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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NBA Finals are over

The Miami Heat have taken a 3 games to 1 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and no team has ever come back from that deficit in the pro hoops finals. The two principal causes of the Thunder's losses have been the undisciplined play of Russell Westbrook, an enormous talent who works miracles but also shows poor judgment at times; and the officiating, which has been blatantly slanted toward a Miami victory. And so the league will finally get to bestow a championship ring on Lebron James, as it has longed to do.

It's gone from an honest competition to a staged show for about a week now. You'll excuse us if we turn it off at this point and get on with summer. We're certainly not interested in enduring Lebron's victory speech. But it will be a fitting ending to the NBA season of greed.

Comments (21)

Stars get the calls. It's been that way in the NBA for decades. It's annoying; but not surprising.

I actually think the Thunder have a glimmer of hope. I think they win game five in OKC. And then all they gotta do is steal a win in Miami. And then bam, we've got a game seven in OKC, where anything can happen.

Unlikely, I agree. But not out of the realm of possibility.

I just realized that the Finals is 2-3-2. Game 5 is in Miami. I take back what I said. The Thunder are done.

I think they win game five in OKC.

Game 5 is in Miami. The Finals are 2-3-2.

Stars get the calls.

Kevin Durant is the league scoring champ. He got no calls.

No team down 3-1 has even forced a Game 7.

It was interesting seeing Magic discussing Westbrook's clock play. Remember when Magic lost track of the clock against Boston in the Finals?
There's nothing like a painful screw-up to make a person grow up a little. Westbrook will be fine.

I realize a lot will be made about how few times Westbrook went to the freethrow line despite the large numbers of shots in the paint. I agree it was surprising but there was one factor that's different with him. He moves so quickly that a lot of times the Heat were too slow to be in a position to foul him.

A great performance. He looked like he was on rollerskates while the other 9 players on the court were playing with those new shackle sneakers from Adidas.

Stars get the calls? Really ? Wow who would have thunk it. ?

Okay I appologize for throw'in MUDD.

No offense to the newbie NBA crowd.
The NBA has ALWAYS had a little "fix" to it however David Stern has perfected it Big Time. Yes the league is fixed , manipulated or what ever you wish to call it. (looks like a Kitzhaber Supreme Court Appointee) LOL I crack myself up . Truth hurts sometimes.
Okay, forgetting the Blazzers etc. Look at just this last game tonight even Breen notes that Russel Westbrook has attacked the basket all night and got one trip to the foul line.
Just get 3 feet from LeBron and go to the foul line over and over.

David Stern should be in Jail for the rip off of BILLIONS of dollars from unsuspecting people.
The ultimate ripoff of consumers by a schmuck attorney. One of the better reasons why the Bar Assoc. cannot regulate itself.

BOJACK you rock, Love your blog man.

But his team lost, because nobody else got off except Russell. Harden started to falter, and rather than get him back on track, Russell went for his 40.

And where the hell was Kendrick Perkins? He hardly played! Is he hurt?

officiating is blatantly SLANTED for Miami CHEAT

David Stern basketball is FIXED, manipulated.
David Stern should be in jail for racketeering, corruption

Yessss! Then the indelible disrepute is that the CHEAT accept their dirty and dishonorable trophy smilingly, as though it had any worth after being got by fraud ... like O.J. accepting a 'Not Guilty' ruling in Judge Ito's fraud room.

And, no, Stern. No sale. Take your NBA where I never see that junk or you again.

When speaking of Westbrook's play, I would like to translate your term of "undisciplined" to idiot. He's just a dumb guy.

Maybe if Durant could do something other than shoot the Thunder might have a chance.

Durant had a couple of rebounds and zero assists. LeBron had 26 points 12 assists and 9 rebounds. First time someone had had that sort of line since Bird in 86.

The better team won.

Claiming a conspiracy, and calling the Heat the CHEAT, is the same small town thinking that thinks cargo bikes are the solution to disaster recovery. Sure, there is little parity in the NBA with loose free agency, but the better team does win. I think it's this thinking and attitude that is endemic in Portland that has always held us back and will continue to do so.

When you're the younger team, and you see LeBron limping around you gotta take it to'em. Really did not understand running halfcourt sets at that point. Water under the bridge though, no coming back from 3-1 down.

The Perkins comment is telling. I think he disappeared because there's nobody like him on the court from Miami for him to play against.
It's the tantalizing matchups I wondered about at the beginning of the series.

Bosh sure has showed up against OKC.

None of this is news. The NBA has been the most crooked pro sport in the U.S. for over 20 years. It makes boxing & horseracing look like tiddly winks.

I quit caring about pro basketball so long ago I can't even remember the year, but the NBA's "integrity" was totally smithereened by the time Jordan & the Bulls were allowed to be handed the championship against the Jazz.

The NBA is now just another version of the WWE. So sad. It used to be something great and marvelous. Never again. In the near future professional computer gaming will surpass it in popularity.

The NBA: "It's Shamtastic!"

Ha, you guy's crack me up. Why do you think the Official Name is NBA entertainment? as appossed NBA Basketall?

Cause the fix is in...............

WWF ...NBA all of the same.

You noticed that Scot Foster officiated the game tonight. Yes the main contact for the Great Tim Donaghy for fixing games. Yes Scott has replaceced Tim and Especially Dick Bavetta for "Handleing " games.

Dream on follow the muney

The Thunder are going to lose? Seattle must be ecstatic.

Bitter Supersonic fan cracks me up.

I thought the whole Lebron "injury" thing was a bit of NBA theater that will no doubt weave into the story line of what a gritty hero he was in winning his first ring. Excuse me I have to go puke right now.

David Stern will want to the series going 6 or 7 so if the fix is on, Miami will be treated differently Thursday night. We'll see.

Rumors of cargo bike purchases by thunder.

And where the hell was Kendrick Perkins? He hardly played! Is he hurt?

OKC knows the only way they can beat Miami is with team speed, but Perkins slows them down too much.

Yeah all those 3 point shots they made were because the league is rigged...

Look, in the playoffs you don't get the foul calls - it's a man's game and the toughest men win.

Harden has been shown that flopping and diving into people doesn't work in the finals. Take away 1 of OKCs big 3 and you win the game.

LeBron is the best player on the court and probably in the league - no point in being a sore loser.


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