Tuesday, July 3, 2012

3’s company

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in the wake of the Miami’s “Big 3” winning a championship. How could this happen!? It’s the end of days. The Evil Empire has won and proven that the idea a big 3 will work. Small market teams everywhere should panic and run for cover. LA, Miami, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York will soon run the NBA and all of the small market teams will be left to die in the destructive path on the way to another championship. Oh wait, all of those teams already win most of the championships.

“Well now that the Heat have proven the ‘Big 3’ theory works, the NBA is in serious trouble.”

Irrelevant. The ‘Big 3’ has worked since the beginning of time. Just look around! Batman, Gordon and Alfred. Hercules, Phil, and Meg. Peter, Ray, and Egon. Aladdin, Jasmine, and Abu. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine. Frodo, Sam, and Gandolf. George of the Jungle, His wife, and that English Gorrilla? This list goes on and on. Hollywood figured it out years ago. And guess what, so did the NBA. Allow me to enlighten you.

The 90’s were filled with our most favorite NBA stars. The best of the best. The one’s we loved and loved to hate.
Jordan, Pippen, Rodman
Drexler, Olajuwon, Barkley
Hardaway, Richmond, Mullin
Oakley, Ewing, Starks (Not to mention Larry Johnson and Derek Harper)
Horace Grant, Hardaway, O'Neal
Stockton, Malone, Hornacek (mabye even Bryon Russell)
Sean Elliot, Robinson, Duncan (add Brandon Williams and Avery Johnson)
Teams were stacked in the 90’s. That’s why we have so many heroes from that time. Sure you had your fair share of teams without big 3’s, but it was common to have 2 superstars and 1 regular star on your team in the 90’s, and guess what, basketball was awesome.

Flash forward a decade and what do we have? A whole bunch of ‘Big 3’s’ again. Heat, Lakers, Celtics, Thunder, Spurs, Bulls, maybe the Hawks (if they can get CP3 and D12, but I doubt it). And guess what? Basketball is still awesome. Who doesn’t love cheering for Harden, Durant, and Westbrook. It seems like everyone outside of Miami that has a pulse hates LeBron and company. That's what makes this game great!

So to my fellow NBA doomsday predictors, don’t fear, the NBA is just fine. Remember the 97’ and 98’ finals between the Jazz and Bulls? Even tho we all know that Jordan pushed Russell for the series winning shot, those were great games. Amazing to watch, and this last year’s final was no different. (With the exception of game 5) Enjoy the offseason! Football is nearly upon us!

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