I Want The Cavaliers & The Warriors To Lose

Look, I know what everyone is thinking, son. I mean, based on the title, it may seem like I’m hating, man. But, before people try to take my head off, let me explain why I want the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors to lose. Basically, as a lifelong basketball fan, I’m getting bored with the NBA, fam. Year after year, the same fucking teams go the Finals, bruh. All in all, I need some new shit to happen to keep my interest, folks.

Now, I won’t lie, son. I’ve actually felt this way for a little while, man. Listen, for the last seven years, it was a given that LeBron James and company were going to win the East. For the last few years, it was a given that Stephen Curry and company were going to win the West. From there, barring any random occurrences (like Draymond Green getting suspended in the 2016 Finals), it was a given that the Dubs were going to beat the Cavs. So, what does a dude like me have to look forward to, fam? On the real, we’re all just watching the same damn script, bruh. There’s no drama, no suspense and no thrill, people.

Listen, let me tell everybody how serious I am about wanting change. Now, I’m a New York dude through and through. Meaning, I hate ALL Boston teams with an undying passion. However, I’m so tired of the same matchups that I actually want the Celtics to beat the Cavs, son. Shit, does anyone know what that wish does to my soul, man? I’m actually rooting for a fucking team that I despise, fam. THAT’S how much I want things to be shaken up, bruh. All I know is, I’m going to have to repent to Yankees Jesus, folks.

In the end, my wish probably won’t come true, son. Ultimately, the Cavaliers and the Warriors will probably meet again in the Finals, man. Yes, I know that the Cavs just got trounced by the Celtics in Game 1. But, they’re going to have to beat LeBron three more times, fam. All I can say is, that’s a tall order for a young team, bruh. In addition, I don’t believe in the Houston Rockets‘s ability to beat GS, people. By and by, they’re going to have to show and prove before I believe the hype. In any case, I’ll see everyone in the Finals for part four of LeBron versus Steph and part three of LeBron versus Kevin Durant. LC out.

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What Can We Do About Hurricane Harvey?

So, at this point, everyone should know what’s going on in Texas, man. I mean, Hurricane Harvey is out here BUGGING, son! As of now, at least 10 people have died, many more have been injured and TONS of others have been displaced. Needless to say, our Southern neighbors need all of the help they can get, fam. In any case, I hope this post can assist in some way, shape or form.

Now, I’m going to keep this brief, people. On the real, I’m using today’s post as a way to provide some necessary information. With that being said, if anyone wants to contribute to the relief effort in Texas, feel free to donate to the “Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.” This fund was set up by Mayor Sylvester Turner as a means of helping affected victims. In addition, The New York Times has also provided a list of local organizations that could help the cause. Hopefully, everyone donates to at least one of these groups, man. I mean, it’s VERY necessary, son.

In the end, I may be praying for Texas, but I also want to put some money in their hands. All I know is, the rebuilding process is going to be a motherfucker and every dollar counts, fam. By and by, I hope everyone stays safe down there, bruh. LC out.

P.S. Joel Osteen is looking shady as fuck right now, man. Now, for those who are unaware, his Lakewood Church used to be The Summit/Compaq Center. Meaning, that was the building where the Houston Rockets used to play. Meaning, it can hold at least 16,000 people. Meaning, there’s NO reason why it should be closed when displaced people need shelter. Good Lord, this man can take the congregation’s money every Sunday, but he can’t give people a roof over their heads? All in all, when things clear up down there, I want everyone to remember this, man. That is all.

The Worst NBA Playoffs Ever

So, to begin, this post isn’t an indictment on the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers. Well, not entirely, son. In actuality, today’s sermon is an indictment on the rest of the NBA. I mean, c’mon son! Where was the competition this year, man?! Look, let’s be real for a second, fam. Did anyone really believe that the Finals would feature two different teams? Yeah, I didn’t think so, bruh. All I know is, the remaining NBA teams need to start pulling their collective weight. Otherwise, there isn’t any need to have seasons anymore.

Now, let’s review this year’s playoffs, man. The Dubs and the Cavs entered the Finals with a combined 24-1 record. Like, that’s just stupid, son. Realistically, there weren’t any teams that could stand up to these dudes in either conference. The Washington Wizards can talk all of the shit they want, but they couldn’t get pass the Boston Celtics, bruh. Also, speaking of the Celtics, they literally had one fluke win against the Cavs. Other than that, the entire series was complete and utter domination.

Moving on, I originally heard all of these theories about how the Toronto Raptors would give the Cavs static. Man, those fools couldn’t even rattle off a competent game, fam. On the flip side, the Houston Rockets were supposed to be able to challenge the Dubs. Well, James Harden looked like a scrub for most of that series. In addition, even if Kawhi Leonard never got injured, I’d bet money that the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t win more than two games against the Warriors. Ultimately, outside of some devastating injury or an ill-advised trade, the Cavs and the Dubs will probably keep facing each other in the Finals. All I know is, it’s a fucking buzz kill, bruh.

Keeping it a buck, I was a baby in the 1980‘s, so I can’t talk about the matchup between the Larry Bird-led Celtics and the Magic Johnson-led Los Angeles Lakers. So, maybe this is how people felt during that era too. In any case, I was of age during the Michael Jordan era. Now, even though MJ won all of those titles, at least the games were competitive, man. Look, there was absolutely NO competition in this year’s playoffs, son. The outcome was essentially a foregone conclusion. By and by, the NBA needs to improve in order to keep my attention, fam.

In the end, I just want to see good basketball, bruh. That’s it. All jokes aside, only Warriors or Cavs “fans” could have possibly enjoyed this postseason. Side note, I put “fans” in quotations because NONE of these new clowns are really fans. Listen, don’t talk to me about the Dubs if Run TMC doesn’t ring a bell. Don’t talk to me about the Cavs if Mo Williams doesn’t conjure up memories of mediocrity. Anyway, now is the time for teams to “tool up,” word to Marlo Stanfield. On the real, the game can’t survive in its current form, man. I was fucking bored this season, son. *Sigh* LC out.

Russell Westbrook Has Spoken!

To begin, I must admit that I have conflicting feelings about Russell Westbrook‘s performance this season. On one hand, I think he’s clearly made his case for NBA MVP. Look, let’s put aside the triple-doubles for a second, son. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant, a top 3 player, and STILL made it to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. That’s a fucking accomplishment and the city can thank Westbrook for that. I mean, the dude is a robot/maniac and he refused to let the team fall by the wayside.

Now, I’ve seen people say that Westbrook is just “chasing stats.” Man, let’s keep it a buck, son. Westbrook locked down 42 triple-doubles during the regular season and the Thunder had a 33-9 record in those games. In addition, they had a 14-26 record when he didn’t reach that milestone. Meaning, this type of play was NECESSARY for them to win. With that being said, the criticism makes absolutely no fucking sense, fam. If the objective of the game is to win, then Westbrook did what was needed to facilitate that.

Moving on, I must also admit that Westbrook’s style of play is smothering. He’s a fucking atrocious shooter and he shoots the ball ALL THE DAMN TIME! Bruh, I’m pretty sure it’s hard for the rest of the team to get into any kind of rhythm when the leader shoots upwards of 25 times per game. Listen, this is why I say I have conflicting feelings about his style of play. His team needs him to be a ball hog, but it may actually be hurting them at the same time.

Ok, so, I’ve just said a lot, but I needed to outline my perspective on Westbrook before I tackled his postgame rant last night. Essentially, a reporter asked Westbrook’s teammate, Steven Adams, why the Thunder always lose leads when Westbrook is on the bench. Now, instead of giving him time to answer, Westbrook jumped in and told the reporter to stop trying to split them up. Ultimately, according to Westbrook, they win as a team and lose as a team.

Look, Westbrook was right for what he did and it was a noble move. On the real, nothing good can come out of the team thinking they ain’t shit when their star isn’t on the floor. I mean, they do suck when Westbrook is out of the game, but a lack of talent shouldn’t also have to be coupled with a damaged psyche, son. The fact is, the Thunder had no hope of beating the Houston Rockets before the series even started, fam. It just is what it is, man.

In the end, let Westbrook cook, bruh. Listen, I highly enjoy watching him go full berserker in every game. With that being said, I do think the team needs to find a better offense so his teammates aren’t so damn obsolete. All in all, these problems can’t be solved at this point in the season, son. So, let’s just give that man his MVP award and go home. LC out.