Monday, May 12, 2014

More 'Heat' Between Brooklyn & Miami

First the new ‘Big Three’ breaks up and it seems like everyday I wake up, somebody has something to say.

Allen is mad that KG still refuses to speak to him since he decided to take his talents to South Beach, while LeBron just doesn't care what ‘The Truth’ thinks. It’s been two years since the last time Kevin Garnett, Pierce and LBJ met in a playoff series.

Since then The ‘Big Ticket,’ and Paul have switched their Celtics green to Brooklyn black and white while ‘Bron Bron’ won another MVP and a championship ring in the M.I.A. with Walter (#34’s real name) now on his side.

Miami leads their semifinals series and renewed rivalry 2-1. It shouldn’t be news that the Nets don’t like the Heat, and vise-versa. There is no love lost between these two teams since the moment Brooklyn and Boston pulled off last summer’s blockbuster trade. Their preseason match-ups with each other seemed like playoff bouts, as the message was loud in clear; Beat the Heat. LeBron was knocked around and the Eastern Conference was put on noticed, the Nets were coming. Of course the start of the regular season was not the way first year head coach Jason Kidd planned it would go, even if his first win came on opening night against the champs at the Barclay Center.

Eventually Kidd got his team to play the right way, despite injuries to Brook Lopez. The Nets beat Miami three more times to sweep the season series 4-0. The playoffs is a whole new season where you want to leave it all on the floor. Miami suffered their only lost of the postseason (6-1) 48 hours ago and tonight Brooklyn looks to even up the series at two games apiece. The talking back and fourth between the two teams has made this 2014 chapter to the Pierce & LeBron rivalry that much more interesting to say the least.

“We’re not scared of them,” Pierce said repeatedly after Saturday night’s 104-90 win.

Let’s see if this helps the Brooklyn boys pick up win number two in a few hours.

In the meantime, check out an article from November on Walter and his former teammates who hadn’t spoken to him up to that point. It’s funny to see how not much has chanced six months later, and how the media now finds it surprising somehow. To those here in Boston, how soon we forget the likes of Paul Pierce and KG and what they are all about when it comes to who they believe is the enemy. 

Enjoy folks.

 Joel Pav√≥n     

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