Remember that guy (Greg Boose) who ripped Branson Wrightin a "Hey, Branson!" column (I mentioned it here)? Well, he also got kicked out of LeBron's birthday party a couple years ago. Well done good sir.
Terry Pluto always sounds amazed that LeBron is even exists. I know how he feels.
Charley Rosen has to compliment the Cavaliers and it seems half hearted at best...
Rosen also calls Detroit a brief dynasty. Ridiculous. I'll let the Cavalier take it:
We have no idea why people treat this as if a dynasty has been dethroned or something. The recent Pistons were a good team that won ONE (1) title and went to ONE (1) other Finals. Hell, the Rockets won 2 straight in the 90s and nobody gave them near the “aura” this DET team was given.Speaking of national media members I loathe, has anyone seen Skip Bayless since LeBron dropped those 48 points on the Pistons? I hate that guy.
Great long piece on Daniel Gibson (lemme toot my own horn here, I was all about this kid before the season even started).
If these don't get you in the mood for the Finals... you have no pulse.
and a couple personal notes:
Thanks to those who have emailed me about watching the game and listening to Joe Tait at the same time. I still haven't figured anything out quite yet (for those who are wondering, I have Direct TV with Tivo hooked up). The issue is that the radio is quicker than the satellite, meaning I just can't pause the Tivo and let the radio catch up. There is a product out there built specifically for this problem. However, it costs $150. But who am I kidding, I'll get to hear Joe Tait rather than whatever schlub ABC throws out there. $150 is a small price to pay for never having to hear Mark Jackson again (though that may happen whether or not I spend buy this).
Speaking of spending money I don't have... I'm trying to find a ticket for Game 3. If anyone out there has a hook up or extra ticket, drop me an email (don't worry, you'll get paid one way or another. Be it money, sexual favors or simply basking in my presence). I'll be damned if the Cavs are going to play in the Finals and I won't make an attempt to get in. The plan right now is to try to scalp after the first quarter (I work til 9 that night, but in Brook Park, about 10 miles from The Gund, I shouldn't be too late). Unfortunately (sorta) Game 3 is the only game I'll be able to attend as I'll be at Bonnaroo during Game 4 (and 5, if necessary), meaning I won't be able to attend any Yaysports! Read Summits if held after Game 3.
But don't worry dear reader, I'll still be doing game recaps during the festival. I'll be bringing my laptop and Bonnaroo has wi-fi and a movie tent set up that will be showing cult movies, concert flicks and NBA Finals games. Now, I can't promise how coherent these recaps will be, but if you've ever wanted to read Cavalier basketball analysis done by a guy tripping on mushrooms (that doesn't involve Bill Walton), now is your chance (just kidding Mom!).