season? The reigning Eastern Conference Champion is still the favorite of returning back in the Finals, especially that there are rumors that Paul, George might land in Cleveland if the trade became successful in exchange of Kevin Love.

Recently, there are several all-star players that have been traded and some of that trades are shocking and unexpected.

Former Atlanta Hawks Dwight Howards was traded to Charlotte Hornets and Dwight is not pleased of that move by the Hawks, 

Jimmy Butler the face of the Chicago Bulls unexpectedly traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who taught that Butler will be seen in another uniform aside from the Bulls? 

Chris Paul the heart and soul of the LA Clippers traded to the Houston Rockets to join James Harden, is this move makes the Rockets more of a contender against the Warriors?

While the most awaited rumors on where Paul George will land this off season? Will he join the Cavs and chase his first ever NBA Finals appearance and perhaps a Championship ring with LeBron James?

Gordon Hayward is also another big name in the free agency that more likely landed in Boston Celtics? If he landed in Celtics he will give the team a better competition if they somehow face the CAvs in the post season? 

Let wait and see this coming days on where the other NBA Players and superstar will land their talent?