Hey NBA, Quit Whining and Play (or Just Shut Up If Your Name Is Mark Cuban)

May 1st, 2010 by Andrew Brining Leave a reply »
Now that the first month of the National Basketball Association playoffs has kicked off, it's time to start paying closer attention to the cagers.

The best athletes in the world still don't seem to be totally focused on the task at hand, which is the reason my enthusiasm for the hardwood has waned of late. I just refuse to believe you get 20-point swings if both teams are concentrating and such huge reversals are par for the course.

Maybe if the balls simply bounces the other way for two extended stretches, but that wasn't the case in the San Antonio Spurs contest with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

The Spurs vaulted out to a huge lead when the Mavs came blundering out of the gates only to tune out while Dallas came storming back and took the lead. Of course, they snapped back to attention and delivered the kill-shot to Big D—that only re-emphasizes the collective siesta taken by San Antonio in the third quarter.

How stoked should I, the fan, be if two of the best teams in the Association (underestimate a healthy Big Three at your peril) can't muster a focused, 48-minute effort in a Game Six?

Nevertheless, the NBA ...

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