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The NBA finals are on and I don’t care

I don't like watching basketball on tv

The NBA finals are on and I don’t care. Why would anyone want to watch men running around throwing a ball through a hoop. Why would you want to watch people you don’t know? Why would you watch people you have never met?

I will watch my friend’s son play baseball because I know him. I have never heard of any one of the basketball players on either team. Who are they? Do they have children? Are they married? What do they like to eat for breakfast? Where did they grow up?

When I said I would watch the last  four minutes of the game with my husband, I expected it to only last four minutes. The last 3:58 minutes of game four of the NBA play offs took 10 minutes and 29 seconds to play. I know because I timed it on my phone.

I timed the last four minutes of a basketball game.

The next game between The Heat and The Spurs is tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. (ET) I may watch it, or I may walk the dog. Before I will even consider spending my time sitting down watching someone else exercise. I will do a little research on Lebron James,Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh for the Miami Heat. And I will research the top three players for The Spurs, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.

After reading news articles about the six players,  I am curious to see Lebron James take to the court like King Kong. I want to see #3, Dwayne Wade, a devout christian play. He bought his mom, a Baptist minister, a church building in Chicago.  Will Chris Bosh flop like he did in game four. He was fined 5,000 dollars for his flop. Will Tony Parker’s torn hamstring keep him out of the game? Does Tim Duncan, a stoic player with an honors degree in psychology  really look like Mr. Spock from Star Trek when he plays? Does Manu Ginobili have more energy on the court because he is the father of three year old twin boys?

Hmm, now that I know a little about some of the players, I may walk the dog at 7:00 p.m. and catch some of the game tomorrow night.

Are you going to watch game 5 of the NBA play-offs?

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  • I don’t like watching any sports; but, if you wrote about them, I’m sure I’d enjoy reading every article.

    • Shelley, you are so sweet. Thank you for your vote of confidence.

  • Hi Pamela, I did not watch games 1,2,3 or 4, so I don’t think I will watch 5. But I think it’s great you did something to be with your hubs. The only sport I watch is one my child is playing in, and NFL, and I only watch NFL to be with my family.

    • I only will watch the game tomorrow to hang out with my husband. However, after I read up on some of the players, I am curious to see how they play on the court. Do their belief’s make a difference in their attitude on the court?

  • Winnie

    I won’t be watching it…

    • Do you watch Chinese Television? I am curious to know what you would see there.

      • Winnie

        I don’t watch any TV here…it’s too difficult to understand 🙂

  • Loved it. But I am curious. Did you learn about the players from your own research or did your hubby fill you in? I can’t picture he would do it during the game. This was a fun piece. Loved that you spent time doing what your husband loves. But it’s only fair considering the whipped cream situation. 🙂

    • I did my own research. It was fun to read about the players. Now I am really curious to watch the game tomorrow.

  • Janelle

    This is great! I loved reading it, and I agree. It’s much more interesting to watch someone you have a “relationship” with.

    • Hello Janelle. I am glad you enjoyed reading it. Are you going to watch game 5 tomorrow night?