NBA: Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Fourth Quarter in Real Time

As an ode to my favorite sportswriter Bill Simmons, this is my first attempt at a running diary. We pick it up in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers at the Miami Heat.

12:00. Bynum finishes the put back to put my team up 72-68. I always wonder what would have happened if the trade for J-Kidd would have went through, or if they traded him to Denver for Carmelo a few weeks ago.

Would a three-peat be possible if it wasn't for Big B in the middle? Would you believe he has been in three separate trade talks and is only 23?

If Lakers fans had one wish for this team, I think it would be to have Kobe at age 27 every year for all of eternity. Wishing Andrew Bynum could stay healthy to see what he could really do would be up at the top of that list as well.

10:55. Mike Bibby hits the three. How Miami fell into this skeletal corpse of a man, I will always wonder.

9:40. As soon as I verbally assault someone, Bibby hits another three; Miami leads 76-73.

How many players in this day and age will give up $6 million guaranteed to play for a contender? If that option was available to yours truly, in the words of Vince McMahon, "It's all about the moneeeeeyyyyyy!!"

9:00. Loose-ball dive by Chris Bosh, and he finds one of the 10,000 empty seats in the AAA. Even with the Heatles in town, they still can't even reach capacity.

8:45. Odom with the layup, and they cut straight to his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Or does she go by Kardashian-Odom?

The kinds of questions one must ponder when two strangers meet at a party, get married three weeks later, then come out with their own perfume. I'm running low on some spray, maybe Passion or whatever it's called could be my next option. Lakers up by one.

7:09. After some Heat FTs, Big Z fouls Bynum on a loose ball.

If you look at Z, you wonder how he is still able to get up and down the floor. The guy's knees almost touch whenever he moves!<...

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