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.
Try again. You on the bench for a reason. instagram.com/p/Y0QM3-xjT5/— LA LA(@lala) May 2, 2013
I would never talk trash about that mans Wife. I don't him........ All I did was respond!!— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) May 2, 2013
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.