And Tiger wins again! Eclipsing the age of thirty has been the greatest thing to happen to the man. He’s 3-5 on the season, one loss coming after he withdrew due to the flu. Sure two came in play off holes. ANd sure he’s not as dominate, he doesn’t win as pretty as he once did, but he wins. His intimidation still continues it’s dominance over the field. His final round partner, fell from contention. David Toms who on the last hole had a shot to put all the pressure on Tiger, absolutely choked, with his only 3 putt hole of the tournament. He’s a man playing with boys. This may be his year to finally complete Grand Slam. Enjoy the year in which Tiger will put up the most dominating season ever.
Once again, a fan attending an NBA game has had a profound impact on an NBA game. Last year it was “Brawl”, already this year we saw a New York Knick storm into the stands to protect his wife who he felt was being threatened. The most recent event being Kevin Garnett ejected for “throwing” a ball into the stands striking a fan. Garnett has also since been fined by the NBA for his actions. Because once a ball has been thrown into the stands a player is to be immediately ejected and fined for their actions.
This time however, I feel KG should cry foul! It was clear that KG was unintentionally throwing the ball into the stands. He was ultimately trying to receive a delay of game call. I understands the league’s thinking on why they are cracking down on fan/player interaction. But this was definately a case where the referees should have used better judgement. Afterall, this wasn’t a instance in which Ron Artest stormed into the stands to actively engage in a hand to hand fight with fan, who instigated the act. David Stern’s efforts to change the NBA from a street thugs game to one of professional men may have gone terribly wrong this time. Something must be done correct instances where fans may directly affect the outcome of the game, not by their crowd noise, but by their actions.
In a game where the Lakers at one point were trailing by 14 in the 2nd half, the man who leads the league in scoring put on a clinic that won’t be seen for quite some time if ever again. Scoring 55 points in the 2nd half, he set a career high, a franchise high and is the 2nd highest scoring player only to Wilt Chamberlin who in one game scored 100.
Say what you will about his off court behavior in years past, his ability to lead perhaps one of the most untalented teams in the league to a winning record and potential playoff berth, the guy can flat out score like no other. Perhaps 46 shots may seem a bit selfish. However, better than 60% of those fell through the hoop and his team took home the W.
Those of you who know me, will continue to hate me on the subject of Kobe Bryant. I idolize the man for his athleticism and uncanny ability to make shot after shot after shot. He’s no Tim Duncan if that’s the style you want me to like. But who in the hell wants to be the most boring player to watch play one of the most exciting games. Admire the man for what he does and not for how the media perceives him to be.
I’m setting this shiz up!
When something of decent emotion evoking value comes across, I’ll add to this…probably