I admit I was wrong, fairly wrong, well really wrong. I said that the Heat were going to win the NBA Championship, I was wrong. By the way, sorry this is late. Heat failed to compete at multiple levels against the experienced Mavs, aka Dirk.

Lebron kinda choked, a lot. He had an 8 point game, 8 POINTS IN A WHOLE GAME, and the Heat are paying maximum money for that, I’m not saying that they should get rid of him. He is still the best player in the league in my eyes, he played badly though and that isn’t acceptable.

The Mavs came ready to play. They played to their full potential behind their fantastic German, Dirk Nowitzki who anchored the team from the power forward spot. The Mav’s other key players, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd game to the big series ready to rip.

The series had the potential to go either way, but the Heat failed in the clutch moments early in the series, which lead to a massive amount of momentum that pushed the Dallas Mavs to the victory and the championship.

Slam! That’s the sound of the door shutting on the Mav’s chances to win a NBA Title. The Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavs 88-86 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 advantage. I recently wrote a post about the Heat’s woes in the 4th quarter, but in this game they were able to overcome them and win a close one.

Dwyane Wade took over the 4th quarter, matching Mav’s star Dirk Nowitzki who had 15 4th quarter points and the Mav’s last twelve. Wade had the response for all the shots Dirk made, finishing with 8 in the 4th and 29 in the game. Every time Dallas scored to tie or make the game close, the Heat responded by hitting 3’s, contributed by Mario Chalmers, Wade, and Lebron James. Chris Bosh hit the clutch game winning jumper with about 4o seconds left, and Dirk was unable to tie the game at the buzzer when he missed a jumper at the free throw line.

The Heat finished the game, they made their shots, and they played tough defense forcing Nowitzki into turnovers and difficult shots. James has struggled down the stretch, but when one of the “Big 3” struggles the other two step up big, which they did, Bosh and Wade were both clutch.

The Heat haven’t been as good on the road as they have been at home, but I still expect them to close out the series in Dallas and win in 5 games. They are a good team, and they have the initiative now, when they are healthy and have the bench contributing they are unbeatable in a series.

A question that I brought up last time, when Lebron James wins a championship, how will you feel about him?

 

Heat lost the game, but Lebron James got the highlight. This is what you call a dunk, and it emphasizes that the Heat were hitting the boards hard in the first 3 quarters of the game. D Wade also had a put back dunk in this game. Here is the video, enjoy.

With the UEFA Cup over, here are the TOP TEN GOALS of the competition, enjoy.

Shaq has finally come to the end, he announced his retirement at his house yesterday bringing a end to a 19 year career in which he established himself as one of the most dominant centers of all time.

He decided to retire after a injury riddled season in Boston. He is old and slightly out of shape now, and I am glad that he chose to retire instead of dragging out an illustrious career like Brett Farve did.

During his years he won 4 NBA Titles, 3 with the Lakers and 1 with the Heat. He was Final’s MVP for all 3 titles he won with the Lakers. He ended up 5th all time on the scoring board despite being a horrific free throw shooter. He dominated whoever defended him, broken backboards happened, he couldn’t be stopped, unless they fouled him. He is one of the 3 best centers of all time, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain are ahead of him, that is prestigious company to be named with.

Shaquille O’Neal’s retirement announcement was done in a way to continue the legacy that he created while he played. He did it at his house, mixing humor with his comments. He was well liked by the media, and known as one of the greatest and funniest personalities to be around.

Even though Shaq could have been better, I would like to say congratulations to one of the Greatest Players of all time, and a good person as well.

Joe Montana’s, the Hall of Fame QB, son, Nate Montana,  was booked on DUI charges today at 3:46 this morning. This isn’t his first run in with the law, he recently transfered from Notre Dame, where he got in trouble for underage drinking at a party last year.

This might be a big blow to his chances for starting QB for the U of M, he isn’t as good as his father was, but still fairly good. This might help some of the other teams in the Big Sky Conference throw off the hood that the U of M has been recently, and open the way for a new team to be on the top.

Other good teams in the conference are the Montana St. Bobcats, who won the conference last year for the first time in many years, and the Eastern Washington Eagles.

Last night the Dallas Mavs beat the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals 95-93. Mavs went on a 22-5 run to end the 4th quarter to knot up the series at 1 game apiece. Most suprising of all, the Heat have, for the most part this post season closed out every game, this game, they didn’t.

The Miami Heat settled into some distrubing patterns in the 4th quarter last night. They hucked up jumpers, instead of getting into the lane and free throw line. This allowed the Mavs to go on their monster run and win the game. Everyone thought, well not everyone, but alot of people thought that the Heat had overcome their regular season problems of not finishing when the game was close in the 4th, but last night shows that the problem is still there.

Chris Bosh had a horrific 4th quarter, and finished the game with only 12 points, Lebron James was well below his average with only 20 points, D Wade led the Heat with 36 but they still lost.

Lebron has been a beast in the clutch this post season, so don’t pass the damn ball Lebron, take it and shoot it. He has been their best finisher in the clutch time, so he needs to be selfish when the clock says there is less than 5 minutes left in the game. Last night he just passed it to a struggling Bosh, who botched all of his chances, WHY? Lebron wants to win a title, he needs to take a game over instead of being a facilitator.

I still fully belive that the Heat are going to win this series. There is no team that can beat them in a series, now that they have key bench players Haslem and Chalmers hitting their strides and in full health. The Heat are going to win, and how will you feel about Lebron James when he wins, will you still hate him, or will you love him for the phenomanal athlete and person he is?

Lionel Messi

For all of you that didn’t watch the UEFA Cup Final, you should have, and if you were smart enough to watch it, you saw a phenomenal game. Barcelona won 3-1 in regulation over a very good Manchester United side. Lionel Messi, AKA, “The Man,” was a major reason why FCB came away with the victory. He had a goal, and was instrumental in the other two scored by FCB.
Wayne Rooney had the solo goal for Man U. in the first half, that was their only good look at the Barcelona goal the whole match. Barcelona outpassed, outworked, and outplayed the English en route to their victory.
Messi is the Man, he is a winner, he is a stud, he scores goals, he can burn guys, he is just a bad ass. He is the best player in the world right now, and quite possibly one of the best ever.

 

 

 

The Canucks fought and beat their way through the Chicago Blackhawks

with a 4-3 series win in overtime. They tore their way passed The Nashville Predators 4 wins to 2. Now we all got to witness the Orca finish off the shark. The Vancouver Canucks won their series versus The San Jose Sharks 4 to 1. Going to double overtime, yeah! Playing over eighty minutes to win it! They won. A shot that some people call a fluke, but I call a message from heaven. Edler hits the puck off the boards, probably just trying to get it over some heads towards the net, but instead it bounced up and out of the sights of most of the players, except our good Canadian friend Bieksa. The puck hits the ice and bounces out towards Bieksa, practically every other player was oblivious up to that moment. Bieksa winds up, and slaps the bouncing puck towards the net, just slipping through the margin of Niemi’s, The Sharks goalie, skate and the post. The crowd goes wild! Seventeen years ago that day the Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

The game itself was intense, Luongo making 56 saves, and at one point the Canucks fended off a 3 on 5 and the power play following! It’s a pleasure to see both the Sedins playing to the capability that their reputation holds! Each player on both teams played phenomenally, and there were chances all over the place for both teams as well. The Sharks played great these last few games, even with the absence of their captain Thornton, completely out shooting the Canucks in the last two games. But the better team won. Luongo practically carried The Canucks through to the finals, him clearly playing one of the best games I’ve seen him win.

Now we will see, history already has been made for this franchise. Presidents choice cup after the season, and now the Western Conference leaders in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canucks want the Cup, Henrik didnt even touch the Clarence S. Campell Bowl that they had won, following the superstition. The only Cup they want is Stanley’s.

Up next we’ve got either The Tampa Bay Lightening, or The Boston Bruins. Boston at 7th in the league and Tampa Bay at 8th and both being very close teams in consideration of stats. I can’t say who’ll win, even though Vancouver lost the one game that they played against each team, I know it will be a fun series to watch and the Canucks do have a large advantage over them stat wise.

PEACE. GO CANUCKS GO. HISTORY WILL BE MADE.

The HEAT are the Real Deal

Posted: May 24, 2011 by RileyLemm in NBA
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From Day 1, I have said the Heat are going to be NBA Champs, THIS SEASON. People showed their doubts early in the season with the Heat’s mediocre start, but I still stayed on the wagon. My dedication to the Heat is paying off now that the Heat have finally hit their stride.