My previous post went on about how soccer has gotten dull from, paradoxically, a surfeit of competitiveness. How wrong I was. If the past ten days have shown anything, it’s that international football is in rude health.
As any sports fan knows, the FIFA World Cup is under way. It’s the premier soccer tournament, one that every soccer fan looks forward to even if your own team doesn’t make it. And it encapsulates everything I love and hate about the sport today.
The NBA finals finished last night with the Golden State Warriors finishing the sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the whole, the Warriors completely deserve the series win: they had the better team, the better coaching and the better play. The Cavs are a limited team lifted to excellence by Lebron James and it showed. If Lebron wasn’t amazing, they were easily dominated. If he was amazing, it was close.
I love basketball. I’ve played many sports, but none make me feel as good when I’m shooting hoops. So today I got to do a shootaround for the first time in nearly five years. Why so long, if I like it so much?