Tuesday, June 12

LeBron James Will Not Be Missing Birth of Second Child

We're almost sure of that. It looks like LeBron James will not be missing the birth of his second child. The baby was scheduled to make its grand entrance into this world of prostitutes, rockstars, pimps, groupies, and fanatics, on the day when Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Spurs. I think we can readily say that this issue can be swept (no pun intended). Why? It doesn't look like there will be a Game 5.

Did you ever have one of those days when everything, and I mean EVERY little and big thing went wrong; while everything, and I mean EVERY little and big thing, went right in the way of other people? Having a bad day was enough, but seeing other people live a day of paradise just hurts more. Well, that day was the kind of day the Cleveland Cavaliers had in Game 2. It started out with a small lead, then it got bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and I could go on. The Spurs mailed-in the final quarter, so Cleveland was given the opportunity to do some things right. If you're catching my drift, I'm saying that the Cavaliers weren't even given opportunities to do some things right in the first three quarters. It was San Antonio Spurs dominance for the first 40 minutes of the game. The first quarter probably said it all: Tim Duncan receiving a pass from Tony Parker between the legs of Larry Hughes and threw up a wild shot that banked off the board for the foul and the basket, LeBron James was called for his second personal foul with 9 minutes left in the first quarter which spelled doom for the Cavaliers, Tony Parker got blocked but got the ball back and laid the ball in for the foul and the basket, and Tony Parker went coast to coast in only a half second to take the ten point lead. I'm surprised the Cavaliers didn't concede by then. I'm also surprised that Mike Brown took out LeBron James after two fouls with the game barely getting under way, what a pussy. Oh wait, maybe that was the Cavaliers conceding when LeBron was subbed-out; my bad, I guess I'm not so surprised anymore.

So what makes me so sure that this will be a sweep? I used to believe, like one or two days ago, that this series will not be over until the Spurs get win #3. My mind has been changed. The book is half-closed, and when the Spurs take Game 3 too, only the epilogue will be left to finish before fully closing the book in its entirety. After watching the game tonight, it doesn't look like the Cavaliers have a fighting chance at all. The Cavaliers were under this same situation in their last series against Detroit and answered by storming back at their home court, but the outcome would not be the same this time. When the Cavaliers survived the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James had to have a phenomenal playoff performance in order for them to come back and snatch the series from the Pistons; averaging over 30 points in the final four games is only scratching the surface. He had to fight pound for pound, one man against five defenders, in order to pull off each and every hard earned win. The interesting part there is that the Pistons were only the much used term, "Spurs-lite". Now, LeBron has to go up against a major dose of team defense with the extra taste of an offensively-unstoppable trio in Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili. The Spurs are far too superior and experienced to let some home-court advantage have any little factor in their conquest for the title. The Cavaliers could possibly be one of the worst contenders in the NBA Finals since the New Jersey Nets in 2002, and it can be credited to a very weak Eastern Conference this year; with the only formidable opponent coming in the form of the Detroit Pistons for the Cavaliers. then again, the Detroit Pistons were never really that good. In contrast to my past post regarding the Spurs having no emotion whatsoever: I just found out why. They were all reserved for the final four wins of their season. For every single made basket, the Spurs would celebrate and shout in passion. They can taste it, their fourth title in nine years is right at the edge of their fingertips; and they're not shy to let the world know how much they're interested in grabbing it by all means. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and even Francisco Elson: the Spurs are losing their emotional barrier and have increased all intensity to 200 degrees. And no one can save the Cleveland Cavaliers, not Daniel Gibson, Anderson Varejao, Drew Gooden, much less Larry Hughes, nor LeBron James himself. It's over.

That is why the Spurs will win this series, and that is why LeBron James does not need to worry about sleeping on the couch for a couple of days for he will definitely be at the hospital beside his wife as his second son is born. My concluding sentence to sum it all up: The NBA Finals is the easiest playoff series of the San Antonio Spurs this season.

'Nuff said.

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