Friday, June 13, 2008

What a Choke Job

I don't know if the Cavaliers would have faired better in the West than the Lakers... I'll "go out on a limb" and say they wouldn't have finished with the top seed. But don't tell me from watching the Finals that the Cavaliers couldn't have beaten the Lakers had they made it to the Finals. The Lakers are as soft as sponge cake and the Cavs "great", "good", or "average" as some say, defense would've been way too much for the guys from LaLa Land to handle.

As a side note... Is Paul Pierce the biggest drama queen ever? Did you guys catch his Game 4 post game interview court side, where he looked up to the heavens almost in tears to explain how the Celtics were able to come back? This after "tweaking" his knee...errr...ankle after a missed jump shot 10 minutes earlier. Anyone who calls out Lebron for whining and selling fouls, needs to watch Pierce take a little contact. And count how many times MVP Kobe whines to the refs.

This also shows that everyone may be wrong in saying the West is so much better than the East. It may be more competitive because the teams are more even, but it isn't better. Now I don't mean from top to bottom, but the top teams in the East are as good as the top teams in the West. I like the Cavs, Pistons, and Celtics over the Lakers. If Lebron doesn't go into a historic shooting slump for two plus games, we might be on the verge of our first NBA championship.