Posts Tagged "nba finals"

Deflecting My Eyes From the Train Wreck

And by train wreck, I am referring to the Los Angeles Lakers. What a furstrating day to be a fan. Forget that, though. My uncle is on the coaching staff! He must have been banging his head against his clipboard tonight. I can’t even imagine!

I think I can safely say, after tonight’s meltdown, that he won’t be getting his 10th Championship ring this year. And I was so looking forward to it. So, to quote the Cleveland professional sports fanbase, “there’s always next year”. Bynum will be back to build on what was already a great team.

Now I shift my attention back to Ohio State, who is tearing up the recruiting scene. It’s only June and 17 stellar athletes have already given their verbal to the Buckeyes. Nice, huh?

Even nicer, is what’s coming up this weekend. A large chunk of the 2008 signees are reporting to Columbus to get an early start on practice, conditioning, and just getting acclimated to being a college student. (OSU’s summer quarter begins Monday).

Among those moving to C-Bus this weekend, is mega recruit Terrelle Pryor, whom I’ve already blogged about here before. I found the following video of him at the Steve Clarkson Super Seven QB Retreat, which did a great job of distracting me from that basketball team that blew a 24 point lead tonight. Go Bucks!

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It’s Lakers vs. Celtics!

When the playoffs started I openly stated that I wanted a throwback Lakers/Celtics final. I wasn’t certain it would pan out that way, but it has! I had all the faith in the world in the Lakers, but I wasn’t sure if the Celtics could pull it out. They dominated during the season, but the playoffs are a different beast.

Watching the Eastern Conference Finals, I was torn. On one hand I wanted the Celtics to win because that would make for a super entertaining final. The Spurs are good. We get it. But they’re so boring and make for low ratings. But I was also pulling for the Pistons because I knew I’d be able to drive up to Detroit and see some games with the ‘fam. So my motivation there was purely selfish.

So, now that it’s set, I’m picking the Lakers. And that’s not because I want my uncle to get his 10th NBA Championship ring. Yea, he’s pretty much a big deal. He’s been coaching with Phil for a long time, plus he as a ring from when he played for the Lakers, too. The Lakers are just on fire. They’ve come into their own this post-season and I don’t think the Celtics can take them. Hopefully my prediction comes to frution, because I want some new Lakers Championship swag for my collection!

The finals get underway next Thursday in Boston. Bring it!

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