This blog has gone silent in recent days, which is unusual since we’re a few days away from crowning an NBA champion. While work overload accounts for some of my silence (which means I could only read box scores jaw agape at Oklahoma City’s stunning comeback against the San Antonio Spurs), the real reason is that there isn’t much that an outsider can add to the series between OKC and the Miami Heat.
It is exactly what it is. Even the most casual NBA fan knows that both teams sport trios of all stars and supporting casts of mostly marginal players (Miami’s Shane Battier and OKC’s Serge Ibaka are the two primary exceptions). The series comes down to which trio plays better and if they play to a draw which supporting cast plays better.
These alternative narrative-less series seem to occur every three years in this millennium, but due to small sample size, we can safely assume that’s a coincidence. The only real thing to do with this series is sit and watch the games.