Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lesley's Thoughts: NBA Playoffs....Mostly

I am an avid sports fan. I play many sports. I love sports. They fill most of my free time in one fashion or another - watching them on tv, playing them, talking about them, watching others play, blah, blah, blah. Because of their prominent position in my life...and my husband's...I find it interesting that I have yet to do a blog post in regards to a few of the sports I follow. Without further adieu, here are 5 things that my mind has spent much time thinking about during this, the 2008 NBA playoffs.

1. Jazz vs. Rockets

Thursday night we attended the Jazz vs. Rockets playoff game (thanks Seth!). As we headed to the game I told Trevor I was excited to go the game because it was a PLAYOFF game, but lost a little excitement because I assumed or believed the Jazz were going to have no issues with the Rockets and the series would then be a BIG, FAT, BORING 3 - 0. Thus, the sports fan I am, just went into the game, hoping to see a good game. As the game progressed I found myself enjoying the fact that the Rockets somehow had the competitive edge...but...was still just assuming a Jazz comeback victory was destiny - how could it not be?. Well, all the sudden the Rockets were up 7 with 2.5 minutes to go. Trevor and Seth were driven to their feet with excitement when Korver and then Mehmet hit consecutive 3's. I saw the pure passion in their faces and thought, why not me too? I remember being at the Jazz/Spurs playoff game last year, with that same childlike intensity, heart set on a Jazz "W." This year was not the same. I was experiencing pleasure in the entrance of some "saucy-ness" into this series. I guess all I can take from this little roller coaster of "fan-demonium" is that when your #1 team (Go Rip City!), doesn't have something at stake (I'm hopeful for next year), all that matters is entertainment. Hum. I apologize my local team, I'm sure I helped contribute to that heart-less loss.

2. Who is this guy?

Never seen him in my life, but is basically the Orlando Magic's entire team. Welcome to this world Jameer Nelson, I never knew you existed and for that I apologize.



3. Speaking of people that don't exist...


Does ANYONE recognize ANY of the players pictured above? No, I'm sure you don't. But, if you're wondering...that's the entire Philadelphia 76ers team (minus Andre Miller and Ogulskdjfald...whatever his name is). They're just in the NBA playoffs, hanging with the Detroit Pistons. Makes me think I should move to some city in the Eastern Conference, pick up some no name street ballers, maybe let my husband on the team too and start a franchise. In the Eastern Conference you can be a nobody and still be a somebody. Euphoria.

4. Joe/Jose/Juan Foreigner


If you think your vision is blurring, you're right. 1 is 3, 3 is 1. It's the same person, but in 3 different jerseys.

4. When I see this player....I think of...


Yes, that's Joanna the lizard from The Rescuers Down Under. There is a striking resemblance.

You guys have got to agree that the one Stanford twin is actually Brett's twin.


This look alike is for the women - remember the husband from Father of the Bride? Yes, he looks just like Jimmer Fredette, the freshman point guard for BYU.

It started a couple months ago, I told Trevor that Amare looks like Kevin Coverstone. Now, I know there are some stark differences, but they have the same face, same look - brothers from another mother!!


And yes, here's my Kyle Korver. I heart Trevor Winn. (Trevor, you are WAY better looking than skinny legs Korver could ever be, plus, I'm positive you could beat him in a 3-pt shoot out:).

12 comments:

The Smith Family said...

Lesley Jean you are a funny one. Love the comparison to my bro. Scary, but I can see the resemblance that youre mentioning! :) Kathy????

Evan said...

hahahaha. Loved the post Les. By the way yes I could name about half of those players from Phila. Although I may be the only person in Oregon right now that could do so, I see you point completely. The problem in Detroit is they only have Rasheed, everyone else stinks. Yes I still love Rasheed, he is the man. MVP in my opnion. I agree Trevor could beat Korver in a 3 pt shoot out. I was surprised you didn't know Nelson, by the way they have your old boy JJ Redick who never sees the court. There coach I think his name is Van Gundy said about JJ, "He is one the best shooters in this league, but he is just such a liability on defense we can't play him much at all." I testify. Again great post.

Adam said...

It's posts like this that make me think you would have been great as America's Next Top Obscure Guest Author.

And for the record, I care very little for any and every team east of the Mississippi. Any conference in which half of its playoff teams are sub-500 deserves little respect. The Hawks made the playoffs this year for heaven's sakes. The Hawks!

Ross said...

That Stanford player/Brett Zobell is spot on.

The Winns said...

Okay so I don't really follow sports, if Brad's watching something I'll usually watch, but I'm clueless. But I did enjoy this post. Mostly that picture of Trevor. I laughed so hard I almost peed. :)

Mikkel & Ashley said...

That was good! and by the way we did go to the right stake conference, cause i had a paper with the info on it from church. i guess everyone in our ward skipped out... well we will be truely blessed for having attended.

MwH said...

Kyle Korver looks like Ashton Kutcher. . .agree?

Yo Yo Sammy said...

Dwight Howard is the entire Orlando Team, I recognized Samuel Dalembert, except he has a mohawk now, I can't spell well either, and Kyle Korver is pretty clutch, but would rather have RAY RAY.

Trevor said...

Kyle Korver is NOT clutch. He hit like 2 semi-clutch 3's the entire the year. OVERRATED.

He is clutch with free throws though.

Lauren said...

Very Funny Les.... I won't show Dallas your #1 though.... he may give you the silent treatment for not whole-heartedly supporting the Jazz....

Adam Wilson said...

Les,

I just started reading the family blogs. Yours is my fav. GO HORNETS

Rachel said...

I can't believe I found you guys! This is a blast from the past Rachel Witbeck (Bell). I haven't seen you all in years! Looks like things are going well. I have a family blog as well. www.witbeckfamily.blogspot.com Come check it out sometime! And I know NOTHING about sports so I'm not commenting on anything else to spare me looking like a complete moron!:)