What do you guys think who wins tonights game and the championship? Lebron is having a nice opening quarter. I still want Dallas to win. Its Dirks last chance to win a championship. Go Mavs
the season has truly begun now
Just to spite the state of Ohio and and a certain college located there.
Yawn...wake me up tomorrow for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
I love the NHL, probably more than NBA and slightly less so than NFL/NCAAF but this years NBA Finals>NHL Finals. The non-suspension of Burrows was also BS. Go Bahstan I guess although I haven't really paid attention this year to be honest.
Are you shitting me? The NBA is all drama.
Im rooting for J.J Berea to have a great game
Because the NBA is fixed.
Back when the Lakers beat the Kings in the conference finals and I remember saying to a friend that the NBA was fixed. I don't feel that way anymore, especially after the Donoghy issue, but that perception is still out there for a lot of people.
Home of the Cubans vs Mark Cuban.
Go Mark. You were a Champ on Shark Tank.
Mario Chalmers = little punk. I wish someone from Dallas knocked his lights out.
Mario Chalmers would get his ass beat by probably 90% of the people in the stands. Dude's like 5'11"
yea Deshawn Stevenson would have destroyed Chalmers and his soft self
Um, your avatar seems to be missing an important part.
Looks like Juwan was right in the middle of it.
Nah he was trying to break it up.
Terry is playing a heluva game
Has there ever been a team that is universally hated more than the heat? Haslem, James, Chalmers and even Wade lately have been as annoying as a buckeye fan with a 3rd grade vocabulary.
3rd grade is above average for a buckeye.
So the buckeye fan feels special and smart so he's even more annoying.
Because you must not remember the late 80's/early 90's Pistons. Heck, I put the Heat more in the old Celtics category for hate. Everyone outside of Boston or who wanted to prove white guys could still win at basketball didn't like the Celts. Much like Miami is the anti-Lebrons vs. the love the game/he's being picked on guys. The 90's Knicks weren't very popular, but they at least had the NYC backing. Heck, the defensive w/ Rasheed Pistons weren't loved. But that all pales to the Bad Boys.
Might as well be wrestling.
The fix is on in the NBA.
It's hard for me to imagine that if the fix were in, the Lakers would have gotten swept. I'd love to hear someone explain that one.
If the fix were on Dirk would've picked up his third foul with 4 minutes to go in the second quarter when he obviously hacked Wade. And Dallas wouldn't have come away from that fracas with a free throw when Stevenson instigated it and then shoved Chalmers. He should've gotten techs for each of those.
uhhhh no Haslem clearly had to walk out of his way to bump into Stevenson and the Chalmers comes out of nowhere and bumps into Stevenson so he pushed him. The techs were called as they should have been.
I think with Haslem, the arm being up was the big problem. He and Stevenson were both walking to the same part, but he had his arm kind of in Stevenson's grill (or it was going to be) and Stevenson was trying to keep him from bumping into him (I don't think he really pushed him so much as stopped him). It all escalated from there.
Even before the Kings/lakers I have thought it wasn't so much fixed but refs had clear agendas to make sure "jersey selling" guys were always protected.
While stern has made the money for the league he has also basicly over saw the destroying of the actual rules of the game is still what bothers me.
The lack of calls and playing under the rules is absolutely terrible to watch.
you cant say the refs are favoring the heat. i like the officiating
Fuck LeBron James
Go ex-Pistons coach Rick Carlisle
It's a good thing that Rick Carlisle has been focused on the finals. That's gotta be tough with all those penguins in his house.
and Rick Carlisle. Hope they get a ring.
Go mavs!!!!! It's our year!!!! Finish off strong an we got it.
I cant stand the Miami Heat.
Dallas up 12. Get excited. :)
lovers please stand up!! Oh their all hiding now! I said this after game 4 he is not the king, prince or court jester! The guy has never stepped up when needed this whole series. Jason Terry has owned him since game 2. Please I hope i never hear a Lebron James is the Greatest of All time statement again. Because he is not even close!!
But dude, he's so good.
Performance of Company did not have enough Christina Hendricks....
The Tonys Open Thread. I was looking for that. (Hey, Wolverine performed on it, so that makes it as on topic as JH playing minutes with Miami does ;-)
They couldn't bring themselves to nominate Harry Potter (while at the same time promoting him for ticket sales/ratings). You can be a first timer if you've paid your dues like Ellen Barkin, but even if you're great you aren't going to get the love as a young cross over. Which tells you how good "Mormon" must be for Parker and Stone to be cleaning up tonight (though beyond South Park, they wisely teamed with the Avenue Q guy on this, so had some in).
It's probably over now. Good job Mavs.
Dirk Nowitzki has showed up when IT COUNTS.
Thank you, Dallas, for performing the public service of eliminating the Heat.
So, is the NBA still "rigged," or is that only the case when a team you dislike wins the title?
I honestly didn't care what team won, but after game 1, I thought it was ridiculous the calls Dallas got. But I'm not about to alledge a conspiracy by the angel of Stern to get Cuban's team a title.
I agree that the officiating in those two series was poor. But was it really due to an orchestrated conspiracy, or was it just a case of officials getting swept up by the emotion of the crowd? And is there any evidence that the 1985 lottery was fixed, other than that New York won it?
Dallas just turned off the Heat.
The people of Dallas, or Cleveland?