Speaking of disappointing endings, how about that Game 2, eh? Super-uncompetitive all the way through and then, suddenly, Cleveland comes out of nowhere to make it look like you’re gonna be watching a basketball game and then . . . no. They say the ratings for Game 1 were historically bad, and going up against The Sopranos can’t have helped Game 2 (thanks to the magic of DVR I saw both; it was even possible to “catch up” to realtime by skipping the adds in the Cavs-Spurs game) do any better. At this point, I think the NBA needs to seriously consider disbanding the San Antonio Spurs franchise. Meanwhile Chad Ford’s mock draft says the Spurs are likely to snag a European guard with a late pick. Dude’s name is Marco Bellinelli and he’s a “A long, lanky combo guard who knows how to put the ball in the basket. Big-time scorer with an excellent 3-point shot.” What’s more, “He’s a very smart player, with excellent court vision and a handle that would allow him to play the point occasionally in the NBA. Good athlete with nice quickness.”
I feel like this situation has “I can’t believe this guy slipped to 28″ / “how does RC Buford do it” material written all over it. Haven’t we seen this story before? I’m nervous. I don’t even hate the Spurs. Indeed, I kind of like the Spurs, which is what makes watching them so depressing. If they were more dynamically despicable, things would be more interesting.