Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Playoff Hustle: Free Throws! They're FAN-tastic!
Rocket-less in '06

Nothing has sat well with me about Miami's championship run and I haven't once thought that they deserve an NBA title. Well, maybe Wade, at least he deserves Finals MVP regardless of who wins. But as Wade verges on mythical status, the future of the NBA has become at stake... Bill Simmons at ESPN.com posits:
We just spent the past two months raving about the "New And Improved" NBA -- end-to-end action, loads of points, dramatic endings, a new generation of superstars coming into their own, coaches and owners willing to think outside the box. And Dallas personified everything that was happening. The Mavericks could play small, they could play big, they could play fast, they could play slow ... talking about them almost made me feel like Rollergirl describing Dirk Diggler. Their offense revolved around a 7-foot German who created a new form of post-up offense, setting up shop at the foul line and destroying defenders in a variety of ways. They had an answer for everything. That was the best thing about the Mavs -- their unpredictability. You never knew what to expect with them.

Unfortunately, they still had to get through Miami -- an old-school, MJ Era-type team with one superstar (Wade), another All-Star (Shaq), some overpaid pieces that didn't quite fit and a famous coach. Everything about them is predictable -- one guy creates every shot in crunch time, everyone else stands around and watches him, and every once in awhile those guys get to shoot an open jumper or finish a nice dish. This recipe would be boring if it weren't for Wade, a dynamic talent and the most consistent crunch-time scorer since Jordan. But that's the problem: In between Jordan and Wade, we had to watch all the wannabes pretending to be as good as them. And they weren't. Not even close. For rest of article click this ...
Well, I've still got the Mavs in 7. Clearly, Duke and Train prefer the boring, star-driven, anti-Houston Rocket NBA. Now tell me, isn't that worse than picking the Mavs to win?

3 comments:

tony parker said...

bill simmons is a dumb fuck and so are you...
"This recipe would be boring if it weren't for Wade, a dynamic talent and the most consistent crunch-time scorer since Jordan. But that's the problem: In between Jordan and Wade, we had to watch all the wannabes pretending to be as good as them. And they weren't. Not even close." - do actually agree with this nonsense? and if dallas cannot win this series then it only proves one thing...they are not winners. and no, its not worse than picking the Mavs to win.

aloneconformist said...

tony, you're a potty mouth.

Andre L. said...

go heat, the cuban whistle crisis is ovah! ;)