(Disclaimer: I don’t normally write about sports or the NBA here at “Blank Stares and Blank Pages” for two reasons. 1) I’ve got a separate sports blog and 2) because the NBA sucks donkey balls. That having been said, despite what this looks like, this post is only NBA/sports-adjacent. You just gotta work through the basketball stuff and get to the good stuff at the bottom.)
The NBA Finals just finished up last night with the Miami Heat beating the Oklahoma City Thunder to capture the second championship in franchise history.
According to Twitter and Facebook, however, The bigger news is that oft-maligned superstar LeBron James now has a championship ring after years of coming up just short of the ultimate prize whilst winning numerous individual awards.
Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, the biggest news was that the NBA season wasn’t over yet. Who knew?!
I mean seriously…it’s the end of freakin’ June.
Anyway, as you may expect, not everyone is very excited about James and the Heat winning the championship, most notably fans in Cleveland.
For those of you who don’t remember (or care) James spurned the city of Cleveland after seven seasons and zero championships. He did so in the most drawn out public spectacle in recent memory; his now infamous special entitled “The Decision” on ESPN wherein he finally ended the drama of where he was signing as a free agent when he chose to “take his talents to South Beach” and join the Miami Heat.
The city of Cleveland has yet to forgive him for it and it was very evident in this weather report from last night:
…yep, you’re handling things real well, Cleveland.
I’m sure it’s doing everyone a whole heap of good to watch weathermen have NBA-related mental breakdowns on television.
Good luck with all that.