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2011 Draft (part 2)

It’s like 2:30 AM.  I should be in bed.  But basketball waits for no man (woman or child), so let’s do this thing.  With the 6th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards selected Jan Vesely (SF/PF; Czech) in their attempt to create the most athletic and out-of-control team in history.  I’m alright with this pick for the Wizards mostly because I am extremely ambivalent (yes, very, very ambivalent) to them as a team.  I don’t think Vesely will be anything spectacular in the NBA as he has the accursed combination of cockiness (“Blake Griffin is the American Jan Vesely“) and troubling lack of basketball skill (his FT% was sub-Shaq, supposedly).  So whatever, the Wiz could have chosen Mahatma Gandhi and I wouldn’t care.  Moving on.

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Round 4, Game 6 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 105, Miami 95

Before I forget everything I watched in the NBA finals and more specifically, game 6, I guess I should blog about it.  I’m sorry for my big layoff, but here we go.  Just so you know going into this blog, I’m not going to talk about the game specifically, but more in general about the finals and the future.  And I’ve got a bunch more blogs on the way, so I won’t cover too much in this one. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 5 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 112: Miami 103

This series is becoming stranger and stranger in my mind.  Dallas now takes a 3-2 lead going back to Miami for game 6 (and possibly 7), shattering my prediction and opening, for me, a huge bag of questions about Lebron and the Heat and basketball in general. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 4 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 86, Miami 83

Right now the plot of this finals is like a super-cooled liquid it’s so thick.  The series is tied at two games a piece, but nothing I’ve seen in 4 games gives me any reason to believe that the Mavs can pull this series out.  Yet at the same time, nothing I’ve seen from Miami makes me feel like the Heat have locked this series up. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 3 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Miami 88, Dallas 86

I promised myself I wouldn’t get carried away with Dallas’ game 2 victory, but I still let myself fall for the trap that is the expectations game.  Here’s the weird thing about this game: everyone, myself included, thought that Dallas was going to win the game, or so it seemed.  Pundits and the like were saying it could go either way, but come game-time, watching the game, it seemed like every fan in the arena was just utterly convinced that no matter what, Dallas was going to pull out a victory.  It was truly the unspoken secret that everyone, for some reason, thought that Dallas was going to win.  Thus when Dirk’s shot bounced off the rim, the crowd seemed completely stunned as if they didn’t know how to react.  It wasn’t a crowd like the one in Miami, stunned by what had transpired, it was a crowd that literally was trying to make sense of something that seemed outside their scope of understanding. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 1 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 84, Miami 92

Sometimes I really hate being right and unfortunately for me, game 1 played out exactly like I had feared.  Dallas hung around all game (very much like Chicago did in the previous series) only to get run out of the gym in the final few minutes.  Actually, the more I think about it, game 1 had plenty of parallels with the Chicago series.  Dirk (like Rose) had a nigh number of points, but shot a poor percentage (given for Dirk, poor is sub 50; for Rose, it’s sub 40); the game was close throughout as Miami only pulled away in the final minutes; during that closing stretch, though, Dallas couldn’t buy a shot; Miami won the game with defense and unreal plays by James and Wade. Continue reading

Miami v Dallas (Preview)

As I’ve mentioned before, numerous times, really, I hate the SuperFriends and it is killing me that they made the finals, much less have a chance to win.  But I’ve been over that in my previous blog posts, so let’s move on to looking over these teams for real. Continue reading