I'm not a huge NBA fan, but I love the fact that Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh saw their plan go up in smoke. The team that predicted multiple championships is still looking for one. The Dallas Mavericks completed a 6 game upset of the Miami Heat with a 105-95 win and with the victory, made many happy.
Lebron's outlandish one hour TV program announcing he was going to South Beach alienated himself and the Heat right from the moment he made the decision and many celebrated the fact that he has egg on his face and does he ever. Lebron brought it all on himself by doing what he did and now he has to take every single piece of criticism he gets. He has proven that he can't be considered in the same breath as the game's all-time greats because he A) bailed on his original team to get a championship elsewhere with a supporting cast and B) failed with that cast to get it done. He then came off like a jackass when it was over which shows he needs a PR person.
What can't be denied was perhaps the most subdued celebration I've ever seen. It was downright weird. The game ended and as it did, Dallas forward and Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki could be seen heading to the dressing room without a fist pump or anything. Where did he go? There wasn't a great deal of celebration on the court and then in the moment America waited for which was Commissioner David Stern handing the trophy to Mark Cuban in what would have been an awkward moment, Cuban deferred with the presentation going to the team's original owner. How satisfied do you think Cuban is with this. He has finally won something and one wouldn't blame him if he let the whole world know about it. He is that bombastic.
We still can't say "Chris Bosh NBA Champion" and that's a good thing is it not?
From one time that doesn't have class to another one and why on earth is Roberto Luongo trash-talking Tim Thomas? Luongo claimed he would have had the goal that Max Lapierre scored to give Vancouver a 1-0 win in Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead. Really? You've been outplayed by Thomas in this series and you are criticizing him. Not the smartest thing to do Roberto. Canuck fans wonder why others aren't embracing their team---this is example #274. If you want to read a good story on one of the reasons why Vancouver isn't popular, check out this read by Sportsnet's Mark Spector.
Did the Canucks really start telling media outlets to bid for the rights for their Stanley Cup parade after Game 5? I doubt this story because I think you would have heard about it from someone whether it be TSN, Sportsnet, whoever. If this is true, perhaps that's example #275.
If there is any doubt the NHL season is too long, consider the fact the NBA season went about a week and a half past the end of the NHL regular season yet they are done their playoffs ahead of the NHL. That's sad!
Craig MacTavish as coach of the Winnipeg team in the NHL? Why not? He will get another job in the league.
Baseball is considering realignment. Will the Jays still be in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox? Toronto showed this weekend they can't compete with the big boys as they were beaten from pillar to post by the Red Sox at Skydome this weekend. They can play with the rest of the American League, but not Boston and not the Yankees. Still with the Jays, what has happened to Kyle Drabek? He seems to have hit the rookie wall. Perhaps a stint at Triple A would do him some good.
Congrats to the Regina Riot womens football team for winning their first game yesterday as they beat Manitoba 34-20.
As you start your Monday remember this, a lion might not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger will.