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What do I love more; Fantasy Football, March Madness, or The NBA Playoffs?  That is almost like asking a mother to pick her favorite kid.  We know she has a favorite, but she’ll front like she loves them all equally ☺  Seriously though, professional basketball is my first love.  When I was a kid I would sit up watching playoff games with my dad.  My mom would be asleep, but my dad and I would be up watching Magic and Kareem get it done!  I loathed and despised Larry Bird and the Celtics.  Had no love for Isaiah Thomas in his booty shorts back when he played with the bad boys in Detroit.  Still not a fan of Isaiah, but that is another blog for another day.

I am going to put it out there now, I want a Kobe vs. LeBron finals.  And if you’re wondering, my dad is going for Lebron and I’m going for Kobe. Sorry, but I don’t believe in the Orlando Magic.  Yes, I think Carmelo can be amazing, but I’m hoping Gasol and Kobe get it together (well actually Gasol and Kobe aren’t the problem.  I’m gonna need Odom and Bynum to play like they want to win)!

As I watch LeBron play, I must admit I am often amazed.  The last second three-pointer…how often do we see a play like that in the playoffs?  I’m loving these playoffs because every team is playing to win.  The officiating is a bit bootleg, but what can you do!

The Lakers were the favorite to go to the finals, as were the Cavs.  Now both teams are getting a run for their money and it looks like it might not happen that way.  Maybe the Cavs can win the next three to make it to the Finals, and maybe Phil Jackson will be able to motivate Bynum and Odom enough to make them relevant in the next few games.  However it works out, I’m pleased with the level of intensity of this year’s playoffs.  I especially liked the intensity of the Celtics-Magic series.  When Rafer Alston slapped Eddie House in the back of the head, I cracked up!  Nothing like seeing a grown man get mushed in the head to brighten your day.

I am also pleased with this year’s batch of commercials.  I like the “Where Will Amazing Happen” flashback commercials, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kobe and Lebron as muppets series.  Nike really outdid themselves.  Muppet LeBron with all that chalk.. HILARIOUS!!!!!

Having said all that, there is one thing about these playoffs I could definitely do without.  When I tell you Mark Jackson is the most annoying NBA commentator since the talking horse (AKA Bill Walton).  I just wish he would tattoo “I wanna be a coach” on his forehead and call it a day.  His voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me at this point.  I can take the bad officiating and missed calls all day and all night over Mark Jackson’s self-important pontificating!  He makes me sick.  I pray when the Lakers/Nuggets series ends, so does Mark Jackson’s commentary.

So to all my NBA loving Epiphanybloggers out there…what are you feeling about these playoffs.  The good, the bad, and the ugly…I want to hear it!

May 27, 2009 - Posted by | Laughter, Opinion, Sports


  1. I wrote this blog yesterday before the Lakers-Nuggets game. If you haven’t heard, Lamar Odom played like he wanted to win, and guess what….the Lakers won. Also, Mark Jackson made my ears bleed AGAIN!

    Comment by epiphanyblog | May 28, 2009

  2. Mark Jackson and Vangundy both need to shut up!!!

    Comment by Samantha | May 28, 2009

  3. Ok…I can’t seem to tear myself from the games this year. I am so pleased with the playoffs…these games are intense and I am so happy there is not a lot of shut outs and the games are coming down to the wire.

    Unfortunately, I have no love for Kobe…so I want to see Nuggets v. Cavs in the end. All the commentators can shut up and those darn refs…if I see another “T” I am going to scream!

    Comment by Venom Patton | May 28, 2009

  4. Thanks for posting, I truly liked reading your most recent post. I think you should post more frequently, you obviously have talent for blogging!

    Comment by My Amazing Weight Loss Story | May 28, 2009

  5. Hi,
    Super post, Need to mark it on Digg

    Comment by AlexAxe | May 30, 2009

  6. The King is dead…. So much for the Kobe vs Lebron. LAKERS in 6!
    Im with you 110% on Mark Jackson. I liked him as a player, defintely dont need to hear from him as a commentator. Im not really sure how they came up with that duo, did they even coduct auditions??

    My favorite commercial is the Axe Dry commercial with the dude who has the crazy sweat under his arms….Too Funny!!

    Comment by Cofe | May 31, 2009

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