Monday, December 6, 2010
Greatest and Worst Performances from the 2010 NBA Finals
1. I have a severe loathing for a certain team who I won't respect enough to call the group by name but whom I will only refer to as the band of henchman in purple and gold.
2. Althoug I am conditioned to dislike the sports world of Boston from growing up a Yankee fan in New York City, I like and resepct Kevin Garnett and through his consistent spectacular play in the playoffs, I have come to feel the same way about Rajon Rondo and wanted to see their team win another championship. But along with the rest of America I didn't think they would reach as far as they did.
3. The ever great Patrick Ewing is the assistant coach and mentor for the rising superstar that is Dwight Howard and I am still yearning for the day that he acheives that elusive championship ring that he never got a chance to wear during his days with my beloved New York Knicks.
After the Magic's early departure from the playoffs, I completely turned my backing toward the Boston Celtics. Except for Game 6, they played well, they played very well. Although, since the end of last years finals I predicted those same henchman would repeat once again, I was hoping against hope that they wouldn't.
I present the Greastest Performance of the Finals to a Boston Team that although didn't play their absolute best throughtout the series and was even not at full strength with the loss of Kendrick Perkins for Game 7, still deserved to win. But in this day and age of sports its not always about who deserves it but who goes and takes it. Unfortunately, they went but were not able to take it.
Here's hoping against hope once again that this summer's free agency market and draft will have us seeing some other teams colors being crowned champions next June.
I now completely turn my attention back towards MLB baseball in which I will undoubtedly pull my hair out in frustration at many more bad calls to come. I also return focus to the 2010 World Cup for which I have surprisingly paid close attention to but unfortunately is not exempt to bad refereeing. Being that once again my initial choice for the champ in the form of the host country, South Africa probably won't make into the Round of 16, I take great pride in rooting for my father's team, Germany. After all, I do drive a German made car.