Player of the D.A.Y.

By Sam Rubenstein

There were 9 games played, and I’m basically underwhelmed. Sasha Pavlovic stepped up and took over in the Kobe-LeBron showdown, meanwhile most of my energy this morning was devoted to knocking Gilbert. Luol Deng led the Bulls over Phoenix, but he wasn’t alone and the Suns were feeling their injury shortened rotation. The Wolves won a tight game getting big performances from KG and Ricky Davis, but it was against the Celtics, so they are ineligible.

I am left with two options, that you might find intriguing. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade. Have those two been involved in some controversy or something? Dirk whined, Wade spoke his mind, Dirk’s daddy (well, boss) retaliated on his behalf. In other Mark Cuban news, I just discovered that my youtube account has been erased, most likely because I had some NFL stuff on there. Cubes was right about googletube. They are merciless. The video of my vacation to Puerto Rico a year ago at this time might be gone forever. Thanks, corporate America. Way to take down the real criminals.

So, it comes down to the two teams that went to the Finals last year and their best player. Dirk had 24, 11, and 7 for the team that never loses over a Philly team that doesn’t win that often. Wade took over in the fourth quarter and finished with 26, 4, 7, and 6 turnovers against one of the better teams. I need a minute to think…

Okay. I went downstairs and got a cup of coffee to help think it over. Really wanted to give it to Dirk, as a kind of reward for being the quiet one in the midst of all of this male soap opera gossip, but I can’t do it. Wade beat the Spurs and he did it by hitting field goals, not free throws. He only took 7 for the game, so you can’t throw that old excuse out there, unless you want to say that he gets so many calls that other teams are afraid to get near him and that allows him to get better looks at the basket. Eh… I’m confused.
Player of the D.A.Y. is Dwyane Wade.