Being that this is my first blog topic related to sports, I’ll start by saying I really am not a fan of a particular NBA team, I am more a fan of individual players. My favorite player is Kobe Bryant and I can watch him shoot all day. I also like Derrick Rose for the simple fact that we share the same last name. It is hard to go against LeBron James & Dwayne Wade because they are both great players, but I do think the fact that they “joined forces” is a rather cheap way to try to get a ring. I must admit, they are fun to watch. With the NBA lockout looming it would probably make more sense to cut the small market teams and then distribute the talent amongst the larger market teams. I am not saying that it would be fair to the fans of the small market teams, but from a business perspective that is probably the NBA’s best bet. On top of that, the NBA season is far too long. They are pretty close to becoming a year-round sport with the way their playoff schedule is. If the season was shorter, and the amount of teams were reduced, the games would mean a lot more and the quality of the games would be better.
With that said, last night’s game was pretty shocking. LeBron definitely lost gamblers a ton of money with his prediction that the series is going to be low scoring. The Bulls won 103-82, the 21 point loss was unexpected by me to say the least, especially because the Bulls really do not have much of an offense outside of D. Rose. I guess it goes to show that two men cannot do everything for a team. Wade and LeBron both couldn’t get it going, although Chris Bosh chipped in with 30 points (something has not happened often in the playoffs). This series will be interesting to say the least, I hope it goes the distance to the 7th game. I have to say, part of me is pulling for the Heat because for some reason I do want them to win a championship. Overall, I won’t be upset with who wins the series so it will be fun to watch.
Prediction: Bulls in 7.