anyone else felt the triumphant return of t-mac? yeah, i'm sure all of you answered "NO," because of 2 undeniable truths:
1. the world has passed t-mac by
2. it's not even close to being triumphant.
well he did return and averaged 3.2 points in 7 minutes a ballgame while shooting an ice cold 36%. when you once scored 13 points in 35 seconds against the spurs and won back-to-back scoring titles and are now relegated to the bench as a first-half player, you know your team doesn't want you anymore.
question is, does anybody else want t-mac?
he may not be the dominant all-star who once battled kobe bryant for backcourt supremacy in the league, but i think he can still be a good second or third scoring option on other teams (and by "other teams" i meant 80% of the eastern conference). or he could go to the philippines and dominate the philippine basketball association.
did anybody watch the lakers-cavs game? it was a playoff atmosphere inside staples center, complete with commentators saying "the referees are letting them play!" and some foam-finger-throwin' from the LA crowd. it reminded me of the glory days of the NBA in the 80's and 90's, because back then the referees didn't automatically blow the whistle upon seeing contact. now they seem to not want any scratch on the faces of the players. what's up with that? the NBA is a grown-up's league and some slight contact can be shrugged off, unless you're lebron james.
anyway, happy new year.
EDIT! here's a comment from my best friend "anonymous," who is clearly anti-lebron:
and yes, i hate lebron. the NBA's trying too hard to "create" another jordan, but you can't create that. it just happens.