About NBA, free throws and us

Last night after work, I was able to watch the fourth game of the NBA Western Conference Finals between Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs.

The game ended with scores of 91– 79. The San Antonio Spurs leads the series 3 to 1, and might win the Western Conference crown on their next encounter.

At the end of the third quarter, Utah Jazz came close at 63 – 62 but at crunchtime, lost their poise and their game. With Ginobli working hard and putting almost every free throws at the fourth quarter, the Utah Jazz permanently lost the handle.

The fans were very disappointed. It was not easy for them to see their team defeated in their home court coming from a win on third game. Debris were all over the court as they let loose whatever they have in their hands after the buzzer.

I do not have a detailed analysis of what happened but surely, the other team is much superior than the other at this game, and besides this post is actually about free throws. he he.

I am amazed and intrigued up to this time why free throws are harder to sink in that basket.(?)

We are often mesmerized by player who despite the many obstacles or defense put against, can get that ball in, normally in an incredible manner. But as always, not in free throw. Why?

Why when nobody is guarding, nobody is harrasing, nobody is blocking, and no resistance whatsover on the other end, still, misses the small hole of that basket?

My theory is that, although there are no outside resistance, it is the enemy from within that is hampering it. That enemy within is called HimSELF, YourSELF or MySELF.

Which leads me to this question. Who is harder for you to defeat, the outside demons or the demons inside yourself?

Tell me.

6 Responses to “About NBA, free throws and us”


  1. 1 Major Tom May 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Spurs is really the superior team since mostly they are intact and with Duncan in the middle; that’s a highly unbeatable combination. Theyve got experience and theyve got youth in Ginobili and Umberto.

    But it’s already a good step forward for the Jazz team and in time, their players—like Williams and Kirilenko–would mature well and play very veteran-like.

  2. 2 myepinoy June 1, 2007 at 11:54 am

    I agree with you Major Tom.
    What I would love to see is the match-up between James and Duncan. They are both terrific players.

  3. 3 Sidney June 2, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Make sure you have no demons!

    me: I’ll make sure of that. If not, i’ll see you somewhere… he he he.

  4. 4 SexyMom June 3, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    i have no demons in me, all angels (LOL).

  5. 5 myepinoy June 3, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    SexyMom: It really shows. That is why I believe you. At confirmed, sexy ka daw talaga.

  6. 6 myepinoy June 3, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    At super-bait pa.


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