I live in South Florida. I do not want the Miami Heat to win the national title. I am irritated that they’ve made it this far. Why? For a number of reasons. Well one short one and a really long one, both relating to my childhood.
1) Living in Florida as a young kid in the late 80s, when we got the first two Florida teams as NBA expansion teams, I lived in Central Florida. Thus, the Orlando Magic were a somewhat central theme to my childhood and adolescence. I really enjoyed watching them play the Lakers in the NBA Finals two years ago, despite the outcome. I learned that watching high stakes sports I was emotionally invested in was a huge motivational force to clean my apartment. More than ever. I was very sad to see the Magic fall so early this post-season.
2) Then there’s that whole Lebron deal. That guy sucks. Back to two years ago, I delighted in the fact that Dwight Howard had busted up the Kobe/Lebron battle that was supposed to be the NBA Finals that year. I hated Lebron then. I still hate him now.
The whole stacking the deck down here in Miami smacks of playground politics. I feel like I’m back in elementary school…
(insert crazy harp runs and wavy visuals that invariably indicate we’re going back in time)
ALSO THERE’S A POTENTIALLY NSFW PHOTO AFTER THE CUT, SO CLICK WITH CARE.