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It’s official — Dirk Nowitzki is the 2007 NBA Most Valuable Player. Fans love to argue about what exactly “most valuable” means — most valuable to the league or to his team? — but one thing is clear from this year’s selection. Soft and ChewyDirk Nowitzki turns out to be a controversial MVP both for fans — many of whom would have preferred the honor go to Kobe Bryant, Steve…

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Game 3 Phoenix @ San Antonio: Spurs 108, Suns 101 (1-2) Now that’s more like it. That vaguely resembled what I remember Spurs playoff games looking like in ’05. The Big Three was the Big Three again. Brent Barry was doing Brent Barry things again. Bruce Bowen was getting under people’s skins again. The Spurs are turning their opponents into soft, whiny crapweasels again. Amare had plenty of time to…

http://poundingtherock.com/story/2007/5/12/19950/4433 Read on about my personal agony! Yay!

Here’s what’s been on my mind this morning: Will it take the Spurs five or six games to dispatch the Suns? Will the Warriors hold court at home and take the Jazz to seven games? Will the Pistons lose even a single game before making it to the NBA Finals? And then I came across this bit in today’s San Francisco Chronicle: Commenting on a basketball team’s hairstyle is the…

Game 1 San Antonio @ Phoenix: Spurs 111, Suns 106 (0-1) Well, that went about the way one would expect. We had, by far, our best offensive game of the playoffs and probably our worst defensive game. Tony sliced ‘em up for 32 points and Tim had 33 against the pansy division that is the Suns’ interior defense. I don’t want to make it sound like it was a boring…

Some things heard tonight on TNT’s Inside the NBA after the Jazz-Warriors game. “I can’t wait for that game (tomorrow night). That Suns-Spurs is a heavyweight slug fest.”–Charles Barkley, cell phone spokesman and Oakland-hater “Yes, it certainly is. Well said, Charles.”–Ernie Johnson, Emmy-award winner “That’s the key for us, you know, me or Manu or Fin, you know. We’re going to have great opportunities to score because they don’t have…

On the Demise of Nutjob Terry, Sour Kraut, that rich fucker who voted for Bush, et al:This was supposed to provide me with spiritual redemption for last year’s soul-searing loss to the ’Ricks—or at least enough satisfying memories to get me through an eternity in a lake of fire. This was supposed to be even more orgasmic than my weekend-long ménage à trois with Gong Li and Cate Blanchett (in…

http://poundingtherock.com/story/2007/5/5/204510/8788Gratuitious shots at Karl, Melo, and whoever else I could think of.

The San Antonio Spurs march to their fourth NBA Title continues tomorrow against the Phoenix Suns. Here’s what the press is saying about the matchup. * * *Did Bill Ingram make a Freudian slip by writing that “two years ago [the Spurs] won their fourth championship of the Tim Duncan era?” Maybe. He thinks the series will come down to the veterans. The absolute determining factor for the Spurs will…