Phoenix Suns are Classic Example of Nice Guys Finishing Last

June 13th, 2010 by Matt Petersen Leave a reply »

Nice guys in every venue of life have been told they don't really finish last. Believers in the benign swear that overall goodness is rewarded by some higher design.

If that's the case, then why are the Lakers still playing while the Suns are sitting at home?

Ron Artest distracts and annoys both in word and deed. Phil Jackson taunts his opponents through thinly veiled comments to the media. Kobe Bryant maintains his alienating aloofness.

Meanwhile, Grant Hill wins the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Steve Nash remains the most outgoing and likeable guy in the league. Jared Dudley, a bench guy, amasses followers on his Twitter account thanks to his sense of humor and ingenuity.

Yet it's the Lakers, not the endearing and charismatic Suns, who are competing for an NBA championship. Can we get a 20 on Karma, please?

The truth is, nice guys do finish last in sports. How else do you explain Sasha Vujacic still playing instead of Goran Dragic? The mean, dirty, unlikeable guys win. It's that simple.

The clincher on this theory? The closing seconds of Game 5. There are 3.5 seconds left, game t ...

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