Anyway, here are some odds and ends--
1. I predicted an NBA Finals' rematch between the 33-time champions Boston Celtics-Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers. The word on the street is-- that ain't gonna happen as the (combined) 3-time defending champions were beaten to a pulp, 8-1, by the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks, respectively. What a bummer!
2. Had I known Kevin Garnett was only going to show up to work once in this series, I would have never spent 10 months hyping up the so-called "Big 3 vs. New Big 3" showdown. WHAT HAPPENED?!
3. The No. 8 seed Memphis Grizzles could have easily taken a commanding 3-1 lead on the Oklahoma City Thunder but blew the opportunity in TRIPLE-OVERTIME in Game 4 and instead now trail the series 3-2. My take on that is, if we're still talking about a No. 8 seed at this point in the conversation then it's all good. So let's go easy on the Grizz!
4. Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are now one win away from having their best post-Michael Jordan era playoff run. The only question remaining is--will they be able to STAND THE HEAT in the Eastern Conference Final? If not, then they'll have to get out of the kitchen. That simple!