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FanPulse results: Bucks are favorites, MFFL confidence drops

We all need the All-Star break

Dallas Mavericks v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

It’s Valentine’s Day. Manufactured love is in the air! I hope you and yours are enjoying life and Luka as much as me and myself are. As it’s it’s also Friday, it’s time for a lovely version of SB Nation’s FanPulse!

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This week, you, the fans, voted on who you think will win the NBA Championship. Obviously, as we’re a Dallas Mavericks site, we’d be the first to say that the Mavs are winning it all. We’d be wrong, but you wouldn’t fault us for our enthusiasm. That’s what you want to see too. Maybe in a few years time.

Since the Mavericks weren’t even an option in this week’s poll, we were left to pick someone else. Overwhelmingly, you (and I) chose the Milwaukee Bucks as this year’s champion.

It’s a safe bet. They have Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’s having an MVP season—again. The layperson might not know much about the rest of the team, but they have the best point differential in the league. That’s no small feat. They are absolutely clobbering teams (aside from when the Mavericks visited them).

On to those Mavericks.

It’s the All-Star break. Luka Doncic is in Chicago meeting President Barack Obama. Who cares what else he does? That’s pretty cool. As he soaks in the spotlight of the NBA’s biggest popularity contest, the rest of his teammates are off enjoying some much needed R&R somewhere in the world. Kristaps Porzingis, for one, is spending his time on a beach in Mexico. Very Dirk of him.

Back home (and abroad) Mavs fans are left mulling the season up to this point. There have been some hiccups for sure, but overall things are looking good. That doesn’t necessarily reflect how fans are feeling, though.

When you cast you votes, Dallas was reeling. The wee prior saw the team absolutely obliterated at home by the upstart Memphis Grizzlies. Back then, Luka’s return seemed doubtful to happen before the All-Star break. And while KP was balling, deficiencies in the rotation began to make themselves known.

This is the lowest fan confidence has dipped since Week 9. That’s saying something. However, as time moves on, things should get better. Take the long break to think positive thoughts. Make a wholesome meme about Luka and smile at it. Share it with us when you post it.

Until next time.