Tuesday, June 2, 2009

If It's Magic



I was as devastated by the Cleveland Cavaliers collapse on Saturday as Lebron James was! Okay, now that I've got your attention, no I wasn't. I didn't lose a penny on this series and neither did he or anyone who actually played in it. I don't bet money on sports anymore... although, I used to many years ago. Being the honorable man that I am who always pays his debts, it left me a little light in the pockets some nights.

It is quite obvious that I'm not good at picking winners. You see, I told someone as the playoffs began that the Boston Celtics were not going to come out of the east this year. I said that with Kevin Garnett out, the Celtics were weak and Cleveland was going to expose that weakness. Chicago exposed it and nearly pulled it off. I then said that Orlando, who had just dusted off my Sixers, would surely expose it and they did.

Whether it was in the barber shop or on the corner, I predicted with some certainty again, before the first game of the Eastern Finals began, that Orlando would probably win the first game. After that, I predicted that the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had operated so far with a surgeon's efficiency and ruthlessness, would knock off the Orlando Magic, who I deemed "not quite ready for prime time."

Was that wishful thinking? I don't know but, it certainly wasn't accurate. This Orlando team, which I must admit I hadn't paid much attention to, turned out to be deep and better than anyone thought. I did some research and I found out that during the regular season, they beat Cleveland two games out of three. They also swept the Los Angelas Lakers 2-0 in their season series. Who knew? These guys are for real!

It looks like the Orlando Magic, a team I have nothing against and a team that surprised everybody, will be facing Kobe and the Lakers in a few days. I wouldn't be too quick to say that Kobe has his fourth ring in the bag. These guys just might prove anyone who thinks that way wrong.

I feel bad, though. I was really enjoying all of the commercials with Lebron James and Kobe Bryant in them. I was so looking forward to a showdown between the two best players of their generation. I'll just have to wait until the two teams meet in the regular season for that, I guess. I wonder if Dwight Howard has time to shoot a few commercials with Kobe?

24 comments:

clnmike said...

I blame the ads for jinxing king James.

RainaHavock said...

I was hoping to see a Lebron/Kobe face off in the Finals! :(

Oyin said...

Dont worry...Lebron wont let us donw...

Grover Tha Playboy said...

GO LAKERS!! lololol.

James Perkins said...

It's Okay Keith ..Lebron will eventually get a ring..Michael Jordan didn't get his right away either.

Toni said...

Let's Go Magic!!!lololol

Angie B. said...

With the Sixers out..I don't even care at this point who wins!

Sunflower said...

Men and sports!!-lololol

Cheryl said...

I was enjoying the commercials too
Damn!!!!lolololol

Brenda said...

You're right Keith..We'll just have to wait until the regular season to see a showdown between Lebron and Kobe!

Lisa said...

Those commercials jinxed the whole
playoffs.lololololol.

Halo said...

I don't care about Lebron...Dwight Howard is the business, for real!

Tate 2 said...

I would be a Laker Hater, but I want to go out to LA...That fine Erin Mitchell might be out there!

Swaggie said...

Magic All the Way!!!

Vanessa said...

What's with all of these Laker haters over here? lolololol Go Lakers!!

Jazzy said...

I'm not going to pick a winner..I'm going to take the neutral route fam. Like you ,I used to bet (and lose) too much.

Simon Bastion said...

I'm going to go with Orlando man!

Sean said...

I'm taking the Lakers on this one fam..Sorry!

Captain Jack said...

I'm soooo not into sports!

CareyCarey said...

Okay, break it up, Le' bronze is not all that. Really, the boy can play but the league wants things to go his way. Yawl saw him running in the lane like a bull charging the red cape. You also saw him "think" that he was the only player on the cavs team, only to take bad shot. It wouldn't surprise me if LesBronze never wins a title. Yeah, gold is first place, bronze is third. Truth be told, Kobe is by far, the best player on the planet. And if Keith is to proud to say it ...I will. Kobe played his early ball in the best basketball city in the world. You tell them keith, take a bow *smile*.

Put this on your refrigerator, also ran bronze bronze will never win a gold unless he plays on another Olympic team. That's right, who else will be able play with a guy that thinks the ball has to go to him at the top of the key. His moves are limited. Sure, he can dunk with the greatest of ease but his handles are suspect and his turnovers proves that. Do you know how hard it is to wait for the ball while watching brown ribbon bron dribble the clock away, only to get it with 4 seconds on the clock? Poor third place brontron, he needs a team around him. Shit, he had a team, he just did use team ...and never will.

MoMo said...

Yes, you can join the millions of other people whom assumed that Nike had the correct predictions but were oh so so wrong. And I hope that Superman does not do any commercials because they didn't give him and his team any credit at all. Orlando all the way, and Master Splinter (Kobe) and the the Lakers are going down!!!!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I'm a Laker hater so I'm pulling for the Magic!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I miss Penny Hardaway (smile)

Love and hugs
Free Spirit

Erin Michell said...

I think it will be a good series..just like the Lakers/Nuggets Series...BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY....GO LAKERS!!!!! LOS LAKERS ALL THE WAY :-)




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