Each Wednesday on ItsHeyNow.com, L.A.Pride, (our sports expert) will provide you with his two cents on current sports. L.A. Pride is a true sports enthusiast. A former youth, and division II assistant basketball coach, who studied the martial arts, he enjoys and follows all sports, even hockey. His quick wit and insight brings a fresh view to the world of sports. You may not always agree with him, but you will enjoy his highly opinionated thoughts. Let us know what you think. Without further a due, we bring you, “Random Sports Thoughts.”
Is it me, …
Or did the Lakers and Heat send messages to the rest of the league Sunday?
It appears that the Lakers are not ready to lie down and concede the west and their title. Their dismantling of San Antonio was very impressive. It clearly shows that there is plenty of life and fight in the defending champions. Like him or not, Kobe is a ninja assassin, merciless, who knows when and how to strike the final blow. His will alone may be enough to carry the Lakers.
The Heat is anything but… They can’t beat the top teams. They find ways to blow leads and trip over themselves at the end of close games. I wonder if too many stars are a good thing. West, Wilt, and Elgin couldn’t get it done for the Lakers back when, and I am afraid the Heat can’t get it done now. LeBron call 1 555 be a ninja!
Is it me, …
Or did the Carolina Tar heels redeem themselves Saturday? After a year and a half of pretending to be a big time basketball program, Roy Williams and the Heels stepped up and put a beating on the Duke Blue Devils, I know, they were home and it was “just” a regular season game. But, it was against Duke the defending NCAA champs, and it was for first place in the ACC and a top seed in the ACC tournament. Go Heels!!!!!! The big dance awaits you.
Is it me, …
Or is there no better sport than High School Basketball? Local rivalries cannot be topped for pure enjoyment and true competition. Kennedy and Eastside, the two public high schools in Paterson, NJ played for the fourth time (two regular season, county, and state) this season, Monday night. Eastside came away with a rather convincing win to advance in the state tournament and capture bragging rights, three wins to one.
Congratulations to Coach Ring and the Kennedy Knights for their very successful season, and a Passaic County Championship.
Let the games begin, as The Eastside Ghosts continue their march through the state tournament. What better launching pad, than a win over Kennedy, to propel Eastside further into the tournament. Good job Eastside!
Next year, just schedule Eastside vs. Kennedy, and let them play twenty games against each other to the pure delight of the fans. It couldn’t get any better than that.