Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 5

The Big Diesel is gone about 19 years and 15 all-star games. Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement from the NBA and will go down, in my opinion as one of the most entertaining, witty and humourous athletes of all time. No one else is able to become a US Deputy Marshall, put out for rap albums, two horrible movies and give himself nicknames and make it cool. God love you Shaq, you’ll be missed.


The Heat are Enemy of the Basketball world and no one could be happier than NBA Commish, David Stern, this NBA Finals is on pace to be the most watched series in history. Sure people are watching to see Miami lose – but they’re watching. And in the end, that’s all that matters.


Vancouver is going to get a tough wakeup call in Boston. They win on a marker by 14 goal scorer Raffi Torres with less than 19 seconds left in Game 1 and on a fluke wraparound in Game 2…every shot Tim Thomas could have made in this series, he has. Remember, this is supposed to be a long series – and it will be. The Canucks will be lucky to go home with a split.


And on the first MDS, how about I do something I probably won’t do again – give the Toronto Maple Leafs a compliment. They found a way to trade a very overrated player and get quite the Pirate’s loot for him. Just like hundreds that have come before him, Tomas Kaberle was put on a pedestal higher than the rafters of the ACC themselves. Reality check: he’s not THAT good. He’s got 8 assists in the playoffs, in 20 games, and is only playing 16 minutes a night. That puts him 5th among Bruins defenseman. But the Leafs were able to parlay Tomas for a prospect and two high picks. Nice job Brian Burke. Unfortunately, once the draft comes they will end up picking my sister and a blind kid with those selections.

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