NBA on ESPN: Weird and Weirder
Original NBA scheduling had today marked for a favorable five hours on ESPN with Dwayne Wade’s Miami Heat going against the three Boston Hall of Famers. The new trio in Houston facing off against the team concept in the Detroit Pistons would follow.
How things have changed. Wade missed his first game of the season due to injury and K.G. and Ray Ray have been injured. This left the table open for The Truth to have a big game which he absolutely had to do to snap the Celtics two game skid.
According to the media, Wade’s supporting cast is supposedly inexperienced and incapable of competing against other teams without Flash. Turns out they aren’t as bad as advertised since they took the Celtics into overtime and it took a spectacular finish by Pierce for the Celtics to secure the win.
But the best part of this game was the Celtics’ headbands. Adidas made green Laker t-shirts to market for St. Patrick’s Day, but they didn’t stop there. The NBA followed it up with the Celtics wearing Laker gold colored headbands! What’s going on?
The next game was even weirder.
At halftime, Kwame Brown, yes KWAME BROWN, was leading the Detroit Pistons in scoring. Rasheed and Rip are injured and Mr. Big Shot was traded for the fake A.I. (as Alvin Gentry suggests in his Twitter by calling Andre Iguodala the “real A.I.”). Too bad Iverson is injured too.
On the Rockets’ side TMac is done for the season. And I’m not even going to go into how ugly of a game this was either.
But the end result? Not one, but a double overtime game that Houston was able to hang onto.
Turns out ESPN got what they wanted.
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