In my best armchair quarterback mode, I can tell you that the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks weren’t hungry enough in their respective Games 5.
And, while both teams rallied late in the fourth quarter, resulting in a vanilla cream wafer frenzy for me, best pals Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash, didn’t work up a big enough appetite to save their respective teams from extinction in the 2008 NBA finals.
I really expected a better showing from the Suns against the San Antonio Spurs. I didn’t see the Suns winning the series, but it would have been nice to get a few more exciting games from these two teams.
And, as I’ve said before, probably too many times, the Mavs had their meltdown early this year, finishing as the seventh seed rather than in the top three as in the past few years.
The New Orleans Hornets seemed to just come out of nowhere this year. I thought the Mavs could have stretched the series at least one more game.
NBA playoff time is bittersweet to me. It means that I get to see some of my favorite players and teams a few times a week. But it also means the season has ended.
Before you start shedding any tears for me, the playoffs don’t usually end until mid-June and by the end of October the new season is under way on TV.
Sure I could fill my time with professional baseball and football. I usually catch a few games of the World Series. Football, let’s just say it’s not my forte.
Basketball holds my interest. Or in some cases, it’s basketbrawl.
Let’s just say my home is briefly filled with the smell of defeat.