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Is Taylor Swift Eras Tour influencing and deciding who will win the NBA Finals?

The Taylor Swift Era's Tour has taken to country by storm. After the whole pre-sale fiasco, the multi-Grammy award winning artist sold over over 2.4 million tickets on the first day of presale alone, making it the most sold by an artist in a single day ever. The frenzy has now infiltrated the NBA finals.

The conspiracy theory that is circulating the internet is that Taylor Swift is cursing the NBA playoffs. Her sold out performances across the United States are influencing the outcome. Look at the timeline of events that support this hypothesis.

  • Phoenix, Arizona: March 17th/18th - Taylor Swift kicked off her tour at the State Farm Arena in Glendale, Arizona (about 12 miles from where the Phoenix Suns play)

  • OUTCOME: Suns lose to the Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals.

  • Philadelphia. Pennsylvania: May 12th/13th - Taylor Swift performs at the Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles.

  • OUTCOME: The 76ers fall to the Celtics in Game 7, one day after Swift's Philly stop.

  • Foxborough, Massachusetts: May 19th/20th - In the pouring rain, thousands of fans gathered to watch Taylor perform at Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots.

  • OUTCOME: The Celtics couldn't get it done against the Heat, after rallying from a 3-0 deficit.

She also had additional stops on the tour including MetLife in New Jersey (which neighbors New York and the Knicks and Nets failed playoff attempts), as well as Chicago (Bulls), Atlanta (Hawks), and California (Lakers and Warriors). All of these teams fell short of their playoff aspirations.

Next month, Swift will be performing at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Can the Nuggets beat the curse? Could this all be just a crazy coincidence? Well, we will find out soon enough. I mean, it is pretty odd that the tour isn't stopping in Miami, let alone Florida at all. Did she hammer the Heat to win in the preseason at +1600? It's expected that she'll earn about $500 million after this tour, if she sprinkled a fraction of that on Jimmy Butler's heat, that would equate to some insane numbers. If Taylor's version is right, then it might be time to double down on the Heat to win it all.


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