For the first time, I actually followed the NBA this season. That was due to my Oklahoma nationalism–that being where I grew up–and getting hooked on the Oklahoma City Thunder, with MVP Kevin Durant and company.
I had always thought the playoffs, which involve a best-of-seven series on every level with days between games, lasted forever. But now that I had a horse in this race, I found myself drawn in, as the Thunder advanced two levels–each filled with drama, soap-opera intrigue, and thrilling games–until they were beaten by the San Antonio Spurs. That team just won the championship by decisively beating Lebron James and his superstar team the Miami Heat. Watching the Thunder play the Spurs for so many games made me appreciate them, and I’m glad they won. [Read more…]