I’m trying to reach my goal like a round ball/ Freddy Adu anything for the crown ya’ll -Lil Wayne
Some very interesting events transpired over the week as the media was on top of the most talked about moments that had the debates in the barber shops and workplace gone wayyy up, especially on a Tuesday. Controversy, record breaking numbers and a new platform for a young superstar made this week a interesting one for the record books. The Source Sports own Omari White was on top of it all as he’s able to present his own scoff to the interested masses of the sports universe.
Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)
Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals met all the standards of a action-packed thriller in Oakland. In a highly entertaining match up that did not disappoint at all, it was the young gunners from Golden State who struck first with their 108-100 overtime victory over the veteran favored Cleveland Cavaliers. Newcomer phobia hit Golden State hard as they started the game trailing by 10 once the first quarter ended. Turnover after turnover and poor shot selection had #DubNation shaking in their boots but once the 2nd quarter arrived…it was a different ball game. The jitters went away and with the thanks to a rookie head coach who got some NBA championships under his resume leading the ship, it was smooth sailing for the fans of Golden State as Curry, Thompson and AI made some impressive plays during crunch time. Chef Curry finished the game with 26 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds. The flick of the wrist was just on point in his favorite corner/side line spot as he was giving defenders fits all night long. Meanwhile, Cleveland may be in some serious trouble and they even know it. J.R. Swish looked like…the old J.R. Smith from his Knick days as he went Andre 3000 ice cold, hitting the back iron on almost every shot he put up. Iman Shumpert almost became hero during the closing seconds of the game but other than that, the flat top defensive machine faded to obscurity. But what fans such as myself is very impressed is with the play of Timofey Masgov. The babyface Ivan Drago showed fans that he’s far from a slouch. The “if he dies, he dies” killer mentality was on hand as he was able to flush it down on quite a few plays, grabbed some key rebounds and was clutch knocking down free throws. LeBron James was just an unstoppable force the Warriors just couldn’t contain. Whether if it was Harrison Barnes or Andre Iguodola, Bron Bron just shows why he’s the best player in the world, making them look like babies in the paint by drawing fouls and finishing strong at the rim. But the real concern is the health of Uncle Drew aka Kyrie Irving. Irving looked amazing last night, going for 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists. In addition, he was able to make some key defensive plays proving that he can lock up along with handing out buckets. Playing a whopping 43 mins, coach Blatt did a horrible job at managing his playing time, something he could’ve avoided by throwing Matthew Dellavedova in the line of fire more than he did. But with the re aggravation of Kyrie’s knee injury that stopped him from part taking in overtime, it may be all she wrote for Cleveland unless LeBron pulls off a amazing Finals performance that will be talked about for generations. Coach Blatt better pray hard to the basketball gods that Kyrie will be good by Sunday for Game 2 or else he better prepared to face the music the media has enstored for him. It’s too late in the game to make rookie mistakes…..COACH! Tighten up!