I realize that most of you reading my blog are not huge fans or watchers of the NBA. That's okay, I still have to say that I feel a bit perplexed when I watch the series between the Lakers and the Spurs. Here's why:
You'll notice that they still call the Lakers--the Lakers and not Kobe Bryant and the rest of those guys. No one has told Kobe this still. In fact, they just made him the MVP of the whole NBA league (a title that used to be held by respectable, hard workers like Steve Nash is now given to men who ultimately admit that they may have misunderstood a woman and raped her accidentally and then get tattoos of their wife's name on their arm as an apology).
I would cheer for the Lakers if they didn't have Kobe on their team, but he made me really angry the other night and here's why:
At the end of the game, Barry had the ball and Fischer totally fouled him. I mean, blatantly fouled him. You know what happened? Nothing. No free throws, no foul given, nothing. I mean, let's be fair. You foul someone, they get some sort of retribution; that is how the game was designed. An interviewer asked Kobe about the foul at the end of the game and instead of making some wise comment like, "You know, I didn't get a good look. I'll have to review film later." He said, "There was no foul." Riiiiiggghhhtt.
Jack Nicholson is not the ref--so sit down! Phil Jackson, looks to me like you need to stand up more often--get thee to the gym--you're starting to make Sir Charles look thin.
Now, as much as I don't really appreciate Kobe, I can't cheer for the Spurs either and I'll elaborate on that for you too:
Bruce Bowen is a dirty player. He gets away with cheap fouls and no, he's not quick, he's a cheater.
The Spurs, as a team, must attend acting class in the off season because I have never seen so much acting by any one team. Not good acting, but there is no instant reply in the league.
The Spurs whine. My two year old whines less than they do. In this catergory they may have found a friend in Kobe Bryant who is also a big whiner.
As you can see, I don't have any love for either team. I don't really care who wins at this point, but it's fun to pick a team anyway, so I'm going to say Go Celtics!!!!