Game-7 Drama

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5/12/12 in NBA   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

While the left coast can never be accused of providing edge-of-your-seat reality, unless it is scripted, two "game-7's" on the same weekend, involving both teams from Los Angeles ( There is another team called the Clippers), has even novice NBA fans, like me, excited. What's the prescription for basketball fever? More basketball? More cowbell? Even Obama could not hide his love of the game, opting to attend George "Cloonster" Clooney's fundraiser, after Secret Service informed him it was on a private basketball court. Side note: I am unaware if the Secret Service had their hooker's before divulging this information to the President.  Regardless, it is only fitting your favorite predictions from the remote-controlled realm of my couch take a hiatus from the diamond. I have turned in my baseball glove for a pair of Air-Jordan's and 17 ex-wives. I give you, NBA playoff predictions, game-7 baby!
Blog Photo - Game-7 Drama

Let's SHOOT!

1. Lakers vs. Nuggets - Andrew Bynum is choking on the fur ball-of-words he spat out after the Lakers went up 3-1. Bynum, this time deciding to keep his shirt on after a playoff embarrassment, has fueled the Nugget's two game run and made Kobe sick to his stomach, literally. "Cease the Peace" Ron Artest comes back tonight, but unless he developed a shot during his suspension, I would not give Ronald or his defense too much credit as a deciding factor. Ty Lawson will continue to shoot lights-out and JaVale McGee will get into Bynum's grill early. I realize the Lakers are 15-8 all time in game 7, but the Nuggets are rolling. Kobe will once again take it on his own and shoot 63 times, hoping to prove once and for all - he is the "air apparent". Not this year, Jack. Nuggets win in four quarters
.May 6, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

2. Clippers vs. Grizzlies - The "greatest show on composite wood" looks to hold off a 3-1 choke, much like their locker room neighbors, the Lakers. Win or lose, the Clippers have succeeded this season by breaking their tie with the WNBA Sparks as most irrelevant basketball team in Los Angeles. The fans are excited to watch the Clippers. The Clippers are excited to have fans. It is difficult to predict if a game-7 loss will cause massive chaos, but I believe the pressure will get to them. Even with Blake Griffin's facial hair disguise, his dominance and toughness are questionable. Tough is tough, and even the experts frown on the speared-tuna flops he takes.Toughness in the paint is what wins championships, and toughness in the paint is what the Clippers don't have. O.J Mayo will be the key for the Grizzlies. Powered by money, O'J's fuel of choice, look for him to be a positive force off the bench, much like in game 2. A strong performance will assist his campaign as a free agent next season. Cha-Ching! Memphis wins a close one.
May 9, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard O.J. Mayo (32) shoots a free throw during the second half of game five in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum.  The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 92-80.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

I rest my case, my beer and my flat screen.  There has to be a baseball game on, somewhere!

Happy Mothers Day wishes to all you moms out there. The commercial never shows it, but you gals not only played taxi driver to the game, uniform cleaner and chef, but you also made the best cheering section. 

This beer, or wine spritzer,  goes to you all. Especially Kathy!

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