DONUT 1: Keep it hypocritical, Miami ...
So the Pacers register a 78-75 victory over the Heat in Game 2 in the second round last night. And young Indy spent an after-the-buzzer moment on a cloud of elation.
And how do "The Heatles'' analyze a game
in which they failed on offense with shocking consistency with LeBron missing two FTs in the final minute and Dwyane Wade floppily blowing a layup with 16 seconds left that could have tied the game?
By criticizing the Pacers for celebrating "like the Dallas Mavericks.''
“I saw (Indy's) little celebration at the end of that game,'' said Wade. "I don't know if they didn't expect to win. But every night we go out on the court, we expect to win. They stated their identity. They said they wanted to be like Dallas. So, they celebrated like Dallas, I guess.”
What the hell does that mean? Why does Wade have the Mavs on his mind?
LeBron reportedly made similar comments, and maybe the Heat's selective memory is a survival technique. Did the 2006 Mavs celebrate early when they took a lead over the Heat in the NBA Finals? Is that the reference here? LeBron wasn't on that team, so ... I'm confused.
Isn't Miami the all-time example of premature celebration, being the only team in sports history to stage a fireworks-shooting celebratory party BEFORE a season started?
And specific to Dallas ...
*Isn't the same team accused of celebrating a 15-point lead over Dallas late in Game 2 of the Finals ... right in the face of Jet and the Mavs bench ... before the Mavs rushed back to win that game and the series?
DONUT 2: Even more specific to Dallas ...
Wade and James should not appoint themselves as NBA Conduct Police. Aren't Wade and James the height of disrespect for an opponent due to their cough-cough parody of a sick Dirk, who punished them for the igorance by crushing them in last year's Finals?
Aren't these "Heatles'' those "Heatles''?
Ignorant and childish. This Miami group didn't get its title against Dallas. (And that obviously still bothers them, thus their refence to the Mavs despite being in the middle of a Round 2 battle with Indy.) It might get one eventually. But ignorant and childish? That might never change.
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DONUT 4: What if OKC is just that good? ...
A deep thought from DB.com's David Lord on Mavs-vs.-OKC:
The season-long working idea that if the Mavs could get to the playoffs healthy and in good form, they could be a real threat ...
a) Healthy ...they had a full roster, but the OKC players themselves noted that Haywood (the only real center on the team) just wasn't right in the playoffs.
b) That idea assumed Odom to be part of the mix and playing at something approaching his norms.
Here's something to ponder, based on the way OKC throttled LA but generally had their hands full with Dallas, despite the sweep:
What if the Mavs were kind of right, and simply had the misfortune to play a juggernaut team while at a tad less than full speed (i.e., minus Odom and minus a healthy Haywood)?
It's only one game in Round 2. We'll get a better read on it as OKC continues. But I wonder if OKC's performance going forward might have the potential to impact our Mavs perceptions, one way or the other.
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DONUT 7: Does Deron have an estate in Dallas? ...
Lots of speculation here, so I thought I'd dig around and clear it up.
Nope. He does not. Not in his name, anyway.
Deron Williams, the Mavs' Plan A summer target, owns one piece of DFW property, those in the know tell DB.com. It's a $229,999 home in The Colony, built in 2002 and purchased by Deron in 2007. (Presumably for his mother?)
So officially, MavsLand hopes he's coming. But Deron doesn't have a big chuck of land in MavsLand. At least not yet.
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DONUT 12: The Final Word ...
The world would be a better place if somehow Birdman Andersen and the Thunder PA announcer could just date each other.