I wanted to write a Finals preview but just realized I have a Groupon for Rock and Roll Aqua Laser Tag that expires today, so I will miss Game 7. Here is my Ballerball Breakdown, written before Miami/Indiana Game 7.
Spurs v Spurs Opponent
A heated rivalry and an epic battle against two similar, or two different, styles!
Spurs have been to the finals, like, seventeen times. This is their natural habitat. At this point, just being in the Finals is a home court advantage for them. Whoever the Spurs opponent is will have less experience. Advantage: Spurs. Whew, that one was easy.
Gregg Popovich. Popovich is the best coach in the league and the Spurs have him. The Spurs opponent will probably not have Gregg Popovich. Advantage: Spurs. This is a cakewalk.
Athleticism: Spurs Opponent
Due to the Spurs’ age, they will probably lose the athleticism battle. Also when sports writers say “Athleticism”, they just really mean age, right? I mean, if you are in the NBA you are probably an athlete. Advantage: Spurs opponent. This is a little tricky.
Swagger: Spurs Opponent
Swagger is a word made up in 2009 to sell energy drinks. That being said, the Spurs opponent will either bring the Swagger of South Beach or Blue Collar Golden Swagger. I don’t know that means, but YOLO. Advantage: Spurs Opponent.
It will be a close, hard fought battle, and because I have to go play Rock and Roll Aqua Laser Tag before my Groupon expires, I say Spurs in 6. While we don’t know who will play the Spurs, one thing is for certain: it will be a wild ride. Yolo.