I posted an entry a few weeks ago saying how I couldn't bare watching the NBA playoffs and I was right. Orlando vs. Philadelphia was some of the most boring playoff basketball in NBA history. Today I was watching some of the NBA's top 60 playoff moments of all-time. I suggest you take a look. I saw Willis Reed limping out of the tunnel and hitting the jumper -- I think that was #3. Michael Jordan hitting the jumper over Utah to win the title was of course #1. They had Larry Bird stealing the ball from Isiah Thomas and I think that was #3. How many of those moments will we have in this year's playoffs? Who knows?
I'll tell you one thing though. The first few games of the conference finals have had my glued to the tv set. Cleveland-Orlando Game 1 was a thrilla from manilla. LeBron James was amazing as usual and Dwight Howard played very well. How about Rashard Lewis nailing that 3 to put them up 1 with a little time left? That was nice.
Then, the marquee conference final has been breathtaking. Anybody who says that Carmelo Anthony isn't one of the 5 best players in basketball doesn't know much about the NBA. I mean, he is STANKY!!! I'm a big fan of his, how he carries himself in interviews, his skill is impressive, and he just seems like a good teammate and a good person. Kobe Bryant is annoying as all hell, but nobody can not say that he is not only one of the best, but one of the most clutch players in NBA history. Yeah, he wants to be like Michael Jordan, but as a buddy of mine said the other day, "It's working out pretty good for him." If I could walk around and copy all of Michael Jordan's moves and walk and talk like him, WHILE making millions of dollars in the process and being one of the best basketball players in the world, I would probably do it too. That doesn't mean that it's not annoying.
SO, I admit that I was wrong. The NBA is not dead. All it needs to go back in the grave is for the Denver Nuggets to make the NBA Finals, so we can sit through 2 weeks of Denver vs. Cleveland. I think I just went back to sleep!