If you can do us a favor and not send us any emails regarding the outcome until at least 3am Eastern, we’d appreciate it. We’re going to have to be in our email periodically, and obviously don’t want to get spoiled.
Thanks for that – you’re all good people.
So…we’re assuming the Cavaliers will take the next two in Cleveland and make this a three game series. Simple as that – if these games go how they have been, the homecourt scales should tip in their favor.* This is also the perfect time for the Lasers to get a little complacent. (Sheed is about two more flops from punching Varajao and getting himself ejected, also.)
As usual, all is on LeBron for tonight. In the Akron Beacon Journal, Terry Pluto writes a convincing defense for the lad to all the various criticisms he’s received lately, and this statement stands out above all others.
Think about yourself at 22 and being in the public spotlight like James, where every word is considered and commented upon. How would you do?
We took this question and sat back on it for a bit, before realizing we have no answer. We don’t remember what we were like at 22, as our maturity levels varied wildly from 16 through present day.
16 is always the baseline, and if you’re using a line graph, we fluctuate up and down over the years between the maturity levels of a 16-year old and even up to a wise old man in our really good years.
THAT SAID, at 22, not only would we not have been in the Eastern Conference Finals, we probably were using our bedroom window to go to the bathroom. (As opposed to going to the actual bathroom.)
In addition, we were neither 6’8″ nor black at age 22. (That was a phase we went through at 24, if memory serves.) We did wear a headband quite a bit, however, which is a testament to how far ahead we were on basketball fashion trends.
To sum up, at 22 we were under the influence of [redacted!], none of which could be described as fruits and vegetables. We were also white, 6’3″, and futuristically fashionable.
Cavs in 7.
* Boy, that homecourt advantage would look good right now, huh? Perhaps a little more effort in those Knicks, Celtics, and Bobcats games next season?