|LeBron James the Best Player On the Planet, PERIOD.|
Blog by Haz Bey
Finally the off season is over. It's time for the players in the NBA to stop being polite and start getting real. The Miami Heat are the defending NBA Champions and seem like they are just getting started. The Heat will have their ring ceremony tonight and guess who they invited to watch? Their arch nemesis, the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics have developed a hatred for Miami for many reasons. The Heat led by LeBron James & Dwyane Wade has bounced Boston out the playoffs for 2 straight seasons including last season's classic 7-game series in the Eastern Conference Finals. Plus let's not forget Ray Allen basically handing out his resume after the game 7 loss and eventually signing with the Heat for less money then what the Celtics offered. Paul Pierce has lost his brother. Kevin Garnet has lost his brother. Doc Rivers has lost a son. What was "the "Big 4" with the emergence of point guard Rajon Rondo, is now reduced to a "Big 3". The Miami Heat has stole Ray Allen away from them. The Miami Heat are the defending champions. The Miami Heat are standing in the Celtics way from competing for a championship. Oh yeah, there is a lot of hatred there, but I am not even sure if the feeling is mutual from Miami's side.
LeBron is attending his first of what might be multiple ring ceremonies that he will be receiving the ring that represents NBA supremacy. Having Boston there is just icing on the cake. I do not think at this point that he and his teammates are going to be sitting in the locker room before tonight's game and think about how they hate the Celtics so much. Miami just won the NBA crown, defending it is the only thing on their mind.
|Howard & Nash Has Eyes On the Prize|
With Dirk Nowitzki out of tonight's game, look for the Dallas Mavericks to play hard, but don't expect them to make tonight's game an instant classic. Even if Kobe does not play tonight to nurse his ailing foot, the Lakers are still too big and too talented to let a "Dirkless" Mavs team to beat them on national television on opening night at home.
I am more than excited to get the NBA season underway. Every season since LeBron James joined Dwyane Wade in South Beach has gotten better and more exciting. We are in a new "Golden Era" of the NBA, so sit back grab a beer (if you are 21 & older) and enjoy the moment. NBA basketball is FANTASTIC!