Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why Do People Love To Hate LeBron James?

That is my million dollar question. LeBron is a young, fun, loving, ‘kid at heart” kind of guy who if people really knew the real him and not the him the media has built…it would be hard to hate such a person. He’s even humble..yes I said humble! I can say that because I had the luxury of hanging out with LeBron at one of his birthday parties and he was everything I stated above and more. One thing is for sure tho ..before LeBron James even steps on the floor to play Game 7 tonight it's clear that he has already lost. More specifically, he has lost the right to lose.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Game 3: What They Need To Do..

Not turn it over 17 times.  Tim Duncan and Tony Parker CAN NOT have the shooting percentage they had in game 2 and expect to win another game in this series. Manu Ginobili. Well… he hasn’t played well for weeks now and was out of control with the ball in Game 2. In Game 2, the Spurs' big three (which is really a big 2 and ¾) shot 10-of-33 from the field. This means that it’s going to take another boost from their supporting cast to beat the Heat 3 more times. Hopefully this boost won’t be squandered as it was in Game 2. Danny Green had an amazing game…that went to waste. "We have three at home, so we're excited about that," Spurs  Tim Duncan said. "But if we play like we did (Sunday), that's not going to matter". Couldn't have said it better Timmy!

Chris Bosh needs to show up to the Game in his Big Man suit. Wade needs to play like he’s the second best player on the team (or as close as possible to it) and Lebron needs to play like the MVP. Not saying that he has played poorly, but he usually exerts his will on his opponents and that hasn't been happening.I hate to put this on Lebron..but his status as MVP and his salary says I have to. In the two games against San Antonio, he's averaging 17.5. That's not very games and a Thanksgiving duel with the Raiders assures the nation we'll see plenty of the Cowboys next season. The opener against the Giants is a pace-setter, and we'll quickly find out if Tony Romo is able to earn his money with an October run against the Broncos, Redskins and Eagles. December will decide if Dallas is playoff material, with stretch games against the Bears, Packers, Redskins and Eagles. Credit to Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Oh...and those other guys in Heat uniforms have to step up, too.


That’s just how the Heat series’ have gone. Win..lose…win…lose. Plus they are one of the best home teams in the league. Darn..but Miami is the best road team in the league *throws hands in the hair*. I’m sticking with the Spurs! Final answer.
Game 3 is tonight (9 p.m. ET, ABC),

Thursday, June 6, 2013

TEXAS 2 Step: Why Miami Heat Will Lose Finals To This Texas Team Too

For the third straight year, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat have made their way to the NBA Finals. And for the second time out of those three trips they are facing a team from TEXAS. The (My) Dallas Mavericks took the Heat down in 6 games to go on to win the teams first championship in 2011 (only to be completely blown up by Mark Cuban and a failure ever since) and now they face a Spurs’ team who are models of consistency and fundamentals for one of the NBA’s most clean cut organiztions.
For the first time since 2007, it’s the San Antonio Spurs representing the Western Conference in the championship round, with the same BIG THREE that won a title six years ago and heard plenty of whispers since then that they were too old to do it again.

But guess what! They are still winning. Not are they winning, but they are about to break the hearts of a would-be attempt at greatness. They did it to the Los Angeles Lakers in the mid-2000s, and they did it to the Phoenix Suns (all because Steve Nash broke his nose)….and they did it to James in the Finals in 2007, when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


The Spurs are led by Tim Duncan (37), Tony Parker (31) and Manu Ginobli (35). The Heat are led by the best player in the NBA, LeBron James (28), and his two high-priced sidekicks, Dwayne Wade (31) and Chris Bosh (29).
Popovich won the rights to Duncan in the 1997 lottery, and he discovered Ginobili with the No. 57 pick in 1999 and Parker at No. 28 two years later. On the other hand, viewed as a forgery on the traditional means of team-building, Pat Riley, saved up his money and went and got LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in Miami as free agents. The built team versus the “bought” team.
The Big Threes of the Heat and Spurs are separated by age and culture. Miami's three are peaking, while San Antonio's, according to some, are hanging on. But if these Finals turn out to be memorable, it will happen because the two trios are so evenly matched. For ever advantage that the Heat has…the Spurs has one. But something will have to give. Only one team can win
The outcome of these NBA Finals will give me waaaaay more to blog about if the Heat lose because LeBron and the Heat remain so much more fascinating in failure than with a championship. But if the Heat win they will have reached the back-to-back feat by knocking off the toughest foe possible.

Picture this: a second consecutive NBA championship, a third consecutive visit to the NBA Finals, a fourth MVP trophy. His leap into an altitude inhabited only by players like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and, of course, Michael Jordan.
And all King’ James has to do is beat the San Antonio Spurs.

It sounds so simple right? I’m not so sure. We shall see, starting tonight.

Pick: Spurs in 6