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Joe Posnanski damn near ruined the NBA Finals -- at least the championship game NBA Commissioner David Stern fantasizes about -- LeBron vs. Kobe -- when he rubs one out. The finals that Nike
assumes you want to see.
JoPo may have doomed his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and King James by writing a cover story in the cursed Sports Illustrated
. The Orlando Magic led the Cavs three games to one going into last night's win or go home game five.
Just a few days before game five -- and after getting flooded with hate mail -- JoPo defended himself
, pointing out SI
features he'd written that didn't faze David Glass' golden goose Zack Greinke
and jacked-up or St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols
. Despite saying he was taking his share of the blame, JoPo praised the Magic's three-ball shooting, pointed out the Cavs' obviously lack of a sidekick
for LeBron and basically said his hometown Cavs had gotten their asses
Last night, JoPo lucked out; James and the Cavs beat the Magic and forced a game six. They're still on the brink of elimination, but the Cavs will play another game Saturday night, and JoPo can still show his face in Cleveland ... for now.