NBA Finals Living Up To Hype?
I didn't think I could stomach an NBA Finals this year without The Boston Celtics or The Los Angeles Lakers. Or at least San Antonio showing up and doing something. None of those scenarios unfolded this year.
But "The German" showed up. You know him. The gangly, pasty, awkward looking, Seven Feet tall, White Guy..."The German". I'm talking about Dirk Nowitzki, of course. He's been so Larry Bird-ish it's scary. He only needs a cheesy, little mustache and a classic short shorts/high socks combo. He took his talents to South Beach and won.
There's a lot of reasons to root for Dallas over the Miami Heat. One huge reason is simply that they're the Heat. Who can't understand why we would root against The Heat? They're easy to despise. And Dirk and co. are eay to like.
Of course this series is more than just a best-of-seven showdown for all the marbles. It's also a showcase of what high priced free agents, hired guns, are capable of doing for other teams out there. Any one of Miami's "Big Three" makes more money than the entire payroll of the Indiana Pacers. But to put that into perspective, the Indiana Pacers aren't in the NBA finals.
What big named free agent will be all the rage this post season? Howard will be a big one. Not Dwight Howard though. Scott Howard. Just feed him the ball and watch in amazement.
I apologize for that. I had to find a way to work that photo in this morning. Seeing a Teenage Werewolf play basketball just makes me feel better. I don't know why. I hope it brought a smile to your face as well.