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How 'bout 'DEM Golden State Warriors?
4-0 against New Orleans? A sweep.
That does not say much.
GSW 1-0 in the series against Memphis.
Game 2 on Tuesday @ 7:30 PST.
That does not say much.
So we wait and watch. (and they will RUN.)
And so we watch and learn.
Update 1: Down 1-2 against Memphis. Not over 'til the fat lady sings. And we don't prefer fat ladies here.
Update #2: 2-2. They ran? They also played defensively...metaphor here.
So we wait. And watch.
3-2. Now. Currently.
I think this series goes 7.
Update "3" : I was wrong. Series 4-2.
GSW now goes on to play in the Western Conference Finals.
This does not say much...
So...does gary j win?
I think they go to the Finals...but that is just little ME.
So we wait. And watch.
And the warriors will destroy whoever is Next.
This does not say much.
but then there is that blankenship/horn guy...so he watches and waits.
So be it.
This is soon to be Truth?
So be it. We watch and we await?
This does not say much, even his phone number, but we await.
Western Conference Finals UPDATE (4?):
1-0. Will be done with Houston and then onto Atlanta, GA. Maybe?
This will all come to pass.
But i could be wrong.
ATL down 1 game. 0-1.
Cavs up. Not "good" enough?
So we wait. And...watch.
GSW up 2-0. It goes to Houston.
How about 'DEM Golden State Warriors? Do they come out and play?
"Warriors....come out and playee-ay". Of course.
So we wait and watch.
0-2..i mean Atlanta...ATL.
LBJ is nothing against those Golden State Warriors. Just sayin'. But Cleveland Cavs are 2-0 going home?
UPDATE: I meant 3-0...shhh..i just updated the "scenario".
I could be wrong. I dunno.
GSW won. 3-0? I dunno.
This does not say much.
(so we wait and watch? no other choice but to do so.)
Da King ("LBJ" versus those pesky, those.. DEM warriors.
so whatcha think?
so we wait and watch?
I don't know any other way?
I dunno. I thunk Splash? Brothers? Or just what is supposed to be about heart. Humility?
I may have thought WRONG?
LBJ or Cali?
Place yer bets? ;)
What i do know is this Gary J and Blankenship guy from the South is very disingenuous.
But they are who they are.
I am from Cali.
Update: G-S-Warriors still up 3-1. Harden is cool.
Update: OK...uhh...LBJ swept them off their feet and also swept da ATL "hawks".
But then there are those valiant GS Warriors. They are like da bad news bears.
We will see. And watch.
Update: DEM Golden State Warriors clinched the Western Conference Finals. 4-1. Today.
LBJ and da Cavs vs. dem GSWarriors in the NBA Finals beginning June 4, 2015.
Thursday. It all begins.
And there are no ATL and SOUTH Carolina Federate-ish teams. But this is the new Millenium?
Only hard-working teams without the fake gibberish talk.
Let the Finals begin.
Gary J was right. M. Nic was totally right.
Golden State Huskies! ;)
Dem GSWarriors won the 2014-2015 NBA Finals. These are the Champions.
There will be more, of course. We have more "Finals".
ps. Imagine what it was like at 3:47am in the East Bay after a Series tying Game 4 in Memphis over Tony Allen (thug) at Oakland Int'l. Golden State never tires, even in the wee hours win or not.
But we always try to exhaustion.
But then there is Indiana, where Notre Dame is located.
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