6.13.2011

Mavs Win, NBA Season Over


The 2010-2011 NBA season was one of the most enjoyable ever for me. Not because my favorite team, the Washington Wizards finished with a 23-59 record, but because Lebron James was on the Miami Heat. Now before you bash me for being a bandwagon fan, you should know that I was happy that Lebron was on the Heat because I could now cheer for any and everybody that played the Heat.

For the first time, I was really excited to watch some games this season because I had a reason to cheer. I did not like the way Lebron left Cleveland, and I didn't like the idea of him joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the untouchable "Big Three".

But, after I thought about it, I realized this was actually a great thing. It made a game that was previously unexciting to me, once again exciting. The fact that I felt so bad for Cleveland fans, and that Lebron could so easily choose to join a team where he thought he could easily win a championship, gave me all the reason I needed to be intrigued. So cheering against them became an every day occurrence.

As Lebron and company started the season off slowly, I knew they we bounce back. As they cruised through the playoffs, I painfully watched. But, watching them play the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals was a thing of beauty. The Mavs were my last hope to prove that Lebron couldn't make his decision work this year, and they came through. The fact that Dirk Nowitzki played better than Lebron despite having the flu and a broken finger made everything that much better.

Here's to a great season, and I will be looking forward to next year as well.

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