Let me be the 1 millionth person to drone on about how these Finals suck. Yeah, a 3-0 series lead tends to do that at times [see: Lakers v Nets]. But this series has been awful.
First off, it is a shame that no one is watching. You have the Spurs ... who are the closest thing we have to a dynasty right now. When they finish this one off, they will have won 4 titles in 9 years ... including three titles in the last five years. And they are facing the Cavaliers ... who have King LeBron James, the most marketed player in the NBA.
There are varying reasons for it.
*One is that most people felt the outcome of this series was a foregone conclusion.
*With the NBA League Pass and all the action TNT and ESPN give you, many folks may be tapped out.
*They decided to play Game 2 at the same time the final Sopranos episode was set to air.
*No one cares.
I am a basketball junkie who's TiVo'd and watched these games and ... well ... it is boring. Tony Parker has been a whirling dervish and there have been a few nice plays ... but it's boring.
Nothing against the Spurs, but they are a fundamentally great team. There defense is so good that when they have an off night offensively ... they can still win. See, we don't like that from our Western Conference teams.
But, it is par for the course. This has been a bad NBA season. The biggest storylines all year has been who was going to get Greg Oden on draft day; the Carmelo Anthony fight; Amare Stoudamire getting tossed from a playoff game. Heck, if it wasn't for Kobe Bryant's weird trade demands last week ... we woulda forgot about the NBA entirely.
So, Cleveland, please just lay down and die tonight so we all can look forward to the 2007-2008 season and put this ol' dog out of his misery.