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Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Poetry Through Basketball

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Thomas GaliciaContributor IIMarch 11, 2011

I have a feeling that Miami Heat fans might like this article as much as they did Thursday Night's game. 

I also have a feeling that Heat haters will either hate this article or just ignore it.

Either way, sweet victory for the Heat, so much so that I'm inspired to even egg on Lakers fans.

Now, I don't mean anything malicious by this—it's just sports. There would have been plenty of Lakers fans boasting in similar ways if the results were the reverse.

However, let's just have some fun, because in the end, sports are supposed to be fun, right?

So, instead of your typical game recap, some poetry.

I don't have skills in rhyme like Lil Wayne, or big Lakers fan big Snoop Dogg,
But watching Thursday's game was sweet, so I'll try to be like them and write a song.

The fans all overheated, as Miami's Big Three took the court.
They all thought the Lakers would defeat them, and knock them all out of sort.

But the Heat had other plans, they knew they had to prove their mettle,
For unlike the past five games, they knew that jump shots they could not settle. 

It was close the entire game, no one could hold a lead bigger than six,
With Kobe, Bosh, Gasol and LeBron all attacking the rim like crack addicts looking for their next fix.

The five game losing streak was tough, especially due to the quality of opponents and quantity of their leads,
But hopefully a win over the mighty champs from the west can be enough to plant the seeds.

Seeds of redemption similar to the Green Bay Packers', who last season had their late game struggles,
But when it mattered most, it was with them that the Lombardi Trophy would ultimately snuggle.

As for the haters, where are they now, after the last few of weeks of talk,
I guess I just forgot that after a big Heat win, they all just up and take a walk.

Where was the vaunted Lakers low post threat, it was supposed to dominate with a healthy Bynum?
They must have left their game back in Atlanta, I hope before they get to Dallas on Saturday they can find 'em.

As for crying, what a shame, only tears in Miami's locker room for now are of joy,
Kobe even practiced for two hours postgame, thanks to Wade playing him like a toy.

To all the Lakers fans and haters who for months have claimed that, like a Hurricane, Miami would blow,
Check the record against the Lakers, where the Heat now stand at two and O.

Will they meet in the finals, who's to say, Chicago and Boston are tough tests and the East's best bets,
But the Heat know they'll have to beat them in May and June if they want to prove that they're the very best.

Wiz sings of "Black and Yellow," but tonight was about black and red,
If there's one thing proven here, it's that the Big Three are still plenty far from dead.

On a more serious note, my prayers go out to those in Japan, where they have just suffered a magnitude 8.9 earthquake.

I doubt anyone reading this is in Japan, but if they are, stay strong, good luck and God Bless. Be safe.

Thomas Galicia is a Miami Dolphins Featured Columnist who also writes about the Miami Heat, Miami Hurricanes and Chicago Cubs. Follow him on twitter, @thomasgalicia. For more of his non-sports writings, visit www.thomasgalicia.com 

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