So Kobe (The Black Mamba) just grabbed the finals MVP award.
His team pulled in their first championship in the post Diesel (Shaq) era.
And Phil Jackson just got championship #10.
Can't feel my excitement?
Even though a few games were close. The games were never actually that close. After dismantling the magic in game 1 the at times lackadaisical Lakers still looked able to take the title without trying really just because of one man. Not Phil Jackson, the luckiest coach ever.... (Seriously I wonder if the triangle offense is anything other than the Phil Jacksons secret code to his staff and players to give Kobe the damn ball...... I wonder if he has called a play since Shaq departed L.A.X. and I Could swear Phil fell asleep during the 1st and 2nd qtrs in game 4......Hey all I remember is Kobe with the dry erase board giving orders.... He probably sent Phil to the concession stand for a beer and some nachos....) to get back to the point. Kobe is the reason they won the series. Well Kobe and his well timed elbow/ several missed free throws from Superman (Dwight Howard)....and a blown layup by a rookie...maybe. The problem that caused the lackluster finals series could have been the poor playoff structure which allowed subpar teams from the east in. Would Cleveland vs. LA have been more exciting? Perhaps Cleveland looked like gods when compared to the high-school teams they pulverized in the first couple rounds. Maybe the east needed disgraced ref Tim Donaghy to give them a betting chance. In conclusion the finals series was boring and difficult to watch due to a series of missed calls, scoring droughts, and Kobe. Not that I didn't want to see Kobe win... It’s just that he's a smug, egotistical, privileged crybaby. Had the Magic granted me a one day contract I would have earned "The Kobe Stopper" moniker by clothes lining him at half court. To keep it real I kept watching to see if Rafer Alston (Skip to my Lou) would slap Kobe in the back of the head... hey maybe next year.