SPURS-PISTONS WORTH WATCHING
My people are already bored.
The Pistons and San Antonio Spurs have yet to play one second of the NBA Finals and my buddies act as if they are about to watch two mules plow the back 40.
These teams are not sexy enough for them because they play defense and run pick and rolls and win with big shots in half court sets.
I argue back that why must everything be a high wire act for us to be entertained? If teams are not running up and down the court as if their shorts are on fire, some of us are bored. This is one reason the NBA Finals will probably not draw high ratings. The Pistons and Spurs won't light up the score board like Dallas or Phoenix.
This will still be an exciting series any way.
Both teams have won titles the last two years. They have smart coaches, experienced rosters and they know how to break opponents down both mentally and physically.
Yeah, sometimes it might seem like a chess match out there. But you've got energy guys like Rip Hamilton and Tony Parker who can do run like their pants are on fire at times.
The difference is they do it smartly.
Maybe I am getting older but I don't need a car chase at every turn. Sometimes a slower unfolding drama is just as exciting for me. I know the conclusion will be spine tingling even if it takes a little longer to get there.
Let the games begin.
I can't wait.