The Experiment Works, Noah Learns Nothing, and Nash is Using His Time Wisely

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For roughly seven years, if LeBron James or Dwayne Wade did not have a huge night, there was no way their team was going to win a playoff game.  Chris Bosh probably wasn’t going to win one even WITH a huge game.  Well, last night was the prime example of why LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh decided to join forces in Miami.  The Bulls did everything they could defensively on James and Wade.  They were held to 13 and 17 shots respectively.  And though Chris Bosh only shot eighteen times, he had 13 makes.  That’s more makes than James and Wade combined.  James did not have a huge night.  But they still won.  Wade did not have a huge night.  But they still won.  Bosh had a huge night.  And his teammates gave enough to make it a win.  As I had imagined prior to the season, playing against James and Wade and Bosh in series might be just too much to handle for any team.

The frustrations of dealing with the Miami Heat got to Joakim Noah last night.  Noah is known for toughness and effort and emotion.  Unfortunately, those qualities can backfire on a bad night, and Noah has been accused of pulling a Kobe.  Let me clarify that, a 2011 Kobe.  ESPN.com reported that Noah fired off a gay slur at a disrespectful fan.  After the 100,000 dollar precedent set by David Stern, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.  Don’t forget, Miami has a strong gay community and backlash from this might be stronger than expected.

Steve Nash, meanwhile, went into the other direction.  The conscious athlete got himself involved in yet another good project as he shot the following spot for gay equality in New York.  Recently, Suns Prez, CEO, and GM Rick Welts became the NBA’s first openly gay Manager.  Welts apparently spoke with Nash prior to making his homosexuality public.  On the heels of that, Nash shot the following PSA.

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3 Responses to “The Experiment Works, Noah Learns Nothing, and Nash is Using His Time Wisely”

  1. jpalumbo Says:

    Wow. Steve’s haircut is really… flamboyant… in that ad.

    Re: the Heat’s amalgam of talent, I started to feel that way during the Celtics series. That’s just a lot of one on one talent to try to bottle up at one end and a very athletic defense at the other. I still think Chicago CAN win this series, but they have to play perfect.

    • pmadavi Says:

      Chelsea Nash.

      Chicago CAN win the series. But the refs keep allowing contact on Rose when he’s RIGHT at the basket. He’s missing those shots as a result. Give him credit, he never bitches at the refs. Anyway, if that continues forget about it. If they decided to give him the 06 Wade treatment, Chicago can win.

      Either way, the team coming out of the East wins it this year. Dallas is looking awesome for sure. But there wasn’t anybody out West playing Defense like the Bulls and Heat are right now. All that hot shooting is going to get choked.

      • jpalumbo Says:

        It would be fitting / ironic / sad if Haslem shut down Dirk again – depending on your allegiances.

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