Its the 16th championship title for the LA Lakers as they beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals by the score of 83-79. Shockingly, their Wheaties box is already set to go out to your local grocery store. Check your store shelves in a month or so for it if you want it. Personally, as a Washington sports fan I had no horse in this race but in the interests of not being a sore loser I wish the Lakers and their fans congratulations for an excellent season.
Even though it would’ve been a heck of a lot cooler to see Phil Jackson lose one of these things for once. That guy is friggin bullet-proof. Also, can people put the rest the whole Kobe is as good as MJ now b/c he won almost as many titles? Kobe wasn’t even the best player on the team for the ones he won with Shaq. He was the Jimmy Olson to Shaq’s Superman. Kobe is an excellent player, but he is no Michael Jordan.
If you don’t believe me, look up the stats on Basketball-Reference.com and you’ll see, its not even close. As a matter of fact, Lebron and Dwayne Wade are probably closer to his skills than Kobe is.
Nevertheless, congrats Lakers. John Wall is now gonna be gunning for you. TO BE THE BEST YOU GOTTA BEAT THE BEST!
Hasn’t Byron Russell had enough? Michael Jordan already took his heart during Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Does he want to give up a kidney along with his dignity? He could get $10,000 from a Mumbai alley clinic and keep his dignity. Well, probably not.
Russell didn’t take too kindly to being called out by Michael Jordan during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech.
“I’ll play his ass right now,” former Jazz player Bryon Russell told Yahoo! Sports. “This is a call-out for him to come play me. He can come out here in his private jet and come play. He’s got millions of dollars. He can pay for the jet. He can meet me at the Recreation Center in Calabasas (Calif.).”
Russell may get his wish if he and Jordan accept Utah Flash owner Brandt Anderson’s offer to donate $100,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice if they play a game of 21. What could be better than getting schooled in the same place you got schooled 11 years ago? They could make it a 1998 Finals class reunion. Someone call Greg Foster out from behind the counter at Joseph Smith’s Rice Cakes and Skim Milk! Scottie Pippen can take his place. He needs the money. Hopefully Troy Hudson can take some time off from Nutty Boyz Entertainment to come out for the weekend.
It ain’t easy going brass in the record business. Selling 78 T-Hud albums out the trunk is hard work.
This idea could start a trend of goats attempting to get revenge for past wrongs. Craig Ehlo and Frederic Weis must be itching for a chance to repair their reputations after getting posterized. I’m still waiting for my rematch against Oliver Miller. No fucking way he can eat more Shetland ponies than me this time!
Can someone think of a better nickname for Dwight Howard than “Superman”? Didn’t Shaq have that once? Its tattooed on his arm? He was Steel in a movie, thats a superman spin off sorta. Somethin like Sir Blocks-A-Lot or The Bard of Blocks or The Poster Maker or something anything besides Superman.
Good thing Stevie Wonder’s blind. He’d be crushed if he could see how the Lakers and Spurs are abandoning superstition. Whatever happened to not touching the championship trophy until you win it? No respect I tell ya.
Adidas will produce only eight pairs per game of this shoe to be sold at retail (as few as 28 and as many as 58, depending on the length of the Finals). One pair autographed by KG will be auctioned off on NBA.com after the Finals, with the proceeds going to NBA Cares community partners in the Boston area.
The shoe won’t be launched until October but Garnett plans to wear a pair with the LOB trophy on the side. It seems like he’s tempting fate but humping the trophy has to be much worse. Take note, sports books.
‘‘All season long it has been about we and not me, so as we head into the NBA Finals I wanted to do something special for the Boston community. That is why we came up with this limited edition shoe,’’ Garnett said in a statement. ‘‘Since day one, the fans of Boston have made me feel like family, so to do this and be able to give back to them is a great honor.’’
Auctioning off a pair of shoes should make KG as loved as Dave Roberts in Boston win or lose. The proceeds could surely feed a small African country like Djibouti or Uranus. We’re only playing. At least he’s doing something for the community unlike ODB.
And the whole world collectively yawns. Seriously, while Lebron James has been annointed everything from King to the dreaded “Next MJ” tag he really isn’t all that an engaging person or player for me to watch. Granted, being a Wizards fan enables me to watch Gilbert Arenas circus sideshow act 82 games a year, but Lebron seems to me kinda like watching a slightly less annoying A-rod.
Both were teenager phenoms in their sports, both spout out more cliches per minute than a WWE wrestler, both have been touted and talented for so long the smugness that emanates from them is rivaled only by George Clooney, and both attempt market themselves as all-round nice guys even though when you hear them talk all you can think is “Geez, this guy sounds like a dick”. Thats not even mentioning the fact that Lebron is only using this basketball game to make money to fuel a multi-million dollar multi-media corporate empire. I just cannot get behind a guy who wants to be the Master P of basketball.
He can play basketball for sure, but he is by no means as exciting to watch as Kobe or Dwayne Wade or Gilbert currently, or someone like Shaq or KG or Magic or MJ were in their primes. He is a boring lone “superstar” on a team of spare parts and he is going up against the most complete team in the NBA, the Spurs.
They have Duncan, who while amazing, is boring as sin and cant make a highlight worthy play to save his life. Then again, he doesnt like to or have to show off because his team is so great. As a player and a person, he’s the antithesis of Lebron in that he wants no spotlight, no clothing line, no record label, he just wants to play basketball and fit in on a winning team. He is the anti-Lebron…and yet i’m bored by him as well because he has zero emotion whatsoever. I like to look at athletes and see that they care about what is going on out there, not the vacant stare that Timmy develops over the course of a game.
So the Spurs & Cavs kick off on Thursday and I dont care…a lot of people dont care. You have San Antonio vs. Cleveland…two cities that couldn’t be more different and yet both couldnt suck more. Lebron vs Tim Duncan…two superstars that couldn’t be more different and yet both couldn’t bore me more.
I think the only thing that will keep me interested is watching for Bowen and Ginobili’s dirty plays throughout the game. There is no way Larry Hughes is finishing this series on the court with those two assholes around.