Friday, May 19, 2006


The LA Clippers force a Game 7.

That’s what my summer has been about, the NBA, particularly following the Phoenix Suns. Well, that and some sparse reading for the Bar. I guess my NBA for the moment has been No Bar At (all). Bad acronym, but it’s really hard keeping emotions in check when you’ve invested emotions into a team. And I think my IQ’s still out buying food- like it's been for the past month. I hope to get it back in time for the Bar.

The Suns overachieved this season, prompting the league to vote their point guard, Steve Nash, MVP for the second straight year. Less than ten people have won back-to-back MVP’s, among them, Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, etc. But this guy from Canada somehow made it into that elite list.

Nash is short. He’s slow, he can’t jump, he can’t defend- but he’s won an MVP, and consecutive ones at that. Last year, he joined a team that was at the bottom of the league and he made them into winners. This year, their best player was injured for the season, and the player they got to replace their injured player was himself injured mid-season. And yet they still managed to win their division and clinch the second seed in the Western Conference. Wow.

In the first round of the playoffs, they were down 1-3 against the Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and still managed to win the seven game series. Now they’re in the second round and are about to face their division rival, the LA Clippers, in a seventh and deciding game. The winner will advance to the Western Conference Finals.

LK was telling me that she was happy that the series will go into a seventh game. More fun all around, I suppose. But I wasn’t happy at all. The Clippers are the tallest team in the league, and without their injured centers, the Suns are one of the smallest, if not the smallest team in the playoffs today. They won’t stand a chance against the Clips in a seventh game….


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