I wanted to start this now (8:21 PM) just to show my state of mind before the Celtics/Lakers game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. After reliving all the memories of the pre- and post-2004 Boston Red Sox, I don't know whether I'm expecting the worst again or just flooded with emotions from all of the memories between the rough loses and the salvation from the succession of Championships in three of the four major sports (six championships from 2002-2008).
So to begin, Kendrick Perkins suffered an MCL and PCL sprain in his right knee in game 6. I'm still bull that Bynum wasn't at minimum called for an over the back foul on that play, I mean, they showed the damn replay enough already. That being said, Rasheed Wallace is going to get the start at center with Big Baby coming off the bench and house favorite Brian Scalabrine suiting up for fun.
The Celtics have played every game so far in similar fashion to the 2004 Boston Red Sox. They either keep us hanging on the edge of our seats until the last minute, causing heart attacks and making grown men cry or they get completely destroyed to the point that we can't understand why they're playing or why we're still watching for that matter. Speaking of which, the Sox are up 6-4 in the 7th against the Diamondbacks with MDC on the hill to start the inning (8:31 PM). A decisive blowout would help ease the tension going into game 7, but I doubt this one's even going to end by 10:00, something will happen to put me into crisis mode before they even introduce both teams at the Staple Center. Maybe all the Beat LA chants at Fenway will be heard in Los Angeles when the game starts too, or at least everyone at Fenway must think so with all the times they've started the chant. I'm not a big fan of Beat LA chants at Red Sox games unless we're playing the Dodgers. I need to go calm down (8:37). I might throw up (8:56).
(10:14 PM)So the Sox game ended at 9:32 PM. Boston was up 8-3 in the ninth, after a few doubles by Arizona it was 8-4 with no outs and a runner on second, Papelbon came through and ended the game striking out Adam LaRoche. Scalabrine played for a total of 32 seconds against Lamar Kardashian and prevented him from scoring at the end of the half. Ray Allen his his first three then missed his next 4, Paul Pierce is playing well getting to the line and Rasheed Wallace is doing a great job with the minutes he's playing. KG has been non-existent for much of the game, picking up three early fouls and Kobe is still a female dog.
We're up 6 at the half after blowing a 9 point lead after the first quarter. I still feel nauseous, I just haven't eaten anything more, making it virtually impossible to blow chunks right now. The first half was nerve-racking and I can't wait for the second half to begin. (10:23) Arms up, the roller coaster is going around for the second time.
(11:39 PM) Absolute bullshit. Jeff Van Gundy and Marc Jackson have huge hard ons for Kobe and the Lakers. The game was played rough all god damn night yet the C's were given six puff fouls with 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Kinda makes me feel like Donaghy made a few phone calls before the game. I walked out of the room and don't know if I can even go back to watch the rest of this bullshit game! Whoever says the refs can't decide a game needs to have their heads examined, along with Ray Allen (I don't know what was bothering him throughout this series after game 2, but he wasn't himself after). I'm gonna be sick. I have to go back in the room.
I promise I didn't edit any of that after the game.
The 2010 NBA Finals Champions...
I don't have a damn thing left to say. I threw up in my mouth about fifteen times in the last eight minutes and I just feel depleted. The Sox losing in game 7 to the Devil Rays, the Patriots losing to the Giants to blow an undefeated season and the 2010 Celtics doing everything the possibly can to make me remember everything I've tried to forget over my twenty-six years of existence. I feel empty.