Metta World Peace redeemed himself by helping the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Denver Nuggets 96-87 in a must win game 7 at the Staples Center on Saturday. Since his 7 game suspension made the series much closer than it should have have been in the first place it was only fitting that World Peace chipped in with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Mike Brown should send him a bouquet of flowers for saving his job. Nobody gets out coached by George Karl in the playoffs and lives to tell about it. Andrew Bynum also gets the scapegoat tag removed from his jacket. His comments prior to game 5 almost got him traded to Orlando. Now the Lakers face OKC and I for one am not 100% convinced the Thunder won't crack under the pressure. In addition, the Black Mamba knows a thing or two about playoff basketball. Here are some weekend observations.
It was back to the future this weekend as Roger Federer and Serena Williams both won titles at the Madrid Masters. This will help their confidence going into the French Open, but the draw isn't very forgiving on either side. These two former champions will have to be at their best if they want to win another Grand Slam title. Stay tuned.
Josh Hamilton is batting .402 with 18 home runs and 44 RBI and it isn't even June. The Rangers slugger is on pace to hit 86 homers and 210 RBI's for the season. An interesting start to the season wouldn't you say? More on this tomorrow.
Pete Carroll has announced that rookie Russell Wilson will compete for the Seahawks starting QB job along with Matt Flynn and Tavaris Jackson. Training camp hasn't opened and there's already cause for excitement and intrigue. You gotta love the mad scientist!
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is the 2012 NBA rookie of the year. Hopefully this softens the blow of Miami Heat forward Lebron James winning the 2012 NBA most valuable player award. If not, at least the Cavs are in the lotto with a chance to come up with another gem. It's important to take the small victories when you can.