The Peterson Principle 6/11/12

Tim Peterson

Ok so we can all start the chant now…OKC! OKC! OKC!

This is the best NBA Finals we could have hoped for. If you love LeBron James than you have a chance to see him win his first NBA title. If you hate him then what better place to see him lose than in the Finals for the second straight year?

As terrific as LeBron was in Game Six against Boston and Game Seven for that matter I don’t think that changes anything. It’s not the regular season or the playoffs that people have a problem with. It’s the Finals. He came up short last year and if he doesn’t win it this year he’s still basically the guy that can’t win the big one.

Not one, not two, not three, not four? Um Lebron? How about you start with just one first. I’m still going Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined are better than James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Plus OKC has a better bench.

Hey we still have a team alive in LA. It’s just not the LA team you thought would be there in June. Yes I think the Kings will wrap it up Monday night. But yes I would have felt a lot better if they weren’t pushed back to Staples Center. Game Six is actually Game Seven for the Kings. The last thing they want to do is go back to New Jersey with a three game losing streak in a do or die situation.

Just a thought but if the Kings do win the Stanley Cup is Jonathan Quick the best King goalie ever?

All Rogie Vachon fans feel free to chime in.

I understand the television rights, and that the regular radio announcer was already in place and blah…blah…blah… but I still think it’s a tragedy that Bob Miller is not working the Stanley Cup Finals. When you really think about it it’s preposterous.

Can you imagine the Dodgers advancing to the World Series and not being able to listen to Vin Scully? Not even on the radio?

Clipper GM Neil Olshey jumping ship to Portland for a better deal brings all of the bad Donald Sterling memories rushing back. After the success of this past season, I thought the Clippers were past that.

Bringing Andrew Bynum back? The Lakers didn’t have a choice. For all the inconsistencies, mental lapses, and ridiculous comments, Bynum is still the second best center in the game. Now if they could only land the best center in the game…the guy in Orlando…then Mr. Bynum is expendable. Of course the Lakers will never get Dwight Howard in a trade anyway. David Stern will simply veto it.

Enough with the basketball and hockey dribble let’s get to the important stuff.

Saw some passing action this week. The Arroyo Knights don’t have the guy they thought they would at quarterback but Nathan Coto, (yeah COTO), is progressing nicely. Word is he throws the “heck out of the ball” but just needs to get better on his reads. But isn’t that true with all first year quarterbacks?

Did you know that Northview assistant Dominic Angelo has been coaching for 22 years?

With the Valle Vista in flux – coaching changes at Covina, Pomona, Wilson, and Baldwin Park – you have to like Northview’s chances. San Dimas is always there and will be again, but the Vikings have almost everybody back. Quarterback Victor Garcia returns as well as most of the skill players.

We like Javon Taylor…so does Angelo…

Southpaw Sal Chavez looks like the guy at Schurr and Azusa Coach Joe Scherf is facing a season with out a returning quarterback for the first time since he became the head coach.

Brandon Cox has coaches – opposing and his own – shaking their heads in awe at Pasadena.

Lastly, I’m sorry to see Miguel Melendez go. Miguel has resigned his position at the Star News to pursue other opportunities. Miguel did a great job on the “From the Sidelines” blog where he always kept us updated on area sports on a daily basis. Good luck Miguel.

That’s my principle.

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Arroyo QB Nathan Coto

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