Monday, May 18, 2009
Damn. I really wanted the Cavaliers to be the one's that sent Paul Pierce's pussy home. But instead, I have to settle on reveling in the worst week in recent Boston sports history. Think about it. Big Poopi gets benched after stranding 12 runners in a game and the Red Sox publicly acknowledging that this guy sucks without steroids. The Bruins lost a home game seven to a team from North fucking Carolina and gave up the game winning goal to a guy who should have been suspended. And then the Celtics get sent packing by a soft team that only shoots three's. Suck on that, Kevin Garnett, you queermo.
So that leaves us with the final four in the NBA. I'll be honest, and I am one of the bigger fans of the NBA out there, these two series aren't very interesting to me, let alone the common fan. Sure, we still have the stars around with Kobe, Melo, Superman, and The King, but...ugh. It would have been so much more intriguing with a Spurs/Lakers and Celtics/Cavs matchups. Predictions for the Finals (these will shock no one):
Lakers over Nuggets in 7 - It will be kind of compelling but I see 5 of these games being blowouts. Phil Jackson has done an awful job all postseason getting his players to play hard every game. George Karl is a train wreck waiting to happen. The Lakers will lose one of the first two at home but they won't lose the series. The rest that Denver is getting now will hurt them.
Cavaliers over Magic in 5 - Not the best matchup for the Cavs since they don't defend talented big men all that well but I'm not too concerned. They will focus on slowing down Turkugly, Lewis, and Pietrus instead. Let Howard get whatever he wants. Hedo guarding LeBron? Please. Delonte worked his ass off bodying up Joe Johnson last series and now he gets two weeks off with his matchup against JJ Redick and his perfectly coifed hair. Stan Van Gundy is not very good and the Magic tend to come up small when the pressure is on. Don't give me a "well, they did win in Boston for a game seven". Yeah, they should have closed that out in 5. The Cavs are more focused and hungry. It's not Orlando's time yet and they aren't strong enough mentally to win at The Q.
Cavs/Lakers in the Finals. It's going to happen. David Stern won't let it happen any other way. But then again, we knew that 3 months ago. And be prepared, since this is big time important to me, expect posts after every game.