This early, cage fans are already eager to see a clash of titans between the LA Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. It will be a first time ever for a championship to be as loaded as this. This will be an all-out All-Star selection played in a non-All-Star weekend. What can get better than that? At center stage: Lebron against KD. Then there’s Westbrook meets Harden. Who will the Lakers match-up against Kyrie? Who’s to match-up against the Lakers’ AD?
During the last FIBA World Cup in 2019 held in China, Team USA placed a humiliating 7th! This pre-Olympics, they have – for the first time ever – suffered 2 consecutive losses. There is now the sinking realization that if they still do not understand the sense of urgency, if they do not have the right mental attitude, if they do not imbibe and totally buy-in to the team philosophy provided by Coach Pop, then they could be beat.
The traditional NBA All-Star Game is back. This Mar 7, come and watch the game’s top stars pit their talents against one another.
What is evident at this point is that – despite the credentials and the overflowing talent – all is not well in the Nets’ locker room. And it will take a super effort – and a lot of sacrifice from all sides – to successfully traverse this emotional minefield that threatens to blow up the Nets’ locker room.
Welcome back, NBA!!! After a very short hiatus, the cage big league is back. With new line-ups, new star alignments, and some new names. Come and watch the NBA. Forget those pandemic woes for a while and let’s just be grateful for the loads of fun and excitement the NBA has to offer us.
Will this be the end of the Warriors’ dynasty? Will they come back for another run next year? My sense is that we haven’t heard the last from these heroic Warriors yet. As the great late coach Rudy Tomjanovich said: “Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.”