For me, the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers are the greatest NBA team of all time as well as the most entertaining, and their NBA Finals matchups against the Boston Celtics were the most compelling in the history of the sport.
But Miami's seven-game Finals' victory against San Antonio could have held its own in any era. People I didn't know followed the NBA talked about the Heat and Spurs. And they might not follow the NBA. But they followed this series.
I salute the Heat, the Spurs and the class with which both played. The post-game, post-series hugs and handshakes Thursday night were not contrived. The teams and players respect each other enormously, and it showed.
If kids are influence by what they see, they saw one of the most unselfish superstars ever in LeBron James and they saw an absence of look-at-me! theatrics. Hope they watched. Thursday wasn't a school night.
I wrote on Twitter Thursday that the Sopranos is the best series in the history of television and that James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano is among the best characters.
The beauty of Twitter is the spontaneity. With a minute I was told that, although Sopranos is good, Breaking Bad is better. I know most of the people who who took time to respond.
My older son loves Breaking Bad and, apparently, so does everybody else.
When people I trust tell me I ought to watch a thing, I ought to watch a thing. I plan to buy the first season this weekend.