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Stop the Nonsense

By. Michael Vislosky

I lay here at 11:30 this Monday night, my 2 month old asleep in his bassinet, my wife and dog asleep in bed, and I am on ESPN like most nights. Today is different though, today is that day after Prince James finally won something some what on his own. Every article is all about LeBron, as it should be, and the Warriors collapse. Not all of these articles are about the game though, many are trying to compare LeBron  to Michael, and now compare the Warriors to the 96 Bulls again. As I lay here I get more and more mad as I see what people say in the articles and on the message boards. So I’m going to give my opinion, I mean that is the point of having your own blog right?

First lets talk about Michael and LeBrick, sorry I mean LeBron. 6-0 vs 3-4. End of story.  I do not care about anything else. I hear people everyday say that LeBron is clearly the best, look at the era he plays in compared to Michael, well let’s. Anybody who wants to say that league is tougher now, does not have any clue what they are talking about. Do your homework, be a true fan of the game. Many of today’s stars would not be on teams in the 90’s. LeBron would be a star if he played in the 90’s without question, but if Michael played today he would still be Michael.  Michael might have more rings if he played today. The way games are called today, Michael would shoot 25 free throws a game! LeBron complains everytime he gets hit, let’s see how he would have felt playing the Knicks, the Pacers, even the Heat of the 90’s. LeBron is an all-time great yes, but please stop comparing him to Michael, that shipped sailed years ago.

Number 2, the Warriors vs the 96 Bulls. As I said in my last blog, I found myself rooting for the Dubs this year despite the fact that they were chasing my childhood team. That being said, there is no comparison between the teams, the Bulls would beat them 10 out of 10 series. I read message boards today saying that the Bulls in today’s game would win 50 games! I mean really? The Bulls today would have won 75. People were trying to say that the NBA was watered down in the 90’s! Please people be smarter then this, do not be prisoners of the moment. Today’s NBA is a joke compared to back in the day. You have a 76ers team who is younger then this years National Championship winning team! With all the one and dones in the NBA today it’s the Pacific Ocean! I am not taking away from what the Warriors did this year, I am just tired of reading comments from people who are ignorant to the history of a game I love. Each era is different, but if you are going to make comments, at least take the time to understand what it is you are talking about.

I am not and never will be a fan of LeBron. I was spoiled to watch Michael. I was spoiled to watch art on a hardwood floor. Michael didn’t go join his friends who had championships already, he took his beatings then destroyed everyone in his path, after trying a different sport as well. That being said, congratulations to LeBron and the Cavs for ending 50 years of hardship in Cleveland. To the victors go the spoils.

LeBron James the Quitter

I grew up watching Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win  six championships. I grew up watching Michael Jordan go Six for six in the NBA Finals. These factors may be part of the reason why I have never been a fan of LeBron James, could also be that he has never won anything on his own and he is the supposed face of the NBA.

I was  watching Sportscenter the other night when I saw this clip of James being asked about the Northern Iowa collapse in the NCAA Tournament. His answer was terrible. He basically said that the Northern Iowa players should quit basketball. Reminded me how he quit on Cleveland to go get his titles.

Here is a clip of what he said. You be the judge, me personally, as the supposed face of the NBA, you can’t say what he said, even if you are joking..

Dubs dismantle Cavaliers in Finals rematch

(AP) — The Golden State Warriors bounced back from their ugly, blowout loss in Detroit by completing a two-game season sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry nailed seven 3-pointers and scored 35 points before sitting out the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 132-98 pounding of the Cavs in Cleveland. Curry’s final trey put Golden State up by 40 late in the third quarter, and the lead stretched to 43 before the Cavaliers avoided the worst home loss in team history. Curry says it was a great bounceback win for the Dubs….

Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) finished with 20 points for the Warriors, who held LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to a total of 27 points on 11 of 32 shooting. James scored 16 points, Irving had eight and Love delivered just three.

The Warriors improved to an NBA-best 38-4 as they try to win their second straight title. They top the Western Conference by two games over San Antonio.

Also in the NBA:

— The Hornets had dropped nine of their previous 10 games before Kemba Walker poured in a franchise-record 52 points in a 124-119 win over Utah in double overtime. Walker shot 16-for-34 from the field, including six of his 11 3-point tries. He also was 14 of 15 from the line in breaking the previous team mark of 48 points, set by Glen Rice in March 1997.

— The Los Angeles Clippers squandered a 12-point lead over the last three minutes of regulation before Jamal Crawford, J.R. Redick and Chris Paul drained consecutive 3-pointers in a 140-132 overtime win against Houston. Redick shot 9-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 40 points in the Clippers’ 10th victory in 11 games.

— Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and Deron Williams added 10 of his 20 points in overtime to push Dallas past Boston 118-113. Nowitzki contributed 14 points in the final period and seven in OT after the Mavericks blew a 17-point, first-half lead.

— Chicago knocked off Detroit 111-101 behind Pau Gasol’s (pow gah-SAHLZ’) 31 points and 12 boards. Derrick Rose had 20 points for the Bulls, who dominated after falling behind by 13 in the first quarter.

— Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL’) had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ third straight win, 101-99 over New Orleans at Memphis. Matt Barnes, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee also had 16 points apiece for the Grizzlies, who trailed 80-75 before putting together a 10-1 run.

— Kyle Lowry hit for 31 points and DeMar DeRozan added 30 as Toronto beat Brooklyn 112-100. Lowry hit three of his seven 3-pointers while scoring 13 points in the third period to help the Raptors tie a season high with their fifth consecutive win.

— Al Horford scored 15 points and Jeff Teague (teeg) had 14 in Atlanta’s second straight win, 98-81 over Orlando. Paul Millsap had 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawks dealt the Magic their seventh loss in eight games.

— C.J. McCollum dropped in 25 points and Damian Lillard had 16 in Portland’s 108-98 win at Washington. The Trail Blazers blew a 17-point, first-half lead and trailed in the third quarter before responding with a 23-1 run.

— Carmelo Anthony drained a tying 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in regulation before finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in New York’s double-overtime win against Philadelphia, 119-113. Arron Afflalo led the Knicks with 25 points, and rookie Kristaps Porzingis (KRIS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) delivered 16 points and 12 boards before sitting out the overtimes because of an injured right foot.