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NBA Finals: Yawn for the ages

June 16, 2007

After dozing off on numerous occasions, I assumed the NBA Finals were sponsored by Lunesta, Sleep-Eze, Sit 'N Sleep, NyQuil and Muzak.

PAMELA SPYRS

Los Alamitos

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Well, look at the bright side, David Stern. At least the NBA Finals drew higher TV ratings than the Stanley Cup finals.

MICHAEL LIPOFSKY

Simi Valley

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Sorry, David Stern, but not even your pet project, LeBron James, could make this series worth watching. It pitted one of the worst teams ever to play in the Finals against arguably the most fundamentally sound team ever.

I hate to say that, as I am a die-hard Lakers fan, but it is what it is. San Antonio plays basketball according to its description -- don't allow the other team to score, and score as many points as is necessary to win, which I believe is one.

Unfortunately, no one (but me) wants to watch basketball in its purest form, as nowadays that is too boring. That's a shame, as it disrespects the names of Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, et al.

JEFF BRESLOW

Valinda

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The judge gave Paris Hilton a choice -- spend 25 days in jail or watch every second of the San Antonio-Cleveland NBA Finals.

She opted for the former!

MARC POPKIN

Brentwood

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I guess it's time to "sweep" LeBron's hype under the rug for now and demote his royalty status from king to viscount.

MARK J. FEATHERSTONE

Windsor Hills

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Did anyone outside Cleveland and San Antonio really care about this year's NBA Finals? LeBron James, who is a very good player, was more like the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight -- overhyped and disappointing.

Anybody wishing for the days of Showtime and the Celtics?

JEFF CALZADA

Monterey Park

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Thank you, David Stern, for deciding the NBA championship two rounds early when you sabotaged the efforts of the team many fans, including myself, thought was the best in the league -- the Suns -- when you forgot the spirit of the game over an obviously over-indulgent rule. (I don't know what that means, but it sounds nice.)

Nice job, Dave, you tainted the entire playoffs by sinking the Suns. The lowest TV ratings ever, hopefully, will send you a message loud and clear -- we the fans are not pleased.

CHRIS SAMSELL

Burbank

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Who was watching the Finals? Only fans from San Antonio and Cleveland. Even the presence of King James could not catapult the ratings. Not only was it a mismatch but interest in the NBA is waning.

JIMMY CORONA

Diamond Bar

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What did the NBA Finals and "Pirates of the Caribbean" have in common? They both offer 40 minutes of entertainment in a three-hour package.

RICK NEVLIN

Ventura

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Four titles in nine years -- with two asterisks.

MARK SCHILLING

Los Angeles

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