Friday, June 5, 2009
No Words...Further Proof Lil Wayne Is Overrated Edition
It totally would make sense that Dwayne Carter would be make a song in tribute to the most overrated player of his generation.* And yes, I realize that Lakers are about to sweep the Magic in four games (and at most, five games) but we already knew that.** This is the type of karmic symmetry that you can't make up. The two most overrated figures of their generation on one song of over hyped mediocrity. Brilliant.
* I base this conclusion, on the fact, that he's spent the better part of the decade being hailed as the second coming of Jordan and the best player alive and I just don't think that's EVER been true. I've always felt that Shaq and Tim Duncan were clearly better throughout the majority of his career (more dominant at their positions, more consistently great teams, better teammates etc.) but got inexplicably written off from best player discussions because they were centers (or faux-power forward in Duncan's case). And if anybody is still thinking that he's better than Kobe needs to consider what Lebron did last series even if the Cavaliers lost. Tou switch Lebron with Kobe and the Lakers might not lose a game... the whole season.
** While what the Magic were clearly a better than my Cavaliers last round, their dominance against them was. They shot damn near 50% from three point range, shot more free-throws than the Cavs (seriously, whiny Magic fans look it up), and had six of the seven best players (Howard, Lewis, Turkogulu, Pietrus, Skip To My Lou, and Courtney Lee) in the series and STILL the Magic were two defensive stops (Rashard's last second shots in Game 1 and Game 4) from losing that series, 4-1. They played perfectly and still might have lost to the Cavs who outside of Lebron played as abysmally as you can possibly play basketball without being WNBA players. The huge defensive mismatches that the Magic presented the Cavs will be negated by the size of the Lakers backcourt and the presence of Gasol, Bynum and Odom in their front court. The conference finals proved the Cavaliers were pretenders not that the Magic were contenders. The only way the Lakers lose this series is if Shane Battier and Ron Artest suit up for the Magic and the Lakers quit on themselves. Its seriously killing me that the least-deserving team in the playoffs (outside of Detroit) is going to win the NBA Finals relatively handily.
Excuse me while I throw up.