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The NBA Finals start tonight! The Miami Heat vs. the San Antonio Spurs, who do you have? The Spurs have been off for nine days and I doubt that they have been able to replicate game time scrimmages and rigors of battling in an all out war. The Heat were pushed to the limit, but came across victors in a game seven showdown with the Indiana Pacers. King James proved why is the best player in the NBA (stay tuned for Pierce’s riveting article on King James) and lifted his team to the NBA finals. Gone are the Big Three in Miami, this is James back in his days with the Cleveland Cavs. D Wade showed up in game seven, but will his ailing knee bothering him throughout the playoffs? I think the two of the Big Three will show up in the Finals.

But…

The Spurs are the best team in the NBA. Tim Duncan has looked better than ever and is chasing his fifth championship… Yes..FIFTH! He is a three-time Final MVP and has probably the best supporting cast of the two teams. He is arguably the best player in his generation! The Spurs also have Greg Popovich. I heard a comparison that he is the NBA’s version of Bill Belichick and I can’t argue that.

Tonight is the NBA finals. I wish I was watching it at a bar, but word is one of the NY Sports Nutz is on the IR. I have the Spurs winning in seven and Tim Duncan getting his fourth Finals MVP! And I’ll be at home watching it on TV.

Did the rest do Miami in?

 

Last night the Memphis Grizzles eliminated the LA Clippers. The Grizzles came back to win four straight and bump the high-flying-highlight-reel Clippers out of the playoffs. This raises the question, how good are the LA Clippers?  CP3 is a great player! But what is Blake Griffin? Zack Randolph abused Griffin in this series and at one point last night pinned him for a three count. Griffin may jump higher, be more creative, and dominate the rim, but can you win with him?

I say no.

The traits that make Griffin part of the nightly Sports Center Top 10 don’t translate into wins in the playoffs. Griffin was marginalized averaging just 13.2 PPG and 5.5RPG,  these are pedestrian numbers.

The Clippers are a fun team to watch with thunderous dunks by Griffin et al., but this is just during the regular season. They are fun to watch, but will never win!

What a CHOKE!?!?!

Posted: May 3, 2013 by B in Knicks, NBA

What a CHOKE?!?!

Will this be the biggest collapse in NBA history? The New York Knicks had a 3-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics going into game four. Now the lead is just one game and going into game six tonight in Boston. On Wednesday, the Knicks wore all black to symbolize – well I don’t know what they were trying to symbolize but it was not unity. They watched as Carmelo Anthony played one-on-five ball, they watched JR Smith shoot 0-10 before hitting a couple of threes. The Knicks are clearly the better team, but their play hasn’t showed it. Finish it tonight and let some of these folks get some rest for the next series!

 

 

Jason Collins became the first active player in major sports to come out of the closet and announce he is gay. For the full Sports Illustrated article click here. The sports community and entire community has come to support Jason him on this historic announcement. One of the most powerful statements in this article was his reason to wear number 98, “The number has great significance to the gay community. One of the most notorious antigay hate crimes occurred in 1998. Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, was kidnapped, tortured and lashed to a prairie fence. He died five days after he was finally found. That same year the Trevor Project was founded. This amazing organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to kids struggling with their sexual identity. Trust me, I know that struggle. I’ve struggled with some insane logic. When I put on my jersey I was making a statement to myself, my family and my friends.”

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/#ixzz2RszghOeO

Do you think this will be the first step for acceptance or for more homophobic reactions in the sports community?

What are your thoughts? Reactions?

 

TWITTER TALK: Lakers Eliminated

Posted: April 28, 2013 by B in NBA, TWITTER TALK