First of all, with all of the celebration and dust settling in the Warriors’ and Cavs’ respective camps, a lot of stories are rolling out. On the Cavs’ front, wow. What’s funny is that some of this seems to be presented as news, such as the Blatt “controversy.” In the end, the point of my previous article is that Lebron’s basketball character, the narrative that’s really under pen, is shaky. Great talent, but some of that talent is either embellished or undermined by his shenanigans and/or inability to close the deal. That’s my point. A lot of interpretation going on while a lot of this argument is being written. Bizarro. And certainly I am aware that he has hit last second shots. We’re beyond the micro analysis at this point.
In the Warriors’ camp there’s stuff like this; such consistent smack talk toward Lebron from other players, Iguodala, Thompson and Green, et al, seems pretty revealing in today’s smoochy kissy universe we’re living in. I absolutely see where they’re coming from.
In tennis, the grass season is greener in Europe right now and the tennis has been pretty much blowing-up since we turn toward the build-up to Wimbledon. Murray and Federer are shaping into some decent form for now at their respective tournaments (Queens Club and Halle, Germany). Each had a sniff of trouble in their opening matches (Murray’s tough 2 setter with Y. Lu and with Federer facing a match point to Kohlschreiber). Nadal, after winning a grass court tournament last week, lost in the first round at Queens. This, I’m afraid, is more accurate with respect to his overall game/grass game. Other names out early at Queens Club: Dimitrov, Raonic and Wawrinka. Raonic’s game is just awkward. He’s too big and just hasn’t quite made that next jump, nor do I believe he will. Played some good tennis this spring but I just don’t see enough of that consistent excellence.
The only thing I’ll note in Germany is the continued quality play by Andreas Seppi. I like his game a lot. He can go five sets with almost anyone and is still alive.
Wimbledon begins June 29, so here we go.