Sunday, June 14, 2009


Here's a good example of a bittersweet ending.

(No, I don't mean the Magic playing above their ability the whole playoffs, only to lose so badly.)

There was old Bill Russell standing so tall to give the "Bill Russell MVP award". And I remember when it was announced they'd be naming it after him. It was a surprise to him, but he said that he'd been told that his wife (who had just died a month or so before) knew about it. That's bittersweet, first that he had to get this great honor without her, but also he knew now that she'd had that moment of joy before her death (and kept the secret from him, which is pretty impressive).

Next year, for sure, the Pacers. Stop laughing.

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