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Sports – Warriors, Rick Fowler, Mayweather

The Golden State Warriors
The wonderfulness of the Warriors is hard to describe. I have seen some truly great basketball over my life time. The Celtics of the Bill Russell era, the Lakers with Magic and Worthy and Kareem, the Celtics with Bird, the 76’ers with the Doctor, the Spurs of the last 15 years and the Bulls with MJ. Now, I love watching the Warriors.  Watching them is like listening jazz. It is effortless. The ball moves – Curry to Green to Durant to Iguodala- bam.  They can score inside and outside. BUT and this is a huge BUT they also play defense.

The biggest difference between the Warriors of this year and last year is Curry didn’t have to carry the team.  Curry didn’t shoot that well in the 4th and 5th games. It didn’t really matter. Why? He still played defense and dished the rock very well. KD carried the team when Curry wasn’t hitting 3’s. KD showed up and played extremely well every game. (MVP!)

Let’s me take a second to address those folks who are dissing KD for leaving OKC to go to the Golden State. Y’all are haters. Let’s think about this. KD could continue to play in OKC with Russell Westbrook who believes that the most important player on the court or in the world is Russell Westbrook. Or he could leave and be a part of a team that shares the ball and understands what it takes to win a championship??? There is NO decision. He was NEVER going to win a championship with Russell Westbrook. Never.

Cleveland never had the fire power to keep up with Golden State. Everyone had to play perfectly in order for Cleveland to win. See Game 4.

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors!!!!

The US Open

The first round of the US Open has been completed and Rickie Fowler is leading with a 7 under 65. If Rickie can avoid the big number I think he has a good chance to win. Dustin Johnson who is #1 in the world shot a 3 over par 75. Jon Rahm shot 76. He has been playing great all year. Rory who was talked about as been the next dominant player. Everyone thought that he would contend every week. Rory McIlroy has been struggling since late last year. He is 6 over par after a single round.

Mayweather vs McGregor

Really? I’m sorry I really don’t care.

 

Da’ Scam

Every minute of every day there is always someone trying to make a buck. Most of our are trying to make money the honest way. Then there are some that try to scam your hard earned money from you.

The Scam was somewhat clever. I’m trying to sell a car on one of those car selling sites. There are several sites. They are all about the same. After about 48 hours of posting my car, I get a hit. Some contacts me and wants to know the sale price. Through text messages, they agree to pay full price but they want to transfer the money through PayPal. Okay. That’s fine. Then are going to ship the car themselves. The shipping will cost $820. Okay. So they are going to pay me the cost of the car plus the cost of shipping. So far everything is sounding good.

Now, the rub – The guy who is going to pick up the car only takes MoneyGram. I needed to send this guy $820. Of course they are giving me the $820 so that shouldn’t be a problem. In order for the guy to leave immediately to get the car, I need to go to MoneyGram and send the money now. Oh, and they were going to sent the money to my PayPal account now. Cool.

There was no activity on my PayPal account. I did receive 3 emails that almost seemed that they were from PayPal. The third email was the kicker. It was written by someone who didn’t speak English as their first language. Syntax was wrong. There were words that were misspelled. The urgency of the process was also unusual. So I called PayPal. The transaction number that I was given was wrong. Of Course. I gave PayPal the emails and hopefully they will find those folks because someone had to pick up the money. There is a real person out there. Hope they find him/her.

Saturday Update

  •  So, who believes that the Warriors were blown out by the Cavs? I’m just asking because I still don’t believe it. The Cavs can’t score that much in practice. That was crazy. (The thing that makes the Warriors different from the Suns of 5 or 6 years ago, who have been a scoring machine for over a decade, is defense. Suddenly the whole team forgot how to play defense. Really??)
  • Did you notice that Anti-Sharia Law rallies happened yesterday? So, we are rallying to prevent something that no one is asking for right? Okay…
  • We know that Trump has become successful by buffalo’ing his way into and over problems. Firing Comey is a disaster of his own making.  Why did Trump want to meet with Comey so many times? Why did they need to meet in private? I’m thinking that there are tapes. Trump wants to write a book to document his greatness. So there are tapes but he will not release them until he is compelled to. Without tapes it is Trump’s word against Comey’s.
  • GOP is still pushing to take away healthcare from Americans. (There is no talk of replacement.)