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Zapping Around NBA Finals Coverage

Josep Vernet-RieraCorrespondent IJune 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic reaches for a rebound over Andrew Bynum #17, Kobe Bryant #24 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter of Game One of the 2009 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Finals that the world did not want to see just began—with the demolition of the Magic at the Lakers' hands.

Do I smell a sweep?

"Certainly," said one analyst, still grumpy because of LeBron's loss. "The Magic are a very weak team, [one] that does not have enough quality to beat the Lakers and to become NBA champions."

The man across the table could only agree:

"Of course; the Magic do not have a player that can lead them, like the Lakers have Kobe and those guys from Cleveland have LeBron. This will be a boring Finals; there were no big dunks or big shots [in Game One]...nothing!"

I must concur. These Finals are going to be flat-out boring!

Heck, one of the talking heads went on to say:

"Instead of showing tonight's highlights, we decided to show you LeBron's top 100 plays from this season."

I sat back and watched the symphony of howls, dunks, rims being banged, players being crossed over and dunked on...

"Oh, come on don't cry," said one commentator.

"You know, I just get emotional with LeBron," said the other. "Why? Why? Why do we have to see Howard in the Finals?!"

I grabbed my tissues and joined in the mourning. Oh, why is the world so unfair?

Oh LeBron, it's not your fault, you're better than anyone, better than MJ.

The Finals are on again. Ah, I think I'll go watch some pee-wee basketball across the street.

After all, who cares. This is the series that nobody wanted.

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