There Is No Alternative Narrative to the NBA Finals

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.


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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