The Heat Is Off

The Dallas Mavericks will play the first NBA Finals game of their franchise’s history tonight against the Miami Heat.  I have been a long time fan of the Mavericks and grew going to their games back in the days of “Ro” Blackman, Derek Harper, Brad Davis, Sam Perkins, and Mark Aguirre.  The game of basketball and this team have changed dramatically since then–mostly for the better.

I don’t know if there are any Heat fans among this blog’s insignificant (in quantity, certainly not quality) readership, but if so I would like to hear from you so I can publicly mock you.  If the Jazz had made the playoffs this year (I know that is REALLY a stretch), I could not have passed up the opportunity to do some verbal sparring with The Mailman.  Maybe next year.  Yeah right.

Be sure to check your local listings and cheer on Dirk and the gang tonight.


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My name is Justin Culbertson. I am extremely happily married and the father of 4. We reside in Fayetteville, GA, where I help shepherd Berachah Bible Church. I am best described as John Newton described himself: ""I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I wish to be. I am not even what I hope to be. But, by the Cross of Christ, I am not what I was."
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10 Responses to The Heat Is Off

  1. Mike says:

    I have clicked on your links and am greatly offended. I am tempted to boycott your blog but won’t because you keep giving me publicity. By the way, Kirilenko and company will be in the playoffs next year and then we will see which european player truly rules the NBA.

  2. Sean Higgins says:

    I am giving a loud and proud shout-out for the HEAT, right here, right now. Go Shaq!

    PS – Dirk looks like a girl.

  3. wordpictures says:

    Higgins, Higgins. I think you have had one too many Caramel Macchiatos. Your judgment has been seriously impaired. Come on man, the Heat?

    And Mike, I am pleased to hear of the offense this entry has caused you. It gives me hope that when Dallas and Utah face off next time, the Maverick’s victory will be all the more painful for you.

    To both of you: Picture me giving you the same face as Dirk in the above photo. I will accept your apologies and congratulations after game 4.

  4. Steve Pizzini says:

    Since Darrell Armstrong (backup guard for the Mavs) is a Redskins fan (after the 35-7 Redskins victory over the Cowboys last year he grabbed the mic before a Mavericks home game and shouted ‘how ’bout them Redskins?’ to the crowd) I will root for the Mavericks. They looked pretty good last night.

  5. wordpictures says:

    Glad that you’re on the good side, Steve. I can handle jeers at the Cowboys if you’re cheering for the Mavericks.

  6. Sean Higgins says:

    While you may be able to give the same face as Dirky-girly, I do know that unless something has changed dramatically, you are certainly not capable of the hair.

    Did I just sink to ad hominem?

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  8. Steve Pizzini says:

    It has come to my attention that Alonzo Mourning (backup center for the Miami Heat and a Virginia native) is also a Redskins fan. I’m torn now.

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