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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

On second thought

Think there are a few folks who have some regrets after the completion of the NBA Finals with Miami winning 4-2.

How 'bout the Dallas columnist who suggested that Miami was the fourth-best team the Mavericks faced in the playoffs after Game 2?

Or how 'bout the city officials in Dallas who began plotting parade routes after the Mavericks went up 2-0?

Or the Mavericks themselves, that coasted in Game 3 after getting a double-digit fourth-quarter lead only to lose that game and the following three?

There is a lesson here. These championship series are best-of-seven. Just because a team is up 2-0 or even 3-0 (remember the 2004 Red Sox), doesn't mean the series is over. In this rush-to-judgment society we live in we would all do well to pause before offering up our immediate thoughts.


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