The NBA Finals, Will You Be Watching?
By sarahhecht Posted in: playoffs2011
It’s almost time for the NBA Finals. The way see it, enough time has passed since the Trail Blazers were bounced from the post-season that I can begin to enjoy hoops again. They’re a perfect way to jump back in and really get the basketball blood pumping.
The NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 2nd. If both Conference Finals series close up in five games or less the Finals will move up to Tuesday, May 31st, which is looking more likely by the minute... We’ll know more tonight after the Oklahoma City/Dallas game tonight in Dallas.
If all goes as it’s trending now we’ll get a rematch of the 2006 Finals with the Mavs and the Heat. We remember that one, the Mavs blew a 2-0 series lead to lose to the Heat in six games giving Miami the distinction of becoming the third team in NBA championship history to win it all after trailing 0-2.
With Dirk 2.0, or is it 3.0? Heck, it might even be 5.0 by now... I digress, with Dirk clipping on all cylinders it looks to be a good series. Maybe the Heat will be able to contain him, maybe not. It’s clear that nobody since LaMarcus Aldridge has been able to do so. I mean come on, two 40+ games in the Western Conference Finals. What are you doing over there Oklahoma?
And then there’s Miami. Up 3-1, they’ve won the last three in a row. It’ll be rough for Chicago to fight back, specifically because they’re showing the wear and tear that Miami has figured out a way to push through. But then again, anything can happen, right?
Regardless of who ends up in the NBA Finals, it’s going to be a good show. They’re still a week away so it’s time to plan some watch parties. I’d love to hang out you to watch the game and talk hoops, the Trail Blazers, the draft and anything else that comes to mind.
Should be fun!
Which NBA Finals game do you think we should meet up for? Will you even be watching?