The NBA Playoffs Are Awesome

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I don't care who you are.....if you don't like this kind of action I don't know you. If you missed the Jazz/Warriors game last night you missed yet another gem in a playoffs that is starting to remind everyone of the 80s. And that's a good thing.



I always love this time of year when dumb ass hockey fans try to make a case that their sport is intense. It's very entertaining, but come on.....do you really believe what you're writing after the last two weeks?

Point #2: Toughness- Bulls star Scottie Pippen once missed most of an NBA playoff game because of a headache.

Counterpoint: Isiah Thomas, Bernard King, and Steve Nash

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:07 AM

13 Comments:

i can;t beleive they lost ah, therer goes all the fun. once the nba finishes raping the suns and the spurs beat thmem then we have the more boring team advancinc out of every series.
jazz gws (who you think is more boring)
suns spurs (ditto)
pistons bulls (probably about equal but we have seen pistons spurs finals, ugh)
cavs nets (nets play fasster and have kidd cavs slow down and iso lebron. Nets more exciting)

larry burns said...
May 16, 2007, 7:27:00 AM  

Wow, that clip was gooood.

hollywood wags said...
May 16, 2007, 9:32:00 AM  

How drunk was larry burns when he typed up that nonsense???

David Stern is fixing the NBA again this season. He is going to put LeBron in the Finals, hopefully against Boozer so he can get boo'ed every time he touches the ball. As a Cavs diehard, I do not object to this.

Stern does not want SA/DET again. One might make it to the Finals, but definitely not both.

GMoney said...
May 16, 2007, 9:57:00 AM  

The Warriors have nothing to be ashamed of, and it's a good thing I was asleep before the end of the game.

mookie said...
May 16, 2007, 10:23:00 AM  

You think bashing hockey makes you too cool for the room, but in truth, it's tired and shallow.

Keith said...
May 16, 2007, 11:55:00 AM  

drunk and tired, on a school night. But in all reality I just don;t reread my shit and i type to fast so i make mistakes.

larry burns said...
May 16, 2007, 1:26:00 PM  

Listen I never comment, and Love your site, but seriously why must you bash hockey, was it really called for?

Second.. You really picked the "Toughness" point to go after? Seriously? Sidney Crosby played on a broken foot for a month, In the regular season! (and he's considered a wuss in hockey terms)

Nash and Isaih and King are all nice toughness stories, and i don't mean to take anything away from them.

But can we all stop the basketball vs. hockey comparisons... Their only similarity is the season they play in.

B_Washington said...
May 16, 2007, 2:44:00 PM  

B and Keith,

Why are Hockey fans always so defensive? I wasn't bashing Hockey as a sport, but the people/writers/fans that portray all other Spors as wimpy and for sissies.

The Hockey playoffs have been great in their own right don't get me wrong.

May 16, 2007, 2:55:00 PM  

I guess when you say...

"It's entertaining, but come on... Do you really believe what you're writing after the last two weeks" and "I love when dumb-ass hockey fans try to make a case that their sport is intense."

So what you're saying? It's not intense? I understand you take acception to the article written, but it can definantly be viewed as a knock on all hockey fans who think their sport of choice is intense.

So yeah, hockey fans are a little upset that their league, which is doing just fine thank you, keeps getting knocked every time anyone gets a chance.


So in conclusion. No blood no foul?

B_Washington said...
May 16, 2007, 4:22:00 PM  

Hockey-bashing is so Old Media. Leave that to ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

Keith said...
May 16, 2007, 4:30:00 PM  

Intense was a bad choice of words. Everything is subjective..you're going to agree with the writer because you're a hockey fan, and I'm not because I'm a basketball fan. The writer is just a dumbass too compare them in the first place.

As far as the revenue goes...People can make money when things are bad as well. It's called a write-off, and many Owners use them.

I'm glad the owners are making money, but they aren't getting people to watch the games again. I love the sport, but that strike destroyed it (well that and Gary Bettman).

Link

May 16, 2007, 4:33:00 PM  

I agree there is no comparison to basketball and hockey. I did like the article, but wish he would write more of a "10 things you're missing if you're not watching hockey" instead of a comparison. They play the same months of the year, and both have their good and bad points...

I'm not going to argue that the audience in the states is poor right now. The strike did kill US fan interest, but ratings rose this year, and are only slightly lower than the NBA's for the nationally televised NBC games.

I will argue, that the game itself is much better than pre-lockout. The actual games are better, the NHL (and dubass Bettemen) has to learn how to get the great product to the masses.

B_Washington said...
May 16, 2007, 4:53:00 PM  

The reason hockey fans are so defensive is because since hockey doesn't constitute 50% of Sportscenter highlights, they think no one likes hockey other than them.

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May 19, 2007, 2:19:00 AM  

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