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spurs v heat game #1

5 June, 2014

…I rushed home after choir practice, and got the last few minutes of the game. MrGrunty let out a big “whoop” when Danny Green got a slam dunk.

I may have to watch the rest of the game…

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Spurs vs Heat

4 June, 2014

Very excited aboot the NBA finals starting tomorrow. One thing I like aboot the Spurs, they seem to find good players that other teams miss. Tony Parker was drafted 28th, Ginobili drafted 57th.

Spurs vs Heat

2 June, 2014

Well…I’m rooting for Spurs, because they have great management, finding talent that others teams pass over, having a system to maximize everyone.

But I want LeBron to win, because I’m tired of folks saying Jordan was the greatest of all time. No, he was the greatest of the 90s…but him being great raised the bar for everyone who followed.

Spurs vs Thunder

1 June, 2014

…and…evidently, based on the screaming for five minutes, MrGrunty wanted the Thunder to win.

I am hoping for seven games of the NBA finals.

And since MrG is mad I picked the Spurs instead of his team, I have to pick his team to root for.

What’s racism?

28 April, 2014

Yesterday, I taught Bible class.  The theme was Thomas, encountering Jesus after the resurrection. Long ago, I went to devotion also with MyBetterHalf, when she was still in college. One time, someone pointed out that Thomas was serious, he was ready to go and die with Jesus. Thomas became my favorite apostle. I was reminded that Thomas also asked,” how can we follow, if we don’t know where you’re going?” Thomas is like the kid who asks the teacher what everyone else is too afraid to. That’s what I tried to teach, that asking questions is good.

After Church, we went on a hike. MyBetterHalf, now a Girl Scout Troop leader, had a few other girls and their moms meet up at a park. I forced MrGrunty to go on the hike, he screamed “it’s boring”. (I think he was expecting to stay home with me to watch the Clippers vs Warriors game, but it was too nice to stay indoors) MrCuddles wanted to stay with mommy and the girls. So, me and MrG had a nice hike. I let him pick our direction. I told him stories that happened to me in that park. He asked me questions, ” what’s you favorite day? Your worst day? Your favorite animal?”  We climbed over logs, went off trail up steep slippery hills. It was great. And later he said chatting with me was his favorite part if the day.

Later, me and MrG sat down to watch the game. Due to comments allegedly made by Clippers franchise owner, there were “No racism” signs in the crowd that the camera was focussing on. MrGrunty asked,”Papa, what’s racism?”  I inelegantly went with “… You know how some people have different color skin? Well, if you think someone with different color skin is bad, just because of the color of their skin, that’s racism.”

Kids asking questions is good.

NBA playoffs 2014-04-20

21 April, 2014
  • Mags vs Spurs …expected result
  • Heat vs Bobcats… Ya know Miami, having matching white t- shirts, kinda boring. Why not have red? And the slogan “white hot heat” is dumb. Me and MrG watched this game. I was surprised LeBron played as much as he did. Seems the Heat started slow, then said, “you Bobcats are alright, but here’s how it’s done.”
  • wizards v Bulls… Unexpected.
  • Trail Blazers vs Rockets…this one upset MrG, he didn’t want to even watch highlights after learning the Rockets lost. FYI…James Harden is is favorite player.

NBA playoffs: 2014-04-19

20 April, 2014

Yesterday’s games!

  • Atlanta vs Indiana …what happened Pacers?
  • Nets vs Raptors…I loved seeing the huge crowd outside the arena cheering for Toronto.
  • Memphis vs OKC…how can you stop Kevin Durrant? Double team him…oh wait that leaves Westbrook open. Loved seeing the Thunder crowd all in blue.
  • Warriors vs Clippers, this will be fun. Fourth quarter seemed like Chris Paul was fearless, ready to take the big shots for his team. I thought clippers had a chance when Igludolia fouled out. MrG did not like to see Clippers lose…I told him it will be a long fun series.

NBA playoffs first round predictions

19 April, 2014

I’m a few hours late to make predictions before the first round of the playoffs start, but anyway here goes….

Spurs will sweep Dallas.

Rockets will win over Portland in six games.

Clippers vs Golden State, will be a very fun seven game series.

OKC will sweep Memphis.

 

Indiana will sweep Atlanta.

Chicago will beat Wizards in six.

Nets will beat Raptors in five. (MrGrunty thinks Raptors will win.)

Heat will sweep Hornets.

The most wonderful time of the year

14 April, 2014

Hey Sports Fans!

NBA basketball post season approaches.

I like how as of yesterday there were 14 playoff spots that still needed to be decided. That means games with playoff implications are still coming with a week left.