Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Not so fast there, you crazy Dallas Morning News headline writers
The front sports page headline on the stories about the Mavericks' elimination from the playoffs says "Hitting bottom" in huge bold black letters. The accompanying 0h-how-the-mighty-have-fallen stories talk about how the team's fortunes have sunk since they were up two games to nil in the finals against the Heat two years ago. Well, folks, if you want to talk about hitting bottom, lets talk about the team that won that series. This year the Miami Heat had the second worst record in the entire NBA and they were playing in the weaker conference. Now that comes closer to hitting bottom. At least the Mavericks were among the 10 best teams in the league as far as winning percentage goes and made the playoffs. Anybody who has been reading this blog knows I have been critical of the Mavericks, especially since the Kidd-Harris trade. But hitting bottom? Not yet, anyway. Not by a long shot.