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Erin Summers

NBA playoffs: Entertainment on all levels

Posted May 4, 2013

Most people attribute heckling and name calling to NASCAR drivers, heck that's why a lot of people even follow the sport. Want fights? Tune into an NHL game, especially during the height of a Stanley Cup run. 

The NBA playoffs boast out-of-this-world performances by some of the league's stars.

An unexpected triple-OT game where Nate Robinson goes off for 34 points to carry the Bulls to 142-134 win over the Nets (on top of that Robinson was on the bench getting sick days later with the flu). Then there's injured Stephen Curry going 4-4 from the three with 14 points, 4 assists in the third quarter to will the Warriors from a 42-40 halftime deficit to a 92-88 win and series win over Denver.

Four game six's on one night? Happened Friday, hasn't happened since May 1, 2003. Friday night was the first time in just over 10 years that at least four teams were knocked out of the NBA postseason on the same day.

The NBA playoffs pave the way for brilliant performances. But this year on top of all that, add some heckling, some name calling and some fighting. We're still in round one and the NBA playoffs have already brought entertainment on all levels. 

Miss Clippers' Blake Griffin and Grizzlies' Zach Randolph's rendition of Wrestlemania Friday night? The announcers even mention a half-nelson taking place. Oh yeah, and all that after Griffin was a game-time decision due to a sprained ankle.

 

The Knicks, Celtics series has provided a plethora of entertainment in it's own right. Knicks' JR Smith getting suspended a game for elbowing Boston's Jason Terry in Game Three.

Then the Knicks decide to show up to Game Five dressed in all black for the Celtics 'funeral' but forget to win the game and actually end the series. In fact it was the end of the Knicks, Celtics game Wednesday that really got out of hand, especially since people who weren't even in the game got drawn into it. But who are we kidding I laughed.

Celtics Jordan Crawford (who notice never made it into the game) decides to remind Knicks Carmelo Anthony about a past relationship Melo's wife La La had with Celtics Kevin Garnett. Not the best idea, even worse idea, Raymond Felton thinking he can get in there and do anything about it. 
 

 

Then La La and Jordan Crawford took to twitter as any grown person in the public eye should do. 

 

 

Obviously it didn't end there. During Game Six fans at Boston’s TD Garden began heckling Anthony with a chant of 'Honey Nut Cheerios' in reference to comments Kevin Garnett apparently made about Melo’s wife.

 

 

I'm saying, entertainment on all levels but don't take my word for it. Don't believe me, just watch. 

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  • duane11 May 6, 2013

    heckuva alot of acc players in the nba play-offs...too bad it doesnt look like the heat will get any comp from the east...they will be well-rested for the finals, while the west champ will have a tough road...okc will not do it without Westbrook, spurs have the best chance to beat the heat, with the grizzlies second.....spurs should handle the warriors, while the okc/memphis series should go 7 grueling games

  • Toddler10-21 May 5, 2013

    Knicks/Pacers-Pacers in six-Stoudimere will mess up the chemistry, also time for the Knicks to choke. Heat/Bulls- Heat in six, Heat is well rested and the Bulls are banged up, but they are a tough team. Spurs/Warriors-Spurs in six, Spurs will slow it down, and play tough Defense. Grizzles/Thunder-Grizzles in six, Durant cant do it alone. Thunder will miss Hardin, and Westbrook big time in this series. Looking forward to the Perkins/Randolph mathup.
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  • VT1994Hokie May 5, 2013

    This playoff series has been one of the best in a while. Most go down to the last game. Great scoring and a little more defense.

  • The Greatest Ever May 5, 2013

    I have lost interest in the NBA....sorry....

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