I have begrudgingly begun to accept the fact that LeBron James is on the verge of actually winning an NBA Championship ring. To be completely candid with you, I hate the simple thought of it. The thing that really irks me about this practically imminent world of the existence is that I (and I think I’m in the majority… somewhere around a 65/35 split) was so sure it was going to happen differently.
About midway through the 4th quarter of Game 7, I knew the Heat were going to be playing in the Finals against OKC. The Celtics finally just broke. All engines firing, full-steam ahead. Boom. Over. But I thought I had an ace up my sleeve. After the first two incredible rounds and then the dismantling of the Spurs, I thought OKC was sure to bring the thunder to South Beach. Bonus pun.
Instead, LBJ has been lighting up the court and is on his way to a ring. But it’s not enough to suddenly admit that he’s great. Sorry, I’m still not selling yet. Continue reading →
Yep, its going to happen, no matter how much you didn’t want it to. LeBron James will win a championship, and I think it will happen tonight. He will be the MVP, he will have a great game. And if I’m wrong, and it goes another 1 (or 2) games, he will have great games in those as well. I really wish this series could last until the NFL season begins, but I’m so ready for the stamp to be put on this one. Continue reading →
Wow, congratulations to R.A. Dickey. First person since 1988 to throw back-to-back one-hitters**. I don’t even really care that it was against my beloved Orioles–the year R.A. is having is R.A.diculous:
11-1 W-L record
0 earned runs in his last 42 2/3 innings
**Wouldn’t you think a feat such as back-to-back one-hitters would be a lot more uncommon?
If you haven’t noticed, I took a mini hiatus after my beloved Boston Celtics broke down in the biggest Game 7 of them all**. I needed time to digest. Time to recover. Time to find my own closure. More on that later.
**Fan’s perspective. Any Game 7, involving a team you are invested in, automatically becomes “the biggest Game 7 of all”. It’s chronological too—this most recent NBA Game 7 is somehow bigger than that Yankees-Red Sox Game 7 of a few years ago.
You Ready? Here we go! I am psyched, peace out big 3, only 1 of which is playing big. I just don’t see how Miami loses this game, but I’ve been wrong before. But speaking of what I’ve been, I was DAMN close on my LBJ prediction:
I don’t have too much to surmise about this week due to my NBA Playoffs fever. It’s getting worse (better?) every night that passes and I honestly don’t care if I recover. Haha, but in all seriousness… either tonight or Saturday night, it’s all going to boil over. And if things go a certain way… well, let’s just say that I’m going to be celebrating like it’s Saint Patty’s Day. For a solid week. Followed by another period of partying—in celebration or in celebration.
Not too long ago, I wrote a well-received article on Team USA basketball. I talked about the different team forms submitted by the United States to international tournaments since pros were allowed in 1992. I tried to give some examples of the good times and I touched on the bad times.
It occurred to me: I never offered my rendition of a problem-solver. So I’m going to follow up that piece with this one—(my prospective) 2012 Team USA.
I have a better name for this iteration too. Let’s call it the “Fantasy Team”. Continue reading →