Plays of the week
[teams in bold are the ones I think will be victorious tonight]
Tonight there are 11 NBA games. Out of those 11 I am REALLY looking forward to 1. Im not saying the other 10 will not be interesting or good but after the way the Knicks played against the Celtics on Wednesday, I am extremely excited for their game versus the Heat. Everyone close to me knows Amar’e Stoudemire is my favorite player. He has been playing extremely well so far this season. He has had 9 straight games with over 30 points, 8 of which the Knicks won. The Knicks could have easily won the game against the Celtics and they almost did. After review the game winning shot that Stoudemire made with 0.4 sec left on the clock was NO BUENO :( That game was intense all the way around and the end of the game was the first time the Celtics had a lead since the 1st quarter when is was 7-5.
After such a devastating loss with so much on the line for both teams it makes me even more curious as to how the season would have turned out if James went to the Knicks. A move to the Knicks would have been a more reasonable than Miami. The Busted Big three [thats my name for Wade, Bosh, & James aka BB3] has been slowly improving. I do not think the team or the BB3 are ready for the playoffs but they definitely have some time to get it together. I know the Knicks rely heavily on Stoudemire and that was proven in the 4th quarter against the Celtics but come on, they were playing the Celtics not the Wizards. The good thing about this whole situation is that James can admit that Stoudemire is a good player. “James said Stoudemire is probably the leading candidate to replace him as the league’s MVP.”
All in all after the way both of these teams have been playing and all of the hype around the players. I hope and believe the Knicks will win.
Tonight’s game should be very interesting. This is LeBron’s first time back to Cleveland since his infamous departure from the city. I don’t know about others but I personally think the Heat will win only because LeBron knows his sweet spots on the court. He said himself that “I am very comfortable with [their] court”. He played with the team and on the court for 7 years. This is his first season away from that so he is still very familiar with his old ways of playing.
I am SO over the Heat hype because they clearly have proven that they are nothing more than that, media hype. If LeBron was really smart he would have gone to the Knicks. He could have helped revamp that team the way Stoudemire has instead of trying to become apart of the NBA’s next Big 3. The original Big 3 is great because it just happened. It wasn’t forced like the Miami trade was. There was no publicity or lottery. It seemed to me that during this whole debacle all teams in the NBA were waiting trying to acquire LeBron James and would do a lot to do so. Teams were letting players go just to have the space on the payroll for LeBron. Now even though that is what’s supposed to happen, I am just disappointed with Lebron’s final decision. LeBron James and Dewayne Wade are both good players but they do not work well together. During the Heat’s last game against the Timberwolves LeBron didn’t pass the ball to Wade during the 1st quarter. He had the team’s first 5 points and Wade had his first 7 points in the 3rd quarter while LeBron was on the bench. This may seem like I’m nit picking but the heat seriously struggled a bit during this game. Thank goodness they won. Just imagine if the Heat played this way against the Spurs or the Jazz. I don’t think they would have stood a chance. The Heat is 9-1 when they play against teams below .500.
As of 7:33am the US thinks the Cavs will win. I started writing this a little more than 15 minutes ago. We’ll see who’s right.
After my lil sis’ cheer comp we ran into this dancing man! He was dancing much longer before I finally decided to get my phone out.
(shot with iPhone 4)