Posts tagged NBA
As a die-hard fan of both the Los Angeles Lakers and Twitter, I was very active on the social networking site last night, as my Lakers handed it to the Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, to the tune of 102-89. It was definitely an enjoyable game to watch.
With that said, I was absolutely appalled and disgusted by the overwhelming show of support for the Celtics. Throughout the game, “#teamceltics” and “Celtics Fans” were mainstays on Twitter’s list of trending topics. And these Celtics fans were mainstays on my own Twitter feed, as well.
In all honesty, though, I don’t have a problem with Celtics fans. All I wanna know is, why does everyone hate on the Lakers so much?
theGrio's "Ten Stories of the Decade That Have Changed Black America" (with six of my own additions…)
I think that’s my longest post title so far.
Anyway, it seems to be the cool thing nowadays to put together “Top 10″ lists for the decade. Pretty much every news outlet is doing it.
Looking back on it, there was a lot of stuff that went down from 2000 to 2009, especially as it relates to Black America. So, of course, there had to be a list of the ten most important things to happen to Black America over the last decade. And sure enough, the good people over at theGrio put together a list that’s entitled, “Ten Stories of the Decade That Have Changed Black America.”
I’m not gonna lie… it’s a great list. But I still have to give out a few honorable (and dishonorable) mentions, because there was just way too much stuff that happened.
I’ll start with the theGrio’s list, and I’ll give you my own additions to the list after that.
That’s the title of a great article about Allen Iverson that I just finished reading in the latest issue of SLAM Magazine. In a nutshell, it talks about how Iverson’s influence has diminished.
Curious as to why? You should read the article.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a link to this article online anywhere, so I decided to type it up to share with the rest of you. Yes, I typed up the whole article. But I just think it’s that good.
If you watched all of Game 6 of this year’s Eastern Conference Finals (in the NBA Playoffs), I’m sure you remember LeBron not shaking the hands of the Orlando Magic players after the Cavaliers lost to the Magic, 103-90. According to LeBron, though, there’s nothing wrong with not shaking hands after the game.
THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS ARE THE 2009 NBA CHAMPIONS!!!!!
…that when Kobe comes through in the clutch for his team, like he did last night against Denver, it doesn’t seem to be as exciting to people as when LeBron comes through in the clutch for Cleveland?
I don’t really know.
Maybe it’s because LeBron supposedly has a better public persona? Because he’s newer to the league? Because he’s younger? Because he’s already “surpassed Kobe as a player,” according to former Lakers’ player/coach/manager Jerry West?
I don’t really know.
Even to Kobe’s fellow Lakers, it doesn’t seem to be that exciting. As teammate Lamar Odom remarked after last night’s game, “Kobe does that time and time and time and time and time again for game winners.” He then added, “It is routine–for him.”
Maybe that’s it. It’s routine, for Kobe. For LeBron… not so much.
It’s the weekend! More specifically, it’s Memorial Day weekend. So I don’t have class until Tuesday. I also don’t have any more doctor’s appointments, as my doctor told me yesterday that my eye is completely healed and my vision is perfect again. God is great, and greatly to be praised! (Thus, the title of this post.)
So what am I doing for the weekend? Nothing exciting, really. I’ll probably just stay at school and chill out, relax, etc. Boring, I know. But after the last two weeks, I can use the rest.
Speaking of rest, I think those Cavaliers got a little too much of it. Having that long break after the conference semifinals definitely didn’t seem to bode well for King James and his royal court Wednesday night in Game 1 of the conference finals. They started out strong against the Magic, building a 15-point lead by halftime. But they just couldn’t hold on.
The Magic, however, after going for 6 games and 7 games in the first round and the conference semifinals, respectively, looked much more efficient down the stretch, made obvious by their 107-106 win. Even with LeBron’s 49/8/6 performance, the Cavaliers just couldn’t get it done.
Hopefully they’ll get it done tonight.