Don’t worry guys, I’m back!!! How excited are you? Probably as excited as Chris Paul is going up against the only point guard in the NBA who needs a walker.
Or as excited as LeBron James when the Cavs drew the Wizards and Stevenson and Gilbert continued to talk.
Or as excited as the entire Utah Jazz team when they drew the Rockets and T-Mac since we all know T-Mac will never when a playoff series.
Or as excited as my readers are when I returned from a two post (four day) absence. Oh wait, that was the original comparison.
Anyway, let’s talk NBA playoffs.
The obvious statement, and this may have never been the case in this history of the NBA, Charles Barkley was right: The Washington Wizards are the dumbest basketball team in the history of civilization. I never agree with Chuck but the Wizards are a bunch of morons. Why would you call out LBJ and the Cavs? Why would you “want” the Cavs? I don’t think all the talk motivated LeBron anymore. He didn’t need any more motivation. The rest of the team, maybe, but LBJ was, and always is, ready to go. The only thing that talking does is make you looking like an ass. And right now the Wizards are the plumber with his crack showing and its only a matter off time until the pants fall all the way off. (Did that analogy make any sense? Didn’t think so either.)
LeBron made key plays down the stretch to win Game 1. Game 2 the Cavs just dominated. You can say the difference was the defense or Wally and Ben playing like it was 2003 or it was LBJ again, but I’ll tell you the difference. I think you all know what it is. Say it will me now… BILLY FREAKIN’ THOMAS. BILLY made an appearance last night its no coincidence the Cavs pounded the Wizards. The easy thinking is BILLY played because the Cavs were up so much. I disagree. I say, the Cavs were up by so much because BILLY played. But he only played the final four minutes, you say. I say, the threat of BILLY coming in the game was enough to scare the Wizards. BILLY’S mare presence on the bench was enough to intimidate the Wizards. Let’s look at BILLY’S stat line for the four minutes he played. Scored three points on 1-of-1 shooting and had an assist. Project that out over 25 minutes a game and that’s over 18 ppg and almost seven assists. I need to get me a BILLY THOMAS jersey.
Tomorrow’s Game 3 will determine the series. And by that I mean, how many games it will take to end Washington’s season. If Cleveland wins, which I’m as sure they will as am sure I BILLY THOMAS may be my real father, they sweep the series. If somehow the Wizards pull their pants up and win, it could go the six games I originally projected.
(Side Note: Rosie, you want to start up our cookouts for Game 3 like we did last year or what are your plans?)
In other NBA news…
Great win by Phily but the loss made Detroit made and I think they win in six.
Dallas is awful. Outside of Dirk, they have nobody who can shoot. I was watching Game 1 against New Orleans and walked away when Dallas was up 8, maybe 10, in the third. When I came back they were down 14. Is this still the affects from blowing the Finals to the Heat two years ago and losing in the first round last year? If Dallas loses, and now I think they will, Avery Johnson should be fired.
This is exactly why San Antonio will be back in the Finals. No way they should win Game 1, but a Tim Duncan three-pointer? Amazing. Those are the breaks they get and Manu is the third best clutch player in the NBA (You better be able to figure out the first two).
Denver just doesn’t want to be here. If they were going to put together that pissy of an effort, why didn’t they do that down the stretch of the regular season? Everyone would have rather seen Golden State than Denver.
This one’s for you Graig: Houston, we have a problem.
Did Orlando and Toronto play this weekend?
Cleveland needs to sweep (five games at the most) Washington because Boston will handle the Hawks in four and be rested and waiting if the Cavs can’t finish off the Wizards.
OK, I think that’s all I got today. How’s everyone’s NHL brackets looking?
GO CAVS. IBTWT (In BILLY THOMAS We Trust).