By Joe Becker
It's a great time to be a basketball fan. First, there is the NCAA Tournament. Second, the NBA season is winding down...and getting better every week. Let's face facts, this is the best time of the season to follow the NBA. The really good teams are trying to position themselves for the Playoffs and the post season is where they step it up a notch.
A week ago I went to the Blazers-Suns game as a fan. It was great fun. The Suns won the game and Shaq looked about as good as I've seen him in a long time. Phoenix is starting to put it together. Also, I'm headed to Seattle with my son to see the Blazers game with the Sonics. I bought some 25 dollar tickets...300 level...center court. It's going to be a blast.
The NCAA tournament has been great so far. Terrific finish to the Stanford game...with a last second shot in overtime. How about Kevin Love? He was fantastic down the stretch against Marquette for UCLA. Kevin did it on both ends of the floor with 7 blocks and the two picture perfect fadeaway jumpers. Wow! I've got UCLA, Stanford, Washington St. and Kansas as the final four in my Tournament bracket. UCLA over Kansas in the final.
Let the Madness continue. By the way, I've got to get up in a few hours to watch the end of the PGA tournament on the Golf Channel.
I love sports. Have a great week.