June 6, 2019
Last night in the NBA finals, the Eastern Conference champion Toronto Raptors put the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in hot water.
With the 123-109 victory that saw the Warriors without Kevin Durant again, the Raptors took a two games to one lead heading back to game four in Toronto tomorrow night. The game was marred however, when Kyle Lowry chased down a ball headed for the courtside an in his effort to keep the ball in play dove into the crowd.
Nearly landing on a woman sitting there and getting close to a male fan, the man Lowry nearly collided with retaliated with a shove. The crazy part is that this idiot whose name is Mark Stevens, is a financier (venture capitalist) and also owns a part of the Warriors. So with his wealth he obviously believed he could shove a pro basketball player without retaliation and look like a bad ass while doing so.
Today however, he now is getting slammed everywhere by everyone and there are calls for his banishment from any future NBA games for life. Rightly so. What’s odd about this series so far is that the Warriors have scored exactly 109 points in the first three games. Two losses as Golden State managed only 109 as a final and their one victory in game two again they scored 109. I wish I had placed a bet in Vegas that the Warriors would finish with that total in each of the first three games. I’d be a rich man today if I did.
With Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers there are already signs of change on the team and in the locker room sort of an impression of civility and quiet amongst the players. Ben Roethlisberger seems to be showing the desire to be more of a leader and lead by example and even though he’s very young, JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to play a bigger role in being a spokesperson. Said JuJu:
“Being a leader is. There are some new guys on the team, and building that chemistry and that connection means a lot. Me just being here, being around other guys, shows I'm ready to play, I'm all about the team, I'm all about us. We're here for one reason. Everyone is there for each other. There's no individual. Everyone's into playing, winning games, the Super Bowl. Everybody's on the same page. Yesterday we dominated, today we dominated. You can see that connection with Ben, with Dobbs, and with Mason."
Speaking of Le’Veon Bell, did you catch this story from yesterday about the former Steelers running back being robbed? Reportedly, Bell has not one but TWO girlfriends in Florida and Bell has gone to the police to say that those two women stole $520,000 in jewelry and that they ravaged his closet where there are now two missing gold chains that having diamonds in them as well as gone missing a black panther pendant that also sports diamonds. In addition, a Rolex belonging to Bell is missing.
Hmmm…not sure how to comment on that story.