posted by Brown Recluse, Esq. @ 4/30/2009 10:59:00 PM
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I am a dead person now.
Amazing! And even more wonderful for the fact that it kept me from the torture/pleasure watching my beloved/brittle Rockets until it was already decided. Oh T-Mac... what does it all mean?
Is there really a better series than this? Ever? I know that's hyperbole, and the stakes are only a 1st-round matchup, but on style points alone, is this not the best seven-game series ever?
Watching Rondo in this series feels like one of those "origins" comic book movies where we see the villain as an innocent boy, and we understand that becoming evil was simply a survival mechanism.Even if he goes on to become the new Isiah, I will love him because I saw the child in him die.
Soooo many storylines! My favorite is Derrick Rose silently soaking it all in. He's obviously not a finished product and has missed some big shots, but this series is absolutely speeding up his evolution.
He missed some big shots and he also hesitated and turned the ball over or nearly turned the ball over an a number of possessions in the over-times when the coach trusted him to take care of the ball on repeated game changing possessions. This is what you would expect from a rookie who was given a team to run the first day he ever walked into the gym, in a game six play-off over-time game. Even MY heart was racing. Over-all, though, he showed that he will be, or perhaps already is, one of the few elite pointguards in the NBA.
God I appreciate what Rondo can do but he's starting to play like a little bitch - elbowing and grabbing and slapping and throwing Hinrich around - and that's seriously detracting from my fandom.Has anyone had that feeling watching CP? Like, if he weren't constantly running into defenders, elbowing people, and acting like a sissy about it (whining when he doesn't get any calls, though he's initiating like 99% of the contact), he'd be so much better to watch. Give me the controlled genius of Roy or Rose.
Oh man, living in NBA TV dead Germany I am right now crying from the deep sorrow of not being able to watch any of this greatness live. Wheep. Naahahaaahaaaa. How should any video recap cover this in about three minutes? How?
Damian, that's quite possibly the greatest comment I've ever read here, and that's saying a lot.
What I like about Rondo's burgeoning awesomeness is that Rose, himself one of the next anointed ones, is RELUCTANT to go at him (I do not see the Gordon and Salmons iso as deference alone, but out of necessity since Rondo is on Rose almost always).Rondo is that good now...
I concur, Z. Damian FTW. I had to read that comment like 3 times.
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