Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
This is how little is going on. This silly little debate is all we've got this morning.
I'm going to go with Greg Dickerson on this one. The Heat run this year, IF they win the title, is a more impressive run than the Celtics championship run. And that's not a slight to the C's. It's a compliment.
Miami was such a mess earlier. They had losing streaks… there was talk of Spoelstra being fired… they couldn't beat a good team… and they damn well couldn't close out a game. For them to come together now, get past those problems, and get to the Finals is a little bit of a surprise.
The Celtics, though, clicked instantly. They were more mature, hungrier, and more willing to give up parts of their identities for the greater good. Yes, they struggled in the first couple of rounds in the playoffs… but that didn't last long.
I suppose you can turn it around and say it was more impressive that they came together and stayed together… but you don't see a lot of in-season turnarounds like Miami's. And of course… none of this matters if Dallas wins. Which they will. In 6 games.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE: Celtics draft Primer: Small Forwards | 2011 Finals features a complete turnover | Even Maxwell's on board with the Bruins | ESPN Boston: Russell throws first pitch in Seattle | Finals connection: Carlisle and the C's | The 5: Ray Allen 3 point barrages | Report Card: Ray Allen | Yahoo: Rockets hiring Kevin McHale as coach | Globe: Finals schedule is set