I’ve gotten a bunch of inquiries as to why I haven’t written about the NBA Finals. The reason is pretty simple—I find the Lakers-Celtics matchup depressing. I’m an NBA fan. But I resent the NBA aristocracy, the tendency of just a tiny handful of teams to monopolize all the championships.
Another reason why I’ve been avoiding even watching the games. Plus, I hate Kobe Bryant and think any team with him on it deserves to lose, and I’m sick of the narrative about the Celtics — “the Big 3”, age catching up with them, blahblahblah. It was nice to see those guys finally win one a few years back, but enough already, if Phoenix had made it I’d be rooting for the Suns.