Friday, May 30, 2008

Celtics Win East: Damn Impressively, Too

Tell you what: They earned it. Two wins on the road in Detroit, including the close-out game. Pretty damn impressive.

Of course, this now sets up the NBA's dream scenario: Lakers-Celtics for the NBA title. Beyond the "nostalgia factor,"* these were the two best teams of the season, featuring the two most dynamic personalities in the sport -- Kobe and KG.

Here's the reality: If the NBA can't get ratings for this, the league truly is in deep shit.

-- D.S.

(* - Let's set aside how fundamentally sketchy it is that the league has to rely on 20-year-old nostalgia to generate enthusiasm for its championship series.)

More, though Unrelated: Congrats to Sameer Mishra on winning the Spelling Bee. He had the best moment of the entire Bee when, last night, he was given a word that everyone -- including him -- thought was "numbnut." He rallied past it with earnest humor and instantly became a rooting interest. That, and he looked so overwhelmed being interviewed by "sideline reporter" Erin Andrews.

MLB: Cliff Floyd has a walk-off... Jay Bruce has 4 hits (and he scored the game-winning run in the 11th)... Joba going to start Tuesday...

More later.

-- D.S.


DougOLis said...

KG's one of the most dynamic personalities in basketball? I'd put at least LeBron, Gilbert Arenas, Shaq and Dwight Howard ahead of him.

ryan from boston,ma said...

where can i find the interview with Erin Andrews?

must of missed it.