For those of you who have never been in this situation, I'll try to explain it a bit.
When your home team is in the Finals and could possibly become THE CHAMPIONS it's like your whole world is turned upside-down and inside-out.
Every win is like the sweetest feeling ever, anticipation of the next game fills your stomach with vomiting butterflies, and each loss makes you withdraw from the world.
Band practices and shows have to be scheduled around the games as you get deeper into the playoffs
Being ONE WIN away from our fifth trophy is crazy!!
Been here before, but that was in 2007/5/3/1999, and with a deeper understanding of the game aquired over the years and the long gap since our last Championship, this is by far the most difficult Finals to get through.
The SPURS have two chances to win a single game, while the HEAT must win both.
Both games will be in Miami, but we've always been a good road team.
I like our chances, especially with Manu Ginobili finally getting his groove on and Danny Green setting records from 3-point range.
Tony Parker looks very good despite his grade-1 hamstring strain.
Our coaching is clearly superior.
LeBron James is also clearly scrambling to try and find a way to keep from being embarrassed by our defense yet again.
I hope we're the Champs on Tuesday night just to take the pressure off my heart, but a win on Thursday works almost as well. There are hundreds of NBA guys already on vacation right now and we're so close to the ultimate goal of any team's season that I can smell it, taste it, feel it, and am enjoying being able to live it.