Friday, May 19, 2006
Clippers Win: See You Next Week
Why doesn’t the NBA just postpone the playoffs until Kurt Thomas and Amare Stoudemire are healthy and ready to go? The NBA playoffs are now drug out longer than American Idol. We will announce the winner of the division series between the Suns and the Clippers…right after these messages.
The Suns have played something like 13 games in the past 25 days, but whose fault is that? Maybe if the Suns hadn’t fallen behind 3-1 to the Lakers, they wouldn’t be complaining about getting a day off.
But it is the small things like this that remind people why they were turned off to the sport in recent years. Everybody says that the NBA is back and that this postseason is fun. And it is. Little innocuous things, though, continue to bug. Like Sam Cassell mugging for the cameras instead of getting the ball over half-court in eight seconds. And the league still stretches out playoff series to nauseating levels. It’s a cheaper stunt than a two-part finale to Dancing With the Stars (only that show was less rigged than your typical NBA playoff game).
No matter, the Clippers will end this thing on Monday night. And gear up for the conference finals—slated to begin in June.