Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thoughts on the NBA Finals and a note about this blog
Regardless of what happens from here on out, if Miami wins this series (and it sure looks like they will), LeBron will have earned this title. Really and truly in every sense of the word. He's playing some of the best basketball anyone has ever played in the playoffs. And not only that, he's doing it in a way that makes Dwyane Wade seem irrelevant. (Dwyane Wade isn't helping his own case night in and night out, but still...) Not to mention Bosh, Haslem, the Chalmers/Cole point guard amalgamation, and any other role players you want to mention. LeBron OWNS this team and he is owning these playoffs. Now, it's really no secret that I've never really liked LeBron. But it's hard not to watch in awe and just tip your cap and respect what the man is doing on the basketball court. And it's not like I never wanted him to win a title. I just didn't want to see him fall ass backwards into one on someone else's coattails and have everyone try to say that was just as good. I'm sure we can all think of plenty of examples of this happening... Mitch Richmond in 2002, Gary Payton in 2006, the plethora of former All-Stars on the 2011 Mavericks. (These are just off the top of my head.) Yeah, those guys are and forever will be known as NBA champions, but it wasn't done on their terms. LeBron winning a title as anything less than the absolute top dog would've been just like that. So yes, if he wins playing like this, I'm 100% behind it. It's just a shame he didn't do it while he was still in Cleveland. On a completely different note, you may have noticed a complete lack of posts from me lately. Unfortunately, due to family circumstances, I have had little to no time to write, and I can't see that changing in the foreseeable future. So, with a heavy heart, I must say that this blog is on an indefinite hiatus. There may be sporadic posts and I do fully intend to return to this full time one day. I just have no idea when it will be. (Even though I still have tons of ideas for projects I want to do.) After the finals are over, I will post the complete list of greatness, through this year. After that, I guess we'll just see how things play out. Thanks to everyone for reading and for all your support. It's really meant a lot to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.