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Breaking News: The Magic Feel Disrespected

Chuck - Red's Army May 25, 2009 Uncategorized 6 Comments

Howard

I told ya'll the other day that we find it really disrespectful that
everybody seems to be pulling for LeBron and Kobe to get to the Finals.
Every time I look at TV, it seems like that's all anybody is talking
about. It's like nobody is even giving us a shot at winning this series
and we've used it as motivation.

We're up 2-to-1 and we have
a long way to go vs. the Cavs, but hopefully we can mess up those plans
of getting Cleveland and L.A. in the Finals. If the lil' ol' Magic make
it, what will they say then?

That's an excerpt from Dwight Howard's blog. Can't say I blame the guy. I found this story on ESPN a few minutes after searching the web for hoops news: Kobe vs LeBron: 25 Qs on 24 vs 23.

I was hoping to find relevant articles like this: "25 Ways Mo Williams is Blowing This Series" or "I Know He Hit the Shot, But LeBron is Also Choking."

And then there's the omnipresent LeBron and Kobe puppet ads (To be honest, I find them funny because they make Kobe look like an arrogant douche).

The Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi has a great column about the LeBron hype machine. He shares a story about his brush with the Chosen One:

True story: As Sentinel colleague Brian Schmitz and I were walking down
an empty hallway in Cleveland's arena late Friday night after Game 1, a
security guard started yelling at us: "Step to the side! Step to side!"

What? … Was this some sort of medical emergency? Were EMTs rushing some fallen fan to the hospital?

Not exactly. It was just LeBron being escorted to the media interview room. And,
apparently, nobody occupies the same hallway as LeBron for fear the
intruders might smush the rose petals being thrown at the king's feet.

Hype is always annoying, especially when you are not attached to either team. All the Celtics vs Lakers chatter from last year didn't seem to bother us, and I'm positive the rest of the world is tired of Yankees/Red Sox talk.

The Magic are motivated and poised to upset King James and the Cavs and I'm pulling for them every step of the way. But I fear the Nuggets will not fulfill their end of the bargain leaving us with a nightmare scenario in the finals.

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  • NineSevenEight

    Though the Magic got lucky not having to face KG in the playoffs, I hope they take down the cavs because it will be funny watching cleveland suffer another sports choke after all the hype, cockiness and front running. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of seeing the arena t-shirts with the Larry O’Brien trophy printed on it as if they’ve already won, the pregame photo shoots, the over-the-top sideline sideshows etc. I love Mo telling the press that they’re giving the Magic too much respect. What has he done again this series? Thrown a ball at Dwight with no tech and cry about “cheap shots” by Anthony Johnson. Just because someone draws blood doesn’t mean its a cheap shot, it’s real playoff basketball, which Mo clearly can’t handle. But who was Mo before Lebron? If Lebron leaves, I’m sure Mo will demand out of cleveland to go follow.
    Maybe he’s bitter that the Magic have made him and West disappear this series. I guess that’s what happens when you play a team that actually has a respectable winning record in the playoffs with players who don’t just lie down to the hype..ATL..DET. It would be sweet poetic justice if the cavs got eliminated as they’re being exposed on national television.
    I hope the Magic finish this series in 5 or 6. At least the Celtics took the Magic to 7 without their best player.
    The Nuggets need to get their heads together and practice inbounding the ball for 2 hours before every game. How do you lose twice in the same series on inbounding? Get it together Denver!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    That’s hilarious..”step to the side, step to the side!” Paul Pierce has a huge security presence, but even Phil Lynch doesn’t say that…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    and the more I see the puppet commercials the more I realize how douchey they do make KB24Rapist look..

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan

    Off topic but I will give $10,000 to any man or woman who will walk up to Bennett Salvatore and kick that fucker straight in the nads.

  • Alex

    Nuggets win and they are clearly the better team.
    LET’S GO NUGGETS!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156faf0b78970c Mauritz

    I see the Nuggets winning in six.