Yeah, I know some of y’all may be shocked to see a new blog post.
It’s been a long-ass time since I last dropped a blog post — April 8th, to be exact. So basically the last time I blogged anything was the start of baseball season!
I’ve just been dealing with stuff that normal functioning adults deal with: parenthood, taking son to basketball and soccer practices, work, being a decent husband, etc. Now I feel like it’s as a good time as any to get back into the blogging saddle.
Too bad it had to come this late into the NBA playoffs.
Speaking of which, these playoffs have not disappointed — especially in the Eastern Conference, where one of four teams had a legit shot of making the NBA Finals. I’ll make sure I include the Western Conference as well.
So, without further ado (FINALLY!)…
#1 Miami Heat vs. #2 Boston Celtics
For those of us who love and miss old-school ’90s NBA (like me), this is a matchup made in heaven.
Both teams are great defensively, well-coached, gritty and tough. Miami’s Erik Spolestra is one of the best coaches in the NBA, while Boston’s Ime Udoka is a rising star. Both front offices are beyond solid. Both organizations foster of culture of toughness and accountability, and it starts at the top.
I don’t have to remind the masses of the defensive jobs both teams did en route to the conference finals. Miami controlled Trey Young, Joel Embiid and James Harden. Boston did the same against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.
Let’s put it this way: first one to 90 points win. In the meantime…
Celtics in 6
#3 Golden State Warriors vs. #5 Dallas Mavericks
Raise your hand if y’all believed the Western Conference representative will come down to these two teams. That’s what I thought.
This series will be the flip-side of the defensive minded Eastern Conference finals. Given the superstar/star power this has with Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, expect a lot of points — and be very entertained.
Having said all of that, there is something about the Mavericks. Plus Golden State didn’t play that well against a Memphis team that didn’t have it’s best player for half the series (Ja Morant)…
Mavericks in 6