How would you like to be a Celtics fan who, in this economy, managed to get enough money together to take your kids to ONE Celtics game this year… and you get the one where KG is sitting over a terrible suspension? It'd be one thing if he took a legit swipe at Bogut. But this was just silly. And of all the people to blame… I say we should look first at Pat Riley.
That Knicks-Heat rivalry nearly ruined basketball. The slow, plodding, brutish thug-fests that Pat Riley tried to pass off as basketball made the game almost impossible to watch. We were one season away from official NBA barf bags in the online store. Get my point? It was gross. And don't think the NBA has purged those toxins from its system yet. One look at the Kevin Garnett suspension and it's pretty clear that we're still feeling the effects.
I'll forever hate that era of the NBA. It will go down as the most ridiculously unwatchable eras in NBA history. And the fact that it spawned a gunshy NBA is like looking at a bad tattoo on my butt. It's a horrific reminder of a bad time in my life.
A few dozen of us bloggers got together and put together our first of many MVP and Rookie of the Year rankings. LeBron and Derrick Rose topped each list. But we have the top 10 MVP candidates and the top 5 ROY's. Pierce is in there… although not as high as I had him (4th).
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