Is anyone watching the NBA Finals?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Vash01, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    I did not see a thread about the NBA Finals, but may be there is one about the NBA season? I can't find it. It's OK if the admin decides to merge the two.

    Who are you rooting for? I am for the San Antonio Spurs. This is funny because not so long ago I was rooting against them because they were playing against my Phoenix Suns. How times change! I have a lot of respect for the Spurs organization and their players. I don't hate LeBron or the Heat, but they are the current champions and I am going to root for the underdogs Spurs.
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I root for anyone and any team without a member on it named Lebron James. What a pig.
  3. dardar1126

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    I'm not really into basketball...but, nevertheless, GO SPURS! :cheer: But my mom is a HUGE FAN; watches every game she can, knows all about the players, coach, etc. I always liked David Robinson (that's his name, right?) and like Manu. Tony is a good player (even though he did cheat on Eva :p ). And Tim Duncan is good, too.

    I guess what I like about the Spurs is that they seem to be a team with few prima donnas...a team that stays pretty clean morally and ethically.
  4. professordeb

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    I'm not really into Basketball this time of the season but my pick for a winner is ABMHWCBLJ&WHN (anyone but Miami Heat with Chris Bosh, LeBron James & what's his name)
  5. riveredge

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    did Lebron raped your sister?

    San Antonio has 4 championships and because everyone hates Miami i'm rooting for them just to annoy the rest of sporting world
  6. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    :confused: I wasn't aware that rape was the only reason to think of someone as a pig.
  7. duane

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    I cannot stand Tim Duncan or Tony Parker. GO LEBRON (fellow born-in-Akron-Ohioian)!!
  8. jenny12

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    Lebron James has made some mistakes, but there are people who have done far worse things in American pro sports. He hasn't gotten into off the field trouble like a lot of athletes. So while he might full of himself sometimes, I don't think he's a pig. Anyway, I love watching Lebron James when he's at his best-the most complete player in the NBA.
  9. Vash01

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    LeBron is an amazingly talented player. I did not like the way he joined Miami, with a huge TV appearance. I also did not like the way the three players decided to create this championship team. By contrast, the Spurs have built their teams quietly, through the normal process- draft picks and free agents. They don't have prima donnas, even though they have one of the best 'Big three's in the NBA. LeBron gets way too much attention by the media, IMO. He should not have won the MVP this year because he had too much talent around him; IMO Carmelo Anthony should have (he made a much weaker team much better). On the flip side, LeBron has really developed into a great player. He does not brag about himself; the media worships him and he cannot control that.

    I am rooting for the Spurs, but I still think Miami will win the series.
  10. judgejudy27

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    Tim Duncan makes me want to hurl. GO LEBRON AND HEAT!!
  11. dardar1126

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    Needless to say, my family was thrilled that the Spurs won tonight! :summer:
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    What has Tim done to make you hurl. I get the Tim is boring stuff but the guy has been basically a model citizen...
  13. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    As was I. Spurs in 6, I hope, and on the Heat's home court at that.
  14. Vash01

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    Count me in. It won't be easy though. The Heat has always played strong after a loss. I hope Pop can find a way to get it done in game 6.
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    Shame the Spurs missed those free throws at the end of regulation....will be very hard to come back and win Game 7 now.
  16. myhoneyhoney

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    I just sprouted a ton of gray hairs watching tonight's game! I've been a fan of Pat Riley since his Lakers days (I've been a HUGE Lakers fan since the Magic/Bird days) but I also like the Spurs. Hubby's a HUGE fan of the Spurs, coaches our son's basketball team to play like the Spurs but of course our son (the one hubby coaches) absolutes loves Labron and DWade. IT'S CRAZY!!! lol
  17. Vash01

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    My thoughts exactly. This was their opportunity. It's going to be impossible to beat the Heat in Miami in game 7. They have all the momentum, the home crowd, and (I hate to say this) LeBron James. He turned the game around when all seemed hopeless for the Heat. I despise their role players for joining that team, just to get a ring.

    Leonard missed 1 out of 2 FTs at the end (that would have sealed the win & the championship). I cannot forgive Ginobili for missing 1 out of 2 TWICE earlier in that quarter. What's more baffling to me is in the critical moments, the Spurs best rebounder (Duncan) was on the bench. With a 3-pt lead why did they not foul a Heat player (in a non-shooting situation)? I have never seen Popovich make such bad coaching decisions.

    It's a shame that the Spurs great performances will not be remembered as Championship performances. Instead, the inconsistent Heat will be lauded as repeat champions (with a chance to three-peat next year).
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  18. dardar1126

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    My mom is NOT a happy camper right now! :fragile:
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    Bleh.
  20. Vash01

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    Sadly, the Heat did win game 7. I had expected them to. Home field advantage in game 7 is too much to overcome. I missed most of the game (3 qtrs) because I was in a meeting, and when I got home, 4th qtr had just begun with the Heat leading by 4. I chose not to watch the rest of the game. Instead, I checked the outcome later on my computer.

    I don't like LeBron and the whole philosophy on which this team is based. LeBron is no Michael Jordan. In my opinion the Spurs were the better team but they made uncharacteristic mistakes in game 6, and lost the chance to win it in game 6. What was truly heart breaking- with 28 seconds left, the NBA had brought out the trophy, and made preparations for the trophy presentation. Then unexpectedly they lost control of the game (I still blame their coach for the decisions he made in the 4th Q). That's got to be devastating. To their credit they fought all the way through before losing game 7. My condolences to the Spurs and their fans. This is one of the few sports organizations in the NBA that I respect. There are just a handful of them in pro sports.

    On to the NHL. I don't have a strong favorite in the Stanley cup finals but I am rooting for the Bruins because one of my friends is from Boston and she is into hockey (she played some in college).
  21. jenny12

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    So glad the Heat won and Lebron got another MVP. He is easily the best all-around player in the league. I love watching him play.
  22. NeilJLeonard

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    Like Vash01 I did not like the way LeBron made the move to Miami. I do think that Miami's big 3 had the right to see if they could cement their friendship by attempting to play together. Freedom of choice and where you work should extend even to elite pro athletes. Kudos to Pat Riley and Heat owner Mickey Arison for having the courage to give it a try.

    The TV Special was an over the top joke. Stupid and in very bad taste. The intro at the AAA was worse. All the talk of multiple championships before they'd even played a game grated on my nerves.

    BUT, they were part of the only South Florida based sports franchises that seemed to understand that a teams purpose is to win championships. All the others seem to exist for other reasons, most often the owners ego.

    They now have a repeat. GOOD! They have multiple Championships. GOOD! Let's get more. THREEPEAT! THREEPEAT!

    NJL (...it's soooooo nice to see a SoFl winner for a change.....:D...)
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  23. Vash01

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    NeilJ,

    It's not just LeBron and the way he signed with Miami- making a show of it- but the whole team has a bad attitude, IMO. They offer aging stars vets minimum (they had offered it to Steve Nash; he declined) and many players sign with that team just to get a ring. There are a few other players that do this (Fisher of the Lakers and later OKC comes to mind). It's easy to differentiate classy players from the ring-grabbers. Nothing wrong with wanting to win a title but the lack of loyalty and self respect bothers me. By contrast, the Spurs draft and grow their players, they are loyal, and they make some smart free agent decisions. Their goal is also to win a championship (I would add Lakers and Celtics to the list) but they don't make a show of it. They just play and they win consistently. Also some of these top teams (Spurs, Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, and possibly OKC in the future) dominate in the playoffs, unlike the Heat. IMO the Heat just got lucky that Popovich turned into Dantoni in game 6, and did not call a time out when the Heat started coming back in the 4th Q. His decisions were baffling- he is one of the greatest coaches of our time. Did he choke? Did the Spurs players choke when they saw the yellow tape and the trophy being wheeled in? We may never know. They are not making any excuses. They are a class organization. IMO Spurs will continue to be a great team; about the Heat I am not sure. I hate 3-peats, and I hope someone beats the Heat next year in the early rounds of playoffs. LeBron is no Jordan, although he has developed quite a lot since last year.
  24. jenny12

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    I don't think Lebron is Jordan, but he is already a league above. He excels at almost every facet of the game and always uses the off-season to develop his game. While The Decision was the wrong way to go about it, I think he hasn't done anything that terrible in his career and is one of the most impressive overall skilled players the league has ever seen. I have absolutely no problem with the way Miami put together their team. They did nothing illegal and I think loyalty in pro sports is overrated. I think it is a business and if owners treat it as such, players should be able to as well. Owners don't have to be loyal, so why should players? Lebron, aside from the Decision, has not gotten into trouble off the court like many have and I think it is impressive how he always continues to develop his game. Just because he is not Jordan does not mean he isn't an outstanding player in his own right. I don't think anyone on The Spurs is any more classy than anyone on The Heat.