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Kilala kita. Oo, ikaw 'yun: Nagkasalubong na tayo minsan, sa LRT, sa Gotohan, sa kanto ng Aurora at Katipunan. Nagkatinginan tayo. Hindi mo ako kinausap, pero alam ko, nakilala mo rin ako. Kaya ka narito, di ba? Para sabihing, Oo, oo, ikaw nga 'yun. Naaalala kita.
na, mula noong 24 Enero, 2006, ang nakitambay dito
finals na naman
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Pop quiz: who said this?--
"Is his attitude going to allow him to take a back seat and let Lamar Odom shine and let Caron Butler have his nights and bring those big guys along with him?"
"He's going to be very selfish... And he feels like he needs to show this league and the people in this country that he is better without Shaq. He can win championships without Shaq. So offensively, he's going to jump out and say, 'I can average 30 points. I can still carry the load on this team.'
Obviously, it was a dig at Kobe Bryant. What everyone keeps on forgetting, though, is that it was then-Seattle Supersonic Ray Allen who said it. That, I think, is going to be one of the more interesting subplots of the NBA Finals.
It's been a long-running feud between these two. Hasn't really had a chance to boil over, though-- Ray Allen's a bit too low-key for these kinds of intrigues, plus he'd had to spend the better part of his career playing for non-contenders. No real spice in individual rivalries kung hindi naman nag-aabot sa playoffs 'yung mga protagonist. At siyempre, we've seen how Kobe's elevated his game since those comments by Allen. Baka naman bati na sila.
Ayun. I'm a bit torn here, sa totoo lang-- I'm a big Pau Gasol fan, but I'm also a big Paul Pierce fan. I don't like to Kobe, though-- masyadong contrived ang kanyang quest for greatness. But I also don't like how Garnett shrinks from the big moments. Sa bench, I've been rooting for Rondo ever since the season started, and I've always liked Luke Walton's basketball smarts. Sa Boston: James Posey is one of the best perimeter players in the league. Sa L.A.: I've always thought that Lamar Odom is one of the most complete players in the game. If only he had heart.
If someone put a gun to my head though, I'd put my money on the Lakers, in seven. Kung pera ang usapan, a. Sabi nga ni Bill Simmons, "Nobody is beating the Lakers this season. Not Boston, not Detroit, not anybody. They have the best team, the best player and a Hall of Fame coach. It's really that simple."
Pero kung tamang puso lang, sa Celtics ako. Another subplot: Paul Pierce, the consummate professional, sticking it out with the Celtics, quietly doing his best to keep the time afloat during the pre-Allen, pre-Garnett era. Kaya talagang gusto kong manalo ang celtics, para ma-vindicate si Pierce.
Anyway. 'Yun muna. Will post more after Game 1 on Wednesday.