Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Movin' on up: Oklahoma City Thunder advance to next round
Last night the Thunder ousted the L.A. Lakers from the NBA playoffs. I can't say I'm disappointed. I CAN say I'm pretty happy about that. I dislike Kobe Bryant so much as a human being that I find it impossible to root for him. Yes, I'm a girl. I have a hard time separating a player's personal behavior with his athlete's persona. Don't even get me started on Metta World Peace. I guess now he'll have the time to actually ruminate on world peace. But aside from the fact that a team I refuse to root for is no longer in the game, when I don't have a dog in the fight, I like to root for the underdog. I know zilch about the Thunder. But I know they're (relatively) new under their new name, I know they're in a region that isn't inundated with professional sports teams, I know that when I was watching the game last night the fans inside AND outside the stadium looked to be having so much fun, and I know they're not one of the powerhouses in the playoffs. So good for them for playing well and surprising a lot of people out there. Now, if we could just get rid of LeBron and the Heat, this fan girl would be a super happy camper!