Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Congratulations to the Boston Celtics for claiming the title NBA World Champs after defeating the Las Angeles Lakers in the finals. I wish I could say the battle was hard fought, but the Lakers just didn’t have an answer to the Celtics defense. Even the league’s MVP Kobe Bryant seemed frustrated with the ease it took to deny their shots. The Big 3 (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen) have often been credited for the victory, but I’ll argue that the contributions of the rest of the team was equally important.

The experience of Sam Cassell, the aggressiveness of Kendrick Perkins, and the hustle of Eddie House were all important in helping make the Celtics the NBA Champs for the first time since 1986. Rajon Rondo was only one steal away from tying the record for most steals in an NBA game.

The games were exciting to watch and I’m happy to see Boston walk away with the name champs.

In a battle that went down to the very end, Tiger Woods has now won his third US Open. He has been away from competing for two months because of a recent knee surgery. In this years open he was questioning whether he had what it took to win this one. But once again he proved that he did.

The match went 18 rounds at the Torrey Pines golf resort and there was no winner. Tiger was tied with Rocco Mediate. As the rounds continued the rules changed. The first golfer to best the other would be declared winner. Tiger managed to pull out ahead by one stroke and claim the win and the title.

He has been publicly fighting this disease for several years now, but I just heard that the disease has reached such an advanced stated that he can no longer speak. I’m really saddened to hear this. Ali has been a tremendous advocate for this disease since his diagnosis. He is always willing to lend his voice to speak against the cause or lend his celebrity to help with fundraising. I’m wishing him a miraculous recovery.

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