FanDuel - WFBC

May 19, 2006

Clippers Force Game 7: What a game last night...while Dallas/San Antonio is getting all the headlights and LeBron is stealing all the commercials, the Suns/Clippers matchup has been probably the BEST of the 4 semifinal matchups. But why is Game 7 on Monday?

posted by chemwizBsquared to basketball at 01:24 PM - 9 comments

Dora the Explorer?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:32 PM on May 19

Los Angeles finally can cheer because they're going to the conf. finals. Nash is never going to make the NBA finals and is just plaguing the Suns. He stole the MVP 2 consecutive times and he is lucky that his surroundings are as good as they are.

posted by Clevelander32 at 01:53 PM on May 19

Tell us how you really feel.

posted by lilnemo at 02:12 PM on May 19

Los Angeles finally can cheer because they're the unloved sister is going to the conf. finals. Nash is never going to still might make the NBA finals and is just plaguing leading the Suns. He stole was voted the MVP 2 consecutive times and he is lucky that his surroundings are as good as they are doing well with the supporting cast that he has.

posted by grum@work at 03:56 PM on May 19

I recall that MVP stands for MOST VALUABLE PLAYER not the BEST player. Once the Clippers figured out to posse up on Nash like he was a Lebron or Kobe, we found out that as far as talent goes, I admitt, he is REAL average but his effect on the team is undeniable when folks treat him like an average player Nash shines .No Nash, Suns don't get out of the first round of the playoff even with Amarie healty. That's why Nash got it last year and why he deserved it this year. I would have had no problem with Lebron getting it either, but seriously, who elase deserved it? If Chauncy were out, the Pistons still would probably be where they are without missing a beat. Kobe? I personally don't think the voters are completely comfortable with him, even though he has managed to stay reasonably out of trouble and was HUGE for the Lakers. The Suns got to the confrence finals last year with their style so it is viable. The question is can it win a championship?

posted by blakrain at 04:05 PM on May 19

Nash won a division championship with a team of leftovers and rejects. 3rd best record in the west. I guess someone can tell me how Kobe and Lebron are so much better, but their teams don't play as well. Hmmm... 32, sorry Nash isn't putting up 30 a night... It's a shame when a guy just goes out and gives you 18 points a game, 5 boards and 11 assists while shooting above %50 from the floor. Of course, I won't even go into Raja Bell shooting 5% better from the floor, or Tim Thomas shooting the best of his career with the Suns... Couldn't have anything to do with Nash dishing the ball.

posted by LostInDaJungle at 04:19 PM on May 19

I love all the experts on the MVP. The reality is, this race was only close in the eyes of those not involved. Nash won the award decisively (look at the voting totals), not too mention won in a poll of NBA GMs on NBA.com. So really, the same people who voted for Jordan, Olajuwon, and the other MVPs in history voted for Nash. And the working GMs in the league echoed the sentiment. So nuts to you experts who think this is some kind of travesty. It isn't. It's a complete consensus.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:42 PM on May 19

Dora the Explorer? I laughed....

posted by Succa at 10:43 AM on May 20

And I'm glad to hear it, Succa.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:25 PM on May 24

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.