Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Forgive Me, I'm Rooting for the Heat


The casual sports fan may not be too interested in this year's NBA Finals. You have Mark Cuban, the outlandish owner that isn't liked by everyone. You have the Miami Heat, one of the most villainized teams of all-time just because of how ridiculous LeBron James' announcement was that he was going there. Most people that do tune in will be rooting for the Mavericks I would assume, but that's just because of how purely hated the Miami Heat really are. I will not be one of those people, as I will be rooting for the Miami Heat.

To be honest, I'll be pleased with the outcome either way. The Mavericks deserve to win a championship - they've been so good for so long and like him or not Mark Cuban is the best owner in the game. But I do want to see LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh stick it to everyone who hates them. The thing is, the reason that most people hate the Heat is because they are good. That's about it. Some people might hate them because they are a division rival, some people might hate them because of how "The Decision" played out, some might hate them out of jealously, whatever. To hate someone or something though just because they are good, I've never really been in favor of that.

I hope, that as fans of Wisconsin sports, that you rooted with me these last two weeks as the Heat was taking on the Chicago Bulls. As a fan of Wisconsin sports, it should be a rule that you don't root for any Chicago team (possible exemptions can be given to the Chicago Blackhawks because of the whole no NHL team in Wisconsin thing, but that's still a reach for me). But now that the Heat are in the Finals I will still be rooting them on. They are good, and dynasties are good for the league. Villains, believe it or not, are good for the league. They are clutch, they have proven people wrong time after time, and they are doing what it takes to go after what they want - an NBA Championship. Yeah, The Decision was stupid, but LeBron James went to Miami because he wanted to win a championship. You can't blame a guy for wanting to win at the highest level, and you can't blame the Miami Heat for doing whatever they can to make that possible.

You can hate them if you want, but I'll be rooting for them. Let's Go Heat.

6 comments:

Home Inspector Training said...

This is one of the much awaited rematch since 2006. I’m so excited to watch this game. This gonna be a an interesting game of the day.

Home Inspector Marketing said...

Mavericks will be Heat’s worst nightmare. I’m on Heat and I just can’t wait to see the outcome on their clash on basketball warzone.

Protecting Your Identity said...

i dont think that anybody thought that the mavericks were gonna make it to the finals after they found out that caron butler was out for the whole season, dirk was injured for some games, and the mavs were on that six game losing streak, but they didnt quit won 20 out of 21 games at one point and now they made it to the finals.im so excited for the coming NBA finals.thanks for sharing this.

Raising Your Child said...

The Heat played a .500 76ers team, a Boston team with a one-armed point guard and a Bulls team that struggled to score 80 points. The Mavs can defend James and Wade better than the Heat can defend Dirk.
Yes, i'm a HUGE homer and I feel like it's time for the Mavs. No more heart breaks.
Mavs in 6. Dirk for Finals MVP.

Millionaire’s Consultant said...

Alright! This is gonna be the most watch game in this month. With two tough teams colliding and a former finals rival this is so exciting. And both teams really deserves to own that crown.

Website Guru said...

Yeah! I love basketball especially this time that it is most awaited final series in every season. This time I really want to watch every game. NBA really rocks!

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