Posts Tagged ‘Thunder’

Ahh it is finally here. Honestly, I am surprised it has taken this long to get here. The Celtics lasted way longer than I thought they would and they really shouldn’t have won three games in this series. However, the reason they lasted this long, is also the reason why the Heat and Lebron will lose for the second year in a row in the finals. But, more on that later. For now, I want to say how ridiculous it is that the Celtics even won three games.

The Celtics are really freaking old plain and simple. Ray Allen is pretty much useless at this point in his career, Paul Pierce has a lot of wear and tear, Garnett has played seventeen seasons and Rondo (although he is a great penetrator and assist guy) can’t shoot worth a lick which allows the Heat to play so far off a point guard its ridiculous. It is amazing that the Celtics won three games in this series, and the reason being is that the Celtics played their freaking hearts out every single game of the playoffs. However, at this point in time, that isn’t enough. The talent is just not there anymore.

However, with the Heat, the talent is there, the heart? Not really. They should have completely blown out the Celtics by twenty every single game of this series. They have three guys, in their prime, who are going to probably be in the Hall of Fame. Yet, they take plays and games off, which is why, they will lose again in the Finals. They are going to face a team with just as much talent across the board, and have the fire and the heart as the Celtics do. The Thunder will win the series and we can once again hear Lebron make excuses. I can’t wait.

 

I have been sitting here for about fifteen minutes trying to think of how that title could fit in with the rest of this post, and I have come to the conclusion that well…not sure if it can. It is just that since last night, I can not get this R.E.M song out of my head.

So, the NBA Playoffs began yesterday. However, Chicago’s own Superman (Nice! See what I did there?) Derrick Rose, already had his playoffs cut short with a torn acl. How frustrating for not only him, but the Chicago Bulls Fans. The Bulls are now relegated to another wait until next year mantra, and it is just not fair. You never want to see a player get hurt, but especially the best player on one of the teams that had the chance to win a title. When something like this happens, you almost have to put an asterik next to the name of the team who ends up winning the championship. Anyways, injuries in sports are a part of the game, but that doesn’t make it any less painful.

So, is this the year that Lebron finally gets his ring? I sincerely hope not. However, with Rose out, there is one less team for the Heat to have to go thru. In the East, there really aren’t a whole lot of teams that can match up with Leloser and company. I believe that Boston’s own big three, could push the Heat to maybe six games, but really it should now be a cakewalk to the Finals for the Heat. The Knicks suck, The Magic suck, The 76ers suck and the Pacers have no go to guy. Welcome to the complete boredom of the NBA playoffs. Sorry, but that’s what the NBA (at least the East) has become now that Rose has gone down.

In the West, things are a lot spicier. The Lakers, Mavs, Thunder and Spurs all could come out and reach the Finals. Does Kobe Bryant have one more run in him with the Lakers? Can the Mavs pull off the unthinkable and get back to the Finals? I’m saying no. Spurs or Thunder v.s Heat Finals. And Lesuck will once again blow it in the Finals, and everyone who is not a heat fan, will breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Well those are my predictions and I am sticking to them. What do you think? Can anyone stop the Heat in the East now? Can the young Thunder roster make the next step to the Finals?