Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is The Golden Slipper On The Other Foot Now?

Good grief, this is a slow day. Instead of doing a pretty much useless piece on a 4-day old rumor that I just read on how the Phils could be interested in Peavy or speculating that Brad Lidge just does not have it anymore after blowing 2 saves on consecutive days, I figured why not do something a little more interesting and perhaps a little more in the public eye. The NBA Playoffs vs. The NHL Playoffs.

It's no secret that I've pretty much jerked off to the NHL Playoffs this year while bashing the NBA at every chance that I get, but should the slipper be on the foot now? Is the NBA overtaking the NHL? This conference final round has certainly dictated such. The NHL series have been a little less than stellar, with seemingly more blowouts in these 2 series than we saw in the first 2 rounds combined and not only that but the series are 3-0 and 3-1 respectively with seemingly little feeling that the trailing team has much of a chance to comeback.

On the other hand, though, the Conference Finals of the NBA has been absolutely thrilling. Of the 7 NBA conference finals games thus far, the only game that was really set in stone with 1 minute left in the game was last night's Lakers-Nuggets game. Every other game has been down to the wire and has been thrilling to say the least. The Nuggets have proven they can hang with the Lakers and the Magic, much to the shock of some, have done more than just hang with the Cavs, and if not for a LeBron miracle in Game 2 (if the Cavs go on to win this whole thing, that shot will become legendary, mark my words), the Magic would have a chance to wrap up a trip to the NBA Finals tonight. A shocker, indeed!

The Canes-Pens game starts an hour earlier than the Magic-Cavs game tonight, but once the basketball game starts, there is a good chance that I very well could change the channel from hockey for the first time this year and sit back, relax, and enjoy the basketball game and hope that LeBron and the Cavs can comeback and tie the series up at 2 heading back to Cleveland (yes, I am a Cavs fan).

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