May 13, 2010

I’m sorry I couldn’t have watched this game. Congratulations to the Boston Celtics for their 4-2 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers – good luck in the NBA Eastern Conference finals!

Out here in the Valley of the Sun, we’re inundated with syndicated sports talk show programming from Fox Sports Radio and Sporting News Radio. Given that most of their programming originates from L.A. – the shallow end of the sports talk gene pool – the only thing these blowhards talk about when it comes to the NBA (when they’re not talking about football, that is) is Kobe and LeBron, as if they were the only two players in the NBA, all alone by themselves playing an endless game of HORSE before full houses from coast to coast.

It’s bullshit, of course, but what else do you expect from idiots?

Look, no one here is saying LeBron James isn’t talented; if he isn’t already, he’s probably destined to be one of the all-time greatest players the NBA has ever seen. And, he’s a joy to watch when he’s on. But the fact is, it’s all about the bling, and until you win a NBA championship ring you still have to prove yourself. I doubt LeBron will ever achieve that status in Cleveland, but in New York or New Jersey, who knows?

What the Boston-Cleveland series has done is shown just how versatile and dangerous Boston can be when Ray Allen is hitting his jumpers, Kevin Garnett and Glen Davis are clogging up the middle and playing defense, and Rajon Rondo is allowed to continue his coming out party as a budding NBA superstar to be reckoned with for the next decade.

How well they do against the Orlando Magic is still to be determined, but the Celtics have all of a sudden become a very entertaining (hear that, Theo Epstein?) and dangerous team. Congrats to coach Doc Rivers and his players for stepping up big time against the Cavs and shutting up those damned blowhards on nationally-syndicated sports talk radio.

Like you, Monty, and you, J.T. The Brick, two non-talents if there ever were.

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