Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A tale of two cities

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers. For Clippers' fans, today is special. Till today they have lived every day like any other day. Today is different--they feel something is quite not right--and they are right. Less than twenty four hours ago, their franchise playing as Clippers tasted the first playoff series victory in basketball sending the Denver Nuggers to an early vacation . Last time it happened, the franchise played as Buffalo Braves. And it was thirty years ago.

Please maintain silence for thirty seconds to commemorate thirty years of draught. The clock has now been reset.

Phoneix Suns. Rise from ashes? Overcoming a 3-1 deficit? Good dreams and good luck. Steve Nash might want to dial the number of one fellow Canadian Wayne Grezky-The Great One as he is known in this part of the world, and ask for tips--the Great One in 1989 guided Los Angeles Kings to first round Stanley Cup playoff victory against the defending champions Edmonton Oilers (won the Cup with Gretzky in 1988) after falling behind 3-1 in the series.

Even if Phoenix somehow finds a way to win today--the series will go back to Los Angeles where the Lakers are going to wrap it up. And that would set the stage for hitherto unthinkable

Lakers vs Clippers.

Once again truth is stranger than the fiction.

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