The National Basketball Association has just completed an 82 game season and six rounds of playoff series, only to produce a duplication of last season's Finals match-up - the Miami Heat versus the San Antonio Spurs. Couldn't they have just played a seven game series last October and saved everyone a lot of time?
I kid, of course, but like many of you out there, with no strong rooting interest in any particular team, I don't pay a lot of attention to the NBA until Playoffs time, but I am looking forward to following these Finals.
Surely, the Spurs, looking for their fifth championship in this era are one of the most under-regarded dynastic-type teams in any sport. And they feature one of the least known, and certainly least hyped great players of all time in Tim Duncan.
The Heat, of course, are two-time defending NBA Champs looking to make it three in a row, and when you watch them, you are privileged to see this guy
in action. Seriously, LeBron James is so good that I can't even come up with words to describe him. If you can't appreciate that, then you just don't like basketball, won't watch the playoffs, anyway, and probably skipped reading this post when you saw the headline.
The teams staged a terrific seven game series for the Championship last year, and there's no reason to think it won't happen again this year.
Let's tip it off!