It was epic. A classic. Unbelievable. At least that's what I heard and read about the NBA Championship series, won in seven games by the Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs. I didn't watch. I don't have time. I should also admit that I didn't really care, other than I wanted the Heat to lose. I used to watch everything, but unfortunately sitting on the couch doesn't pay very well.
I did see the final minute of game six, and the overtime. I wouldn't have even turned it on, but there was a possibility that the Heat would actually lose. I turned on the television, and the Spurs were up five with a minute to go, and they had the ball. If they hung on, they would win the league crown, and more importantly, Miami wouldn't. It didn't happen. The Heat won game six, James scored 37 in game seven and won the MVP. Ugh.
Now I know you can't blame a guy for leaving Cleveland and “taking his talents to South Beach”, but I'm still not over it. It's not LeBron I don't like, it's the Heat. I guess they are the Yankees, the team you love to hate. They have ex-Laker coach Pat Riley in the front office, but you still want them to lose. The worst line of the whole 'LeBron to Miami' thing was the “Not one, not two, not three...” thing. The Heat now have two. Enough already. Let's hope it stops there.
Other things I didn't see: Hockey's champion skating the Stanley Cup around the ice is the best championship celebration in all of sports, but it's strange when the team wins the title on the road. The Chicago Black Hawks defeated the Boston Bruins tonight 3-2 to win the title series in six games. I didn't see much of that game either, but watched part of the celebration. Seeing Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Marian Hossa kissing the cup and holding it over their heads to a mixture of booing and polite applause was odd, but is still must-see TV.
I heard the French Open was good, can't believe Wimbledon is underway, and what's this Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova feud about? I'll read about it later. I gotta work.
Gold Sox Nuggets: Curtis Partch has 8 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings with the Reds, but has 6 walks and a 6.48 ERA. He's already allowed 2 home runs, but opponents are only batting .207 against him... Padres pitcher Anthony Bass was optioned to Triple-A Tucson Sunday. The former Gold Sox hurler out of Wayne State University had a 4.28 ERA in 19 games, and pitched two scoreless innings against the Dodgers Saturday... The Gold Sox lost three out of four to the Seattle Studs last weekend, but still are 14-6 through 20 games. They are on the road this week in Arcata against the Humboldt Crabs. The forecast is calling for rain Tuesday, but is better for the series finale Wednesday.