The weather was kind of gloomy all weekend, so it was good that there were plenty of sports to watch. Most of my Saturday and Sunday were spent watching Formula 1 and the NBA Playoffs. I missed the Pacquiao-Mosley fight on Saturday night, but I heard it wasn’t very exciting.
The biggest show of the weekend was an utter execution of the Lakers, yesterday afternoon in Dallas. I’m very disappointed in this team. Call it a lack of chemistry on the court, locker room drama, or maybe a roster of veteran players that have lost their steam; whatever the reason is, this team didn’t even bother showing up to yesterday’s beat down. The complete lack of class from Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum was disgusting. I’ve never cared for Bynum and his mouth and I think I’m not alone in saying, “get him the hell out of LA”.
It’s a real shame that Phil Jackson may have ended his NBA career with yesterday’s game. Most people believe Phil is done for good, but I have my suspicions they could coax him into another contract, if the price was right. Jackson is in a relationship with Jeanie Buss, the owner’s daughter, so I suspect he’ll continue to be closely involved with the organization, in one way or another. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, but big offseason changes need to happen on this team’s bench. The group is getting old and it showed this season.
The Turkish GP was also yesterday. Unsurprisingly, Vettel took the top spot with Webber rounding out a Red Bull 1-2 finish. I’m really happy for Red Bull and all they’ve accomplished.
Everyone is comparing Sebastian Vettel to Michael Schumacher and they’re absolutely right. At this moment he seems unstoppable. If Lewis Hamilton even has a hope of taking him on this season, he and his crew are going to have to step it up. Hamilton had a rough pit stop during yesterday’s race, costing him precious time, but he still managed to place 4th. Some would call this an achievement after a mostly dismal race, but I think he can do a lot better. It’s been a great season for Formula 1 and the racing has been very entertaining to watch. The new rear wing design and the addition of KERS has made for a lot of overtaking. After yesterday’s race I think we’re beginning to see the teams really exploiting the new technologies to their advantage.
Overall a great weekend for sports. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these NBA Playoffs will pan out. I’m pulling for the Bulls to go all the way.
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