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June 22, 2006

The Best Part of this Year's NBA Finals

Truth be told I watched one NBA basketball game on TV this season, the game that turned out to be the final game of the playoffs (I did get to see the Celtics twice at the Banknorth Garden thanks to a generous friend with season tickets).

During this NBA playoff season I found the most interesting thing to follow was Mark Cuban's weblog. I think most folks (esp those that follow basketball) know Mark as the crazy, outspoken, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. It was reading his weblog that made me think I'd better watch game 6 to see how things turned out. If the NBA fines an owner for what he writes on his weblog it's probably worth checking out.

It seems like each year I watch less and less basketball. Reading Mark's weblog, and particularly the thoughts of Bill Simmons on the state of the NBA might explain some of it. Is it possible that the NBA is closing in on the WWE?

Of course, if I was a huge Miami fan I might not agree with any of it. I have certainly watched more games the years that the Celtics have done well and not felt as disenchanted with the NBA.

To really be honest I'd have to say that my limited sports attention is captured a little more by the Red Sox every year and there's just not room for the NBA like there used to be. Maybe that's because the NBA is headed downhill, or maybe it's just I'm gradually shifting over to baseball.

Posted by mike at June 22, 2006 12:23 PM