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Friday, June 14
Phil Mickelson: History's greatest hero.
& yes, I realize Phil was answering questions, but how about: "I'm just lucky to be able to do something like that; most parents aren't"
In history of NBA playoffs since expanded 16 team format in series tied at 2 the gm 5 winner wins 83.5% of time...in finals 74.1% of time
Thanks to my Phil Mickelson thread I have been introduced to the term FIGJAM: xxxx I'm Good. Just Ask Me. Classic.
Not saying Phil's not a great Dad etc. I'm sure he is. But he's just doing what he can, like everyone else. /5
A lot of great Mom's and Dad's do the best they can by their kids by missing Bdays, Grads, big games etc. It's called paying the bills. /4
What percentage of working Dad (Moms) would make the same choice if it was a matter of dialing up the Gulfstream? 99%? /3
But also typical that he's the hero of his own 'Father-of-the-year' commercial. How about just go to the grad, come back and shut-up? /2
Phil Mickelson's Father-of-the-year routine is classic Phil. Very sweet that he chose to risk missing tee-time for daughter's Gr.8 grad. /1
There is no doubt he's a better PG than Nash; but is much closer to Magic than most realize and besides Magic, who's better?
& when I say Stockton is 'under appreciated', consider: his WS was routinely top-5, but he never got serious MVP consideration.
"That's ROI right there - return on investment - money well spent." - Shane Battier on the Big Three tonight
There was more gold from Battier (duh). Will tweet later
"That wasn’t D-Wade, whatever they call him now ... that was the Flash, that was 2006 Flash in the house tonight." - Shane Battier
In other words: What exciting things are there to do on a Thursday night San Antonio?
No availability tomorrow. A conference call with the coaches only
Thursday, June 13
Will be lost in James/Wade, but Bosh has been great today. Great defensively, efficient on offence. Force on the boards.
Nearly time to book a flight to Miami
Many fans heading for the exits. Wade refusing to be stopped tonight
Dwyane Wade beast mode activated
Mario Chalmers picking a good time to show up. Proven big shot maker and taker
Super Nintendo Chalmers hasn't scored in past two games
Enough with the LeBron comparisons for Wiggins. Let him be who he is. Silly bar to set for him. Besides the McGrady one is more apt
This one reminds me of Game 1 a bit. Miami probably playing better than that, yet Spurs again stick around.
Parker is just a problem... A. Prah. Blem.
Are they still off-balance floaters if Tony Parker takes them? He never seems to actually be off-balance
Who was that idiot that said Wade was done? Oh yeah, me. Well, apparently the cryogenic chamber worked. He's been fantastic
I know it's not an exact comparison, just mean Splitter's getting schooled like they did.
Tiago Splitter is channeling Fred Weis and Mozgov
Wade and Bosh combine for 14 in the first. They haven't scored more than 30 combined in 7 games. Longest stretch since Bosh joined Heat
Tony Parker's looking like a million bucks. Maybe they were just messing with the Heat?
Pop quickly got Splitter out. Going small vs. small with his shooters in. Meanwhile, feels like LeBron will live at line today
LeBron at the line already
Mike Miller on TIm Duncan, is, an interesting look
LeBron's going to have to go 2012 Finals Supernova in this one. Wade can barely move, and Miller never could move on D+ Bosh can't handle TD
Spoelstra was playing coy, but Mike Miller in, Udonis Haslem out. Would think LeBron gets Splitter, Duncan will throttle Bosh though
Wade used to be lethal there too, but now looks like a shell of his former self. He's the guy I'd stop playing major minutes
I know it's the Finals and the Spurs play great D, but surely, there must be a way to get LeBron more touches in the post where he's lethal
Pop went off pre-game on the racist fools who were ripping the 11-year-old anthem singer. Good for him.
Re: Challenge flags, I asked Dwane Casey about them this season in midst of reffing horror against Raptors. He didn't love idea
It is really a shame that no players have approached George "Iceman" Gervin to learn the art of the finger roll. He is willing to teach it.
Will be setting the scene from San Antonio on TSN 1050 at 8:15 ET
Does anyone in San Francisco want to house me for free for two nights in late August? Jeez that city is expensive.
If Crosby/Malkin are worth $18m/year; how much are Chara and Rask worth?
It's raining so hard this lifelong Niners fan accepted a Cowboys umbrella from the hotel and walked around with it.
Is the weather always this horrible in San Antonio? I'm going to kayak to the game
It's amazing that one could validly argue that Dwyane Wade is a liability right now. I mean, it's Dwyane Wade. But he's been bad.
Now back to hoops before I go on a political rant ...
Canadian men's basketball team will play Jamaica on Aug 8 and 10 at We're Not Allowed To Call This Maple Leaf Gardens. Ticketmaster has tix.
But seriously: if I just got done playing 19 NBA seasons, during which I was paid $185-million or so in salary, I'd take the next year off.
As always, that last comment might be coloured by that thing where I cover the Raptors.
I am still confused as to why anybody would want to be an NBA head coach (aside from the obvious reason). It sounds like a terrible job.
Just sent my girlfriend a link explaining the Dan Gilbert-comic sans fiasco. This day is off to a rip-roaring start.
Day complete off of only 2hrs of sleep, plan for today is sleep and watch the USopen!! But these clouds don't look to promising smh
Sweet Jeebus. Thank you.
I was at the Sabres vs Devils quadruple OT playoff game years ago. So i know long games. But I'm about to tap out. This dog is tired.