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Friday, June 23, 2006

Chp 75. WC Interval - NBA Finals

World Cup World Cup World Cup everywhere. I’m sure this is the highest publicity and popularity the game football ever reached here in India.

In a way, it’s nice to know that Cricket is not the only sports people talk about right now. But I think sometimes people tend to over-do things a bit. This is the first time ever in ESPN history that the NBA Conference Finals is not broadcasted LIVE. Five years ago, ESPN used to show LIVE games of NBA atleast thrice a week. Now, not even the Conference Finals is broadcasted LIVE. Football has completely overtaken Basketball.

My team, the San Antonio Spurs lost in the semis. Too bad Duncan, Bibby, Ginobili, Finley, Horry, Van Axel, Barry, Bowen etc.. Anyway, since the Finals was between the Mavs and Heat, both first timers to reach the Finals, I decided to cheer for the Mavs. I hate the Heats line-up. I mean, yeah, I got nothing against D.Wade. He plays God level (and eventually got the MVP award which he truly deserved), but I’ve always hated Shaq. Take away that height and weight and all you have is a talentless no good clumsy stupid oaf who can’t even convert a free-throw for nuts. And I also despise ex-Sonics and later ex-Lakers Payton and ex-Celtics Antoine Walker. I just hate the way they throw their attitude around. But then, I used to love and still do, Alonzo Mourning. He’s one of my all time favourite players, and if people must throw their attitude around, they should do it like him, not like how Payton, Walker or Kobe does. God I hate those b@strds. Plus Mourning was the main Heat player during the days of Jordan and Pippen.

Anyway, Mavs too had a great team. Novitski is still there (Damn, can you believe he’s just a freaking year older than me?) and Terry too had a great game 1 and 2. And then there’s one player I really like by the name of Marquis Daniels because he has some part of the Bible’s Songs tattooed to his chest! Seems when he was young he used to read to his grandma the Bible everyday and hence memorized most of it and that “Songs” was his favorite passage. I find that really cool, funky and sweet at the same time. Mavs took a 2-0 lead in the best of 7 Finals but they just couldn’t keep up with Wade raining down shots from everywhere in the next 4 games and hence lost the series. If only the likes of Nash and Finley were still there at Mavs, Heat would have definitely been history.

If you are a true sports buff like me, what would be the one thing you hate the most in this entire Universe? That the team you’re supporting just lost due to an unfair referee’s decision? Nopes. There is one thing much worse than that. And that is, when you are not able to watch the Finals LIVE and hence has to settle for a replay, and so you spend the whole day not contacting any of your friends or surfing the internet or peeping into the sports section of the papers for fear that you might know the result. And while you’re so deeply engrossed in watching the replay, somebody calls you up and tells you the final score!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And in my case, the culprit is none other than my dear friend Sowmya who has been leaving a lot of comments on my past few posts. Yes, Doctor Sowmya. Gawd I hate you!!!!! She called me up from Hyderabad while the game was into the 3rd quarter and since she was planning to party here at Mumbai for the weekend, I picked up her call so that we can plan out where to meet up n stuff. And then she asked me what I’m up to and I absentmindedly told her I’m watching the NBA Conference Finals and then she said, “Oh, Heats won”. Aaaargh aaaaargh aaaargh aaaaargh!!! It was right then that everything just stopped, you know, like in those comedy sitcoms when everything is going on fine until somebody just said something to screw it up and then you hear the sound of a movie reel abruptly stopping “krrrrreechhh”.

Anyway thanx a lot for spoiling the fun Sowmya. And don’t try to justify it by saying Mavs were going to lose anyway. Sports is not just about the final score. It’s about enjoying the entire game and that’s one of the reasons why we guys become couch potatoes… I’m sure you don’t want me to get into the whole “women and sports” thingie again, do you? Plus, I don’t want the fair ladies like flygirl, aishwarya, sunshine, virgochhas lashing down my throat again

10 comments:

sowmya said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!I really mean it!!!:-( :-( :-( :-(

Anonymous said...

lolz!!!

Sundancer said...

Sports, sports, sports...
I blog ka chhiar tawh dawn lo! LOLx

sowmya said...

:-( dude!!!!My poor dutch team!!

virgochhas said...

i remebered the day i almost cried, dat b***h from UK or wherever wrote about the Winner of American Idol... i swear i still havent forgiven her... she sux BIG time...

she spoiled months of religiously watching each and every episode...

itz like making love and stealing the BIG O...

dat nite, wen i watch the show, i can't have dat feeling of elation cos the bloody b***h f@cked it up....

and boy, do i understand how ur feeling....

am so so so sorry for you...

and if you say anything bout women and sports, i wont't utter a word...

*muaah*

sunshine said...

hoo haa haa haa.... and here I wonder how come my names appeared on a sports article. BTW, I can't be of much help in your daily dose of ESPN-watch. But the next time you watch a suspense thriller, make sure you let me know. And you know the reason why, don't you?

BTW, something is still awaited. You know what.

hoo haa haa haa.

illusionaire said...

@ Sowmya: Yeah Sow, I know :-(
Check out my latest post about Holland's defeat.

@ Sundancer: i hep lo em mai lal Sundancer. Happening thil ber a lawm sports hi tunlai chuan. Nula senior nih vang mai khan rawn in la sports lo viau suh! akekekeke...

illusionaire said...

@ virgo: Yeah I remember that American Idol incident. Hahahaha! Glad you know exactly how I felt. But about the "making love and stealing the big O" thingie u went thru, I thought that would apply only to us guys as you gurls are blessed with "the multiple O" lOlxxx

@ sunshine: Sure I'll let you know the next time I watch a suspense thriller. But its not like I am going to come online while Im in the middle of a suspense thriller, post it on my blog, wait for you to comment and spoil the suspense, and then get back to watching the movie. LoLz. Unless ofcourse we do it thru the phone which is more instantaenous, but then, I don't have your number..... do I? *wink*

sunshine said...

err... you don't have my number? What a coincidence, even I don't have your number. wink wink.

waise I don't even have ur email id. and this junior and senior kima in orkut confused me so much, I ended up adding both. And now it seems to me that you are none.

So are you a cool handsome dude trying to make frand ships with me? he he.

illusionaire said...

Haha sunshine,

About that junior and senior kima at orkut, well, I've been on orkut for the past 4 years now. Those days, there was this bug at orkut, where u get banned and sent to jail if you post too many messages in others scrapbooks. So I used to use junior kima's account when senior kima gets banned *GRIN*

Ok but since u mentioned it, I'll log into orkut now and accept your "frandship" as I am indeed a cool handsome dude. lolx. Its been more than 3 months since I logged into orkut.