It has come down to this.....only 2 games remain in the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs have a 3 game lead over the Miami Heat . Tonight the San Antonio Spurs take on the Miami Heat as the Heat retain home court advantage.
We have heard alot about the greatness of Lebron James. However there are still critics out there that maintain that Lebron still has a few "demons" in regards to his playing ability during crucial games. It has been demonstrated during the playoffs this year. Tonight the question arises...has the "demons" returned, or has Lebron finally learned how to work around them and still provide his team with another victory ?
A tale of two NBA Coaches
The decision to start Manu was Absolute Vodka genius by the Russian coach of the Spurs. Those of us that care/follow the team won't soon forget but the outside world will easily dismiss it as mere footnote if San Antonio doesn't close the deal.
Get Boris Diaw another look at LeBron. It may not work again as King James will likely come up with a remedy but hell, try it again until it doesn't work and then throw something else at LeBron. Keep him guessing.
I knight thee, Danny Green as basketball mofo.
Manu is an Olmec God. Half Man. Half jaguar.
In the Summer of 88 my favorite "sports" movie of all time came out: Bull Durham. I use the Shower Shoes scene on the show all the time when discussing rookies and their precociousness. The Believe speech given by Crash Davis at Annie's house should be shown to every young dude at 17 years old on how to be a man.
Tuesday night perhaps will be one which for Spurs fans could possibly be the biggest moment in Spurs franchise history. Three of the best players wearing Spurs uniforms hit the floor in what may be for at least two of them a NBA Finals performance.
For all those Spurs fans that missed the game Sunday, here are some of the highlights.
As always you are welcome.
These NBA Finals have thus far been a roaring rapids of never ending action and amazing play and are turning into the predictable epic of a series that many (including myself) thought it would be. It's been a clashing of wills as two men, Tim Duncan and LeBron James, butt heads like two rams fighting for a female and the loser faces death.
Are the Spurs too smart and machine like with their system? Is Miami simply far superior in talent? We've seen both intertwined in the first 4 games that has the thing thing deadlocked at 2 wins a piece. It's hard to make heads or tails of what we're seeing but one area that had me restless and sleepless after Game 4 was this: It seems the Spurs fate could be out of their control. It seems to me that San Antonio is helpless in light of the possibility that they just can't tell what Miami team will show up. Is it the Heat team that looked every bit the Heatles in Game 4? Or is it the mentally challenged, doubt ridden and hesitant one that flopped in Game 3? Hopefully it's the latter or else the Spurs may taste the bitterness of defeat in a Finals for the first time.