â†µ â†µBig: The biggest thing in the universe is God's will, or fate, or the Big Bang. And none of them are as mighty as the forces that conspire to make only home teams win in these playoffs. Thankfully, the Jazz/Lakers series has been entertaining and provided the illusion of suspense. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µSmall: It's hard to say this about a guy who put up 18 points and 12 boards, but the Booze just wasn't a force last night, and only has been once this round. Also, it's hilarious to watch Gasol and Odom run, jump, and wiggle around him and Okur all day. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µTrue: I hope that settled the temporary disturbance in the Kobe Bryant Reclamation Project. He played hurt, played well, and did nothing that indicated his need to destroy the world and install himself as dictator. When he has a night like this, the Lakers are as fun to watch as any team's been since Phoenix went rotten. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µFalse: If David Stern really did control the outcome of every game in the league, he'd have LeBron win on the road. In these playoffs, that's how you'd make a legend. So no, the NBA isn't one big conspiracy to sell sneakers to China by making James top dog and then moving him to New York. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µWide: Rajon Rondo will be better than Tony Parker in three years. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µNarrow: Let us never forget that the Sixers and Rockets won on the road last round, against the same teams that are now unbeatable there. With far better teams trying. â†µâ†µ
â†µ â†µObama/Hillary: You can basically sit back and ignore the rest of these games, since they'll all go seven and end up belonging to whomever has home court. Just the same way that you're wasting your time following the Democratic primary, since it's over. OVER. â†µâ†µ
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