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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hail To The Baron

posted by on May 1 at 17:17 PM


The NBA playoffs go on forever. Seriously—the first round starts the end of April and Finals don’t happen until June. I have a supposed life that I should be living, but the (appropriately nicknamed) “Second Season” is making this very difficult. So much basketball is both a blessing and a curse. The playoffs are killing me with heart attacks of joy. In just over an hour, the Golden State Warriors could pull off the most beautiful, improbable upset in basketball history.

The Dallas Mavericks have been the strongest team all throughout the regular season—they won 67 games overall, went on a 17-game winning streak, and Dirk Nowitzki is likely to be this year’s league MVP. By contrast, the Warriors have been a hot mess—they won just 42 games and are a band of emotional little crazy men with the league’s worst overall free throw percentage. They didn’t make the playoffs until the last possible day. So how is it the Warriors are just one win away from eliminating the #1 seed in the Western Conference?

All heart, baby. Golden State plays loose, passionate ball—they’ve got nothing to lose, everything to gain. They’re helter skelter, fast-paced, mercurial—it’s like watching barely controlled chaos. In Game 2, Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson were ejected from the game for getting angry and taunting referees. (It was frightening and amazing to see.) In Game 4, Baron Davis and his sick playoff beard willed GSW’s victory into existence through brute force. The Warriors are fearless; they relentlessly penetrate the paint and drive to the hole. Their style is riveting and tonight’s game is guaranteed to be epic. You should tune in.

Now please enjoy Baron Davis’s insane buzzer beating half-court three from Game 4:

*And yes, those are bullets in Baron Davis’s fedora. He is the coolest customer.

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It would be the biggest upset since the 8th seeded Nuggets knocked off the top seeded Soni- oh wait LOLOLOLOLOL.

Posted by Gomez | May 1, 2007 5:25 PM

Tan Man is Latvian! Love the career 45.9% FT%, including a truly astounding 30.6% last year. But the career 60.5% in FG makes up for it...

Posted by Pete | May 1, 2007 6:19 PM

Basketball is a disgusting game. Feh.

Posted by Sachi | May 1, 2007 9:40 PM

I've played a lot of basketball, most recently in a league of health industries. I won't bore you with my highlights like shooting an airball foul shot and making a rare driving down-the-middle lay up promptly to be followed by a rebound tip-in on the other end for the other team. Ah well, the game tonight? *-*How was it?!** Close call I read. At least the wizards, er, bullets, er, losers to the Sonics won't be contending.

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Posted by Garrett | May 1, 2007 10:28 PM

Jason Terry went to Franklin, and plays for the Mavs. You cannot endorse some beard-havin', tie-over-the-collar wearin, good player on a shite team over JT and the Mavs. Go back to california with that smack.

Posted by meks | May 2, 2007 8:23 AM

UCLA, baby!

Posted by DOUG. | May 2, 2007 9:30 AM

Oh man, how close the Warriors were last night to creating history. First time in a 1st round best of 7(which I think is a bad idea for the underdogs) that an 8 seed beat a 1 seed. (As mentioned earlier, Seattle, choke-city-USA was the last no.1 to lose to Mutombo's Nuggets in a best of 5 series) I feel somewhat guilty for watching so much basketball during the playoffs but I mostly dread the void that will be left when the playoffs are over. I will have to reconnect with neglected friends and venues . . .

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