2010 NBA Finals Game 7: The Ultimate Treat for Sports Fans

June 16th, 2010 by Jeff Newton Leave a reply »
Bar owners across America are pinching themselves with glee this afternoon.

Anyone who lives, breathes, and dies sports echoes the same sentiment.

After journeying through the two-month long voyage known as the NBA playoffs, we deserve this emotional last act.

Expect office productivity and general business line communications to hit a standstill tomorrow afternoon. Any employee who proudly sports an L.A. or Boston mug, banner, napkin, or bobble-head on their desk won’t be of any use.

This is our reward after slogging through a Hawks-Bucks series where both teams played hide-and-seek with the bottom of the hoop. This marks one of the three biggest dates on our 2010 sports calendar. The moment encapsulates every good reason why we put parts of our lives on hold to watch a group of fit strangers run from point to point.

I hold no vested interest, whether in fan support, gambling debts, or otherwise, in Game Seven.

Kobe Bryant could retire on Friday, and I’d go on with life as usual. If Phil Jackson announces the Montana rivers appeal more than red-eye cross-country flights and grimy 10 a.m. shoot-arou ...

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