Saturday, May 13, 2017
The Lead Up
Casual observers are paying scant attention to the NBA finals so far. Why should they? It's just the undercard to the inevitable meet up between LeBron and Steph. I say: "Listen. There's a lot going on right now. Last night the Wizards beat the Celtics with a three point shot at the buzzer. Can't get any better than that."
And then there are the stories. The up close and personal stuff. The Spurs won the series against the Rockets despite being complete underdogs because of injuries to their star, Kawhi Leonard, and their vet Tony Parker. Jonathon Simmons played the mythical understudy role. The unknown who steps up and steals the show. He started out undrafted, bounced from team to team, even paid $150 of his own money to secure a tryout. When his moment came . . .
Steve Kerr, the Warrior's coach, (don't forget he was a Bull) is watching from a hospital bed somewhere because of botched back surgery. His father was murdered in Beirut when Steve was in college. (That generation of terrorism.) Steve deserves the best from life.
Games Sunday and Monday.