Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics Win NBA & Boomers Cruise

2008 NBA Champs....Boston Celtics

Well a little heckling from the cheap seats was just the medicine I needed to remove myself from the porcelain bus I have been driving for the last few days.

Now that my health is better lets get on with the day's play.

Congratulations to the Boston Celtics and their 17th NBA Championship.

The Celtics today killed the Los Angles Lakers 131-92 in Game 6. Nothing more needs to be said about this game than, a clinic was conducted today.

But, while I watched this series I always come back to what a coach once said to me. "All players are role players, you must just perform your role within the team."

During this NBA Championship series all the Celtics players lived up to their role. Whether is was Rajon Rondo delivering the timely assist or steal, or Leon Powe bringing energy in Game 2, the Celts team did their job.

Sure Paul Pierce was the MVP of the Finals but he was allowed to excel because all the team did their job.

On the other hand everyone is all over Kobe Bryant now because he did not deliver. He had a poor playoff performance by his standards but so did all of the Lakers roster.

The likes of Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol would have expected more of themselves, which would have allowed Kobe more room to operate and excel.

At the end of the day though the Celtics were by far the better team in this series.

Already I'm looking forward to the same two teams reaching the NBA Finals next year. Can we say we have an NBA 80's revival on our hands.

NBA Articles:
Daily Dime
Celtics camp to Champs
Lakers questioned
Chad Ford's latest draft info.
Who is suiting up for Team USA this summer?
Good article from ESPN Mag - grass roots hoops.
Cuban-Nellie dispute still going.
Sonics in court - DJ Leon Smith will be very happy.

Now to the Boomers World Challenge and those tough Iranians.

The Australian Boomers continued giving the Iran National Team a fair dinkum touch up in Game 2, 97-53.

It was never a contest. The Boomers jumped on them early with their trapping defense causing the visitors to turn the ball over on what seemed every offensive possessions.

It began to resemble an u/10's junior club game so I'm not going to waste my time on critiquing this one.

The only note worthy thing to come out of this one was Joe Ingles performance. I believe his performance tonight was not a positive one. Some costly turnovers and loose play may have cost him his spot on the Olympic team tonight.

Having played for Brian Goorjian I know how loose plays grind on him.

For those that may have missed it, Darnell Mee and Damien Ryan have been released from the Boomers squad.

NBL Articles:
Sav returns to his original nest.
Jason Crowe wins NZNBL MVP.
Bullets buyer a true mystery.
No room to be a Pig if you're a King.
Casey Frank wins NZ award.
More Kings players on the market.
Aaron Bruce and family talking NBA chances up.
Jawai looking forward to NBA. more on him video footage
Rickert re-signs with Breakers and as reported here days ago Adam Tanner signs.
Draper gets NBA try out with Raptors.
Goorj starting to plant seed, just in case all goes wrong.

For All You Celtic Fans

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Goorjian coaches the Dragons now = Ingles will be in Beijing.