Hey FanNation......I have been on a serious hiatus. Not that anyone noticed or cared for that matter (myself included). But it seemed like a good as time as any to return to blog on some thoughts. Today, we talk NBA Finals.
I remember being over the top excited about watching a Lakers/Celtics final in the 80's. The epic battles of Magic and Bird. Kareem and the Chief. McHale clotheslining Kurt Rambis. Michael Coopers socks that went to his mid thigh region. Byron Scott, DJ and the ever annoying Danny Ainge draining big shot after big shot, and who could forget watching James Worthy run the break for Showtime? It was a classic contrast of styles that provided some of the best hoops I've ever seen.
Now, I watch Kobe Bryant, who is without parallel the best current player on the planet. Ray Allen who has the smoothest jumper in the game, period. Pau Gasol who looks like he's never introduced himself to a shower, hair clippers or a razor....ever. Rasheed Wallace who has still never committed a foul in a game......ever. Lamar Odom who's biggest contribution is marrying that Kardashian girl so no one else had to and Kevin Garnett who, well, I can't think much about him. He's still got game, but there's nothing exciting about it. I haven't brought myself to watch an entire game of this series. Once the Lakers punched the Jazz' ticket out of the playoffs, my obligation to the NBA was over for the season. Thank goodness for ESPNews, or I would really not know where we're at in the series. To me, NBA basketball has no heart, no soul, no character. I just can't quite bring myself to care. Watching Butler nearly beat Duke was full of drama, human emotion and the possibility of a Hoosiers type ending. Not in the NBA though. Oh, I'll check in every now and then on Thursday, but I just won't care. No one in the NBA intrigues me, except Jerry Sloan. The man is an enigma with a short temper, shorter vacabulary and little tolerance for slacking. He may have never won a title, but in my book, he's the man.
I'm excited to focus solely on baseball right now. But I'm more excited for NFL training camps to open, and the season to begin. But patience as Yoda says, is good.
Anyway y'all. Thanks for checking in. We'll have more excitement and fun next week. Until then, this is life as I see it.