Well the NBA Finals tip-off tonight and sadly I have to work in an hour (DVR baby) so here is my quick take on the Finals with a few predictions thrown in.
Series MVP: Dirk Nowitzki. Win or lose Dirk is going to be the best player in the series. Don’t be surprised if the Heat throw the kitchen sink at him and still can’t stop him. There isn’t one Miami Heat player who has the defensive talent to slow down the best offensive post player in recent history, this is Dirk’s final step in getting the respect he has deserved ever since Steve Nash left to Phoenix. He won’t disappoint.
Likely Joke the Twitter Bloggers Will Beat to Death: Tie between bringing up the 2006 Playoffs every time Dwade gets to the line and “Like a Bosh” references.
Mavs Weakness: Depth and athleticism.
Heat’s Weakness: Not being able to stop Dirk Nowitzki. Depth outside of the Big Three.
Likely Unsung Hero: Peja Stojakovic. Too bad the dude didn’t feel like playing for the Raptors, but much respect for a guy with no back doing the things he has been doing during the Mavericks’ playoff run.
Will Chris Bosh Have a Good Series: Yes
Over Under On Mark Cuban Camera Shots: 1,000
Favorite Part About Game One: Michael McDonald is singing the National Anthem
X-Factors: Mavs: Jason Terry. Heat: James Jones
Dan Gilbert Suicide Watch Level: High
Result I Would Like To See: Mavs in 4
What is Actually Going to Happen: Heat in 7
Enjoy the game