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Thursday, June 13
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.
Wednesday, June 12
Long day food then back on the road to the crib
If Cory Joseph needs to play a lot on Thursday, he's ready: "If you can’t play with the lights on, then when can you play?"
"Our guys are disciplined, less mistakes, we make it tough on everyone."
McGrady on why Spurs are defending LeBron James better than Indiana did: "I consider us a better team than Indiana. We do a better job."
San Antonio thunder storms are serious. Couldn't land yesterday because of one and another huge one today.
Masai Ujiri is here in San Antonio for Competition Committee meeting.
"I'll watch film and do a better job of attacking tomorrow." - LeBron James
"If I'm not doing that, I'm not doing my job."
"7-for-21 isn't going to cut it. 0 free throws isn't going to cut it ... I am the star, I am the leader. They look to me to make plays ...
"I'll be better ... (How much?) Much better. I played like shit." - LeBron James
Chris Bosh said he never met Cory Joseph when he was a Raptor and until recently: "I didn't even know he was from Canada."
Heat practice about to start so just saw Pat Riley walk in. Maybe he'll give them some pointers
"We just played collectively, a very bad basketball game last night." - Erik Spoelstra That they did
Congrats to @demar_derozan on being invited by USA Basketball to attend the country's mini camp in Las Vegas in late July
Joseph said he's played in a lot of big games: playoffs, NCAA, at Findlay Prep, OFSAA, won Adidas 64 with Grassroots, etc.
McGrady added he's been very impressed by Joseph's progression.
Tracy McGrady said it's "flattering" to know he and Vince Carter helped inspire a generation of Canadian ballers.
Cory Joseph said he's ready if required to play bigger minutes because of Parker injury. Said year has been huge progression
Last night was just the 2nd time in 95 games this year LeBron had fewer points than FGA. (Jan. 10, 92-90 loss in Portland, 15 pts on 6-16)
I'm anti-obstacles, I think. Who needs to build character?
I know nothing about the pucks but when forced to listen in car, Jim Ralph made it fun. See tweets that he's out and that makes no sense
League would have a minimum of 8 teams, and play would begin in autumn of 2014. A prospective owners meeting scheduled mid-July in Edmonton.
Cosmos Sports Inc., along with some individual business owners, looking to start Western-based Canadian Basketball League.
A lot of bonkers stats so far in this NBA Final, but Green-Neal-Kawhi equalling LeBron-Wade-Bosh at 130 points through 3 must take cake no?