The NBA Playoffs are still providing plenty of worthy moments as the train gains steam towards the Finals, even though you may have to be a hoops junky to really appreciate them.
With the Clippers outed last week by the Rockets, it seems like most of the average NBA fans (people who like dunks and think JR Smith is GOOD) left the hoops table for the “when does football start” table (thanks non-stop NFL propaganda).
Which leads me to this question, what the hell happened to baseball season? Are there any baseball fans anymore under the age of 30? My Red Sox are in 4th place in the AL-East and 3 games under .500, while the Royals, Astros and Nationals are leading their respective divisions??? What in the name of Ebby Calvin LaLoosh is going on? We’ve got a serious problem in the world of baseball.
But that’s a different conversation for a later day…
(I can hear my Dad shouting, “hey, that’s Williams and DiMaggio”. Yes Dad, it is.)
- Steph Curry’s Warriors are in the Captain Kirk’s chair right now against the Dwight Howard Snake-Handlers (seriously, click here), which is now heading back to Houston at 2-1 Warriors. Steph Curry has been nothing short of spectacular in both games, averaging 33.5 ppg, 5.5 apg, and 4.5 rpg. I get no better enjoyment watching the NBA then when I see Steph turn defenders inside-out like a drunk tail-chasing dog with vertigo…then stepping back and hitting a three in their face. Even though he does it 10 times a game, it still feels like the first time I’ve ever seen it EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Prediction: Warriors in 6 games. I think Houston will win one at home, (probably game 3) then lose game 4, go back to Golden State and steal one there to take it to 6 games. It’s what Houston did against the Clippers and if I’ve learned anything from watching the Jekyll and Hyde Rockets, it’s to expect the unexpected…whatever makes sense, think the opposite. The Rockets are like the full roster-ed, team version of JR Smith. Don’t think about it too hard, it makes no sense even when you try to explain it.
“I just try to just roll with the punches. I mean, once the team pretty much starts closing out, just try to get in attack mode, and at the same time, try to find my teammates. It’s kind of hard, hitting the shots I was hitting, to try and pass the ball, but you’ve got to figure out a way.” — J.R. Smith
- Lebron James is leading his Love-less, physically ailing Cavs to a 2-0 lead tonight over the Hotlanta Hawks. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, YES those Atlanta Hawks are in the Eastern Conference championship. And before you ask, NO Dominique Wilkins did not come out of retirement (do yourself a favor and watch Nique’s Best Dunks). Seriously, Dominique finished with dunks more than most current Small Forwards finish with wide-open layups.
Predictions: Cavs in 5 games. Cleveland has the best player in the world, no one on Atlanta can guard him (especially with DeMarre Carroll NOT 100%). Bron-Bron is in full 2006-07 season form, taking the Playstation controller away from every sniveling, spoiled child involved (including Head Coach David Blatt) and isn’t giving the reigns back for anything or anyone. He’s putting the city of Cleveland on his back yet AGAIN, seriously they should rename the city Lebron Jamestown.