the mavs are going to the NBA finals

Saturday night I hiked down to Woodbridge to watch the Mavs play the Suns in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Watching games in high definition (and on a 57″ screen, no less!) has got to be the best way to experience basketball. Yes, it even beats in person, because I never know everything that’s going on (like how many points everyone has, the score, etc.) since I’m usually focused on one or two players. By the way, the Mavs rallied back from an 18-point deficit to win the aforementioned match, 102-93.

Which means the Mavs are going to the NBA Finals!!!!!!!!!

I know not many of you care about the NBA, much less the Mavs, but this is a huge deal to a longtime fan like me (ok, so I’ve only been a fan of the Mavs for three years, but that’s 100% of my NBA-fandom)! The circumstances are still so awesome that I haven’t really grasped the reality of it all.

I guess what I feel is akin to someone who has invested a lot of time and emotions into the characters of some show and they’re about to witness the season finale. You can’t believe it’s finally upon you (and I can’t believe people are that into scripted television shows). I have no real stake in the matter – I’m not on the team, I don’t own any parts of the team – but they represent me, and I, them. For whatever reasons, our fate are intertwined – like when dog chose to align itself with man along the evolutionary road – I have felt the weightlessness of each victory and I’ve shared their heartbreak with each crushing defeat.

And now we are on the brink of greatness! The storied few – the Birds, the Magics, the Jordans – all made their stamp on this, the most important stage. And, we are fortunate enough to be facing a worthy adversary. The Heat from down under have the legendary Shaq (who has guaranteed a championship to Miami during his tenure) and the Jordon-clone, Dwayne Wade. It is stuff legends are made of!

Mavs in 6!!!!!!



  • Zepmoon
    Thursday, June 8th, 2006 at 17:53 | #1

    The 57 inch HDTV is available for all your “finals” viewing pleasure. I’ll even supply the beer!

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>
1 trackbacks/pingbacks