The Path Isn’t Paved

May 12, 2010

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First, a note to those who are ripping LeBron in northeast Ohio: shut up. Did he play poorly? Definitely. Did he lose a bit of aggression? It appears to be the case. But this doesn’t make sense. The last 7 years have been the best Cleveland basketball has ever seen and the worst thing that could happen is for LeBron to leave. So your response is? Booing and labeling him as the source of your losing when a lot of the responsibility lies on his teammates for not defending or making shots. Could he have played better? Absolutely, but this isn’t going to help your cause this year or in the ensuing offseason. He deserves to be criticized for his performance, it was bad. He hasn’t had too many of those in his career, although “3” seems a bit under the truth. I expect him to come out guns blazing in game 6, otherwise the Cavs will be cast aside this season and possibly for the next several. Read the rest of this entry »


Want and Need

May 10, 2010

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Why do people continually write off this Boston Celtics team? I don’t understand what the rush is to cast them as has-beens when they can still compete at the highest level. Read the rest of this entry »

It Wasn’t Ideal

May 10, 2010

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That is what Steve Nash had to say about his eye that had swollen shut during game 4 of the Suns-Spurs series.

But, they finally did it. The Suns finally overcame the Spurs in a playoff series. No curses, no bench clearing altercations, no broken noses, no miracle 3-point shot by a power forward/center depending on the All-Star/First Team All-NBA vote. There was a black eye on Nash that swelled shut, but that wasn’t going to deter the Suns this time. Read the rest of this entry »

Pick-and-Roll and Politics

May 6, 2010

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The Suns played really good basketball last night even when sporting a political message across their chests. Was the content a major factor in this game? Considering it resembled game 1 in outcome, how much could it have done? Read the rest of this entry »

Magic Kingdom

May 5, 2010

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For what its worth, we were right about the Hawks. They were beyond awful last night. Granted, as Charles Barkley said, it only counts for one game. But that is all the Hawks have going for them. Read the rest of this entry »

Farewell and Return Soon

May 3, 2010

I would say Brandon Jennings being eliminated is a shame, but not in the grand scheme of things. Besides, Milwaukee may have been able to push Atlanta, but Orlando would feast on the lack of size that the Hawks refused to acknowledge. The Bucks without Bogut shouldn’t have even made this a series, but they did. Read the rest of this entry »

Being Chill

April 29, 2010

Cool. Calm. Clutch. Did I mention cool? Read the rest of this entry »