Daily Dojo 6-21-2013

LeBron James repeats as NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion and NBA MVP, deservingly so.

LeBron James after Game 7 with the Larry O'Brien Trophy

LeBron James after Game 7 with the Larry O’Brien Trophy

He’s the best in the world. Some people have a problem with the way he does it, but I do not like some of the things he does either. Either way, the Heat won that game with shooting and out played the Spurs. Game 6 and 7 were two of the best sports games I have ever watched to end a series. It is right up there with the Texas Rangers-St. Louis Cardinals Game 6 and 7 in the 2011 World Series. Also, Tim Duncan is just going to be haunted for the rest of his life. A missed layup ended his season. It could be alright because this team could end up in the NBA Finals again next year with their young talent, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.

In terms of LeBron’s legacy, he is one of the greatest players of all time, or rather, he is on pace to be one of the greatest players of all time. When people rank players based on how many championships they win, I think its dumb. If you ranked players based on titles, you are basically saying that it is an individual’s sport. Basketball is not an individuals game. You need a solid team to make it to the NBA Finals. The Spurs have Duncan and Parker, but they are not as good as they used to be. However, the Spurs, as a team, had such good ball movement against the Heat. This led to open shots for the Spurs, as a team. LeBron’s skills are nothing without players that can make shots. So when Donyell Marshall couldn’t make a wide open jumper in the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, it wasn’t LeBron’s fault. He made the RIGHT play, but Donyell couldn’t drain the open shot. I don’t know where to rank LeBron right now; I don’t know where he will end up in the public’s eyes. I do know one thing though. No one, who has ever played the game of basketball, has had his unique skill set. He is like Magic Johnson, except 30 pounds heavier and built like an absolute house. He’s got special skills and deserved the MVP of this series and the entire season.

Weekend Ahead

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals is Saturday night. By now, its obvious, I really do not know anything about hockey… but I think the Blackhawks win on Saturday and I don’t think they’ll need OT to do it.

Aaron Hernandez is going to get arrested. I don’t know if he is going to be able to get out of this to play this season. Then again, there are not enough public details to make a decision. I know I won’t be touching him in any fantasy football draft, even if he is cleared to play. It is just way to risky. However, Brady is going to be fine. He’s amazing, and I REALLY hate saying that.

A couple of interesting games in baseball this weekend

Gerrit Cole vs Jered Weaver tonight: Can Weaver get his second win? Or will Gerrit Cole pick up his third career win against a team that just tattooed Felix Hernandez?

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer and Shelby Miller play against the Red Sox and Rangers, respectively. I wonder how well they will perform. I mean Scherzer has been the best Tiger pitcher (yes, better than Justin Verlander) for the past calendar year and Miller has had an amazing year so far. Can they keep it up against the number 1 and 7 teams in the majors in OPS (on base percentage + slugging percentage)?

I think these three games should be awesome to watch this weekend. With MLB.tv and Bucknell being in a Pittsburgh market, I’ll be able to watch all of these games. I love baseball

 Greg Danchik

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