Loving Basketball: I must confess, I was somewhat salty with Lakers’ win

Credits: NBA website / Shaun Powell

This blog could have been posted yesternight if I was exhilarated for the LA Lakers’ winning the 2020 NBA Championship. But, NO. It is delayed as I have to search and clear my heart. The truth is that I am somewhat salty that Lakers won.

Yes, I dropped it. Father God forgive me for being salty for LA Lakers’ win for I acknowledge that Your Word says that we should rejoice with those who rejoice and that we should let all evil be put away from us (Ephesians 4:31). I therefore repent.

Not that I ever wished LA Lakers any evil, but I believed that Miami Heat played a better game under the circumstances.

I love clean, great games and teams that play sly, and intentionally hurt players of the other team don’t get my respect.

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It’s no secret that LeBron James (LBJ) was desperate for a win. That he coerced or cajoled Anthony Davis (AD) to switch teams puts him in a precarious position of a “win or die playing” mode.

Well, now LA Lakers have won seventeen (17) times and LeBron James four (4) times, and the real MVP, in my opinion, Anthony Davis, for the first time in the eight (7) seasons played. And for the records, the younger Antetokounmpo, Kostas (draping the Nigeria and Greece flags in the feature image above), won a ring before his MVP brother, Giannis, of the Milwaukee Bucks. Think-Talk hopes that Giannis’ is next.

What about the fans?

First they were irate that Danny Green (DG) missed the three-pointer that gave Miami the Game 5 win. Every player or team missing shots at critical game time knows the awful feeling. So it’s bad enough that the dude missed the shot! But to send death threats to anyone, or the player in this matter, is ridiculous. Did the fans miss that LeBron could have taken the shot himself rather than deflecting and passing to DG? And why didn’t the fans go after LBJ beats me?! Not that I’m advocating that the fans do so, but it points to the often illogical stance that people take sometimes.

Players play, fans cheer.

The death threats should be condemned. To that instance, I am glad for Danny’s sake that the team won. I can only imagine what the fans could have resorted to do if the outcome was otherwise.

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Congrats LA Lakers! Congrats LBJ!!

Father God does not count our sins against us once we’ve confessed (1 John 1:9), repent (Acts 3:19), and turned from our wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14b).

I congratulate LA Lakers and LeBron James on their 17th NBA win and 4th MVP respectively. I must say that the win is long overdue (ten years) for Lakers. Enjoy your celebration.

Now that the 2019-20 season is over, I am looking to fill-in the space with something. Any suggestions? Maybe more blogging time.😊

Due to the pandemic, the start of the 2020-21 NBA season has been delayed. The League is weighing a few option dates (Fall, Winter, or Spring). I hope that it comes sooner than later.

For sure, next season is going to be simultaneously fun and fire. Looking to have Golden State Warriors back in the groove, Kevin Durant making his debut with the Brooklyn Nets, and hoping to see Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the finals. I do have more favorite players whose list will be too long for this post. To every NBA player,

Thanks for keeping us continually entertained. And moreso for pushing to play during this bubble.

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