The 2011 NBA Finals kick off tonight in Miami as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Miami Heat in a rematch of the 2006 Finals. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade have been surrounded by multiple new talents as the Mavericks seek their first ever NBA Championship, the Heat go for a second. Heat's Chris Bosh is a Dallas native, and is well versed in the knowledge that football is king; not only in his hometown but his current city of Miami. From the Sacremento Bee:
"Everything will always be second to football, in America really, but especially in Florida and in Texas," Bosh said, after a brief pause, in his typical analytical manner. "I don't think that'll ever change."
Ain't that the truth. Football rules. As a Washington DC native, my allegiance to the Cowboys doesn't extend to the other Dallas area teams. I'm a big Wizards fan (hence my disdain for all things LeBron) and I root for the Oklahoma City Thunder as well because I was born in OKC and they also have DC product Kevin Durant (the other KD). In baseball, I rooted for Will Clark and the San Fransisco Giants growing up, along with the hometown Baltimore Orioles. Hockey? Not my cup of tea, but I've rooted for the Pittsburgh Penguins ever since I learned Mario Lemieux was supposedly not as good as Wayne Gretzky. College wise I root for anything associated with the DC area; Maryland Terps, Georgetown Hoyas, UVa, etc. etc.